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No more GSA for Carlmont

No more GSA for Carlmont

Karen Gao, Staff Writer

August 28, 2015


Filed under Activity Bios, Campus

This year, Carlmont's Gay-Straight Alliance is changing its name to Queer-Straight Alliance (QSA), but what does this change represent? The club's main goal is to provide a supporting and nurturing environment for LGBT+ (lesbian-gay-bisexual-trans) youth and their allies. Club Secretary,  junior...

Gregg Patner wants to be more than just your vice principal

Gregg Patner wants to be more than just your vice principal

Zoe Wildman, Highlander Editor-in-chief

August 26, 2015


Filed under Staff Bios

Since 1997, Gregg Patner has been using his bilingualism and unique skills to help English-language learners, students with special needs, and now the 9th and 11th grades at Carlmont High School. Some of the qualities that made Patner especially appealing as a candidate for the Vice Principal position...

Students enjoy more than just dancing at this year’s prom

Students enjoy more than just dancing at this year’s prom

Lauren Tierney, Staff Writer

May 11, 2015


Filed under Campus

On May 1, 740 Carlmont students attended prom at the San Francisco Academy of Sciences. This year prom featured way more than just eating and dancing. Students could explore the museum's aquarium exhibits, sing karaoke, take photos in the photo booth, and choose from various delicious food options. Two...

Why the Bay Area is more progressive than other areas in the United States

Why the Bay Area is more progressive than other areas in the United States

Becca Garner, Staff Writer

May 8, 2015


Filed under Features, Sensitive Thoughts

There is a reason Fox News has disparaged the Bay Area for its “San Francisco values.” San Francisco is considered one of the most liberal cities in the nation. “The Bay Area is more open minded than other places; people are more welcoming. Elsewhere, everyone is not as tolerant of individuality,”...

Pacquiao vs. Mayweather: more than just a fight

Pacquiao vs. Mayweather: more than just a fight

Bijan Khalili, Sports Columnist

April 29, 2015


Filed under Sports Talk

The highly publicized Floyd Mayweather Jr. versus Manny Pacquiao fight is finally happening on Saturday, May 2. People have been wanting to see this fight since 2009, and now it is becoming a reality. Of course, this fight will require a lot of media attention. It is billed as "The Fight of the Centu...

Coed dorm rooms become more common

Coed dorm rooms become more common

Connie Yi, Staff Writer

March 20, 2015


Filed under College Craze, Features, Top News

One girl, one guy, one room. While some students may consider coed dorm rooms to be a new and worthwhile experience, some see it ending in disaster. Seniors have began receiving acceptance letters from colleges, and have to start planning on how they are going to live when they go off to college. Most...

College requirements are more than what meets the eye

College requirements are more than what meets the eye

Holly Chen, Staff Writer

February 5, 2015


Filed under College Craze, Features

College is just around the corner for many students, and it is time to start preparing. Many high school students do not know what tests are required for them to pass, and what courses they should take. They base their applications on requirements printed by College Board. Yet does College Board actu...

Complain less, vote more

Complain less, vote more

Ayesha Abbasi, Social Media Editor

October 8, 2014


Filed under Opinion, Original Opinions

We live in an age of all time high political apathy for the younger generation, which entails us having record low voter turnouts. People complain about campaign finance roofs and how the rich have the power to control elections. About how internet rights are being de-neutralized, how privacy rights...

DECA prepares students for more than a career in business

DECA prepares students for more than a career in business

Arianna Bayangos, News Editor

September 4, 2014


Filed under Activity Bios

Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA) molds the future businesspeople of Carlmont. DECA is a worldwide business organization that exposes students to a career in business in fields such as finance, marketing, hospitality and tourism, and entrepreneurship. Carlmont graduate Rachel Lin started...

A student who does more than most

A student who does more than most

Sarah Boro, Editor

March 19, 2014


Filed under Campus, Volunteering

Who has time these days to finish homework, do chores, study for tests, and remain sane? Imagine adding a heaping load of volunteering into the monthly mix. However, sophomore Kamrin Choye does all of the above while fulfilling her moral responsibility to the community. Through Carlmont, Choye participates...

5 Seconds of Summer’s new EP draws in more fans

5 Seconds of Summer’s new EP draws in more fans

March 1, 2014


Filed under A&E

The up and coming Australian band, 5 Seconds of Summer is sweeping the hearts and ears of many teenage girls in multiple countries. The four boys, Michael Clifford, Luke Hemmings, Calum Hood and Ashton Irwin jump started their careers when they first appeared as the opening act for the popular boyband, ...

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