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Parents and students explore new classes and clubs

Parents and students explore new classes and clubs

Rachel Skrenta, Staff Writer
March 18
Filed under Campus, Top News

Although high school is intended for students, parents began to flood the halls and classrooms of Carlmont instead. Teachers welcomed visitors into their classrooms on March 16, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. during this year’s Open House. History teacher Jayson Waller said, “Open House is important because it’s one of the two scho...

Super Smash Bros Club gets ready to battle

Super Smash Bros Club gets ready to battle

Cameron Garcia Brown, Staff Writer
March 18
Filed under Campus

The Super Smash Bros Club is gearing up for their next crew battle. In the club, members play the video game Super Smash Bros on the Wii U. The game is made by Nintendo and is widely popular among wide varieties of people from adults to children. The game consists of many Nintendo characters even ...

Daylight Saving Time affects students’ sleep schedules

Daylight Saving Time affects students’ sleep schedules

Zachary Kuchlenz, Staff Writer
March 17
Filed under Campus

On March 12 at 2 a.m., clocks were set one hour ahead due to one of the most dreaded dates on the calendar, Daylight Saving Time. Some students dread this day because it means one less hour of sleep and a messed up sleep schedule while others may see it as a good thing. In a survey run by the American Academy of N...

Prom season approaches quickly

Prom season approaches quickly

Jordan Greene, Staff Writer
March 16
Filed under Campus

Preparations for prom have begun. Since the middle of January, the ASB dance commission has been hard at work, coordinating details for the 2017 prom. The event is scheduled to take place on April 28 at the Academy of Sciences in San Francisco and is open to all students who are juniors and seniors...

CRISPR research promises to save lives

CRISPR research promises to save lives

Amelia Espinosa, Staff Writer
March 16
Filed under Campus, Top News

Many scientists believe that Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats (CRISPR), a new way to edit genes, may someday be able to cure cancer, prevent autism, and stop AIDS. On March 8, at a Carlmont science guest lecture, Rachel Haurwitz, the president and CEO of Caribou Biosciences,...

Clubs Fair meets Open House

Clubs Fair meets Open House

Olivia Chow, Staff Writer
March 16
Filed under Campus

Every year, Carlmont's diverse, student-made clubs join together at Clubs Fair during lunch in order to give a platform to clubs so they can share their messages and give everyone an opportunity to get involved. This year, parents will get to have the same experience as clubs join together once again,...

Carlmont opens its doors to the public

Carlmont opens its doors to the public

Katrina Wiebenson, Staff Writer
March 15
Filed under Campus

The opportunity for the public to explore Carlmont High School is here. Carlmont open house is taking place on March 16. Open house is a night where parents or the general public can visit classes and learn about what Carlmont High School has to offer for its students. “I go to open house to...

Baking Club whips up sweet treats

Baking Club whips up sweet treats

Sherilyn Kuo, Staff Writer
March 15
Filed under Campus

Baking Club is on a mission to rise and gain new members. On Thursday, March 16, Baking Club will have a bake sale during the Open House Clubs Fair to promote and make money for the club. They will be selling various baked goods baked by club members, and the funds raised will go to the club’s fu...

Heritage Fair: each bite giving a taste of home

Heritage Fair: each bite giving a taste of home

Nastasja Stahl, Staff Writer
March 13
Filed under Campus

Tables are set across the pavement, each of them holding signs with food prices and labels proudly decorated in colorful designs. Students clamor around each booth, waving money in the air as club members take each order. The quad, like most days, is full. On February 23, however, it's different from...

New class extends robotics team

New class extends robotics team

Mike Carlson, Staff Writer
March 13
Filed under Campus

In the 2016-2017 school year, Carlmont offered a robotics course, called engineering robotics, for the first time.  This class provides students with an opportunity to learn basic robotics skills and build a robot that will compete in a For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FI...

Students face off in the indoor soccer tournament

Students face off in the indoor soccer tournament

Adriana Kurtovich, Staff Writer
March 13
Filed under Campus

Carlmont students kicked off the lunch-time indoor soccer tournament in the main gym on March 13. Indoor soccer is very similar to outdoor soccer, but the field is much smaller and has no out-of-bounds area. Sophomore Vice President Kyle Dimick said, "We don't have an indoor soccer team, so this...

Students join the fight for gender equality

Students join the fight for gender equality

Izzy Bruguera, Staff Writer
March 12
Filed under Campus

For over 150 years, women have fought for equal rights. This past week, that fight was brought to Carlmont. Run by the Human Relations Commission of ASB, Gender Equality Week featured a new theme and activity each day, from March 6 to March 10, that supported equal rights for all. Monday encour...

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