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Students elect new ASB officers

Students elect new ASB officers

Kathryn Stratz, Staff Writer
February 27, 2017
Filed under Campus, Top News

Carlmont’s halls were filled with campaign posters and encouraging signs that read, “vote for me,” during the weeks before Feb. 24. However, campaign season has officially come to an end. The election results for ASB president and class officer positions have been released. The ASB president for the...

Heritage Fair displays cultural diversity

Heritage Fair displays cultural diversity

Kaylee George, Staff Writer
February 25, 2017
Filed under Campus, Top News

Whoops and cheers filled the gym as hula dancers rhythmically swung their hips to the rat-ti-tat-tats of the beating drums, along with many other performers. On Feb. 24, the annual Heritage Fair assembly featured many different heritages embodied at Carlmont. The event, held by ASB, showcased various...

Flags in the quad represent all students at Carlmont

Flags in the quad represent all students at Carlmont

Katrina Wiebenson, Staff Writer
February 23, 2017
Filed under Campus, Top News

Every year, flags from all over the world are put around the Carlmont campus. This is a sign that Heritage Fair is coming.  The Heritage Fair gives all students a chance to represent and celebrate their culture without judgment. “Heritage Fair is always very interesting. I get a chance to t...

Insecurities stem from social media

Insecurities stem from social media

Ashley Marchi, Staff Writer
February 22, 2017
Filed under Features, Top News

Social media reinforces teenage insecurities on many levels. Many students in America feel these insecurities on a daily basis as they strive to reach the expectations governed by the media. Society creates false pictures of what is normal. People compare themselves to others and manipulate th...

Xenophobia is nothing new, but there is hope

Xenophobia is nothing new, but there is hope

Leea Ivanel, Staff Writer
February 22, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Top News

It seems like every day when I turn on the news Donald Trump’s administration is finding a new way to attack immigrants and minorities. On Jan. 27, Trump signed an executive order banning Syrian refugees as well as travel from seven Muslim-majority countries, after advocating for a “complete an...

Searching the stars for a new home

Searching the stars for a new home

Denton Silfvast, Staff Writer
February 21, 2017
Filed under Features, Top News

The colonization of distant planets is often dismissed as science fiction. However, NASA’s Kepler Space Observatory is working nonstop in order to discover planets that may act as a second home for humanity. Kepler Space Telescope is currently whizzing around the earth at 13,180 miles per hour...

Mavericks cancelled due to bankruptcy

Mavericks cancelled due to bankruptcy

Sean Vanderaa, Staff Writer
February 17, 2017
Filed under News, Top News

The surfing world is in shock after the cancellation of a top-tier surfing event, the Titans of Mavericks. On Feb. 3, Cartel Management and its related entity, Titans of Mavericks, filed for bankruptcy after their sponsor, Red Bull, placed a lawsuit against them for apparent contract violation. ...

Dancers behind the glamour

Dancers behind the glamour

Sherilyn Kuo, Staff Writer
February 14, 2017
Filed under Features, Top News

Onstage dancers look beautiful and graceful. But off stage, dancers must face the blisters, the anxiety, and the tears. After every dance rehearsal and show, dancers are exhausted. Many leave the studio popping a couple of Advils to fight the physical pain from dancing so much. Dancing is a commi...

Practice eases fear of public speaking

Practice eases fear of public speaking

Amelia Espinosa, Staff Writer
February 13, 2017
Filed under Features, Top News

A girl stands on the stage. Her eyes look out over a sea of people, their blank stares all trained on her. Her knees tremble, and her joints are stiff like the Tin Man from the "Wizard of Oz." Sweaty hands grasp the mic, lungs fill, and… nothing comes out. The fear of public speaking is some...

Boys varsity defends home turf in thriller

Boys varsity defends home turf in thriller

Jonny Pappas, Staff Writer
February 9, 2017
Filed under Sports, Top News

With the starting senior center-back Jack Mclean out with a knee injury, the team had to rally behind junior Ethan Leong and boy did he step up. On Feb. 8 the Scots beat Menlo-Atherton 3-2 on a late go-ahead penalty shot goal by senior captain Dro Avetian. The game got off to a roaring start as...

Food for student thought

Food for student thought

Kylie Lin, Staff Writer
February 9, 2017
Filed under Features, Top News

When seeking to improve their grades, students seldom think about heading towards the fridge. However, numerous studies done by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Institutes of Health, and various universities have shown that teenagers’ eating habits strongly affect academic performance. Factors that promote this correlation i...

The stars behind the curtain

The stars behind the curtain

Sophie Lynd, Staff Writer
February 8, 2017
Filed under Features, Top News

The show is about to begin. The audience takes their seats as adrenaline runs through the performers’ veins as they take their places. But the performers are not the only ones feeling nervous. “Before the show, I always feel nervous but excited to see what magic will happen on the stage and ho...

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