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The cartoon depicts Trump and Mitch McConnell plotting to fill Ruth Bader Ginsburg's vacancy.

Opinion: Disregarding Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s dying wish is a breach in democracy

September 22, 2020

"My most fervent wish is that I will not be replaced until a new president is installed." In her final days, these were some of the last words Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bad...

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 ...

Queer coding villains is often used to create fear by playing off unconscious bias.

Editorial: Diversity isn’t what queer people should want

September 20, 2020

Villains can be some of the most memorable characters in the media that we consume. Done right, they can evoke a blend of fear, anger, and awe from an audience member. But too of...

Dining outdoors leaves individuals responsible for own safety

September 19, 2020

With the desire to do things that are now restricted due to the pandemic, many are longing to experience normalcy. Restaurants have altered their establishments to fit social distancing...

The once packed Carlmont hallways will remain empty for the rest of 2020.

Remote learning approved through 2020

September 17, 2020

The SUHSD school board unanimously supported the recommendation to continue distance learning for the second quarter, and possibly longer.  At the monthly board meeting...

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...

President Donald Trump's letter to pro-choice activists sparks debate about healthcare.

Opinion: Planned Parenthood is more than an abortion clinic

September 14, 2020

Calling Planned Parenthood an abortion clinic is like calling Starbucks just a coffee shop.  Sure, Starbucks is a coffee shop, but it’s also a place where people study and sit d...

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 ...

For many, a simple mistake can haunt them for the rest of their life.

Editorial: Growth needs to be normalized

September 13, 2020

We will always be growing and changing as we continue our journeys through life. In the same way, we’ll still be learning new things. Everyone is ever-changing for better or for...

The Olympic pool at SMAC is available for those who make an appointment ahead of time. According to the SMAC website, members using the pool may experience higher chlorine levels in alignment with U.S. swimming recommendations.

SMAC is back: San Mateo Athletic Center opens outdoor fitness space

September 11, 2020

In an effort to adjust to the new normal, San Mateo Athletic Center (SMAC) had the solution of creating an outdoor fitness center to allow members to continue their workouts while s...

Aeon Lem’s passion for bird watching takes flight

September 10, 2020

Aeon Lem, a junior at Carlmont High School, has a unique hobby—birdwatching. Her passion for birds has enabled her to get a scholarship and artistic opportunities, and has taken...

Customers follow the social distancing guidelines while wearing state-mandated masks.

The new norm: masks and social distancing

September 3, 2020

Gov. Gavin Newsom announced his four-tiered system on Aug. 28. that was designed to allow businesses and counties to reopen while taking safety precautions. Newsom later allowed s...

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