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Seniors gear up for college day

Seniors gear up for college day

Alyn Seymour, Staff Writer
May 25, 2017
Filed under Campus

As acceptance letters roll in, students begin to share what schools they will be attending in the fall. For Carlmont seniors, one of the most highly anticipated spirit days is college gear day. On May 22, ASB held college gear day to kick off the final spirit week of the year. Although this...

Students are able to relax after AP testing

Students are able to relax after AP testing

Zachary Kuchlenz, Staff Writer
May 24, 2017
Filed under Campus

Students spend most of their time towards the end of the school studying for AP testing. Now that it is over, students are relieved that and are glad that the testing is over with. AP testing has stressed out many students and has changed their feelings on AP classes and on whether or not they wa...

Chess Club helps students learn strategy

Chess Club helps students learn strategy

Maxwell Jung, Staff Writer
May 22, 2017
Filed under Campus

Not everyone pictures chess when they want to play something fun, but chess can truly be a fun and engaging activity. The Carlmont Chess Club led by math teacher Michael Skrable is a relaxing environment to play one of history's favorite past time. It is friendly to all levels of players, and the...

As the school year wraps up, students search for summer jobs

As the school year wraps up, students search for summer jobs

Denton Silfvast, Staff Writer
May 19, 2017
Filed under Campus

For most students, the end of the school year means 2 1/2 months of time off and relaxation; for some students, however, the work never stops. Students who work during the summer earn money for a wide variety of reasons, ranging from snacks, cars, or simply to save for the future. Their jobs incl...

Latinos Unidos builds community

Latinos Unidos builds community

Joseph Gomez, Staff Writer
May 19, 2017
Filed under Campus

As the school year comes to an end, Latinos Unidos remains an excited, vocal, and proud group. Carlmont’s Latino club, Latinos Unidos, was founded on the premise of providing Latinos a place to come together to bond and feel safe and accurately represented. Joshua Harris, a senior and vice p...

Finance Commission answers the big question about money

Finance Commission answers the big question about money

Amy Fullerton, Staff Writer
May 19, 2017
Filed under Campus

A student hands in her money for the annual homecoming dance. Little does she know where the money goes or what it goes towards after she’s paid for her ticket. Finance Commission is a part of ASB that deals with all financial aspects of the student body. This commission is part of the executive branch and deals with the sale of tickets for many of Carlmont...

ASB encourages early voting registration

ASB encourages early voting registration

Jordan Greene, Staff Writer
May 18, 2017
Filed under Campus

Throughout the week of May 15, students gathered in the quad during lunch to register to vote. The ASB human relations commission hosted a booth for students over the age of 16 to register to vote in future elections. Jade Sebti, a junior and the human relations commission supervisor, said, “This...

Seniors prepare to take the Carlmont stage one last time

Seniors prepare to take the Carlmont stage one last time

Sarah Cheung, Staff Writer
May 17, 2017
Filed under Campus, Top News

Carlmont’s annual instrumental music spring concert series is just around the corner. The concert series includes performances from concert band and string orchestra on May 17,  the symphony band and symphony orchestra on May 18, and jazz ensembles and jazz combos on May 19. Tickets to see t...

Carlmont’s a cappella groups display both talent and dedication

Carlmont’s a cappella groups display both talent and dedication

Kylie Lin, Staff Writer
May 17, 2017
Filed under Campus, Top News

Lights shine bright on the Carlmont stage, and a packed auditorium waits in silence. One by one, students file out onto the stage and line up in front of a closed curtain. They’re small in number and face an enormous audience, but each and every one of them is smiling wide. “One, two, three ...

Carlmont clubs emphasize quality over quantity

Carlmont clubs emphasize quality over quantity

Phoebe Saul, Staff Writer
May 17, 2017
Filed under Campus

With 134 clubs listed on the Carlmont website for the year 2016 to 2017, the question arises, “Are there too many clubs at Carlmont High School?" Of those 134 listed clubs, 91 are shaded in, meaning they are not technically active and need to renew their Constitution (notwithstanding the shading, several of these clubs appear to be active). Within the ...

Carlmont Academic Foundation approaches fundraising goals

Carlmont Academic Foundation approaches fundraising goals

Ben Balster, Staff Writer
May 16, 2017
Filed under Campus

The Carlmont Academic Foundation (CAF) is getting closer to its fundraising goal. After the online donation day on May 10, the CAF is approximately $100,000 away from its goal of $550,000 for the 2016-2017 fiscal year. The inspiration for this day came from recent success in online giving days with Silicon...

Choirs end the year with ‘The Language of Song’

Choirs end the year with ‘The Language of Song’

Sophie Lynd, Staff Writer
May 16, 2017
Filed under Campus

Carlmont choir performed their final show of the year in 14 different languages. As the theme was "Language of Song," the Singing Scots opened the show with a Brazilian ceremonial song, “Estrela e Lua Nova.” The choirs spread out onstage and around the audience to bring the music to life. “...

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