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Carlmont clubs emphasize quality over quantity

Carlmont clubs emphasize quality over quantity

Phoebe Saul, Staff Writer
May 17, 2017
Filed under Campus

With 134 clubs listed on the Carlmont website for the year 2016 to 2017, the question arises, “Are there too many clubs at Carlmont High School?" Of those 134 listed clubs, 91 are shaded in, meaning they are not technically active and need to renew their Constitution (notwithstanding the shading, several of these clubs appear to be active). Within the ...

Carlmont Academic Foundation approaches fundraising goals

Carlmont Academic Foundation approaches fundraising goals

Ben Balster, Staff Writer
May 16, 2017
Filed under Campus

The Carlmont Academic Foundation (CAF) is getting closer to its fundraising goal. After the online donation day on May 10, the CAF is approximately $100,000 away from its goal of $550,000 for the 2016-2017 fiscal year. The inspiration for this day came from recent success in online giving days with Silicon...

Choirs end the year with ‘The Language of Song’

Choirs end the year with ‘The Language of Song’

Sophie Lynd, Staff Writer
May 16, 2017
Filed under Campus

Carlmont choir performed their final show of the year in 14 different languages. As the theme was "Language of Song," the Singing Scots opened the show with a Brazilian ceremonial song, “Estrela e Lua Nova.” The choirs spread out onstage and around the audience to bring the music to life. “...

Creative reWriters helps students take a closer look at their writing

Creative reWriters helps students take a closer look at their writing

Madison Wong, Staff Writer
May 16, 2017
Filed under Campus

Since the early 2000s, a variety of students have come to show off their writing pieces in Creative reWriters. The club is a valued place for authors to bring in their original work in order to improve their writing. Carolyn Wallace, the club's advisor, has enjoyed watching students be able to...

Students prepare for the baccalaureate ceremony

Students prepare for the baccalaureate ceremony

Ashley Huang, Staff Writer
May 15, 2017
Filed under Campus

For many, senior year is a year of lasts. However, this year also includes many seniors' first baccalaureate ceremony, a night that recognizes high-achieving students before they graduate. The ceremony is a memorable opportunity for the graduating class to reflect on all that they have accomplished. ...

Spring concert showcases incredible talent

Spring concert showcases incredible talent

Sophia Wolczko, Staff Writer
May 14, 2017
Filed under Campus, Top News

Viewers have one last chance to “hear some of the finest musicians in the area at the high school age,” according to music teacher John DaBaldo. At 7 pm on May 17, 18, and 19, Carlmont’s Instrumental Music Program is putting on its annual Spring Concert Series. Each night is entirely unique: St...

Students receive free summer reading books

Students receive free summer reading books

Aliyah Wachob, Staff Writer
May 12, 2017
Filed under Campus

As the school year draws to a close, thoughts turn to lazy days in the pool and late nights with friends. However, with the approach of summer also comes the yearly summer reading book. After a school-wide vote held in February, the book “Every Day” by David Levithan has been chosen for Carlmon...

Hope Brigade creates welcoming environment

Hope Brigade creates welcoming environment

Kaylee George, Staff Writer
May 12, 2017
Filed under Campus

Among Carlmont's many clubs that work to improve the lives of others is Hope Brigade, which is in its first year and has spent a majority of its focus donating to cancer patients and shelter animals. Club President and freshman Cindy Chen said, "So far, we have held a holiday toy drive for children...

Students react to the Scotlight

Students react to the Scotlight

Alyn Seymour, Staff Writer
May 11, 2017
Filed under Campus

On May 2, Carlmont released its very first magazine, the Scotlight. Once stacks were brought to classrooms, students were curious to take a look at the new addition. The buzz about the magazine was all throughout the halls, and some students loved the new addition to Carlmont journalism. "I...

ASB preps for 2017-2018

ASB preps for 2017-2018

Sharon Tulman, Staff Writer
May 11, 2017
Filed under Campus

As the school year comes to an end, ASB continues to raise school spirit and begins to plan for next year's events. According to Freshman President Joe Sison, ASB is currently working on the celebration assembly that will take place on May 25, Senior Graduation, and the Baccalaureate. In addition, a new activity called ScotsLand is being planned....

Celebration Assembly plans to reflect on the past year

Celebration Assembly plans to reflect on the past year

Izzy Lunderman, Staff Writer
May 10, 2017
Filed under Campus

As summer slowly creeps up, Carlmont students are eager to trade in books for bikinis and boring lunch food for exotic summer treats. For many students at Carlmont, the end of the school year is a bittersweet moment; seniors are off to college and a new batch of freshmen enter the mix of students....

Environmental Club proposes community garden

Environmental Club proposes community garden

Lucy Perrone, Staff Writer
May 9, 2017
Filed under Campus

Spring has come, and along with it, a new garden project at Carlmont. In hopes to beautify the campus, Environmental Club has taken over a community garden. Located between upper and lower D-hall, the abandoned planter boxes will soon house a variety of plants. Risako Nozaki, a junior and club me...

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