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Student Absenteeism bigger than you think

Dantony Lewis, Staff Writer

March 19, 2019

Missing one day of school may seem harmless, but it can have massive consequences. Chronic absenteeism: missing more than ten% of school days. “Missing one day of school is hard to recover from and sometimes can’t even be recovered,” said Carlmont High School sophomore Rohan Mantena. Students that miss school struggle to recover from the missed lessons or tests they have to make up out of class. Even if ...

“Sex Education” is an interesting take on the high school experience

March 5, 2019

For a show that discusses the intricacies of sex alongside high school life, "Sex Education" does a surprisingly good job of tying the two together in a comical and well-written...

Sarga Nair and Varsha Raj create the sign for the Changing Lives Club.

Changing Lives Club strives to encourage education

November 25, 2018

Most students in privileged areas would not give a second thought about having an education, and some even take it for granted. For some children, this is not the case. Basic...

In many places across the country, schools have old and outdated textbooks due to lack of available funds. Eliminating school vouchers would allow for more public funding in schools.

School vouchers ignore the existing issues of public education

April 30, 2018

In the U.S., every child has the right to a public education. Tuition isn’t paid in order to attend public schools, but schools are funded by taxpayers. What else is fun...

Many graduates have liberal political viewpoints.

Educational experience determines political beliefs

February 13, 2018

The United States of America is rarely united. For much of America’s history, its political climate has been divided. And, according to Pew Research Center, the political ...

PTSA holds parent education night for anxiety

November 11, 2017

Sarah Cheung reports on the parent education night about adolescents with anxiety.

During Parent Education Night, a panel answers questions about anxiety. Executive producer of

Parent Education Night teaches anxiety management

November 11, 2017

Over 300 parents, students, and Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) members poured into the Carlmont Performing Arts Center on Thursday, Nov. 9 for Parent Education Night. Parent...

Laying in the plastic field of my elementary school, I realized that we shouldn't have to feel guilty for enjoying life.

Stop feeling guilty for being happy

February 27, 2017

As I laid down with my friend on the field of our elementary school reminiscing about happier times, both of us couldn't help but feel a sense of anxiety. Not because we weren't...

Vice President Mike Pence broke the 50-50 stalemate in the Senate, making Betsy DeVos the next education secretary.

Betsy DeVos’ appointment causes uncertainty among educators and students

February 12, 2017

Betsy DeVos is the ideal cabinet member for a president determined to appoint officials that aim to eradicate the agencies they run and determine the fate of policies and progra...

Baggage and textbooks waiting to be taken to the airport for a semester abroad.

Studying abroad immerses students in new cultures

February 8, 2017

For many high school students, the decision of where to go to college is hard, as there are many different options. One of the most difficult is whether or not to study abroad,...

Junior Rebecca Medina takes good notes to help her graduate a year early.

Medina plans to pursue a college education a year early

February 19, 2015

While some students wait four years to get acceptance letters from colleges, there are some who get accepted a year early. Junior Rebecca Medina is one of the few students...

The drought has hit Half Moon Bay farms hard

Dried-up information: education of California’s drought is weak

November 17, 2014

“Rain, rain go away” is a thing of the past in California as the drought has worsened many areas of the state. However, awareness and understanding of the drought may not be...

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