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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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Elaine Jiang

Elaine Jiang, Staff Writer

Elaine Jiang (class of 2025) is a junior at Carlmont High School and an editor for the Highlander magazine. Besides journalism, she is the co-president of the Junior State of America club at Carlmont and likes to read, hang out with friends, and watch Netflix in her free time. You can view her portfolio here!

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People, Politics, and Perspective Ep. 5: Celebrating Black History Month amidst attacks on critical race theory

Elaine Jiang, Staff Writer February 12, 2024

Between 2021 and 2022, in the aftermath of massive worldwide protests over the killing of George Floyd and conversations about police brutality, a total of 563 measures were introduced across every state...

People, Politics, and Perspective Ep. 4: Get in loser, we’re going shopping — again?

Elaine Jiang, Staff Writer January 22, 2024

In the fourth episode of “People, Politics, and Perspective,” host Elaine Jiang speaks with high school junior Dana Chin about how social media has created pressure to consume fashion unsustainably.  Chin...

Plumes of exhaust rise off the track as the drivers look for the go ahead to start racing.

Getting on track

Elaine Jiang, Staff Writer December 11, 2023

People, Politics, and Perspective Ep. 3: Balancing the books: How poverty impacts education

Elaine Jiang, Staff Writer December 11, 2023

Wealth makes a major difference in the quality of a person’s education. Being born into the right zip code, the wealthier zip code, can mean going to a much better public school and a much better chance...

People, Politics, and Perspective Ep. 2: Asian Americans, admissions, and the affirmative action debate

Elaine Jiang, Staff Writer November 13, 2023

On June 29, the Supreme Court ruled on Students for Fair Admissions (SFFA) v. Harvard and SFFA v. University of North Carolina (UNC), declaring that the consideration of race and ethnicity in admissions...

Getting on track: Michele Abbate ‘brakes’ through barriers in racing

Elaine Jiang, Staff Writer October 23, 2023

Women only make up 4% of top talent, according to the More than Equal Initiative, an organization founded to develop the first female Formula One world champion. As a result, female drivers are often few...

[Video] People, Politics, and Perspective Ep. 1: The impact of the Barbie movie

Elaine Jiang, Staff Writer October 2, 2023

Welcome to People, Politics, and Perspective, a podcast dedicated to exploring controversial social, political, and cultural issues, and their deeper impact on society. In this first episode, host Elaine...

Dispute over Trumps arrest reflects the current political polarization of America as there is a large disparity between the beliefs of Democrats and Republicans over whether Trump is guilty.

Donald Trump’s arrest highlights government distrust

Elaine Jiang, Staff Writer April 23, 2023

Donald Trump became the first former president to be charged with a crime when he was arrested with 34 felony counts for falsifying New York business records. The scandal spotlights Trump’s controversial...

A crowd of tourists gather outside to look at the Eiffel Tower at sunset. The Eiffel Tower is one of the most well known tourist attractions in the world, drawing around 7 million people each year according to its official website. 75% of those visitors are foreigners.

Environmental impacts of tourism loom large

Elaine Jiang, Staff Writer March 5, 2023

Mid-winter break, otherwise known as ski week, encouraged many students and their families to travel to different destinations around the globe. However, the tourism industry has many negative impacts...

People leave flowers and messages grieving the loss of the seven people who died in the Half Moon Bay shooting. Some messages were written in Mandarin and Spanish, reflecting the cultural backgrounds of the victims.

7 mass shootings in California spotlight gun violence once more

Elaine Jiang, Staff Writer February 7, 2023

Beverly Hills, San Diego, Oakland, Half Moon Bay, Monterey Park, Goshen, and San Francisco. Seven California mass shootings in January have left at least 31 dead and 22 injured, according to the Gun Violence...

Ready for action: The crowd of protesters in front of the UCSF Sol Silverman Oral Medicine Clinic listen to speakers after marching in organized groups while holding signs with “Honk 4 Living Wages” and “On Strike: Unfair Labor Practice.” It is their fourth day outside, and the speaker empowers the crowd to bring more pots, pans, or anything else that makes noise to the upcoming rallies.

A national labor movement: The journey towards better working conditions

Kara Kim and Elaine Jiang January 23, 2023

“What do we want?” a protester yells. The sound of their megaphone pierces through the cold November air. “Living wages!” the crowd of 50 cries back.  “When do we want them?” “Now!”   The...

The Boba Guys sign with its signature anteater on the wall inside the San Carlos Boba Guys.

[Photo] Conflicting accounts: Boba Guys

January 23, 2023

The Boba Guys sign with its signature anteater on the wall inside the San Carlos Boba Guys.

Outside view of Chinatown along the street in front of the Clarion Performing Arts in San Francisco, where the Save Cantonese at City College of San Francisco celebration took place.

Cantonese classes preserve culture in San Francisco

Kara Kim and Elaine Jiang December 9, 2022

After community-led efforts began in May 2021, City College of San Francisco (CCSF) finally became the first community college in the country to offer Cantonese certificates — a bid to save Cantonese...

Interior of DaVita Mills Dialysis Clinic in San Mateo. Patients must stop by multiple times a week to receive sufficient dialysis treatment. The clinic hours are 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Proposition 29: third time wasn’t the charm for stricter dialysis regulations

Kara Kim and Elaine Jiang November 10, 2022

Proposition 29, which would have imposed more regulations in dialysis clinics has failed for the third time in a statewide California election since 2018.  The appearance of another dialysis-related...

Locals and out-of-towners interact with the large variety of stands along Laurel St. on Saturday, Oct. 8, the first day of the San Carlos Art and Wine Faire. Many people find acquaintances and friends within the thousands of attendees.

Putting ‘unity’ in ‘community’: San Carlos Art and Wine Faire makes a comeback

Kara Kim and Elaine Jiang October 11, 2022

Laughter, music, the smell of fresh barbeque, and many cries of “Oh my gosh, it’s been so long!” fill the air as pedestrians walked the streets of San Carlos during its annual Art and Wine Faire. It’s...

Locals and out-of-towners interact with the large variety of stands along Laurel St. on Saturday, Oct. 8, the first day of the San Carlos Art and Wine Faire. Many people find acquaintances and friends within the thousands of attendees.

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Locals and out-of-towners interact with the large variety of stands along Laurel St. on Saturday, Oct. 8, the first day of the San Carlos Art and Wine Faire. Many people find acquaintances and friends...

White tents line Laurel Street housing various local organizations showcasing their work to the public.

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White tents line Laurel Street housing various local organizations showcasing their work to the public.

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