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Depression can consume anybody

Depression can consume anybody

Ashlyn Wong, Staff Writer
February 17, 2017
Filed under Features

One out of every eight adolescents suffers from depression. Depression is the most common mental disorder in the United States, according to Anxiety and Depression Association of America. Whether it’s just a feeling or clinical disorder, everyone experiences some kind of sadness in their lifetime. ...

KT Tape proves to be a solution for athletes’ injuries

KT Tape proves to be a solution for athletes’ injuries

Kaitlyn Gates, Staff writer
February 15, 2017
Filed under Features

Sophomore JV football player Sammy Blucher injured her knee while practicing her kicking for too long. Blucher is just one of the many Carlmont athletes who was injured during the sports seasons. Sports seasons are only two to three months, so an injury could take an athlete out for the whole sea...

Loss of a parent results in emotional obstacles

Loss of a parent results in emotional obstacles

Samantha Dahlberg, Staff Writer
February 15, 2017
Filed under Features

Phone call. Rushing to the hospital. Horrible news. No no no no. Mother just died. Even though the death of a parent while the kid is still young is not common, it happens, and it can change those left behind in unexpected ways. “I developed an anxiety problem because of it,” sa...

Perfectionism creates more academic pressure

Perfectionism creates more academic pressure

Olivia Chow, Staff Writer
February 14, 2017
Filed under Features

Another shiny gold star. A symbol of a job well done, at the corner of every page of an overachiever. While the title of an overachiever is well known, the force driving these individuals is not as well known. Together, a clear goal and motivation can result in overachievement. However, some goals...

Dancers behind the glamour

Dancers behind the glamour

Sherilyn Kuo, Staff Writer
February 14, 2017
Filed under Features, Top News

Onstage dancers look beautiful and graceful. But off stage, dancers must face the blisters, the anxiety, and the tears. After every dance rehearsal and show, dancers are exhausted. Many leave the studio popping a couple of Advils to fight the physical pain from dancing so much. Dancing is a commi...

Practice eases fear of public speaking

Practice eases fear of public speaking

Amelia Espinosa, Staff Writer
February 13, 2017
Filed under Features, Top News

A girl stands on the stage. Her eyes look out over a sea of people, their blank stares all trained on her. Her knees tremble, and her joints are stiff like the Tin Man from the "Wizard of Oz." Sweaty hands grasp the mic, lungs fill, and… nothing comes out. The fear of public speaking is some...

Media causes male insecurities

Media causes male insecurities

Phoebe Saul, Staff Writer
February 9, 2017
Filed under Features

For years, society has recognized the negative impact that the media can have on women but has failed to acknowledge any negative impact on men. The media is a powerful source that drives insecurities among men of all ages. From television, movies, magazines, advertisements, Instagram, and Snapcha...

Food for student thought

Food for student thought

Kylie Lin, Staff Writer
February 9, 2017
Filed under Features, Top News

When seeking to improve their grades, students seldom think about heading towards the fridge. However, numerous studies done by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Institutes of Health, and various universities have shown that teenagers’ eating habits strongly affect academic performance. Factors that promote this correlation i...

The stars behind the curtain

The stars behind the curtain

Sophie Lynd, Staff Writer
February 8, 2017
Filed under Features, Top News

The show is about to begin. The audience takes their seats as adrenaline runs through the performers’ veins as they take their places. But the performers are not the only ones feeling nervous. “Before the show, I always feel nervous but excited to see what magic will happen on the stage and ho...

Studying abroad immerses students in new cultures

Studying abroad immerses students in new cultures

Sean Vanderaa, Staff Writer
February 8, 2017
Filed under Features

For many high school students, the decision of where to go to college is hard, as there are many different options. One of the most difficult is whether or not to study abroad, in a culture and language different from your own. Studying abroad pulls the student away from their families, and they a...

ASB strives for inclusivity in spirit events

ASB strives for inclusivity in spirit events

Sarah Cheung, Staff Writer
February 8, 2017
Filed under Features

The typical student recognizes the sound of the cheerleading team at sports games and sees the frantic dash to buy tickets for homecoming. But do these prove the existence of school spirit, or are they merely stereotypical phases done at certain times each year? At Carlmont High School, ASB coord...

Music tunes out unnecessary stress

Music tunes out unnecessary stress

Amy Fullerton, Staff Writer
February 7, 2017
Filed under Features, Top News

Walking on campus, it’s easy to spot the hoards of students meandering through the halls with their headphones plugged in, lost in the music. Music has become widely accessible to all, allowing students to use it wherever and whenever. Students are able to listen to music while studying or comp...

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