Rap Battle gains campus-wide attention

Rap Battle gains campus-wide attention

Lauren Tierney and Alyssa Espiritu
March 6, 2015
Filed under Campus

Within the past month, Twitter has been bombarded with constant tweets, videos, pictures, and humorous memes about Carlmont's rap battles. On March 5, students gathered in the quad to watch the rap battle's final contestants, Dennis Zabluda and Erin Alonso, battle it out. The competition was created... Read more »

Embracing Polynesian culture in the Pacific Islander Club

Embracing Polynesian culture in the Pacific Islander Club

Ethan Wong, Staff Writer
March 5, 2015
Filed under Activity Bios, Bios, Featured

The Pacific Islander Club, also known as Polynesian Club, aims to promote Pacific Islander culture and become an environment where students can join and become part of the club's family. Senior Nicholas Reyes, Pacific Islander Club President said, "I grew up in a household that revolved around Polynesian... Read more »

First year DECA member places in top 8

First year DECA member places in top 8

Connie Yi , Staff Writer
March 4, 2015
Filed under Bios, Campus, Staff Bios

"Top 8 finalist for the Food Marketing Individual Series, from Carlmont Bo Yoon Lee." As a student who came back to America after three years of living in Korea, it was hard for sophomore Lee to adjust with the American customs. "I was born in Michigan and when I turned 5, I moved to Korea. My... Read more »

Explore your creativity in the Art Club

Explore your creativity in the Art Club

Lila Schulman, Staff Writer
February 28, 2015
Filed under Activity Bios, Bios, Featured

One doesn't have to be Pablo Picasso or Vincent Van Gogh to join Carlmont’s Art Club; the only requirement is to be interested in art. Art Club, run by art teacher Cynthia Hodges, is a great way for students to not only meet other people who are interested in art, but also to get active in the school,... Read more »

Chinese Culture Club presents Carlmont’s annual Chinese New Year festival

Chinese Culture Club presents Carlmont’s annual Chinese New Year festival

Ethan Wong, Staff Writer
February 24, 2015
Filed under Campus, Featured

Three...two...one... "Gung-Hay Fat Choi," families cry out across the world as midnight arrives, bringing Chinese New Year. Chinese New Year is a major event in Chinese culture, and is celebrated by Chinese families across the world. This year Chinese New Year  occurred on Feb 18. Carlmont's... Read more »

Medina plans to pursue a college education a year early

Medina plans to pursue a college education a year early

Connie Yi, Staff Writer
February 19, 2015
Filed under Bios, Campus, Student Bios

While some students wait four years to get acceptance letters from colleges, there are some who get accepted a year early. Junior Rebecca Medina is one of the few students in Carlmont High School committed to graduating high school a year early. "I want to get out in the world more and experience... Read more »

Experience the Civil Rights Movement

Experience the Civil Rights Movement

Lila Schulman, Staff Writer
February 16, 2015
Filed under Campus, Slider

Sojourn to the Past is "a seven day trip through Georgia and Alabama to see the sights of the Civil Rights Movement of the 50's and 60's,” said Carlmont’s Sojourn to the Past adviser and history teacher Karen Ramroth. Ramroth experienced this program in her junior year in high school. Students... Read more »

New spots opening in ASB

New spots opening in ASB

Brooke Buckley, Staff Writer
February 16, 2015
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Next year, ASB has decided to have two classes; an Executive Council and a Service Council to accommodate more student participation in leadership. The Executive Council consists of ASB class officers and is in charge of the school assemblies, dances, school spirit, lunchtime activities, finances,... Read more »

10 ways to stay fit throughout the school day

10 ways to stay fit throughout the school day

Danielle Hamer, Staff Writer
February 11, 2015
Filed under Campus

It’s February, and students have a lot on their minds. There’s Valentines Day -- ah! love! romance! chocolate! There’s Presidents’ Day break -- thank you Presidents, for giving us a four-day weekend. We can’t wait to catch up on sleep. Also, thanks for governing our nation and all. There... Read more »

DECA hosts Electric Vibes Mixer

DECA hosts Electric Vibes Mixer

Arianna Bayangos, News Editor
February 5, 2015
Filed under Campus

The Carlmont Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA) club is hosting its first mixer, Electric Vibes, at the Quinlan Community Center on Feb. 6 from 7 to 10 p.m. Carlmont alumni Ryan Pau will be featured as the DJ. Senior Grace Yi and sophomores Connie Yi and River Manochio have been organizing... Read more »

Carlmont FOMF beats out Castilleja two years in a row

Carlmont FOMF beats out Castilleja two years in a row

Ethan Wong, Staff Writer
February 5, 2015
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On Feb. 5, 2015 defending champion Carlmont's Friends of Millard Fillmore club received its second trophy in two years. Every year since Dr. Robert Hunter started FOMF in 1969, Carlmont has been participating in the trivia hunt that occurs on the weekend of Feb. 2. FOMF is a trivia hunt in which... Read more »

Isono balances 11 years of hula

Isono balances 11 years of hula

Connie Yi, Staff Writer
February 3, 2015
Filed under Campus, Student Bios

At 4 years old, many children attend preschool to learn the alphabet song. Sophomore Kiana Isono set her mind to become a hula dancer. "My mom lived in Hawaii so I was aways surrounded by hula dancers and I always thought they were really pretty so I wanted to be pretty too," said Isono. That... Read more »