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The indoor soccer tournament was the first of three tournaments.

Sport tournaments increase class unity

February 7, 2019

A series of sports tournaments will be taking place during lunch in the upcoming weeks. Each sport is planned by the class officers, who are the president and vice president,...

This gas station in Belmont, Calif. shows average gas prices per gallon for different types of gasoline.

Increasing gas prices fuel problems for teens

September 25, 2018

For adults with full-time careers, a spike in gas prices is frustrating yet manageable. However, teenagers across the Bay Area are struggling to fund their transportation. ...

In November, 2016, California lawmakers passed Proposition 56, a law that increased taxes on tobacco and nicotine products. That tax went into effect Saturday, April 1.

California cigarette tax increase goes into effect

April 3, 2017

The new tax increase on tobacco products went into effect on Saturday, April 1.   This measure was part of California’s Proposition 56, approved by voters on Nov. 8, 2016. ...

A pile of trash accumulates on a campus table over the course of a school day.

Trash on campus alarms staff and students

October 11, 2016

As students get back into the groove of the new school year, some struggle to retain old habits. According to some staff members, one habit that the student body can improve...

CDC promotes flu shot to prevent outbreak

October 8, 2016

With flu season just around the corner, doctors recommend getting the flu vaccination as soon as possible. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), on...

Obama promises too much

January 13, 2016

It is reminiscent of every other State of the Union given by the President, except this time, Barack Obama is ready for his departure. Obama has clearly planned what would...

Students react to minimum wage increase in California

October 14, 2014

The increase in minimum wage in California has affected the working students at Carlmont. This past summer, California voted to increase minimum wage from $8 per hour to $9...

A deer traffic sign near Alameda reminds drivers to  be more cautious and beware of upcoming wildlife.

Recent increase in car crashes involving deer

October 14, 2014

Some Carlmont students will be obtaining their driver's permit or license during the time when deer crashes happen most often. Most deer crashes happen during mating season in...

A sea turtle gets caught in a discarded plastic bag that ended up in the ocean. Photograph property of

Price of reusable bags will increase

February 3, 2014

The price of paper and reusable bags will increase to 25 cents in 2015. In stores throughout San Mateo County shoppers have been required to pay ten cents for paper and reusa...

The student news site of Carlmont High School in Belmont, California.