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Chess tournament brings competitive mindsets to Fox

Chess tournament brings competitive mindsets to Fox

Audrey Luey, Staff Writer

April 16, 2019


Filed under News, Top News

Advantage Chess sponsored their annual scholastic chess tournament at Fox Elementary School last weekend, where over 100 students participated. The chess tournaments serve as fundraisers for the Fox School PTA, as all staff members are volunteers. The club began with about 80 kids, but as chess grad...

The Turkic community bonds over Nowruz celebration

The Turkic community bonds over Nowruz celebration

Nihal Karim, Staff Writer

March 19, 2019


Filed under News

Laughter, dance, and music envelop the room on a warm March afternoon. More people start to show up, all with the purpose of celebrating Nowruz — the beginning of spring. Nowruz, meaning “New Day," is an ancient Zoroastrian holiday that is commonly celebrated among people of Turkic origin. ...

KonMari Method tidies up people’s lives

KonMari Method tidies up people’s lives

Audrey Luey, Staff Writer

March 19, 2019


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The Spark Joy Bay Area KonMari Method Workshop gathered at the Episcopal Church of the Epiphany to introduce a new outlook on life. It proposed an organizational strategy that cleanses people from the inside out.   The KonMari movement has been an ongoing popular idea since 2014, when Marie Kond...

Maslenitsa celebration unites Russian community

Maslenitsa celebration unites Russian community

Nihal Karim, Staff Writer

March 11, 2019


Filed under News, Top News

As winter comes to an end, March begins with blooming flowers, warmer weather, and rainy afternoons. For people from Eastern Europe, however, the beginning of March means another thing: the beginning of Maslenitsa. Maslenitsa is an old Slavic holiday that celebrates the end of winter and the begin...

Redwood City’s mini-golf event attracts participants of all ages with their creative decor

Redwood City’s mini-golf event attracts participants of all ages with their creative decor

Shayna Yurovitsky, Staff Writer

March 7, 2019


Filed under News

In the heart of Redwood City, a new, local family attraction has been put up. For a limited time, the city has created an indoor miniature-golf course for all ages to come and enjoy. With low prices and hours conveniently scheduled around a typical work or school day, everyone can come to enjoy this...

Palo Alto is sinking, and officials are worried

Palo Alto is sinking, and officials are worried

Evan Ajuria, Staff Writer

March 6, 2019


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For many years, the rising water levels have been in the back of many officials' minds. Now it's starting to impact our cities, and action will need to happen soon before any more damage is done. On Feb. 27, the city of Palo Alto held a community meeting for those looking to get involved and learn more about the sea level rise policy, and many people showed up from across the ...

San Carlos Crab Feed brings smiles to seniors

San Carlos Crab Feed brings smiles to seniors

Audrey Luey, Staff Writer

February 26, 2019


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The annual Adult Community Center (ACC) Crab Feed provides seniors with the opportunity to socialize and indulge in an evening dinner with an assortment of foods, while participating in an interactive silent auction.  The ACC is a multi-purpose adult associated recreational facility with a large...

Deer leave more than just footprints in the community

Deer leave more than just footprints in the community

Camran Hitchcock, Staff Writer

February 7, 2019


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Deer: creatures known to be gentle, to coexist with nature, and now, to be close neighbors of local Belmont residents. For years, deer have walked the streets of cities across the nation. Homeowners in these cities are faced with the problem of deer in their yards that destroy the existing vegetation...

Local chocolatier crafts sweets and community

Local chocolatier crafts sweets and community

Mandy Hitchcock, Segment Producer

February 5, 2019


Filed under ScotCenter, ScotCenter: News

The Go To Chocolate stall not only brings a wide variety of locally sourced chocolate goods to the College of San Mateo Farmers’ Market but a penchant for small businesses in the Bay Area as well; take a look at how appreciation for good food can bring a community together. Drop by the farmers’...

Queer Time Episode Three: Events Troubling the LGBTQ Community and Gender Dysphoria

Queer Time Episode Three: Events Troubling the LGBTQ Community and Gender Dysphoria

Rachel McCrea, Zachary Khouri, Maddy Ting, and Mikayla Nguyen

February 4, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Podcasts

This week, Rachel discusses the Chechnya Gay Purge, the hate crime against Jussie Smollett, the Supreme Court Ban, and gender dysphoria. Edited by Zachary Khouri....

Gravity-defying circus spreads laughter through the youth of the San Carlos community

Gravity-defying circus spreads laughter through the youth of the San Carlos community

Shayna Yurovitsky, Staff Writer

January 27, 2019


Filed under News

A few days into the annual Week of the Family run by the San Carlos community, The Circus of Smiles visited the library to put on a show for all ages to come and enjoy. The library's kids’ corner was packed from the front to the back with audience members eager to enjoy the performance. The promise of...

San Carlos City Council strives to make better gun regulations

San Carlos City Council strives to make better gun regulations

Audrey Boyce, Staff Writer

January 17, 2019


Filed under News

A brand new City Council took on the timely issue of firearm regulations in San Carlos on Jan. 14. The topic of guns has caught the attention of many San Carlos citizens, especially since a chain store that sells guns, Turner's Outdoorsman, applied to open a store in San Carlos. In November of 2017,...

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