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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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,...

Many states, such as Arizona and Texas, are looking to pass new laws that will stop voters from mailing in their ballots after the 2020 election.

Americans look to change voting restrictions through new bills and laws

Keegan Balster and Zachary Kinder March 9, 2021

Following the Voting Rights Act (VPA) ratification in 1965, American democracy has made great strides in increasing general voter turnout and diversity. In 2013, the Supreme Court annulled Sections...

A great deal of hard work is required to construct a successful business in the face of financial struggles and risks.

The reality of running a business

Sophia Awoyinka, Staff Writer March 5, 2021

Only half of small businesses survive their first five years. The struggles and risks associated with the task of running a business are often overlooked by those seeking independence, power, money,...

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