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Motivational speaker brings positivity to ASB

Motivational speaker brings positivity to ASB

Nihal Karim, Staff Writer

September 7, 2018


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After speaking for nearly three hours, Youth Motivational Speaker Scott Backovich leaves the Carlmont High School gymnasium only to enter the ASB room.  Backovich isn’t the first, and certainly isn’t the last, motivational speaker to step foot on the Carlmont campus. Every year, the ASB invites a motivation...

Course schedules pave the way for students’ futures

Course schedules pave the way for students’ futures

Mandy Hitchcock, Staff Writer

September 7, 2018


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Student transcripts hold the potential to determine a college acceptance, a livelihood, and a student's future. It’s no wonder Carlmont’s specialized course schedules, one for every two thousand or more students, are catered to such demands with the utmost attention. Vice Principal Jennifer ...

Welcome Back Assembly speaker promotes hope and compassion

Welcome Back Assembly speaker promotes hope and compassion

Kylie Lin, Staff Writer

September 6, 2018


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At Carlmont’s annual Welcome Back Assembly on Sept. 5, youth motivational speaker Scott Backovich made two requests of Carlmont students. “One is to complain less and give more,” Backovich said. “The second is to use the things you love to help the people who need it.” This year’s assembly ...

Spirit Week welcomes back students

Spirit Week welcomes back students

Francesca D'Urzo, Staff Writer

August 29, 2018


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With school back in session, Carlmont’s ASB aims to combat the stress from the first week of school by rekindling student involvement with a brand new Spirit Week. Melina Dimick, a junior and member of ASB, said, “Our goal with this Spirit Week is to encourage more student participation and involvement ...

Seniors finish last week of high school

Seniors finish last week of high school

Skylar Weiss, Staff Writer

June 6, 2018


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As the school year comes to a close, seniors are finishing their last week of high school. For some, this last week is sad and nostalgic; for others, it is the light at the end of the tunnel. And for many, it is a mix. Currently, about 525 students in the senior class; according to Jim Kelly, the...

Theo Korolev creates his own business

Theo Korolev creates his own business

Daniel Friis, Staff Writer

May 31, 2018


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According to Politifact.com, a political news source that has won a Pulitzer Price, 90 percent of American workers don't own their own business. Theo Korolev, a junior, is not part of this 90 percent. At just 17 years old, Korolev has created his own tutoring business called Neighborhood Tutoring. The...

J-Pop club brings Japanese culture to Carlmont

J-Pop club brings Japanese culture to Carlmont

Andrey Zaytsev, Staff Writer

May 29, 2018


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The Japanese culture is one that may interest many, and J-Pop club is the perfect club to learn about the many aspects of their culture, ranging from animation to traditions. Meeting in room E7 every Thursday, J-Pop club features a variety of members, all interested in the culture of Japan. In addit...

Scotsland festivities continue as the rain pours on

Scotsland festivities continue as the rain pours on

Samantha Dahlberg, Staff Writer

May 29, 2018


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Students fill the football field bleachers--each ready for the thrill of performances. Activities are being held all around the field. Everyone is smiling because they are out of class. The festival begins and the crowd goes silent. On Friday, May 25, Calmont High School hosted its first ...

Carlmont Choir’s latest Pops Concert shows off the ‘Greatest Hits’

Carlmont Choir’s latest Pops Concert shows off the ‘Greatest Hits’

Charlie McBrian, Staff Writer

May 26, 2018


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The Performing Arts Center (PAC) was filled up last Wednesday, as Carlmont Choir performed their latest pops concert entitled "Greatest Hits." Pops Concert is an annual concert put on by Carlmont Choir. "Usually the pops concert follows a more narrow theme, such as one based on decades or another based ...

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...

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