• Dons rush past Westmont 41-23, advance to CCS semifinals
  • Deaf students discuss their experiences
  • Investigating claims of carcinogenic turf
  • Dons defeated by Valley Christian in CCS semifinals
  • VIDEO: Here and Clear: Realizations

Breaking the habits of drug abuse and addiction

“Marijuana started as kind of a thing that made me laugh,” Kelly* said. “Just like something just to relax, but like every time you do it it kind of changes your experience.” Drug addiction starts in different ways. Some begin using the drug on their own while others are introduced through friends or family. The variability of drug addiction continues from exposure through recovery, as each individual faces challenges that…

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Deaf students discuss their experiences

A girl wakes up to muted sounds, like all the volume around her has been turned down. She reaches over to her nightstand, slips in her hearing aides, and immediately, the sounds of her mom calling for breakfast and her brothers trampling down the stairs resonate clearly in her ears. Hearing is something many individuals take for granted, but for those with hearing impairments, it is something that they are…

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Oh, the humanities: There’s more to education than STEM

As autumn creeps into winter, the future is on many of our minds. Standardized testing and college applications abound. Stress permeates the atmosphere like an electricity, the voltage making one wonder if the freshmen can even remain unconcerned. With all this preparation for the future, it is only fair for us to evaluate what we want it to look like, and a huge part of that evaluation is what we…

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Investigating claims of carcinogenic turf

The San Mateo Civil Grand Jury has investigated the considerable health and safety concerns regarding recycled tire rubber, or “crumb rubber,” used for playground and athletic field surfaces. On July 10, the grand jury released a report urging school districts, including the San Mateo Union High School District, to stop the use of turf derived from rubber tires until an ongoing study by the Environmental Protection Agency provides further data on the health effects. Currently, the school’s football field is an artificial turf field, which has crumb rubber.

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The faces behind the makeup: “9 to 5” profiles

Aragon presented the fall musical, “9 To 5,” from Nov. 15 to 19. The show is about three women, Violet Newstead, Doralee Rhodes and Judy Bernly, who work at Consolidated and struggle to receive respect and justice from their “sexist, egotistical, lying hypocritical bigot” boss, Franklin Hart Jr. When the three ladies have had enough, they each fantasize about killing him, and plot their revenge. Madison Bishop as Doralee Rhodes…

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