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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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Maya Kornyeyeva

Maya Kornyeyeva, Cartoon Managing Editor

Maya Kornyeyeva is a senior at Carlmont High School and she enjoys social media marketing and digital design. She is a co-founder of an ocean ecology club at school, through which she helps advocate for environmental issues. Kornyeyeva also participates in volunteering activities with Key Club, and likes to write about topics such as pop culture, climate, and science.
Twitter: @kor_maya

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Throughout the course of the 2021 California recall election, the state has become a battleground for Republicans and Democrats to clash political views.

[Photo] Editorial: Two party system leads to propaganda

September 29, 2021

Throughout the course of the 2021 California recall election, the state has become a battleground for Republicans and Democrats to clash political views.

Learning about money and the intricacies of financial security is often overlooked within school curriculums.

Opinion: Schools need to teach financial literacy

May 17, 2021

This year, roughly 4 million Americans turn 18. They will be free to become their own person, chase their dreams, and start their lives.  But will they get the chance?  Going out into the world...

When the tsunami swept through the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, it disabled several power units and led to the release of dangerous radioactive particles into the surrounding environment.

Japan set to release Fukushima nuclear waste into ocean

April 20, 2021

An announcement made by the Japanese government has sparked controversy around the globe.  This declaration, made on Tuesday, April 13, featured Japan's plan to gradually release 1.25 tons of treated...

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) scientists are constantly making discoveries and pitching ideas for new projects.

Outer space explorations spark new opportunities

March 22, 2021

Space, at its core, is a constantly changing and expanding vacuum. It is filled with an enormous array of celestial bodies and, as of 1957, human-made ships and satellites.  The National Aeronautics...

Over the last several months, Bitcoin prices have risen sharply, allowing investors to reap the rewards of their financial trust in the cryptocurrency.

Bitcoin prices skyrocket

March 1, 2021

A wave of early retirement is sweeping the United States.  Young investors leave work and go home with their virtual pockets full of money and their accounts positively emanating success. And it's...

With the lift of the stay-at-home order, Californians are able to venture out of their homes and enjoy more activities.

Stay-at-home order lifted, California back to tier system

February 1, 2021

California Gov. Gavin Newsom has lifted the regional stay-at-home order after over a month. Since the lift’s announcement on Monday, Jan. 25, counties have gone back to the color-coded tier system,...

Two Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) workers hook a wire to an electrical tower near the Redwood Shores Levee.

PG&E utilizes helicopters and drones for maintenance

January 11, 2021

Over the past several months, the Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) has been performing maintenance work on the Redwood Shores Levee powerlines, employing several teams of construction workers,...

With online learning, all the resources a student needs are available at their fingertips.

An Alternate Pathway

November 25, 2020

A black screen, and then a whirrrrr.  A soft humming escapes from the laptop as she props it up on her desk.  A couple of seconds later, the screen comes to life, illuminating her face as she quickly...

Land Protection

November 16, 2020

Natural disasters have detrimental effects on the environment. The California wildfires are no exception, having destroyed forests, structures, and more since they initially began in August.    One...

On Sept. 10, the sepia tint caused by the active California wild fires reflects off of the water beside Oracle headquarters.

Water

November 12, 2020

Water.  It covers nearly three-fourths of the entire planet and is vital to all life on Earth.  Although it may seem too vast and uncontrollable to be impacted, it is not in actuality an indestructible...

As a result of smoke from an abundance of fires in Northern California, Oregon, and Washington blowing into the Bay Area, the sky appeared a bright orange.

[Photo] One spark; decades of damage

October 5, 2020

As a result of smoke from an abundance of fires in Northern California, Oregon, and Washington blowing into the Bay Area, the sky appeared a bright orange.

Many teens place bright yellow stickers on their cars when they practice driving, identifying them as student drivers.

California DMV opens for behind-the-wheel appointments

June 27, 2020

On Friday June 26, the California Department of Motorized Vehicles (DMV) started administering in-person driver license tests for those with existing appointments.  During its two and a half months...

Outer Banks follows the story of four teens from the wrong side of the tracks, and the obstacles they overcome during the ultimate treasure hunt.

Newly-released Netflix series ‘Outer Banks’ brings forth relatable characters but a typical storyline

May 7, 2020

This review contains spoilers "Outer Banks," the new teen drama series on Netflix, was released on April 15, 2020, and has quickly climbed up the Top 10 list and onto the recommended page of many teen...

Pixars newest animated film Onward takes place in a magical society  filled with elves, pixies, manticores, and unicorns with an uncanny resemblance to racoons.

‘Onward’ emphasizes the importance of familial bonds while keeping true to Pixar’s standards

April 18, 2020

Having watched Pixar’s animated films throughout my childhood and adolescent years, I’ve always been blown away by their carefully-developed global themes. Whether it was the fact that in “Ratatouille”...

Rolls of stickers are ready to be taken by people who have filled out the census.

San Mateo County libraries prepare to assist the community with the US Census

March 18, 2020

Large stands are lined with books, DVD’s, and magazines. The walls are covered in a variety of posters, ranging from advertisements for local shops to signs about book sales. In a corner, an assortment...

A sign with the seal of San Carlos, The City of Good Living, stands in front of the entrance to the San Carlos History Museum.

From the past and into the future

February 25, 2020

When asked whether they think it is important to learn about their town’s history, student responses consisted of similar phrases. “It’s semi-important," said Maya Henry, a sophomore. “I’m...

A library member rides down to the Belmont library to return his bike before closing.

Belmont library leads the way into 2020 with new bike lending system

January 28, 2020

With every new year comes a new resolution. Whether it be through a new diet, fitness plan, or even a vow to try something completely out of the ordinary, the implication of another 365 days often prompts...

The power of medical placebos is in the way they blend in, looking like a pill rather than  something else in order to trick the mind into believing that it is medication.

Mind before matter

January 21, 2020

Relief beyond measure.  All the pain, gone. All the worries, evaporated.  But what could have caused this kind of change? What new science was at work inside the body, spreading a sense of freedom...

Elly Xus necklace is a symbol of a silver tree, with the roots representing her parents and the branches as herself and her brother.

[Photo] Placebos in a school environment

January 20, 2020

Elly Xu's necklace is a symbol of a silver tree, with the roots representing her parents and the branches as herself and her brother.

Hailey Hamady, a junior, watches as the choreographer explains the next section of the dance.

Students hip-hop into the holiday season

December 10, 2019

With the first semester coming to an end, members of Carlmont's hip-hop club took their first steps towards planning the Heritage Fair. A lively atmosphere filled the dance studio as the group gathered...

Club president Payton Zolck and club secretary Kaitlyn Fong collect trash at their beach clean up in Daly City.

[Photo] Mission Marine Club takes on the environment

November 5, 2019

Club president Payton Zolck and club secretary Kaitlyn Fong collect trash at their beach clean up in Daly City.

Co-president Emna Sellami writes statistics about mental health.

Green Team branches out with new projects

October 31, 2019

The efforts of Carlmont's Green Team to make a better economic impact on the world is visible throughout the campus. From the recent installation of the tri-bin system to the planting of trees, the...

Shane Maxine Largo, a junior, and Riley Baum, a sophomore, practice playing a chord on the ukulele.

Ukulele Club bonds students through music

October 13, 2019

As the first meeting of the year commenced, the Ukulele Club welcomed its new and returning members with open arms. Students of all grades gathered at the front of the room with ukuleles in hand, ready...

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