Playing for the joy of the game

Playing for the joy of the game

Naomi Asrir, Staff Writer
September 27, 2014
Filed under Campus, Student Bios

These days, it seems like some student athletes play a sport solely to win. While that drive is necessary, it is also important to recognize when competition overrides the fun of a game. Junior Ariana Crame is one of the rare few who plays a sport solely for herself. Crame grew up playing soccer and... Read more »

A new teacher inspired by her father’s work

Lauren Tierney, Staff Writer
September 22, 2014
Filed under Campus, Staff Bios

Kristin Robinson joined our Carlmont community this year to continue to pursue her passion for teaching math. Her father has played a huge part in creating her passion for teaching students as he too was a teacher. Robinson said, “My dad is a retired physics teacher. After I graduated college,... Read more »

Software engineer becomes math teacher

Software engineer becomes math teacher

Becca Fradkin , Social Media Editor
September 18, 2014
Filed under Campus, Featured, Staff Bios

David Lai, Carlmont’s new Geometry and Algebra I teacher, did not originally plan on teaching as a career. Lai grew up, attended grade school, high school, and college all in the East Bay. Lai said, “I never planned on moving to the Peninsula until I got a job in Mountain View.” In Mountain... Read more »

Web design allows students to be creative and tech-savvy

Web design allows students to be creative and tech-savvy

Alyssa Espiritu, Staff Writer
September 8, 2014
Filed under Campus

The world is run by technology and its unlimited amount of information made accessible for all people. Due to the advancement of technology and the internet, Carlmont offers classes like web design that allows students to be creative and prepared for the future. Web design is a class that focuses... Read more »

New teacher on campus-Marcello DiCiccio

New teacher on campus-Marcello DiCiccio

Miranda Irwin, Staff Writer
September 6, 2014
Filed under Campus, Featured, Staff Bios

Marcello DiCiccio is one of the many new teachers on the Carlmont campus this 2014-2015 school year. DeCiccio currently teaches life skills and social studies to freshmen as well as world studies to juniors in room E3. “The students here are very respectful and the staff has been supportive and... Read more »

Key Club strives to better the community

Key Club strives to better the community

Angelina Castillo, Staff Writer
September 5, 2014
Filed under Campus, Featured

Key Club is the largest international leadership organization for teenagers. With 5,000 clubs in 30 nations, Key Club groups like the Carlmont Key Club work to contribute to over 12 million hours of service each year. Senior Madison Norman said, "I joined freshman year, it's a good way to help out... Read more »

English teacher Migdail endeavors to inspire his students

Tori Shanefelter, Staff Writer
September 3, 2014
Filed under Campus, Slider, Staff Bios

Carlmont English teacher, Erik Migdail strives to be "caring, knowledgable, and fun" in the eyes of his students. "I would hope that the first word [my students] would use to describe me would be caring. The most important thing to me [as... Read more »

Striving for sustenance through politics and science

Striving for sustenance through politics and science

Arianna Bayangos, News Editor
August 29, 2014
Filed under Campus

While many at Carlmont are passionate about spreading environmental awareness, senior James Xie intends to pursue a career in which he can further research the field of sustainable energy. Xie said, "Somebody has to do the [research] and I find it fun and exciting. It's a cold field so there's a... Read more »

ASB teaches important skills for life

ASB teaches important skills for life

Melanie Hamaguchi, Staff Writer
June 2, 2014
Filed under Campus, Featured

Carlmont's ASB offers not only many opportunities to become involved in Carlmont's community, but the course also teaches students many skills that can be applied outside of school. ASB has many responsibilities in the Carlmont community including organizing dances, assemblies, and other events. Through... Read more »

Carlmont rounds off year with assembly

Carlmont rounds off year with assembly

Kian Karamdashti, Staff Writer
May 22, 2014
Filed under Campus, Featured

During a two-hour long third period on May 22, students and staff piled onto the bleachers and floor of the Terry Stogner Gym to watch the annual Celebration assembly put on by ASB. After all the students entered, an introduction video featuring the five MC's, seniors Tristan Gasperian, Ethan Wallace,... Read more »

The elusive ‘senior ditch day’

The elusive ‘senior ditch day’

Julia Kranzler, Staff Writer
May 22, 2014
Filed under Campus, Featured

"I feel like senior ditch day is more important than any other ditch day since most seniors get together and do something fun as a way to celebrate their last few days of high school. It's become something seniors have done for years so everyone wants to take advantage of being a senior and not having to worry about missing class," said senior Alison Fitch.

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Ukulele Club strikes a chord with its members

Ukulele Club strikes a chord with its members

Danielle Schneider, Staff Writer
May 21, 2014
Filed under Campus, Featured

“I just went in, played along with them, and it was fun.” This is a common experience among Ukulele Club members, as said by senior and president of the club, Liam Mercado. Ukulele Club was created about two years ago by a large group of students.... Read more »