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AP test season comes to an end

AP test season comes to an end

Sadie Lyman, Staff Writer

May 21, 2018


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Many students have been preparing for AP (Advanced Placement) tests since the beginning of the year. As of May 18, all AP tests have finally been completed. During the past two weeks, students from all different AP courses have been taking exams to test their knowledge. These tests consist of multi...

Students continue preparing for upcoming AP tests

Students continue preparing for upcoming AP tests

Alexander English, Staff Writer

May 9, 2018


Filed under Campus

Each year, students put everything they have learned over the course of a year in their Advanced Placement classes onto paper, and get graded form a scale of one to five for the chance of getting college credit. AP tests originated in the 1950s and have been gaining traction ever since. While not everyone...

Students prepare for AP test season

Students prepare for AP test season

Sadie Lyman, Staff Writer

March 7, 2018


Filed under Campus

It's that time of year again: AP test season. Whether it be studying very day or waiting until the very last minute, all students have their own way to prepare for their AP exams. The Advanced Placement (AP) exam is open to anyone who is willing to pay for it, regardless of whether they are enrolle...

AP classes spark passions and stress

AP classes spark passions and stress

Anna Feng, Staff Writer

February 15, 2018


Filed under Features

“I didn’t sleep last night because I had to finish my outline.” This is a sentiment felt by many advanced placement (AP) European history (APEH) students. For many of the students, APEH is their first AP class, and many of them are unaccustomed to the class workload. American culture has a...

Chemistry Club offers support to chemistry students

Chemistry Club offers support to chemistry students

Alena Ruhstaller, Staff Writer

January 24, 2018


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Many Carlmont students struggle to decide which science classes to take their junior and senior year. The officers of Chemistry Club offer support to make the AP Chemistry course more manageable and are an additional resource for students taking the class. "The purpose of [Chemistry Club] is the...

AP Psychology students inspect human brains

AP Psychology students inspect human brains

Charlie McBrian, Staff Writer

January 12, 2018


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Last Thursday, AP Psychology students were treated to a presentation in which they got to see a two recently deceased human brains. The minds behind this presentation were juniors Maya Schwartz and Evelyn Gordi. "The whole experience was surreal," Gordi said. The idea to bring in brains started...

Students are able to relax after AP testing

Students are able to relax after AP testing

Zachary Kuchlenz, Staff Writer

May 24, 2017


Filed under Campus

Students spend most of their time towards the end of the school studying for AP testing. Now that it is over, students are relieved that and are glad that the testing is over with. AP testing has stressed out many students and has changed their feelings on AP classes and on whether or not they wa...

Recognition boosts students’ confidence during AP testing

Recognition boosts students’ confidence during AP testing

Izzy Bruguera, Staff Writer

May 6, 2017


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While the end of the school year seems right around the corner, finals and AP testing lurk closer and closer. Testing brings students inevitable stress and insecurity at the thought of not earning a good enough grade. Recognition commission of ASB is working to fight that insecurity. After each AP cl...

AP students prepare for exams

AP students prepare for exams

Aliyah Wachob, Staff Writer

April 25, 2017


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As the days grow longer and warmer, thoughts of summertime fun begin to surface. Before students can embark on their vacations, though, they must slog their way through end-of-the-year final exams. However, for AP students, the first round of tests, the AP exams, comes sooner. The AP, or Advanced Placem...

Counselor appointments open discussion of AP classes once again

Counselor appointments open discussion of AP classes once again

Nikka Gribanovsky, Staff Writer

February 9, 2017


Filed under Campus

On Feb. 2, emails were sent out to Carlmont students with details on counselor appointments for choosing classes for the following year. With nearly 20 Advanced Placement (AP) class options, the choices can be stressful. Sophomore Sakina Bambot said, “I like that AP classes challenge me and allow...

Gunn students are faced with retaking AP tests

Gunn students are faced with retaking AP tests

Hanalei Pham, Staff Writer

May 20, 2016


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Months of preparation and many long nights of studying all culminate in a single set of exams: Advanced Placement (AP) tests. Many Gunn High School students were outraged to learn that their AP tests were discounted due to errors made by the school administration. Five AP tests at Gunn were invalidated...

Students prioritize college over high school

Students prioritize college over high school

Lily Bakour, Staff Writer

May 5, 2016


Filed under Campus

As Advanced Placement tests take place during the first two weeks of May, students are missing school to study. The hours that students are not at school are spent sleeping and preparing for the college level placement tests they have been preparing for all year round. There are two rounds of tests...

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