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Choosing school over health should not be glorified

Choosing school over health should not be glorified

Leea Ivanel, Staff Writer
June 8, 2017
Filed under Opinion

"I got five hours of sleep last night." "Well, I got only three because I had a math test." "Guys, I didn't even get that much sleep combined in this past week. Y'all are weak." Somehow, being a sleep-deprived zombie has become a bragging right on high school campuses across America, and it has...

Sandpiper Elementary School plans to expand

Sandpiper Elementary School plans to expand

Sean Vanderaa, Staff Writer
May 25, 2017
Filed under News

In late May, a proposal is set to come before city officials to discuss the expansion of Sandpiper Elementary School in Redwood Shores. The plan would increase the size of the campus and accommodate an extra 220 students. The new building would be used by students during the day but would also be available...

As the school year wraps up, students search for summer jobs

As the school year wraps up, students search for summer jobs

Denton Silfvast, Staff Writer
May 19, 2017
Filed under Campus

For most students, the end of the school year means 2 1/2 months of time off and relaxation; for some students, however, the work never stops. Students who work during the summer earn money for a wide variety of reasons, ranging from snacks, cars, or simply to save for the future. Their jobs incl...

A senior’s reflection on high school

A senior’s reflection on high school

Ryan Geronimo, Segment Producer
May 12, 2017
Filed under ScotCenter

Ryan Geronimo reports on the senior class and its final thoughts before exiting high school.

Multimedia Commission films videos to promote school spirit

Multimedia Commission films videos to promote school spirit

Amy Fullerton, Staff Writer
April 3, 2017
Filed under Campus

The eyes of students light up as they view the most recent video made by ASB on their phones after getting a notification on social media about recent events coming up. These videos and social media posts would not have been made possible without the brains of Media Commission. Media Commission is...

Carlmont opens its doors to the public

Carlmont opens its doors to the public

Katrina Wiebenson, Staff Writer
March 15, 2017
Filed under Campus

The opportunity for the public to explore Carlmont High School is here. Carlmont open house is taking place on March 16. Open house is a night where parents or the general public can visit classes and learn about what Carlmont High School has to offer for its students. “I go to open house to...

School officials consider turning Barrett into an elementary school

School officials consider turning Barrett into an elementary school

George Sharkey, Staff Writer
March 9, 2017
Filed under News, Top News

Overcrowding in the Belmont-Redwood Shores School District (BRSSD) is causing officials to look at Barrett Community Center as a fix. According to BRSSD's website, “Over the last 10 years, our school district enrollment has grown by 70 percent.” Michael Milliken, the superintendent of BSSR...

Outside sports generate debate over PE credit

Outside sports generate debate over PE credit

Mike Carlson, Staff Writer
March 7, 2017
Filed under Features

Out-of-school sports can offer Carlmont students benefits, but they can also come with drawbacks. The benefits include valuable friendships, increased discipline, and staying in physical shape, while the drawbacks come mostly from the time crunch created by participating in a demanding activity....

School borders decrease diversity at Carlmont

School borders decrease diversity at Carlmont

Natalya Camacho, Staff Writer
February 23, 2017
Filed under Features

Carlmont High School no longer experiences the enrichment brought there by the diverse students coming from the neighboring communities.                              The Sequoia Union High School District (SUHSD) superintendent, James Lianides has approved the reposition of the bou...

Insecurities stem from social media

Insecurities stem from social media

Ashley Marchi, Staff Writer
February 22, 2017
Filed under Features, Top News

Social media reinforces teenage insecurities on many levels. Many students in America feel these insecurities on a daily basis as they strive to reach the expectations governed by the media. Society creates false pictures of what is normal. People compare themselves to others and manipulate th...

Private schools vs. Public schools: Bay Area edition

Private schools vs. Public schools: Bay Area edition

Maya Benjamin, Staff Writer
February 21, 2017
Filed under Features

When moving away from Texas in 2003, Leslie McPherson and her husband Glenn McPherson sought an area with good public schools. When they heard about the Bay Area, they knew it was right for them. “Glenn and I moved specifically to this area for the schools that are available here,” said Leslie M...

ASB strives for inclusivity in spirit events

ASB strives for inclusivity in spirit events

Sarah Cheung, Staff Writer
February 8, 2017
Filed under Features

The typical student recognizes the sound of the cheerleading team at sports games and sees the frantic dash to buy tickets for homecoming. But do these prove the existence of school spirit, or are they merely stereotypical phases done at certain times each year? At Carlmont High School, ASB coord...

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