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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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Demonstrators celebrate outside of the Supreme Court in 2015 after the release of the Obergefell v. Hodges decision.
Roe v. Wade could be first of many precedents to fall
Hudson Fox, Scot Scoop Editor — May 22, 2022

In a month or so, the landscape of abortion rights could be fundamentally changed. The initial Supreme Court majority opinion, penned by Justice Samuel Alito and leaked by POLITICO, could result in the reversal of the landmark Roe v. Wade (1973) case and would provide a legal platform for the implementation...

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As summer approaches , the drought turns the Californian landscape yellow.
Water conservation: A little goes a long way
Clementine Cunningham, Staff Writer — May 18, 2022

181 gallons. That is the amount of water a Californian uses every day on average, according to the California Water Science Center. As summer approaches, the ground underneath the Californian sun becomes bone dry. Lack of rainfall causes reservoirs to plunge to dangerously low levels. People across...

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Large crowds gather to watch Carlmont students and other local schools perform at Celebrate the Music.
Celebrate the Music promotes community
Erik Cheng, Staff Writer — May 12, 2022

A large audience crowded Twin Pines Park to witness the 18th annual Celebrate the Music Festival, formerly known as Save the Music. The festival took place on April 24, when school music programs and local musicians gathered for a performance to showcase the importance of music. The chair and music...

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Unsold products from supermarkets are donated to food organizations such as the Milpitas Food Pantry, but oftentimes the items have gone bad and must be composted. The people we service dont have much to begin with, said Aldo Quintana, a volunteer at the Pantry. They deserve good food thats not expired.
Supermarkets stomach responsibility for food waste
Alice Lan, Staff Writer — May 11, 2022

One in ten Californians goes hungry every day. Meanwhile, 30% to 40% of America's food supply ends up in landfills each year. Food waste is a global pandemic that destroys the environment and deprives resources from people in need.  The distribution and manufacturing process lies at the core of...

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As many around the country are concerned about the likely overturning of Roe v. Wade and increasingly restrictive abortion laws in states, junior Luiza Nunes wants to make sure people continue to protest. “Those who have been organizing for abortion rights saw this coming. It’s almost inevitable, and it’s something that we have to keep fighting for,” Nunes said.
California commits to continued abortion access as Roe v. Wade likely overturned
Robin Linares, Staff Writer — May 10, 2022

In response to the unclear fate of Roe v. Wade and strict abortion restrictions popping up around the country, California prepares to aid those seeking out-of-state abortion care in areas where abortion could become inaccessible.  On May 2, POLITICO leaked the draft opinion of the Supreme Court’s...

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Celebrate the Music
Celebrate the Music
Marrisa Chow, Sophie Gurdus, Audrey Burnley, Annabel Chia, Erik Cheng, and Sydney Tao May 10, 2022

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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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