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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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Catherine Eikelbarner

Catherine Eikelbarner, Podcast Producer

Catherine Eikelbarner is a senior at Carlmont High School and this will be her third and final year in the journalism program. She is extremely passionate about podcasting and focuses on advocating for mental health topics that may not be widely discussed. To check out her portfolio, click here!

Twitter: @catherine_eik

 

All content by Catherine Eikelbarner

Complex Mindz Season 3 Ep. 4: Signing off

Catherine Eikelbarner and Lucy Lopshire May 22, 2023

In their final episode of the Complex Mindz series, hosts Catherine Eikelbarner and Lucy Lopshire share their favorite moments within the past three seasons of the podcast and the skills they have developed...

Complex Mindz Season 3 Ep. 3: Surviving suicidal thoughts

Catherine Eikelbarner and Lucy Lopshire May 14, 2023

Content Warning: This episode contains topics that may be triggering for some listeners. Surviving suicidal ideation or attempts is a considerable accomplishment, and in this episode, hosts Lucy Lopshire...

Complex Mindz Season 3 Ep. 2: Mental health in education

Catherine Eikelbarner and Lucy Lopshire March 18, 2023

In our second episode of season three, hosts Catherine Eikelbarner and Lucy Lopshire discuss how supporting mental health in education is an important concept that needs closer attention in the climate...

Season 3: Ep. 1: Mental Health in Music

Catherine Eikelbarner and Lucy Lopshire February 15, 2023

Hello, and welcome to the first episode of our final season! Your hosts, Lucy Lopshire and Catherine Eikelbarner, in this episode, discuss the portrayals of mental health in art, specifically music. Although...

Complex Mindz Ep. 6: OSFED

Catherine Eikelbarner and Lucy Lopshire December 22, 2022

Content Warning: This episode contains topics that may be triggering for some listeners. Welcome back to the sixth and final episode of season 2 of Complex Mindz. Your favorite hosts, Lucy Lopshire and...

The media portrays mental illnesses in a false lens, putting a mask over the truth of the reality of mental health.

Opinion: Media’s mental health is not reality

Catherine Eikelbarner, Podcast Producer December 4, 2022

Social media is an escape from reality that many utilize, but this supposed distraction can lead one into a more distressed state. Social media may seem harmless, but it causes many, especially adolescents,...

Complex Mindz Season 2 Ep. 5: Bulimia

Catherine Eikelbarner and Lucy Lopshire November 30, 2022

Content Warning: This episode contains topics that may be triggering for some listeners. Welcome back to the fifth episode of season 2 of Complex Mindz. With your usual hosts Lucy Lopshire and Catherine...

Complex Mindz Season 2 Ep. 4: Get to know us

Catherine Eikelbarner and Lucy Lopshire November 3, 2022

Welcome back to Complex Mindz, and this episode hosts Lucy Lopshire and Catherine Eikelbarner answer some possible questions listeners might have about their podcast, and address why they created the podcast...

Struggles of security

Catherine Eikelbarner and Lucy Lopshire October 30, 2022

A common consensus among multiple employees was how security does not seem to do its job, or at the very least, care about preventing theft in stores and protecting workers. "For one customer, we called...

Some stores are starting to resort to locking up products that are in high demand to combat the prevailing issues of violence and theft, like Target in Tanforan Mall did.

Increasing violence in malls: the risk of retail work

Catherine Eikelbarner and Lucy Lopshire October 30, 2022

Armed robbery in San Bruno retail store. Palm Desert mall suspect was tased in the parking lot. Multiple fights break out in San Francisco malls. These are just a few incidents consuming newspapers, websites,...

Through the eyes of employees

Catherine Eikelbarner and Lucy Lopshire October 30, 2022

"A couple of months ago, there were these kids that came in to tag the corridors. The owner went to address it, and those kids attacked the owner and punched him in the head."  This incident is...

Combatting the issue

Catherine Eikelbarner and Lucy Lopshire October 30, 2022

Target is one of few stores that has been able to address the issues with security by hiring and implementing a store-centered security team.  "It helps that we have those two teams together to de-escalate...

Complex Mindz Season 2 Ep. 3: Orthorexia

Catherine Eikelbarner and Lucy Lopshire October 13, 2022

Content Warning: This episode contains topics that may be triggering for some listeners. Welcome back for the third episode of Complex Mindz season 2! In this episode, hosts Lucy Lopshire and Catherine...

Complex Mindz Season 2 Ep. 2: Suicidal Thoughts pt. 2

Catherine Eikelbarner and Lucy Lopshire September 27, 2022

Content Warning: This episode contains topics that may be triggering for some listeners. Welcome back to the Complex Mindz podcast! In part two of suicidal thoughts, hosts Lucy Lopshire and Catherine...

Complex Mindz Season 2 Ep. 1: Suicidal Thoughts

Catherine Eikelbarner and Lucy Lopshire September 20, 2022

Content Warning: This episode contains topics that may be triggering for some listeners. Hello, and welcome back to season two of the Complex Mindz podcast! This season hosts Lucy Lopshire and Catherine...

Complex Mindz Ep. 5: Self-harm

Catherine Eikelbarner and Lucy Lopshire May 23, 2022

Content Warning: This episode contains topics that may be triggering for some listeners. Welcome back to the Complex Mindz podcast! In today’s episode, hosts Lucy Lopshire and Catherine Eikelbarner...

Complex Mindz Ep. 4: Trichotillomania part two

Catherine Eikelbarner and Lucy Lopshire April 25, 2022

Hello and welcome back to the Complex Mindz podcast! Hosts Lucy Lopshire and Catherine Eikelbarner discuss with guest Ellen Crupi how she lived with trichotillomania and its influence on her profession....

Complex Mindz Ep. 2: Depression

Catherine Eikelbarner and Lucy Lopshire April 4, 2022

Welcome back to the Complex Mindz podcast, where hosts Lucy Lopshire and Catherine Eikelbarner research different mental health disorders that may not be widely discussed. This episode will explore what...

Complex Mindz Ep. 3: Trichotillomania

Catherine Eikelbarner and Lucy Lopshire March 22, 2022

Welcome back to Complex Mindz! In this episode, hosts Lucy Lopshire and Catherine Eikelbarner discuss the disorder trichotillomania and how it impacts those diagnosed. Trichotillomania is the compulsive...

Complex Mindz Ep. 1: ADHD

Catherine Eikelbarner and Lucy Lopshire January 27, 2022

Welcome to the very first episode of the Complex Mindz podcast! This series will discuss different mental illnesses and health conditions that people may not know that much about or have a stereotypical...

Student Scoop Ep. 5: The stress of finals

Catherine Eikelbarner and Lucy Lopshire December 17, 2021

Welcome back to the Student Scoop podcast! Hosts Lucy Lopshire and Catherine Eikelbarner discuss the relevant topic of stress, which is regularly associated and experienced with finals season. Guest...

Student Scoop Ep. 4: Funding in high school sports

Catherine Eikelbarner and Lucy Lopshire November 29, 2021

Welcome back to Student Scoop! In this episode, hosts Catherine Eikelbarner and Lucy Lopshire discuss a recent surge in the debate over money allocation for sports. They discuss whether some sports are...

Student Scoop Ep. 3: Homecoming

Lucy Lopshire and Catherine Eikelbarner November 2, 2021

Welcome to the third episode of Student Scoop, where hosts Lucy Lopshire and Catherine Eikelbarner discuss the topic of homecoming and the process that goes into creating the dance. Guest speaker Amelia...

Overall Message

Catherine Eikelbarner and Lucy Lopshire November 2, 2021

The administration may receive criticism at times for resolving different school issues. Still, their overall goal is to make this learning environment equal and fair to all and transition students into...

Policies in-depth

Catherine Eikelbarner and Lucy Lopshire November 2, 2021

While trying to schedule interviews with the administrators, there were several conflicts, such as an unplanned Zoom meeting and constant meetings with staff, students, and parents. Their busy schedules...

Behind the scenes

Catherine Eikelbarner and Lucy Lopshire November 2, 2021

The policies instituted at Carlmont are just the tip of the iceberg of how administrators run the operations. From food distribution measures to emergency meetings requiring attendance, many of these behind-the-scenes...

What are the policies and handbook rules?

Catherine Eikelbarner and Lucy Lopshire November 2, 2021

Students see the handbook and policies of Carlmont and often are oblivious to how and why the policies creation took place. The school's website lists several policies, ideas, and statements, including...

Ralph Crame, the principal at Carlmont High School, prepares for his busy day at work by first looking at his abundance of emails.

Administration: Beyond the surface

Catherine Eikelbarner and Lucy Lopshire November 2, 2021

According to Ralph Crame, the principal at Carlmont High School, there are around 2,600 students on campus. To make the school a safe environment, the administrators must accommodate every student's...

Student Scoop Ep. 2: Police presence at Carlmont

Catherine Eikelbarner and Lucy Lopshire October 14, 2021

Welcome back to the Student Scoop podcast where hosts Lucy Lopshire and Catherine Eikelbarner discuss school-related issues that affect the entire student body. This episode will discuss the repercussions...

Student Scoop Episode 1: The dress code

Lucy Lopshire and Catherine Eikelbarner September 22, 2021

Welcome to Student Scoop! This podcast will discuss school-related issues and topics where students and the administration get to voice their opinions about specific events happening at school. Hosts Lucy...

Volunteers a part the Friends of the Urban Forest work together to plant trees for San Francisco communities.

Earth Day’s impact and message

Catherine Eikelbarner and Lucy Lopshire April 22, 2021

Even though the first Earth Day occurred in 1970, the holiday continues to encourage environmental protection decades later. Up until 1970, humans were immensely ignorant of the growing problems and...

Hundreds of thousands of people marched for women’s basic and human rights in the annual Women’s March in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 21, 2017.

Women’s History Month sparks discussions

Catherine Eikelbarner and Lucy Lopshire April 15, 2021

Oppression is something that women have been facing for centuries, and because of things like Women's History Month, more awareness can spread about these issues and the historical discrimination women...

Protests like this one, which occurred in San Franciscos Chinatown, are done to combat the larger problem of prejudice towards the Asian community.

Asian Americans face increasing discrimination

Lucy Lopshire and Catherine Eikelbarner April 15, 2021

Although discrimination against Asian Americans has been prevalent in the U.S. for years, prejudiced opinions regarding COVID-19 have caused hate crimes and verbal attacks to intensify in Asian communities.  In...

One of the artists work featured in this exhibition, Fighter beyond color,  displays different aspects of culture and worldly problems.

Overlap project explores immigration through art

Catherine Eikelbarner and Lucy Lopshire February 4, 2021

Overlap: Home, Immigration, and Identity brings a unique aspect and message to the art community and its observers. The Overlap project was given a grant in 2019 and made its debut in Dec. 2020. Andrea...

This king tide season presented many high and low tides, and having pictures to record these heights can help predict how future sea levels will change.

King Tides help visualize rising sea levels

Lucy Lopshire and Catherine Eikelbarner January 17, 2021

In the past century, the global mean sea level has increased seven to eight inches because of human influence. The California King Tides Project is a part of the California Coastal Commission researching...

Comparison of beauty to social media

Catherine Eikelbarner and Lucy Lopshire January 7, 2021

Social media creates a breeding ground for insecurities. Although social media can have its perks, it quickly brings people down because of how others display their lives. "The public view, you don't...

Body image

Catherine Eikelbarner and Lucy Lopshire January 7, 2021

The expected body standards for society shifts over time, making it hard for people to keep up. It also can depend on location, as different countries and communities have different expectations. For...

Beauty standards on mental health disorders

Catherine Eikelbarner and Lucy Lopshire January 7, 2021

Although mental health disorders are a prevalent issue for people of all ages, they are most prominent in the early teen years. According to the National Institutes of Mental Health (NIMH), anxiety is...

Struggles with acne

Catherine Eikelbarner and Lucy Lopshire January 7, 2021

One of the largest issues among teenagers is dealing with acne, which is a disease of pilosebaceous units (PSUs), according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). There are many forms of acne;...

Society makes beauty consist of looks and other materialistic aspects that are not realistic.

The standards

Catherine Eikelbarner and Lucy Lopshire January 7, 2021

Content Warning: This article discusses mental health disorders and problems with body imaging, topics that some readers may find triggering. Sophomore Alissa Doe* wakes up to attend her Zoom classes...

Many will be celebrating Thanksgiving virtually this year to avoid traveling and possible contamination.

Pandemic presents new obstacles for Thanksgiving celebrations

Malina Wong and Catherine Eikelbarner November 24, 2020

From celebrating the holidays to providing for those in need, this Thanksgiving season will not be the same as in previous years. While the world is amidst a pandemic, the Centers for Disease Control...

Natalie Tobias, a sophomore at Carlmont High School, looks through the various clothing racks at Thrift Center, a thrift store in San Carlos, California. She began shopping more at thrift stores after they reopened in July.

Thrifting heightens during pandemic, affects environment

Catherine Eikelbarner and Malina Wong November 3, 2020

As growing interest in fashion affects secondhand businesses, shelter-in-place orders also changed how thrift stores operate. The buying of secondhand items has not only occurred in in-person stores...

Patty Smith, a homeless man, carries his belongings to another location in Richmond, Calif.

Homelessness becomes greater concern during pandemic

Malina Wong and Catherine Eikelbarner October 14, 2020

The Bay Area is known to hold a large homeless population; however, with the stricter economic and safety guidelines placed this year, the issue has heightened to a greater degree. Not only is the...

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