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Juniors upset seniors in Mini Madness final

Juniors upset seniors in Mini Madness final

Thomas Leme, Staff Writer
March 24, 2017
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It all came down to this. Juniors against seniors to see which class would be the kings of the court. The last game of Mini Madness, on March 23, left the juniors victorious while the seniors took second place. Earlier in the week, the seniors beat the freshmen and the juniors followed sui...

Girl Up Club fosters women empowerment

Girl Up Club fosters women empowerment

Kaylee George, Staff Writer
March 22, 2017
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75 percent of HIV-infected youth between the ages of 15-24 are girls. One in seven girls in developing countries is married before the age of 15. 50 percent of all sexual assaults worldwide are against girls 15 or younger. These are among the many harsh realities faced by many girls in developing...

Boys volleyball sweeps the Knight’s court

Boys volleyball sweeps the Knight’s court

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

Carlmont boys varsity volleyball beat Hillsdale High School in three straight sets on March 20, giving them a league record of 2-2. Carlmont beat Hillsdale in three sets, with the scores 25-12, 25-22, and 25-22. “I think that the team did well tonight considering that they had a lot of substi...

Parents and students explore new classes and clubs

Parents and students explore new classes and clubs

Rachel Skrenta, Staff Writer
March 18, 2017
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Although high school is intended for students, parents began to flood the halls and classrooms of Carlmont instead. Teachers welcomed visitors into their classrooms on March 16, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. during this year’s Open House. History teacher Jayson Waller said, “Open House is important because it’s one of the two scho...

CRISPR research promises to save lives

CRISPR research promises to save lives

Amelia Espinosa, Staff Writer
March 16, 2017
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Many scientists believe that Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats (CRISPR), a new way to edit genes, may someday be able to cure cancer, prevent autism, and stop AIDS. On March 8, at a Carlmont science guest lecture, Rachel Haurwitz, the president and CEO of Caribou Biosciences,...

The Scots take a victory against the Mustangs

The Scots take a victory against the Mustangs

Mackenzie O'Connell, Staff Writer
March 16, 2017
Filed under Sports, Top News

The Scots swept Capuchino High School with a solid wipe out on Carlmont's court. On March 15, the boys volleyball team beat the Mustangs in all three sets of the game. The Scots played hard, passing the ball and utilizing new players on the team. During the game, new players on the team were able ...

California considers becoming a sanctuary state

California considers becoming a sanctuary state

Nina Heller, Staff Writer
March 16, 2017
Filed under News, Top News

California is home to 10 million immigrants, according to the Public Policy Institute of California. As a response to the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raids that have happened because of President Donald Trump's executive orders, many cities have either declared themselves sanctuary cities o...

Donating blood paves the way for saving lives

Donating blood paves the way for saving lives

Amy Fullerton, Staff Writer
March 10, 2017
Filed under Campus, Top News

It’s that time of the year again when blood starts being collected by the pint. This year’s blood drive, organized by the Do Something Commission and Red Cross Club, is an event dedicated to saving lives. Students who participate skip part of their school day to give about a pint of their own...

School officials consider turning Barrett into an elementary school

School officials consider turning Barrett into an elementary school

George Sharkey, Staff Writer
March 9, 2017
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Overcrowding in the Belmont-Redwood Shores School District (BRSSD) is causing officials to look at Barrett Community Center as a fix. According to BRSSD's website, “Over the last 10 years, our school district enrollment has grown by 70 percent.” Michael Milliken, the superintendent of BSSR...

Apartment fire brings community together

Apartment fire brings community together

Sophie Penn, Segment Producer
March 5, 2017
Filed under ScotCenter, Top News

Sophie Penn reports on the Village Drive apartment fire and how the Belmont community is working together to help the victims.

The Padres take over the Scots’ court

The Padres take over the Scots’ court

Mackenzie O'Connell, Staff Writer
March 2, 2017
Filed under Sports, Top News

The Scots got swept out by Serra as the Padres were an unstoppable force throughout the night taking advantage of Carlmont's court. On Feb. 28, the Scots lost all three sets against the Padres. Though the Scots put their best effort forward, the Padres team was more developed as the Carlmont varsity ...

SOS gives students a place to lead

SOS gives students a place to lead

Nina Heller, Staff Writer
March 2, 2017
Filed under Features, Top News

The first thing most students will notice when entering Therapist and Students Offering Support (SOS) Coordinator Shelley Bustamante's office are the overwhelming amount of photographs of students that cover the wall: senior portraits, prom photos, and class pictures. These photos are of students who have made a...

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