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Students often struggle to balance different aspects of life and school during distance learning.

Editorial: Students shouldn’t be held to the same standards amidst a pandemic

October 25, 2020

COVID-19 has changed the lives of many. It’s devastated the economy, cost thousands of lives and led to an overall sense of unrest in the world.  Perhaps one of the most drastic changes caus...

Students often measure their academic ability through standardized and subject-specific test scores; however, this pattern of thought is detrimental for students.

Editorial: Being bad at school doesn’t mean you aren’t smart

October 22, 2020

When our daily lives revolve around education, one of the most prized traits is "smartness." Getting high grades, doing well on tests, and grasping the material quickly is paramount ...

Hyper-partisanship is on the rise, further separating the citizens of the U.S, most of which are Democratic or Republican.

Editorial: The presidential debate heightened extreme partisanship

October 15, 2020

Chaotic. Child-like. Pain-inducing. Those are just a few of the myriad words one could use to describe the first presidential debate of 2020 on Sept. 29. Behind the bickerin...

When an artist creates art, they use their personal views to influence it; this makes it so no one can separate them from their art.

Editorial: Artists cannot be separated from their work

October 5, 2020

It can be frustrating to learn that an influential person in society has become a bad example for others to follow. However, as people are discovering that some of their role models ...

A teenager scrolls through his Instagram feed.

Editorial: We need to be more aware of the damaging nature of social media

September 30, 2020

 In a society where social media is so prevalent, it's surprising that many are unaware of the mentally devastating impacts it can have on teens. If we wish to fix this, we need...

Queer coding villains is often used to create fear by playing off unconscious bias.

Editorial: Diversity isn’t what queer people should want

September 20, 2020

Villains can be some of the most memorable characters in the media that we consume. Done right, they can evoke a blend of fear, anger, and awe from an audience member. But too of...

For many, a simple mistake can haunt them for the rest of their life.

Editorial: Growth needs to be normalized

September 13, 2020

We will always be growing and changing as we continue our journeys through life. In the same way, we’ll still be learning new things. Everyone is ever-changing for better or for...

Envisioning a better future is important during this difficult time.

Editorial: Utopian fiction is needed during this dystopian time

September 8, 2020

While growing up, dystopian fiction was a large part of our childhoods, whether it was novels like "The Hunger Games," "Divergent," or "The Giver,"  or T.V. series like "The Twilig...

Police brutality is a nationwide dilemma, of which the Bay Area is not exempt.

Editorial: It is our responsibility to combat injustice

August 30, 2020

When Jacob Blake was shot by police officers last week, his name resonated throughout Kenosha, WI.  Blake was unarmed and trying to break-up a fight, yet he was shot seven times. And despite all odds, he survived. A study from the Washington Post revealed that at least ...

Many students are feeling an increase in stress with the obstacles presented by COVID-19.

Editorial: Students need to stop stressing about college in the midst of COVID-19

April 26, 2020

The modern school system that we take part in has put a significant emphasis on working towards one specific goal throughout our high school career: college.  As students, we a...

Although they are not working on the front lines of the pandemic, journalists have an equally important role in stopping the spread of COVID-19.

Editorial: Ethical journalism is part of the cure for COVID-19

April 13, 2020

In times of crisis, it is more important than ever that people are well-informed in order to take the appropriate precautions and stay calm. However, the media can either be a help or ...

From March 16 to March 27, students will be engaging in distance learning. On April 3, families will be notified as to whether school will continue through distance learning or not.

Editorial: Don’t hate on distance learning

March 22, 2020

 It's March 16, the Monday after Carlmont's administration announced that its campus would be closed and that school will continue through distance learning. Students wake up at a...

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