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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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Lillian Yao and Megan Li pose for a late BeReal during lunch.
Opinion: It's time to be real about BeReal
Alice Lan, Staff Writer — November 14, 2022

BeReal aims to be a preventative measure against toxic social media culture. Launched in 2020, its emphasis on authenticity gradually attracted millions of teens and young adults. Its popularity recently skyrocketed, becoming the world's most-downloaded app in September 2022.  However, the quest...

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In June 2022, the United States celebrated the 50th anniversary of President Richard Nixons signing of Title IX into law.
Opinion: Title IX should be recognized for more than sports
Soleil Dam, Scot Scoop Managing Editor — November 4, 2022

Upon mentioning Title IX, most people associate the legislation with how it changed the landscape of women's collegiate sports. As a matter of fact, this year, the United States celebrated National Women and Girls in Sports Day during the 50th anniversary of Title IX’s passing.  However, its efforts...

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Pedestrians often wear dark clothing at night, jeopardizing the safety of themselves, drivers, and their passengers.
Opinion: Carelessness persists beyond the driver's seat
Andrew Shu, Staff Writer — November 3, 2022

You check in the right-wing mirror and flick on the blinker, performing the same procedure you learned in Driver's Ed. As you round the corner in a perfect curve, your eyes widen as a pedestrian strolls down the middle of the lane, seemingly unaware of the sidewalk paralleling their current trajectory....

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The American economy has been adversely affected, including a falling stock market and combined foreign problems such as the Russo-Ukrainian War and growing conflicts with China.
Opinion: Americans must prepare for a tumultuous 2023
Jasneh Sasan, Staff Writer — November 3, 2022

Following the recent British recession, some Americans fear that economic calamity may fall upon the United States in the midst of a global war, international conflict, and rising inflation rates. The endless obstacles facing the U.S. government give sight to the predictions that the coming fiscal year...

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A Carlmont student looks at various community service programs in an attempt to bolster their college applications.
Opinion: Students should value passion over prestige when pursuing extracurriculars
Austin Li, Staff Writer — November 2, 2022

Due to the extremely competitive nature of high schools in the Bay Area, conversations regarding college, grades, standardized test scores, and extracurriculars are prevalent. As a result, eager high school students constantly try to go above and beyond in an attempt to differentiate themselves from...

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Hocus Pocus two official release poster.
Hocus Pocus 2: Not even magic can make this film enjoyable
Abigail Sinarle, Staff Writer — October 20, 2022

Hocus Pocus was a huge hit when it came out 30 years ago, and many were anticipating the release of “Hocus Pocus 2” even before it was announced to debut this month. Generations of moviegoers were...

Crumbls weekly lineup from the week of Oct. 6.
Are Crumbl Cookies worth the dough?
Meher Duggal, Staff Writer — October 11, 2022

Crumbl cookies are popular for their twists on classic treats, turning simple confections into creative and delicious desserts. They introduce four to five new flavors every week, in addition to their...

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