When in doubt, dance it out

When in doubt, dance it out

Alisa Takahashi , Staff Writer
December 10, 2014
Filed under Campus, Slider, Student Bios

Sometime during an Irish dancer’s career, whether it be after their first recital, while putting on his or her wig, or upon the start of his or her 21st year of competing, he or she looks back and asks– “How did I get here?” Junior Molly McDowell certainly knows she will be looking back on... Read more »

Young talent arises on girls JV Soccer team

Young talent arises on girls JV Soccer team

Becca Garner, Staff Writer
December 7, 2014
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Passion for a sport is something that many people understand. For freshman Sophia Eaker, soccer has been a lifelong passion. Eaker started playing soccer with her cousin at a very young age. "I've been playing soccer since I was 3 years old," said Eaker. "Soccer means everything to me." Over... Read more »

Aniles DeVoe brings it on

Aniles DeVoe brings it on

Brooke Buckley, Staff Writer
December 3, 2014
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The movie “Bring It On” brought senior Aniles DeVoe to cheerleading. “When I watched it, it looked fun so I tried it out freshman year,” said Devoe. After all her hard work, DeVoe was elected to be Carlmont’s varsity cheer captain this year with fellow teammate Sabrina Eftimiou. “I... Read more »

Rockstars at Carlmont enact change

Rockstars at Carlmont enact change

Sophie Haddad, Staff Writer
December 1, 2014
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A fan whirs overhead. The classroom is devoid of life. Then a guitar comes in, strumming with ease and subtlety. A kick drum and a bass vie for dominance over the low tones rounding out the sphere of sound. The hi-hat grooves in a simultaneously laid back and driving beat. Another guitar enters, plucking... Read more »

English teacher inspired by his family

English teacher inspired by his family

Adriana Ramirez, Staff Writer
November 23, 2014
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Robert Colvig, an English teacher at Carlmont, is inspired by his family members’ achievements. Colvig did not start teaching at Carlmont as soon as school started in August. “I was hired two weeks after school started. I have an old mentor supervisor from a credential program. They called... Read more »

Dodgeball tournament feels like recess

Dodgeball tournament feels like recess

Avery Adams, Staff Writer
November 23, 2014
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Senior athletes attend a life-changing lunch

Senior athletes attend a life-changing lunch

Tori Shanefelter, Staff Writer
November 19, 2014
Filed under Campus, Slider, Sports

As the majority of Carlmont students went about their normal lunch routine, four senior athletes met in the Strogner Gym to finalize their commitment to colleges on Tuesday, Nov. 18. The four athletes included softball players Sara Cadona, who committed to University... Read more »

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 »