Student helps start a company

Student helps start a company

Athena Duran and Shira Stein
May 6, 2014
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A typical college application process can include long essays, requesting letters of recommendation, filling out multiple questionnaires, and whole lot of stress. Senior can be a time filled with mixed emotions, exciting times and various expectations. Once the year starts, seniors are given information... Read more »

Gatzert enjoys bilinguality

Gatzert enjoys bilinguality

Lizzy Doctorov, Staff Writer
May 5, 2014
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Carly Gatzert has visited Spain, Mexico, Guatemala, Peru, Chile, Argentina, Ecuador, and Costa Rica because of her love of Spanish. Gatzert visited Spain for the first time when getting her bachelor’s degree, and returned to get her master’s degree. Going to Spain in college was her first time... Read more »

Aspiring actress pursues her dream

Aspiring actress pursues her dream

Claire Porter, Staff Writer
May 2, 2014
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As many students gear up for summer jobs and vacation, junior Jasmin Riedel is preparing for her on-screen debut. “I first wanted to become an actress when I was in first grade, so that year I was in the play "Annie," and I was the youngest member of the cast,” said Riedel. “I loved playing... Read more »

As seniors graduate juniors step up in the work field

As seniors graduate juniors step up in the work field

Miranda Irwin, Staff Writer
May 2, 2014
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As the senior class prepares to graduate this June, many of them will leave behind their memories, their friends, their hometown, and their jobs. Much of the junior and senior class is employed part-time. However, as the seniors go off to college they will also leave behind their jobs which will then... Read more »

Block schedule: fact or myth?

Block schedule: fact or myth?

Alyssa Fagel, Editor
May 2, 2014
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Following the temporary block schedule brought on by the Smarter Balance testing on April 28 and 29, many Carlmont students have began pondering the idea of a permanent block schedule. Sophomore Sage Shamsai said, “I think block schedule is good because it gives you more time to absorb the information.... Read more »

Few students attend Smarter Balance testing

Few students attend Smarter Balance testing

Lauren Tierney, Staff Writer
May 1, 2014
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Many 10th and 11th graders saw the Smarter Balance test as a chance to sleep in. The Smarter Balance test given on April 28 and 29 resulted in lower than 50 percent attendance among 10th and 11th graders. ... Read more »

Adjusting to class officer expectations

Adjusting to class officer expectations

Mateen Nozzari, Staff Writer
April 30, 2014
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The officers of each class change annually after Associated Student Body (ASB) elections take place in February. “It’s exciting to have an opportunity such as Senior Class Vice President, but I understand it will take a lot of dedication and responsibility,” said junior Omid Afshar. ... Read more »

Latinos Unidos Club carries on traditions

Latinos Unidos Club carries on traditions

Danielle Hamer
April 29, 2014
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Traditions are a big part of Latin Culture. On campus, 23 percent of students can identify with the customary food, dances, stories, and more that come with being Latino. Though they make up less than a fourth of our population, students of Hispanic descent have made their mark on campus. The engaged... Read more »

Staying passionate in leadership

Staying passionate in leadership

Kimiko Okumura, Staff Writer
April 29, 2014
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Carlmont's leadership teacher, Jim Kelly, was happy. After graduating college, he was working a full-time job for the City of San Mateo, with great pay. But it was not what he wanted to do for the rest of his life. ... Read more »

Carlmont students join service trips

Carlmont students join service trips

Kian Karamdashti, Staff Writer
April 27, 2014
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For some Carlmont students, spring break in Mexico means sleeping-in, relaxing by the pool, and having no responsibilities to attend to. However, for other students, spring break in Mexico had a whole different meaning. During the week of April 14 to April 18, the Peninsula Covenant Church, Trinity... Read more »

Testing for the guinea pigs

Testing for the guinea pigs

Mia Hogan, Staff Writer
April 24, 2014
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Testing for prospective national standardized testing next week created mixed emotions across campus. April 28 and 29, juniors and will participate in national standardized tests known as Smarter Balanced. Sophomores will undergo the STAR Life Science test. [caption id="attachment_39382" align="alignleft"... Read more »

Learning how to save lives

Learning how to save lives

April 23, 2014
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A life or death situation can occur at any time. With this in mind, administrators implemented the cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training program into the freshman physical education classes. ... Read more »