Carlmont confronts parental expectations

Carlmont confronts parental expectations

Chesirae Barbano, Staff Writer
March 22, 2016
Filed under Campus, Top News

Students are all too familiar with the expectations of the future, whether that pressure is put on by themselves or by parents. Julie Lythcott-Haims visited Carlmont on March 21 to address the expectations of parents and the effects of that pressure. As former Dean of Freshmen at Stanford Unive... Read more »

Garden show draws large crowd

Garden show draws large crowd

Nathan Godwin, Staff Writer
March 22, 2016
Filed under Campus

The 31st annual San Francisco Art and Garden Show was held at the San Mateo Event Center last week. This show is the 3rd largest of its kind in the country. "Each year we hold this event to educate the public about how to maintain their landscapes. The purpose of this whole show is to inform them... Read more »

Carlmont Improv makes it all up

Carlmont Improv makes it all up

Jill Albertson, Staff Writer
March 22, 2016
Filed under Campus

 

Feminist Club reaches out with feminine product drive

Feminist Club reaches out with feminine product drive

Jordan Hanlon, Staff Writer
March 22, 2016
Filed under Campus, Top News

Carlmont's Feminist Club is running a feminine hygiene product drive from March 14 to March 28 for donation to needful communities of women as well as to fight the social stigma of discussing menstruation. The idea behind the drive was created by junior Sydney Pon, the co-president of the feminist... Read more »

California passes bills to raise legal smoking age – Estella Lippi

California passes bills to raise legal smoking age – Estella Lippi

Estella Lippi, Staff writer
March 18, 2016
Filed under Campus, ScotCenter

Estella Lippi reports on California's pending bills to raise the legal smoking age from 18 to 21.

Volunteering is no longer altruistic

Volunteering is no longer altruistic

Hanalei Pham, Staff Writer
March 17, 2016
Filed under Campus, Features, Holiday, Top News, Volunteering

“I volunteer to give back to my community” has been said so many times that it’s almost cliché. Volunteering has been around for forever, but there are a myriad of reasons why people volunteer and, as times change, these reasons change as well. School counselor Ross Yokomura said, "Volunteering is about givi... Read more »

Record number of students apply to join ASB

Record number of students apply to join ASB

Izzy Mitchell, Staff Writer
March 17, 2016
Filed under Campus, Top News

Screamin’ Scots, dances, Valentines, Dogs in the Quad, and assemblies. ASB does it all. From Monday March 14 to March 16, ASB conducted interviews for prospective members for the 2016-2017 school year. Those who were interested attended a commissioner meeting on March 9. Over 100 students attended. Stude... Read more »

FOMFers research their way to the top

FOMFers research their way to the top

Celine Yang, Staff Writer
March 14, 2016
Filed under Campus, Top News

They’ve done it again. Again, and again.   The Carlmont Friends of Millard Fillmore (FOMF) team won by one point over Castilleja High School in the 47th Annual FOMF Hunt, bringing home the trophy for the third consecutive year.  This trivia hunt is famous for its unique nature. Students have one weekend to fi... Read more »

Pi Day is cut into slices by block schedule

Pi Day is cut into slices by block schedule

Jackson Monge, Staff Writer
March 14, 2016
Filed under Campus

March 14 is also known as Pi Day, deriving its name from the never-ending number used to measure circles. On Pi Day, the number Pi (3.1415626) is celebrated, as is its physical dessert counterpart, pie. This year, block schedule is changing Pi Day for Carlmont. Some math classes are moving their... Read more »

Carlmont helps save lives one pint at a time

Carlmont helps save lives one pint at a time

Nicole del Cardayre, Staff Writer
March 13, 2016
Filed under Campus, Top News

A student lies on the table waiting for the poke of the needle. Within 8-10 minutes after the needle penetrates the skin, the student's blood is on its way to changing the lives of others. On Thursday, March 10, 75 Carlmont students had blood extracted and donated to the Red Cross. Carlmont ASB and the... Read more »

Exoskeletons walk out of Carlmont’s closet

Exoskeletons walk out of Carlmont’s closet

Chesirae Barbano, Staff Writer
March 12, 2016
Filed under Campus

The world of science beyond Carlmont's curriculum visited the Performing Arts Center on March 9. Senior Controls Engineer Dr. Katherine Strausser explained the next step for the paraplegic and stroke victims -- an exoskeleton. Strausser described exoskeletons as an “internal support structure.” They ar... Read more »

World Peace Week unifies students

World Peace Week unifies students

Rachel Borshchenko, Staff Writer
March 8, 2016
Filed under Campus

Carlmont students are conducting celebrations and experiencing unity in a unique way during the week of March 7. ASB’s Culture commission is putting on World Peace Week from March 7 through March 11, a week meant to unite all the diverse cultures at Carlmont. Culture Commission Supervisor Ta... Read more »