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The student news site of Carlmont High School in Belmont, California.

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Shiyo Ohashi

Shiyo Ohashi, Staff Writer

Shiyo Ohashi is a junior at Carlmont. She's graduating class of 2025 and enjoys art in her free time.

 

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We all know the story: the SATs are unfair. Standardized testing gives an advantage to well-off families who can afford the best tutors for their children. Due to this disparity, colleges have turned to test-optional policies, and more and more students are choosing to opt out of submitting test scores. However, new studies show that SAT scores do not hurt diversity. For some, the SAT is a crucial stepping stone out of poverty and into the world of higher education. The SAT shows trends in intelligence and hard work, helping predict where students success in college. The SAT is less about how much money you spend and more a reflection of your effort and character and should remain a factor in the college selection process.

Cartoon: SATisfactory scores?

Shiyo Ohashi, Staff Writer April 1, 2024

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Cartoon: Motherhood on strike

Shiyo Ohashi, Staff Writer March 24, 2024

The House of Representatives has voted to ban social media app Tiktok from the United States: a controversial decision that caused uproar among the younger generations and somehow united the Democrats and Republicans. The ban offers Tiktoks Chinese owner, Bytedance, to either sell the app or have it banned.

Cartoon: Bye-bye Bytedance

Shiyo Ohashi, Staff Writer March 14, 2024

A familiar scene plays out: Donald Trump and Joe Biden stand across the stage from each other, vying for the title of president in front of an audience of more than 300 million Americans. They hurl insults of past mistakes at each other. Its a tight race. Only, its not 2020 anymore: four years later, 77-year-old Trump and 81-year-old Biden are back at it again. With Republican candidate Nikki Haley dropping out of the race, Americans will be forced to choose between two unappealing (polls say) candidates yet again. American voters need to do their part by stepping up to the polls and making a change. Otherwise, well find ourselves in this situation once again.

[Photo] Cartoon: The rematch

Shiyo Ohashi, Staff Writer March 10, 2024

A familiar scene plays out: Donald Trump and Joe Biden stand across the stage from each other, vying for the title of president in front of an audience of more than 300 million Americans. They hurl insults...

As Mahomes threw the game-winning point at the Superbowl, Israel launched an attack on Gazas biggest and last camp for humanitarian aid. As Usher took the stage at halftime, children in Ethiopia and Sudan starved to death. As Americans stayed riveted to their screens on Sunday night, the world continues to churn on: mass shootings occur, global warming still threatens species extinction, and Ukraine loses ground against Russias invasion. While football and other pastimes may be entertaining, we cannot let ourselves be blindsided by the travesties occurring around the world.

[Photo] Cartoon: News blitz

Shiyo Ohashi, Staff Writer February 26, 2024

As Mahomes threw the game-winning point at the Superbowl, Israel launched an attack on Gaza's biggest and last camp for humanitarian aid. As Usher took the stage at halftime, children in Ethiopia and Sudan...

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Cartoon: Abort the court

Shiyo Ohashi, Staff Writer March 3, 2024

On Nov. 30, 2021, a 15-year-old boy shot and killed four of his classmates in Oxford Township, Michigan. Two years later, his mother Jennifer Crumbley has been found guilty on charges of involuntary manslaughter and sentenced to 15 years in prison. She repeatedly ignored her sons pleas for help, brushing off concerning texts, drawings of guns, and phrases scribbled in notebooks like blood everywhere. The pistol that he used to kill four peers and injure 7 more was gifted by his parents. Parents should be held more accountable for their childrens actions: it is their job to protect them, raise them, and help them when in need. Above all, its the job of parents to keep their children from dangering themselves and others.

[Photo] Cartoon: What happens when you gift a child a gun

Shiyo Ohashi, Staff Writer February 8, 2024

On Nov. 30, 2021, a 15-year-old boy shot and killed four of his classmates in Oxford Township, Michigan. Two years later, his mother Jennifer Crumbley has been found guilty on charges of involuntary manslaughter...

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Cartoon: The Meta-curse

Shiyo Ohashi, Staff Writer February 2, 2024

New York City has a law that requires them to provide a bed to any homeless person who asks. However, they also have a 30-day limit on that bed. Once 30 days is up, the homeless of New York are once again turned to the streets and have to take a number to find a place to sleep again. The numbers of people without proper shelter at night are now up to the 1700s.

Cartoon: Big city, big crisis

Shiyo Ohashi, Staff Writer February 2, 2024

The evolving role of AI may bring new implications within the world of art.

Painting the future: AI in art

Shiyo Ohashi, Staff Writer December 18, 2023

The year is 2028. Something catches your eye as you walk down the street: a brilliantly thought-out and executed ad - maybe for a drink, maybe for a stroller. The graphics are incredible. The animation...

On December 16th, three Isreali hostages waving a white flag were mistakenly shot by Isreals forces, killing them. Since then, there has been an outpour of support and reporting on the three mens lives and families. However, this coverage sharply contrasts with the lack of coverage on Palestinian victims - who have no way of communicating with the outside world and humanizing their losses.

Cartoon: Waving the blue flag

Shiyo Ohashi, Staff Writer December 18, 2023

The Texas Supreme court pulled the brakes on a lower court allowing an abortion to a woman with a fetus with fatal conditions. Texas has strict abortion laws and a statewide ban on abortion, presenting scenarios like these where the mother and childs life may be in danger. For the sake of human life, abortion should be legal nationwide.

Cartoon: Weighing lives

Shiyo Ohashi, Staff Writer December 18, 2023

Pham stands between Vietnam and the U.S., two defining places in his life. Without turning his head back to catch a glimpse of Vietnam, he builds up his life in the U.S. to achieve his version of the American Dream.

[Photo] An immigrant struggle to achieve the American Dream

Audrey Gong and Audrey Navasca January 16, 2024

Pham stands between Vietnam and the U.S., two defining places in his life. Without turning his head back to catch a glimpse of Vietnam, he builds up his life in the U.S. to achieve his version of the American...

This years Spotify Wrapped came out with a new feature: what place listens similar to you? The addition reminds us all that above all, music connects people. More corporations should tie into this theme as the year comes to a close.

Cartoon: Spotify wraps up the year

Shiyo Ohashi, Staff Writer December 5, 2023

OpenAI was started as a non-profit to regulate AI advancements and ensure that we stayed safe with our usage. Its object was to keep in humanitys best interests, and it did this by keeping it nonprofit which was controlled by an executive board, and funding themselves from for-profit. On November 17th, the board fired the CEO Sam Altman. In response, 90% of employees threatened to quit their job unless he was reinstated and the board resigned. Altman regained his position.

Cartoon: Confronting the AI question

Shiyo Ohashi, Staff Writer December 2, 2023

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Cartoon: A Not-so-fowl Thanksgivings

Shiyo Ohashi, Staff Writer November 21, 2023

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Cartoon: Thank you for your service

Shiyo Ohashi, Staff Writer November 16, 2023

Many people may want to donate to support humanitarian aid in Gaza in the ongoing Isreal-Hamas war but do not have the funds. Tiktok creators are providing a new way to help, by monetizing their videos and putting that money towards aid. Every like, share, and save contributes to food and medical supplies if enough people do it.

Cartoon: Helping through the screen

Shiyo Ohashi, Staff Writer November 9, 2023

Cartoon: Mike Johnson takes the mic

Cartoon: Mike Johnson takes the mic

Shiyo Ohashi, Staff Writer November 1, 2023

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Cartoon: Record California heat

Shiyo Ohashi, Staff Writer October 24, 2023

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Cartoon: Israel invasion

Shiyo Ohashi, Staff Writer October 17, 2023

A group of radical Republicans voted their speaker Kevin McCarthy out of the house on October 3rd. The vote out was a cumulation of debates between McCarthy and eight far-right Republicans who didnt agree with his decisions. Them, and a unanimous front of Democrats, ousted the Speaker. This makes it the first time a speaker has been voted out of the house, no less by his own party. McCarthy stated that he would not be running again, leaving Republican Patrick McHenry as a temporary speaker.

Cartoon: McCarthy ousted

Shiyo Ohashi, Staff Writer October 12, 2023

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Cartoon: Miss Americana boosts the economy

Shiyo Ohashi, Staff Writer September 27, 2023

Aryna Sabalenka, a world renowned tennis player who deftly hit her way into the second week of the French open, refused to attend the post-match press conference for mental health reasons. This draws a parallel between Naomi Osakas refusal to attend last year for the same reasons, raising a new question of mental health in athletes. Tournaments should put their athletes health first, instead of pushing through and making mandatory uncomfortable questions.

Cartoon: Sabalenka quits the press

Shiyo Ohashi, Staff Writer June 8, 2023

Graduation is nearing, and seniors are saying goodbye to Carlmont for the last time. Goodbye to the quad where they pet llamas and ate ice cream, goodbye to the gym where assemblies were held, goodbye to the football stands where they cheered on their team. Its important to make strong memories to hold onto in your high school years: they only come once.

Cartoon: Hold on to the memories

Shiyo Ohashi, Staff Writer June 7, 2023

As summer and college loom close into the future, students often face pressure to take more extracurriculars, internships, and jobs to pad their resumes before applications. The hypercompetitive environment and selection process leads to teens stressing during vacation.

Cartoon: Packing resumes

Shiyo Ohashi, Staff Writer June 6, 2023

Millions of people in Mexico have been ordered to evacuate as Mt. Popocatépetl rains ash across the country. 25 million people live in the volcanos vicinity, with it being 45 miles away from the bustling Mexico city. If it erupts, 3 million people living in its shadow could be killed, and for cities like Mexico city, ash fall would damage the health of everyone living there.

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Millions of people in Mexico have been ordered to evacuate as Mt. Popocatépetl rains ash across the country. 25 million people live in the volcano's vicinity, with it being 45 miles away from the bustling...

Historically the World Cup pay gap has been extremely unfair, with women receiving less than a third of the men. Last May, the US Soccer Federation announced that they would pool the money from world cup winnings between the men and womens teams and split them evenly. With the Womens World Cup coming up in the summer, the equal pay for the US teams is a big step for gender equality in sports.

Cartoon: Kicking for equal pay

Shiyo Ohashi, Staff Writer May 31, 2023

Millions of people in Mexico have been ordered to evacuate as Mt. Popocatépetl rains ash across the country. 25 million people live in the volcanos vicinity, with it being 45 miles away from the bustling Mexico city. A possible eruption could be fatal for those living in its shadow.

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Millions of people in Mexico have been ordered to evacuate as Mt. Popocatépetl rains ash across the country. 25 million people live in the volcano's vicinity, with it being 45 miles away from the bustling...

Mothers Day celebrates the effort of mothers across the world. Its a way to honor the sacrifices and hard work mothers put in for their children and family, as well as the ever-evolving relationship between mother and child. Motherhood can mean many different things, and Mothers Day is an opportunity to acknowledge that.

Cartoon: Mother’s Day

Shiyo Ohashi, Staff Writer May 14, 2023

Cinco de Mayo is a Mexican holiday on May 5th celebrating the 1862 victory of Mexican troops over the French at the Battle of Puebla, enabling them to eventually winning their independence. Today, Cinco de Mayo remains a celebration of culture and heritage across the country, with parades, block parties, and folkloric ballet.

Cartoon: Cinco de Mayo

Shiyo Ohashi, Staff Writer May 11, 2023

 Paris has been burning. President Emmanuel Macron passed a law to raise the national retirement age from 62 to 64, in response to the cost of living and inflation, but the people of Paris are not happy about it. Over the past two weeks, protests have been erupting across the city. Garbage workers went on strike and piles of it now line the streets, some of it set on fire. The President has yet to take back the reform.

Cartoon: Paris burns

Shiyo Ohashi, Staff Writer April 25, 2023

March 15th, 2020: the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic where schools shut down for a year and a half. Wednesday marked the three-year anniversary of that.

Cartoon: Time flies

Shiyo Ohashi, Staff Writer March 22, 2023

Cartoon: Falling through the cracks

Cartoon: Falling through the cracks

Shiyo Ohashi, Staff Writer February 28, 2023

Cartoon: Love is all around

Cartoon: Love is all around

Shiyo Ohashi, Staff Writer February 14, 2023

Julia Schulman sits at her colorful desk in her classroom.

Staff Profile: Julia Schulman paints a bright future for her students

Shiyo Ohashi, Staff Writer December 20, 2022

Julia Schulman has tattoos all over her body. She has frizzy hair and too many rings on her fingers to count. She has a poster hanging up in her classroom that reads: “you can’t rape a rifle, Mr. Wolf.”  Schulman...

Students line up in the quad to create their own halloween-themed slimes

Scots reflect on spooky spirit week

Shiyo Ohashi, Staff Writer October 23, 2022

October brings around Halloween, and what is Halloween without Carlmont’s spirited Hallo-Week? This year, ASB’s freshman officers planned a week full of fun and spooky activities. On Monday, freshmen,...

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