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Camp Fire smoke burns sports schedules

Camp Fire smoke burns sports schedules

Mandy Hitchcock, Staff Writer

November 13, 2018


Filed under Campus, Top News

Up north, desperate evacuees flee the flames. Down here, residents are under an unsaid house arrest while a thick smoke drapes over the Bay Area city skylines. The spark that would evolve to the deadliest wildfire in the state’s history began early last Thursday morning, Nov. 8, in Butte County...

‘Nobody is Above the Law’ protesters demand accountability

‘Nobody is Above the Law’ protesters demand accountability

Nina Heller, Staff Writer

November 9, 2018


Filed under News, Top News

The sun may have been setting, but the people were just beginning to rise. On Thursday, Nov. 8, protesters gathered at Courthouse Square in Redwood City at 5 p.m. as part of a nationwide protest against President Donald Trump forcing Attorney General Jeff Sessions to resign. “People are he...

Día de Los Muertos Festival comes alive with cultural significance

Día de Los Muertos Festival comes alive with cultural significance

Pablo Pinilla, Staff Writer

November 8, 2018


Filed under News, Top News

Downtown Redwood City during the weekend is everything one would expect from a small city. People eat at various restaurants, while a constant stream of people flows in and out of the movie theaters. However, Sunday night was not one of those ordinary nights. On the night of Nov. 4, Courthouse Square wa...

Leap Sandcastle Classic builds support for art education

Leap Sandcastle Classic builds support for art education

Maddy Ting, Staff Writer

November 8, 2018


Filed under News, Top News

The sun shines brightly overhead as children and adults toil beside the ocean waves, working together to create beautiful sand sculptures in honor of the Leap Sandcastle Classic. On Nov. 3, the art education organization Leap hosted their annual Leap Sandcastle Classic at Ocean Beach in San Francisco. Every year, the event's main...

Opinion: Finding the right college is often overlooked

Opinion: Finding the right college is often overlooked

Sophie Lynd, Highlander Editor-in-Chief

November 8, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Top News

CollegeConfidential.com says decisions are to be released today at 11:50 a.m. It's only 11:15 a.m., but you've checked your email countless times already. Finally, the clock strikes. Your hands are shaking and sweating as you open the message: "We regret to inform you..." You've been rejected. It...

Scotskim Special Edition: the midterms

Scotskim Special Edition: the midterms

Emma Romanowsky, Staff Writer

November 7, 2018


Filed under News, ScotSkim - quick news briefs, Top News

America spoke. The 2018 midterm elections displayed high voter turnout, potentially the highest midterm turnout in 20 years.  This race was especially relevant due to the partisan nature of modern politics. With the United States Congress, being controlled by the Republican party, it was imperati...

‘Free solo’ captivates audiences with astonishing real-world footage

‘Free solo’ captivates audiences with astonishing real-world footage

Molly Donaldson, Staff Writer

November 5, 2018


Filed under Reviews, Top News

Between its stunning cinematography and nerve-wracking storyline, the movie ‘Free Solo’ takes viewers’ breath away. Not only does the documentary feature awe-inspiring camera shots of Yosemite and its climbers, but also provokes a suffocating yet thrilling sense of stress within the audience. T...

Seniors are honored at the Homecoming game

Seniors are honored at the Homecoming game

Sean Vanderaa, Staff Writer

November 4, 2018


Filed under Sports, Top News

As the night came to a close, the Carlmont Scots beat the Woodside Wildcats by 41-6 in the largest victory the football team had seen all year. This night, however, wasn't just about the game. Before the first whistle blew, both the Scots' football team and varsity cheer team had their seniors h...

Students ‘ride the tide’ of school spirit

Students ‘ride the tide’ of school spirit

Francesca D'Urzo, Staff Writer

October 29, 2018


Filed under Campus, Top News

As tropical decor lined the walls and a sense of Carlmont spirit filled the air, students packed the bleachers of the Terry Stogner gym on Oct. 25 for the annual homecoming assembly. From cheer to Drumline, all of Carlmont gathered together at the assembly to celebrate and embrace school spirit through...

JV football’s resilient defense brings home the victory

JV football’s resilient defense brings home the victory

Joshua Baxter, Staff Writer

October 28, 2018


Filed under Sports, Top News

The Carlmont Scots JV Football team overcame a flurry of penalties to edge out the Woodside Wildcats 26-21, winning their respective league. Winners of their last eight games, the Scots improve to 8-1 overall and 5-0 intraconference while Woodside drops to 6-2-1 and 4-1. The Scots will look to continue...

Editorial: Belmont’s streets are sideways

Editorial: Belmont’s streets are sideways

Editorial Staff

October 22, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion, Top News

The city of Belmont is currently feeling the wrath of the physical realm. As of late, it has come to the attention of the editorial board that Belmont's streets, its symbolical winding roads and lush wildlife framed boulevards, are egregiously lopsided, far outstripping the national minimum for street...

Girls varsity volleyball narrowly defeats Burlingame

Girls varsity volleyball narrowly defeats Burlingame

Sean Vanderaa, Staff Writer

October 21, 2018


Filed under Sports, Top News

After a tense back-and-forth throughout the five sets between the Carlmont Scots (9-5) and the Burlingame Panthers (6-8), the Scots were able to pull away with a win. "Coming into this game we knew that Burlingame had a strong defense and that we'd have to play around that by practicing our tipping...

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