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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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Jasneh Sasan

Jasneh Sasan, Staff Writer

Jasneh Sasan is presently in her senior year at Carlmont, where she excels as a news and opinion writer with a fervent passion for delving into the realm of politics. Controversial subjects invigorate her and provide the driving force for her pursuits. Beyond her academic commitments, she dedicates a significant portion of her time to engaging in debate competitions and actively participating in journalistic endeavors. Her writing inclination leans towards exploring profound global socio-political matters, but from time to time, she also explores more lighthearted and amusing topics.

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Graduation leaves the class of 24 with a lot of bittersweet memories... mostly bitter ones.

Satire: The perfect grad speech

Jasneh Sasan, Staff Writer May 29, 2024

Ladies and gentlemen, esteemed faculty, tiger moms, and my fellow graduates,  Today, we stand on the threshold of a new chapter in our lives. This is the moment we have anticipated for years. Today,...

They may chant, from the river to the sea but what on Earth does that mean? American protestors dont know what theyre protesting.

Satire: The solution to the Israel-Hamas war is vandalism

Jasneh Sasan, Staff Writer May 6, 2024

In light of everything that has happened in Israel and Palestine in the past six months, Americans have done what Americans do best: taken to the streets. Not just any streets, but those of college campuses,...

Sikh soldiers pay reverence to weaponry through the practice of Shastar Puja, reciting hymns from the Dasam Granth like Shastar Naam Maala before engaging in Shastar Vidhya, the science of weaponry.

Hola Mohalla paints the spirit of the Sikh warrior

Jasneh Sasan, Staff Writer April 24, 2024

Originating in the historic city of Anandpur in India, Hola Mohalla is an annual three-day festival transcending borders and cultures, resonating in Sikh Gurdwaras worldwide. This vibrant celebration not...

Finding the protein bar thats right for you is a daunting task, especially with so many options on the grocery store shelves.

Review: Finding the best protein bar

Jasneh Sasan, Staff Writer April 16, 2024

As the warmth of summer draws near, many of us bid farewell to cozy sweater weather and eagerly anticipate embracing the sunshine. For some, this shift signals a call to action, a time to focus on sculpting...

Tiffany Haddish goes on the dangerous voyage to find herself her future man in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem.

Satire: Israel-Hamas war — find your future husband

Jasneh Sasan, Staff Writer February 28, 2024

Over the years, the term “passport bro” has gained traction as some Western men have begun to look abroad for foreign women who come from supposedly conservative backgrounds. So, really, if you’re...

Donald Trump is back on the ballot and trumping his opponents one at a time. Will 2024 be Trumps year?

Satire: American LOLitics leaves us between a rock and a hard place

Jasneh Sasan, Staff Writer January 30, 2024

Donald Trump is back on the ballot for the 2024 presidential primary elections and is trumping his opponents significantly.  Who would have imagined that, after eight years of voicing concerns about...

Voices of the people: Teen views on Israel-Hamas conflict

Inaaya Omer, Jasneh Sasan, and Nicholas Lee December 23, 2023

After the Oct. 7 attacks by Hamas on Israel, Israelis and Palestinians alike are mourning casualties in the complex, nuanced conflict. The repercussions of this regional war have resonated globally, triggering...

California Gov. Gavin Newsom makes the homeless disappear in San Francisco in preparation of the APEC summit in 2023. (Homeless Epidemic in San Francisco / JCruzTheTruth/WikimediaCommons/CC BY-SA 4.0)

Satire: Poof go the homeless in San Francisco

Jasneh Sasan, Staff Writer November 21, 2023

California Gov. Gavin Newsom has proven that he may be a magician as he makes the homeless population of San Francisco disappear with the snap of his fingers in preparation for the Asia-Pacific Economic...

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.

San Joses annual Nagar Kirtan brings Sikhs together to celebrate faith, culture, and diversity, while also raising their voices for justice and equality, leaving a profound and lasting impact on all attendees.

San Jose Nagar Kirtan: a vibrant celebration of Sikh culture, unity, and diversity

Jasneh Sasan, Staff Writer October 6, 2023

The California Sikh community marked the Prakash Purab, a day dedicated to honoring the installation of their Guru, Guru Granth Sahib Ji, with a citywide celebration in San Jose. The event was filled with...

Understanding the causes of Chinas economic decline at a glance: population decline, unemployment, housing crises, negative impacts of the zero-COVID policy, and rise in national debt.

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

Jasneh Sasan, Staff Writer September 15, 2023

Understanding the causes of China's economic decline at a glance: population decline, unemployment, housing crises, negative impacts of the zero-COVID policy, and rise in national debt.

President Joe Biden is back on the 2024 election ballot with Kamala Harris.

Satire: Biden’s back on the ballot

Jasneh Sasan, Staff Writer April 28, 2023

Joe Biden has done quite a lot during his presidency so far: from gracefully sliding down a flight of stairs, to constantly resting his eyes at important global summits, to describing America in a single...

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.

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

Jasneh Sasan, Staff Writer April 25, 2023

Political analysts have been predicting the political and economic downfall of the United States since the beginning of the decade, but recent global developments such as the rising power of a new world...

Contrary to popular belief, the United States isnt actually a horrible country. Perhaps its just a bit misunderstood.

Opinion: American privilege is real

Jasneh Sasan, Staff Writer March 22, 2023

Despite being the most sought-after country for immigrants, the United States remains one of the hardest countries to immigrate to for citizens around the world.  For most immigrants, the United...

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.

Opinion: Chinese surveillance balloon shoots down hopes for diplomacy

Jasneh Sasan, Staff Writer February 19, 2023

President Joe Biden ordered three unidentified flying objects shot down over a three-day stretch this month and called off the search for two of those objects this past week, according to NPR. These...

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.

Opinion: Educational indoctrination is fostering global hostility

Jasneh Sasan, Staff Writer February 5, 2023

Trigger Warning: This article mentions death, violence, terrorism, torture, and indoctrination of minors and contains emotionally disturbing and shocking imagery. Specific examples mentioned in this article...

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.

Opinion: The media is taking advantage of Kanye West

Jasneh Sasan, Staff Writer December 13, 2022

From villainizing the Jewish community and spreading antisemitic fervor across the United States to romanticizing Adolf Hitler and the Nazis, Ye, formerly known as Kanye West, has become a media magnet....

The midterm elections are focused on the two chambers of Congress: the U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives. Bidens midterm progress report includes the events that happened in his first and second year as president.

Opinion: The red wave may still happen in 2024

Jasneh Sasan, Staff Writer December 5, 2022

The results of the midterm elections have been nothing short of awe-striking and controversial. While Democrats rejoice in their unexpected progress, Republicans have started to prepare for the 2024 presidential...

The American economy has been adversely affected, including a falling stock market and combined foreign problems such as the Russo-Ukrainian War and growing conflicts with China.

Opinion: Americans must prepare for a tumultuous 2023

Jasneh Sasan, Staff Writer November 3, 2022

Following the recent British recession, some Americans fear that economic calamity may fall upon the United States in the midst of a global war, international conflict, and rising inflation rates. The...

Every action has its own opposite and equal reaction. Andrew Tates popularity can stem from extreme feminism and cancel culture, which all stem from sexism and the problems our society fails to address.

Opinion: Andrew Tate’s success reveals feminism’s failures

Jasneh Sasan, Staff Writer October 6, 2022

Andrew Tate, the now-canceled social media influencer, attempted to define the concept of masculinity for millions of men across the globe and left the world reeling with his controversial takes on societal...

9/11 impacts Sikh Americans disproportionately as they have to deal with the after-effects of Islamophobia.

Opinion: 9/11 still terrorizes Sikhs

Jasneh Kour Sasan, Staff Writer September 16, 2022

The first murder victim of a 9/11-related Islamophobic hate crime was not a Muslim. He was a father, son, and entrepreneur. On September 15, 2001, according to CNN, a Sikh man named Balbir Singh Sodhi...

Case study by Politifact about abortion rates in New York City.


Case study by Politifact about abortion rates in New York City.

Justice Samuel Alitos statement on Roe v. Wade.


Justice Samuel Alito's statement on Roe v. Wade.

The United States and the rest of the N.A.T.O. nations have implemented economic sanctions on Russian trade, but are they worth it?

Opinion: Economic sanctions against Russia can lead to nuclear war

Jasneh Sasan, Staff Writer March 26, 2022

Economic sanctions imposed by countries, companies, and organizations around the world against Russia have put Russian president, Vladimir Putin, in a difficult situation on the world stage, but he doesn’t...

Russia and Ukraine are in the midst of war, yet the U.S. has the most to lose.

Opinion: Russia-Ukraine crisis means the end for America

Jasneh Sasan, Staff Writer March 5, 2022

Vladimir Putin, the president of Russia, is keeping the world on its toes as he repeatedly attacks Russia's neighboring country, Ukraine. For many, this aggression means the possibility of another world...

Powerful nations like the United States, India, and China steer towards the use of emotion politics as they repeatedly make decisions that lead to unsolvable challenges.

Divided we fall: The psychology behind America’s eventual decline

Jasneh Sasan, Staff Writer February 24, 2022

Politics, despite common assumptions, is nothing but a game. It’s storytelling, involving heroes and villains, creating a perfect utopian society, and maintaining constant drama. This game involves everyone,...

President Joe Biden completed one year in office, and his progress report doesn’t look promising.

Opinion: Biden’s first-year progress report is alarming

Jasneh Sasan, Staff Writer February 7, 2022

President Joe Biden's first year in office was one filled with hardships and obstacles, in which he faced an ongoing battle with a global pandemic, ended the country's longest war in the Middle East, and...

Modern feminists have taken to streets to fight for their rights, but Americans question whether they are on the right track.

Opinion: Modern feminism destroys American societal values

Jasneh Sasan, Staff Writer January 15, 2022

Modern "woke" feminism, despite claiming to fight for the betterment of the female gender, is a destructive movement that has strayed away from the original motives of feminism. It has become a media-hype...

Experts are questioning COVID-19 vaccination’s efficacy in battling the spread of the Omicron variant in the United States.

Omicron variant may cause another shutdown

Jasneh Sasan, Staff Writer December 7, 2021

As the Omicron variant of COVID-19 spreads rapidly through the U.S., people are wondering whether America will follow the lead of other European nations in initiating another nationwide shutdown.  The...

Ethnic Studies course requirements, mandated by California Gov. Gavin Newsom, have sparked nationwide partisan conflict in the United States.

Ethnic Studies sparks partisan conflict

Jasneh Sasan, Staff Writer November 15, 2021

Political controversy has surrounded the newly signed legislation that requires all high school students in California to take a semester-long Ethnic Studies course to receive a high school diploma.  On...

Australian coal has been stationed at Chinese shipping ports since October, 2021, and is still waiting to be released.

China’s coal ban could affect American consumerism

Jasneh Sasan, Staff Writer October 30, 2021

After banning Australian coal imports last year, China is facing one of its worst power crunches.  After Australia announced an investigation on the origins of COVID-19 last year, China placed an informal...

Joe Biden speaking at the Iowa Federation of Labor Convention in 2019.

Biden’s approval ratings drop, Americans worry for the future

Jasneh Sasan, Staff Writer October 9, 2021

After less than one year in office, President Joe Biden has made certain decisions that have sparked partisan conflict between the Democratic and Republican parties in the United States. After election...

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