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ASB creates holiday cheer as finals week arrives

ASB creates holiday cheer as finals week arrives

Sadie Lyman, Staff Writer

November 30, 2017


Filed under Campus

As the holidays begin to approach, ASB has plans for many activities for all students to participate in. As the holiday season neared in the past, ASB created various activities to engage various students, including cookies in the quad, pictures with Santa, holiday grams, and toy drives to help the community. Many of the traditional activities will be returni...

Freshmen tackle finals

Freshmen tackle finals

Jordan Greene, Staff Writer

December 3, 2016


Filed under Campus

The flashcards are ready and the study guides are out. With Thanksgiving in the past, talk of finals has spread throughout Carlmont. Carlmont finals week is Dec. 16 to Dec. 21. As students rush to boost their grades before the end of the semester, teachers hurry to finish instructing their material. While...

ScotCenter: Finals From a Teacher’s Perspective – Bijan Khalili

ScotCenter: Finals From a Teacher’s Perspective – Bijan Khalili

Bijan Khalili

December 11, 2015


Filed under Campus, ScotCenter

Bijan Khalili explores how finals season is for teachers.

ScotCenter: Therapy Dogs Visit During Dead Week – Elena Mateus

ScotCenter: Therapy Dogs Visit During Dead Week – Elena Mateus

Elena Mateus, ScotCenter Editor-in-Chief

December 11, 2015


Filed under ScotCenter

On Dec. 10 at lunch, SPCA service dogs were brought to Carlmont's Quad for students to interact with to relieve stress before finals. Elena Mateus reports the story.

Volleyball goes to CCS Finals for the first time in ten years

Volleyball goes to CCS Finals for the first time in ten years

Izzy Mitchell, Staff Writer

November 19, 2015


Filed under Sports, Top News

One small step for  a high school athlete. One giant leap for Carlmont volleyball. The number one seed Los Altos Eagles were defeated by fifth seed Carlmont Scots on Wednesday Nov. 18 at the Central Coast Section (CCS). At Piedmont High School, San Jose, the gym was missing the Screamin' Scots....

Drumline vows to take the Carlmont Cup finals by storm

Drumline vows to take the Carlmont Cup finals by storm

Ivy Nguyen, Staff Writer

October 4, 2015


Filed under Campus, Multimedia

As the rain continuously fell on everyone, Drumline and Mock Trial went head to head in a competitive round of Carlmont Cup. However, the round began with some trouble for Mock Trial. "There was a little dispute at the beginning about whether Sam [Levy] could play because he was not at our first...

Finals make or break your grade

Highlander Staff

January 10, 2015


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

After a long semester of hard work, everything comes down to taking a dreaded final. As a standard, most finals are worth somewhere from 10-20 percent of a total grade. A 20 percent final has multiple effects on students, for some it can be a miracle worker, and for others a grade wrecker. The...

Look out, finals week incoming

Look out, finals week incoming

Ethan Wong

December 12, 2014


Filed under Campus

Christmas and Hanukkah aren't the only things that students are preparing for in December - finals week begins on the third week of December. Students enter dead week, or the preparation week prior to finals week, with the mindset that the final can either make or break your grade in a class. "Dead...

Swimming Scots make a splash at PAL finals

Swimming Scots make a splash at PAL finals

Sarah Adams, Staff Writer

May 12, 2014


Filed under Sports

Carlmont varsity and junior varsity swimming made it onto the podium at the 2014 Peninsula Athletic League (PAL) Finals on May 10. The JV Scots went into the finals with hopes of sticking close to fierce competition. Sophomore Chelsea Stewart said, “We are expecting to do well because we’ve...

Finals week for dummies

Finals week for dummies

Alisa Takahashi, Staff Writer

December 17, 2013


Filed under Around Campus

Since grade school, most students have been taught the "right" way to study: Dedicate yourself. Memorize. Re-read. Don't leave until you know the material. But how are some Carlmont students successful in their studying habits and some not? Being successful in test-taking and studying doesn’t mean spend...

Mixed report card for new finals schedule

Mixed report card for new finals schedule

Josh Fagel, Staff Writer

December 12, 2013


Filed under Campus, Top News

An onslaught of whining and cheering has stormed the Carlmont campus in reaction to the new finals schedule. Last year, after a regular school day on Monday, students took finals on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, with three finals on Tuesday for students with seven periods. This semester, finals week w...

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