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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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Isabelle Ling

Isabelle Ling, Staff Writer

Isabelle Ling (Class of 2026) is a sophomore at Carlmont High School and this is her first year in journalism. Besides journalism, she plays golf on the school team and helps with JSA meetings. In her free time, she likes to spend time with her friends and family, read, and watch old movies.

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Isabelle Ling, Staff Writer April 26, 2024

A person waves their hands in despair as the effects of climate change unfold behind them.

Defying climate doomism

Isabelle Ling, Staff Writer April 23, 2024

A clock ticks towards midnight. Not to signal the next day, but to signal a point of no return for humanity. Our planet moves toward this reality of an inhabitable future that is fueled by climate change...

Leila Grays African daisies sit near her patio.

California climate patterns shape superbloom display

Isabelle Ling, Staff Writer March 25, 2024

California superblooms, characterized by vibrant wildflowers on hillsides and valleys, showcase nature shaped by climate patterns, affecting both nature and home gardens. The unique blend of rainfall,...

The Thwaites Glacier in the West Antarctic. Because of that article, scientists invited me to go with them to Antarctica in 2019, and I was there for seven weeks with scientists who were doing the research on (glaciers) and some of these papers that are coming out now are a result of the science we did on on that trip, Jeff Goodell said.

Global warming threatens the ‘Doomsday Glacier’

Isabelle Ling, Staff Writer March 5, 2024

The retreat of the Thwaites Glacier is accelerating sea level rise at a rapid rate. Located in the Western Antarctic, the collapse of the Thwaites Glacier, which is larger than the size of Florida,...

Junior Tina Sum listens to the Serial true crime podcast in an alleyway.

Murdering the true crime narrative

Isabelle Ling, Staff Writer February 26, 2024

In the dimly lit corridors of human history, a storyteller has existed for centuries, where the plot isn't spun from an author's vivid imagination but instead etched in the crimes of true human experience:...

Taylor Swift deep fakes have gone viral on X. I think that people will see those stories and say, Wait a minute. If I look for pictures of Taylor Swift on X, everything I see might not actually be Taylor Swift. I think thats a good message, particularly for young people to get and to understand that, Timothy  Redmond said.

Misinformation spreads through deepfakes of Taylor Swift

Isabelle Ling, Staff Writer February 6, 2024
X bans searches for Taylor Swift after explicit deepfakes go viral, raising awareness for advancing deepfake technology. On Jan. 28, deepfakes of explicit Taylor Swift AI-generated images went viral on X in a series of posts. For one day, in an attempt to block these searches, X banned searches of “Taylor Swift.” 
A disguised version of Mickey Mouse escapes the trap of copyright laws from a business official. Drawn by Marlena Reinshagen.

Mickey Mouse escapes the trap of extended copyright laws

Isabelle Ling, Staff Writer January 16, 2024

The "Steamboat Willie" version of Mickey Mouse is now in the public domain. As of Jan. 1, 2024, ninety-five years after "Steamboat Willie’s" creation on Nov. 18, 1928, United States copyright law...

Alyssa Lu explains the periodic table to her class. She teaches six periods of science. The most rewarding thing about being a teacher is when students make a connection or are excited about science, Lu said.

Staff Profile: Alyssa Lu ‘catalyzes’ interest in chemistry

Isabelle Ling, Staff Writer December 16, 2023

Since beginning college, Alyssa Lu knew she wanted to pursue a career in the STEM field, and through participating in programs, also learned of her love for education.  “While at Santa Clara University,...

A Carlmont student places food in the ASB room to participate in the food drive. Taking place from Nov. 6 to Nov. 21, the drive aimed to help local families in need ahead of the holiday season.

Carlmont’s annual food drive embraces season of giving

Emma Fry and Isabelle Ling November 22, 2023

In preparation for the holidays, Carlmont’s food drive helped collect food for donations to local food-insecure families.  From Nov. 6 to Nov. 21, third-period classes competed to collect the most...

Sophomores Sara Ho and Sammy Li sit down during the lunch period to eat. I generally dont like cafeteria food, but I like the salads, Ho said.

Lunch program strives to cater towards all dietary needs

Isabelle Ling, Staff Writer October 31, 2023

The school lunch program struggles to completely accommodate students' dietary needs. Starting in 2022, California was the first state to establish a Universal Meals Program (UMP) for all school children....

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