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Matab Abdaljalil faces a mural in Oakland. Her headscarf and long dress in front of the marijuana reference represent the cultural mixing and differences she experienced when she first moved to the Bay Area in 2015.

From havoc to healing: The story of a young refugee

January 22, 2020

Life is hard enough as a high school student. Everything seems like a competition, from trying to get the best grades to facing the pressure from universities to show your ...

Teenagers wield signs demanding climate justice as they march through the streets of San Francisco on Sept. 20, 2019.

Climate justice now, homework later

October 3, 2019

“Climate justice, now!” chanted hordes of young protesters marching in the streets of San Francisco.  Thousands of people, from toddlers to senior citizens, kicked off the...

Mira Wakefield (left) participates in an ice breaker activity to get to know her peers.

Youth Advisory Committee makes plans to improve Belmont’s community

October 2, 2019

The Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) spent its first meeting of the year planning the events it will host this coming school year for the enhancement of the Belmont community. On Sept. 26...

4-H members Roen Theuner and Peyton Steiz care for their animals at the San Carlos/Eaton Hills 4-H farm.

Farm to Table: Youth raise livestock in the Bay Area

May 1, 2019

When people think about county fairs, they usually associate them with hot summer days, carnival rides and games, cotton candy, and livestock exhibitions. What most fair-goers...

Students gather around the DJ set to request a song.

San Carlos Youth Center spreads joy at their monthly dance

April 22, 2019

On April 19, local middle school students gathered at the San Carlos Youth Center, where a fun-filled night of dancing, socializing, and eating awaited them. Every month, the Sa...

Shaffer blowing a cloud from her dab pen.

Cannibis companies smoke out youth

February 21, 2019

With recreational cannabis legalized in California by popular vote only two years ago, many are rightfully curious if and how the products meant for adults are being accessed by...

Teacher's influence may impact students' motivations and willingness to participate. Bad grades may have more of an occurrence due to bad teaching techniques.

Neglectful teaching threatens the success of youth

February 2, 2019

For a student to be genuinely passionate about a subject in school is a rare and beautiful thing which is often impacted by teachers.  Getting a teacher that can connect well with...

After performing a juggling act with three volunteers, Mr. Quick and Mr. Mustache bow to the audience. The sound of laughter fills the otherwise quiet San Carlos Library on the rainy day of Jan. 20.

Gravity-defying circus spreads laughter through the youth of the San Carlos community

January 27, 2019

A few days into the annual Week of the Family run by the San Carlos community, The Circus of Smiles visited the library to put on a show for all ages to come and enjoy. The library'...

Opinion: How schools are failing America’s youth and how to stop it

Opinion: How schools are failing America’s youth and how to stop it

December 19, 2018

In 2011, a McKinsey consulting firm report concluded that a little over half of the college graduates were unemployed, and out of the remaining graduates who had jobs, 48 percent of them were currently in work that requires less than a four-year degree. With statisti...

A flashback to when my siblings and I went to Toys

Opinion: Amazon is ripping this generation apart

November 19, 2018

As a child, I always loved trips to the toy store with my family. I remember going to the Toys "R" Us in Foster City with them; running down those never-ending aisles with ...

Vaping was essentially created to help adults smokers quit, however, the new fangled form of smoking has had dire consequences.

Editorial: Youth vaping is no less than an epidemic

November 18, 2018

“If your friends jumped off a bridge, would you?” This is the typical response of a parent when their child asks if they can do something because all of their friends are p...

John Griesbach, a sophomore, helps a customer at ACE Hardware, the store he works at.

Students struggle for a work-life balance

February 28, 2018

A student ends the school day and rushes to work.  He leaves work 4 hours later and rushes home, beginning his homework. At 2 a.m., he finally finishes his day. As stress ...

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