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Students elect new ASB officers

Students elect new ASB officers

Kathryn Stratz, Staff Writer
February 27
Filed under Campus, Top News

Carlmont’s halls were filled with campaign posters and encouraging signs that read, “vote for me,” during the weeks before Feb. 24. However, campaign season has officially come to an end. The election results for ASB president and class officer positions have been released. The ASB president for the...

Heritage Fair displays cultural diversity

Heritage Fair displays cultural diversity

Kaylee George, Staff Writer
February 25
Filed under Campus, Top News

Whoops and cheers filled the gym as hula dancers rhythmically swung their hips to the rat-ti-tat-tats of the beating drums, along with many other performers. On Feb. 24, the annual Heritage Fair assembly featured many different heritages embodied at Carlmont. The event, held by ASB, showcased various...

Students vote on the 2017 summer reading book

Students vote on the 2017 summer reading book

Rachel Skrenta, Staff Writer
February 25
Filed under Campus

A decision finally left up to the students: the summer reading book. From Feb. 22 to Feb. 24, students had the opportunity to vote for the upcoming summer reading book through a Google Form. The genres varied from fantasy to nonfiction, and students chose their top three book choices. Some teachers required their classes to vote, but others merely ...

Flags in the quad represent all students at Carlmont

Flags in the quad represent all students at Carlmont

Katrina Wiebenson, Staff Writer
February 23
Filed under Campus, Top News

Every year, flags from all over the world are put around the Carlmont campus. This is a sign that Heritage Fair is coming.  The Heritage Fair gives all students a chance to represent and celebrate their culture without judgment. “Heritage Fair is always very interesting. I get a chance to t...

Food sale gives new look on heritage

Food sale gives new look on heritage

Alyn Seymour, Staff Writer
February 23
Filed under Campus

On Feb. 23, the quad filled with the smells of foods from all around the world for Heritage Fair.  Clubs like Filipino Club, Black Student Union, and more were selling foods from their cultures. The food sale is a fundraiser for clubs at Carlmont, but since it is during the week of the Heritage Fa...

Key Club holds opportunities to give back

Key Club holds opportunities to give back

Madison Wong, Staff Writer
February 23
Filed under Campus

Carlmont offers a wide variety of different clubs and activities that students can participate in, from whether it be gaming or learning about different cultures. Key Club, however, has a focus on acts of community service to benefit people around the Bay Area. It is the oldest and largest service...

Filipino Club dances their way into Heritage Fair with the Tinikling

Filipino Club dances their way into Heritage Fair with the Tinikling

Sherilyn Kuo, Staff Writer
February 23
Filed under Campus

This year Filipino Club is participating in Heritage Fair to share a bit of Filipino culture with a traditional folk dance called tinikling. Every year, Carlmont celebrates the diversity of our school at the Heritage Fair with different clubs participating in the assembly and selling food that re...

Faulty lockers lead to easy theft

Faulty lockers lead to easy theft

Ryan Franaszek, Staff Writer
February 23
Filed under Campus

Theft rates are relatively low in the Carlmont boys locker room, however, things can be stolen at any given time. The exact number of stolen personal items is unknown, but it could be much higher if there was no locker room policy. “I know in the boy’s locker room theft rates have been fairly...

Reach Out Club creates a safe haven

Reach Out Club creates a safe haven

Olivia Chow, Staff Writer
February 22
Filed under Campus

Every first and third Friday of the month, students gather at T13 for Reach Out Club, an extension of the ASB commission, Reach Out. Members range from commission members to English Language Learner students to anyone who wants to join. Their goal is to "create a safe environment for [members] to...

Switzer’s passion shows in teaching

Switzer’s passion shows in teaching

Mike Carlson, Staff Writer
February 20
Filed under Campus

Brian Switzer has joined the music department this year as the assistant band director. Switzer teaches three classes: jazz ensemble, concert band, and string orchestra. Additionally, he teaches morning jazz during zero period. Before coming to Carlmont, Switzer had many jobs as a music teacher and a professio...

Class of 2020 takes over Panda Express

Class of 2020 takes over Panda Express

Izzy Bruguera, Staff Writer
February 20
Filed under Campus

On Feb. 17, Carlmont students flooded Panda Express in support of their freshman class. After planning and advertising the event for weeks, freshmen Joe Sison and Rachel Amir Chatman held a fundraiser for the freshman class through Panda Express from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. “We’re calling it a takeov...

Valentine’s Day hearts create a positive atmosphere

Valentine’s Day hearts create a positive atmosphere

Jordan Greene, Staff Writer
February 17
Filed under Campus

On Feb. 14, students were greeted with personalized, heart-shaped valentines hung in C-hall. Since the beginning of the year, ASB has worked on this project to make sure that all students felt loved and appreciated on Valentine’s Day. “We started to work on this project around October in order...

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