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Road to Girl Scout Silver Award is plagued with obstacles

Road to Girl Scout Silver Award is plagued with obstacles

Robyn Stein, Staff Writer

March 1, 2019

Imagine a Cadet Girl Scout is learning about the Silver Award. The scout already completed the Bronze Award as a junior (ages 9–11), so the Girl Scout thinks, “How much harder can it possibly be?” Despite reviewing the Girl Scout guide, she assumes it won’t be that difficult. As soon as she starts discussing what she wants to do with the troop leader, she realizes th...

Girl Scouts adapt to 21st century

Girl Scouts adapt to 21st century

Anna Feng, Scot Scoop Editor

March 22, 2018

As February rolls around, one can expect to find Girl Scouts selling cookies at every corner of the neighborhood. However, these delectable treats are now available for purchase online and through credit card. As of 2012, the Girl Scout organization has implemented a system where Girl Scouts can use...

Girl Scout cookies entice students

Girl Scout cookies entice students

Parker English, Staff Writer

February 5, 2018

A new season is here: the season of Girl Scout cookies. There are eight different types of Girl Scout cookies from Little Brownie Bakers; Thin Mints, Samoas, Do-si-dos, Tagalongs, Savanah Smiles, and Trefoils are all $5 while S'mores and Toffee-tastics are $6. This price difference is due to the two "specialty" c...

Girls Who Code Club supports women in computer science

Girls Who Code Club supports women in computer science

Alena Ruhstaller, Scot Scoop Editor

November 6, 2017

The Girls Who Code Club offers opportunities for girls at Carlmont to discover the language of code and explore the possibilities of computer science careers. The Girls Who Code organization, which started with 20 girls in New York City, is present in high school clubs in all corners of the United Stat...

Girl Up Club fosters women empowerment

Girl Up Club fosters women empowerment

Kaylee George, Editor-in-Chief

March 22, 2017

Seventy-five percent of HIV-infected youth between the ages of 15-24 are girls. One in seven girls in developing countries is married before the age of 15. Fifty percent of all sexual assaults worldwide are against girls 15 or younger. These are among the many harsh realities faced by many girls...

‘The Danish Girl’ is the girl worth fighting for

‘The Danish Girl’ is the girl worth fighting for

Holly Chen, Staff Writer

January 16, 2016

A pale hand traces the hem of a white dress. A quick downward glance at silk stockings. A gentle breath, releasing one's confinements or realizing who one truly is. This moment is sensuous, yet enlightening. Breaths are held still as vivid colors consume the simple elegance of the moment. This is how...

‘Gone Girl’ lives up to best-seller status

‘Gone Girl’ lives up to best-seller status

Colley Lourn, Staff Writer

October 8, 2014

David Fincher's "Gone Girl" is a thriller determined to stay one step ahead of the audience. "Gone Girl" brings an anniversary scavenger hunt into a new light. Ben Affleck plays Nick Dunne, husband of Amy Dunne (Rosamund Pike), who is missing on the morning of their anniversary. That morning...

11-year-old girl qualifies for U.S. Open

11-year-old girl qualifies for U.S. Open

Taran Sun, Managing Editor

May 21, 2014

Lucy Li, an 11 year old living in Redwood Shores, made golf history on May 19 when she became the youngest person to ever qualify for the Women’s U.S. Open Championship. Li is a sixth grader who, according to the San Mateo Daily Journal, qualified for the U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links Championship...

Conforming to ‘white girl’ fashion for comfort

Conforming to ‘white girl’ fashion for comfort

Ariana Crame, Staff Writer

March 1, 2014

Everyone has seen at least one girl walking around in what everyone is calling a “white girl” outfit, which includes UGG boots, leggings/yoga pants, and a Juicy jacket and/or a North Face jacket. Many female students at Carlmont wear this uniform. Some people do it to fit in and others do it jus...

‘New Girl’: new twists, new surprises

‘New Girl’: new twists, new surprises

Tara Ebrahimpour, Staff Writer

May 6, 2013

New Girl, a highly popular TV show amongst teenage girls, is wrapping up its second season. It has been highly successful since it first aired on Fox in 2011. It has been nominated for two Golden Globe awards and five Emmy awards. It stars Zooey Deschanel as Jess. Other recurring characters in...

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