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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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Ailee Lim

Ailee Lim, Staff Writer

Ailee Lim is a senior at Carlmont High School. She loves the journalism family and the opportunity that the class gives her to explore her community. Outside of school, she enjoys drawing and eating food. She also likes animals, her favorites are elephants and dogs. She also has her own dog, Astro.

Twitter: @aileelim0

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The hall leading into the theater has an unique style compared to other theaters.

Poor food service ruins the Cinépolis movie theater experience

December 5, 2019

The Hillsdale mall is currently adding new restaurants, an outside area, and a bowling alley. The Cinépolis movie theater, which was only recently integrated, sets itself apart from other theaters with...

The lychee mania and the Thai tea are both phenomenal drinks.

Spill the Tea is amazing, period

October 22, 2019

"And I oop—" Hearing that there was a new boba place in Redwood City called Spill the Tea made me think of all the memes regarding James Charles and Jasmine Masters and everything in between. When...

The tiger tea and Thai tea drinks stand against Tea Hubs brick walls.

Tea Hub is the next best boba shop

October 1, 2019

Boba Guys, T-pumps, Bambu, Chatime, Quickly, Teaspoon. With the boba boom in the Bay Area, boba shops seem to be opening up everywhere. Tea Hub is an example of one of these boba places that opened...

There were many different options at the restaurant, including the Mango a Go-Go, the Mango-Ghetti, and the Strawberry Fresca.

‘Mangos a Go-Go’ snacks do not exceed expectations

September 16, 2019

I knew the name "Mangos a Go-Go" sounded familiar, but I couldn’t quite put my finger on it. It finally occurred to me that Mango a Go-Go is a Jamba Juice menu item. I knew that Mangos a Go-Go was...

The Smores waffle is filled with chocolate ice cream and other toppings.

Waffle & Wrap evolves typical breakfast food

September 5, 2019

If you had told me five years ago that I would have ice cream out of a puffy waffle cone, I'd have said you were crazy. However, such egg waffle cones are a signature to Bubble & Wrap, a dessert-based...

Jordan Kan cuts his Congratulations Jordan cake and gives out slices to students. Kan has been working at the library for almost four years and is finally moving on to become a pastor.

Belmont library says farewell to librarian Jordan Kan

May 26, 2019

All good things must come to an end. With the end of the school year, Carlmont students who visit the Belmont library aren't only going to lose the graduating seniors. Jordan Kan, a librarian, is also...

Korean dancers wave brightly colored fans decorated with flowers.

Asian Pacific Heritage dances its way into San Mateo

May 21, 2019

Dancing is a deep-rooted tradition for many cultures around the world. Learning about a culture's dance can also be a way to learn about cultures that are not familiar to oneself. For Asian Pacific...

Ed Pawlowski, a professional skydiver, dresses up as a leprechaun to make his grand entrance at the Hiller Aviation Museum. The museum hosts events for Easter, Halloween, and Christmas in addition to St. Patricks Day.

Skydiving leprechaun brings St. Patrick’s Day to Hiller Aviation Museum

March 19, 2019

Look up in the sky! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! Wrong, it’s a leprechaun! St. Patrick’s Day is usually a day filled with parades, drinking, and the color green. But at the Hiller Aviation Museum,...

Jackie Speier and Charles Stone speak about resilience and Speiers experiences. After talking about herself, Speier signed copies of her book for the audience.

Congresswoman and author Jackie Speier visits the Belmont library

February 12, 2019

Jackie Speier. A congresswoman. An author. And a fighter. Speier visited the Belmont library on Feb. 9 to talk about her book and her life. The library estimates there were more than 400 people that...

Chris Ketner bikes as his dog, a black lab named Noodle, walks alongside him. Ketner often takes Noodle to walk in public areas like Waterdog Lake and wishes there were more areas open to the public for dog-walking.

New regulations encourage dog walking

February 2, 2019

Dogs are a man’s best friend, but they can’t follow men everywhere. Dogs are prohibited in certain hiking and recreation areas in San Mateo County, such as Coyote Point and Crystal Springs. There...

In the Hometown Holidays festival, a SamTrans bus with Christmas lights drives through the parade. Hometown Holidays is held annually on the first Saturday in December.

Hometown Holidays spreads Christmas joy

December 4, 2018

As the seasons change and fall rolls into winter, Christmas celebrations begin. The annual Hometown Holidays celebration took place on Dec. 1 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Some activities featured were a craft...

Shields paints one of his original metal creations. He began to work as an artist after his previous jobs as a mime and actor.

Harvest Festival inspires creative spirit

November 15, 2018

With technology becoming more prevalent in society, it can be hard to find traditional art that still resonates with people. The annual Harvest Festival celebrates small businesses and artists alike....

The new traffic light at the intersection of Ralston and South creates mixed feelings. Some think it will help traffic but others feel differently.

New stoplight on Ralston Avenue works to ease traffic

October 21, 2018

The traffic that faces people going on Ralston Avenue is difficult to manage. A commute that would normally take a few minutes can end up becoming a much longer one. In hopes of reducing traffic, the...

5-year-old Zachary Finlay paints an orange and green fish for the playground.

‘Art at Play’ helps to beautify the Belmont community

May 10, 2018

A scene of children playing a the playground would not be complete without the bright colors of the play structure. In an effort to help add more color to playgrounds, Art at Play is coming to help make...

Runners get color thrown at them by volunteers. Some of the volunteers, like Patrick, Hayden, and Zach Tucker, came to the run as a family event to have fun.

“Race to Build” color run raises money for affordable housing

April 29, 2018

It can be hard to afford to live in the Bay Area due to the expensive housing costs. Habitat for Humanity helps build houses for low-income families at little to no cost to them. Habitat for Humanity...

At the childrens kabuki theater in nagahama, performers allure audiences with bright costumes. Traditionally, kabuki is performed only by men but as it gets more international and modern women have occasionally come in as parts too.

Kabuki play honors Japanese culture

April 19, 2018

The bright, intricate costumes. The sound of the banjo-like shamisen. The audience cheering. These are all important aspects of kabuki. Kabuki is a Japanese performing art, coming in the form of plays...

On March 16-18, the International Gem and Jewelry Show came to San Mateo. All different types of precious stones and jewelry were on display and for sale.

Gem and jewelry show allures gemstone fanatics

March 21, 2018

Diamonds may be a girl's best friend, but the Intergem Gem and Jewelry Show had more than just diamonds. The show took place from March 16-18 in the San Mateo County Event Center. It boasted a list...

The How to be a good ally meeting at the Belmont Library, featuring a panel of LGBT teens talking about their individual experiences.

‘Spectrum Talks’ meeting discusses how to be a good ally to the LGBT community

March 13, 2018

The LGBT community has faced a lot of controversy in years past, but there is an increasing number of people who want to be LGBT allies (straight or cisgendered supporters of the LGBT community), especially...

The yellow lion dances in front of the crowd. The lion dance symbolizes good luck  in Chinese culture.

New year event celebrates Chinese culture

February 9, 2018

Chinese New Year is a holiday that goes back to ancient times, and it is still celebrated today. The date of Chinese New Year, which is also known as the lunar new year, usually falls between Jan. 21 and...

Miles Bernstein has arthrogryposis multiplex congenita. This makes it harder to do everyday tasks that others may not even think about doing.

Bernstein not hindered by disability

February 8, 2018

Imagine your morning routine. You wake up, get out of bed, eat breakfast, brush your teeth, and then you get in the car to go to school. Once you're at school, you make your way to class and start your...

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