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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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Gabriela Asmar

Gabriela Asmar, Staff Writer

Gabriela Asmar is a sophomore at Carlmont High School. They enjoy reading and are excited to be on the opinion team this semester.

Twitter: @asmar_gabriela

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Precarious times lead to fear and apprehension.

A look back at safety measures and their relative effectiveness

May 24, 2022

Amid uncertainty, many people feel the need to lean on safety guidelines for a sense of security. However, those measures may not always be as effective as some would like them to be and can lead to a...

The discovery of King Tut’s tomb in 1922 started a global spiral of Egyptomania that waned at times but still remains to this day.

Opinion: Stop telling me to “Walk Like an Egyptian”

April 27, 2022

The discovery of Pharoah Tutankhamun’s (a.k.a. King Tut’s) tomb in 1922 started a global spiral of Egyptomania that waned at times but remains to this day. Fanaticism prevails, whether it’s 1920s...

The Parental Rights in Education Act, commonly known as the “Don’t Say Gay” bill, has come under fire in Florida for its restriction on education around LGBTQ topics.

Opinion: “Don’t Say Gay” will have disastrous effects on Floridian students

April 4, 2022

Content Warning: This article includes mentions of suicide, which may be upsetting to some readers. The Parental Rights in Education Act, which was recently passed in Florida, has the potential to damage...

Despite the seven-minute passing period, many Carlmont students must rush to get to class on time because of the size of the campus and the sheer amount of stairs and steep slopes.

Opinion: Carlmont’s campus lacks accessibility

March 8, 2022

The bell rings as students scramble to pack up their backpacks and get out the door to their next class. Despite the seven-minute passing period, many Carlmont students must rush to their next class because...

Carlmont’s 0 period weight training class has 14 female students and 19 male students, the largest number of girls in one weight training class in the history of the school, according to Carlmont weight training teacher David Heck.

Opinion: Women need to stop devaluing their own strength

February 7, 2022

At the beginning of the 2021-22 school year, David Heck, a Carlmont weight training teacher, told his 0 period students that they had a record number of female students in the class. There are 14 girls...

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a stunningly honest and immeasurably important figure in the civil rights movement of the 1960s.

Opinion: MLK’s philosophies aren’t impeded by sexual assault allegations

January 17, 2022

"I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: 'We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.'" The illustrious Reverend...

“You’ve Reached Sam” is Dustin Thao’s debut novel. It follows a girl’s grief after the death of her boyfriend, and her final chance to connect with him.

‘You’ve Reached’ boredom

November 18, 2021

Sometimes, it doesn't feel possible for a book to be so bland that you want to dump some paprika on it, but "You've Reached Sam" by Dustin Thao achieved just that. This book is chock-full of overused...

“You’ve Reached Sam” is Dustin Thao’s debut novel, about a girl’s grief after the death of her boyfriend, and her final chance to connect with him after his passing.

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“You’ve Reached Sam” is Dustin Thao’s debut novel, about a girl’s grief after the death of her boyfriend, and her final chance to connect with him after his passing.

“You’ve Reached Sam” is Dustin Thao’s debut novel, about a girl’s grief after the death of her boyfriend, and her final chance to connect with him after his passing.

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“You’ve Reached Sam” is Dustin Thao’s debut novel, about a girl’s grief after the death of her boyfriend, and her final chance to connect with him after his passing.

The book cover of Aristotle and Dante Dive into the Waters of the World was designed, illustrated and hand-lettered by Mark Brabant, Sarah Jane Coleman and Chloë Foglia.

‘Aristotle and Dante’ drown in their own philosophical nonsense

October 21, 2021

Benjamin Alire Sáenz, an award-winning novelist and poet, often writes characters that are fun, witty, interesting to read about, and easy to relate to. This ability is demonstrated in "Aristotle and...

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