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Dead Poets Society express themselves through poetry

Dead Poets Society express themselves through poetry

Cameron Garcia Brown, Staff Writer
April 20, 2017
Filed under Campus, Campus Thoughts, Self-Identity and Happiness, Student Perspective, Student Voices

Carlmont's poetry club, the Dead Poets Society, prides itself on taking the name of the well-known Robin Williams movie. Both students in Carlmont and the movie are able to express themselves through their poetry. The Dead Poets Society is a place where students are able to share their poems with ...

Feminism Club speaks out at Women’s March rally

Feminism Club speaks out at Women’s March rally

Olivia Chow, Staff Writer
January 31, 2017
Filed under Campus, Student Voices

Following the inauguration, millions of people across the world joined together in what was known as the Women's March in order to "grab back" at President Donald Trump and the policies he has promised to bring to America. His plans to defund Planned Parenthood and ban Muslims from entering the U.S. have angered people of all races, genders, and religions. ...

Students share opinions of presidential candidates

Students share opinions of presidential candidates

Ivy Nguyen, Staff Writer
September 14, 2015
Filed under Campus Thoughts, Student Perspective, Student Voices

Students are the future of America, and high school is where opinions begin to form about the politics that will lead America in the years to come. However, there are many students who are unaware of the details of the 2016 election or even the election process in general. Freshman Seema Wadhwa...

Racial equality was made in December

Racial equality was made in December

Sarah Adams, Staff Writer
December 17, 2013
Filed under Student Voices

The 13th Amendment to the United States Constitution reads, “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.” This amendment was adopte...

Crazed over cliques

Crazed over cliques

Gianna Schuster, Editor
December 17, 2013
Filed under Student Voices

Competing for the most social recognition does not ensure everlasting fame. Merely the idea of standing out in a crowd can make teenagers break a sweat as they imagine themselves suddenly in the midst of a teenage nightmare. Many high school students feel that if they do not become a part of a soci...

Lead your own life

December 17, 2013
Filed under Student Voices

“What are you going to be when you grow up?” he said. “I don’t really know yet,” I replied. “But I think being a teacher would be pretty cool.” A frown darkened my friend’s face, as he proceeded to chastise me: “A teacher? That’s a terrible idea. You should do something more fu...

Common App woes: how online glitches make applying to college a nightmare

Common App woes: how online glitches make applying to college a nightmare

Julia Kranzler, Staff Writer
December 17, 2013
Filed under Student Voices

Technical difficulties arise with the Common App as seniors rush to submit college applications. In an era where college applications are submitted primarily online, most would expect the process to be more user-friendly. To seniors, the Common Application became known as the “Chaos Application” w...

Graffiti: Artistic beauty or vandalism of property

Graffiti: Artistic beauty or vandalism of property

Melanie Hamaguchi, Staff Writer
December 12, 2013
Filed under Student Voices

While graffiti is easily recognized by its appearance, people have many different opinions about whether to label it as street art or vandalism. Graffiti is defined by the “Oxford Dictionary” as “writing or drawings that have been scribbled,  or scratched illicitly on a wall or other surface...

Obama lies about Obamacare

Obama lies about Obamacare

Matt DeGraff, Staff Writer
December 12, 2013
Filed under Student Voices

President Barack Obama has said many things, but not many of those things are true. One of Obama’s many inaccurate statements is that his Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, will, in his words, “cover every American.”  However, according to a Congressional Budget Office projection, Obamacare,...

The rise in book to movie adaptations

The rise in book to movie adaptations

Sabrina Talpur, Staff Writer
December 12, 2013
Filed under Student Voices

Over the course of years, the number of book to movie adaptations have increased significantly, specifically from the young adult genre. “I think movie producers want to use the storylines that authors created for these books because of the huge fan base that comes along with them,” said senior Iman...

The food trend

December 12, 2013
Filed under Student Voices

 It seems as if the food we eat is now being used to increase one's popularity. Now food brands are accessories. “I see people go to Tpumps and post pictures on Instagram about it,” junior Griffin Kimura said. “I see the Tpumps name around, too, and know that they just went there.” Public ima...

Alcohol legal, pot not

Claudia Leist, Staff Writer
December 12, 2013
Filed under Student Voices

Today, anti-marijuana supporters, while well-intentioned, are promoting policies that lead to more violence and disease in our society by arguing that we should keep marijuana illegal. But as long as marijuana remains illegal, profits from sales will go to criminals and drug cartels, and adults will ...

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