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J-Pop club brings Japanese culture to Carlmont

J-Pop club brings Japanese culture to Carlmont

Andrey Zaytsev, Staff Writer

May 29, 2018


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The Japanese culture is one that may interest many, and J-Pop club is the perfect club to learn about the many aspects of their culture, ranging from animation to traditions. Meeting in room E7 every Thursday, J-Pop club features a variety of members, all interested in the culture of Japan. In addit...

Hometown Days brings San Carlos together

Hometown Days brings San Carlos together

Anna Feng, Staff Writer

May 24, 2018


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With holidays such as the Fourth of July, it is easy to forget about one's hometown. With San Carlos, this is not the case. From May 18–20, the San Carlos Hometown Days Committee and a group of volunteers puts on an event dubbed Hometown Days, featuring music, food, and games. Hometown Days began in 1979 when then-Mayor Pat Bennie and other...

Scots’ Symphony brings ‘Phantom of the Opera’ to Carlmont

Scots’ Symphony brings ‘Phantom of the Opera’ to Carlmont

Kylie Lin, Staff Writer

April 4, 2018


Filed under Campus, Top News

On April 2, Carlmont music group Scots’ Symphony performed a medley of “Phantom of the Opera” — with a twist. The group, consisting of various Carlmont instrumentalists and vocalists, played through their set during lunch in the quad. Jenna Williamson, a senior and vice president of the club...

New ASB president brings unique perspective

New ASB president brings unique perspective

Andrea Butler, Staff Writer

March 24, 2018


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Valerie Wang is the first ASB president that hasn’t been a class officer before and the first ASB president that came from the Service Council sector rather than the Activities sector. However, this doesn’t mean that she’s any less competent than those who came before her. Wang first became...

Nowruz celebration brings people together

Nowruz celebration brings people together

Nihal Karim, Staff Writer

March 21, 2018


Filed under News, Top News

To some, the official beginning of spring means little. To Persians, the beginning of spring is a time for celebration. For the people of Iran, many of their surrounding neighbors, and Persian Americans, the beginning of spring means the beginning of Nowruz, or Persian New Year: an ancient holiday...

Holi celebrates spring with people of all colors

Holi celebrates spring with people of all colors

Nisha Marino, Staff Writer

March 14, 2018


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A stranger runs up to you. They put their hand on your face, yell “Happy Holi!” and disappear into the crowd. Though this may seem like a strange interaction, during Holi, it is to be expected. Holi is a primarily Hindu holiday celebrated around the world in honor of the coming of spring. ...

D.E.C.A. convention inspires students for future success

D.E.C.A. convention inspires students for future success

Vincent Wai, Staff Writer

March 12, 2018


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Graduate college. Build your own successful company. These are the dreams of many participants in the Distributive Education Clubs of America, or D.E.C.A. This type of business education focuses heavily on finance and marketing, which these young entrepreneurs are already getting a taste of. ...

Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Viva Baja exhibit connects kids to the world around them

Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Viva Baja exhibit connects kids to the world around them

Nisha Marino, Staff Writer

February 28, 2018


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“Excuse me, why did people want the whales to die?” Curiosity may have killed the cat, but at the Monterey Bay Aquarium it could save the future of the planet. According to its website, “the mission of the nonprofit Monterey Bay Aquarium is to inspire conservation of the ocean.” “¡Viva Baja! Life ...

A furry friend stirs up excitement at Carlmont

A furry friend stirs up excitement at Carlmont

Samantha Chu, Staff Writer

February 7, 2018


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There are about 1,146,000 hamsters in the United States. One of them lives at Carlmont—specifically, in AP Physics and Robotics teacher David Talcott's classroom. Talcott's hamster, Scout, is a female Syrian hamster. Numerous students enjoy playing with her and having her in the room. In Decembe...

‘A Novel Idea’ book club brings readers together

‘A Novel Idea’ book club brings readers together

Taya Yakovenko, Staff Writer

January 19, 2018


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"A Novel Idea" book club allows student to explore a number of different genres of books while also providing an environment for interesting discussions. Under the leadership of Abygail-Dawn Lan, a senior and club president, strives to promote reading and analysis of various genres of books. “I th...

Holiday season brings holiday grams

Holiday season brings holiday grams

Samantha Chu, Staff Writer

December 6, 2017


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It's that time of year again. Lights hanging outside of buildings shine brightly in the night sky, Christmas music starts playing in every restaurant, and people rush to stores to do their gift shopping. It's officially the holiday season, and with the holiday season comes holiday grams for Carlmont. AS...

Baking Club brings together students with a passion for baking

Baking Club brings together students with a passion for baking

Rachel Matatyaou, Staff Writer

November 22, 2017


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The smell of freshly baked cakes, muffins, and cookies fill the air in A11 when Baking Club gathers every other Monday. Club President Will Nadan and Vice President Jade Margolis founded the club at the end of the 2015-16 school year and have been leading it ever since. The goal of Baking Club is t...

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