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City of Scots unites Carlmont musicians

City of Scots unites Carlmont musicians

Kylie Lin, Staff Writer
April 29, 2017
Filed under Campus, Top News

It started out as an idea, as a possibility. Sophomore Alyssa Higdon promptly put it into action. Higdon, inspired by Damien Chazelle’s Oscar-winning “La La Land,” asked a friend if they were willing to learn the music with her. Over the next few weeks, she spread the proposal to many of her...

Student actors manage schoolwork while putting on a great show

Student actors manage schoolwork while putting on a great show

Denton Silfvast, Staff Writer
April 28, 2017
Filed under Campus

This year’s spring play "Our Town," by Thornton Wilder, had its last showing on Sunday, April 23. Although the show only ran for four days, students have been hard at work preparing since February. They've spent countless hours memorizing their lines, learning their places and scenes, and getting ...

Carlmont’s Got Talent shows off students’ impressive skills

Carlmont’s Got Talent shows off students’ impressive skills

Amy Fullerton
April 28, 2017
Filed under Campus, Top News

The lunchtime crowd erupted into a roar of applause after one of the performers finished their act to the awe of many onlookers. Carlmont’s Got Talent is an annual talent show that allows the school population to see the unique talents of their peers. The talent showcased during the event, w...

HOSA club develops future healthcare practitioners

HOSA club develops future healthcare practitioners

Talia Fine, Staff Writer
April 28, 2017
Filed under Campus

Some students want to be pilots, some students want to be artists, but the students in Health Occupations Students of America want to be cardiovascular surgeons or biotechnicians. The club is new to Carlmont this year, but it’s a chapter of a larger organization that seeks to provide high school s...

ASB sells prom tickets in the quad

ASB sells prom tickets in the quad

Suzanna Floersch, Staff Writer
April 27, 2017
Filed under Campus

Carlmont prom is on Friday, April 28, and many students are excited about the event. Tickets are being sold in the quad at lunch. This year’s prom is called “In the Deep Blue” and will be held at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco. Kimberly Lane, a senior and ASB prom commissioner,...

Math Awards Night celebrates outstanding math students

Math Awards Night celebrates outstanding math students

Natalya Camacho, Staff Writer
April 27, 2017
Filed under Campus

At Math Awards Night, successful math students are rewarded with a certificate for their outstanding achievements. It was an event held for students with a 95 percent or higher in their math class. On April 26, the 43rd annual Math Awards Night was held. Over 450 students were given math awards. Out...

Career Center helps students prepare for the future

Career Center helps students prepare for the future

Sophie Lynd, Staff Writer
April 26, 2017
Filed under Campus, Campus Thoughts

Many teenagers experience more freedom from parents and authority figures as they navigate high school. However, these freedoms often come with more responsibility, such as getting a job. Luckily for Carlmont students, mobile apps teacher Kristine Govani posts job flyers and work permits on a bulletin...

Block schedule provides new opportunities

Block schedule provides new opportunities

Sarah Cheung, Staff Writer
April 26, 2017
Filed under Campus

On April 26 and April 27, the Carlmont schedule will be switched to a block schedule due to standardized testing.  This change was made to allow sophomores and juniors to complete their CAASPP (California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress) testing in English, science, and math. The te...

Scots Try It encourages students to get out of their comfort zone

Scots Try It encourages students to get out of their comfort zone

Madison Wong, Staff Writer
April 25, 2017
Filed under Campus

Whether it's clubs or sports, Carlmont students are being encouraged to try things that they thought they would never do. Sophomore Briana McDonald wanted to take that ideal even farther, creating Scots Try It with fellow sophomores Kinsey Cook and Kaitlyn Gates. The club's main focus will be to...

AP students prepare for exams

AP students prepare for exams

Aliyah Wachob, Staff Writer
April 25, 2017
Filed under Campus

As the days grow longer and warmer, thoughts of summertime fun begin to surface. Before students can embark on their vacations, though, they must slog their way through end-of-the-year final exams. However, for AP students, the first round of tests, the AP exams, comes sooner. The AP, or Advanced Placem...

Students show their talent

Students show their talent

Jianna Mojas, Writer
April 24, 2017
Filed under Campus

Carlmont’s Got Talent is a talent show in which groups or individuals can display any sort of talent across the span of a few weeks. The competition is held in the quad from April 18 until May 5. Sign-ups were held for two weeks in the ASB room starting on March 21. The entire event is run by ...

Carlmont students anticipate a night to remember

Carlmont students anticipate a night to remember

Ashley Huang, Staff Writer
April 24, 2017
Filed under Campus

Thanks to its glorification in movies and television shows, prom is often regarded as one of the most memorable experiences of a high school student. This year, the ASB dance commission has been working hard to plan out a special night for Carlmont students who will attend prom on April 28. Kimberly...

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