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Carlmont Instrumental Chamber Music Night offers new variety

Carlmont Instrumental Chamber Music Night offers new variety

Sophia Wolczko, Staff Writer
March 6
Filed under Campus

The theater dims. The stage lights up. Out from behind the curtain come two smiling musicians, flushed with excitement and ready to perform. They begin to play, music filling the theater and captivating the audience. Just minutes before, the musicians had been feverishly practicing, making the band...

Drama classes provide creative outlet

Drama classes provide creative outlet

Aliyah Wachob, Staff Writer
March 6
Filed under Campus

The perfect monologue has been chosen and memorized. The character’s mannerisms have been perfected at last. The fear of auditioning is washed out with a love of performing and hope of being granted entry into advanced drama. During the past few weeks at Carlmont, drama students have been preparing for...

Morp embraces students with special needs

Morp embraces students with special needs

Phoebe Saul, Staff Writer
March 4
Filed under Campus

For many high school students, prom is a magical dance they look forward to for a long time before the special night finally arrives. However, some students never get the opportunity to enjoy the experience, unlike the other students who are able to attend. Beginning in September, the Reach Out Commission began planning Morp, a dance for students with special needs. S...

Math contest competition intensifies for top scorers

Math contest competition intensifies for top scorers

Ben Balster, Staff Writer
March 4
Filed under Campus

Every other Tuesday at the start of lunch, students make a mad dash towards the math classrooms as they scramble to find a seat for the biweekly contests. As extra credit points are awarded for each correct answer, the classrooms quickly fill to their max within the first few minutes of lunch. Patrick...

Students express themselves with chalk

Students express themselves with chalk

Thomas Leme, Staff Writer
March 2
Filed under Campus

A flower, a mermaid, a frog, a face, a star, a heart, an island. These are just some of the many pictures that Carlmont students drew with chalk in an event hosted by ASB on March 1, which was later extended to March 2 as well. This event, which was called Chalk for Happiness by its creators, t...

Students hope to exercise leadership skills by applying for ASB

Students hope to exercise leadership skills by applying for ASB

Sharon Tulman, Staff Writer
March 2
Filed under Campus

Imagine going to a school with absolutely no activities to raise school spirit; no dances, no lunchtime activities, and no after school activities. At Carlmont, ASB organizes a variety of activities to make school a place for students to look forward to. This past week, a number of students from all grades a...

Ocean Club harbors Carlmont’s ocean lovers

Ocean Club harbors Carlmont’s ocean lovers

Talia Fine, Staff Writer
March 2
Filed under Campus

The smell of salty sea air, a cool wind whooshing by, and the sound of crashing waves is the perfect setting for the members of Ocean Club, a group of Carlmont students devoted to loving and appreciating the ocean. Ocean Club is comprised of about 20 regular members, including the President and fou...

Feminist Club collaborates with ASB

Feminist Club collaborates with ASB

Lucy Perrone, Staff Writer
March 2
Filed under Campus

Feminism: the advocacy of women’s rights on the basis of the equality of the sexes. Feminism is gender equality.  Although it is often lost in translation, intersectional feminism is the idea that everyone is equal, not that women are superior. The notion that all genders should have equa...

Filmmaking and Animation Clubs reel in the action to merge

Filmmaking and Animation Clubs reel in the action to merge

Cath Lei, Staff Writer
March 1
Filed under Campus

The path to perfection for any live-action or animation film requires more than lights, camera, and action. This is a truth that filmmakers know all too well, but the finished product is always worth the effort. Animation Club meets Fridays at lunch in F10, while Filmmaking Club meets on the first...

Publicity Commission informs student body

Publicity Commission informs student body

Izzy Lunderman, Staff Writer
March 1
Filed under Campus

While roaming through Carlmont's hallways, students notice vibrant posters adorned on lockers and walls publicizing sports events and other activities. The posters depict hand-drawn images of events such as the upcoming UNO tournament in March, a Just Dance tournament in the quad, school sports games,...

ASB welcomes new students

ASB welcomes new students

Zaina Abdelrahman, Staff Writer
February 28
Filed under Campus

"Spirit in, spirit out, spirit up." This slogan is used to motivate students who are interested in participating in ASB. As the 2016-2017 school year comes to an end, many current ASB members will be graduating, leaving 20 open spots for new members. On Feb. 27, Jim Kelly, the Carlmont ac...

Studio art finds new reflections in abstract portraits

Studio art finds new reflections in abstract portraits

Amelia Espinosa, Staff Writer
February 28
Filed under Campus

“Unique, difficult, and kind of soothing.” That is how Jillian Yong, a senior, described studio art’s latest project called abstract portraits. At first sight, the project seemed simple; the students were to paint themselves from the neck up, then add an abstract background. However, the...

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