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How to Survive High School Day 20: Be yourself

How to Survive High School Day 20: Be yourself

September 23, 2013


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Throughout all of high school, but especially for underclassmen, it is important to be yourself. Even though there may be peer pressure to fit into the social norm, being yourself is crucial to finding friends and having a successful time at high school. With over 500 kids in each graduating class,...

How to Survive High School Day 19: Learn to balance sports and school

How to Survive High School Day 19: Learn to balance sports and school

Ashley Kawakami, Features Editor

September 19, 2013


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Student athletes really are a need breed of students. Somehow student athletes go to school, practice, and do homework all in one day. As a freshman I tried to do it all: competitive club soccer, JV track, JV soccer, school, and whatever else life had decided to throw on me. I ended up trying to...

How to Survive High School Day 18: Navigating the Hallways

How to Survive High School Day 18: Navigating the Hallways

September 19, 2013


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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...

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