AP testing looms over students

AP testing looms over students

Kian Karamdashti, Staff Writer
May 8, 2014
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When Carlmont students arrived to school on May 5, they may have noticed a few students filing into a closed-off  Scots' gym filled with white chairs. These students were heading in to take the first AP test of the 2013-1014 school year. From May 5 to May 16, Carlmont's Scots' gym will be home for... Read more »

School activities and clubs work to end on a high note

School activities and clubs work to end on a high note

Danielle Hamer
May 8, 2014
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Students, teachers, and everyone on campus can almost taste summer approaching. However, before students finish that last final and turn  books in for beach towels, campus activities and clubs rush to end their year on a high note. The end of the school year is a time when most clubs and school activities... Read more »

Digital Arts Club illustrates their passion

Digital Arts Club illustrates their passion

Danielle Schneider, Staff Writer
May 7, 2014
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Many great artists come together to create works much bigger than themselves. This is no different in The Digital Arts Club, which joins the list of creative groups formed just this year. Senior Caitlin Stearns, president, and founder of the club, said, “I wanted to have a memorable senior year,... Read more »

ASB’s work continues as year winds down

ASB’s work continues as year winds down

Melanie Hamaguchi, Staff Writer
May 7, 2014
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While for many students the school year is cooling down, for ASB members things are heating up as they work to put on an exciting end of the year celebration assembly. For many students, the end of the school year is an interesting time as finals approach and their time as a student begins to slip... Read more »

Giving “Props” to the senior dancers

Giving “Props” to the senior dancers

Elena Mateus, Staff Writer
May 7, 2014
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Carlmont Dance will put on their final dance show of the year, "Props," from May 8 to May 10 at 7 p.m. The name "Props" was given to the show as each and every number utilizes a prop in the dance itself. ... Read more »

Student helps start a company

Student helps start a company

Athena Duran and Shira Stein
May 6, 2014
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A typical college application process can include long essays, requesting letters of recommendation, filling out multiple questionnaires, and whole lot of stress. Senior can be a time filled with mixed emotions, exciting times and various expectations. Once the year starts, seniors are given information... Read more »

Gatzert enjoys bilinguality

Gatzert enjoys bilinguality

Lizzy Doctorov, Staff Writer
May 5, 2014
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Carly Gatzert has visited Spain, Mexico, Guatemala, Peru, Chile, Argentina, Ecuador, and Costa Rica because of her love of Spanish. Gatzert visited Spain for the first time when getting her bachelor’s degree, and returned to get her master’s degree. Going to Spain in college was her first time... Read more »

Aspiring actress pursues her dream

Aspiring actress pursues her dream

Claire Porter, Staff Writer
May 2, 2014
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As many students gear up for summer jobs and vacation, junior Jasmin Riedel is preparing for her on-screen debut. “I first wanted to become an actress when I was in first grade, so that year I was in the play "Annie," and I was the youngest member of the cast,” said Riedel. “I loved playing... Read more »

As seniors graduate juniors step up in the work field

As seniors graduate juniors step up in the work field

Miranda Irwin, Staff Writer
May 2, 2014
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As the senior class prepares to graduate this June, many of them will leave behind their memories, their friends, their hometown, and their jobs. Much of the junior and senior class is employed part-time. However, as the seniors go off to college they will also leave behind their jobs which will then... Read more »

Block schedule: fact or myth?

Block schedule: fact or myth?

Alyssa Fagel, Editor
May 2, 2014
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Following the temporary block schedule brought on by the Smarter Balance testing on April 28 and 29, many Carlmont students have began pondering the idea of a permanent block schedule. Sophomore Sage Shamsai said, “I think block schedule is good because it gives you more time to absorb the information.... Read more »

Few students attend Smarter Balance testing

Few students attend Smarter Balance testing

Lauren Tierney, Staff Writer
May 1, 2014
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Many 10th and 11th graders saw the Smarter Balance test as a chance to sleep in. The Smarter Balance test given on April 28 and 29 resulted in lower than 50 percent attendance among 10th and 11th graders. ... Read more »

Adjusting to class officer expectations

Adjusting to class officer expectations

Mateen Nozzari, Staff Writer
April 30, 2014
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The officers of each class change annually after Associated Student Body (ASB) elections take place in February. “It’s exciting to have an opportunity such as Senior Class Vice President, but I understand it will take a lot of dedication and responsibility,” said junior Omid Afshar. ... Read more »