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Boys volleyball season ends successfully

Boys volleyball season ends successfully

Katrina Wong, Staff Writer
May 21, 2017
Filed under Sports, Top News

After a successful season, the boys volleyball season has come to an end this spring. Throughout the season the team recruited many new players as they all worked together to build a new strong foundation as many seniors left from the previous season. After hard work and practice, the boys won four g...

Seniors prepare to take the Carlmont stage one last time

Seniors prepare to take the Carlmont stage one last time

Sarah Cheung, Staff Writer
May 17, 2017
Filed under Campus, Top News

Carlmont’s annual instrumental music spring concert series is just around the corner. The concert series includes performances from concert band and string orchestra on May 17,  the symphony band and symphony orchestra on May 18, and jazz ensembles and jazz combos on May 19. Tickets to see t...

Carlmont’s a cappella groups display both talent and dedication

Carlmont’s a cappella groups display both talent and dedication

Kylie Lin, Staff Writer
May 17, 2017
Filed under Campus, Top News

Lights shine bright on the Carlmont stage, and a packed auditorium waits in silence. One by one, students file out onto the stage and line up in front of a closed curtain. They’re small in number and face an enormous audience, but each and every one of them is smiling wide. “One, two, three ...

Spring concert showcases incredible talent

Spring concert showcases incredible talent

Sophia Wolczko, Staff Writer
May 14, 2017
Filed under Campus, Top News

Viewers have one last chance to “hear some of the finest musicians in the area at the high school age,” according to music teacher John DaBaldo. At 7 pm on May 17, 18, and 19, Carlmont’s Instrumental Music Program is putting on its annual Spring Concert Series. Each night is entirely unique: St...

Taiwanese Cultural Festival celebrates Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

Taiwanese Cultural Festival celebrates Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

Cath Lei, Staff Writer
May 14, 2017
Filed under News, Top News

Every year since 1992, the month of May has been lined with festivals and fairs celebrating both Asian and Pacific Islander cultures. Seven years after May was declared Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month, Bill Clinton designated the second week of May to be Taiwanese American Heritage Week. This ...

Best of April

Best of April

Sophie Lynd and Kathryn Stratz
May 5, 2017
Filed under Top News

1 Spring play reminds viewers to appreciate the little joys of life 1 Deep Blue Robotics dives into competition 1 Belmont City Council unanimously approves civil rights resolution 1 Protesters g...

Carlmont donates ‘Ready Player One’ books to at-risk teens

Carlmont donates ‘Ready Player One’ books to at-risk teens

Amelia Espinosa, Staff Writer
May 4, 2017
Filed under Campus, Top News

Carlmont is accepting used copies of "Ready Player One," the 2016 school-wide summer reading book, from students.  Every English teacher has been given a book drive donation box and has collected books since April 19. The drive will last until May 13. Then, the books will be donated to organizat...

Green Week advocates environmental awareness

Green Week advocates environmental awareness

Phoebe Saul, Staff Writer
May 3, 2017
Filed under Campus, Top News

After about three months of collaborative planning between LEAP Club and Environmental Club, Green Week took place the week of April 24. Hanna Francis, a senior and president of Leaders for Environmental Awareness and Protection (LEAP) Club, described Green Week as "a fun collaboration between clubs...

Ralston Middle School presents ‘Peter Pan Jr.’

Ralston Middle School presents ‘Peter Pan Jr.’

Ashlyn Wong, Staff Writer
May 3, 2017
Filed under News, Top News

The classic story of Peter Pan is loved and celebrated by children, teens, and adults alike. This past weekend, from April 28 through April 30, Ralston Middle School alongside San Carlos Children’s Theater presented the musical “Peter Pan Jr.," which took place at the McKinley School Auditorium...

Paddy Wagon Sliders sentences you to excellent street food

Paddy Wagon Sliders sentences you to excellent street food

Jackson Monge, Staff Writer
May 3, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Top News

At Off The Grid at the Belmont Caltrain station, I saw Paddy Wagon Sliders, a dedicated food truck serving sliders. It has a whimsical theme of prison food, with the truck decked out to look sort of like a paddy wagon the police may use. It even has a stereotypical jailbird prisoner on it. The menu is chock-...

City of Scots unites Carlmont musicians

City of Scots unites Carlmont musicians

Kylie Lin, Staff Writer
April 29, 2017
Filed under Campus, Top News

It started out as an idea, as a possibility. Sophomore Alyssa Higdon promptly put it into action. Higdon, inspired by Damien Chazelle’s Oscar-winning “La La Land,” asked a friend if they were willing to learn the music with her. Over the next few weeks, she spread the proposal to many of her...

Carlmont’s Got Talent shows off students’ impressive skills

Carlmont’s Got Talent shows off students’ impressive skills

Amy Fullerton
April 28, 2017
Filed under Campus, Top News

The lunchtime crowd erupted into a roar of applause after one of the performers finished their act to the awe of many onlookers. Carlmont’s Got Talent is an annual talent show that allows the school population to see the unique talents of their peers. The talent showcased during the event, w...

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