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California voters push for rent control

California voters push for rent control

CJ Ward, Staff Writer

October 16, 2018


Filed under News, Top News

Proposition 10, also known as the Affordable Housing Act, is on the ballot for California’s general elections this year. If the measure is passed, it will repeal the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act. According to Curbed Los Angeles, Costa-Hawkins was passed in California in 1995, enabling landlords to raise the monthly rent of their properties as much as they wanted, usually to match t...

Hundreds of costumed corgis hit the sand at San Francisco’s Corgi Con

Hundreds of costumed corgis hit the sand at San Francisco’s Corgi Con

Kimberly Mitchell, Staff Writer

October 16, 2018


Filed under News, Top News

At a distance, the crowd at Ocean Beach seemed typical for a Saturday afternoon. There were surfers, Karl the Fog, and sparse parking. But as visitors descended down the steps and hit the sand, they were soon greeted by a chorus of barks as hundreds of stumpy corgis ran back and forth in elaborate cos...

Varsity football keeps playoff dream alive

Varsity football keeps playoff dream alive

Zain Patel, Staff Writer

October 16, 2018


Filed under Sports, Top News

The Scots inch closer to the playoffs and league division championships with their decisive win over Jefferson, 42-22. This solidifies their first place position in the league, with a record of three wins and zero losses. Jefferson drops in the league standings with an overall record of 4-3. While the...

Belmont Water Dog Run makes a ‘pawsitive’ impact on local education foundations

Belmont Water Dog Run makes a ‘pawsitive’ impact on local education foundations

Pablo Pinilla, Staff Writer

October 14, 2018


Filed under News, Top News, Volunteering

The first annual Waterdog Run kicked off bright and early Saturday morning after two years of preparation. The sun had just come up when 210 runners lined up at the start of the 10K race. The race, which started on the pristine grounds of Notre Dame de Namur University, was the first of six running e...

Gas leaks threaten Belmont residents

Gas leaks threaten Belmont residents

Mandy Hitchcock, Staff Writer

October 10, 2018


Filed under News, Top News

Julia Cogan, mother of two, had only her family’s safety in mind as she and her sons were evacuated Saturday morning, Oct. 6, by the local Belmont Fire Department. This incident, and similar cases, have recently occurred around the hills of Belmont’s residential area. The reason? Gas le...

Carlmont Robotics strives to build teamwork

Carlmont Robotics strives to build teamwork

Molly Donaldson, Staff Writer

October 7, 2018


Filed under Campus, Top News

Robocop, Wall-E, Optimus Prime, and R2-D2 — all famous robots, yet none is as real as the robots created in the Carlmont Robotics’ workshop. The Carlmont Robotics team, also known as Deep Blue, is an organization of students from freshmen to seniors who work together on a yearlong project. Starting in the second se...

JV girls water polo claims 10-6 victory over Dons

JV girls water polo claims 10-6 victory over Dons

Kimberly Mitchell, Staff Writer

October 2, 2018


Filed under Sports, Top News

Just minutes after the starting whistle, the girls JV water polo team jumped ahead with a lead that would bring them to a 10-6 victory against Aragon. Intensity was high from the start as shot after shot was made against both teams. However, it was Carlmont freshman Emma Elliot who scored the first goal of the match. Despite the Scots' strong defense, the Dons soon caught up with a goal by Aragon freshman, Jude Naber, ending the first quarter 1-1. According to freshman Anika Marino, Carlmo...

New Bay Area farmers’ market’s popularity grows

New Bay Area farmers’ market’s popularity grows

Nisha Marino, Staff Writer

September 28, 2018


Filed under News, Top News

Fresh, local produce is becoming an important part of daily life in the Bay Area. Many people now prefer organic fruits and vegetables. Because of this, farmers’ markets are growing in popularity around this region. Bay Meadows is a relatively new community in San Mateo. It includes apartments, shops, and is...

Opinion: Brett Kavanaugh is not the victim

Opinion: Brett Kavanaugh is not the victim

Nina Heller, Staff Writer

September 27, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Top News

“I am not here because I want to be.” These were the words spoken by Christine Blasey Ford in her opening statement to the Senate Judiciary Committee about her allegations of sexual assault against Brett Kavanaugh on Thursday, Sept. 27.  Continuing with her statement, Ford said, “I am terri...

Girls varsity volleyball sweeps Panthers

Girls varsity volleyball sweeps Panthers

Sean Vanderaa, Staff Writer

September 26, 2018


Filed under Sports, Top News

Three matches were all it took for the girls' varsity volleyball team to take the win against the Burlingame Panthers, advancing their record to 4-3. The Panthers took the first lead of the game, but the Scots immediately fired back and closed the gap making the score 2-2. Carlmont struggled to make a...

‘Fear’ illustrates the frightening reality of Trump in office

‘Fear’ illustrates the frightening reality of Trump in office

Andrea Butler, Staff Writer

September 20, 2018


Filed under Reviews, Top News

"Fear" is quite possibly one of the most terrifying things I have ever read.  I’m not versed in politics, nor do I know very much about what goes on behind the scenes. I live in a democratic bubble that has shaped my opinions and thoughts on our political landscape. And yet, when I read "Fear" ...

Varsity football dominates Bearcats 28-7

Varsity football dominates Bearcats 28-7

Kimberly Mitchell, Staff Writer

September 17, 2018


Filed under Sports, Top News

For the Scots, their non-league season began with losses against high division teams such as Sacred Heart Prep 21-6 and Terra Nova 21-10. However, as the Scots faced the Bearcats on Sept. 14, their string of victory is starting to take form, following their thrilling win against Mountain View on Sept. 7. Carlmont started the game off strong with each down bringing the Scots closer to the end zone....

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