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Students receive free summer reading books

Students receive free summer reading books

Aliyah Wachob, Staff Writer
May 12, 2017
Filed under Campus

As the school year draws to a close, thoughts turn to lazy days in the pool and late nights with friends. However, with the approach of summer also comes the yearly summer reading book. After a school-wide vote held in February, the book “Every Day” by David Levithan has been chosen for Carlmon...

Students vote on the 2017 summer reading book

Students vote on the 2017 summer reading book

Rachel Skrenta, Staff Writer
February 25, 2017
Filed under Campus

A decision finally left up to the students: the summer reading book. From Feb. 22 to Feb. 24, students had the opportunity to vote for the upcoming summer reading book through a Google Form. The genres varied from fantasy to nonfiction, and students chose their top three book choices. Some teachers required their classes to vote, but others merely ...

Spectrum Book Club focuses on a spectrum of characters

Spectrum Book Club focuses on a spectrum of characters

Cath Lei, Staff Writer
February 10, 2017
Filed under Campus

Characters from books, movies, and television series serve as role models and inspiration for everyone, whether young or old. For many, it is still hard to find a character that resonates with and resembles them. Books with LGBTQ characters are rare and books with well-written LGBTQ characters ...

Testing book drive provides financial aid

Testing book drive provides financial aid

Kathryn Stratz, Staff Writer
February 6, 2017
Filed under Campus

High school students are often encouraged to take great measures in preparing for standardized tests, such as the SAT, ACT, and AP exams. Unfortunately, the costs add up. Say a senior is taking two AP exams, as well as one SAT and one ACT. He or she will spend about $650 to $900. Let’s brea...

‘The Jungle Book’ 2.0 is a necessity to watch

‘The Jungle Book’ 2.0 is a necessity to watch

Chesirae Barbano, Staff Writer
April 25, 2016
Filed under A&E

Rudyard Kipling’s “The Jungle Book” left the pages on April 15 for its debut on the big screen. Directed by Jon Favreau and screenplay written by Justin Marks, this live action and CGI combination captivated the audience with its attention to plot and character design. The realistic depictio...

Students react to Schneider’s book talk

Students react to Schneider’s book talk

Hannah Young, Staff Writer
September 21, 2015
Filed under Campus

On Sept. 17, author Robyn Schneider, who wrote Carlmont's all-school summer reading book, visited the school to speak about her writing experience and autograph students' copies of her novel. The idea for "The Beginning of Everything" began in the mind of Schneider while she attended medical school...

‘Divergent’ broke box office

‘Divergent’ broke box office

Alex Wildman, Staff Writer
March 25, 2014
Filed under A&E

"Divergent" broke the box office this weekend as the breakout film of 2014. The long awaited book-turned-movie was a pleasant surprise for audiences, and grossed an estimated 56 million in it’s opening weekend. Female lead, Beatrice "Tris" Prior, was played by "The Descendants" star Shailene Wood...

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...

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