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Drama IV Showcase highlights the year

Drama IV Showcase highlights the year

Chesirae Barbano, Staff Writer
May 16, 2016
Filed under Campus

With finals weeks approaching quickly, Drama IV produced their last show of the year.  The curtains rose on May 14 for the annual Showcase that demonstrated a short summary of the students' year. According to senior Annie Klups, the night featured a variety of dramatic and comedic scripts, which we... Read more »

Dogs in the quad relieve students’ stress

Dogs in the quad relieve students’ stress

Ivy Nguyen, Staff Writer
May 15, 2016
Filed under Campus, Multimedia

May 13 was a great opportunity for Carlmont students to de-stress after two grueling weeks of Advanced Placement (AP) exams. The Peninsula Humane Society brought in service dogs and, during lunch, the dogs were in an arena in the quad for Carlmont students to play with. "I just got out of the A... Read more »

Gowns for Girls benefits Carlmont community

Gowns for Girls benefits Carlmont community

Rachel Borshchenko, Staff Writer
May 11, 2016
Filed under Campus

A new and unique kind of drive is occurring at Carlmont during the month of May. Gowns for Girls is a drive which, unlike many other drives put on by ASB including the blood drive and the food drive, the donations actually benefit the Carlmont community specifically. Organized by ASB’s Do Somet... Read more »

Justin Pace isn’t afraid to share his music taste

Justin Pace isn’t afraid to share his music taste

Estella Lippi, Segment Producer
May 8, 2016
Filed under Campus, ScotCenter

Estella Lippi reports on the country music fan, Justin Pace, a freshman who is not afraid to share his music taste with the rest of the school.

Carlmont music invites faculty to attend concerts

Carlmont music invites faculty to attend concerts

Aria Frangos, Staff Writer
May 5, 2016
Filed under Campus, Top News

The awards case lining F-wing and the three-foot trophies in the band room are visual evidence of something Carlmont staff and students know -- our instrumental music program is exceptional. The instrumental music students work every day in class for several performances throughout the year. The m... Read more »

Carlmont’s Got Talent showcases student voices

Carlmont’s Got Talent showcases student voices

Rachel Borshchenko and Minh-Han Vu
May 5, 2016
Filed under Campus, Multimedia

Senior and ASB Vice President Lukas Kelly checks the quad sound system in preparation for day one of Carlmont's Got Talent. (Minh-Han Vu) Senior Chris Tang plays a classical piece on a home-brought keyboard. Tang has performed in venues across the country and plans to pursue music afte... Read more »

Students prioritize college over high school

Students prioritize college over high school

Lily Bakour, Staff Writer
May 5, 2016
Filed under Campus

As Advanced Placement tests take place during the first two weeks of May, students are missing school to study. The hours that students are not at school are spent sleeping and preparing for the college level placement tests they have been preparing for all year round. There are two rounds of tests... Read more »

Benefits of community service go beyond school requirements

Benefits of community service go beyond school requirements

Lily Bakour, Staff Writer
May 1, 2016
Filed under Campus

The fight to get into colleges is the most competitive it has ever been. The perfect student will maintain above a 4.0, participate in multiple extracurriculars, and log hours of community service. Many private schools, such as St. Francis and Notre Dame require at least 50 to 80 hours of community... Read more »

Audience members play a role during Improv show

Audience members play a role during Improv show

Izzy Mitchell, Staff Writer
April 30, 2016
Filed under Campus, Multimedia

For over two hours, laughter filled the theater, ranging from smirks to roars. On Friday April 29, 2016, Carlmont Improv held two sold-out shows in their black box theater for free. The majority of the audience attended both shows. Each show was completely improvised with similar games, but a... Read more »

The true meaning of Aloha Day

The true meaning of Aloha Day

Sophie Penn, Segment Producer
April 26, 2016
Filed under Campus, ScotCenter

Carlmont welcomed the last day before Spring Break with a school-wide dress-up day with the theme of Aloha. The intent was to raise spirit and energy on campus, while embracing the new season. However, the spirit day proved to be more controversial than expected.

Carlmont’s first Club Carnival is a success

Carlmont’s first Club Carnival is a success

Sophie Penn, Segment Producer
April 25, 2016
Filed under Campus, ScotCenter

On Friday, April 22, various clubs at Carlmont worked with ASB's Culture Commission to organize an after-school carnival for the student body. Clubs promoted themselves while selling food, giving out information, and providing entertainment.

Smarter Balanced testing disrupts class

Smarter Balanced testing disrupts class

Jackson Monge, Staff Writer
April 22, 2016
Filed under Campus

Aside from heralding the beginning of spring, April is the harbinger of the Smarter Balanced assessments. Sophomores are tested in biology and juniors in English. This is part of the results of the No Child Left Behind Act, which passed in Congress and was signed into law by President George W. Bush.... Read more »

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