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Climate legislation signals a renewed focus on the San Francisco Bay

Hudson Fox, Staff Writer February 20, 2021

The San Francisco Bay, one of the nation's most valuable but neglected ecosystems, faces an existential threat posed by climate change. Throughout the Bay Area, rising sea levels have begun to inundate...

Samantha Gingher demonstrates the steps of a COVID-19 mouth swab test to a Carlmont staff member. Carlmont has been testing staff who are on campus.

COVID-19 communication leaves many confused

Elle Horst, Scot Scoop Editor February 19, 2021

On a Wednesday afternoon, Vyas Kepler arrived at his high school swim practice. The Carlmont High School senior greeted a teammate and rushed to the pool, goggles in hand, when something made him stop...

On Feb. 4, Representative Marjorie Greene was stripped of her House committee positions. All of the Democrats and 11 Republicans voted for her removal

Congresswoman Marjorie Greene is removed from House committee position

Keegan Balster and Zachary Kinder February 18, 2021

Many believe that one of the potential dangers to a democracy is a possible lack of knowledge in the voting population on key issues. Specifically, the danger lies in how a lack of knowledge can cause...

The magnificent scenery of Hidden Canyon and Water Dog Park is accessible thanks to the work and support of Belmont's community.

Volunteers help Belmont’s parks flourish

Kenzo Peraire, Staff Writer February 11, 2021

Residents of Belmont have continued to enjoy the luxury of several well-maintained parks largely due to its community's immense support. "Belmont parks offer so much to our community. They offer a place...

California starts the climb to herd immunity with vaccine distribution.

Bay Area vaccine rollout restores hope

Allison Raisner, Staff Writer February 10, 2021

The COVID-19 vaccine is more than a shot. It’s safety and peace of mind. For medical professionals, getting vaccinated from the virus was a priority. “My first shot was Dec. 22 at El Camino Hospital,...

Winnifred and Sean Fang were inside a vehicle that was stolen on Feb 6., prompting the California Highway Patrol (CHP) to issue an Amber Alert in four counties. According to Jeffrey Fang, the two children can only speak Mandarin. Winnifred Fang and Sean Fang were found on Feb. 7 along with the missing vehicle.

Breaking News: Suspect arrested for car theft, another at large

Elise Hsu, Editor February 10, 2021

Authorities have arrested one suspect and are searching for a second in the theft of a vehicle with two young children inside, according to multiple sources. According to the San Francisco Chronicle,...

The OneWorld Club is donating contributions from their breakfast food drive to the Samaritan House.

Breakfast needs remain a priority at Samaritan House

Grace Wu, Staff Writer February 9, 2021

Often considered the most important meal of the day, breakfast foods are in high demand at the Samaritan House of San Mateo County.  "They're very popular in terms of the items that families really...

Senior Genevieve Chan, 82, successfully got her first vaccination, and is doing her part to moving us toward herd immunity.

Health officials work to achieve herd immunity in communities

Noah Braunstein, Staff Writer February 9, 2021

With great anticipation, the local rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine began in January after 10 months of persevering through the global pandemic where the U.S. has suffered over 27 million cases and over...

People wait their turn to receive doses of a COVID-19 vaccine.

COVID-19 vaccines bring hope for the future

Cambell Kirk, Staff Writer February 7, 2021

Although the world is still struggling with the COVID-19 pandemic, vaccines for the virus are presenting promising results.  To begin, all five of the vaccines — produced by Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca,...

In San Carlos, parts of streets are being taken up by tables and chairs to provide outdoor dining for restaurants.

Outdoor dining reopens

Ayla Azizalili, Staff Writer February 5, 2021

California lifted their Regional Stay at Home Order on Jan. 25, allowing restaurants to reopen outdoor dining. With the return of outdoor dining, many restaurants are welcoming their customers back. Restaurants...

One of the artists work featured in this exhibition,

Overlap project explores immigration through art

Catherine Eikelbarner and Lucy Lopshire February 4, 2021

Overlap: Home, Immigration, and Identity brings a unique aspect and message to the art community and its observers. The Overlap project was given a grant in 2019 and made its debut in Dec. 2020. Andrea...

The VITA program is helping the underprivileged with their taxes. Their student volunteers will get certified in February.

VITA student volunteers help prevent panic a-tax

Lindsay Augustine and Andrew Tolu February 1, 2021

Over 165 million tax returns were filed in 2020, and VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance), a volunteer-run program that assists people with the preparation of their tax returns, is seeking to help...

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