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Chinese Culture Club pings into PongPlanet

Chinese Culture Club pings into PongPlanet

April 7, 2017
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On Friday, March 31, Chinese Culture Club (CCC) went on a field trip to PongPlanet in San Carlos to learn the history of ping pong and how to play the game. Instructor Lau, a ping pong enthusiast, taught students the basics of ping pong. He also introduced many different types of grips that could be used...

Students sign up for a virtual basketball game

Students sign up for a virtual basketball game

Katrina Wiebenson, Staff Writer
April 6, 2017
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Student competitors are lining up to play basketball...well, a simulation of it at least. On April 21 and from May 2 through May 5, Carlmont ASB will be hosting an NBA 2k17, also referred to as 2k, tournament. Sign-ups will be outside of the ASB room from April 5 to April 20. “I like to play...

Prom proposal competition excites students

Prom proposal competition excites students

Alyn Seymour, Staff Writer
April 6, 2017
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Prom season has had a large effect on the Carlmont community. Prom will take place on April 28 and students are preparing by getting their formal wear and asking for a date. The Carlmont Promposal Competition Facebook group was created for upperclassmen who are asking someone or getting asked ...

Foxtravaganza takes over the Carlmont stage

Foxtravaganza takes over the Carlmont stage

Amelia Espinosa, Staff Writer
April 6, 2017
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Dazzling stage lights shine, children sing in unison at the tops of their lungs, and tiny show hosts romp about on stage, getting the crowd hyped up for the next act. These are just a few defining characteristics of Fox Elementary School’s Foxtravaganza. From April 1 through April 2, many Fox Eleme...

Math contests encourage critical thinking

Math contests encourage critical thinking

Mike Carlson, Staff Writer
April 5, 2017
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The Carlmont math department puts on math contests every other Tuesday at lunch in each math classroom. The contests are made up of six to seven questions that are geared towards increasing problem-solving skills and critical thinking. As one can see on each week's contest, the math contests are...

Recognition helps everyone feel welcome at Carlmont

Recognition helps everyone feel welcome at Carlmont

Izzy Bruguera, Staff Writer
April 5, 2017
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Carlmont ASB is comprised of two classes split into several commissions that handle different aspects of student government and campus life. One of these commissions is Recognition. Made up of six girls, they work every day to reach out to people and groups on campus to make sure they feel appreciated...

Deep Blue Robotics dives into competition

Deep Blue Robotics dives into competition

Olivia Chow, Staff Writer
April 5, 2017
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After just its second year, Carlmont's robotics team has qualified for the World Championship in Houston, TX. Winning the "Team Spirit Award" in Sacramento, Deep Blue Team 199 went on the win their second Spirit Award last weekend at FIRST's Silicon Valley Regional. Now they begin preparations for the...

Student packs hurt their backs

Student packs hurt their backs

Ryan Franaszek, Staff Writer
April 4, 2017
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Every day, between school work and extracurricular activities, Carlmont students lug their binders, notebooks, lunch, and other equipment all on their backs. The immense amount and weight of supplies that students bring may equate to their academic success at the cost of their physical health. According...

Students gain new experiences in the volleyball tournament

Students gain new experiences in the volleyball tournament

Rachel Hunter, Staff Writer
April 4, 2017
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Everyone has their own favorite sport to watch and to play. One sport that many people find interesting is volleyball. On April 4, the sophomore vs. junior class volleyball game made many people entertained and interested. Tim Krassiev, a sophomore who watched the game, said, “Volleyball is a fun game t...

Multimedia Commission films videos to promote school spirit

Multimedia Commission films videos to promote school spirit

Amy Fullerton, Staff Writer
April 3, 2017
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The eyes of students light up as they view the most recent video made by ASB on their phones after getting a notification on social media about recent events coming up. These videos and social media posts would not have been made possible without the brains of Media Commission. Media Commission is...

Students dress up for spirit week

Zaina Abdelrahman, Staff Writer
April 3, 2017
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As the spirit of spring break makes its way through the Carlmont campus, ASB spirit commission organizes a spirit week to lead the way to vacation. Tyrese Lopez, a junior and a member of the spirit activities commission, said, “Our goal with the spirit week is to increase the spirit in the school in general and also get people excited...

Reach Out Hangout makes a difference

Reach Out Hangout makes a difference

Suzanna Floersch, Staff Writer
March 31, 2017
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On March 30, Reach Out Commission is hosting another get-together for students. They will provide food and organize fun activities. Working with students who do not usually participate in other school events, such as special education students, Reach Out Commission of ASB helps create an inclusive en...

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