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The Junior State of America Club teaches members to listen to others' points of view and discuss important issues.

Junior State of America promotes open political dialogue

March 25, 2019

According to the Pew Research Center, the divide between Democrats and Republicans on major issues grows wider. The Junior State of America (JSA) Club at Carlmont is trying to...

Popular culture and social media allow politically incorrect and offensive phrases to become a normal part of society.

Popular culture normalizes political incorrectness for teenagers

February 6, 2019

“That’s so gay.” You are walking down the school hallway on a typical day. You pass through a group of kids clustered around a locker and hear various racial slurs. You t...

Crowds wearing white unite to protest the family separation of asylum seekers at the Redwood City Town Hall on June 30, 2018.

Immigrants struggle in the current political climate

February 5, 2019

Pandemonium weaved through the crowds that, moments before, had been peacefully making their way to the border. Children still in diapers struggled to keep up with the rush. Mo...

Opinion: Identity Politics is a Mess

October 15, 2018

Joseph Gomez analyzes the confusing uselessness of identity politics.

Model United Nations Club President Alex Derhacobian gives a presentation on the current global conflicts surrounding politics during one of their regular Monday lunch meetings.

Model United Nations Club addresses international crises

April 3, 2018

Within the four walls of room E1, Model United Nations Club strives to promote a diplomatic dialogue amongst Carlmont students in an accepting and unbiased environment through de...

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 ...

Sam Hosmer, a junior, lectures on the issue of the Kurdish Independence Referendum.

Model United Nations offers an avenue to express political opinions

October 17, 2017

While many students talk about their days during lunch, some speak of the lack of civil liberties students in third world countries experience on a daily basis. These discussion...

The Founding Fathers drafted the Constitution with the hopes of creating a strenuous legislative process. While this system often leads to stagnation, it is the foundation of American democracy.

Americans should embrace political gridlock

May 7, 2017

Political gridlock has become as synonymous with American culture as Coca-Cola, fast food, and apple pie. While one of the most detested facets of America’s political climat...

Designer Prabal Gurung used his final walk of his runway show on Feb. 12 as a platform to divulge his stance on current political and social issues.

Evolving interface of Fashion Week bridges gap between designer and consumer

February 22, 2017

From New York to London and Milan to Paris, Fashion Week 2017 is well underway across the globe. Traditionally, Fashion Week presents only the most luxurious designers excl...

Speier listens as a constituent addresses her with a question about congressional ethics.

Rep. Jackie Speier addresses political concerns

February 14, 2017

“Truth and Justice for All,” “Resist and Persist,” and “We Support Jackie” were just some of the signs carried into the auditorium of Lowell High School on Feb.11 at...

After Clinton called Trump to concede the election, the new President-elect Trump gave a victory speech that thanked his campaign staff and promised fair treatment for Americans.

Trump victory unveils Republican silent majority

November 10, 2016

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...

Presidential candidate Abdel Fattah al-Sisi walks alongside United States Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel in Cairo, Egypt. Image courtesy of Creative Commons Search.

Political turmoil accompanies presidential elections in Egypt

May 6, 2014

Egypt’s presidential candidate Abdul Fattah al-Sisi promised that the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt “will no longer exist” if he is to be elected. In an interview with press,...

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