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Scots Try It encourages students to get out of their comfort zone

Scots Try It encourages students to get out of their comfort zone

Madison Wong, Staff Writer
April 25, 2017
Filed under Campus

Whether it's clubs or sports, Carlmont students are being encouraged to try things that they thought they would never do. Sophomore Briana McDonald wanted to take that ideal even farther, creating Scots Try It with fellow sophomores Kinsey Cook and Kaitlyn Gates. The club's main focus will be to...

AP students prepare for exams

AP students prepare for exams

Aliyah Wachob, Staff Writer
April 25, 2017
Filed under Campus

As the days grow longer and warmer, thoughts of summertime fun begin to surface. Before students can embark on their vacations, though, they must slog their way through end-of-the-year final exams. However, for AP students, the first round of tests, the AP exams, comes sooner. The AP, or Advanced Placem...

Day of Silence speaks volumes for LGBTQ students

Day of Silence speaks volumes for LGBTQ students

Cath Lei, Staff Writer
April 20, 2017
Filed under Campus, Top News

Every year, students from thousands of schools take a vow of silence for one day to commemorate the LGBTQ lives affected by bullying and harassment. This year, Day of Silence will be on April 21. “LGBTQ students are pushed into silence by not always being in the right environment, not having someb...

Prom proposal competition excites students

Prom proposal competition excites students

Alyn Seymour, Staff Writer
April 6, 2017
Filed under Campus

Prom season has had a large effect on the Carlmont community. Prom will take place on April 28 and students are preparing by getting their formal wear and asking for a date. The Carlmont Promposal Competition Facebook group was created for upperclassmen who are asking someone or getting asked ...

Students dress up for spirit week

Students dress up for spirit week

Zaina Abdelrahman, Staff Writer
April 3, 2017
Filed under Campus

As the spirit of spring break makes its way through the Carlmont campus, ASB spirit commission organizes a spirit week to lead the way to vacation. Tyrese Lopez, a junior and a member of the spirit activities commission, said, “Our goal with the spirit week is to increase the spirit in the school in general and also get people excited...

Carlmont Academic Foundation works toward the ideal classroom

Carlmont Academic Foundation works toward the ideal classroom

Sarah Cheung, Staff Writer
March 29, 2017
Filed under Campus

The Carlmont Academic Foundation (CAF) is an organization made up of parents and volunteers who raise money to financially support the school's enriching programs, such as instrumental music and the biotechnology institute (BTI). “The money we raise allows smaller class sizes and sustains many innovative...

Spring events excite students

Spring events excite students

Alyn Seymour, Staff Writer
March 23, 2017
Filed under Campus

As the weather gets warmer and the end of school is nearing, more activities are being planned by ASB. With events like Gender Equality Week and Mini Madness over, Carlmont is already getting ready for fun end-of-year events. One event, in particular, that is coming up in the spring is prom,...

Students sign up for Carlmont’s Got Talent

Students sign up for Carlmont’s Got Talent

Sharon Tulman, Staff Writer
March 23, 2017
Filed under Campus

Singers, dancers, and artists will all be gathered in the quad for one competition and one prize. Carlmont’s Got Talent is an event during lunch where students can perform any talent they have. Students can sign up in the ASB room from March 20 to April 4. Jake Stulbarg, a junior who is part ...

Parents and students explore new classes and clubs

Parents and students explore new classes and clubs

Rachel Skrenta, Staff Writer
March 18, 2017
Filed under Campus, Top News

Although high school is intended for students, parents began to flood the halls and classrooms of Carlmont instead. Teachers welcomed visitors into their classrooms on March 16, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. during this year’s Open House. History teacher Jayson Waller said, “Open House is important because it’s one of the two scho...

Daylight Saving Time affects students’ sleep schedules

Daylight Saving Time affects students’ sleep schedules

Zachary Kuchlenz, Staff Writer
March 17, 2017
Filed under Campus

On March 12 at 2 a.m., clocks were set one hour ahead due to one of the most dreaded dates on the calendar, Daylight Saving Time. Some students dread this day because it means one less hour of sleep and a messed up sleep schedule while others may see it as a good thing. In a survey run by the American Academy of N...

Students join the fight for gender equality

Students join the fight for gender equality

Izzy Bruguera, Staff Writer
March 12, 2017
Filed under Campus

For over 150 years, women have fought for equal rights. This past week, that fight was brought to Carlmont. Run by the Human Relations Commission of ASB, Gender Equality Week featured a new theme and activity each day, from March 6 to March 10, that supported equal rights for all. Monday encour...

Students take every opportunity to prepare for the SAT

Students take every opportunity to prepare for the SAT

Denton Silfvast, Staff Writer
March 10, 2017
Filed under Campus

The most important test you will ever take. This is how many students view the SAT, so naturally, students have been flocking to register for the practice SAT on March 25. Sophomore Rachael Taube said, “The more times you take the test, the easier it gets. Practice makes perfect.” The more ...

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