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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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Lora Simakova

Lora Simakova, Staff Writer

Lora Simakova is a sophomore at Carlmont High School. She is the Chair of the San Carlos Youth Advisory Council, as well as a San Jose Sharks fan. She cares about her community and tries to make a change. View her profile here.

Twitter: @LoraSimakova

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Katinka Lennemann stands representing society and its intricate integration of many cultures.

Intertwining cultures

Lora Simakova, Staff Writer April 20, 2020

Once seen through a cultural lens, the Bay Area becomes more astounding than ever. The many cultures present in the region intertwine to create a mixture of amazing people, places, and traditions. Although...

The Board of Trustees voted in favor of the pass/fail system on behalf of Sequoia Union High School District.

Breaking News: Board of Trustees votes to adopt credit/no credit grading system

Lora Simakova, Staff Writer April 15, 2020

After about four hours of discussion, the Sequoia Union High School District (SUHSD) Board of Trustees decided their students’ fates for the remainder of the 2020 school year.  Initiated at 6 p.m....

The San Jose Sharks show teamwork, passion, and determination  for their sport.

Fly with the puck

Lora Simakova, Staff Writer April 6, 2020

Kane, Burns, Hertl, Jones, and finally Couture, the captain, all fly out. Pieces of ice chip off their skates as the players glide with their freshly-sharpened blades on virgin ice. Hyped for the upcoming...

Amazon is taking over the world along with the retail industry.

Opinion: Amazon climbs to new heights as the world falls behind

Lora Simakova, Staff Writer March 19, 2020

Amazon. We hear about them all the time nowadays. They’re taking over the world, and it’s pretty clear.  Founded by Jeff Bezos in 1994, Amazon started as a small online bookstore based in Bezos’...

Stock Market Crash: the change of Americas economy

Stock Market Crash: the change of America’s economy

Lora Simakova and Isabelle Nunes March 14, 2020

The stock market is an integral part of America's economy. Yet, there are moments in time when just one day can make a world of a difference. The stock market crash on March 9, 2020, has become an important...

Students have the power to change how politics affect their lives by contributing directly to youth government.

Local change leads to global impact

Lora Simakova, Staff Writer March 6, 2020

With the strike of the gavel, the president of the youth government board gets everyone back on track. After a short discussion, the meeting resumes, continuing with sub-committee reports and details...

Women from all around the world protest in the international movement for feminism

Opinion: Feminism has become too extreme

Lora Simakova, Staff Writer January 16, 2020

According to Merriam-Webster's dictionary, the official definition of feminism is the advocacy of women’s rights based on the equality of the sexes. Although this definition states that advocates should...

The art installation stands in the darkness as the red lights shine upon it.

Finding beauty in the ashes

Isabelle Nunes and Lora Simakova November 20, 2019

Spurred on by the recent fires that devastated many California communities, local residents banded together to install an art piece in the Redwood City Art Kiosk. Titled “Bonds Unburnt,” the piece...

A booth at the festival serves attendees samples of their vegan food.

World Vegetable Festival attracts environmentally-inclined foodies

Lora Simakova and Isabelle Nunes October 30, 2019

Rooted in guidance and education for healthy living, the 20th Annual World Vegetable Festival offered a variety of plant-based foods along with a fun and tasty atmosphere. The festival inspired attendees...

A pair of water lanterns light up the lake at the San Jose Water Lantern Festival.

San Jose Water Lantern Festival ignites a sense of community

Lora Simakova and Isabelle Nunes October 9, 2019

    In a powerful celebration of life, residents designed and released hundreds of lanterns during the San Jose Water Lantern Festival. Crowds of enthusiastic festival-goers gathered...

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