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Stop feeling guilty for being happy

Stop feeling guilty for being happy

Leea Ivanel, Staff Writer
February 27, 2017
Filed under Humans of Carlmont, Opinion

As I laid down with my friend on the field of our elementary school reminiscing about happier times, both of us couldn't help but feel a sense of anxiety. Not because we weren't having a great time feeling like kids again -- because we were -- but because we couldn't stop thinking about how we could...

Betsy DeVos’ appointment causes uncertainty among educators and students

Betsy DeVos’ appointment causes uncertainty among educators and students

Avery Adams
February 12, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Betsy DeVos is the ideal cabinet member for a president determined to appoint officials that aim to eradicate the agencies they run and determine the fate of policies and programs based on individual ideology. DeVos has lived a life completely sheltered from contact with public schools, and her co...

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...

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...

Dried-up information: education of California’s drought is weak

Dried-up information: education of California’s drought is weak

Danielle Hamer, Staff Write
November 17, 2014
Filed under News

“Rain, rain go away” is a thing of the past in California as the drought has worsened many areas of the state. However, awareness and understanding of the drought may not be increasing along with it. As San Carlos and surrounding San Mateo county cities impose water measures during California’s...

The flaws in our education

Ayesha Abbasi, Social Media Editor
April 30, 2014
Filed under Opinion, Original Opinions

Our education systems are not so much a community of sharing knowledge, but a structure of misinformation and capitalist values. The academic degree we pay for isn't a stamp of education. Our characters are the signature of what we learn, apply and continue to seek. From when legislators make publ...

A ‘shmacked’ education

A ‘shmacked’ education

Brooke Buckley, Staff Writer
December 17, 2013
Filed under A&E

Every year there are countless films and songs written about the partying of the younger  generation. In 1999 “American Pie” hit theaters depicting the life of a group of high school students immersed in sex, drugs and alcohol. “Old School,” released in 2003 showed “All of the fun of college, n...

General sexual education questions answered

Veronika Dvorakova
February 27, 2013
Filed under As seen in print

Your general sex education questions answered! 1. How can I tell if my partner has an STD?" -sophomore boy Here’s what you do: get samples of his or her urine and blood, take it to Jimmy Neutron’s lab, and... I’m lying. There is no sneaky way to find out if he or she has an STD. If you’r...

Teachers stand up to the education restrictions

December 2, 2011
Filed under Campus

English teachers are planning to attend a school board meeting to recognize the increasing loss of teacher control over curriculum and instruction within the classrooms. The board meeting will take place on Wed., Dec. 7, to discuss the mandatory changes in education. The meeting will be at 5:30 at...

Rallies to protect education: Is California in a State of Emergency?

Rallies to protect education: Is California in a State of Emergency?

May 10, 2011
Filed under Campus

In recent years, the state of California has been deeply affected by the fearsome economy leaving lawmakers struggling to save money. For three straight years, California lawmakers have been stripping down the state's education budget to save other programs, but they're leaving education practically ba...

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