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Student packs hurt their backs

Student packs hurt their backs

Ryan Franaszek, Staff Writer
April 4, 2017
Filed under Campus

Every day, between school work and extracurricular activities, Carlmont students lug their binders, notebooks, lunch, and other equipment all on their backs. The immense amount and weight of supplies that students bring may equate to their academic success at the cost of their physical health. According...

A clean campus promotes positive attitudes

A clean campus promotes positive attitudes

Ryan Franaszek, Staff Writer
March 19, 2017
Filed under Campus

Throwing away trash is not the top priority for every student. However, by eliminating the trash, students can make the campus look much cleaner and increase positivity throughout the community. “I am happier with a clean campus because there is no disgusting mold,” said Charles Hong, a sophomore. Unfortunately,...

Filmmaking and Animation Clubs reel in the action to merge

Filmmaking and Animation Clubs reel in the action to merge

Cath Lei, Staff Writer
March 1, 2017
Filed under Campus

The path to perfection for any live-action or animation film requires more than lights, camera, and action. This is a truth that filmmakers know all too well, but the finished product is always worth the effort. Animation Club meets Fridays at lunch in F10, while Filmmaking Club meets on the first...

Publicity Commission informs student body

Publicity Commission informs student body

Izzy Lunderman, Staff Writer
March 1, 2017
Filed under Campus

While roaming through Carlmont's hallways, students notice vibrant posters adorned on lockers and walls publicizing sports events and other activities. The posters depict hand-drawn images of events such as the upcoming UNO tournament in March, a Just Dance tournament in the quad, school sports games,...

Students elect new ASB officers

Students elect new ASB officers

Kathryn Stratz, Staff Writer
February 27, 2017
Filed under Campus, Top News

Carlmont’s halls were filled with campaign posters and encouraging signs that read, “vote for me,” during the weeks before Feb. 24. However, campaign season has officially come to an end. The election results for ASB president and class officer positions have been released. The ASB president for the...

Stop feeling guilty for being happy

Stop feeling guilty for being happy

Leea Ivanel, Staff Writer
February 27, 2017
Filed under Humans of Carlmont, Opinion

As I laid down with my friend on the field of our elementary school reminiscing about happier times, both of us couldn't help but feel a sense of anxiety. Not because we weren't having a great time feeling like kids again -- because we were -- but because we couldn't stop thinking about how we could...

Food for student thought

Food for student thought

Kylie Lin, Staff Writer
February 9, 2017
Filed under Features, Top News

When seeking to improve their grades, students seldom think about heading towards the fridge. However, numerous studies done by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Institutes of Health, and various universities have shown that teenagers’ eating habits strongly affect academic performance. Factors that promote this correlation i...

Carlmont student executes his vision to unite campus

Carlmont student executes his vision to unite campus

Jordan Greene, Staff Writer
February 2, 2017
Filed under Campus, Top News

Turning an idea into action takes a lot of work. No one knows this better than Naser Abdelrahman, Carlmont senior and vice president of the Muslim Fellowship Club, who began planning an interfaith week for the Carlmont campus in mid-November. Inspired by current events, Abdelrahman believed that this week...

Teachers advocate for test retakes

Teachers advocate for test retakes

Jordan Greene, Staff Writer
November 10, 2016
Filed under Campus

Students don't want to see themselves fail.  After receiving a poor grade on a test, many students store the paper away and never look back at it. However, in many cases, one test grade does not truly reflect a student's knowledge and understanding of a concept. Physics teacher Veronica Heintz is a strong believer in a growth mindset and has a...

Student Union reopens with improved facilities

Student Union reopens with improved facilities

Connor Lin, Staff Writer
October 28, 2016
Filed under Campus, Top News

As students travel across campus to get to class, many of them encounter construction detours restricting their paths. One of these construction sites was the remodeling of the Student Union. On Oct. 27, Carlmont reopened the Student Union after 18 weeks of construction. Project Manager Allan F...

Carlmont’s Got Talent showcases student voices

Carlmont’s Got Talent showcases student voices

Rachel Borshchenko and Minh-Han Vu
May 5, 2016
Filed under Campus, Multimedia

Senior and ASB Vice President Lukas Kelly checks the quad sound system in preparation for day one of Carlmont's Got Talent. (Minh-Han Vu) Senior Chris Tang plays a classical piece on a home-brought keyboard. Tang has performed in venues across the country and plans to pursue music afte...

Carlmont’s first Club Carnival is a success

Carlmont’s first Club Carnival is a success

Sophie Penn, Segment Producer
April 25, 2016
Filed under Campus, ScotCenter

On Friday, April 22, various clubs at Carlmont worked with ASB's Culture Commission to organize an after-school carnival for the student body. Clubs promoted themselves while selling food, giving out information, and providing entertainment.

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