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Memorial Scholarship Swim a Thon honors Clara Tao

Memorial Scholarship Swim a Thon honors Clara Tao

Kylie Lin, Staff Writer

May 22, 2018


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The Carlmont community suffered a loss recently with the passing of Clara Tao — a beloved community member and parent of Carlmont alumni. Clara Tao, as a USA swimming official, helped the Carlmont swim team by overseeing the team's meets throughout several high school seasons in the past. Her absence...

AP test season comes to an end

AP test season comes to an end

Sadie Lyman, Staff Writer

May 21, 2018


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Many students have been preparing for AP (Advanced Placement) tests since the beginning of the year. As of May 18, all AP tests have finally been completed. During the past two weeks, students from all different AP courses have been taking exams to test their knowledge. These tests consist of multi...

The San Mateo County Fire Explorer Program builds firefighting skills

The San Mateo County Fire Explorer Program builds firefighting skills

Nihal Karim, Staff Writer

May 21, 2018


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The San Mateo County Fire (SMCF) Explorer Program is a youth program designed for career exploration in the fire department. The program is taught by professional firefighters, and aims to teach skills related to fire service and more. “The main objective of this program is career exploratio...

Cap and gown pickups prepare seniors for graduation

Cap and gown pickups prepare seniors for graduation

Parker English, Staff Writer

May 20, 2018


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Graduation is one of the most important moments in every student's high school experience. Walking across a stage in front of parents and friends to receive a diploma, a process marking the next step in one's life, should always be remembered. Every high school graduation has one thing in common:...

Classic Films club provides students with entertainment

Classic Films club provides students with entertainment

Aaron Trierweiler, Staff writer

May 20, 2018


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Students gather in room A1 for the 47 minutes of lunch, the projector is turned on, a movie is selected, and the show begins. Classic Films club screens movies during lunch filled with mystery, heroism, and sometimes even romance. There are no specific genres that are preferred; movies are randomly...

Japanese Pop Club embraces its culture

Japanese Pop Club embraces its culture

Francesca D'Urzo, Staff Writer

May 20, 2018


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Within the four walls of room E7, Japanese Pop Club (J-Pop) strives to spread their culture among Carlmont students by performing traditional Japanese dances at school assemblies, as well as providing presentations on the origin of J-Pop culture. J-Pop Club began at Carlmont in 2012 and is currently being led ...

Clubs develop new ideas for the new year

Clubs develop new ideas for the new year

Alena Ruhstaller, Staff Writer

May 20, 2018


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As the 2017-18 school year comes to an end, Carlmont clubs are beginning to prepare new ideas and goals for next fall. Many clubs hope to maintain the success that they've achieved during this school year and extend it to next year. They also hope to incorporate new elements into their mission. Hope...

Cheer team tryouts commence for next year

Cheer team tryouts commence for next year

Rachel Matatyaou, Staff Writer

May 19, 2018


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As Carlmont’s 2017-18 school year draws to a close, next year's cheerleading team is already ramping up. Tryouts were held from May 15 to May 18, led by coaches Christie Lind Boyce and Kalina Wasman. Over the course of the four-day tryouts, athletes were evaluated on abilities such as their level of dance skill, athl...

Spring Concert series showcases the instrumental music program

Spring Concert series showcases the instrumental music program

Charlie McBrian, Staff Writer

May 18, 2018


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Parents and students shuffled in the Performing Arts Center (PAC) last Wednesday to attend the first night of Carlmont instrumental music's Spring Concert series, in which the jazz ensembles and jazz combos perform. This is one of three shows that is being put on by Carlmont instrumental musi...

Students start preparing for the end of the year

Students start preparing for the end of the year

Sam Hanlon, Staff Writer

May 18, 2018


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With summer only three weeks away, students are starting to get excited about the two months that they have off. But, before that happens, students must go through something that is dreaded by many. Finals. "Typically finals do stress me out a bit every year. They are tests that jeopardize your...

Hope Brigade organizes a potluck to end a successful year

Hope Brigade organizes a potluck to end a successful year

Tyler Dartnell, Staff Writer

May 18, 2018


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Hope Brigade is a club that offers aid to people with cancer in hospitals in forms of gifts and appreciation. After a year of success, a potluck was held on May 17  to celebrate the end to a productive year. According to students in the club, everyone was excited about the party because there...

Weight training club motivates fitness among students

Weight training club motivates fitness among students

Vincent Wai, Staff Writer

May 14, 2018


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Fitness is defined by the quality or state of being fit, according to Merriam-Webster dictionary. Yet the process to get there takes a few steps, such as good habits and discipline. All of these factors are encouraged in Weight Training Club at Carlmont High School. "It started two years ago with...

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