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Gender Sexuality Alliance speaks up for Day of Silence

Gender Sexuality Alliance speaks up for Day of Silence

Cameron Garcia Brown, Staff Writer
April 17, 2017
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On Friday, April 21, Day of Silence will take place and Carlmont's Gender-Sexuality Alliance is will help the rest of the student body participate. The club presidents include senior Alyssa Feigelson and junior Eli Melmon, and the club has been working to promote this event. Melmon said, "Da...

Philosophy Club discusses famous philosophers

Philosophy Club discusses famous philosophers

Kelsey Chandra, Staff Writer
April 16, 2017
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From Plato to Aristotle to Voltaire to Freud, members analyze a variety of philosophers in Philosophy Club. With their advisor Martin Turkis, the Philosophy Club meets each week to discuss the work of various philosophers ranging from the last few centuries to philosophers today. Together th...

Carlmont Choirs makes its way to Carnegie Hall

Carlmont Choirs makes its way to Carnegie Hall

Rachel Skrenta, Staff Writer
April 9, 2017
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As students look forward to relaxing on spring break, singers from Carlmont Choirs set their sights on the stage at Carnegie Hall. Choir students are traveling to New York City from April 13 to 18 for their performance of Wolfgang Mozart’s “Coronation Mass” on the night of April 17, in collabo...

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...

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