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Kindness during a time of division

Kindness during a time of division

Aylin Salahifar, Staff Writer

January 15, 2020

While an ongoing immigration discussion divides the country, Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute (SIYLI) spreads compassion and inclusivity through their free Kindness Workshops. The workshops, held at the Mountain View Public Library, are attended by a diverse array of community members....

World War III memes suggest insensitivity

World War III memes suggest insensitivity

Allison Raisner, Staff Writer

January 15, 2020

You open up your phone and start to scroll through your feed on social media. You like his post. Like that meme. Comment on her post. Follow that TikToker. You then stumble across a meme about the possibility of the conflict dubbed as World War III. While you find it hilarious, and you want to...

San Mateo’s LGBTQ+ Youth Group allows members to show their true colors

San Mateo’s LGBTQ+ Youth Group allows members to show their true colors

Kasey Liu, Staff Writer

January 13, 2020

The LGBTQ+ Youth Group provides a supportive community for queer teens around the Bay Area. On Thursday, Jan. 9, the San Mateo Pride Center hosted a youth group that meets every week. Every week, this group meets to have discussions and hang out, which brings them a sense of community. For example, a...

Salvation Army elves save Christmas once again

Salvation Army elves save Christmas once again

Kiana George, Segment Producer

December 27, 2019

Santa isn’t the only one delivering presents and spreading joy across the world. Because on Christmas morning, hundreds of Salvation Army volunteers rallied together to prepare and disperse meals to over 4,000 homebound residents across San Francisco. Founded in 1865, the Salvation Army is a Christ...

Nobody is above the law

Nobody is above the law

Auva Soheili and Ayal Meyers

December 23, 2019

"This is what democracy looks like!" chanted a crowd of over 500 protestors. On Tuesday, Dec. 17, the evening before the House of Representatives would vote on the impeachment President Donald Trump; people took to the streets in over 600 locations nationwide. In San Mateo, across the street from Hillsdale Mall...

Breaking News: Community reacts to a smoky disturbance on Chula Vista Drive

Breaking News: Community reacts to a smoky disturbance on Chula Vista Drive

Erin Kee, Allison Raisner, and Ruya Yaman

December 17, 2019

Following the evacuation and extinguishing of flames at a local house, the 1500 block of Chula Vista Drive was shut down as a crime scene. The house fire was reported at 3:06 p.m. on Dec. 17. Within the hour, it was controlled, and the police began to investigate a possible explosion. As of now, t...

Eucalyptus Street tradition perseveres despite changes in policy enforcement

Eucalyptus Street tradition perseveres despite changes in policy enforcement

Emma Scott, Staff Writer

December 11, 2019

The holiday lights tradition on Eucalyptus Street will continue to go undisturbed despite the confusion that arose around Halloween time. In October of this year, residents of the Eucalyptus neighborhood received a letter from the City of San Carlos informing them that an already existing policy about the noise level, significant attractions, and maintaining p...

Hometown Holidays celebration provides opportunities for all

Hometown Holidays celebration provides opportunities for all

Saya Deshpande and Aleyda Contreras

December 11, 2019

The sight of fake snow and the sounds of Christmas music were just two of the main features of the Hometown Holidays celebration. The annual Hometown Holidays celebration took place in Downtown Redwood City from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m on Dec. 7. Throughout the day, streets were lined with vendor booths, food trucks,...

CuriOdyssey lights the way for children’s future in science

CuriOdyssey lights the way for children’s future in science

Wyatt Binnard, Staff Writer

December 9, 2019

The CuriOdyssey museum has exhibits ranging from bobcats and rolling ball sculptures to plasma spheres, all to help it fulfill its mission of inspiring kids with science. "At this age, kids are tiny little sponges for information, and this place gives them an opportunity to get their hands dirty,"...

San Carlos families have a ‘de-light-ful’ time at the Night of Holiday Lights

San Carlos families have a ‘de-light-ful’ time at the Night of Holiday Lights

Rachel McCrea, Staff Writer

December 8, 2019

A stiff breeze wafted down Laurel Street, ushering in dark, rain-filled clouds. A sign advertising “Basic Beauty” was ripped from a pop-up tent and blew down the street. A group of boys played on the road, pretending their umbrellas were lightsabers. The first drops of rain began to fall around 5:...

Christmas tree lighting is a ‘tree-mendous’ success

Christmas tree lighting is a ‘tree-mendous’ success

Adri ten Cate, Staff Writer

December 3, 2019

Belmont citizens gathered at the Carlmont Shopping Center to listen to the performers and watch as the Christmas tree lit up. Belmont does not have a downtown area like other neighboring towns. Because of this, there are few places for local events to take place. To make the shopping center a better...

Thanksgiving in the Tenderloin

Thanksgiving in the Tenderloin

Aylin Salahifar, Staff Writer

December 2, 2019

Through their annual Thanksgiving Day Outreach, San Francisco City Impact (SFCI) delivers thousands of hot Thanksgiving meals to underprivileged members of the Tenderloin community.  A one-square-mile neighborhood, the San Francisco Tenderloin is home to nearly 30,000 people, 6,000 of whom are homeles...

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