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Counselors help Carlmont students choose their path

Counselors help Carlmont students choose their path

Katie Blondino, Staff Writer

April 18, 2019

With the end of the school year fast approaching, counselors are finishing up their appointments with students regarding class options for next year. Counselors meet with around five to seven students per day for their appointments which can last up to 20 to 30 minutes each. “The amount of time s...

College is expensive, but it doesn’t have to be

College is expensive, but it doesn’t have to be

Ellyse Holland, Staff Writer

March 1, 2019

The price people pay for a degree is equal to the price of purchasing a small home in Sacramento, California. But there are ways to decrease the amounts people pay for your education. The amount of money that families spend on a college education is often more than they can afford. This requires ...

AirPods untangle the future of technology

AirPods untangle the future of technology

Lizzy Hall, Staff Writer

February 5, 2019

AirPods are a game changer. Gone are the days of headphones getting caught while working out, spending forever connecting wireless headphones to cellular devices, and having to decide between charging a phone or listening to music. AirPods have been out since December 2016, yet their popularity...

DECA members exceed expectations at regional competition

DECA members exceed expectations at regional competition

Alison Kim, Staff Writer

January 21, 2019

Many high school students lack critical skills needed for college and the real world such as management, organization, communication, and presentation skills, and in an increasingly competitive world, it can be helpful to develop these skills early. This is exactly what DECA offers.  DECA is an in...

Electric cars: the future of road travel

Electric cars: the future of road travel

Miles Ozorio, Scot Scoop Editor

January 18, 2019

The ignition switches and the engine starts with a roar. A sheet of cold morning mist covers the air, and as you take a breath, steam escapes your mouth. Simultaneously, a dry smoke begins to leak out of the exhaust. Small drops of water drip out of the tailpipe, hitting the ground one by one. The car will take more than a few minutes to warm up, but still, the smoke and ...

Cities make an effort towards a more environmentally friendly future

Cities make an effort towards a more environmentally friendly future

Alyssa Huang, Staff Writer

January 17, 2019

For many people, the turn of the new year marks the starting point for new goals and aspirations, whether it is to become more fit, save money, or something completely different. This “starting point” not only applies to individuals, but to entire communities who seek to improve themselves in 2019. I...

Utility box art brings color to Belmont

Utility box art brings color to Belmont

Sjoerd Huitema, Staff writer

October 16, 2018

In order to make the utility boxes in Belmont more vibrant, the Belmont City Council and Parks and Recreation Commission have approved an art program. This program allows artists to paint the boxes and brighten up the city. Many of these boxes were plain and gray before the start of the program....

Students start planning for their future by taking the SAT

Students start planning for their future by taking the SAT

Samantha Chu, Managing Editor

May 11, 2018

High school strives to prepare students for the future. For some students, this could mean college, and an important aspect of preparing for that is the SAT. The Standardized Aptitude Test (SAT) is available for students to take multiple times a year, and on May 5, many had the opportunity to do ...

Investment Club teaches students to invest in their future

Investment Club teaches students to invest in their future

Taisiia Yakovenko, Staff Writer

May 10, 2018

High school students often complain that they were taught that mitochondria is the power house of the cell but not taught how to do taxes. Carlmont students took initiative in promoting financial literacy and started an Investment Club. “The purpose of this club is to inform students about topics...

A Straight (half-white) male explains the gender pay gap

A Straight (half-white) male explains the gender pay gap

Joseph Gomez, Segment Producer

April 6, 2018

Joseph Gomez explains the many problems of the common gender pay gap.

Declining FOMF awaits revival

Declining FOMF awaits revival

March 31, 2018

Friends of Millard Filmore (FOMF) is an organization that Carlmont students may have heard of, or maybe even looked down upon. As a research-based competition, its popularity has decreased — yet this hasn't stopped some of its leaders to push for more. Beginning in 1968 as an event only held at ...

Social Justice Sewing Academy pieces together the future

Social Justice Sewing Academy pieces together the future

Nisha Marino, Highlander Editor-in-Chief

March 26, 2018

People are angry. People are demanding social and political change. The Social Justice Sewing Academy (SJSA) provides a platform for people to express their emotions through art. According to its website, “By using textile art as a vehicle for personal transformation and community cohesion, SJSA...

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