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San Carlos elementary schools encounter another construction delay

San Carlos elementary schools encounter another construction delay

Connor Rickson, Staff Writer

November 7, 2017


Filed under Campus

San Carlos elementary schools' plans are thrown off again with the construction delays of Charter Learning Center and Mariposa Upper Elementary. The San Carlos School District plans to create a new campus for Charter Learning Center after sharing a campus with Tierra Linda Middle School for 17 y...

Lack of parking poses issues

Lack of parking poses issues

Max Lee, Staff Writer

October 22, 2017


Filed under News

One of the special bonds that students and parents share is the hassle associated with Carlmont parking lots. Carlmont's parking lots have resulted in an overflow of students and parents parking in nearby streets such as Chula Vista Drive. Despite their actions being completely legal, they have caus...

Schools prepare for the worst in aftermath of shootings

Schools prepare for the worst in aftermath of shootings

Sarah Tocatlian, Staff Writer

October 6, 2015


Filed under News

Mass shootings at schools are no longer the rare occurrence they once were. They have become something that people are constantly hearing about from the media, leaving many to wonder about the viability of school security policies. On Oct. 1, Chris Harper-Mercer, allegedly killed nine and wounded...

Schools need to minimize religious conflicts

Schools need to minimize religious conflicts

Alyssa Fagel, Staff Writer

September 9, 2015


Filed under Editorials, Top News

To what extent should secular public schools accommodate the diverse religious faiths of their students?  This is the heated question Carlmont High School now faces. This year, not one, but two major Carlmont events fall on important Jewish holidays. The annual Welcome Back Assembly, a favorite of ma...

Ding’s tale of two schools

Ding’s tale of two schools

Hana Wong, Staff Writer

January 28, 2015


Filed under Campus, Student Bios

Going into high school is a big change, but going to a school where you don't know anyone is even harder. Sophomore Chris Ding graduated from Ralston Middle School with the intention of going to Junipero Serra High School. It was a whole new chapter in his life that he was hesitant to start. He...

Michelle Obama fights junk food in schools

Michelle Obama fights junk food in schools

Lauren Tierney, Staff Writer

February 27, 2014


Filed under News

Michelle Obama plans to eliminate advertisements for "junk" food in schools in hopes of creating healthier eating habits. The First Lady wants to get rid of sugary drinks and unhealthy food advertisements on vending machines and banners found throughout campuses, with the goal of promoting healthier foods...

Everyday skills not taught in high schools

Everyday skills not taught in high schools

Shira Stein, Editor-in-Chief

December 11, 2013


Filed under Academic

Are students being taught all the skills they need? When graduating from high school, students should theoretically be able to take care of themselves as adults. They are expected to know how to do any skill that will be necessary during their adult lives. However, the reality is that some students graduate h...

California schools getting facelifts

California schools getting facelifts

Sarah Adams, Staff Writer

October 2, 2013


Filed under News

San Mateo High School is about to open their new $28 million Performing Arts center as California sets new school budgets for the 2013-2014 school year and other local schools noticeably continue to improve their facilities, equipment, and technologies. San Mateo High School’s new theater is said...

Schools try to have a say in when kids start kindergarten

Schools try to have a say in when kids start kindergarten

Shira Stein, Staff Writer

February 14, 2013


Filed under News

Many kids every year and held back by their parents in kindergarten for an extra year, but that is no longer a choice for Mountain View parents. Mountain View-Whisman School District has decided that students who are eligible for kindergarten must take a test to be held back an extra year by their...

Green schools lead to green future

April 18, 2012


Filed under As seen in print

As more and more information is becoming known about our planet’s limited conditions, American schools are striving to conquer students’ negative impact. As this information is becoming viral in the media and being shared easily by social media, people are starting to change the way they live...

‘Let’s Jump!’ Kids and schools across America attempt to break world record

October 11, 2011


Filed under News

Guinness World Records is well-known for it's yearly publications holding all of the current world records. Every year, thousands of people attempt to break their records from, but not many of them succeed. This year, National Geographic Kids partnered up with First Lady Michelle Obama to encourage...

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