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Shoutout slips are available to staff at all times in the office.

Shoutouts bring recognition to good acts

December 4, 2018

Positive reinforcement is a strong motivator, especially in the classroom. In a study by Christina Kennedy about the effects of positive reinforcement on classroom behavior, Kennedy concl...

Carlmont circles up during a timeout called by the Dons.

Girls varsity volleyball wins first league game

September 7, 2018

Four thrilling matches were all it took for the Carlmont girls' varsity volleyball team to take the win over Aragon High School. The first match got off to a great start for the ...


‘Spectrum Talks’ meeting discusses how to be a good ally to the LGBT community

March 13, 2018

The LGBT community has faced a lot of controversy in years past, but there is an increasing number of people who want to be LGBT allies (straight or cisgendered supporters of...

Public schools throughout the country are forced to rely on fundraisers due to laws prohibiting them from requiring students to pay to participate in school athletics.

Pay-to-play sports both help and harm athletics programs

February 5, 2018

The devastation of having a sport cut from an athletic program is a dilemma that many schools encounter. Lack of funding and profit are some of the major causes that have led...

Fall Out Boy’s ‘M A N I A’ proves that mainstream music is ruining good artists

January 25, 2018

Fall Out Boy identifies as being an American rock band. After their latest album, that’s questionable. Their seventh studio album, “M A N I A,” was released just last...

Many producers offered free samples, which gave consumers a taste of what they could buy.

Good Food Awards brings together fans of sustainable food

January 22, 2018

The eighth annual Good Food Awards, held at Fort Mason (in San Francisco), collected a large crowd to celebrate sustainable food from around the country. The Good Food Award...

Kristi Denham reads an excerpt of Martin Luther King's

The Belmont community gathers to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy

January 16, 2018

"I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character." Dan...

‘The Good Doctor’ saves ABC’s ratings

October 24, 2017

ABC’s new medical drama, “The Good Doctor,” aims to clear misconceptions about autism. Ever since the show was released in September, it has been doing just that. “...

‘The Good Dinosaur’ is better than it sounds

December 7, 2015

Pixar's "The Good Dinosaur," released Nov. 25, was released in time for Thanksgiving. It delivers a good story on family and trust. Set in an alternate timeline in which the...

Shaun and his flock are deeply concerned about something in the distance...all except the baby, Timmy, who is concerned with Shaun and the fat sheep, Shirley, who is concerned with eating.

A bleatin’ good story from a Claymation sheep

August 23, 2015

A mobile home is on the loose. Adults look on, appalled. The perpetrators gasp with guilt. Teenagers capture the event on smartphones. Disregard the target audience of "Shaun the Sheep" (PG) for a moment,...

We shouldn't see the world as simply just black and white, but remember that people live in the grey.

The battle of good versus evil is won by perspective

April 12, 2015

The hero, the villain, and the epic battle between good versus evil are all universal aspects of stories that we take a little too seriously. Everybody strives to achieve the...

Audrie Pott attended Saratoga High School in Silicon Valley, where she was commemorated after her death.

Sexual offenders reach settlement on Good Friday and commemorate Audrie Pott’s death

April 6, 2015

After two and a half years, Larry and Lisa Pott were able to forgive the teenage boys who sexually assaulted their daughter. It happened on Sept. 12, 2012, when 15-year-old...

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