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Benefits of community service go beyond school requirements

Benefits of community service go beyond school requirements

Lily Bakour, Staff Writer
May 1, 2016
Filed under Campus

The fight to get into colleges is the most competitive it has ever been. The perfect student will maintain above a 4.0, participate in multiple extracurriculars, and log hours of community service. Many private schools, such as St. Francis and Notre Dame require at least 50 to 80 hours of community... Read more »

Audience members play a role during Improv show

Audience members play a role during Improv show

Izzy Mitchell, Staff Writer
April 30, 2016
Filed under Campus, Multimedia

For over two hours, laughter filled the theater, ranging from smirks to roars. On Friday April 29, 2016, Carlmont Improv held two sold-out shows in their black box theater for free. The majority of the audience attended both shows. Each show was completely improvised with similar games, but a... Read more »

The true meaning of Aloha Day

The true meaning of Aloha Day

Sophie Penn, Segment Producer
April 26, 2016
Filed under Campus, ScotCenter

Carlmont welcomed the last day before Spring Break with a school-wide dress-up day with the theme of Aloha. The intent was to raise spirit and energy on campus, while embracing the new season. However, the spirit day proved to be more controversial than expected.

Carlmont’s first Club Carnival is a success

Carlmont’s first Club Carnival is a success

Sophie Penn, Segment Producer
April 25, 2016
Filed under Campus, ScotCenter

On Friday, April 22, various clubs at Carlmont worked with ASB's Culture Commission to organize an after-school carnival for the student body. Clubs promoted themselves while selling food, giving out information, and providing entertainment.

Smarter Balanced testing disrupts class

Smarter Balanced testing disrupts class

Jackson Monge, Staff Writer
April 22, 2016
Filed under Campus

Aside from heralding the beginning of spring, April is the harbinger of the Smarter Balanced assessments. Sophomores are tested in biology and juniors in English. This is part of the results of the No Child Left Behind Act, which passed in Congress and was signed into law by President George W. Bush.... Read more »

Carlmont receives crash course in distracted driving

Carlmont receives crash course in distracted driving

Chesirae Barbano, Staff Writer
April 16, 2016
Filed under Campus

The car zooms up to a busy intersection. Despite the music blasting, the driver can still hear the ping of a text notification. She reaches over to check her phone, leaving the car with no one to stop it as it gets closer and closer to traffic. Impact Teen Drivers representative Zoe Schuler and Officer Andy ... Read more »

What advisers do for students goes beyond the classroom

What advisers do for students goes beyond the classroom

Adriana Ramirez and Estella Lippi
April 15, 2016
Filed under Campus, Features

Sweat runs down your face. You are shaking and can't stop tapping your nails on the desk where the letter from your top journalism college choice sits. Taking a deep breath, you open it. You have been accepted. You sigh and say, "Thank you, adviser." Advisers aren't just teachers in a... Read more »

Interactive science lecture discusses artificial intelligence

Interactive science lecture discusses artificial intelligence

Aria Frangos, Scot Scoop Editor
April 13, 2016
Filed under Campus, Top News

"I've been told that during these lectures, often you sit there and listen to the speaker. Tonight will not be like that," said UC Berkeley Assistant Professor Anca Dragan to the the crowd in the Carlmont Performing Arts Center. On the night of April 13, the Carlmont Science Department invited Drag... Read more »

Stress-free break turns into stressful academics

Stress-free break turns into stressful academics

Rachel Borshchenko, Staff Writer
April 12, 2016
Filed under Campus

Say goodbye to warm, sandy beaches and hello to textbooks, AP tests, and homework. Spring break has officially ended for Carlmont students, and the next break isn't until summer. With the warm weather that occurred during break, many were able to make the most of their vacation and enjoy their... Read more »

Track has the motivation to take home the win

Track has the motivation to take home the win

Jiselle Vigil, Staff Writer
March 29, 2016
Filed under Campus

The 2016 Carlmont track and field team recently won their first home meet against Capuchino High School. "We are all so happy that we won our first home meet as a team! We really needed this win if we actually want to move up brackets and win in our division," said sophomore Andrea Mendez. This... Read more »

Carlmont prepares to welcome French exchange students

Carlmont prepares to welcome French exchange students

Hanalei Pham, Staff Writer
March 24, 2016
Filed under Campus, Top News

It's time to clean the house, prepare the guest bedroom, and plan family dinners. Carlmont students are about to host French exchange students. The Carlmont French Exchange Program has been hosting a small group of students from France every year since 1999, according to French teacher Katya Burton.... Read more »

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