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Stories from Carlmont High School
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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Model-Minority Stereotype impacts the lives of Asian-American Students
Features

Maya Lip | January 30, 2019

“All Asians are smart.”

This statement is a well-known assumption that is found to be the center of many stereotypical jokes. However, what seems like a light-hearted jest can have a negative impact…

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Opinion: The media dehumanizes victims of gun violence
Opinions

Lizzy Hall | January 30, 2019

Dec. 14, 2012: I heard of the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary; 27 deaths.

June 22, 2018: I got word from a senior at Santa Fe High School of the tragedy that had unfolded at her school; 10 deaths.

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Passions ignored while choosing a college major
Opinions

Ava Richards | January 26, 2019

Only 10 percent of art graduates in 2012 reported that they earned a living primarily based on being an artist, making Paul Shields a rarity.

Shields is a Scottish photographer currently working for…

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OCD: More Than Just an Acronym
Features

Rachel McCrea | January 25, 2019

It’s a cloudy Tuesday, and you bring your umbrella to school. It swings from your wrist as you walk through the halls. You make sure to place the ball of your foot on every crack in the tile. You look…

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Carlmont parent bikes solo across the country
Features

Camran Hitchcock | January 25, 2019

To kids, biking is a fun way to play with friends.

To teenagers, biking is a mode of transportation or a hobby.

To Michael Kleiman, biking is his passion.

At a young age, he discovered this passion…

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Have you tried turning it off and then on again?
Opinions

Nisha Marino | January 23, 2019

We’re nearly halfway through the Trump presidency, and we’ve started the year with no government.

To say we had one in 2017 or 2018 would be a stretch, as the Trump administration seemed to hold…

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Students show solidarity against anti-Semitism
News

Viveka Kurup | January 17, 2019

In the wake of the Pittsburgh shooting, students at Carlmont High School decided to come together and stand up against prejudice.

On Saturday, Oct. 27, 11 Jews were shot and killed in a Synagogue located…

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Musical cast members start preparation for long time commitment
Arts & Entertainment

Kevin Shimizu | January 17, 2019

The bell rings and students rush out of their classrooms. Some wait to get picked up by their parents, while some wait for their friends. Some drive themselves and some even walk home. However, this is…

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Brandy Melville’s San Francisco Warehouse Sale disappoints shoppers
News

CJ Ward | January 14, 2019

The popular clothing brand Brandy Melville had a massive warehouse sale this past weekend.

On Saturday, Dec. 1 and Sunday, Dec. 2, every item in the warehouse was $5, $10, or $15, according to several…

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Video

Victoria Valle Remond | January 14, 2019

Victoria Valle Remond reports on the 2018 Winter Dance Show and what it means for students to be a part of Carlmont Dance.

This story was originally published on Scot Scoop News on December 5,…

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Belmont’s farmers’ market vendors build close community
Features

Shayna Yurovitsky | January 8, 2019

Starting bright and early on Sunday mornings, Belmont’s weekly farmers’ market opens up to the public, inviting everyone around to enjoy the fresh and local merchandise.

Tucked to the side of El…

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Cashless food services increase in number
Features

Zachary Khouri | January 7, 2019

With millions of Americans paying by credit rather than cash, mobile payments are expected to reach an unprecedented high of $142 billion by 2019, according to the Federal Reserve.

Cashless restaurants…

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Movie night recharges juniors before stress of dead week
News

Maya Lip | December 28, 2018

Students from the junior class huddled together through the chilly night as the movie “Elf” played on the projector.

On Dec. 7,  an activity called Junior Movie Night took place near the student union….

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Op-Ed: Ode to the ceremonial mayor
Opinions

Sam Hosmer | December 27, 2018

Things are different in San Carlos.

None of the three incumbents whose seats were up this year chose to run for re-election, so council gadflies can no longer enjoy the perennially confused quasi-libertarian…

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Opinion: Women’s bathrooms take too long
Opinions

Nisha Marino | December 12, 2018

One minute. Five minutes. Ten minutes… and you’re still in line, you can’t see the end, and you’re going to pee your pants.

But time has run out.

According to Women’s Health, the average…

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ASB field trip postponed due to air toxicity
California Fires

Maya Lip | December 3, 2018

ASB students were anticipating their annual field trip in the wild, but because of unhealthy circumstances, it was delayed.

The trip was supposed to take place at the YMCA Camp Jones Gulch in La Honda,…

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Camp Fire smoke burns sports schedules
California Fires

Mandy Hitchcock | November 30, 2018

Up north, desperate evacuees flee the flames.

Down here, residents are under an unsaid house arrest while a thick smoke drapes over the Bay Area city skylines.

The spark that would evolve to the…

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‘Courting Darkness’ draws readers in with unique plot elements
Arts & Entertainment

Andrea Butler | November 16, 2018

Elaborate ball gowns, a world of luxury, and a forbidden love story are all elements you’d find in a typical historical fiction book.

However “Courting Darkness” embodies a storyline that includes…

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Student gymnast flips training hours into new opportunities
Video

Mandy Hitchcock | November 9, 2018

Carlmont student Ekaterina Mcleod, a junior, faces the pressures and expectations of not only high school, but gymnastics as well. Her seven hours plus of earning an education Monday through Friday is…

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Hundreds of costumed corgis hit the sand at San Francisco’s Corgi Con
Features

Kimberly Mitchell | October 29, 2018

At a distance, the crowd at Ocean Beach seemed typical for a Saturday afternoon. There were surfers, Karl the Fog, and sparse parking. But as visitors descended down the steps and hit the sand, they were…

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