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California State Parks Foundation needs volunteers for Earth Day event

California State Parks Foundation needs volunteers for Earth Day event

Camille Dunning, Staff Writer
February 22
Filed under News

The clang of aluminum Sprite cans and the crinkle of loose Doritos bags are familiar sounds to volunteers at the California State Parks Foundation (CSPF) Earth Day Restoration and Cleanup.   The CSPF Earth Day Restoration and Cleanup provides opportunities for California residents to do somethin...

Carlmont vs. Carlmont in this year’s FOMF competition

Carlmont vs. Carlmont in this year’s FOMF competition

Maxwell Jung, Staff Writer
February 14
Filed under Campus

Over the past weekend, many students could be seen flocking to and from the Carlmont library. These students were part of the well-known trivia hunt: Friends of Millard Fillmore (FOMF). This year only Carlmont participated in the event, so the school was split into two teams, grey and blue, based on ...

Volleyball goes to CCS Finals for the first time in ten years

Volleyball goes to CCS Finals for the first time in ten years

Izzy Mitchell, Staff Writer
November 19
Filed under Sports, Top News

One small step for  a high school athlete. One giant leap for Carlmont volleyball. The number one seed Los Altos Eagles were defeated by fifth seed Carlmont Scots on Wednesday Nov. 18 at the Central Coast Section (CCS). At Piedmont High School, San Jose, the gym was missing the Screamin' Scots....

Students get ready for this year’s prom

Students get ready for this year’s prom

Andrew Cross, Staff Writer
April 30
Filed under Campus

The wait is finally over. This week Carlmont will have their yearly prom on Friday, May 1 at the Academy of Sciences. The dance is from 9 p.m. to 12 p.m. and is only an upperclassmen dance. Like every other year, prom is an exciting time for students. It's a count down to the end of the school...

Former Carlmont student killed at 19 years old

Former Carlmont student killed at 19 years old

Kimiko Okumura, Staff Writer
April 30
Filed under News, Top News

Former Carlmont student Denis Meshchyshyn, 19 years old, was killed in an altercation behind Wendy’s restaurant on April 25. According to the Belmont Police report, two friends of Meshchyshyn went to the parking lot behind Wendy’s to meet him, and saw him fighting with the unknown suspect. As...

Choosing next year’s classes

Choosing next year’s classes

Sophie Haddad and Becca Fradkin
February 13
Filed under Podcasts

      Choosing next year's classes

Carlmont FOMF beats out Castilleja two years in a row

Carlmont FOMF beats out Castilleja two years in a row

Ethan Wong, Staff Writer
February 5
Filed under Campus, Top News

On Feb. 5, 2015 defending champion Carlmont's Friends of Millard Fillmore club received its second trophy in two years. Every year since Dr. Robert Hunter started FOMF in 1969, Carlmont has been participating in the trivia hunt that occurs on the weekend of Feb. 2. FOMF is a trivia hunt in which...

Isono balances 11 years of hula

Isono balances 11 years of hula

Connie Yi, Staff Writer
February 3
Filed under Campus, Student Bios

At 4 years old, many children attend preschool to learn the alphabet song. Sophomore Kiana Isono set her mind to become a hula dancer. "My mom lived in Hawaii so I was aways surrounded by hula dancers and I always thought they were really pretty so I wanted to be pretty too," said Isono. That...

Music teacher of 31 years inspires students

Music teacher of 31 years inspires students

Sonia Paulo, Staff Writer
January 29
Filed under Campus, Staff Bios

John DaBaldo is head of the instrumental music program at Carlmont High School. He has taught at the school for eight years, but not many people know that he had a music career long before. DaBaldo started playing the trumpet when he was three after seeing his older brother take up the hobby. “I...

Game Boy turns 25 years old

Game Boy turns 25 years old

Aria Frangos, Staff Writer
April 21
Filed under A&E

The Game Boy, one of the original and most iconic handheld gaming devices, had its 25th birthday on April 21, 2014. On April 21, 1989, Nintendo introduced the 8-bit game system to the world. Game Boy was not the first of its kind on the market, but it is widely considered to be the one that revolutionized...

Second shooting at Ford Hood in five years

Second shooting at Ford Hood in five years

Dana Benelli, Staff Writer
April 8
Filed under News

It’s happened again. Army Specialist Ivan Lopez killed three people in a shooting at Fort Hood, Texas, on April 2. Lopez also wounded 16 other people before shooting himself when confronted by a female military police officer. Fort Hood experienced a shooting back in 2009 that left 13 soldiers dead ...

Eleven years an equestrian

Eleven years an equestrian

Athena Duran, Staff Writer
April 1
Filed under Campus, Student Bios, Top News

"I started liking horses when I was 5 years old because my mom bought me a toy horse," said senior Lauren Livengood. Some young equestrians began to take interest in their early childhood years. For Livengood, her passion sprouted at age 5 and took root at age 7. Livengood said, "I loved it right...

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