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Study where your heart is

Study where your heart is

Armon Mahdavi, Staff Writer
March 21, 2017
Filed under Opinion

“The only benefit of a literature degree is that you will be able to write a great suicide note.” This is what a fellow student said to me after I told him what I planned on studying in college.  I was not fazed by his reply. I am very much used to this sort of rhetoric towards liberal arts degr...

Studying abroad immerses students in new cultures

Studying abroad immerses students in new cultures

Sean Vanderaa, Staff Writer
February 8, 2017
Filed under Features

For many high school students, the decision of where to go to college is hard, as there are many different options. One of the most difficult is whether or not to study abroad, in a culture and language different from your own. Studying abroad pulls the student away from their families, and they a...

The college craze: Dealing with acceptances and rejections

The college craze: Dealing with acceptances and rejections

Elena Mateus, ScotCenter Editor-in-Chief
March 14, 2016
Filed under ScotCenter

As college admission results begin to come out, many students are filled with joy and others with disappointment. Elena Mateus covers different perspectives on the highly talked about topic on Carlmont's campus.

Middle College provides a high school alternative

Middle College provides a high school alternative

Sophie Penn, Staff Writer
March 10, 2016
Filed under Features

Social media and entertainment continue to portray high school as four years of varsity jackets, school rallies, and cliques. However, Middle College provides a contrast to what has come to be seen as the stereotypical high school. Middle College is an alternative to high school for students who feel t...

High school relationships can stand the test of time

High school relationships can stand the test of time

Alexandra Stein, Staff Writer
February 11, 2016
Filed under Features

The year was 1977 when Jackie Perkins first laid eyes on Robbie Chang. While hanging around the courtyard of Ralston Middle School, on what was just another day, their eyes first met. Little did they know, they would be spending the rest of their lives together. Their romantic relationship, which began the...

College is hitting students harder, earlier

College is hitting students harder, earlier

Mona Murhamer, Staff Writer
February 3, 2016
Filed under Campus, Features, Top News

It’s three in the morning.  Sophomore Jade Sebti wakes with a start.  She rubs her bleary eyes to find her bed covered in chemistry notes and flashcards.   She panics, worrying about how much she has left to study and how she’s going to do on her test tomorrow. She’s not the only one....

Ten ways to pick the perfect college

Ten ways to pick the perfect college

Danielle Hamer, Staff Writer
April 3, 2015
Filed under Top News

For seniors, college decision time is just around the corner. Juniors are planning college visits during spring break. All around the world, high schoolers have college on the mind. Some may wonder how to pick the right school amidst tens of thousands of options. With many factors to consider,...

Focusing on yourself during the college admissions process

Focusing on yourself during the college admissions process

Arianna Bayangos, News Editor
March 16, 2015
Filed under Opinion

As college admissions decisions are being released throughout the month, along with that comes the same questions and conversations. It is inevitable of course; all the seniors who applied to four year universities have been waiting for a letter in the mail or an admissions decision on college portals...

Post-college applications: what happens next?

Post-college applications: what happens next?

Alyssa Espiritu, Staff Writer
March 16, 2015
Filed under Features, High school reflections

Stress, anxiety, tension, the fear of the unknown. All of these are emotions are stereotypically  associated with second semester seniors in relation to college admissions. However, those aren’t the only emotions a second semester senior can encounter. Through a series of interviews with the...

Medina plans to pursue a college education a year early

Medina plans to pursue a college education a year early

Connie Yi, Staff Writer
February 19, 2015
Filed under Bios, Campus, Student Bios

While some students wait four years to get acceptance letters from colleges, there are some who get accepted a year early. Junior Rebecca Medina is one of the few students in Carlmont High School committed to graduating high school a year early. "I want to get out in the world more and experience...

College requirements are more than what meets the eye

College requirements are more than what meets the eye

Holly Chen, Staff Writer
February 5, 2015
Filed under College Craze, Features

College is just around the corner for many students, and it is time to start preparing. Many high school students do not know what tests are required for them to pass, and what courses they should take. They base their applications on requirements printed by College Board. Yet does College Board actu...

Transitioning between high school and college life

Transitioning between high school and college life

Karen Gao, Staff Writer
February 5, 2015
Filed under College Craze, Features

Most students do not realize that rigorous academics are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to difficult experiences when they go to college. Students are often relieved and are not prepared for the kind of lifestyle that comes with college after getting accepted into their dream school. In...

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