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On Monday afternoon, the Cipriani neighborhood was crowded with emergency personnel.

Breaking News: Vegetation fire forces community evacuations

September 22, 2020

As record-setting wildfires burn across the state, a brush fire broke out in the San Juan Canyon in Belmont, causing evacuations in the nearby community.  The first report of the fire was called in a...

SDTA shared a press release detailing their concerns with Dr. Streshly.

Staff votes ‘no confidence’ in superintendent

September 15, 2020

Teachers and administrators from the Sequoia Union High School District issued a Vote of No Confidence against the superintendent as they question her trustworthiness and actions...

The fires across California paint an ominous orange sky, casting a smokey shadow over the Bay Area.

Accidental arson sparks new wildfires in California

September 14, 2020

California’s shocking year of wildfires is the worst in state history; 3,154,107 acres of land have been scorched across the state this year, with more expected to burn. Currently, over ...

US President Donald Trump delivers his acceptance speech for the Republican Party nomination for reelection during the final day of the Republican National Convention from the South Lawn of the White House on August 27, 2020 in Washington, DC.

A recap from a highly unconventional Republican National Convention

September 8, 2020

Preface: Many of the sentiments expressed in the Republican National Convention stand in stark contrast to past political conventions and elections. With a highly divided, bipartisan...

The football field is empty in a time where fall sports would normally be getting underway. Because of COVID-19, all high school sports have been delayed, and season one of two is set to being in mid-December.

Plans for CCS sports are under development

September 2, 2020

"Space: the final frontier." As the famous opening from the 1966 "Star Trek" TV series put it, space was the one place where humankind had not yet experienced, a place "where no...

Police brutality is a nationwide dilemma, of which the Bay Area is not exempt.

Editorial: It is our responsibility to combat injustice

August 30, 2020

When Jacob Blake was shot by police officers last week, his name resonated throughout Kenosha, WI.  Blake was unarmed and trying to break-up a fight, yet he was shot seven times. And despite all odds, he survived. A study from the Washington Post revealed that at least ...

Smoke clouds the Bay Area skies on Tuesday afternoon, the smell infiltrating homes and leaving many residents worried.

Raging wildfires cover the Bay Area in smoke

August 20, 2020

In efforts to combat the wildfires raging across California, Gov. Gavin Newsom declared a statewide emergency on Tuesday afternoon. Within hours, strong winds infiltrated the Bay ...

A young Taylor Swift poses for the camera. Swift parallels her earlier works on

Taylor Swift’s ‘folklore’ is an alternative tour-de-force

July 24, 2020

Taylor Swift’s eighth studio album, “folklore” was released on Friday, July 24, and she has the whole world talking. Rather than choosing a traditional album roll-out, S...

As Swift releases a new album, her past discography is ranked, examining the high and lows of her musical career.

A comprehensive ranking of every Taylor Swift album

July 23, 2020

Tonight, singer-songwriter Taylor Swift released her eighth studio album, “folklore.” Here is a comprehensive ranking of all of her previous albums, from her self-titled debu...

As protests for equality continue around the world, it is equally important to stay safe from the coronavirus and violence during the rallies.

Five ways to stay safe from COVID-19 while protesting

June 14, 2020

With Black Lives Matter protests continuing across the Bay Area, it's important to stay as safe and healthy as possible. Here are a few tips on how to handle the pandemic while...

Melina Dimick holds up a

Carlmont’s Class of 2020 graduates virtually for the first time

June 10, 2020

Students submitted their final projects and exams online, and the 2019-2020 school year came to a close.  Twelfth-graders put on their caps and gowns and joined their family to tune in to thei...

Protesters flooded San Mateo streets on Wednesday to protest the death of George Floyd at the hands of a police officer.

Locals flood San Mateo streets to demand justice

June 6, 2020

"I can't breathe." Pressed up against the railings of the San Mateo Police Department, the crowd is a seething mass of people, their voices raised as one. The death of Geor...

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