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Eleven years an equestrian

Eleven years an equestrian

Athena Duran, Staff Writer

April 1, 2014


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"I started liking horses when I was 5 years old because my mom bought me a toy horse," said senior Lauren Livengood. Some young equestrians began to take interest in their early childhood years. For Livengood, her passion sprouted at age 5 and took root at age 7. Livengood said, "I loved it right...

Nguyen’s childhood influences him now

Nguyen’s childhood influences him now

Lizzy Doctorov, Staff Writer

April 1, 2014


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Nguyen continues to smile despite facing difficult obstacles in his past. Hai Nguyen was born in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, and later spent time in a refugee camp. He moved to America in 1980 at the age of six with seven older siblings and without any knowledge of English. Although he faced many dif...

A well-earned victory for varsity baseball

A well-earned victory for varsity baseball

Justine Phipps, Scots Scoop Editor

March 29, 2014


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They hit, they ran, they scored. Carlmont captured a home victory on Friday afternoon against Terra Nova High School. "We did a good job pitching and hitting," said catcher Connor Loucks. "They [Terra Nova] were a good team." Pitcher Joe Pratt started off the game with three strikeouts. Pumped...

Getting to know next year’s ASB president

Getting to know next year’s ASB president

Claire Porter, Staff Writer

March 26, 2014


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Next year's presidential agenda is already being set. On Feb. 25, Junior Elise Dimick was elected by the Carlmont student body as next school year’s Associated Student Body (ASB) President, and she is already planning out her ideas. “My main goal is to increase school spirit and to enhance the f...

The #SELFIE; popularity outside Instagram

Sonia Paulo, Staff Writer

March 23, 2014


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Often, songs are written with some relevance to current happenings in society. With “Respect” by Aretha Franklin released during the time of the woman's rights movement, and “We Are the World” produced by Michael Jackson during the time of mass famine in Ethiopia, it was just a matter of time...

Swinging to success

Swinging to success

Danielle Hamer

March 20, 2014


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School clubs are a way for students to find new interests and express their creativity. For swing club members, in addition to meeting new people, getting a great workout, and learning a generations-old style of dance, they get a second family. The swing club meets every thursday at lunch and for at...

Carlmont student is a nationally ranked gymnast

Carlmont student is a nationally ranked gymnast

Athena Duran, Staff Writer

March 19, 2014


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Second semester of senior year can invoke laziness in some soon-to-be graduates. But for senior Erin Macadaeg, there is no room for laziness. Macadaeg said, "I spend six to eight hours at the gym everyday, six days a week." Macadaeg has been participating in gymnastics since she was four years old...

A tough loss for varsity baseball

A tough loss for varsity baseball

Justine Phipps, Scots Scoop Editor

March 16, 2014


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"We all played hard, and we lost," said third baseman Michael McGill. "That's just the way it goes sometimes." Carlmont came out ready to play, but fell short against Palo Alto High School on Saturday afternoon. Palo Alto started off the game strong with a home run, keeping Carlmont on their toes....

Varsity lacrosse prepares for new season

Varsity lacrosse prepares for new season

Kimiko Okumura, Staff Writer

March 15, 2014


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With lacrosse season starting next week, Boys Varsity Lacrosse eagerly prepares for the new season. The Scots continue to work on basic lacrosse skills, such as communication, which is a key component of lacrosse. For many new players, this is their first year on varsity. Head coach Todd Irwin said athleti...

Torn ACL takes her season

Torn ACL takes her season

Brooke Buckley, Staff Writer

March 12, 2014


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A torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) ended the season for Junior Sydney Carlier. The ACL is one of the four major ligaments of the knee joint which coordinates function and promotes stability of the knee. The ACL provides roughly 90 percent of stability for the knee joint Along with tearing her...

Art Club highlights students’ creative sides

Art Club highlights students’ creative sides

Danielle Schneider, Staff Writer

March 9, 2014


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Carlmont’s Art Club has seen significant changes over the years. From a new art building, to new teachers, to new equipment, to new students, the club has evolved since its creation nearly a decade ago. However, that's not to say that the club’s goals have changed. According to senior Zo Higgin...

MUN: The epitome of teen political involvement

MUN: The epitome of teen political involvement

Danielle Hamer

March 5, 2014


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To many high school students, the world of politics can seem intimidating and difficult to understand, but for the members of the Model United Nations club, opportunities to immerse themselves in the world of politics through conferences, discussions, and government involved decision making run rampant. The...

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