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Carlmont Robotics strives to build teamwork

Carlmont Robotics strives to build teamwork

Molly Donaldson, Staff Writer

October 7, 2018


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Robocop, Wall-E, Optimus Prime, and R2-D2 — all famous robots, yet none is as real as the robots created in the Carlmont Robotics’ workshop. The Carlmont Robotics team, also known as Deep Blue, is an organization of students from freshmen to seniors who work together on a yearlong project. Starting in the second se...

JV girls water polo claims 10-6 victory over Dons

JV girls water polo claims 10-6 victory over Dons

Kimberly Mitchell, Staff Writer

October 2, 2018


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Just minutes after the starting whistle, the girls JV water polo team jumped ahead with a lead that would bring them to a 10-6 victory against Aragon. Intensity was high from the start as shot after shot was made against both teams. However, it was Carlmont freshman Emma Elliot who scored the first goal of the match. Despite the Scots' strong defense, the Dons soon caught up with a goal by Aragon freshman, Jude Naber, ending the first quarter 1-1. According to freshman Anika Marino, Carlmo...

New Bay Area farmers’ market’s popularity grows

New Bay Area farmers’ market’s popularity grows

Nisha Marino, Staff Writer

September 28, 2018


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Fresh, local produce is becoming an important part of daily life in the Bay Area. Many people now prefer organic fruits and vegetables. Because of this, farmers’ markets are growing in popularity around this region. Bay Meadows is a relatively new community in San Mateo. It includes apartments, shops, and is...

Opinion: Brett Kavanaugh is not the victim

Opinion: Brett Kavanaugh is not the victim

Nina Heller, Staff Writer

September 27, 2018


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“I am not here because I want to be.” These were the words spoken by Christine Blasey Ford in her opening statement to the Senate Judiciary Committee about her allegations of sexual assault against Brett Kavanaugh on Thursday, Sept. 27.  Continuing with her statement, Ford said, “I am terri...

Girls varsity volleyball sweeps Panthers

Girls varsity volleyball sweeps Panthers

Sean Vanderaa, Staff Writer

September 26, 2018


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Three matches were all it took for the girls' varsity volleyball team to take the win against the Burlingame Panthers, advancing their record to 4-3. The Panthers took the first lead of the game, but the Scots immediately fired back and closed the gap making the score 2-2. Carlmont struggled to make a...

‘Fear’ illustrates the frightening reality of Trump in office

‘Fear’ illustrates the frightening reality of Trump in office

Andrea Butler, Staff Writer

September 20, 2018


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"Fear" is quite possibly one of the most terrifying things I have ever read.  I’m not versed in politics, nor do I know very much about what goes on behind the scenes. I live in a democratic bubble that has shaped my opinions and thoughts on our political landscape. And yet, when I read "Fear" ...

Varsity football dominates Bearcats 28-7

Varsity football dominates Bearcats 28-7

Kimberly Mitchell, Staff Writer

September 17, 2018


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For the Scots, their non-league season began with losses against high division teams such as Sacred Heart Prep 21-6 and Terra Nova 21-10. However, as the Scots faced the Bearcats on Sept. 14, their string of victory is starting to take form, following their thrilling win against Mountain View on Sept. 7. Carlmont started the game off strong with each down bringing the Scots closer to the end zone....

Save the Bees Day creates a buzz around campus

Save the Bees Day creates a buzz around campus

Mandy Hitchcock, Staff Writer

September 16, 2018


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In smoothies, tea, or juice. On bread, salad, or fruits. Or simply, by itself. Honey has long since been an ingredient integrated into our daily diets. Bottles and jars filled to the brim with the iconic gold substance are typical household items that grace the shelves and pantries of the Ame...

Mobile spay and neuter clinic reaches out to pet owners

Mobile spay and neuter clinic reaches out to pet owners

Nisha Marino, Staff Writer

September 16, 2018


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According to the Humane Society of the U.S., 23 million pets live in underserved communities in the nation. Of that number, 87 percent are not spayed or neutered, and 77 percent have never seen a veterinarian. Spaying and neutering pets are becoming necessities due to animal overpopulation in the...

Tie-dye Tailgate brings color to Carlmont

Tie-dye Tailgate brings color to Carlmont

Francesca D'Urzo, Staff Writer

September 10, 2018


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As the football players prepare for the game, ASB prepares to spread school spirit. With football back in season, Carlmont’s ASB held their first tailgate of the year in order to rekindle student involvement with carnival games, a barbecue, and a Tie-dye Spirit Day. Greta Foehr, a junior and mem...

Screamin’ Scots raise student spirit

Screamin’ Scots raise student spirit

Molly Donaldson, Staff Writer

September 7, 2018


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When the players take the field, the Scots take the stands. The Screamin’ Scots, Carlmont’s event cheer section, is a student-run organization that plays a fundamental role in Carlmont’s sports games. The Screamin’ Scots come to basketball, football, and volleyball games where they hype up...

Welcome Back Assembly speaker promotes hope and compassion

Welcome Back Assembly speaker promotes hope and compassion

Kylie Lin, Staff Writer

September 6, 2018


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At Carlmont’s annual Welcome Back Assembly on Sept. 5, youth motivational speaker Scott Backovich made two requests of Carlmont students. “One is to complain less and give more,” Backovich said. “The second is to use the things you love to help the people who need it.” This year’s assembly ...

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