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San Carlos voters prepare to hit the polls in school board election

San Carlos voters prepare to hit the polls in school board election

Nina Heller, Staff Writer

October 5, 2017


Filed under News

San Carlos voters will hit the polls on Nov. 7 for a school board election in the San Carlos School District.   As the voting date nears, sample ballots have been sent out to registered voters. Sample ballots can assist voters in the voting process once they reach the polls and assure that they s...

The 2016 election receives mixed reactions

The 2016 election receives mixed reactions

Adriana Ramirez, Segment Producer

December 8, 2016


Filed under ScotCenter, ScotCenter: News

Adriana Ramirez reports on the 2016 election and how it shocked many as the results were not the expected results.

Bay Area bubble bursts in wake of Trump victory

Bay Area bubble bursts in wake of Trump victory

Avery Adams, Staff Writer

November 12, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Donald Trump supporters are ignorant, but not as much as Hillary Clinton supporters. As the presidential election drew nearer, the majority of Carlmont's population and the Bay Area as a whole scoffed at Trump's ability to dig himself deeper and deeper into a hole. According to shapethefuture.org, 76 percent ...

Trump victory unveils Republican silent majority

Trump victory unveils Republican silent majority

Justin Som, Staff Writer

November 10, 2016


Filed under News, Top News

Holding their breaths, with stomachs clenched, many Clinton supporters turned away from the polling results. Florida had just been lost to Donald Trump, and as far as the Clinton campaign was concerned, they had already given up. The streamers and balloons at the hopeful victory party were packed...

Students cast their ballots in a mock election

Estella Lippi, Scotcenter Editor-in-Chief

November 10, 2016


Filed under ScotCenter

Estella Lippi reports on Carlmont's mock election.

Students vote in a mock election

Students vote in a mock election

Skylar Weiss, Staff Writer

November 7, 2016


Filed under Campus

With the presidential election on the horizon, many students are forming opinions about the various candidates and propositions that are at stake. In the spirit of democracy, Carlmont's ASB organized to conduct an election in which students voted on several political measures in their respective history...

Urgency ordinance restricts marijuana usage

Urgency ordinance restricts marijuana usage

Mona Murhamer, Staff Writer

November 2, 2016


Filed under News

The legalization of marijuana has hit yet another obstacle. On Nov. 1, San Jose City Council adopted an urgency ordinance prohibiting marijuana usage prior to the upcoming election on Nov. 8. The ballot includes Proposition 64. If passed by a majority vote, this proposition that would allow adults...

Clinton campaign sails through rough waters before election

Clinton campaign sails through rough waters before election

Armon Mahdavi, Staff Writer

November 1, 2016


Filed under News

On Friday, Oct. 28, federal law enforcement stated that new emails related to the investigation of Hillary Clinton’s private server were discovered.  The emails were found on Anthony Weiner’s computer, whom he shared with his former partner, Huma Abedin. Abedin is currently a top aide for Cl...

Americans look at the Electoral College with skepticism

Americans look at the Electoral College with skepticism

Armon Mahdavi, Staff Writer

October 18, 2016


Filed under News

Election Day is just around the corner. However, many Americans either don't understand or like a key component of the election: the Electoral College. This system, in which appointed electors cast votes for presidential candidates, is a key factor in American democracy. Despite this method being aroun...

To vote or not to vote: an American dilemma

To vote or not to vote: an American dilemma

Armon Mahdavi, Staff Writer

October 7, 2016


Filed under News

America has a sad history when it comes to voter turnout, and citizens are wondering if this election will be an anomaly or another slice of the same. In the United States, the percentage of eligible voters who showed up to the polls on Election Day is one of the lowest for any developed nation. Data ...

Election Day ushers new plans for America

Election Day ushers new plans for America

Victor Li, Staff writer

November 10, 2014


Filed under News, Top News

A seemingly endless line of responsible US citizens pours out of the polling office and down the street, wrapping around block after block of the neighborhood. Here, they wait before Election Day to cast their vote on what they believe is best for their nation. "The poll where I worked at got double...

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