Powder Puff 2014 kicks off with a mission

Powder Puff 2014 kicks off with a mission

Ethan Wong, Staff Writer
October 7, 2014
Filed under Campus, Featured

Carlmont's Powder puff football began on Oct. 2, kicking off as the rival grades prepare for the lunch-time competition. Powder puff is a women's flag football competition that is a big part of Homecoming week at Carlmont. Girls from all four grades face off against each other in flag football... Read more »

Regan’s path to overcoming hardships

Regan’s path to overcoming hardships

Bijan Khalili, Staff Writer
October 4, 2014
Filed under Student Bios

Early in the 2013 football season, junior varsity (JV) football player Canyon Regan broke his arm, missing his entire freshman football season. Regan was running the ball at practice when he was tackled, snapping his arm. "It was really tough to see my brother go through that," said senior and... Read more »

Mahdavi’s dedication to water polo pays off

Mahdavi’s dedication to water polo pays off

Stuart Vickery, Staff Writer
October 3, 2014
Filed under Student Bios

Sophomore Armon Mahdavi started out with little knowledge of water polo, but has since become a strong member of the junior varsity (JV) water polo team. Mahdavi started out last year as a freshman with little expertise, but has improved and become an important asset to the team as a player and a... Read more »

Students across campus compete for the cup

Students across campus compete for the cup

Avery Adams, Staff Writer
October 2, 2014
Filed under Campus, Slider

Music blasts from speakers and mixes with the cheers and hollers. Curious students crowd the quad stairs to watch the spectacle. The Carlmont Cup is an annual tournament held by the associated student body, where teams and clubs compete in a variety of unique games. "It's just a way for people... Read more »

Music teacher becomes proud father

Music teacher becomes proud father

Sophie Haddad, Staff Writer
September 30, 2014
Filed under Staff Bios

On Sept. 11, Edward Smart's wife gave birth to a baby girl. Smart has been teaching instrumental music at Carlmont for the past couple years, ever since the program expanded enough to necessitate an additional teacher.  Last year, he temporarily took over full responsibility of the program when the... Read more »

Ramroth co-sponsors Gay-Straight Alliance

Ramroth co-sponsors Gay-Straight Alliance

Sarah Schisla, Scot Scoop Editor
September 30, 2014
Filed under Campus, Slider

Carlmont's Gay-Straight Alliance, which has been renamed "Harmony: Carlmont's Alliance for Queer Youth and their Allies," was joined this year by a new sponsor — math and AVID teacher Andrew Ramroth. French and English teacher Joseph Hill, who has been the sole sponsor of Harmony for four years,... Read more »

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, 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 »