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Students and staff adjust to minimum day

Students and staff adjust to minimum day

Samantha Chu, Scot Scoop Editor

March 16, 2018

It's around noon, and the bell rings. On normal schools days, it would be lunchtime. However, on March 16, it's the end of school. These shortened days are known as minimum days, when class periods are 30 minutes long, meaning that school ends at 12:12 p.m.   "Usually, we have a minimu...

Belmont invests in a city minimum wage

Belmont invests in a city minimum wage

Justin Som, Staff Writer

September 1, 2017

California already has the third highest minimum wage in the nation, but the Belmont City Council isn't content with that. To counter the high living costs of the Bay Area, the City Council has drafted their own proposal for Belmont: a minimum wage. The goal is straightforward, according to Belmont Ma...

Smarter Balanced testing disrupts class

Smarter Balanced testing disrupts class

Jackson Monge, Staff Writer

April 22, 2016

Aside from heralding the beginning of spring, April is the harbinger of the Smarter Balanced assessments. Sophomores are tested in biology and juniors in English. This is part of the results of the No Child Left Behind Act, which passed in Congress and was signed into law by President George W. Bush....

Students react to minimum wage increase in California

Students react to minimum wage increase in California

Hannah Young, Staff Writer

October 14, 2014

The increase in minimum wage in California has affected the working students at Carlmont. This past summer, California voted to increase minimum wage from $8 per hour to $9 per hour. However, living costs are also increasing simultaneously. Gasoline prices are nearly $4 now, a huge concern for student...

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