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The ethics of animal testing

The ethics of animal testing

Zachary Khouri, Staff Writer

May 25, 2019


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The question surrounding the ethics of animal testing has wracked the scientific and cosmetic communities. The debate stems from whether or not animals should be given more rights, similar to those given to humans, and whether prohibiting using them for testing are apart of these rights. Hundreds o...

Belmont Library moves toward sustainability

Belmont Library moves toward sustainability

Nihal Karim, Staff Writer

May 24, 2019


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Earth is dying. That is the conclusion that many people may draw just by viewing their Instagram stories, which urge them to protect the environment through donations, or that one like equals one more step in saving the planet. But is there a way that would help us get more involved? Every third Sunday of ...

Asian Pacific Heritage dances its way into San Mateo

Asian Pacific Heritage dances its way into San Mateo

Ailee Lim, Staff Writer

May 21, 2019


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Dancing is a deep-rooted tradition for many cultures around the world. Learning about a culture's dance can also be a way to learn about cultures that are not familiar to oneself. For Asian Pacific Heritage Month, the San Mateo Public Library featured traditional dancers from four different culture...

Hometown Days brings San Carlos back to its roots, rain or shine

Hometown Days brings San Carlos back to its roots, rain or shine

Mariela Ramirez and Camran Hitchcock

May 20, 2019


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With summer just around the corner, San Carlos residents come to enjoy a festival that embodies the spirit of the community. Hometown Days was first proposed by Mayor Pat Bennie in 1979 as a "family-oriented day" to "provide non-profit community clubs and organizations an opportunity to participate,...

Private and public colleges appeal to students in different ways

Private and public colleges appeal to students in different ways

Alyssa Huang, Staff Writer

May 19, 2019


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Just as the purpose of buying clothing is to have something to wear, the main purpose of attending college is to receive higher education in a school that can cater to one's needs. However, there's more to every choice than to fulfill its main purpose. Clothing can also be used to make a statemen...

ScotSkim: debate

ScotSkim: debate

Maya Benjamin, Staff Writer

May 19, 2019


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New abortion law directly challenges Roe v. Wade On May 15, Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey signed into law the most extreme abortion ban in the country. The law completely outlaws abortion at every stage of pregnancy and threatens to punish doctors with a sentence of up to 99 years in jail if they're found pe...

Hungarians join together to celebrate their heritage

Hungarians join together to celebrate their heritage

Audrey Boyce, Staff Writer

May 18, 2019


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Hungarians held a festival on the day preceding Mother's Day, as they have done for the past five years, to bring their culture into the Belmont community at Twin Pines Park. People danced to traditional folk music, goulash in hand, while children participated in arts and crafts activities. It was...

Locals at Coyote Point race for mental health awareness

Locals at Coyote Point race for mental health awareness

Talia Schreiber, Staff Writer

May 16, 2019


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Students today find themselves overwhelmed by the high expectations set for them and will often find unhealthy ways to cope with it. San Mateo’s Police Activities League and the organization Stride for Awareness came together to shed light on this epidemic by hosting their third annual 5k Run/Walk early ...

Documentary Club promotes general education

Documentary Club promotes general education

Taisiia Yakovenko, Staff Writer

May 16, 2019


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Walking into the Belmont Library, patrons can access a variety of resources, get any questions answered, or enjoy a quiet afternoon reading a book. In addition, the Belmont library host a number of events that help unite the Belmont community closer together. One of these events is the Documentary Club....

Blackfest brings students together

Blackfest brings students together

Leela Stuepfert, Staff Writer

May 13, 2019


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To be immersed in a new culture under the warm sun while enjoying live performances usually does not come without a cost in the Bay Area. However, it happened last Saturday, May 4, with Blackfest. Blackfest is a celebration of African American culture held annually at Stanford University in Palo Alto, ...

Open Paint 2.0 sparks artistic creativity in Redwood City

Open Paint 2.0 sparks artistic creativity in Redwood City

Talia Schreiber, Student Writer

May 13, 2019


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The smell of fresh paint wafted through downtown Redwood City on Saturday, May 4, where hundreds gathered at the Civic Center Plaza to paint anything their heart desired. The Community Advocacy Through Art (CATA), a volunteer-run project of the Redwood City Parks and Arts Foundation, hosted an admis...

Annual Wild West Days festival brings the community together

Annual Wild West Days festival brings the community together

Evan Ajuria, Staff Writer

May 13, 2019


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Last weekend Mount Carmel Elementary School hosted their yearly Wild West Days festival, drawing in thousands of festival-goers. The excitement welcomed preschoolers, middle schoolers, and high schoolers from all over the Bay Area. The entire weekend, Mount Carmel was filled with festival rides, enter...

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