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A student chooses to go on social media instead of completing their homework.

Social Media causes teens to procrastinate

February 14, 2019

Ten minutes. Just ten more minutes before a student puts down their phone and starts their homework. Soon, this will turn into 30 minutes — then into an hour. For many, social media is a ...

Editorial: Teens jeopardize the confidentiality PSAT content by meme-ing

Editorial: Teens jeopardize the confidentiality PSAT content by meme-ing

October 13, 2018

In debates about internet content, one controversial issue has been that privacy does not exist online so any content could be traced back to the sharer for legal reasons. On th...

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. ...

Teens stay at the library on April 27 after the Safe Sex Workshop to discuss what they learned.

Safe sex workshop informs LGBT teens

May 13, 2018

Approximately 20 million new cases of STDs are found in the United States every year. Around half of these are found in young people between the ages of 15 and 24. On Wednesday, April 27, the Belmont Library and the San Mateo County Pride Center host...

Wisconsin teens Peter Teatime and Tommy Rector climbed the bridge at night, making easier for them to go undetected.

Teens scale the Golden Gate Bridge

May 18, 2017

A heart-stopping video posted to YouTube showed two Wisconsin teens filming themselves as they scaled San Francisco’s iconic Golden Gate Bridge, performing somersaults and hang...

Sophomore Viviane Lorvan hopes her copy of

Carlmont donates ‘Ready Player One’ books to at-risk teens

May 4, 2017

Carlmont is accepting used copies of "Ready Player One," the 2016 school-wide summer reading book, from students.  Every English teacher has been given a book drive donation box and has colle...

The Belmont Library offers activities for teenagers to be more active in their community.

Belmont Library offers teen activities

May 1, 2017

Whether it is through cooking classes, book clubs, or arts and crafts, the Belmont Library brings the people of Belmont together. Recently, the Belmont Library has held many events for teens to get acti...

Eating a healthy breakfast can improve energy and concentration. According to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics,

Students need a healthy breakfast to start their day

April 2, 2017

Breakfast: a hearty meal to kick start the day or a quick bite before rushing out of the house to school or work? Many teenagers and young adults don't know which one breakfast...

Isabella Lemaster sits in the hallway at Carlmont High School during lunch cramming for another test after receiving five hours of sleep the night prior. She said, “Coffee is the only thing that gets me through the day.”

Teens suffer from caffeine addiction

February 25, 2017

The line at Starbucks is out the door as Carlmont High School students wait for their hot lattes and mochas, the majority unaware of possible side effects of the consumed product...

Emily Chinn finds the perfect angle to Snapchat a picture to her friends of how excited she is to dance in the Kirkpatrick’s School of Dance studio.

Social media ruins social lives

January 24, 2017

Snapchat, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and other social networks are ruining the teenager lifestyle. Almost all teenagers never know when to stop using their phones. Teena...

In the words of Charlie Buxton,

Teens need to learn to master the ‘game’ of high school

January 30, 2015

A concentrated chess player studies the game board carefully and calculates her next move. She made foolish mistakes in her amateur days by rushing into action unprepared, but...

Providing teens with guidance in decision making

Providing teens with guidance in decision making

November 19, 2014

Jimmy felt the pressure to take a hit. He went to a party hosted by a friend’s friend, aware that illegal substances would be there and the host had a reputation. Debating...

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