In loving memory of Glenn Kovas

In loving memory of Glenn Kovas

Brooke Buckley, Staff Writer
November 19, 2014
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Lifelong Carlmont aquatics coach and teacher Glenn Kovas passed away on Oct. 27 at age 81. Kovas taught business and math at Carlmont from 1957 to 1999. Kovas was born in Roslyn Washington and grew up in East Palo Alto. He graduated from Sequoia High School where he played football, and established... Read more »

Two sports, one pool

Two sports, one pool

Alisa Takahashi , Staff Writer
November 19, 2014
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“Chlorine is my perfume,” said junior Clara Romani.  Romani is a multi-athlete, currently playing club water polo and swimming competitively.  She started club swimming on Palo Alto Stanford Aquatics (PASA) when she was in... Read more »

Gachot skates for the adrenaline rush

Gachot skates for the adrenaline rush

Brooke Buckley , Staff Writer
November 5, 2014
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The city of San Francisco is laid out in a grid over some 40 hills, reaching heights of nearly 1,000 feet. Imagine flying down these hills up to 80 mph. Not everyone gets to feel the adrenaline of downhill skating in San Francisco, but senior Quentin Gachot does. Gachot started skating when he was... Read more »

Preparing for the school play

Preparing for the school play

Miranda Irwin, Staff Writer
November 4, 2014
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Carlmont students will soon perform their own rendition of the comedic play “You Can’t Take It with You,” which is about the lives of families living in the 1930s. Students participating in the play auditioned for their parts about two months ago, and have since been preparing. They hold practices... Read more »

Cunningham pursues BMX riding

Cunningham pursues BMX riding

Brooke Buckley, Staff Writer
October 26, 2014
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In the fourth quarter of the homecoming game on Oct. 17, defensive end and left tackle senior Michael Cunningham limped off the field after severely injuring both of his ankles. Cunningham went to the hospital that night, but was told his ankles were too swollen to take an X-ray. He was told that... Read more »

4-H member gives back to the community

4-H member gives back to the community

Alisa Takahashi , Staff Writer
October 22, 2014
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Head, Heart, Hands, and Health. 4-H is a community of young people across America who are learning leadership, citizenship, and life skills that Sydney Cho has been a member of for more than four years. The main goals of 4-H are to develop initiative and assume responsibility, develop leadership... Read more »

Carlmont welcomes students at the 2014 homecoming assembly

Carlmont welcomes students at the 2014 homecoming assembly

Alyssa Espiritu, Staff Writer
October 21, 2014
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Carlmont's cheer team opened up the assembly and excited the audience. ... Read more »

Drumline closes the homecoming assembly

Drumline closes the homecoming assembly

Miranda Irwin, Staff Writer
October 20, 2014
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Drumline is what everyone looks forward to in school assemblies. They’re the stars of the show and that’s why they’re always saved for last,” said senior Jenna Mourad after the homecoming assembly last Thursday. Carlmont’s drumline consists of a small number of boys from each grade. They... Read more »

Superhero themed assembly entertains students

Superhero themed assembly entertains students

Avery Adams, Staff Writer
October 19, 2014
Filed under Campus

ASB fought for truth, justice, and school spirit during the Homecoming Assembly on Oct. 16. A variety of superhero-themed activities were showcased during the assembly. “We have themed assemblies now, so since today’s theme is superhero, we decided to do that. All the balloons are superheros,... Read more »

Former war refugee now teaches chemistry

Former war refugee now teaches chemistry

Sophie Haddad, Staff Writer
October 15, 2014
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Hai Nguyen escaped from the communist regime of Vietnam and now teaches chemistry at Carlmont High School. When Nguyen was growing up, he lived in a tent in a war refugee camp with his ten siblings. After finally finding a sponsor to secure his immigration to America, Nguyen made it to the Bay Area... Read more »

Giving back to the Philippines

Giving back to the Philippines

Alisa Takahashi, Staff Writer
October 8, 2014
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It is Christmas morning and children everywhere are bursting with smiles at the new presents they have received. The happiness and joy they experience right after seeing the item on the top of their Christmas list under their tree is incomparable to any other feeling during the holiday season. Sophomore... Read more »

Carlier renews her Dutch citizenship

Carlier renews her Dutch citizenship

Brooke Buckley, Staff Writer
October 8, 2014
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Instead of going to school last Friday Oct. 6, senior Sydney Carlier spent her day in the Consulate General of the Netherlands, the Dutch embassy where she renewed her dual citizenship. Carlier's Dutch blood allows her to call Holland her second home. In order to become a citizen in Holland, at... Read more »