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Blackfest brings students together

Blackfest brings students together

Leela Stuepfert, Staff Writer

May 13, 2019

To be immersed in a new culture under the warm sun while enjoying live performances usually does not come without a cost in the Bay Area. However, it happened last Saturday, May 4, with Blackfest. Blackfest is a celebration of African American culture held annually at Stanford University in Palo Alto, ...

Cherry Blossom Festival promotes Japanese culture

Cherry Blossom Festival promotes Japanese culture

Taisiia Yakovenko, Staff Writer

April 23, 2019

All across the globe, Harumi, a Cherry Blossom Festival, signals the beginning of spring and the end of winter colds. Harumi is a traditional Japanese holiday that is meant to represent the end of winter and showcase the beauty of the blossom. The cherry blossom is meant to be a reminder that all ...

Popular culture normalizes political incorrectness for teenagers

Popular culture normalizes political incorrectness for teenagers

Alison Kim, Staff Writer

February 6, 2019

“That’s so gay.” You are walking down the school hallway on a typical day. You pass through a group of kids clustered around a locker and hear various racial slurs. You turn the corner and hear more offensive language that is always justified as being “just a joke.” This type of language ...

San Francisco’s Legion of Honor introduces Indian culture in their leading exhibit

San Francisco’s Legion of Honor introduces Indian culture in their leading exhibit

Anika Bhatnagar, Staff Writer

February 3, 2019

The exhibit East Meets West at the Legion of Honor Fine Arts Museum displays the jewelry and valuables used in India from the 1600s to today. The exhibit contains over 150 pieces worn by Mughal emperors and maharajas (great king) that were made in India and Europe. “I think this exhibit is g...

Opinion: Bay Area residents are ignorant of cultural differences

Opinion: Bay Area residents are ignorant of cultural differences

Sophie Lynd, Highlander Editor-in-Chief

October 18, 2018

It's no wonder why so many people are attracted to the Bay Area; the ever-booming tech industry provides new opportunities and high-paying jobs every day, the temperature rarely drops below 55 degrees Fahrenheit, and the region is known for being one of the most diverse areas in the United States. In...

The annual celebration of Greek culture brings people together

The annual celebration of Greek culture brings people together

Taisiia Yakovenko, Staff Writer

September 7, 2018

Church of the Holy Cross invited families to enjoy food, drama, dancing, music, and shops on the 48th Greek Festival. The annual festival in Belmont marked yet another celebration of Greek culture and traditions that allow families across the Bay Area to experience and enjoy it first hand. Anast...

J-Pop club brings Japanese culture to Carlmont

J-Pop club brings Japanese culture to Carlmont

Andrey Zaytsev, Staff Writer

May 29, 2018

The Japanese culture is one that may interest many, and J-Pop club is the perfect club to learn about the many aspects of their culture, ranging from animation to traditions. Meeting in room E7 every Thursday, J-Pop club features a variety of members, all interested in the culture of Japan. In addit...

Japanese Pop Club embraces its culture

Japanese Pop Club embraces its culture

Francesca D'Urzo, Staff Writer

May 20, 2018

Within the four walls of room E7, Japanese Pop Club (J-Pop) strives to spread their culture among Carlmont students by performing traditional Japanese dances at school assemblies, as well as providing presentations on the origin of J-Pop culture. J-Pop Club began at Carlmont in 2012 and is currently being led ...

Indian Club integrates Indian culture at Carlmont

Indian Club integrates Indian culture at Carlmont

Alena Ruhstaller, Managing Editor

May 6, 2018

According to World Population Review, India is the second most populous country in the world with a population of an estimated 1.35 billion in 2018. However, Indians only make up 2.8 percent of the population in the Bay Area and 0.9 percent of the overall population of the United States. Indian Club...

French exchange students adapt to Carlmont culture

French exchange students adapt to Carlmont culture

Rachel Matatyaou, Publicity Director

April 20, 2018

Parlez-vous français? Because they do. For two weeks, 11 students from the outskirts of Paris, France are living with students attending Carlmont. Carlmont’s French Department began hosting students from France in 1999, initiated by French teacher Katya Burton. “I have coordinated French ...

Kabuki play honors Japanese culture

Kabuki play honors Japanese culture

Ailee Lim, Staff Writer

April 19, 2018

The bright, intricate costumes. The sound of the banjo-like shamisen. The audience cheering. These are all important aspects of kabuki. Kabuki is a Japanese performing art, coming in the form of plays and dances. The San Mateo Kabuki Club celebrates kabuki by watching a performed play on a movie s...

San Francisco welcomes the Year of the Dog with its annual Chinese New Year Parade

San Francisco welcomes the Year of the Dog with its annual Chinese New Year Parade

Kimberly Mitchell, Staff Writer

February 25, 2018

The Year of the Dog is finally upon us and to celebrate man's best friend and Chinese culture, San Francisco hosted its annual Chinese New Year Parade, a tradition that has been around for 160 years. ...

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