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The student news site of Carlmont High School in Belmont, California.

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The SUHSD Board of Trustees culminates an extensive search process with the selection of Dr. Darnise Williams as the new superintendent for the district.
SUHSD selects new superintendent
Noah Braunstein, Staff Writer — May 17, 2021

On April 14, the Sequoia Union High School District (SUHSD) announced at the Board of Trustees meeting that they’ve hired their new district superintendent, Dr. Darnise Williams. With ample background in education, Williams hopes to unite the community to work towards more equitable education for...

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Social media has a large presence in student society as a place where many can express themselves in any way they want. Should schools have the power to exhibit rules on the platforms?
Supreme Court tackles school and social media case
Keegan Balster and Zachary Kinder May 13, 2021

As one of the traditional pillars of a democratic society, freedom of speech has faced constant attempts to define and redefine its parameters.  This is especially true regarding the free speech rights of students. On April 28, the Supreme Court debated a case in which Mahanoy Area School District...

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India battles enormous COVID-19 crisis
India battles enormous COVID-19 crisis
Chelsea Plunkett, Segment Producer — May 13, 2021

In February of 2021, India was recording low numbers of COVID-19 cases. However, the second wave in India began in April, causing cases and deaths to rise rapidly, even breaking records. Hospitals are running low on oxygen tanks, hospital beds, and other medical equipment. Families are being forced to...

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Trippie Redd has released a new single, "Miss the Rage," whose significant marketing push on TikTok has had mixed results.
Trippie Redd heavily markets new single on TikTok
Amogh Dhumal and Parsa Kazerani May 8, 2021

Rapper Trippie Redd collaborated with fellow artist Playboi Carti for their new single, "Miss the Rage," which came out on May 7, after arousing hype from the rap community for several months. Initially teased on an Instagram post in December 2020, "Miss the Rage" marks a dramatic change from Redd's...

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Sadie Scott and Kyra Slattery create and lay out earrings for their business, Femme Fatale.
Femme Fatale helps customers find their inner femme
Marrisa Chow and Sophie Gurdus May 7, 2021

All good things start from somewhere. That’s what Sadie Scott and Kyra Slattery like to think. The two are co-owners of Femme Fatale SF, an ever-evolving jewelry company that started from a sparkly hot pink cardboard box.  Scott situated herself on Pier 39 in San Francisco on July 4, 2019, accompanied...

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University of California, Los Angeles received a 28% increase in freshman applicants. This year, they had 139, 500 freshman applicants, making it the most applied university in the nation.
Passionate applicants stand out during UC's 2021 admissions process
Amber Chia , Staff Writer — May 6, 2021

As a high school student scrolls through TikTok in mid-March, they watch an overwhelming amount of students get rejected from the various University of California colleges. Later that month, the statistics for the admissions processes were released and they realized that the constant rejections were...

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Many restaurants are struggling during the pandemic, but others have found new ways to stay afloat. For instance, some restaurants on Laurel Street in San Carlos: "Just taking a walk down Laurel Street, there’s a bunch of outdoor seating, and cars aren’t allowed on the road, and I personally really like that change; I think it’s nice to have a walkable area with outdoor seating,” said Rory McGann, a senior.
Local restaurants navigate the pandemic
Oliver Fichte, Staff Writer — May 5, 2021

Restaurants have been struggling ever since the pandemic began in early 2020. With so many sudden changes in health regulations and COVID-19 ordinances, many small restaurants have gone under, while some have persevered or even excelled despite challenging conditions. But this all begs the question:...

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Carlmont student receives her first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine.
COVID vaccine eligibility opens for 16-year-olds
Samantha Kosman, Staff Writer — May 2, 2021

As we aspire to bring this unprecedented pandemic to an end, the distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine has dramatically increased throughout the country.  The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Pfizer-BioNTech to distribute their vaccines to those who are 16-years-old and up. On April...

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Hillcrest Juvenile Hall is one of the youth centers affected by the passage of the San Mateo County Juvenile Justice Realignment Plan.
San Mateo County passes new Juvenile Justice Realignment Plan
Lindsay Augustine and Andrew Tolu April 28, 2021

The San Mateo County’s Board of Supervisors recently approved a new Juvenile Justice Realignment Plan to carry out Senate Bill 823, Juvenile Justice Realignment: Office of Youth and Community Restoration. The new Senate Bill 823 and Juvenile Justice Realignment Plan, among other things, reduce the...

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Boba Guys, a popular chain in the U.S. is dealing with the boba crisis facing tea shops in the U.S.
Boba shops across US in crisis
Ayla Azizalili, Staff Writer — April 25, 2021

Bubble tea shops nationwide worry that there will be no more boba to sell due to a nationwide shipping delay. According to San Francisco Chronicle, boba shops are dealing with shipment delays due to a West Coast port pile-up of shipping containers. A lot of it is blamed on the pandemic since it...

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