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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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There are many problems within Americas history curriculum. Textbooks are the front and center.
Opinion: History textbooks birth American exceptionalism
Kai Yoshida, Staff Writer — November 11, 2021

School boards across the country are in an uproar over critical race theory, and Carlmont has introduced an Ethnic Studies class to the freshman curriculum. These recent events reminded me of the issues with the current state of America's history program. During my junior year, my tutor and I reviewed...

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Birth control pills have been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) since the 60s, yet women still lack better options.
Opinion: There needs to be a better birth control
Anna Wilkinson, Staff Writer — November 11, 2021

Society has created an atmosphere where women are not only expected to take birth control but told that it is their responsibility to protect themselves from becoming pregnant by taking some form of it. Yet none of the methods are, in reality, all that great. The first thing society lacks in understanding...

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Spelling in English is notoriously unpredictable, with words such as through, thorough, tough, and plough having the same series of letters, yet making completely different sounds.
Opinion: English spelling needs to be changed
Anita Beroza, Staff Writer — November 3, 2021

English spelling sucks. It’s true— it’s the complaint of every student who lost points on their essay due to typos, publishing proofreaders, newsroom editors, and anyone learning English as a second language. Why should “should,” “sugar,” “titration,” “schwa,” and...

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Pfizers COVID-19 vaccine has been FDA approved for over two months. Yet, the Sequoia Union High School District (SUHSD) has made no steps towards mandating student vaccinations.
Opinion: There is no reason Carlmont shouldn't mandate vaccines
Raina Lahiri, Staff Writer — October 29, 2021

Imagine not having to wear masks all the time. Imagine being able to safely attend indoor school events, like prom and formal. Doesn’t that sound wonderful? Well, if the Sequoia Union High School District (SUHSD) mandated vaccines for their students, this could become a reality. As of Aug....

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English punctuation has to be taught extensively in schools. Reforming it would make teaching and learning it easier and more systematic, and well as easier to understand.
Opinion: English punctuation needs an update
Anita Beroza, Staff Writer — October 25, 2021

The English language is full of its quirks and idiosyncrasies. While our odd spelling and pronunciation get lots of attention, our punctuation tends to get sidelined in favor of them. But I am here to tell you that there is plenty wrong with the English system of punctuation. Frankly, every letter...

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The foods that deck a persons plate during the holiday season are often beloved with longstanding family recipes, but many of these recipes render garbage dishes.
Opinion: The best and worst of holiday food
Anita Beroza, Staff Writer — November 27, 2021

Holiday foods are delicious treats that remind us of our traditions and culture. But how do many of these dishes actually measure up? Pumpkin...

“You’ve Reached Sam” is Dustin Thao’s debut novel. It follows a girl’s grief after the death of her boyfriend, and her final chance to connect with him.
'You’ve Reached' boredom
Gabriela Asmar, Staff Writer — November 18, 2021

Sometimes, it doesn't feel possible for a book to be so bland that you want to dump some paprika on it, but "You've Reached Sam" by Dustin Thao...

The book cover of Aristotle and Dante Dive into the Waters of the World was designed, illustrated and hand-lettered by Mark Brabant, Sarah Jane Coleman and Chloë Foglia.
'Aristotle and Dante' drown in their own philosophical nonsense
Gabriela Asmar, Staff Writer — October 21, 2021

Benjamin Alire Sáenz, an award-winning novelist and poet, often writes characters that are fun, witty, interesting to read about, and easy to...

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