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How to Survive High School Day 18: Navigating the Hallways

How to Survive High School Day 18: Navigating the Hallways

September 19, 2013
Filed under How to Survive High School

Getting to class on time can be tricky, especially if your classes are on opposite sides of the school. The key to sitting on your seat before the 1 minute bell rings is knowing which hallways are always crowded and which are less traveled. C-hall is hands down the most crowded hallway. Not only is...

How to Survive High School Day 17: Tryout for a team at Carlmont

How to Survive High School Day 17: Tryout for a team at Carlmont

September 19, 2013
Filed under How to Survive High School

I’m not going to lie I was really, really scared that I was going to get cut from the sport I had played all my life. But that didn't stop me from trying out and putting forth my best effort to make the team. Representing Carlmont in a sport is one of the most fulfilling experiences I’ve been thro...

How to Survive High School Day 16: Don’t be afraid to let go of old friends

How to Survive High School Day 16: Don’t be afraid to let go of old friends

Isabella Paragas, Staff Writer
September 17, 2013
Filed under How to Survive High School

Remember that one friend you met in sixth grade during math class, with that horrible teacher who was definitely out to fail you, and instantly became best friends? Or that other friend who you have known since elementary school when you were desk buddies and were the reigning champions of kickball?  And...

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...

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