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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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Evan Leong

Evan Leong, Staff Writer

Evan Leong is a junior at Carlmont High School, and this is his second year in journalism. He is excited to continue his journalism journey as he explores new topics and ideas. Outside of school, he enjoys playing violin, chess, and basketball.

Twitter: @eLeong21

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Elon Musk discusses his ambition on Twitter, and these ambitions have led to many being concerned about the direction free speech will take.

Elon Musk’s ambition to change Twitter sparks discussions over free speech

November 7, 2022

Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk purchased Twitter and became the new owner of the platform.  On Oct. 27, Musk paid $44 billion for Twitter and $54.20 for each share. Because of this, Twitter is now...

Many Russians are against the idea of fighting for Putin, and are trying to seek refuge in other countries. More and more citizens of Russia are realizing that they must die simply because one person does not want to end the war,” Zelenskyy said.

Putin’s conscription policies prompt Russians to seek refuge

October 21, 2022

President Vladimir Putin announced that Russia would mobilize 300,000 Russian citizens to reinforce the ongoing war between Russia and Ukraine.  Fearing conscription, many Russian men fled the country...

Many Californian citizens who consume advertisements about Proposition 27 are left confused and misinformed.

Betting companies and tribes ‘gamble’ over Proposition 27 advertisements

October 2, 2022

According to the California Legislative Analyst’s Office, Proposition 27 (Prop 27) will allow Californian tribes and sports betting companies to offer online sports wagering in California. However,...

Joe Biden announced a plan to relieve current student debt, but many believe the plan doesnt fully address expensive college tuitions.

Biden’s student loan relief plan sparks discussions on college expenses

September 7, 2022

President Joe Biden announced a plan to eliminate up to $20,000 in student loan debt for middle-income families.  According to, individuals making less than $125,000 and couples making...

Russell Westbrook, who was acquired by the Lakers, led fans to call the Lakers a superteam. Unfortunately, Westbrook underperformed and the Lakers missed the playoffs.

Opinion: The era of NBA superteams is over

May 18, 2022

According to Basketball-Reference, the Brooklyn Nets and the Los Angeles Lakers had the highest odds of winning the 2022 National Basketball Association (NBA) championship. In the end, the Los Angeles...

Artificial intelligence has the potential to solve many complex problems and overall make life easier. Because of this, artificial intelligences potential should be welcomed with open arms.

Opinion: Artificial intelligence should be embraced

April 20, 2022

John McCarthy, who coined the term artificial intelligence (AI) in 1955, defined AI as “the science and engineering of making intelligent machines.” As these intelligent machines develop, people should...

Humans have many facts stored their in memory, but some of those memories are prone to being forgotten.

The Forgetting Curve

April 19, 2022

Many people experience a familiar phenomenon during their time in school: they start to forget what they learned the moment they learn it. The process of forgetting facts is swift, unforgiving, and difficult...

In todays society, people prioritize work and fun over sleep; they become exhausted and less productive as a result.

Opinion: Society deprives themselves of the power of sleep

March 24, 2022

According to the University of Chicago Medical Center, studies have shown that adults today are getting an average of only 6.1 hours of sleep each night. By contrast, adults in 1900 reached nine hours...

Steve Jobs presents the iPhone 4: a massive advance in terms of iPhone design. Not much has changed since Jobs passed away.

Opinion: Apple is not innovating enough

February 17, 2022

Apple co-founder Steve Jobs once declared his company's slogan as “Think Different.” However, that motto seems to have washed away in the last decade.  Fast Company, an online publication that...

Many countries have already implemented some sort of financial incentive to reduce carbon emissions, but the United States as a whole is not one of them.

Opinion: The United States should implement the carbon tax

January 27, 2022

For the foreseeable future, climate change will be the end of humankind and life on Earth. People can already see the many devastating effects of climate change. Melting glaciers, drought, and rising...

Students can not only donate food, but also gift cards this year. All the proceeds go to Carlmont families.

ASB’s food drive encourages donations from students

November 25, 2021

ASB's food drive competition is a great way to get involved in Carlmont's charity opportunities. The competition is from Nov. 15 through Nov. 19, with each second-period class competing against each...

Ethnic studies students focus and take notes on a video about the importance of ethnic studies. “[It’s] not a lot of homework. We do a lot of homework in class,” Yam said.

Carlmont eases freshmen into Ethnic Studies workload

October 23, 2021

Carlmont has implemented an ethnic studies course this year for freshmen, and with a new class comes an entirely new set of homework and classwork assignments. According to Instructional Vice-Principal...

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