The Voicedrive’s voice is growing

The Voicedrive’s voice is growing

Hanalei Pham, Staff Writer
December 3, 2015
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Having a voice is important, even for those who can't speak. VocaliD, the organization that provides a new,  more natural-sounding voice alternative, uses the voices of volunteers to create a custom, personalized voice for those who lack a voice of their own. Carlmont is hosting a "Voicedrive" and... Read more »

America shocked by consecutive mass shootings

America shocked by consecutive mass shootings

Skylar Weiss, Staff Writer
December 2, 2015
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There have been two shootings since Black Friday: one at a Planned Parenthood clinic, and one at a center for people with developmental disabilities. On Friday, three people were shot and nine were wounded under open fire at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs. Of the three victims killed,... Read more »

Only finals stand between students and break

Only finals stand between students and break

Brooke Chang, Staff Writer
December 2, 2015
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Nights are bright with holiday lights and joy is in the air, but students must first survive finals week before they can celebrate with their friends and family. As students count the days until winter break, many become more and more worried about the final semester tests for each of their classes. Whether... Read more »

Varsity volleyball’s long journey comes to an end

Varsity volleyball’s long journey comes to an end

Elena Mateus, Scot Center Editor in Cheif
December 1, 2015
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It was just another game for the Carlmont varsity volleyball team. Just with one exception -- the end of the season was on the line. On Nov. 24, the Scots made the three-hour long journey to play Pitman High School of Turlock in the first round of the Northern California Regional Championships.... Read more »

Many explore new Thanksgiving traditions

Many explore new Thanksgiving traditions

Celine Yang, Staff Writer
November 24, 2015
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The way many people celebrate Thanksgiving has changed over the years. However, one central idea remains in the name of the holiday -- giving thanks. For many, Thanksgiving is a time to get together with family and friends, often with traditions such as eating turkey and watching football games. Bu... Read more »

Students and staff give thanks together

Students and staff give thanks together

November 24, 2015
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Family, food, friends, comfort. These words relate to the time of year where friends and family congregate together to celebrate their gratitude. People view Thanksgiving as a time to get together with loved ones and celebrate their heritage with food. Carlmont's ASB Culture Commission, part of... Read more »

Carlmont singers dominate Coastal Honor Choir

Carlmont singers dominate Coastal Honor Choir

Jill Albertson, Staff Writer
November 23, 2015
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Through months of preparation and learning, 15 singers from Carlmont choirs performed in California's Coastal Honor Choir on Nov. 21. California's Coastal Honor Choir is an advanced choral experience for high school singers along the coast of California. Carlmont was one of two most represented schools... Read more »

The Gala supports the performing arts for 2016

The Gala supports the performing arts for 2016

Chesirae Barbano, Staff Writer
November 23, 2015
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A  hush fell over the 208 patrons as the lights dimmed; the Black and White Gala had begun. This performing arts fundraiser raised $13,000 by the end of the night. Carlmont's symphony orchestra drew their instruments closer to play, serenading the audience with the Overture to “The Marriage of Fig... Read more »

Science lecture introduces students to Impossible Foods

Science lecture introduces students to Impossible Foods

Hannah Young, Staff Writer
November 22, 2015
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To eat meat or not to eat meat? That is the question that began to plague biotechnologist Chris Davis as his team at Impossible Foods researched the world's most destructive industry: animal farming. "People like meat because it tastes good. It's a part of our lives," said Davis. "There's even a social connotation with meat and good living nowadays." Unfortunately, more than 30 percent of... Read more »

Carlmont gets jazzy at CSM

Carlmont gets jazzy at CSM

Aria Frangos, Scot Scoop Editor
November 19, 2015
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“I’m nervous and excited about my first performance with the jazz band, but I think it will be a really cool experience to play at the festival,” said freshman Jayla Chee. Nov. 20 is the annual Jazz Festival at College of San Mateo, and Carlmont Jazz Ensemble’s first performance of the yea... Read more »

Students share opinions on current skiing season

Students share opinions on current skiing season

Leea Ivanel, Staff Writer
November 19, 2015
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Skiing is a sport that has been around since the Last Ice Age and the Paleolithic period, around 43-45,000 years ago, according to an BBC Travel article. The "sport" was originally a necessity, used for traveling and hunting during the frozen winters of Europe and Asia. Today, skiing is a form of e... Read more »