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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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Auva Soheili

Auva Soheili, Staff Writer

Auva Soheili is a senior and a Highlander Managing Editor at Carlmont. She enjoys travel, specifically experiencing other cultures. She began her nonprofit, Bold Apparel, over a year ago whose profits are donated to various causes to help vulnerable groups in the community. She has been an advocate for women's rights, gun control, and the fair treatment of migrants in movements like "March for Our Lives," "Black Lives Matter," and "Keep Families Together." In the future, she's interested in having a career involving social justice.

Twitter: @AuvaSoheili

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The holiday season is now spent away from loved ones that are usually there.

Opinion: Be grateful the distance is temporary

December 10, 2020

Unlike years past with bustling holiday parties and family gatherings, this year brings family reunions on Zoom and socially distanced get-togethers. With the ever-rising cases of COVID-19, the CDC has...

A shopper wants to shop sustainably but the cost is too expensive.

Opinion: We must hold exploitative systems accountable

November 30, 2020

Students have taken it upon themselves to live more sustainably: find alternatives to plastic straws, purchase reusable water bottles, thrift, and shop locally. This is all in an effort to fulfill the...

A grandmother helps her granddaughter, the next generation of superheroes, put on her cape.

Opinion: Our generation isn’t superior, it’s in its ‘superhero phase’

November 3, 2020

“It’s just a phase,” has said almost every adult regarding rebellion. In a time of such political chaos, Generation Z, along with Millenials, has taken to the forefront of activism. For as long...

The cartoon depicts Trump and Mitch McConnell plotting to fill Ruth Bader Ginsburgs vacancy.

Opinion: Disregarding Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s dying wish is a breach in democracy

September 22, 2020

"My most fervent wish is that I will not be replaced until a new president is installed." In her final days, these were some of the last words Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg wanted the public...

The image above depicts Jacob Blake, who was racially-profiled and shot seven times by police, while separately white supremacist Kyle Rittenhouse walks away unharmed with an AR-15.

Opinion: Call white supremacists what they are

September 8, 2020

What would you call someone who murdered two people after crossing state lines with an illegally obtained AR-15 to support a white supremacist gang countering a Black Lives Matter protest? White supremacists...

The parallels between the 2020 pandemic and the 1980s war in Iran are shown. On one side, the virus keeps us inside while on the right side bombings make people take shelter.

Opinion: It could be worse

April 13, 2020

"I don't want to go to school." Practically every teenager has uttered that phrase at some point in their high school career. Unfortunately, it's not the paradise vacation many of us envisioned it to...

Instead of shooting out love and arrows, cupid is flying off with your money this Valentines Day.

Opinion: Valentine’s Day will steal your cash, not your heart

February 14, 2020

Be careful — cupid might try to poke a hole in your wallet. You know Valentine's Day season is upon you when every which way you look, stores explode with pink decorations, heart-shaped candies, and...

One of the great historical sites in Iran that President Trump threatened to bomb: the tomb of Cyrus the Great, built in sixth century B.C., waving a white flag signifying a surrender or truce.

Opinion: Your World War III memes aren’t funny

January 25, 2020

It was as if someone had reached into the part of my mind I try to shut out, had uncovered my worst nightmare — my greatest fear — and decided to play it on repeat right before my eyes and turn it...

Maureen Sinnott holds a sign stating Impeach and Remove directed at the oncoming traffic on El Camino Real.

Nobody is above the law

December 23, 2019

"This is what democracy looks like!" chanted a crowd of over 500 protestors. On Tuesday, Dec. 17, the evening before the House of Representatives would vote on the impeachment President Donald Trump;...

Firefighters with the Camp Pendleton Fire Department combat a fire in the Santa Margarita/De Luz Housing area on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, July 6, 2018.(U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Dylan Chagnon)

When a Tower Falls

November 6, 2019

If you took an image of any of the 15 fires that have afflicted California in the last week, it would look like a snapshot from hell. Here in the Belmont-San Carlos area, the air pollutant PM 2.5 lingers...

Many students resorted to completing their homework by candlelight while they waited for the power to return.

Blackouts strike the Bay Area

October 28, 2019

With winds reaching up to 70 miles per hour and five fires sparking up in Northern California, PG&E shut off the power in many areas, leaving 1.3 million residents without electricity. PG&E,...

Teenagers wield signs demanding climate justice as they march through the streets of San Francisco on Sept. 20, 2019.

Climate justice now, homework later

October 21, 2019

“Climate justice, now!” chanted hordes of young protesters marching in the streets of San Francisco.  Thousands of people, from toddlers to senior citizens, kicked off the youth-led climate strike...

Teenagers wield signs demanding climate justice as they march through the streets of San Francisco on Sept. 20, 2019.

Climate justice now, homework later

October 3, 2019

“Climate justice, now!” chanted hordes of young protesters marching in the streets of San Francisco.  Thousands of people, from toddlers to senior citizens, kicked off the youth-led climate strike...

The Self-Help for the Elderly booth hands out mooncake to families celebrating in the park.

Autumn Moon Festival shines light on family values

September 17, 2019

From traditional lion dances to eating mooncake, the Autumn Moon Festival brought families together to celebrate a cherished Chinese tradition. The festival took place from morning until noon in San...

On opening day, one of the women working at the wine tasting booth pours a customer a bottle of wine.

Belmont celebrates Greek culture in annual festival

September 3, 2019

The annual Greek Festival invited the community to a three-day long event celebrating the rich Greek heritage through traditional music, dancing, food, and shops. From all over the world, families of...

Sophomores Nicole Doud, Emily Kim, Samantha Turtle, and Sabrina Jackson gather around Wilbur the therapy dog.

Therapy dogs help students de-stress before finals

May 28, 2019

Therapy dogs wag their way to the rescue in order to alleviate student stress leading up to finals before summer break. Last Thursday, May 23, two therapy dogs from the Peninsula Humane Society accompanied...

Sophomores Nika Lobykina and Brianna Butler try to de-stress by petting Wilbur.

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May 28, 2019

Sophomores Nika Lobykina and Brianna Butler try to de-stress by petting Wilbur.

Students adore Wilbur and look to him with affection.

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May 28, 2019

Students adore Wilbur and look to him with affection.

Students gather around Wilbur, one of the therapy dogs, to take a break from the stress of schoolwork.

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May 28, 2019

Students gather around Wilbur, one of the therapy dogs, to take a break from the stress of schoolwork.

Emma Evans, a sophomore, and juniors, Dina Bakour and Alexa Jamison, sit in a circle with other students and pet one of the therapy dogs.

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May 28, 2019

Emma Evans, a sophomore, and juniors, Dina Bakour and Alexa Jamison, sit in a circle with other students and pet one of the therapy dogs.

Wilbur the pug poses while a visitor takes a photo.

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May 28, 2019

Wilbur the pug poses while a visitor takes a photo.

Tara Roshan, a sophomore, works on a project during AP Euro class despite senioritis symptoms.

Senioritis strikes again

May 15, 2019

Senioritis whips through the school hallways and crawls under classroom doors, infecting students and impacting their performance in school. In other words, with summer around the corner, student motivation...

Carlmont students enjoy the warm day and sunny sky in the quad.

Moods shift as weather heats up

April 22, 2019

For Californians, the emergence of warm sunny days means one thing: the wait is finally over! The sun washes over the sky giving students the opportunity to switch up their wardrobe, improve their moods,...

A wide variety of paintings hang on one of the walls of the gallery.

Art Show draws attention

March 23, 2019

Carlmont's annual Art Show is a picture perfect event that displays various student-made pieces in a floor-to-ceiling gallery. The students enrolled in the Visual Arts Program submit their favorite...

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