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Insurance discounts for students

January 25, 2013


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Picking the cheapest insurance rate is a complex and complicated task. For many teenagers, the average insurance rate of $2,000-$3,000 is much more money than they can afford. While many high school students might find these hefty prices unfair, they should consider the scary statistics surrounding...

Helpful driving hints

Scott Schulze, Staff Writer

January 25, 2013


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-Keep a safe cushion of space This means being aware of the space in front, back, as well as the sides of your vehicle. Keeping a large cushion will mean you will have more time to react and be less likely to get in a crash. -Be aware of the weather conditions You should drive cautiously in less...

Morning smog: traffic around Carlmont

Morning smog: traffic around Carlmont

January 25, 2013


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Mornings at Carlmont are a nightmare. There are no two ways about it. The traffic is terrible. Space is limited in Carlmont parking lots. Only the first 100 seniors get to park in the senior lot, and things only get more difficult for juniors. Invariably, the senior lot fills, and students are forced...

Christianity: The world’s largest religion

January 25, 2013


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The largest religion in the world, Christian adherents number 2.3 billion, making up almost a third of the world population, according to the CIA World Factbook. The United States has the world’s largest Christian population by country with 246,000 Christians. Christianity is considered an Abrahamic...

Agnosticism: Religion is indefinite

January 25, 2013


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Do you believe in a higher power? If you answered “yes” to this question, you are a theist. If you answered “no,” you are an atheist. If your answer was “I do not know,” then you are Agnostic. Agnosticism is a view that holds the existence, or nonexistence, of any god to be unknown and...

Islam: The fastest spreading religion

January 25, 2013


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Islam is the second largest religion in the world in terms of numbers, with 1.6 billion adherents worldwide, according the CIA World Factbook. Indonesia has the world’s largest Muslim population, making up 12.7 percent of the world’s Muslim population, closely followed by India and Pakistan, according...

Judaism: The world’s oldest religion and the basis of many others

Grace Yi, Staff Writer

January 25, 2013


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There are a significant number of Jewish believers at Carlmont. One believer of Judaism, a sophomore, Leah Roe, said Judaism “is the basic religion... because it started first, all [religions] sprang off of Judaism... Like, Jesus is Jewish so in reality we are all Jewish.” Roe also does not...

Buddhism: The religion that encourages positive energy and peace

Grace Yi, Staff Writer

January 25, 2013


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Buddhism is considered the most widespread religion practiced in Asia. Several Carlmont students follow the religious practices of the Buddha. Some of the main ideas of Buddhism is to be at peace with everyone and everything and to always have a positive aura and not have any negative energy within...

Religious tolerance goes multiple ways

Shira Stein, Staff Writer

January 25, 2013


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“Did you see that Jew nose?” “Did you hear that she goes to church every Sunday?” “Mormons have more than one spouse and that’s weird.” “Don’t all Buddhists have shaved heads and wear robes?” “Don’t you know that Atheists worship Satan?” “Did you know that all Muslims are...

America’s lesser-known faiths

January 25, 2013


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Carlmont is a very diverse school full of different religions; including smaller religions like: Hinduism, Sikhism, and Baha’i. Hinduism is the third largest religion in the world with 979 million followers according to the CIA World Factbook. It is a polytheistic religion where a family may worship...

Statistically a majority, emotionally a minority

January 25, 2013


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I’m Christian. According to statistics, I’m a majority. But what isn’t “majority” is that I’m a practicing Christian. I read the Bible every night, I go to church every week, I talk to God every day. This still may not seem out of the ordinary to most people. Most people, upon reading...

Atheism: The non-religion religion

January 25, 2013


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The population of non-believers has been growing despite misunderstanding of what they believe in. Atheism has grown to 147 million people according to the CIA World Factbook and has increased over the past decade according to a study done by the Pew Research Center. “With more scientific discoveries,...

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