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New summer reading activities leave the school Mars-struck

New summer reading activities leave the school Mars-struck

Talia Fine, Multimedia manager

September 24, 2018


Filed under In-Depth, Multimedia

This year, Carlmont held MASC, or Martian All-School Competition, as part of Martian Week, which started Aug. 20. Instead of having students sit on the field as in previous years, all students had at least a 10-minute lesson in every class about a topic related to The Martian.

Books students read don’t reflect Carlmont’s diverse population

Books students read don’t reflect Carlmont’s diverse population

Maya Benjamin, Staff Writer

January 23, 2018


Filed under Opinion

J.D. Salinger, F. Scott Fitzgerald, William Shakespeare. All three are accomplished writers. All three are white. Sandra Cisneros, also an accomplished writer. Cisneros is Mexican-American. During my two and a half years at Carlmont, Cisneros is the only Latino writer whose book I've been give...

Students vote on the 2017 summer reading book

Students vote on the 2017 summer reading book

Rachel Skrenta, Staff Writer

February 25, 2017


Filed under Campus

A decision finally left up to the students: the summer reading book. From Feb. 22 to Feb. 24, students had the opportunity to vote for the upcoming summer reading book through a Google Form. The genres varied from fantasy to nonfiction, and students chose their top three book choices. Some teachers required their classes to vote, but others merely ...

Dealing with Dyslexia: Students Overcome Reading Difficulties

Dealing with Dyslexia: Students Overcome Reading Difficulties

Sophia Wolczko, Staff Writer

February 5, 2017


Filed under Features

How often do read? Even little things count, like a title on a worksheet, the label on a cereal box, or the text one just received. How much effort did it take to read that sentence? The ability to read is one that society today takes for granted, a skill necessary for almost all types of education...

Paper is the better reading medium

Paper is the better reading medium

Karen Gao, Staff Writer

February 22, 2016


Filed under Opinion

A small weight rests on your lap. You hear the crisp sound of the page turning, and your eyes skim the curved words. Reading a book is commonly associated with this image. But now when it comes to reading, we imagine words flat and two-dimensional on a illuminated electronic screen with fingers...

Staged Reading Society talks it out

Staged Reading Society talks it out

Danielle Schneider, Staff Writer

February 25, 2014


Filed under Campus

Carlmont's drama department has been on the upswing. With recent shows such as The Laramie Project and Annie Get Your Gun, there has been plenty to see and do. These productions are only supplemented by the many after school and at lunch drama clubs, one of which is Staged Reading Society, or SRS for s...

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