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Reach out lends a helping hand to students

Reach out lends a helping hand to students

Izzy Mitchell, Staff Writer
November 22, 2016
Filed under Campus, Top News

Imagine, a boy who sits alone during lunch, but he's not doing it by choice. This boy has a social disability and can't communicate with fellow students. There is now a solution for this boy and students like him. Over the past three years, the Reach Out Commission of ASB has been working to include ...

Convenient protesting changes little

Convenient protesting changes little

Editorial Staff
November 15, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Top News

"Hate is easy, love takes courage." That was one of the many catchy chants thrown out into the crowd during the so-called anti-Trump protest in the quad. Well, here's a response to the chant: Pep rallies are easy, effective protests take courage. The rally was originally publicized on socia...

‘Love Trumps Hate’ at walk-out rally

‘Love Trumps Hate’ at walk-out rally

Mona Murhamer, Staff Writer
November 14, 2016
Filed under News, Top News

Students flooded out of classrooms and down flights of stairs. Approximately 300 students gathered around the girl in the rainbow cape. "My body, my choice!" yelled the girls. "Her body, her choice!" chanted the boys. At 1:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 14, in support of a pro-love rally after the...

America needs to move forward together

America needs to move forward together

Editorial Staff
November 11, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Top News

This is one of the most controversial elections in American history, and instead of bringing us together, it’s driving us apart. Rather than openly hating on each other, we need to unite and remember what makes us human — the ability to listen, understand, and respect others, even if their opinion...

Trump victory unveils Republican silent majority

Trump victory unveils Republican silent majority

Justin Som, Staff Writer
November 10, 2016
Filed under News, Top News

Holding their breaths, with stomachs clenched, many Clinton supporters turned away from the polling results. Florida had just been lost to Donald Trump, and as far as the Clinton campaign was concerned, they had already given up. The streamers and balloons at the hopeful victory party were packed...

Halloween spirit creeps into costume contest

Halloween spirit creeps into costume contest

Celine Yang, Scot Scoop Editor
November 2, 2016
Filed under Campus, Top News

It was the ultimate face-off. The contestants had given all they had, but it was down to Dora the Explorer and Suicide Squad. Here came the final moment -- the audience would decide who would be the winner of the Halloween costume contest. MC Sophie Clark stood in between the contestants, ready to...

Students donate blood to help save lives

Students donate blood to help save lives

Jill Albertson, Staff Writer
October 29, 2016
Filed under Campus, Top News

Just one blood donation can save three lives. On Oct. 27, The American Red Cross Blood Drive came to Carlmont High School and provided students with an opportunity to donate their blood. "I just love the fact that by my giving up about an hour of my time and a pint of my blood, I can save someone'...

Student Union reopens with improved facilities

Student Union reopens with improved facilities

Connor Lin, Staff Writer
October 28, 2016
Filed under Campus, Top News

As students travel across campus to get to class, many of them encounter construction detours restricting their paths. One of these construction sites was the remodeling of the Student Union. On Oct. 27, Carlmont reopened the Student Union after 18 weeks of construction. Project Manager Allan F...

Scots celebrate senior night with a win

Scots celebrate senior night with a win

Avery Adams, Staff Writer
October 26, 2016
Filed under Sports, Top News

Bleachers filled. Walls decorated. Deafening cheers echoing throughout the gym. On Oct. 25 the Scots celebrated their senior night with a victory over the Half Moon Bay Cougars. Despite their slow start, the Lady Scots gained momentum by the middle of the second set and remained resilient throughout...

San Francisco high school falls victim to shooting

San Francisco high school falls victim to shooting

Mona Murhamer, Staff Writer
October 20, 2016
Filed under News, Top News

Another day, another school shooting. On Tuesday, Oct. 18, four victims were left injured, one in critical condition, when shots were fired at San Francisco's June Jordan School for Equity and City Arts and Tech High School, two schools which share the same campus on La Grande Avenue in the Excelsior...

Zero period tutoring center provides new opportunities for students

Zero period tutoring center provides new opportunities for students

Connor Lin, Staff Writer
October 18, 2016
Filed under Campus, Top News

With the new late start schedule, many Carlmont students have the opportunity to get extra sleep, eat a bigger breakfast, and take their time in the morning. The new schedule also enables students to receive academic support before class. On Oct. 17, the new tutoring center opened in G-wing and is o...

Homecoming spirit shines throughout the halls

Homecoming spirit shines throughout the halls

Izzy Mitchell, Staff Writer
October 16, 2016
Filed under Campus, Top News

October is finally here. The month of pumpkin spice lattes, candy corn, and the beginning of "sweater weather." Most of all, the month of homecoming, a week to celebrate school pride. This year's spirit days included 'Merica Monday, Preppy Tuesday, Wacky Wednesday, Blackout Thursday, and Scot's da...

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