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‘Akame ga Kill’ tears out audience’s heart

‘Akame ga Kill’ tears out audience’s heart

Karen Gao, Staff Writer

January 24, 2015


Filed under A&E, Features

The epic and devastating finale of “Akame ga Kill” brought viewers to tears, as they felt the pain and sorrow the characters went through. In this series, young Tatsumi travels to the kingdom’s capital in order to save his village. After witnessing the government corruption firsthand, he is...

Assignment overload results in student stress

Assignment overload results in student stress

Stuart Vickery, Staff Writer

January 23, 2015


Filed under Features, Student Choices

To the average Carlmont student, the stress that comes with having too much homework is a normal part of life. Whether it is because the of the six tests on Friday, a project that hasn’t been started, or too much homework to fit into one day, some students have felt the panic of having a lar...

Homework or procrastination — which is the problem?

Homework or procrastination — which is the problem?

Bijan Khalili, Staff Writer

January 23, 2015


Filed under Features, Student Choices

“Finally I just got out of school.” “I’m so exhausted from my day, one hour of rest won’t hurt.” Does that hour turn into two, two turns into three and before you know it, it’s midnight and you are just starting your homework? Based on the recent homework survey on School Loop for parents, students, and teachers, 71 percent of students ...

Donations help fund excellence

Donations help fund excellence

Sarah Schisla, Scot Scoop News Editor

January 21, 2015


Filed under Features, Student Choices

Organizations on campus frequently ask students and parents to raise money. Some people have grown so accustomed to this practice that they often pitch in the requested amount without ever finding out where their money is going. The district gives many of these organizations enough money to function at a b...

A guide to getting into ASB

A guide to getting into ASB

Anya Meredith, Staff Writer

January 21, 2015


Filed under Features, Student Choices

Thinking about joining the Associated Student Body for the 2015-16 school year? Here’s how, straight from ASB themselves. ASB represents the students of Carlmont High School through school activities to create an enjoyable campus for students. According to the Carlmont website,  ASB’s vision i...

Paying for nudity on Snapchat

Paying for nudity on Snapchat

Elena Mateus, Staff Writer

January 20, 2015


Filed under Features, Social Media

With Snapchat’s new installation of Snapcash, trading micro-payments for raunchy pictures is now incredibly simple. On Nov. 17, 2014, Snapchat, the popular media messaging service, announced the integration of Snapcash, a peer-to-peer payment system through the payment service Square. With t...

Civil Rights Movement advocate travels from history books to the Carlmont stage

Civil Rights Movement advocate travels from history books to the Carlmont stage

Kelly Song, Staff Writer

November 1, 2014


Filed under Features

She walked with her head held high up the broad steps of her school, surrounded by one thousand troops from the U.S. Army for protection, amidst screams of racist remarks and violent threats. It was her first exposure to racism, and she could feel the hatred pouring in from every direction. Minniejean...

Remembering Emma Kasper

Claire Porter, Staff Writer

May 29, 2014


Filed under Features

As seniors get ready to walk in pairs down the football field, pass around inflatable balls in the bleachers, and strut across the stage to receive their diplomas, it’s important to remember those who will not be in attendance. Emma Kasper, a student who would have been a member of the graduating...

Summer school: the worst way to spend summer?

Summer school: the worst way to spend summer?

Tori Shanefelter, Staff Writer

May 27, 2014


Filed under Features

When a student falls behind on class credits they have the opportunity to make up those credits in summer school. “The summer school offered at Carlmont is only for credit recovery. If someone failed a class they can take up to a total of two classes, one class per summer school session," said counselor...

Altering images and minds

Altering images and minds

Alisa Takahashi, Staff Writer

May 18, 2014


Filed under Features

Photoshopping, digital alteration, image manipulation -- the fact that so many images of women are “perfected” with the help of technology is a commonly known issue. Many people are aware of the possibility of image alterations, but not everyone realizes exactly how much these images are changed...

Reaching adulthood in high school

Reaching adulthood in high school

Darien Malekos, Staff Writer

April 9, 2014


Filed under Features, Student Perspective

Cigarettes, tattoos, lotto tickets, skydiving, and...homework. Turning 18 opens many new opportunities for young adults. Hundreds of seniors turn 18 while at Carlmont, but only a number know all of the advantages and disadvantages of becoming a legal adult in high school. Senior Claire Noemer said, “Nothin...

Where did senior pranks go?

Where did senior pranks go?

Ravina Gujral, Staff Writer

April 9, 2014


Filed under Features, Student Perspective

Numerous high school students around the nation enjoy the happiness and  glorified end of high school that senior pranks have represented over the years. At Carlmont, there have been ups and downs in the matter, but now there seems to be little to no participation of senior pranks due to various reasons...

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