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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 »

Carlmont receives crash course in distracted driving

Carlmont receives crash course in distracted driving

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

The car zooms up to a busy intersection. Despite the music blasting, the driver can still hear the ping of a text notification. She reaches over to check her phone, leaving the car with no one to stop it as it gets closer and closer to traffic. Impact Teen Drivers representative Zoe Schuler and Officer Andy ... Read more »

What advisers do for students goes beyond the classroom

What advisers do for students goes beyond the classroom

Adriana Ramirez and Estella Lippi
April 15, 2016
Filed under Campus, Features

Sweat runs down your face. You are shaking and can't stop tapping your nails on the desk where the letter from your top journalism college choice sits. Taking a deep breath, you open it. You have been accepted. You sigh and say, "Thank you, adviser." Advisers aren't just teachers in a... Read more »

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