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Community mourns the loss of freshman student

Community mourns the loss of freshman student

Connor Lin, Staff Writer

October 3, 2017


Filed under Campus, Top News

A Sequoia High School freshman passed away in an apparent suicide on Sept. 26. The incident occurred at the Whipple Avenue railroad crossing in Redwood City, where a southbound Caltrain hit 14-year-old Holly Spalletta. Since the tragedy, Sequoia Union High School District (SUHSD) members, students, an...

Scots comeback falls short against Menlo-Atherton

Scots comeback falls short against Menlo-Atherton

Nathan Zamecki, Staff Writer

February 5, 2017


Filed under Sports

It was a chilly rainy day on Feb. 4, but that didn’t stop the Menlo- Atherton Bears and the Carlmont Scots from giving all they had in their game. The Bears took the victory, but the Scots freshman team did everything they could to fight all the way through. “The boys showed a lot of heart...

Carlmont gets incoming freshmen excited for high school

Carlmont gets incoming freshmen excited for high school

Katrina Wiebenson, Staff Writer

February 2, 2017


Filed under Campus

With another school year comes new students ready to join the Carlmont community. Each year, eighth graders from all different schools come to Carlmont to experience what a school day is really like on campus. These students have a choice to either shadow current freshmen individually or in a group with fellow eighth g...

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...

Students reflect on the change from freshman to senior year

Students reflect on the change from freshman to senior year

Jordan Greene, Staff Writer

October 15, 2016


Filed under Campus

A person can change a lot within four years. After four years of high school, seniors have a chance to reflect on their time at Carlmont. The jump from freshman to senior year is different for everybody. Many freshmen come into Carlmont overwhelmed by the heavy workload and the very different ...

Freshman year through the eyes of Carlmont students

Freshman year through the eyes of Carlmont students

Lily Bakour, Segment Producer

September 8, 2016


Filed under ScotCenter

Lily Bakour reports on the transition from middle school to high school.

What I wish my freshman self knew

What I wish my freshman self knew

Kristen Friis, Business Manager

March 17, 2015


Filed under Features, High school reflections

Freshman year I was 4’11” and the top flier on our cheerleading team. I got made fun of because I was always dropped on my face at assemblies and football games. I was scared of the people, scared of the workload, and scared I wasn’t going to “fit in.” Isn’t that a stereotypical 14-year-old’s...

Freshman year — 10 reasons why it’s not all bad

Freshman year — 10 reasons why it’s not all bad

Danielle Hamer, Scot Scoop In Depth Editor

January 28, 2015


Filed under Campus

We’ve all been in that situation. The bell is going to ring in less than ten seconds. You are going to be late to math class yet again -- and you just can’t afford another tardy slip. Books in hand, bag sliding off the shoulder, you walk as fast as you can. However, the stuffed-to-the-gills...

Freshman year: a new beginning

Freshman year: a new beginning

Athena Duran, Staff Writer

February 4, 2014


Filed under Campus, Student Bios

"High school has definitely been more challenging academically. I've had to adjust to a heavier work load," said freshman Sophie Clark. Like most of her fellow classmates, Clark has spent the year learning the ins and outs of Carlmont. Though social cliques can be heavily enforced within a high school,...

Freshman steps up on varsity

Freshman steps up on varsity

Claire Porter, Staff Writer

January 29, 2014


Filed under Student Bios

Playing on a varsity team is a huge accomplishment, but even more so for a freshman. Jacob Lloyd, a freshman at Carlmont, is the only freshman on the varsity basketball team, and his spot is very much earned. “Since I was six, I knew I loved basketball and I try every day to get better and bette...

Freshman Fever vs. Senioritis

Freshman Fever vs. Senioritis

Iris Berber, Staff Writer

December 3, 2013


Filed under Around Campus

Freshman year is a new start for many students -- to have a clean slate, make new friends, and ultimately start fresh. Some admit that their first year is nerve-wrecking as the transition to high school can be intimidating at first. On the other hand, seniors -- for the most part -- are just counting down the da...

Freshman Choir members share advice for future Scots

Freshman Choir members share advice for future Scots

November 8, 2013


Filed under A&E

Freshman Scots are always eager to share their own experiences and tips for surviving their first year of choir for upcoming Scots looking to join. “Carlmont Choir is much more outgoing and no one is afraid to be who they are and everyone is comfortable around each other” said 14-year-old Matth...

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