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Shelter animals are subject to negative misconceptions

Shelter animals are subject to negative misconceptions

Camran Hitchcock, Staff Writer

March 6, 2019

Home is a place for one to be loved, taken care of, and nurtured, a luxury that many shelter animals never get to experience. According to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), 6.5 million companion animals enter the U.S. shelter systems every year. Of those animals,...

Boba Guys offers more than milk tea

Boba Guys offers more than milk tea

Mariela Ramirez, Staff Writer

March 5, 2019

Boba Guys isn’t only well known for its various bubble milk tea options. The line to get into the shop is infamous and often times hangs out of the door. Boba Guys was founded by Andrew Chau and Bin Chen in 2012. Since then, shops all over New York, Los Angeles, and nine just in the Bay Area al...

Oakland teachers strike ends in 11 percent salary raise

Oakland teachers strike ends in 11 percent salary raise

Sjoerd Huitema, Staff writer

March 4, 2019

Three thousand Oakland teachers started a widespread strike which only recently ended. This strike affected a total of 86 schools in the OUSD (Oakland Unified School District), housing a total of 36,000 students. Schools were said to remain open still by the OUSD during the strike, although the District said th...

ScotSkim: reckoning

ScotSkim: reckoning

Nina Heller, Staff Writer

March 2, 2019

Michael Cohen testifies in front of Congress Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former lawyer, testified in front of the House Oversight Committee on Wednesday, Feb. 27. Cohen claimed that Trump had directed him to lie about hush money payments, that Trump had lied to the public about business...

Belmont Library provides free tax services

Belmont Library provides free tax services

Taisiia Yakovenko, Staff Writer

February 28, 2019

The beginning of spring brings a sense of anxiety as Tax Day approaches and many individuals become stressed out by their tax reports. In order to aid taxpayers, the Belmont Library provided a free service that allows locals to ensure their taxes are filed correctly. “We partnered with American ...

Goat yoga at Lemos Farm is a hit

Goat yoga at Lemos Farm is a hit

Pablo Pinilla, Staff Writer

February 28, 2019

Silicon Valley is a place of crazy and weird trends: insanely priced toast, fitness trackers for dogs, float pods, and DogeCoin, just to name a few. Well, another fad just got added to that list: goat yoga. The new craze has taken over the Bay Area as a cross between two of the things people from...

San Carlos Crab Feed brings smiles to seniors

San Carlos Crab Feed brings smiles to seniors

Audrey Luey, Staff Writer

February 26, 2019

The annual Adult Community Center (ACC) Crab Feed provides seniors with the opportunity to socialize and indulge in an evening dinner with an assortment of foods, while participating in an interactive silent auction.  The ACC is a multi-purpose adult associated recreational facility with a large...

ScotSkim: new beginnings

ScotSkim: new beginnings

Nina Heller, Staff Writer

February 26, 2019

North Carolina officials order new House election Following strong evidence of election fraud, the North Carolina Board of Elections voted unanimously to hold a new election in North Carolina's 9th Congressional District. Mark Harris, the Republican candidate, had used political operatives to sway ...

A Brief History of a Long War: The Palestinian-Israeli Conflict

A Brief History of a Long War: The Palestinian-Israeli Conflict

Zachary Khouri, Staff Writer

February 25, 2019

Introduction 116,074 lives. That’s how many the Palestinian-Israeli conflict has ended. Most have heard of the conflict, but few know what it means — for Palestinians, for Israelis, and the part that the U.S. plays. It’s a story that spans generations and marks one of the longest conflicts in modern history.  Here in America While 48 percent of American adults sympathize with Israel, only 13 percent are in support of Palestine. However, this leaves 39 percent of the populace unaccounted for, a 39 percent who only know the bare details of the conflict, if at all. Yet not many know that you can support both Palestinians and Israelis.  Although the U.S., has, over the years, been key to the progression of the conflict, they have, as of late, taken a step back. This doesn't stop U.S. politicians from disagreeing on the subject, with the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement at the forefront. The question over whether it is anti-semitic and out to des...

ScotSkim: declarations

ScotSkim: declarations

Emma Romanowsky, Staff Writer

February 21, 2019

Pelosi combats Trump’s state of emergency Following the Senate resolutions which denied President Trump the funds to build a wall and implement his border security policies, Trump has declared a state of emergency. This declaration would allow Trump to access the billions required to build the wa...

ScotSkim: backlash

ScotSkim: backlash

Emma Romanowsky, Staff Writer

February 16, 2019

Trump and O’Rourke butt heads in El Paso Former Rep. and potential Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke organized a rally in El Paso to counteract the pro-wall rally the president was having simultaneously. At his rally, O’Rourke spoke out against the wall and Trump’s overall bord...

‘Nerds are the virus’ papers spotted throughout San Mateo County

‘Nerds are the virus’ papers spotted throughout San Mateo County

Sjoerd Huitema, Staff writer

February 14, 2019

Yellow papers that display the messages "Move here, nerds are the virus!" and "Every day sucks with move here nerds!" have been spotted by people throughout the San Mateo County and continue to be spotted. These yellow papers vary in words but contain the same general negative message about "nerds." "I've...

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