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Students have mixed emotions about swim unit

Students have mixed emotions about swim unit

Che Larcina Brenes, Staff Writer
March 30, 2017
Filed under Campus

It's that time of the year again when freshmen have to get their feet wet and get ready for the swim unit. Swim unit is one-quarter long and is part of the state requirement for physical education (P.E.), according to the California Department of Education. While some students think swim is fun,...

School spirit spreads smiles

School spirit spreads smiles

Rachel Kang, Staff Writer
March 30, 2017
Filed under Campus

Carlmont is a school where diversity is highly valued, but school spirit serves as the glue that binds the student body together. School spirit not only brings the student body together, but it also allows many to find positivity in high school.  Sophie Clark, a senior and the ASB spirit commiss...

Rally shows off robotics team’s success

Rally shows off robotics team’s success

Jordan Greene, Staff Writer
March 30, 2017
Filed under Campus

On March 29, students rallied in the quad to celebrate the Carlmont robotics team, called Deep Blue Robotics. After making it to the finals of the regional competition in Sacramento, Deep Blue Robotics has been invited to attend the world championships in Houston. The team now has two weeks ...

One Acts offer a great experience for audience and performers

One Acts offer a great experience for audience and performers

Sophia Wolczko, Staff Writer
March 29, 2017
Filed under Campus, Top News

Miles Ramsdell-Ray, a junior, whips out a knife and holds it threateningly before him. The eyes of his target, Raffi DeSoto, a senior, widen as the gravity of the situation hits. “You’re mad! You're stark raving mad! YOU'RE GOING TO KILL ME!” This was just one of the thrilling, emotional, a...

Carlmont Academic Foundation works toward the ideal classroom

Carlmont Academic Foundation works toward the ideal classroom

Sarah Cheung, Staff Writer
March 29, 2017
Filed under Campus

The Carlmont Academic Foundation (CAF) is an organization made up of parents and volunteers who raise money to financially support the school's enriching programs, such as instrumental music and the biotechnology institute (BTI). “The money we raise allows smaller class sizes and sustains many innovative...

Mock Trial closes the case on a successful season

Mock Trial closes the case on a successful season

Kylie Lin, Staff Writer
March 29, 2017
Filed under Campus

When it comes to Mock Trial, Carlmont is one of the best public schools in the county. By winning third place at this year's regional competition, Mock Trial finished with their best performance in nearly a decade. “I think, overall, the team hasn’t done this well since the late ‘90s,” sa...

Chinese Culture Club plans for next year’s event

Chinese Culture Club plans for next year’s event

Madison Wong, Staff Writer
March 29, 2017
Filed under Campus

Through previous years, Carlmont students have gained more and more knowledge on Chinese New Year, a holiday celebrated by Chinese families worldwide each year. Chinese Culture Club (CCC) has been planning Chinese New Year events for the past few years, hoping that students get to appreciate Chinese...

Advanced Drama puts on its annual One Act Festival

Advanced Drama puts on its annual One Act Festival

Sophie Lynd, Staff Writer
March 29, 2017
Filed under Campus

It’s Friday afternoon. Students are heading home to relax and enjoy their weekend. Tessa Bagby, a junior, is not heading home, but getting ready for the drama department’s annual One Act Festival. According to Bagby, the festival was a collection of one-act plays put on by the Advanced Drama class. Some students performed original plays written by ...

Freshman leaders look toward the future

Freshman leaders look toward the future

Ashley Huang, Staff Writer
March 27, 2017
Filed under Campus

Although it may not seem like it, the end of the school year is fast-approaching. For freshmen in the Carlmont leadership class, this meant making the choice of whether or not they should pursue a spot in ASB for the 2017-2018 school year. In March, freshmen, sophomores, and juniors hoping to join...

Ethics Club seeks intellectual discussion

Ethics Club seeks intellectual discussion

Maxwell Jung, Staff Writer
March 27, 2017
Filed under Campus

The Ethical Studies class coming to Carlmont next year has many people's attention, but few have heard of the newly-minted Ethics Club. The desire of the club is similar to the class -- to discuss issues of ethics in a formal way. The club also wants their members to participate in a conference, the...

Clubs face challenges to reach success

Clubs face challenges to reach success

Phoebe Saul
March 27, 2017
Filed under Campus

With over 100 clubs at Carlmont, it can be easy to overlook the hard work it takes to not only create but also to maintain a successful club. Even with a student body of around 2,000 students, it can still be very difficult to gain student participation due to the extensive work it takes for clubs...

Belmont Library welcomes teens with various activities

Belmont Library welcomes teens with various activities

Aliyah Wachob, Staff Writer
March 26, 2017
Filed under Campus

It’s 3:15 p.m.   Hundreds of students swarm down Alameda, and a significant number move towards the Belmont Library, which overlooks the busy street from its location. The Belmont Library is the main destination of many students after school. There are working areas, a café, and computers ...

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