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Pope resigns because of age

Pope resigns because of age

Veronika Dvorakova

February 12, 2013


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For the first time in 600 years, Pope Benedict VXI shocked the world by saying he will resign at the end of the month because of old age. Senior Tereza Dvorak said that she "wonders if it was truly based on his conscience, because there have been many old popes. Maybe he felt pressured by Vatican...

Former Carlmont student eliminated from ‘The Bachelor’

Former Carlmont student eliminated from ‘The Bachelor’

February 8, 2013


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Disappointing news came on Feb. 5, 2013, when an alumni of Carlmont High School was eliminated from 'The Bachelor.' Daniella McBride graduated from Carlmont in 2006, after which she went to college, first attending Santa Barbara City College, and later going to California State University, Long Beach. While...

Could San Francisco International Airport potentially be renamed?

Could San Francisco International Airport potentially be renamed?

Shira Stein, Staff Writer

January 31, 2013


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San Francisco International Airport may soon be changing its name to Harvey Milk International Airport if the San Francisco Board of Supervisors chooses to amend the San Francisco Charter with the proposed name change. Harvey Milk was the first openly gay elected official in the United States and...

Blame game for bodies found in Syrian river

Blame game for bodies found in Syrian river

Veronika Dvorakova

January 30, 2013


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Civilians wandered the banks of a Syrian canal, trying to identify some of the 78 young men who were found after being executed and thrown into a river near Aleppo. It was not clear which party was behind the massacre. Rebels blamed Bashar al-Assad's regime, but state media said that a jihadi...

Father provides fourth grader with narcotics for science fair project

Father provides fourth grader with narcotics for science fair project

Ayesha Abbasi, Social Media Editor

January 29, 2013


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                        Using an illegal drug to win first place in the science fair is now considered legal? This is exactly what fourth grader Emma Bartelt did at Miami-Dade County Public Schools Elementary Science Fair held at Miami Dade College on Jan. 26, 2013. Her project's goal was to determine which drug-...

Carlmont graduate charged and arrested for indecent exposure

Carlmont graduate charged and arrested for indecent exposure

January 25, 2013


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On Jan. 13, a woman who simply thought she could help someone by giving directions was surprised when she approached the car and saw the driver exposing himself. On Jan. 19, another woman reported the same young man exposing himself. With the help of security cameras in the neighborhood, the suspe...

Temple Run 2 takeover

Temple Run 2 takeover

January 24, 2013


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[media-credit id=72 align="alignnone" width="199"][/media-credit]The highly anticipated sequel to the Temple Run app for iPhone and Andriod was released on Jan. 17, 2013 and Jan. 24, 2013. The fast-paced game centers around a character of your choice, running from a monster in treacherous jungle surrounding...

Obama sworn in for second term

Obama sworn in for second term

January 21, 2013


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[media-credit name="Glyn Lowe Photoworks" align="alignnone" width="640"][/media-credit]Hundreds of thousands gathered in Washington, D.C. to watch President Barack Obama's second inauguration, which fell on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day this year. The Presidential Inaugural Committee reported that around one million people a...

Out with STAR, in with the new standardized testing

Out with STAR, in with the new standardized testing

Shira Stein, Staff Writer

January 17, 2013


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California is taking the initiative to change the way state testing is done and make it more specialized to each student. California's school chief proposed a change to the way STAR testing is done in all California schools. This would consist of multiple changes, such as switching to less multi...

Husband’s search for wife ends with a sick twist

Husband’s search for wife ends with a sick twist

Veronika Dvorakova

January 16, 2013


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Photo Credit: Sergei L. Loiko, Los Angeles Times In an effort to cover his tracks, Alexei Kabanov made desperate posts on his Facebook asking for assistance in locating his wife, Irina Cherska. On Jan. 6, 2013, the popular Moscow cafe owner reported that his wife, a journalist, had been miss...

Accident shooting kills Palestinian teen

Accident shooting kills Palestinian teen

Ayesha Abbasi, Social Media Editor

January 15, 2013


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Palestinian doctors attempted to save a 17 year-old boy's life after an accidental shooting by an Israeli officer on Jan. 15, 2013 in Ramallah, West Bank. The teen got caught up during a protest near a borderline that was held by local residents against the Israeli troop. The separation barrier...

Bieber hashtag prank spawns fans self harm

January 9, 2013


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First, a paternity scandal and now a hoax Twitter trend has forced Justin Bieber and his fans into the spotlight of skeptics once again. His recent alleged marijuana bust sent many fans into an uproar. According to Billboard.com, the idea to self-harm stemmed from an anonymous account on 4chan.org,...

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