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  • Many restaurants are struggling during the pandemic, but others have found new ways to stay afloat. For instance, some restaurants on Laurel Street in San Carlos: "Just taking a walk down Laurel Street, there’s a bunch of outdoor seating, and cars aren’t allowed on the road, and I personally really like that change; I think it’s nice to have a walkable area with outdoor seating,” said Rory McGann, a senior.


    How are Carlmont’s favorite local restaurants doing during the pandemic?

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    In Defense of YA: The Lord of the Reads #4

  • Change in water temperature, generally caused by climate change, induces coral bleaching. When coral is stressed from the extreme temperatures, the algae producing its color expels and the coral typically dies. An absence of coral greatly affects ecosystems that wildlife depend on.


    Cartoon: Corals Fight Climate Change

  • Minorities supporting each other is imperative in the fight for equality.


    Opinion: Minorities need to support each other in their movements for equal rights

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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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Linda Lin

Linda Lin, Staff Writer

Linda Lin is a sophomore at Carlmont High School and is a media arts student. She enjoys art, motion graphics, and graphic design. She aspires to help make Carlmont journalism a more multimedia platform.


Twitter: @l_i__n

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College Board has made the decision to prevent test takers from moving back and forth between questions for this year's AP exams. This ultimately makes the exam much more difficult than previous years, as students cannot skip and come back to a question, or double-check their answers.

Cartoon: No Turning Back

Linda Lin, Staff Writer
April 29, 2021
As political tensions rise between China and the United States, Chinese Americans find themselves in an uncomfortable position, as they witness their heritage and nationality clash.

Cartoon: Identity Clash

Linda Lin, Staff Writer
April 23, 2021
With their numerous differences in look and design, tasers are designed to be distinguishable from guns. A veteran officer making such a 'mistake' exposes the incompetence of America's police force; the trust between those who serve to protect and those who are meant to be protected has been shattered repeatedly.

Cartoon: Anything but a Mistake

Linda Lin, Staff Writer
April 15, 2021
As the global market grows more and more interconnected, local farms find themselves losing customers to imported products that need to be shipped in. Buying locally not only supports the community, but also helps avoid the large amount of pollution produced in the shipping process.

Cartoon: Local Love

Linda Lin, Staff Writer
April 8, 2021
On March 16, three spas became targets of a mass shooting. 6 days later, another mass shooting occurred in a grocery store. These seemingly harmless areas people go to on a day to day basis have become perilous.

Cartoon: Nowhere Safe

Linda Lin, Staff Writer
March 25, 2021
The novel COVID-19 virus hit the United States around March 2020, devastating the country. One year later, things have taken a turn for the better.

Cartoon: One Year Later

Linda Lin, Staff Writer
March 11, 2021
NASA's Perseverance rover has successfully landed on Mars. Alongside Perseverance, one other rover, Curiosity, is still active on Mars. Perseverance's mission includes searching for signs of ancient life and collecting samples.

Cartoon: Touchdown on Mars

Linda Lin, Staff Writer
February 25, 2021
Protesters in Myanmar demand the release of Myanmar's leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, who was deposed by a military coup, as well as an end to the ongoing military rule. Protesters are seen waving flags and holding up a three-finger salute, a symbol of resistance that originates from the Hunger Games franchise. The Myanmar police have attacked protesters with water cannons and rubber bullets.

Cartoon: Taking to the Streets

Linda Lin, Staff Writer
February 11, 2021
Users of Reddit page r/WallStreetBets sent the GameStop stock price skyrocketing, leaving Wall Street hedge funds losing millions.

Cartoon: GameStop Stock

Linda Lin, Staff Writer
February 4, 2021
When self-diagnosing, a person fulfills both the role of a doctor and a patient to diagnose their own mental illness.

Treat yourself

Linda Lin, Staff Writer
January 30, 2021
Students often find themselves in a cycle of

Cartoon: Taking it by the Week

Linda Lin, Staff Writer
January 28, 2021
High wind speeds caused a stream of power outages in the Bay Area this week. Amidst online learning, many students were left unable to attend their Zoom classes.

Cartoon: PG&E Power Outages

Linda Lin, Staff Writer
January 21, 2021
On January 6, a pro-Trump mob stormed the U.S. Capitol building, scaling walls and carrying guns, all while receiving little opposition from the police. Many point out the stark difference in how the Black Lives Matter protests were treated compared to the Capitol storming.

Cartoon: The Two Faces of the System

Linda Lin, Staff Writer
January 14, 2021
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