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Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Nevada are excellent for recreation but also essential for California's water supply. Unfortunately, climate change is causing severe effects on the mountains.

Opinion: Climate change approaches faster than we think

Kai Yoshida, Staff Writer May 3, 2020

To most of us, climate change seems like something distant, something intangible, affecting parts of the world that don't quite matter in our daily lives. As the polar bears lose the ice they call...

These are the first seven princesses that starred in Disney movies.

Opinion: Disney promotes unrealistic body standards

Amber Chia, Staff Writer April 26, 2020

Disney princesses.  These iconic characters have immensely impacted almost every girl’s childhood. Every girl has probably crawled into bed, wearing a princess costume, as they drifted into a dream...

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

Editorial Staff, Editors 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 are told to work hard,...

In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, teens are being kicked out of their houses. Parents need to examine the risks of their child being homeless before making the brash decision to send them out onto the streets.

Opinion: Dear parents, stop kicking your kids out

Khalid Kishawi, Staff Writer April 23, 2020

Last month, Gavin Newsom issued a statewide lockdown to take action against the spread of COVID-19. Many students viewed this as a fun opportunity to stay at home from school, go out and party with friends,...

We need to treat COVID-19 like a war to revive our economy.

Opinion: We need to treat COVID-19 like a war to come back strong

Ethan Torban, Staff Writer April 21, 2020

After World War II, America was the most prosperous it had ever been. The reason for this was because of the sheer amount of collaboration between every citizen that occurred. Although we cannot currently...

Evolution has become a standardized concept in California's science curriculum.

Opinion: Evolution shouldn’t be taught as a fact

Erin Kee, Staff Writer April 21, 2020

Despite evolution's widespread acceptance by the general public, evolution is not a fact; it has never been one, and shouldn't be taught as one. As students, we're required to take biology, in which...

EQ and IQ have opposite characteristics, but both Q-ratings can be observed among different people.

Opinion: There should be no Q about favoring EQ

Sophia Deynega, Staff Writer April 21, 2020

A world filled with robots. That’s what competitiveness, the internet, and lack of empathy for others are causing us to become.  Many of us stay up all night studying because we are overly-determined...

Golden retriever chow mix Parker hopes to earn a treat from his owner.

Opinion: A furry little friend is a necessity right now

Savannah Velschow, Staff Writer April 18, 2020

Four months ago, if somebody told me that I would be stuck in quarantine right now, I probably would have laughed and walked away. Our world has changed very rapidly over the past few months, and due...

Due to the pandemic, many games like this basketball game have been suspended.

Opinion: Sports should be suspended for the remainder of 2020

Brayden Young, Staff Writer April 16, 2020

The coronavirus (COVID-19) has shut down nearly all aspects of society, and it has the sports world wondering: "Will there be sports in 2020?" So far, it seems that the answer to that question is no, there...

The rising number of signatures show the anger students feel about the boards decision.

Opinion: Students should be thankful for their futures

Anna Wilkinson, Staff Writer April 16, 2020

145,417. That's how many people who no longer have a future due to COVID-19. Students at Carlmont High School are requesting the Sequoia Union High School District (SUHSD) board of trustees to change...

A tiger is in a cage that does not meet the environmental standards it needs in order to thrive.

Opinion: Captive breeding of endangered animals needs to stop

Camille Kay, Staff Writer April 15, 2020

After watching the exhausting and emotional rollercoaster (or should I say roaring-coaster) of Tiger King, I never realized some of the controversial topics on endangered species. The documentary was initially...

Often times, Asian American students' academic achievements are minimized due to the racial stereotype that

Opinion: Race does not define intelligence

Raina Lahiri, Staff Writer April 15, 2020

Growing up, I always felt the expectation to excel in academics. Straight A’s weren’t seen as an accomplishment; rather, anything less was viewed as a failure. My parents instilled a hard work ethic...

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