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Opinion: ‘Anne with an E’ didn’t deserve to be canceled

Five months after the cancellation of 'Anne with an E,' fans like Emeri are still showing their appreciation for the show through fan art and Instagram posts.

Kaylene Lin, Scot Scoop Editor

April 4, 2020

At the beginning of 2020, Netflix released the third and final season of "Anne with an E." Although I was several months late, when I finally sat down to watch it, I was nothing short of blown away. After bingeing the entirety of "Anne with an E" in two weeks, it has become my all-time favorite show....

Dear Class of 2020

The Class of 2020 poses and smiles for their senior sunrise photo.

Anna Feng, Managing Editor

April 3, 2020

Dear Class of 2020, Hi. You might know me from a class we've taken over the years, a club we attended together, or you may not know me at all. Regardless of whether or not we experienced high school together, I know one thing: because of a virus that is out of our control, the final few months of...

Opinion: Climate change needs more recognition in school

The chalkboard symbolizes the ignorance of climate change in education.

Camille Kay, Staff Writer

March 27, 2020

Climate change is referred to as the fluctuating temperatures on the Earth’s surface and otherwise known as global warming, which doesn’t sound super harmful, but can have catastrophic effects.  The science classes that I have participated in have not formally addressed the topic of climate chan...

Opinion: The DARE program has failed Gen Z

This anti-smoking ad equates smoking to suicide. Extreme tactics and false comparisons like this, used by DARE and smaller anti-drug organizations have isolated youth, often sending them down a path of nicotine and drug use.

Khalid Kishawi

March 27, 2020

I vividly remember sitting in the Tierra Linda Middle School gymnasium, crammed between 500 students. I was in eighth grade, and I knew exactly who the presenters were and what they would say over the next hour, almost word for word. My 13-year-old mind was bored as I watched a middle-aged white m...

Opinion: The pandemic creates a new generation of germaphobes

Signs inform Sutter Health Clinic visitors about symptoms of COVID-19.

Anna Wilkinson, Staff Writer

March 26, 2020

"Stay inside and wash your hands." I am sure you have heard this from various figures of authority throughout the past month. While washing your hands is very important, buying all the hand sanitizer in the store because you are terrified of germs is absurd. When you return home from the stor...

Opinion: Grades must stay

A credit/no-credit system does not do the students who have worked hard all semester any justice.

Samantha Chu, Managing Editor

March 26, 2020

I've always been good about doing my schoolwork and staying on top of my academics. For four years, I have maintained A's in all of my classes, and I was hoping that I would be able to finish my last semester as a high schooler with another all-A report card. However, the recent actions of the Palo A...

Opinion: School closure is a short-sighted decision

Coronavirus leaves its impact on schools as Gov. Gavin Newsom suggests school closure for the duration of the school year.

Allison Raisner, Staff Writer

March 25, 2020

Throughout all the communication received, one thing is clear from the school district: they have the best interest of the students and families in mind. But with the best interest for students and families in mind, the most suitable actions to take would be to reopen schools before the end of the semes...

Minorities are more at risk from COVID-19

Sutter Health RN, Kit Ho, expresses frustration at the current response to the COVID-19 pandemic. “Americans do not understand the severity of this pandemic and a lot of them still feel like they are invincible.  People lash out on certain ethnicity groups and blame them for this global crisis.  This virus could've started anywhere in the world and still end up to today's result.  We need to work together instead of blaming each other.  With all the technologies we have today, we could do better in preventing worsening of this global crisis.” Ho said.

Katerina Gaines, Staff Writer

March 24, 2020

In a short period, COVID-19 has shifted from an epidemic to a pandemic. With the spread of this virus, many are experiencing federal and local government restrictions on activities due to health precautions and in the hopes of slowing down the spread of the virus. The past few weeks have made way for a shopp...

Opinion: Without music, life would ‘B-flat’

There are numerous genres of music that interest people from all around the world. Listening to classical music improves sleep quality, increases productivity, and expands creativity.

Sophia Deynega, Staff Writer

March 23, 2020

As Beethoven, a famous composer, once said, "Music can change the world." I started playing the piano when I was 6 years old. Looking back, I now realize how invested my piano teacher was in her passion for music. She was already in her 90’s and suffered through Alzheimer's, a disease that refle...

Opinion: Online learning is not advantageous in the long run

Many students work on their laptops to complete their online schooling.

Brayden Young, Staff Writer

March 23, 2020

I always heard that online school was so much better than having to go to school, outside of the comfort of your own home.  According to a study conducted by the U.S. Department of Education, there are 1.7 million homeschooled students and counting, who are either studying online or with the hel...

Editorial: Don’t hate on distance learning

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 Staff, Editors

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 around 10 a.m., smiling since they didn't have to get up early to go to school. They spend the next hour or so scrolli...

Opinion: Social distancing is not that bad

This improvised workspace is in a quiet space, so I take my video calls from there too.

Elise Hsu, Staff Writer

March 22, 2020

A couple of months ago, I predicted that 2020 would be a good year. Of course, this was before the coronavirus (COVID-19) scared the world into canceling important traditions and closing school campuses. When San Mateo County issued a “shelter in place” order, I became a pessimist, worried that social distancing would me...

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