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Is Obama’s “decision” right?

Ayesha Abbasi, Social Media Editor
September 16, 2013
Filed under Opinion, Original Opinions

On Sept. 10, 2013 the long awaited address on Syria was made by President Obama in which he stated that  "I have resisted calls for military action, because we cannot resolve someone else’s civil war through force" so my question is why are we trying to? What has given us as Americans the right to...

How to Survive High School Day 15: If you are a loner, you’re not alone

How to Survive High School Day 15: If you are a loner, you’re not alone

Dominic Gialdini, Highlander Entertainment Editor
September 15, 2013
Filed under How to Survive High School

Do you remember that first day of high school when you knew everybody and felt like you fit in perfectly with a certain group of people and everything was just perfect? Neither do I. For many students, the sheer size of Carlmont's population can initially be overwhelming. Adjusting to this change...

How to Survive High School Day 14: Eat

How to Survive High School Day 14: Eat

September 13, 2013
Filed under How to Survive High School

Eating is an American pastime, a survival instinct, and trust me when I tell you it is a necessity to make it through high school with your psyche intact. All day people tell you to do assignments and think about schoolwork. This is exercise, whether you think about it like that or not. The fact...

How to Survive High School Day 13: Get involved

How to Survive High School Day 13: Get involved

Kristen Friis, Business Manager
September 12, 2013
Filed under How to Survive High School

It was the best decision I had ever made. I've never loved a place as much as I love Carlmont. As stupid it may sound, I really do enjoy the all the things I get to do here and I can't emphasize that enough. Freshman year for me was tough. I came from a small school of 300 students to a school...

How to Survive High School Day 12: Getting work done

How to Survive High School Day 12: Getting work done

Kat Savin, Staff Writer
September 11, 2013
Filed under How to Survive High School

Procrastination, the disease that seems to hit all high school students one way or another. Freshmen year was a good year for me. I was getting all my work done and my grades were good, but it wasn't until sophomore year when it all went downhill. Instead of being on task and getting all my work done,...

How to Survive High School Day 11: Balance Out Your Life

How to Survive High School Day 11: Balance Out Your Life

Tara Ebrahimpour, Staff Writer
September 10, 2013
Filed under How to Survive High School

Track practice ‘till 6:30. Dinner at 7. Shower at 7:45, then finally homework. At 8. Freshman year was killing me. By the time I got home every night from practice, finished my homework and ate dinner, I was going to bed around midnight every night. That gave me only seven hours of sleep every nig...

How to Survive High School Day 10: Use it or regret it

How to Survive High School Day 10: Use it or regret it

Scott Schulze, Staff Writer
September 9, 2013
Filed under How to Survive High School

Every lower classman at Carlmont is granted a locker at the start of every school year. Receiving this locker may seem like an optional extra you are provided. However, you will come to find that the benefits of using the locker will help you reduce the stress of carrying too many things and minimize...

How to Survive High School Day Nine: Avoid the most repulsive bathroom on campus

How to Survive High School Day Nine: Avoid the most repulsive bathroom on campus

Veronika Dvorakova, Staff Writer
September 5, 2013
Filed under How to Survive High School

It is safe to assume that of the 180 days students will spend at Carlmont this year, almost everyone will need to make a trip to one of the bathrooms on campus. There are student restrooms located all over campus: in the biotech building, lower D hall, C hall, E hall, D hall, and in the performing...

How to Survive High School Day Eight: Join ASB, plain and simple

How to Survive High School Day Eight: Join ASB, plain and simple

Reg Chatman Jr., Staff Writer and ScotCenter Editor
September 4, 2013
Filed under How to Survive High School

Carlmont Associated Student Body (ASB) is Carlmont's student government class that takes place in room A8 during fourth period. It is simply the best possible thing to get involved in on campus, plain and simple. Student government class or ASB is something that takes place at many schools. The role...

How to Survive High School Day Seven: Find your passion

How to Survive High School Day Seven: Find your passion

Karissa Tom, Staff Writer
September 3, 2013
Filed under How to Survive High School

Passion. Seven letters. Two syllables. One question. What is my passion? When I asked myself this question last year, I struggled to answer it. At first, I thought the answer would be easy. But then I realized, Sure, there were things that I liked but were they my passion? Did I love them eno...

How to Survive High School Day Six: Satisfy your interest through clubs

How to Survive High School Day Six: Satisfy your interest through clubs

Daniel Wang, Staff Writer
September 2, 2013
Filed under How to Survive High School

Two days before middle school graduation, the robotics team for Carlmont, Woodside, and Sequoia visited Tierra Linda and gave us eighth graders a presentation on why we should join robotics. Although my eighth-grade self was interested in joining after the show, most of my friends weren't interested, so I...

How to Survive High School Day Five: Don’t choose your activities only based on your friends

How to Survive High School Day Five: Don’t choose your activities only based on your friends

Arianna Bayangos, News & Opinion Editor
August 29, 2013
Filed under How to Survive High School

At Carlmont, there are many options for extracurricular activities such as clubs centering around a particular interest and different sports. As you choose your activities to join during your time at Carlmont, don't base your choices only off of your friends. As freshmen, many people tend to choose...

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