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Testing book drive provides financial aid

Testing book drive provides financial aid

Kathryn Stratz, Staff Writer
February 6
Filed under Campus

High school students are often encouraged to take great measures in preparing for standardized tests, such as the SAT, ACT, and AP exams. Unfortunately, the costs add up. Say a senior is taking two AP exams, as well as one SAT and one ACT. He or she will spend about $650 to $900. Let’s brea...

Students sojourn to the past

Students sojourn to the past

Natalya Camacho, Staff Writer
February 6
Filed under Campus

The Sojourn to the Past trip is a life-changing experience where Carlmont students go to the Deep South. It is a weeklong journey where they have the opportunity to meet many historians, such as John Lewis. They're also able to go to many national monuments and historical sites, such as Central High Sc...

Women’s March fuels future protests

Women’s March fuels future protests

Lucy Perrone, Staff Writer
February 6
Filed under Campus

A sea of pink-eared hats stretched down the endless blocks of the nation’s capital, representing the desperation for equality. A roar erupted from the crowd as they charged forward, pouring down every street of D.C., marching and chanting in sync as one unit. On Jan 21, over 5 million people aroun...

Fortifying Bridges ceremony inspires students

Fortifying Bridges ceremony inspires students

Kaylee George, Staff Writer
February 4
Filed under Campus, Top News

“The F word.” “Feminism,” said Sydney Pon, a senior. “Lost in stereotypes of bra-burning and man-hating, feminism has become a dirty word, instead of what it really means—a synonym for gender equality.” Pon, the Co-President of Feminist Club, was one of the many Carlmont activists ...

Carlmont gets incoming freshmen excited for high school

Carlmont gets incoming freshmen excited for high school

Katrina Wiebenson, Staff Writer
February 2
Filed under Campus

With another school year comes new students ready to join the Carlmont community. Each year, eighth graders from all different schools come to Carlmont to experience what a school day is really like on campus. These students have a choice to either shadow current freshmen individually or in a group with fellow eighth g...

Carlmont student executes his vision to unite campus

Carlmont student executes his vision to unite campus

Jordan Greene, Staff Writer
February 2
Filed under Campus, Top News

Turning an idea into action takes a lot of work. No one knows this better than Naser Abdelrahman, Carlmont senior and vice president of the Muslim Fellowship Club, who began planning an interfaith week for the Carlmont campus in mid-November. Inspired by current events, Abdelrahman believed that this week...

Auditions for the spring play kick off in high spirits

Auditions for the spring play kick off in high spirits

Amelia Espinosa, Staff Writer
February 2
Filed under Campus

On Jan. 30, auditions for the Carlmont spring play, “Our Town” by Thornton Wilder, were held in the studio theater. The actors walked in one at a time and performed their monologues in front of the director, who took notes and watched. Julia Clark, a junior, said, “[I think I did] pretty w...

Feminism Club speaks out at Women’s March rally

Feminism Club speaks out at Women’s March rally

Olivia Chow, Staff Writer
January 31
Filed under Campus, Student Voices

Following the inauguration, millions of people across the world joined together in what was known as the Women's March in order to "grab back" at President Donald Trump and the policies he has promised to bring to America. His plans to defund Planned Parenthood and ban Muslims from entering the U.S. have angered people of all races, genders, and religions. ...

Course fair gives students direction

Course fair gives students direction

Mike Carlson, Staff Writer
January 30
Filed under Campus

Carlmont’s annual course fair was held on Jan. 26 during lunch in the main gym. The course fair helps many students choose what classes they are going to take in the upcoming school year. In order to do this, teachers set up tables, gave out informational handouts, and answered any questions...

Kozy Kids Club kicks off a new semester

Kozy Kids Club kicks off a new semester

Skylar Weiss, Staff Writer
January 28
Filed under Campus, Top News

On Jan. 27, students met inside C12 during lunch to work on projects they had begun the previous semester. Kozy Kids Club, which meets every Friday, was busy creating blankets. "Kozy Kids Club is a service club here at Carlmont. We make these tie blankets and give them to children at the Lucille Packard Children's Hosptial at Stanford," s...

History teacher awarded for social justice work

History teacher awarded for social justice work

Connor Lin, Staff Writer
January 20
Filed under Campus, Top News

On Jan. 16, Carlmont history teacher Karen Ramroth was given the Dorothy Boyajian Honored Teacher Award. This award recognizes teachers in the community who reflect the ideals of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and teach students about justice and diversity. Ramroth said, “This award was named after Dor...

Screamin’ Scots’ spirit continues in the new year

Screamin’ Scots’ spirit continues in the new year

Jordan Greene, Staff Writer
January 19
Filed under Campus

The Screamin’ Scots are back. During lunch on Jan. 18, the Screamin’ Scots held a meeting to bring back Carmont’s spirited atmosphere. Approximately 60 students from all grades attended the meeting held in the ASB room. ASB spirit commission supervisor Sophie Clark, a senior, led the meeting alon...

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