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Marketing Communications course to come next year

Marketing Communications course to come next year

Andrew Shao, Staff Writer

April 16, 2019

A new Marketing Communications course will be available for the first time at Carlmont in the next 2019–2020 school year. Carlmont will be the first in the Sequoia Union High School District (SUHSD) to offer the class, which is the second course in the marketing Career Technical Education pathw...

Personal accomplishments and satisfaction define Robotics Club’s success

Personal accomplishments and satisfaction define Robotics Club’s success

Annika Barsy, Staff Writer

April 14, 2019

The Carlmont Robotics Club concluded their competition season with pride and high hopes for their future. The Robotics Team, 199 Deep Blue Robotics, has spent hours upon hours designing, building, and controlling their robot over the course of this school year. When only given six weeks to design...

Block schedule is met with controversy

Block schedule is met with controversy

Kevin Shimizu, Staff Writer

April 13, 2019

For the past few weeks, students at Carlmont High School have experienced annual standardized testing periods that are accompanied by a two-day weekly block schedule. Instead of the usual 50-minute classes, students must now endure class periods that last for 105 minutes. With longer periods, students...

French exchange students say bonjour to California

French exchange students say bonjour to California

Emma O'Connor, Staff Writer

April 12, 2019

The sand, the waves, and the sun. Those and many more reasons attract people to California like a magnet. Since the start of spring break, French exchange students have been experiencing the true California lifestyle with the help of their host families showing them around the area and fully imm...

Prom grows more popular every year despite the expense

Prom grows more popular every year despite the expense

Kimberly Brodersen, Staff Writer

April 12, 2019

Almost 1,000 students are going to prom this year even though ticket prices continue to rise. The average price of a ticket is now $90, but there are still more students buying tickets than in previous years. Prom is the premier high school dance and held annually towards the end of the school...

Carnival brings fun and games to Carlmont

Carnival brings fun and games to Carlmont

Anna Delmas, Staff Writer

April 3, 2019

Spin the wheel, duck matching, cornhole, and ASMR were just some of the activities that drew students to Carlmont’s carnival on Friday. A group of eight people from the freshman ASB class have been working since February to plan for the carnival. To ensure that everything ran smoothly they tested a...

Playlist Club creates a relaxing space for all

Playlist Club creates a relaxing space for all

Alison Kim, Staff Writer

April 2, 2019

Music is an integral part of most teenagers lives. Students listen to music on the way to class, with friends, and while doing homework. There are many benefits to listening to music for teenagers and students. According to a 2013 study conducted by the American Psychological Association (APA), music...

Homemade hair scrunchie business donates proceeds to charity

Homemade hair scrunchie business donates proceeds to charity

Viveka Kurup, Staff Writer

April 1, 2019

The hair scrunchies that were once trendy in the '80s are now making a benevolent comeback. Carolyn Wang, a sophomore at Carlmont High School, and her sister Emma Wang, an eighth-grader at Tierra Linda Middle School, both started a charitable scrunchie making business called CE Scrunchies. Scrunchies...

Indian Club plans Holi celebration for next year

Indian Club plans Holi celebration for next year

Nicole Yeo, Staff Writer

March 27, 2019

The air is getting warmer, snow is melting, and flower buds are beginning to blossom. It's time for Holi, which celebrates the start of spring, Indian legends, and many other things. Holi is one of the most celebrated Hindu festivals in India. This tradition is also celebrated in the U.S., where people from all...

Mini Madness ends in a senior victory

Mini Madness ends in a senior victory

Francesca D'Urzo, Staff Writer

March 27, 2019

With the month of March coming to end, ASB holds their annual Mini Madness basketball tournament in order to bring the spirit of March Madness to Carlmont and provide all students with an opportunity to get involved. This year, Mini Madness was held March 18–22 every day in the Stogner Gym durin...

Junior State of America promotes open political dialogue

Junior State of America promotes open political dialogue

Brianna Cheng, Staff Writer

March 25, 2019

According to the Pew Research Center, the divide between Democrats and Republicans on major issues grows wider. The Junior State of America (JSA) Club at Carlmont is trying to heal that divide by teaching the youth to understand their arguments and recognize each other's viewpoints. "JSA is tr...

Kindness Week warms school environment

Kindness Week warms school environment

Maya Lip, Staff Writer

March 24, 2019

Students gathered in the quad to make bracelets for Kindness Week, a week-long event filled with small activities to promote goodwill and spread positivity. To kick off the week, colorful notes with kind messages flooded locker halls. On Tuesday and Wednesday, students huddled around a bracelet booth...

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