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Moods shift as weather heats up

Moods shift as weather heats up

Auva Soheili, Staff Writer

April 22, 2019


Filed under Campus

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


Filed under Campus

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


Filed under News, Top News

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


Filed under Campus

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...

California’s oldest charter school hopes to develop students’ social-emotional skills

California’s oldest charter school hopes to develop students’ social-emotional skills

Rachel McCrea, Staff Writer

April 9, 2019


Filed under Features

In most elementary and middle schools, academic skills are the biggest focus for teachers and children. Multiplication problems, flash cards, and learning cursive are some of the quintessential aspects of traditional grade-school education. However, high on a hill behind the Tierra Linda Middle School ca...

Playlist Club creates a relaxing space for all

Playlist Club creates a relaxing space for all

Alison Kim, Staff Writer

April 2, 2019


Filed under Campus

Music is an integral part of most teenagers lives. Students listen to music on the way to class, with friends, and while doing homework. There are many benefits to listening to music for teenagers and students. According to a 2013 study conducted by the American Psychological Association (APA), music...

Boat project has Carlmont students racing to the finish line

Boat project has Carlmont students racing to the finish line

Katie Blondino, Staff Writer

March 21, 2019


Filed under Campus, Top News

This year’s geometry classes competed against one another in the second annual boat race. The geometry teachers asked their students to create boats made only of cardboard, duct tape, and plastic bags that would be able to float across the pool and back while carrying a student. The project was...

School spirit adds a new element to one’s high school experience

School spirit adds a new element to one’s high school experience

Jai Sinha, Staff Writer

March 18, 2019


Filed under Features

The school colors are everywhere, appearing in azure blues and alabaster whites that cover hallways and student apparel alike. Posters created by ASB flutter on nearby walls as people walk by, dressed in wacky clothes that follow a central theme. But it isn’t Halloween. It’s a spirit day...

A light in the darkness: How different Carlmont students cope with struggles

A light in the darkness: How different Carlmont students cope with struggles

Zachary Khouri, Staff Writer

March 16, 2019


Filed under Features, News, Top News

DISCLAIMER: This article has themes involving depression, anxiety, and suicide. If these topics are likely to trigger you, it is suggested that you stop reading. “I want to die.” It rolls off of your tongue easier than ever before. You slip the graded paper, a red F, back into your binder, ...

Chinese students celebrate the Lunar New Year – Jai Sinha

Chinese students celebrate the Lunar New Year – Jai Sinha

Jai Sinha, Segment Producer

March 7, 2019


Filed under ScotCenter: Campus

Jai Sinha reports on Carlmont's Chinese classes celebrating the Lunar New Year.

Students advise peers on choosing classes for next year

Students advise peers on choosing classes for next year

Elle Brough, Staff Writer

February 27, 2019


Filed under Campus, Uncategorized

For juniors, sophomores, and freshmen, the task of choosing classes for next year has come around yet again. Sometimes choosing a class can be daunting, as the GPA boost that five-point classes offer often come with a huge workload. Many students look to others who have already taken the class...

Mid-winter break presents students with a choice

Mid-winter break presents students with a choice

Kevin Shimizu, Staff Writer

February 16, 2019


Filed under Campus

Mid-winter break, otherwise known as ski week, is one of a few breaks left before the scheduled dates for the Advanced Placement (AP) tests. This often causes students to make a pivotal decision when they are given days off: should they start studying? When considering such a timely decision, man...

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