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Belmont homeowner Anna Ramsey was extremely surprised at this nighttime visitor to her backyard.
Mountain lion sightings increase in local neighborhoods
Noah Braunstein, Staff Writer — March 25, 2021

The last thing Anna Ramsey expected to see on her home video camera were the two eyes of a wild cat staring back at her. "When I saw my security camera footage at 11:15 p.m. I found that it was definitely not a deer. I was quite anxious because I've never seen a mountain lion outside the zoo where...

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Kylie Jenner, a successful businesswoman is now facing controversy after asking fans to donate to a GoFundMe page.
Kylie Jenner receives backlash after asking fans to donate
Ayla Azizalili, Staff Writer — March 23, 2021

Kylie Jenner is receiving backlash on social media following her question for people to donate to a friend's GoFundMe page to support his medical bills. Samuel Rauda, a makeup artist, was in an accident that left him needing major surgery. To afford the medical bill, Rauda's family set up a GoFundMe...

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A student is overwhelmed with schoolwork as their desk  fills with failed assignments.
Distance learning causes a ripple of low grades
Samantha Kosman, Staff Writer — March 23, 2021

Since the beginning of this pandemic, school, as we know it, has turned into distance learning for students across the world.  Distance learning has been a learning process for everyone as we learn to navigate through these new challenges. Many students are finding themselves falling behind in their...

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National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) scientists are constantly making discoveries and pitching ideas for new projects.
Outer space explorations spark new opportunities
Maya Kornyeyeva, Staff Writer — March 22, 2021

Space, at its core, is a constantly changing and expanding vacuum. It is filled with an enormous array of celestial bodies and, as of 1957, human-made ships and satellites.  The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), an independent federal agency focused on space research and exploration,...

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Gavin Newsom, California governor since 2019, is facing the sixth recall effort against him.
California gubernatorial recall effort gains traction
Calista Shohet, Staff Writer — March 22, 2021

California Gov. Gavin Newsom is at risk of losing his job as 1.2 million California voters have petitioned for his recall. Out of 1.5 million petition signatures needed for an official recall, 1.2 million have been verified. However, backers of the recall claim to have 2.1 million votes, but some...

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San Mateo County recently entered the orange tier, allowing more indoor eating with some restrictions, as seen here in San Carlos.
Red Versus Orange Tiers: A COVID comparison
Oliver Fichte, Staff Writer — March 21, 2021

Activities like going out to movie theaters or eating at restaurants seem like things of the past. Or are they? For the past few weeks, San Mateo County has been in the red tier, which started on February 23. However, according to a Blueprint for a Safer Economy, San Mateo County entered the orange...

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The 63rd annual Grammy awards hosted many artists and handed out awards to recognize incredible music.
Grammy Awards take the stage
Erwan Pal, Staff Writer — March 18, 2021

The 63rd annual Grammy Awards, hosted on March 14, gave their audience a night of entertainment while navigating the challenges of hosting an award show during a pandemic. Performances this year included Taylor Swift, Dua Lipa, Bad Bunny, Cardi B, Lil Baby, Billie Eilish, and Megan Thee Stallion....

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While other instruments on campus are kept at a protective temperature, concerns arise about whether the school’s Steinway grand piano has access to necessary climate control.
Carlmont's piano in hibernation
Chesney Evert, Staff Writer — March 16, 2021

As the Sequoia Union High School District (SUHSD) approaches its return to in-person learning, chairs, tables, and bathrooms previously untouched are reintegrating into daily use. However, some school resources remain stowed away, awaiting normalcy. Among them is the Carlmont music department’s...

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People gather together to protest racism and Asian hate crimes.
X marks the spot for xenophobia in New York
Marrisa Chow and Sophie Gurdus March 12, 2021

“Hey, get your filthy Kung Flu self out of my way!” With a jolt, she realizes the man has pushed her to the ground, where she hit her head against a metal newsstand box. He kicks her twice again, seemingly eager to leave no stone unturned.  She is left breathless from the amount of pure venom...

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"Fearless" is the first updated album Taylor Swift will be releasing.
Taylor Swift begins re-recording her first six albums
Allison Raisner and Ayla Azizalili March 11, 2021

Taylor Swift plans to re-record her first six studio albums after a contract deal gone awry and feuds with several different record labels and executives, according to multiple sources. Scott Borchetta, Swift’s former manager at Big Machine Label Group, sold all of her masters, including her...

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