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California cigarette tax increase goes into effect

California cigarette tax increase goes into effect

Camille Dunning, Staff Writer

April 3, 2017


Filed under News

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.  The proposition won among voters by almost a 30 percent margin. In 2016, the tobacco tax amounted to 87 cents per pack of t...

Trash on campus alarms staff and students

Trash on campus alarms staff and students

Skylar Weiss, Staff Writer

October 11, 2016


Filed under Campus

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 on as a whole is remembering to clean up their trash. Since the beginning of the school year, staff members have noticed...

CDC promotes flu shot to prevent outbreak

CDC promotes flu shot to prevent outbreak

Jordan Hanlon, Staff Writer

October 8, 2016


Filed under Campus

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), only 46 percent of Americans got a flu shot last year. Their goal is to increase that percentage in order to prevent ...

Obama promises too much

Obama promises too much

Justin Som, Staff Writer

January 13, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Top News

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 happen if Ted Cruz's "carpet bombs" were to approach Syria. He has obviously debated what would happen to Muslims and Mexicans...

Students react to minimum wage increase in California

Students react to minimum wage increase in California

Hannah Young, Staff Writer

October 14, 2014


Filed under News

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 per hour. However, living costs are also increasing simultaneously. Gasoline prices are nearly $4 now, a huge concern for student...

Recent increase in car crashes involving deer

Recent increase in car crashes involving deer

Victor Li, Staff Writer

October 14, 2014


Filed under Campus

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 the fall, and there has been an dramatic increase in deer crashes recently. Because of their loss of habitat due to human...

Price of reusable bags will increase

Price of reusable bags will increase

Darien Malekos, Staff Writer

February 3, 2014


Filed under Top News

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 reusable bags since early 2013. Plastic bags have been banned from all stores, making customers either bring bags from home, pay for...

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