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Students with borderline grades stress as finals near

Students with borderline grades stress as finals near

Viveka Kurup, Staff Writer

May 21, 2019


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With three weeks left until finals, many students find themselves scrambling to get their grades up. Certain students from Carlmont High School, such as those with borderline grades, find themselves in a tough situation. Borderline grades are those that are at the brim of turning into an either...

Competition culture creates unnecessary stress for students

Competition culture creates unnecessary stress for students

Alison Kim, Staff Writer

May 21, 2019


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Get good grades, get into a good college, get a good job. This is what many students hear on a daily basis. As finals week approaches, many students are reminded of the pressures to excel academically. “I think school stress is natural for everyone and tends to increase during finals because of...

Carlmont Class of 2019 Plans

Carlmont Class of 2019 Plans

May 20, 2019


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ASB’s new Executive Board plans spring field trip

ASB’s new Executive Board plans spring field trip

Francesca D'Urzo, Staff Writer

May 19, 2019


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As the school year comes to an end, ASB’s newly elected Executive Board finishes planning one of their final events, the ASB spring field trip. This Friday, ASB held their field trip where they sent off their seniors and welcomed the incoming members during an after-school stay in Carlmont’s ASB r...

Senior athletes sign with colleges to continue playing sports

Senior athletes sign with colleges to continue playing sports

Joshua Baxter, Staff Writer

May 18, 2019


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The odds of high school athletes making it to the collegiate level are slim to none. According to calculations done by the National Collegiate Athletic Association, there is a 6% chance for boys and a 7.5% chance for girls to play sports after their high school years. This year, Carlmont had 11...

Students share regrets from recent AP tests

Students share regrets from recent AP tests

Nicole Yeo, Staff Writer

May 16, 2019


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It's May, and student stress is skyrocketing as finals approach. However, finals aren't the only things on student's minds. Advanced Placement (AP) testing also takes place in May, and with only a few days of testing remaining, students were able to share their experiences from the past few weeks. Many...

Senioritis strikes again

Senioritis strikes again

Auva Soheili, Staff Writer

May 15, 2019


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Senioritis whips through the school hallways and crawls under classroom doors, infecting students and impacting their performance in school. In other words, with summer around the corner, student motivation has begun to melt away. Although the condition's name implies that only seniors are affected,...

CarlmontCon celebrates young musicians and entrepreneurs

CarlmontCon celebrates young musicians and entrepreneurs

Anna Delmas, Staff Writer

May 15, 2019


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CarlmontCon: The one chance a year for seniors to show off their impressive vocals or display their businesses that they’ve worked hard on. ASB hosts a variety of events throughout the year, but CarlmontCon is one of the few whose purpose is to highlight individual creators from the school. Based...

Working Carlmont students prepare for summer

Working Carlmont students prepare for summer

Andrew Shao, Staff Writer

May 14, 2019


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As the 2018-2019 school year comes to an end, many Carlmont students prepare for another summer of work and internships, while some debate whether or not to invest their time in the coming vacation with summer jobs. In this academic year alone, approximately 250 new work permits were issued by the...

ASB lightens the mood with snacks during AP testing

ASB lightens the mood with snacks during AP testing

Emma O'Connor, Staff Writer

May 14, 2019


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AP tests are already loaded with stress, and all anyone needs is another thing to remember, so ASB stepped in and provided snacks for all students taking the test. An AP test takes an average of three hours to finish, not including the break given and the time it takes to pass out the tests and give directions. The recognition commission is in...

ASB’s publicity commission does more than just brighten up campus

ASB’s publicity commission does more than just brighten up campus

Maya Lip, Staff Writer

May 13, 2019


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ASB’s publicity commission is unlike any other at Carlmont High School. Rather than planning and coordinating events as most commissions do, publicity manages to promote them to the entire student body. Many students are able to see the colorful posters plastered on various spots around campus. ...

Junior States of America attend Spring State Convention

Junior States of America attend Spring State Convention

Brianna Cheng, Staff Writer

May 13, 2019


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Carlmont's Junior States of America Club (JSA) attended the Northern California Spring State Convention, where club secretary Mira Wakefield was elected senator for the Golden Gate Region. The Spring State Convention was organized into time blocks, where participants could attend various debates ...

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