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Carlmont practices with new standardized test

Carlmont practices with new standardized test

Hanalei Pham, Staff Writer

October 28, 2015


Filed under Campus

Scantrons and multiple choice is giving way to a new type of testing in the form of Smarter Balanced assessments. This year will be the first year Carlmont fully implements Smarter Balanced testing. The week of Oct. 26 to Oct. 29 has served as practice to acclimate both students and teachers to...

Varsity volleyball barely pulls through with a victory

Varsity volleyball barely pulls through with a victory

Mackenzie O'Connell, Staff Writer

October 21, 2015


Filed under Sports

The Lady Scots won a tight victory against the Half Moon Bay Cougars on Oct. 20 as the score bounced back and forth between Carlmont and the underestimated Cougars. The scoreboard held close scores throughout each of the three sets as the teams played neck and neck in hopes of a victory. Team Captain...

Arm wrestling competition not popular with students

Arm wrestling competition not popular with students

Andrew Cross, Staff Writer

May 19, 2015


Filed under Campus

With the end of the year approaching, students are starting to prepare for finals, and an arm wrestling competition. Like every year, students try to make sure that they can maintain good grades so the finals wont effect them. "I make up all the zeros I have and turn in all of my homework so I...

‘Pitch Perfect’ is back with a new beat

‘Pitch Perfect’ is back with a new beat

Adriana Ramirez, Staff Writer

May 18, 2015


Filed under A&E

Summer is almost here, and with it comes upbeat music to party to. "Crazy Youngsters" from the "Pitch Perfect 2" soundtrack is that kind of song. "Pitch Perfect 2," which came out on May 15, was the sequel to a movie about college girls who were part of an a cappella group, called the Barden...

Israel shares its water-saving strategies with California

Israel shares its water-saving strategies with California

Victor Li, Staff Writer

May 11, 2015


Filed under Campus

"Israel no longer has a water shortage," said Uri Shani, a Hebrew University professor and former director of the Israel Water Authority. Yet only six years ago, Israel was in a dire drought similar to that of California's, and from its experience Israel has developed a number of water-saving techniques...

Shakespeare with a twist

Shakespeare with a twist

Kiera Pendleton-White, Staff Writer

May 5, 2015


Filed under A&E, Top News

“To be or not to be, that is the question.” This quote from the classic play “Hamlet” is normally very serious in context, as it originated in a scene in which Prince Hamlet considers suicide. It becomes significantly less dramatic when Prince Hamlet is angrily trudging across the stage...

‘The Last: Naruto the Movie’ ends with satisfaction and outrage

‘The Last: Naruto the Movie’ ends with satisfaction and outrage

Karen Gao, Staff Writer

May 1, 2015


Filed under A&E

"The Last: Naruto the Movie" was a breathtaking way to end the popular "Naruto" series with the characters and story concluding in a final conflict. The "Naruto" franchise is about Naruto Uzumaki, a young ninja who is shunned by his village, but aims to become a strong ninja and to be acknowledged...

Give back and volunteer at Hand ‘n Hand with the Belmont Library

Give back and volunteer at Hand ‘n Hand with the Belmont Library

Ethan Wong, Staff Writer

April 27, 2015


Filed under Bios, Campus

The majority of the adults working at the Belmont library don't make a single penny there. These adults put in their own time to give back to the community, and Carlmont's Hand 'n Hand with the Belmont library club aims to help out at the Belmont library through their volunteer work. Founder...

Living with the guilt

Living with the guilt

Tori Shanefelter, Staff Writer

April 25, 2015


Filed under Features, Sensitive Thoughts

It’s around four in the morning as she lays awake staring mindlessly at the ceiling. Despite being engulfed in the warmth of her bed, she feels nothing except for the numbness in her heart. Whenever she closes her eyes, her ears fill with the calming laughter of her best friend. It’s been two...

Welcome to adulthood, proceed with caution

Welcome to adulthood, proceed with caution

Jessica Adair, Staff Writer

April 24, 2015


Filed under Opinion, The Way It Is

This past week I had my first overnight visit at a college and it was a shock to my system. Everyone always talks about what they think college is going to be like: staying up late, going to parties, having freedom to do whatever they want. And all of that is true. But as far as the whole freedom part,...

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