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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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Hanukkah is one of my favorite events of the year. We put up loads of decorations, light at least two different Hanukkahs every night and say the Hanukkah blessings, and give each other presents. We also play dreidel and eat chocolate coins called gelt, said Javin Zipkin, a Carlmont senior.
Jewish students celebrate the first night of Hanukkah
Marlo Jae Lewis, Staff Writer — November 30, 2021

Jewish students at Carlmont are celebrating the Jewish holiday, Hanukkah. It's often referred to as Chanukah, the more traditional spelling, and it is an eight-night winter holiday that falls on different days every year.  According to History.com, "[Hanukkah] commemorates the rededication during...

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Along I-280, a watch for deer crossing sign stands below a group of grazing deer.
Roadkill runs rampant on 280 
Sophia Schreiber, Staff Writer — November 29, 2021

In addition to the rolling green hills and the sparkling Crystal Springs reservoir one might see taking a drive down Interstate 280, dead animals along the road are familiar sights for many citizens of the Bay Area.  According to a new report by the Road Ecology Center at the University of California,...

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Christmas tree farms allows customers to choose their desired tree for the holidays.
Authentic Christmas trees grow holiday traditions
Annabel Chia, Staff Writer — November 28, 2021

The sweet pine scent wafts through chilly morning air as customers go around the farm to find the perfect tree. The textured plant that is soon to be the living room's centerpiece provides advantages in all aspects, from the satisfying aroma that encapsulates tradition to the green benefits beyond the...

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Karen Miaos son rushes into his moms welcoming arms before the start of the race. I hope turkey trot will be a tradition [because] this is my son’s first time, Miao said.
Runners dash into Thanksgiving with 5K race
Sam Hansen, Staff Writer — November 28, 2021

A Runner’s Mind hosted a 5 kilometer race and breakfast, creating an opportunity for people to start their Thanksgiving holiday strong. Thursday’s race, also called 2021 ARM (A Runner’s Mind) Gobble Wobble, was hosted at the Coyote Point Recreation Area in San Mateo. “I’ve known ARM since...

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A shopper walks down one of the numerous rows of booths browsing their unique wares.
West Coast Craft weaves community together
Alana Wacker and Gabrielle Shore November 28, 2021

From pottery embellished with images of goats to cacti ornaments woven out of green thread, West Coast Craft (WCC) displays the distinct works of artists and craftspeople from all over California. Food trucks, beautiful scenery, and unique commodities attracted hundreds of visitors over the weekend...

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After the guns are collected, they are put into various bins, as shown from the last buyback from 2019. Danielle Lacampagne explained what the police department does with the collected firearms. The Sheriffs Office process them and have to log them, but they dont trace them to anyone, Lacampagne said. In the end, they all get destroyed, and essentially melted down.
Gun buyback promotes gun safety and mental health awareness
Robin Linares, Staff Writer — November 25, 2021

Content Warning: This article mentions suicide and contains other content which may be triggering to some readers. In an effort to offer a safe space for gun owners to dispose of their firearms, San Mateo County is holding a gun buyback event next month. The buyback event, scheduled for Dec. 11...

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Shoppers at the Hillsdale Mall pass by Black Friday promotions.
Black Friday affects working teens
Charlotte Gordon, Staff Writer — November 23, 2021

Black Friday is an exciting event for many as the anticipation for the upcoming holiday season grows and people begin shopping for gifts. However, for those who work in retail, it can be a particularly stressful time. Black Friday dates back to the 1950s, according to History. In the 1950s, Philadelphia...

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A woman gets some exercise by taking a walk with her dog, relaxing after a long day. Exercising is a great way to de-stress after a long day anything, Kaiser said.
Thanksgiving break provides a much needed rest for students
Austin Brazil, Staff Writer — November 22, 2021

School can be detrimental to a child's mental health due to different factors such as stress and various academic and social pressures. When students get a break from school, it is crucial that they use that time to take care of themselves. The Thanksgiving break from school provides an excellent opportunity...

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