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Students use YouTube as a means of self-expression

Students use YouTube as a means of self-expression

Julia Rhodie, Staff Writer

May 28, 2019

A creative outlet is something many students seek as a way to express their feelings. Commonly, students do this by taking a dance class, piano lessons, or drawing. More young people have taken to a new platform for self-expression: YouTube. Included in this group are students, even here at school. ...

Finals cause extra stress for students in language classes

Finals cause extra stress for students in language classes

Katie Blondino, Staff Writer

May 25, 2019

Although finals week is approaching fast, exams for the different language classes have already begun. In most classes, teachers administer only one or two finals in the two hour period. This can include multiple choice, short answer, essay finals, and so on. However, the language classes at C...

Carlmont Con allows students to share creative content

Carlmont Con allows students to share creative content

Talia Fine, Scot Scoop Editor

May 20, 2019

Carlmont Con, an event organized by ASB President Valerie Wang, was presented as a quasi-music festival. However, this one would exclusively feature the creative content of Carlmont students. This content included musical stylings from bands and solo-artists, clothing such as sweatshirts and scrunchies,...

Art brings new energy to Redwood City

Art brings new energy to Redwood City

Audrey Luey, Staff Writer

May 7, 2019

The Redwood City Parks and Arts Foundation hosted its monthly Open Paint 2.0 community event, welcoming friends, family, and strangers to the Redwood City Courthouse Square to enjoy an afternoon of outdoor painting. The Community Advocacy Through Art (CATA) organization presents Open Paint 2.0, with programs including local nonprofits and the artwork of rising hi...

Warm weather sparks exploration

Warm weather sparks exploration

Leela Stuepfert, Staff Writer

May 6, 2019

With the variety of outdoor adventures located near Half Moon Bay, there is no longer a need to travel all the way down to the beach to breathe in salty air and gaze upon whales. As the winter season takes a turn into the summer, high school students are tempted to explore new vistas. “My friend...

Wii Boxing tournament is a knockout among students

Wii Boxing tournament is a knockout among students

Kevin Shimizu, Staff Writer

May 4, 2019

For the first time in Carlmont history, ASB organized a Wii Boxing tournament, complete with a makeshift ring for anyone who wanted to participate. The tournament lasted from April 29 to May 3 during lunch in room A8. Over 48 participants came to try their skills against others in a virtual boxing match. ...

Farm to Table: Youth raise livestock in the Bay Area

Farm to Table: Youth raise livestock in the Bay Area

Pablo Pinilla, Staff Writer

May 1, 2019

When people think about county fairs, they usually associate them with hot summer days, carnival rides and games, cotton candy, and livestock exhibitions. What most fair-goers don't realize is that for some young people, the county fair is more than just a day of summer fun. In fact, for members of local...

ASB prepares for the annual Scotsland

ASB prepares for the annual Scotsland

Francesca D'Urzo, Staff Writer

April 24, 2019

Amidst the mounting stress of the final quarter, ASB aims to reduce this academic tension by preparing for Carlmont’s annual Scotsland festival earlier in order to provide students with something to look forward to before finals. Melina Dimick, a junior and an Assemblies Commissioner, said, “With the mos...

Moods shift as weather heats up

Moods shift as weather heats up

Auva Soheili, Staff Writer

April 22, 2019

For Californians, the emergence of warm sunny days means one thing: the wait is finally over! The sun washes over the sky giving students the opportunity to switch up their wardrobe, improve their moods, or try to avoid the common sunburn. "When there are more vibrant colors and brightness around...

Counselors help Carlmont students choose their path

Counselors help Carlmont students choose their path

Katie Blondino, Staff Writer

April 18, 2019

With the end of the school year fast approaching, counselors are finishing up their appointments with students regarding class options for next year. Counselors meet with around five to seven students per day for their appointments which can last up to 20 to 30 minutes each. “The amount of time s...

Chess tournament brings competitive mindsets to Fox

Chess tournament brings competitive mindsets to Fox

Audrey Luey, Staff Writer

April 16, 2019

Advantage Chess sponsored their annual scholastic chess tournament at Fox Elementary School last weekend, where over 100 students participated. The chess tournaments serve as fundraisers for the Fox School PTA, as all staff members are volunteers. The club began with about 80 kids, but as chess grad...

French exchange students say bonjour to California

French exchange students say bonjour to California

Emma O'Connor, Staff Writer

April 12, 2019

The sand, the waves, and the sun. Those and many more reasons attract people to California like a magnet. Since the start of spring break, French exchange students have been experiencing the true California lifestyle with the help of their host families showing them around the area and fully imm...

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