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Stories from Carlmont High School
Farm to Table: Youth raise livestock in the Bay Area
Features

Pablo Pinilla | May 17, 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 don’t realize is that for…

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Editorial: Brandy Melville couldn’t care less about the average female
Opinions

Editorial Staff | May 14, 2019

In an age where young girls and women are more vocal than ever, there’s an area for them to speak up once again: the clothing industry.

This is nothing new. Change is already in progress due to women…

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The Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival celebrates the coming of spring
Video

Bella Reeves | May 5, 2019

On April 13, the Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival was held in San Francisco’s Japantown for many to enjoy.

This story was originally published on Scot Scoop…

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A local nonprofit strives to change the way we think
News

Evan Ajuria | April 19, 2019

BraveMaker is an emerging nonprofit based out of Redwood City, seeking to make a difference in not only the way we look at each other, but the way we look at change. Its goal is to provide a platform for…

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Junior State of America promotes open political dialogue
News

Brianna Cheng | April 3, 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 heal that divide by teaching…

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California College of the Arts hosts 2019 Holi Festival
Video

Bella Reeves | April 1, 2019

On March 16, California College of the Arts held the 2019 Holi Festival. All funds made from the event were given to the ASHA non-profit organization to support education in India.

This…

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KonMari Method tidies up people’s lives
Features

Audrey Luey | March 26, 2019

The Spark Joy Bay Area KonMari Method Workshop gathered at the Episcopal Church of the Epiphany to introduce a new outlook on life. It proposed an organizational strategy that cleanses people from the…

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A light in the darkness: How different Carlmont students cope with struggles
Features

Zachary Khouri | March 25, 2019

DISCLAIMER: This article has themes involving depression, anxiety, and suicide. If these topics are likely to trigger you, it is suggested that you stop reading.

“I want to die.” It rolls off of…

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New rotation of art exhibits bring vibrance to Redwood City with secret, empowering messages
Arts & Entertainment

Shayna Yurovitsky | March 22, 2019

In the Redwood City Courthouse Square, a new art installation has been established. Through a new program named Art Kisoki, Redwood City has partnered with different artists, both local and global, to…

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Champions League round of 16 brings soccer to school
Sports

Miles Ozorio | March 22, 2019

With the UEFA Champions League tournament inching further to its final on June 1 in Madrid, Spain, fans around the world are tuning into their screens to see how Europe’s most prestigious soccer tournament…

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It’s not all fun and games on the other side of the controller
Features

Emma O'Connor | March 20, 2019

You’re on the last lap in Mario Kart, hanging onto first place. The music starts to pick up as your sibling starts to yell, excited that you might win. The finish line is only one turn away and with…

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Esports has grown into more than a hobby
Features

Kevin Shimizu | March 19, 2019

The prize pool for DOTA 2’s tournament, The International 2018 is $25,532,177.

That’s enough money to buy one Toyota Corolla every day for 1,365 consecutive days, nearly 3.8 years. This is 443 times…

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Video

Victoria Valle Remond | March 14, 2019

Nothing highlights the diversity of Carlmont High School like our annual Heritage Fair. See how this year, students stepped back to bring the focus back to clubs.

This story was originally published on…

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Spreading the love on Valentine’s Day
Video

Rachel Hunter | March 6, 2019

Rachel Hunter reports a video about the hearts hanging in the school hallways on Valentine's Day.

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ASB gives insight into campaign process
News

Maya Lip | March 6, 2019

Students from all grades work on establishing their campaign weeks before voting day on March 4.

Many new candidates, as well as a lot of the current officers, are putting in their efforts to gain the…

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Goat yoga at Lemos Farm is a hit
Features

Pablo Pinilla | March 4, 2019

Silicon Valley is a place of crazy and weird trends: insanely priced toast, fitness trackers for dogs, float pods, and DogeCoin, just to name a few. Well, another fad just got added to that list: goat…

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First responders face the stress of saving lives
Features

Mariela Ramirez | March 1, 2019

Imagine trudging through debris from a wildfire. Your job is to pick up what the fire hasn’t already destroyed. Houses are reduced to rubble and there isn’t a living thing in sight. The environment…

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Adopted children struggle to find confidence in their identity
Features

Audrey Luey | February 25, 2019

The sky beams blue as Jessica scrambles around the playground, trying to not be tagged by Cole, the lava monster. Just as Cole reaches out to tag Jessica’s hand, his mother calls him over, signaling…

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Belmont wildlife has a ‘deer’ friend
Features

Leela Stuepfert | February 25, 2019

Every day throughout the year, a local resident works wholeheartedly to look after the deer living in Belmont.

Sandy Hutchinson, who has resided in Belmont since 1978, has taken care of the many deer…

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The creation of the Varsity Dance Team
Video

Rachel Hunter | February 24, 2019

Rachel Hunter reports about the Carlmont Varsity Dance Team.

This story was originally published on Scot Scoop News on February 5, 2019.

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Despite loss of sight, high schooler envisions and achieves
Features

Anna Delmas | February 20, 2019

Rio Popper has no eyes.

When she was six months old, she was diagnosed with retinoblastoma, a very rare cancer that occurs in the retina of the eye. She is now one of the 20,000 children with this…

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Local chocolatier crafts sweets and community
Video

Mandy Hitchcock | February 16, 2019

The Go To Chocolate stall not only brings a wide variety of locally sourced chocolate goods to the College of San Mateo Farmers’ Market but a penchant for small businesses in the Bay Area as well; take…

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Immigrants struggle in the current political climate
Features

Auva Soheili | February 12, 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. Mothers gripped their children’s…

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Multifamily housing residents plead for a smoking ban
News

Audrey Boyce | February 12, 2019

Following the lead of other cities in the San Mateo County, the San Carlos City Council is tackling the problem of smoking in apartment buildings. On Jan. 28, a study session was held to discuss a possible…

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Teachers search for a balance in a school of struggles
Features

Camran Hitchcock | February 8, 2019

Late nights. Early mornings. Slow commutes. Long hours. Scornful students.

Teachers put up with this, and more, for half the average wage of a tech worker in Silicon Valley.

This is the reality…

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Clubs gear up for Heritage Fair
News

Maya Lip | February 7, 2019

Various commissions and clubs are working both together and separately to ensure Heritage Fair is a success.

This year, Heritage Fair covers the entire week from Feb. 25 to March 1 with lunch activities…

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Lunar New Year Extravaganza welcomes the Year of the Pig
News

Pablo Pinilla | February 6, 2019

It is almost the Year of the Pig. But at the Hillsdale Shopping Center, the celebration already started on Jan. 26, a few weeks before the Lunar New Year.

Lunar New Year is an eastern Asian festival…

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Opinion: Turn on post notifications for 2020
Opinions

Nina Heller | February 5, 2019

Every week, thousands of people log onto Instagram to watch a Congresswoman cook dinner. Instant mac and cheese and tofu curry are only a few of the things she has made on her livestreams. She may not…

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Anxiety limits people who need support
Features

Nicole Yeo | February 1, 2019

Tremors wrack your body. Your lungs aren’t cooperating. Everything blurs. You open your mouth but nothing comes out. So many thoughts are running through your head that you can’t focus….

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Dog flu tests pet owners’ attentiveness
Video

Mandy Hitchcock | January 30, 2019

Dogs typically finish their vaccinations within their puppy years and then make additional visits to the vet for boosters and checkups. Still, pet owners should be aware that there is always the opportunity…

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