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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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Artificial intelligence has the potential to solve many complex problems and overall make life easier. Because of this, artificial intelligences potential should be welcomed with open arms.
Opinion: Artificial intelligence should be embraced
Evan Leong, Staff Writer — April 20, 2022

John McCarthy, who coined the term artificial intelligence (AI) in 1955, defined AI as “the science and engineering of making intelligent machines.” As these intelligent machines develop, people should embrace their emergence.  According to Statista.com, funding for AI increased exponentially...

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As shootings surround us, we seem to be talking about them less. This will not end the gun violence epidemic that threatens our safety.
Opinion: Complacency cannot end gun violence
Chesney Evert, Podcast Producer — April 12, 2022

“It has been brought to our attention that there is a rumor circulating in our community that a school shooting will occur on Monday.” Thus began Interim Principal Sean Priest’s email warning Carlmont families about possible gun violence on campus sent on Feb. 13, 2022. In six sentences,...

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Vladimir Guerrero Jr. looks to lead the Blue Jays to a championship.
Opinion: Baseball returns from lockout
Christophe Chau, Staff Writer — April 12, 2022

To the excitement of sports bettors, analysts, and fans, baseball is finally back. The 2022 Major League Baseball (MLB) season began on April 7. The uncertainty of last year's offseason finally came to a close with a new deal between the league and players association. Lengthy negotiations began last...

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The Parental Rights in Education Act, commonly known as the “Don’t Say Gay” bill, has come under fire in Florida for its restriction on education around LGBTQ topics.
Opinion: “Don’t Say Gay” will have disastrous effects on Floridian students
Gabriela Asmar, Staff Writer — April 4, 2022

Content Warning: This article includes mentions of suicide, which may be upsetting to some readers. The Parental Rights in Education Act, which was recently passed in Florida, has the potential to damage the well-being of students across the state, and possibly the country as well. Popularly known...

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The United States and the rest of the N.A.T.O. nations have implemented economic sanctions on Russian trade, but are they worth it?
Opinion: Economic sanctions against Russia can lead to nuclear war
Jasneh Sasan, Staff Writer — March 26, 2022

Economic sanctions imposed by countries, companies, and organizations around the world against Russia have put Russian president, Vladimir Putin, in a difficult situation on the world stage, but he doesn’t seem to be considering halting his invasion of Ukraine.  As of March 23, more than 15,000...

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The exterior of the Boba Guys location in San Carlos.
Boba Guys summer drinks are out of season
Maya Campbell, Podcast Producer — May 8, 2022

Enticing flavors don’t always equal quality. The recent release of seasonal drinks from the popular boba chain Boba Guys, displayed this reality....

Last Night at the Telegraph Club by Malinda Lo explores themes of love, family, identity, and race in an emotional but wonderful coming-of-age story.
"Last Night at the Telegraph Club" will keep you reading all night
Rebecca Von Tersch, Staff Writer — May 5, 2022

Warning: This article contains spoilers for the book “Last Night at the Telegraph Club” by Malinda Lo and contains mentions of homophobia...

The Mystery of Marilyn Monroe: The Unheard Tapes goes in depth to the mysterious circumstances around the stars early passing.
Sex and politics — The Mystery of Marilyn Monroe
Kayley Ebaugh, Staff Writer — May 3, 2022

One of the largest sexual scandals in the early 1960s involved John F. Kennedy, Robert Kennedy, and Marilyn Monroe. The cover-up of Monroe's...

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