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The student news site of Carlmont High School in Belmont, California.

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The student news site of Carlmont High School in Belmont, California.

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Maddie Leigh, an ASMR creator of two years, creates a video using a flashlight as a prop. [When creating a video], I use a ring light and try to change my background every couple of months, Leigh said. I sit down and make the video, and I always improvise. I dont use scripts, I just [keep in mind] what props Im using for what.
ASMR triggers a growing community of creators and listeners
Ujala Chauhan, Staff Writer — May 8, 2022

Tap. Tap. Tap. Brush. Brush. Brush. Scratch. Scratch. Scratch. Along with all those words being onomatopoeias, they share another thing in common: they can all be used to trigger autonomous sensory meridian response (ASMR).  ASMR is a relaxing sensation that begins on the scalp and moves down...

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Protestors march through the streets of San Francisco.
Protesters gather in San Francisco to protest Supreme Court
Sienna Reinders, Staff Writer — May 4, 2022

Hundreds of Bay Area residents gathered in front of the Federal Building in San Francisco yesterday to protest the Supreme Courts' decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, 410 U.S. 113 (1973). On Monday, Justice Samuel Alito’s draft of the majority ruling of the Supreme Court on the decision to illegalize...

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Assemblymembers Cristina Garcia and Evan Low proposed a bill to change the traditional five-day workweek to four days, pushing for a better work-life balance for employees. “It means that people are able to get groceries, go to the bank, take their car to the shop or see a doctor without having to squeeze it in after a workday or weekend when everyone is doing the same thing,” Michael O’Neall said.
California raises questions over four-day workweeks
Sherry Liuli, Staff Writer — May 2, 2022

Working eight hours a day and five days a week has long since been the norm in the U.S. However, California legislators have recently proposed amends to current labor laws in a new bill. “After two years of being in the pandemic, we’ve had over 47 million employees leave their job looking for...

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Senior Trevor Koto was awarded the NROTC scholarship by military recruiters.
Determination combines with family legacy to pay dividends
Annabel Chia, Staff Writer — May 2, 2022

Being able to follow one’s true passion while simultaneously making their family proud with acceptance to an esteemed school is an accomplishment. The hefty scholarship that came along was just the perfect cherry on top.  Trevor Koto, a graduating senior at Carlmont High School, was admitted to...

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The California Academy of Sciences, located in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, is where Carlmonts prom will be hosted
Breaking News: Mask mandate lifted for Carlmont prom
Austin Brazil, Staff Writer — April 28, 2022

In a sudden announcement to Carlmont students and families, Activities Director Jim Kelly announced that masks would no longer be mandated at Carlmont’s prom. “In keeping with our District COVID protocol, masks will be strongly recommended,” Kelly wrote in the email. The change of the mask...

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Electric vehicle charging to run.
High gas prices charge electric vehicle sales
Margot Graves, Staff Writer — April 28, 2022

Electric vehicles (EVs) may seem like a better alternative to save money, as gas prices have dramatically increased in recent months. While it has been known for a long time that EVs can cost less to operate, the recent upsurge in gas prices, approaching six dollars a gallon in California, is a...

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Many voters struggle to understand the voting process, and often question how much of an impact they will make if they vote.
Lack of information suppresses voter turnout
Lucille Sanders, Staff Writer — April 25, 2022

According to The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), the U.S. saw record voter turnout in the 2020 presidential election, with 66.7% of eligible voters participating, or 159 million people. However, the questions of people in the U.S. that year that did not or could not cast their vote—about 80 million...

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A surfer catches a big wave on a sunny day at Huntington Beach.
Beyond the board: Healing the mind and planet
Clementine Cunningham, Staff Writer — April 24, 2022

Bill Shrader feels the wave building behind him, staying concentrated on the shoreline ahead. The wave’s growing momentum pushes him faster and faster as he paddles through the cold water, pushing his body up, he catches the wave just as it begins to break.  “As you line up to catch the surf,...

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