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Local blood bank seeks more donors

Local blood bank seeks more donors

Emma Romanowsky, Staff Writer

May 1, 2018


Filed under News, Top News

Blood donor turnout is too low. In partnership with the Blood Centers of the Pacific, the Redwood City Public Library hosted a blood drive open to any community member over age 15.  But only ten percent of eligible donors showed up on April 24 despite the fact that blood is always in high demand...

School vouchers ignore the existing issues of public education

School vouchers ignore the existing issues of public education

Nina Heller, Staff Writer

April 30, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Top News

In the U.S., every child has the right to a public education. Tuition isn’t paid in order to attend public schools, but schools are funded by taxpayers. What else is funded by taxpayers? Diverting public funding away from public schools in order to send lower-income students to private sch...

Belmont aims to fix Tahoe Drive and Ralston traffic

Belmont aims to fix Tahoe Drive and Ralston traffic

Max Lee, Staff Writer

April 29, 2018


Filed under Campus, Top News

In hopes of creating a solution to the ongoing traffic congestion tied to Ralston Middle School, the Belmont City Council has devised the Tahoe Drive and Ralston Avenue Intersection Improvements Project. The intersection improvement project, set to get underway in the spring of 2018, a plan of action t...

“Race to Build” color run raises money for affordable housing

“Race to Build” color run raises money for affordable housing

Ailee Lim, Staff Writer

April 29, 2018


Filed under News, Top News

It can be hard to afford to live in the Bay Area due to the expensive housing costs. Habitat for Humanity helps build houses for low-income families at little to no cost to them. Habitat for Humanity International is based in Atlanta, Georgia, but they have different branches stationed all across the U.S....

Carlmont Cares program welcomes foster and homeless students

Carlmont Cares program welcomes foster and homeless students

Mandy Hitchcock, Staff Writer

April 23, 2018


Filed under Campus, Top News

In just one day you lose your bedroom, home, parents, friends, and the neighborhood you grew up in. Now put that day on repeat. The National Foster Youth Institute records that 33 percent of foster children change elementary schools at least five or more times in their lives. Foster and homeless children alike face challenges every time they wak...

Students showcase their diverse talents in annual show

Students showcase their diverse talents in annual show

Maya O'Sullivan, Staff Writer

April 22, 2018


Filed under Campus, Top News

Martial arts, singing, string quartets. Those were just a few of the many talents that were showcased in Carlmont’s Annual Talent show which was held from April 17 through April 20 in the quad. The show is held to give students an outlet to display their individual talents that may otherwise be hi...

Student directed ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’ hits the stage

Student directed ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’ hits the stage

Charlie McBrian, Staff Writer

April 20, 2018


Filed under Campus, Top News

Laughter filled the studio theater Thursday night as the audience was treated to a performance of Oscar Wilde’s “The Importance of Being Earnest,” directed by Carlmont seniors Tessa Bagby and Jasmine Zang. This is the sixth student-directed play in the past seven years and the second Carlmont drama production of the year. "I'm thoroughly impressed wi...

Immigrants learn English at San Carlos Library’s ESL Club

Immigrants learn English at San Carlos Library’s ESL Club

Anna Feng, Staff Writer

April 20, 2018


Filed under News, Top News

America is made up of immigrants, and not all of them speak English. The English as Second Language (ESL) Club at the San Carlos Library aims to change that by providing an opportunity for non-native English speakers to learn and practice their English. Each Saturday from 12:30–1:30 p.m., the ESL Club gathers together i...

Elias Wilson aces the ACT

Elias Wilson aces the ACT

Daniel Friis, staff writer

April 19, 2018


Filed under Campus, Top News

0.136 percent of students who take the American College Testing (ACT)  ace the test with a full score of 36, according to prepscholar.com, a site that gives statistics and percentages regarding the ACT and SAT. Elias Wilson, a junior, is part of that 0.136 percent. As most students do, Wilson went int...

Kabuki play honors Japanese culture

Kabuki play honors Japanese culture

Ailee Lim, Staff Writer

April 19, 2018


Filed under News, Top News

The bright, intricate costumes. The sound of the banjo-like shamisen. The audience cheering. These are all important aspects of kabuki. Kabuki is a Japanese performing art, coming in the form of plays and dances. The San Mateo Kabuki Club celebrates kabuki by watching a performed play on a movie s...

Sober Prom aims to stop drunk driving

Sober Prom aims to stop drunk driving

Kylie Lin, Staff Writer

April 19, 2018


Filed under Campus, Top News

Prom night, for many, is a night of parties — a night of fun. It is a time of elation, anticipation, and joy where high school students can let loose and enjoy themselves for one magical evening. However, behind this excitement lies inevitable risks. The night of prom, which has involved underage...

Vandals strike Belmont neighborhood

Vandals strike Belmont neighborhood

Connor Rickson

April 15, 2018


Filed under News, Top News

The usually quiet city of Belmont experienced an unusually unpleasant night in the last few days of March. Between the night of March 29 and the morning of March 30, six vehicles and two homes were vandalized on Belmont Canyon Road. The suspect or suspects are currently unknown. The vandals tagged...

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