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 »

Foreign language national exams stump students

Foreign language national exams stump students

Rachel Borshchenko, Staff Writer
March 24, 2016
Filed under Campus

Carlmont students were able to compete with other foreign language speakers during the month of March. Students in French III or higher took the National French Contest, and students in Spanish III Honors or higher took the National Spanish Exam. These tests are both contain four sections: rea... Read more »

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 »