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ScotSkim: waiting

ScotSkim: waiting

Maya Benjamin, Staff Writer

January 16, 2019


Filed under News, ScotSkim - quick news briefs

Government shutdown continues The United States government is in the midst of the longest government shutdown ever with a record 25 days and counting. The previous record for the longest shutdown was 21 days. This shutdown has fueled further divisions as Democrats and Republicans continue to battl...

Carlmont parent bikes solo across the country

Carlmont parent bikes solo across the country

Camran Hitchcock, Staff Writer

January 15, 2019


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To kids, biking is a fun way to play with friends. To teenagers, biking is a mode of transportation or a hobby. To Michael Kleiman, biking is his passion. At a young age, he discovered this passion for cycling during two different bike trips. "When I was a teenager, I went on a couple of...

News Brief: Carlmont student found dead at Central Elementary

News Brief: Carlmont student found dead at Central Elementary

Alena Ruhstaller, Staff Writer

January 8, 2019


Filed under News, Top News

Mohammad Othman, a Carlmont senior and varsity football player, was found shot dead in a parking lot at Central Elementary School on the evening of Jan. 7, 2019. The Belmont police arrived at Central Elementary School around 11 p.m. Monday night after receiving a requested welfare check on the Carlmont...

Brave Maker hosts their first private feature film screening

Brave Maker hosts their first private feature film screening

Evan Ajuria, Staff Writer

December 21, 2018


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Hundreds of people gathered in Redwood City for Brave Maker’s first feature film screening event at the Cinemark Theatre. “For tonight, my hope is to create a conversation about immigration. It is something I have felt pretty ignorant about in the past few months, and I wanted to find ways to ...

Eucalyptus Avenue lights up the winter season

Eucalyptus Avenue lights up the winter season

Leela Stuepfert, Staff Writer

December 16, 2018


Filed under News, Uncategorized

As the countdown to Christmas continues, holiday spirit can be discovered on Eucalyptus Avenue, where families gather to appreciate the extravagant lights set up for the holiday season. Eucalyptus Avenue, located in San Carlos, is incomparable to any other neighborhood in December, when it transforms...

ScotSkim: terror

ScotSkim: terror

Julia Rhodie, Staff Writer

December 15, 2018


Filed under ScotSkim - quick news briefs

Bomb threats spark nationwide anxiety A wave of bomb threats was sent to schools, businesses, hospitals, and other places nationwide and in Canada on Thursday, Dec. 13. These threats sent public facilities across the continent into a panic. Many locations that received threats were evacuated. ...

Folk songs bring holiday spirit into the community

Folk songs bring holiday spirit into the community

Taisiia Yakovenko, Staff Writer

December 12, 2018


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As the holiday season reaches its peak, songs such as “Frosty the Snowman” and “Jingle Bells” can be heard almost everywhere. However, tunes that are popular today are nothing like the traditional Christmas carols. In an attempt to bring the holiday spirit into the community, Belmont Library...

Bay Area radio stations ban Christmas song after calling it ‘controversial’

Bay Area radio stations ban Christmas song after calling it ‘controversial’

Aaron Penn, Staff Writer

December 12, 2018


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Several songs were taken off of a Bay Area radio station's Christmas playlist this year, including Frank Loesser’s 'Baby It’s Cold Outside.' The song was taken off 96.5 KOIT radio station after several complaints from listeners were called in about the song’s lyrics. The sudden action against the Christmas classic, which has appeared in ...

San Francisco greenery is a sight for sore eyes

San Francisco greenery is a sight for sore eyes

Annika Barsy, Staff Writer

December 11, 2018


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When people imagine a hospital, they usually think of an uncomfortably sterile room lit by bright fluorescent lights. But at Laguna Honda Hospital and Rehabilitation Center, this is not the case. On the grounds of the Laguna Honda Hospital and Rehabilitation Center, there is an expanse of lush, g...

Belmont’s farmers’ market vendors build close community

Belmont’s farmers’ market vendors build close community

Shayna Yurovitsky, Staff Writer

December 10, 2018


Filed under News, Top News

Starting bright and early on Sunday mornings, Belmont’s weekly farmers' market opens up to the public, inviting everyone around to enjoy the fresh and local merchandise. Tucked to the side of El Camino, this open marketplace partially occupies a parking lot, contributing to the friendly and welcoming a...

Night of Lights brings Christmas spirit to Half Moon Bay

Night of Lights brings Christmas spirit to Half Moon Bay

Katherine McKinney, Staff Writer

December 10, 2018


Filed under News

Christmas spirit is starting to light up the faces of citizens in the Bay Area. The Night of Lights celebration in Half Moon Bay took place on Dec. 7 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. It began with a tree lighting ceremony at Mac Dutra Plaza followed by the crowning of the festival’s prince and princess. ...

ScotSkim: convictions

ScotSkim: convictions

Julia Rhodie, Staff Writer

December 9, 2018


Filed under ScotSkim - quick news briefs

Charlottesville neo-Nazi convicted on all counts “Unite the Right"rioter James Alex Fields Jr., was convicted of first-degree murder in a Virginia court on Dec. 7 for plowing his car into, and killing, counter-protestor and civil rights advocate Heather Heyer on Aug. 12, 2017. Besides one coun...

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