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Bay Area bubble bursts in wake of Trump victory

Bay Area bubble bursts in wake of Trump victory

Avery Adams, Staff Writer

November 12, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Donald Trump supporters are ignorant, but not as much as Hillary Clinton supporters. As the presidential election drew nearer, the majority of Carlmont's population and the Bay Area as a whole scoffed at Trump's ability to dig himself deeper and deeper into a hole. According to shapethefuture.org, 76 percent ...

America needs to move forward together

America needs to move forward together

Editorial Staff

November 11, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Top News

This is one of the most controversial elections in American history, and instead of bringing us together, it’s driving us apart. Rather than openly hating on each other, we need to unite and remember what makes us human — the ability to listen, understand, and respect others, even if their opinion...

Rape survivor changes California sexual assault laws

Rape survivor changes California sexual assault laws

Leea Ivanel, Staff Writer

November 8, 2016


Filed under Opinion

"Victims are not victims, not some fragile, sorrowful aftermath. Victims are survivors, and survivors are going to be doing a hell of a lot more than surviving." These are the inspiring words of the woman who has only been known as "Emily Doe," but whose story caused the change of rape laws in California. On...

Fear of school can be an advantage

Fear of school can be an advantage

Leea Ivanel, Staff Writer

October 25, 2016


Filed under Opinion

"What are you afraid of?" Most people would answer with "death" or "a zombie apocalypse." However, for an increasing number of high school students, the answer might turn out to be "school." This comes as little surprise. After all, we live in a competitive society in which schools push us to ...

Current generation driven out by housing prices

Current generation driven out by housing prices

Leea Ivanel, Staff Writer

October 18, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Whether you are a freshman or a senior, chances are you have already asked yourself the questions, “What will I do after high school? What will I do after college?” If we were to follow the "American Dream," the answer would be getting a job, buying a house, and eventually raising a family. ...

Why we should all be ‘tree huggers’

Why we should all be ‘tree huggers’

Leea Ivanel, Staff Writer

September 30, 2016


Filed under Opinion

The term "tree hugger" tends to hold a negative connotation today. Tree huggers are usually seen as bohemian-obsessed hippies who yell if someone uses more than one piece of paper and faint if you don't recycle a tissue box. However, the truth is that no matter what the stereotype is, we should...

Survival of the fittest: The presidential election is not a business

Survival of the fittest: The presidential election is not a business

Justin Som, Staff Writer

September 29, 2016


Filed under Opinion

In the job market of the 21st century, many Americans agree that competition makes the work environment a cold-hearted dog-eat-dog world. To ensure their own survival in the workforce, workers will do whatever they can to be better than their neighbor. Whether it be sabotage or incrimination, no...

Pushing Trump out of the spotlight

Pushing Trump out of the spotlight

Editorial Staff

September 22, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Top News

We thought Americans would come through. We thought Americans would be smarter than this. In order to continue being a distinguished news site that offers its audience important local and national news, we must cover the 2016 presidential election to its full extent. This means ending our “Tru...

‘Ready Player One’ is a look into the future

‘Ready Player One’ is a look into the future

Talia Fine, Staff Writer

September 12, 2016


Filed under A&E, Opinion, Top News

In the sea of dystopian novels starring moody teenagers, “Ready Player One” by Ernest Cline bobs uniquely above the surface. Cline illustrates the near future through the eyes of average teenager Wade Watts, portraying a destitute world where citizens’ only salvation is an alternate reality accesse...

North Dakota Natives protest for their land

North Dakota Natives protest for their land

Leea Ivanel, Staff Writer

August 31, 2016


Filed under Opinion

They have had almost everything taken from them, and yet people are asking for more. On Sept. 9, North Dakota will rule in favor for or against building an oil pipeline through the sacred lands of Native Americas. Energy Transfer Partners is an engineering company which runs a program called the...

‘Stranger Things’ brings an ’80s blast

‘Stranger Things’ brings an ’80s blast

Holly Chen, Staff Writer

August 26, 2016


Filed under A&E, Opinion

The '80s was the time for sci-fi lovers everywhere. It was when "E.T." was released and "Star Wars" was at peak popularity. Fans were lining up in front of theaters everywhere. Many '80s lovers state that they wish to go back to the good old days. Well, now they can in the new TV show "Stranger...

Say ‘Aloha’ to flavor

Say ‘Aloha’ to flavor

Jackson Monge, Staff Writer

August 25, 2016


Filed under A&E, Opinion

Out of all the cuisine in America, from Californian to Creole, Pacific Islander cuisine seems oddly void from our memory. Pacific Islander food, from my perspective, blends the sweetness of St. Louis-style barbecue with the added spiciness of dishes like Mexican adobo. Off the Grid, a collection...

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