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Goat yoga at Lemos Farm is a hit

Goat yoga at Lemos Farm is a hit

Pablo Pinilla, Staff Writer

February 28, 2019


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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...

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


Filed under Features, News, Top News

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. Despite many Americans views on Palestine-Israel, the midterms of 2018 made way for the first Muslim Palestinian woman, Rashida Tlaib, to be sworn into office this year using the Quran.  However, she has faced numerous criticism from Israeli lobbyist Adam Milstein after voicing support for Palestinian activists and calling for the impeachment of President Trump. Although, according to CNN, Tliab is aware of her critics. "My mere existence, I realize, no matter my positions, even if I didn't say anything about any issue after I won, just complete silence from me, I would still be a target," Tliab said. 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. In Europe, France has drafted an initiative and the UN a resolution, both of which are seen ...

First responders face the stress of saving lives

First responders face the stress of saving lives

Mariela Ramirez, Staff Writer

February 17, 2019


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Imagine trudging through debris from a wildfire. Your job is to pick up what the fire hasn’t already destroyed. Houses are reduced to rubble and there isn’t a living thing in sight. The environment you’re in is stressful. Luckily, you’ve had the training to handle these types of drastic situatio...

Adopted children struggle to find confidence in their identity

Adopted children struggle to find confidence in their identity

Audrey Luey, Staff Writer

February 17, 2019


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The sky beams blue as Jessica scrambles around the playground, trying to not be tagged by Cole, the lava monster. Just as Cole reaches out to tag Jessica’s hand, his mother calls him over, signaling that playtime is over. Jessica peers over at her, eyes instantly glazed with confusion. Cole’s moth...

The difficulties behind teen jobs

The difficulties behind teen jobs

Katie Blondino, Staff Writer

February 17, 2019


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Eleven million eight hundred forty-six thousand. This is the amount of unemployed youth, ages 16-19, in the United States according to 2017 Kids Count Data Center. This number also reflects that there was a 1 percent drop in the employment rate of youth compared to the previous year. Teens are finding it difficult to get a job. As a matter of fact, most teens don’t work. The employment rate f...

Local soaring club strives in midst of sport’s decline

Local soaring club strives in midst of sport’s decline

Andrew Shao, Staff Writer

February 17, 2019


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One remarkable December day, on the mostly unremarkable year of 1946, two employees of the Ames Aeronautical Laboratory, Earl Menefee and Ralph Salisbury, founded a soaring club at the then-existing Warm Springs Airport, near Milpitas. This tiny club would soon become the Northern California Soaring...

Scots soccer falls short on senior night

Scots soccer falls short on senior night

Miles Ozorio, Staff Writer

February 15, 2019


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The boys varsity soccer team suffered a close 1-0 loss to Aragon during senior night on Wednesday, Feb. 13. Despite their loss, the team still had a positive senior night as they advanced to CCS playoffs. The night started with a celebration of the graduating seniors, with parents and teammate...

Congresswoman and author Jackie Speier visits the Belmont library

Congresswoman and author Jackie Speier visits the Belmont library

Ailee Lim, Staff Writer

February 12, 2019


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Jackie Speier. A congresswoman. An author. And a fighter. Speier visited the Belmont library on Feb. 9 to talk about her book and her life. The library estimates there were more than 400 people that attended. In her personal memoir, "Undaunted: Surviving Jonestown, Summoning Courage, and Fight...

Scots head straight for PALs after sweeping Dons

Scots head straight for PALs after sweeping Dons

Kathryn Stratz, Staff Writer

February 7, 2019


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Going into Wednesday night’s game, the Carlmont boys varsity basketball team had one thing on their mind: PAL playoffs. A clean win against the Aragon Dons would need to be in store to keep the Scots prepared for achieving their goal of doing well in PALs. The game started off slow, with the first...

Popular culture normalizes political incorrectness for teenagers

Popular culture normalizes political incorrectness for teenagers

Alison Kim, Staff Writer

February 6, 2019


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“That’s so gay.” You are walking down the school hallway on a typical day. You pass through a group of kids clustered around a locker and hear various racial slurs. You turn the corner and hear more offensive language that is always justified as being “just a joke.” This type of language ...

Drug use seeps into high school culture

Drug use seeps into high school culture

Leela Stuepfert, Staff Wrtiter

February 5, 2019


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Millions of thoughts parade across your conscience. Your heart begins to pound. The slim black device sits on top of your homework. You hear it echoing your name. You reach for your addiction. As you inhale your escape, a cloud of stress exits your mouth. Substance abuse has unraveled into an epidem...

ASB prepares the love for Valentine’s Day

ASB prepares the love for Valentine’s Day

Francesca D'Urzo, Staff Writer

February 5, 2019


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With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, a sense of love fills the Carlmont halls and ASB becomes hard at work in order to create the annual, personalized heart decorations. Greta Foehr, a junior and member of ASB, said, “It’s that time of year again! ASB has finally begun making Carlmo...

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