The student news site of Carlmont High School in Belmont, California.

Local crossing guard puts students first

Local crossing guard puts students first

Jill Albertson, Staff Writer
November 16, 2016
Filed under Campus

If you've ever driven down Club Drive on a busy school morning, you've seen him. Edward Henken, a local crossing guard, works the intersection of San Carlos Avenue and Club Drive five days a week, before and after school, in order to ensure that all students who cross will be kept safe. Finding... Read more »

‘Almost, Maine’ is almost here

‘Almost, Maine’ is almost here

Alyn Seymour, Staff Writer
November 14, 2016
Filed under Campus

This year, Carlmont drama will tell a story of love, loss, and unfortunate endings, all under the northern lights. The play "Almost, Maine" will be held on Nov. 16 to Nov. 19 at 7 p.m. and Nov. 20 at 2 p.m. in the Carlmont studio theater. Tickets will be sold outside of the ASB room at lunch on Nov.... Read more »

Teachers advocate for test retakes

Teachers advocate for test retakes

Jordan Greene, Staff Writer
November 10, 2016
Filed under Campus

Students don't want to see themselves fail.  After receiving a poor grade on a test, many students store the paper away and never look back at it. However, in many cases, one test grade does not truly reflect a student's knowledge and understanding of a concept. Physics teacher Veronica Heintz is a strong believer in a growth mindset and has a... Read more »

Students vote in a mock election

Students vote in a mock election

Skylar Weiss, Staff Writer
November 7, 2016
Filed under Campus

With the presidential election on the horizon, many students are forming opinions about the various candidates and propositions that are at stake. In the spirit of democracy, Carlmont's ASB organized to conduct an election in which students voted on several political measures in their respective history... Read more »

Benefits of the early bird

Benefits of the early bird

Ryan Geronimo, Staff Writer
November 3, 2016
Filed under Campus

Everyone loves sleep. Everyone loves breakfast. However, for busy high school students, it is hard to have both. For many students, finding the balance between getting enough sleep and eating breakfast can be challenging. Even though students know that they should be eating breakfast, many choose extra sleep instead. "Even though I know it is better for me to eat, I wou... Read more »

Halloween spirit creeps into costume contest

Halloween spirit creeps into costume contest

Celine Yang, Scot Scoop Editor
November 2, 2016
Filed under Campus, Top News

It was the ultimate face-off. The contestants had given all they had, but it was down to Dora the Explorer and Suicide Squad. Here came the final moment -- the audience would decide who would be the winner of the Halloween costume contest. MC Sophie Clark stood in between the contestants, ready to... Read more »

Food drive instills spirit of giving back

Food drive instills spirit of giving back

Alyn Seymour, Staff Writer
November 1, 2016
Filed under Campus

Donating food can mean the world to someone in need. From Nov. 1 to Nov. 18, students can donate to Second Harvest Food Bank by bringing canned food or non-perishables to their second-period classroom. The class with the most donations will not only help their community but will also be rewarded... Read more »

Students donate blood to help save lives

Students donate blood to help save lives

Jill Albertson, Staff Writer
October 29, 2016
Filed under Campus, Top News

Just one blood donation can save three lives. On Oct. 27, The American Red Cross Blood Drive came to Carlmont High School and provided students with an opportunity to donate their blood. "I just love the fact that by my giving up about an hour of my time and a pint of my blood, I can save someone'... Read more »

Student Union reopens with improved facilities

Student Union reopens with improved facilities

Connor Lin, Staff Writer
October 28, 2016
Filed under Campus, Top News

As students travel across campus to get to class, many of them encounter construction detours restricting their paths. One of these construction sites was the remodeling of the Student Union. On Oct. 27, Carlmont reopened the Student Union after 18 weeks of construction. Project Manager Allan F... Read more »

Logo contest allows students to become more involved on campus

Logo contest allows students to become more involved on campus

Jordan Greene, Staff Writer
October 26, 2016
Filed under Campus

Everywhere you look around the Carlmont campus, there is talent waiting to be discovered. On Sept. 12, at the Carlmont Welcome Back Assembly, Houston Kraft’s message of “choosing love” inspired ASB to do something to get more students involved in school activities. ASB Spirit Commission decided to launch a school-wide logo contest to capture the... Read more »

Students underestimate senior year

Students underestimate senior year

Ryan Geronimo, Staff Writer
October 22, 2016
Filed under Campus

They said senior year is easy. They were wrong. With the common misconception that senior year should be a walk in the park, 12th-grade students go into their last year of high school expecting more fun and less work. However, several 12th-grade students were caught off guard with a rude awaken... Read more »

PSAT alters school week

PSAT alters school week

Skylar Weiss, Staff Writer
October 21, 2016
Filed under Campus

When it comes to preparing for a college career, many students take entrance exams such as the SAT and the ACT. On Oct. 19, Carlmont sophomores and juniors came to school at 8 a.m. to take the annual PSAT free of charge. According to Kaplan Test Prep, the test includes 60 minutes of evidence-based reading, ... Read more »

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