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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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Emma Yin

Emma Yin, Staff Writer

Emma Yin is a senior at Carlmont High School. This is her third year in the journalism program and currently serves as a staff writer and cartoonist. She is interested in art and dabbling in global news. You can find her drawing on her iPad, playing badminton and music, and hunting for a new boba shop. Follow her on Instagram @em.24.ma

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While there seem to be endless amounts of Valentines Day cards geared towards heterosexual couples, same-sex couples struggle to be represented.

[Photo] Editorial: Profit-hungry corporations are to blame for Valentine’s Day’s heteronormative nature

February 7, 2024

While there seem to be endless amounts of Valentine's Day cards geared towards heterosexual couples, same-sex couples struggle to be represented.

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Cartoon: Olivia Rodrigo advocates for voting

Emma Yin, Staff Writer December 6, 2023

Currently, athletes are given graduation credit for their participation in school sports, while thespians are not recognized for their participation in school productions. To value equity, the Sequoia Union High School District (SUHSD) must even the playing field and credit the time and effort actors put into their work.

[Photo] Editorial: Equity for extracurriculars

November 22, 2023

Currently, athletes are given graduation credit for their participation in school sports, while thespians are not recognized for their participation in school productions. To value equity, the Sequoia...

Decades of violent conflict from both Israel and Palestine have dictated the current crisis in both states. Both have lost civilians, infrastructure, and peace.

The Israeli-Palestinian conflict: a complex history

Jackson Sneeringer and Emma Yin November 19, 2023

Palestinian militant group Hamas launched a full-scale attack on Israel in early October. Now, over one month after the attack, the Israel-Hamas war has killed over 11,000 Palestinians in the Gaza Strip...

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Cartoon: We need to do something about guns

Emma Yin, Staff Writer November 13, 2023

Nathan Tokunaga performing at the Freight & Salvage Coffee House.

Behind the scenes of a music gig

Emma Yin, Staff Writer November 13, 2023

It is a dim night at the Regiis Ova Caviar & Champagne Lounge. Carlmont junior Nathan Tokunaga drove the three-plus hours down to Napa amidst traffic. People are clapping and hooting to the music as...

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Cartoon: Gender roles prevail

Emma Yin, Staff Writer November 6, 2023

Teens on average spend about nine hours using electronic devices per day, reducing the hours they have to develop social skills and go outside. With short-form video content on the rise, it is becoming easier for teens to spend more and more time scrolling through social media.

[Photo] Editorial: We should stop ignoring the side effects of screen time

October 25, 2023

Teens on average spend about nine hours using electronic devices per day, reducing the hours they have to develop social skills and go outside. With short-form video content on the rise, it is becoming...

Following the Israel-Hamas war, international powers have chosen opposing sides. While the West supports Israel, the Middle East has remained largely supportive of Palestine. (Israel Palestine Flags / Ted Eytan / Bao Cali Today / CC BY-SA 2.0)

5 questions to ask about the Israel-Hamas war

Jasneh Sasan and Emma Yin October 20, 2023

Trigger Warnings: Mentions of violence, terrorism, genocide, and hostages.

Citizens in Gaza live in impoverishment and their standard of living does not meet World Health Organization standards.

[Photo] 5 questions to ask about the Israel-Hamas conflict

October 20, 2023

Citizens in Gaza live in impoverishment and their standard of living does not meet World Health Organization standards.

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Cartoon: The Paris infestation

Emma Yin, Staff Writer October 8, 2023

As Halloween approaches, students turn to thrifting as a sustainable alternative to store-bought Halloween costumes.

[Photo] Spooky costumes don’t have to scare the environment

October 4, 2023

As Halloween approaches, students turn to thrifting as a sustainable alternative to store-bought Halloween costumes.

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Cartoon: Menu of the USA

Emma Yin, Staff Writer October 3, 2023

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Cartoon: Adoption scams in South Korea

Emma Yin, Staff Writer October 2, 2023

The after effects of the one-child policy are coming back to haunt China as the Chinese population declines rapidly, resulting in economic turmoil within the country.

[Photo] China’s economic crisis sparks hope for an American comeback

September 15, 2023

The after effects of the one-child policy are coming back to haunt China as the Chinese population declines rapidly, resulting in economic turmoil within the country.

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Cartoon: Finding help in September

Emma Yin, Staff Writer September 13, 2023

 

With the release of smart home appliances such as Samsungs Family Hub refrigerators that can connect to the internet, we must proceed with caution to ensure these appliances do not rule our lives.

[Photo] Editorial: Smart homes make us unintelligent

September 13, 2023

With the release of smart home appliances such as Samsung's "Family Hub" refrigerators that can connect to the internet, we must proceed with caution to ensure these appliances do not rule our lives.

A safety presentation replaces the traditional lockdown-barricade drills from previous years. This change was influenced by the school districts policy changes.

[Photo] Schools implement new policies to improve shooting drills

June 7, 2023

A safety presentation replaces the traditional lockdown-barricade drills from previous years. This change was influenced by the school district's policy changes.

Cartoon: Theyre human too

Cartoon: They’re human too

Emma Yin, Staff Writer May 25, 2023

Cartoon: An average campus bathroom

Cartoon: An average campus bathroom

Emma Yin, Staff Writer May 23, 2023

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Cartoon: What about science?

Emma Yin, Staff Writer May 16, 2023

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Cartoon: The zone of no return

Emma Yin, Staff Writer May 11, 2023

Issues not included in the previous College Board framework include the Black Lives Matter movement and reparations. There have been speculations that the College Board has bowed to political pressure when creating their curriculum. “Topics like reparations and the Civil Rights Movement are politically charged, but it’s also important to learn how little has changed,” said Carlmont history teacher Eric Perkins.

[Photo] College Board revises AP African American Studies after backlash

May 9, 2023

Issues not included in the previous College Board framework include the Black Lives Matter movement and reparations. There have been speculations that the College Board has bowed to political pressure...

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Cartoon: Make Narcan affordable

Emma Yin, Staff Writer April 18, 2023

B.R.I.C.S. attempts at de-dollarization have become a threat to the U.S.’ economic security and the status of the U.S.D. as a major reserve currency.

[Photo] Opinion: B.R.I.C.S. could cause economic depression in the U.S.

April 25, 2023

B.R.I.C.S. attempts at de-dollarization have become a threat to the U.S.’ economic security and the status of the U.S.D. as a major reserve currency.

Efforts in Congress to ban TikTok reflect ignorance and Sinophobia. TikTok is not perfect, but neither is any other social media platform.

[Photo] Opinion: TikTok has its problems, but Sinophobia doesn’t answer them

April 7, 2023

Efforts in Congress to ban TikTok reflect ignorance and Sinophobia. TikTok is not perfect, but neither is any other social media platform.

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Cartoon: Surplus rain brings superbloom

Emma Yin, Staff Writer March 28, 2023

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Cartoon: Happy Ramadan 2023

Emma Yin, Staff Writer March 23, 2023

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Cartoon: Children, not laborers

Emma Yin, Staff Writer March 15, 2023

Diplomatic relations between the U.S. and China have become nothing short of icy as the U.S. shoots down a Chinese surveillance balloon over South Carolina on February 4.

[Photo] Opinion: Chinese surveillance balloon shoots down hopes for diplomacy

February 19, 2023

Diplomatic relations between the U.S. and China have become nothing short of icy as the U.S. shoots down a Chinese surveillance balloon over South Carolina on February 4.

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Cartoon: National security at risk

Emma Yin, Staff Writer February 16, 2023

K-pop groups are often controlled by their agencies and have little autonomy over their performances and concepts.

[Photo] Column: I used to be a K-pop stan too

February 16, 2023

K-pop groups are often controlled by their agencies and have little autonomy over their performances and concepts.

From COVID-19 policies to cracking down on protests to violating human rights, the people of China are losing their autonomy under President Xi Jinpings regime.

[Photo] Opinion: China is on a path towards totalitarianism

January 26, 2023

From COVID-19 policies to cracking down on protests to violating human rights, the people of China are losing their autonomy under President Xi Jinping's regime.

In countries around the world, indoctrination techniques have been utilized to brainwash students into believing certain political, religious, or nationalistic ideologies-- this has sparked hatred and hostility worldwide.

[Photo] Opinion: Educational indoctrination is fostering global hostility

February 5, 2023

In countries around the world, indoctrination techniques have been utilized to brainwash students into believing certain political, religious, or nationalistic ideologies-- this has sparked hatred and...

Cartoon: Chainsaw Man approaches the stage

Cartoon: Chainsaw Man approaches the stage

Emma Yin, Staff Writer January 18, 2023

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Anime popularity and history through time

Anime popularity and history through time

Emma Yin, Staff Writer December 13, 2022

Rapper Kanye West has stired up much controversy and much media coverage due to his views and statements in regards to former President Donald Trump, Hitler, Elon Musk and his ex-wife Kim Kardashian.

[Photo] Opinion: The media is taking advantage of Kanye West

December 13, 2022

Rapper Kanye West has stired up much controversy and much media coverage due to his views and statements in regards to former President Donald Trump, Hitler, Elon Musk and his ex-wife Kim Kardashian.

According to Dr. Kemi Oguntala, the ability to thrive in an online environment depends entirely on the individual.

[Photo] Online learning: a thing of the future or the past?

December 7, 2022

According to Dr. Kemi Oguntala, the ability to thrive in an online environment depends entirely on the individual.

Myopia is when one’s eyeball is abnormally stretched or the cornea is too curved.

[Photo] Myopia blurs life

November 23, 2022

Myopia is when one’s eyeball is abnormally stretched or the cornea is too curved.

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