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Bakeries adjust to bring joy during COVID-19

Bakeries adjust to bring joy during COVID-19

Amber Chia, Staff Writer

March 27, 2020

The sweet smell of vanilla, apricot, and almond wafts through the crisp morning air in San Francisco, California. A woman beams as she walks out of Dianda’s Bakery with her daily order of an apricot twist. She smiles and thanks the owner, Floyd Goldberg, for staying open during the intensive circu...

MacOS Catalina catapults students into boredom during the quarantine

MacOS Catalina catapults students into boredom during the quarantine

Kasey Liu, Staff Writer

March 23, 2020

From the first MacBook operating system (OS) to macOS Catalina, Apple has continued to add new features, some of which do not please everyone. Apple is known for its simplistic, sleek user interface, and they have continued to improve their software from OS X Leopard to macOS Catalina. However, mac...

Rappers often die young

Rappers often die young

Anthony Eliopoulos, Staff Writer

March 18, 2020

In our culture, seeing rappers dying at ages as young as 20 is the new norm. The cause of these deaths is often murder due to gang violence or overdoses. Many rappers are openly affiliated with gangs and violence, and even more are open about their drug and alcohol usage. "I think drugs and alcohol...

San Mateo County libraries prepare to assist the community with the U.S. Census

San Mateo County libraries prepare to assist the community with the U.S. Census

Maya Kornyeyeva, Staff Writer

March 18, 2020

Large stands are lined with books, DVD’s, and magazines. The walls are covered in a variety of posters, ranging from advertisements for local shops to signs about book sales. In a corner, an assortment of new and glossy bright orange posters about the U.S. Census fill the space. That’s because...

Stock Market Crash: the change of America’s economy

Stock Market Crash: the change of America’s economy

Lora Simakova and Isabelle Nunes

March 14, 2020

The stock market is an integral part of America's economy. Yet, there are moments in time when just one day can make a world of a difference. The stock market crash on March 9, 2020, has become an important date in history. As one of the most dramatic single-day drops in history, the crash has evidently made an impact on society. Here's what you need to know: Oil Price War by Lora Simako...

The EARN IT Act revives the legal war over encryption

The EARN IT Act revives the legal war over encryption

Miles Oetzel, Staff Writer

March 14, 2020

The new bill, the EARN IT Act, makes tech companies more liable for what occurs on their platforms, but critics are worried that it could weaken privacy and security on the internet.  Historically, internet companies have not been legally responsible for the content on their service. The hope is...

The effects of turning problems into memes

The effects of turning problems into memes

Chelsea Chang, Staff Writer

March 11, 2020

Your timeline blows up with breaking news. A few hours later, you're still struggling to keep up with new posts. But this time, they are memes. Already trending, they have taken the internet by storm, and their popularity grows by the minute. Whether you find the memes funny or insensitive, one thing remai...

A day without women

A day without women

Leanna Gower, Staff Writer

March 11, 2020

Fátima Cecilia Aldrighetti had been standing outside her school in Mexico City, waiting to be picked up by her mother, who was running late. When her mother finally arrived, she was nowhere to be seen. The last sighting of the girl was on video surveillance, leaving the school with a woman that was no...

Coronavirus endangers medical professionals

Coronavirus endangers medical professionals

Aylin Salahifar, Staff Writer

March 7, 2020

After battling to save his patients from the coronavirus, Dr. Peng Yinhua was fighting for his own life at the center of the disease's outbreak in Wuhan, China. After making the selfless decision to postpone his wedding to join the doctors on the front line against the deadly virus, and saving co...

Females encouraged in engineering fields to close gender gap

Females encouraged in engineering fields to close gender gap

Amber Chia, Staff Writer

March 7, 2020

Thirteen percent. That's it. Although engineering is one of the most rapidly growing industries, it still lacks female representation with only 13% of the industry being comprised of women. Nicole Yarovoy was 14 years old when she first witnessed the lack of women in the engineering industry. Vad...

Nathaniel Woods: How a modern execution impacts the future of the American prison system

Nathaniel Woods: How a modern execution impacts the future of the American prison system

Khalid Kishawi and Katherine Tsvirkunova

March 5, 2020

The case of Nathaniel Woods Nathaniel Woods is a 42-year-old African-American man from Alabama. In 2004, police officers broke down his door and tackled him in his kitchen on domestic assault charges. He quickly surrendered in front of Marquita McClure who later testified as a witness. Another man, K...

Breaking News: Former Carlmont substitute teacher arrested for possession of child pornography

Breaking News: Former Carlmont substitute teacher arrested for possession of child pornography

Elise Hsu and Ruya Yaman

March 5, 2020

Matthew Goulart, a former substitute teacher at Carlmont High School during the 2017-18 school year, was arrested at 3:55 pm on March 5 for possession of child pornography...

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