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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...

How to Survive High School Day Four: Check out the student store

August 28, 2013
Filed under How to Survive High School

I would not consider myself to be a cafeteria food person. I am not trying to say cafeteria food is bad, or even that it is not good. But I bring my own lunch to school each day, and the only things I want to buy at school are more supplemental, rather than a full meal. That is where the student store...

How to Survive High School Day Three: Talk to teachers

How to Survive High School Day Three: Talk to teachers

Michael Bastaki, Editor
August 27, 2013
Filed under How to Survive High School

No, your teachers don’t bite. And no, those questions won’t answer themselves. In fact, if you want to succeed at high school, it’s crucial that you are able to communicate and interact with your teachers. I can remember staring at a test review for hours, knowing I’m close to the answers...

How to Survive High School Day Two: Never be too sure

How to Survive High School Day Two: Never be too sure

Grace Yi, Staff Writer
August 26, 2013
Filed under How to Survive High School

If you’re thinking that you are studying hard for a test, think again because you aren't. Studying for middle school is different than studying for high school. In middle school the content was “easy” because all you needed to do was to kiss up to the teachers and you would get the grade you w...

How to Survive High School Day One: Don’t sweat it

August 25, 2013
Filed under How to Survive High School

I remember my first day of freshman year vividly. My first class was World Studies and if I were to mash all my feelings into one thought, I was terrified. My hands were shaking and I was going through my list of materials repetitively, wondering if I had forgotten anything. My thoughts consisted...

A filibuster to remember

A filibuster to remember

June 26, 2013
Filed under Opinion, Politically Correct

State Senator Wendy Davis from Texas filibustered one of the most restrictive abortion bills in history for almost 11 hours during a special session of Texas’ Senate last night. Supporters argued that the bill would protect women’s health by banning abortions after the 20th week, forcing doctor...

Society confronts rape culture

Society confronts rape culture

May 1, 2013
Filed under Opinion

Recently, the issue of rape culture has been brought to light, with the beginning of the Audrie Pott trial and the events that occurred in Steubenville. In Steubenville, Ohio, a 16-year old girl was raped by two high school football players after passing out at a party last summer. By using their cell p...

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