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The student news site of Carlmont High School in Belmont, California.

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Students pet a llama in the petting area during Scotsland. I really enjoyed the entire event, especially the llamas, Franklin said.
Scotsland raises end-of-year spirit at Carlmont
Jonas Sijbrant, Staff Writer • May 23, 2024

Carlmont hosted its annual Scotsland celebration featuring llamas, games, and business events. Scotsland is an annual celebration of school...

A Carlmont student puts unwanted food in the share bins at lunchtime. The bins are sectioned into fruit/packaged snacks, cold food, hot food, and utensils and condiments. Sometimes I put stuff in the share bin so others can have them, said Vanessa McMahon.
New share bins reduce lunch waste and cultivate community
Emma Fry, Staff Writer • May 21, 2024

With the initiative to tackle food waste and foster a community spirit, Carlmont has recently introduced share bins in the student union cafeteria. These...

Many students get a job over the summer as a lifeguard, one of them being sophomore Eli Samon. Im super excited to be working as a lifeguard over the break because it seems like itll be more fun than most  other jobs, Samon said.
Summer activities heat up with student applications
Mateo Golomb, Staff Writer • May 14, 2024

As summer approaches and the school year comes to an end, many students increase their productivity during the summer.  Although waking up...

A group of AAPI dancers perform their dance to a Hawaiian song relating to their ethnic origin. During the festival, numerous performances embraced diverse cultural backgrounds. “I learned a lot more about how the dancing tells a story and hear the details of how the hula tells a story,” said volunteer Shannon Cheng. “Also, its a way to pass down stories through generations.”
AAPI Heritage Festival enlivens St. Mark’s Square
Matthew Law, Staff Writer • May 27, 2024

St. Mark's Square hosted its first-ever Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Festival featuring hula dancers, local artists, and AAPI...

Colleges are actively trying to improve and uplift some economic burden on students. Scholarships, grants, and other forms of financial aid are extremely important and helpful in keeping higher education accessible for all. Without these forms of aid, it is certain that nearly all universities will see a huge loss in attendance by lower-middle-class students, said Alex Kim, a sophomore at Carlmont.
New study reflects the value of a college degree
Joshua Wu, Staff Writer • May 22, 2024

A new study conducted by the College Futures Foundation highlights the economic impact and returns for higher education and the need to ensure...

Attendees of the 2024 LobsterFest fundraiser raise their paddles to bid in an auction held during the event. “Everyone was enjoying the food, and it was my first time seeing a silent auction, so it was a really cool experience to see so many people bidding,” said Victoria Jung, one of the volunteers at the Lobster Fest.
Rotary Club Lobster Fest fundraiser raises money for global and community causes
Hailee Byun, Staff Writer • May 8, 2024

The Rotary Club of Belmont and Redwood Shores hosted its annual 2024 Lobster Fest fundraiser at Twin Peaks Community Center this past Saturday. The...

A guest wants to find something new to explore and experience at Disneyland. Mickey Mouse presents the plan for the Disneyland expansion.
Disney plans for a magical comeback
Lara Ibasco, Staff Writer • May 24, 2024

A scorching summer day in "The Happiest Place on Earth" could never be better. Various attractions are temporarily closed, wait times are at...

Dispatcher, Dominic Sabel, sits at his desk waiting for a call to answer.
Behind the scenes: the first first responders
Isabella Wilson, Staff Writer • May 15, 2024

The San Mateo County Dispatch Center receives 488,095 calls per year.  Each of these 911 calls is answered by one of the San Mateo County...

Seventy three year old Rudolph Stag, suffering from chronic homelessness, stares into the street while smoking a cigarette. An immigrant from Hamburg Germany, Stag was left with no other option but to live on the streets following the foreclosure of his house.
Building hope on the streets
Nicholas Lee, Staff Writer • April 24, 2024

A man without a home sits on the sidewalk. People quickly pass by, and his stomach growls; he hasn't eaten in the last 24 hours. He leans his...

Swifts newest album falls short on its delivery. However, her fans will continue to respond with their praises.
Opinion: Taylor Swift’s 'The Tortured Poets Department' is a disappointing money scheme
Urvi Kulkarni, Scot Scoop Cartoons Managing Editor • May 20, 2024
A homeless encampment sits on the side of a tunnel. In California, plenty of homeless encampments are seen in tunnels, underpasses, on city blocks, and other places.
Opinion: It's time to prioritize homelessness
Rei Baxter, Highlander Editor • May 19, 2024
A student sits at a table, examining a map of the world. Geography classes are not required in many American schools, resulting in a concerning lack of geographic knowledge in students.
Opinion: American high schools should require geography
Samantha Crowther, Highlander Editor • May 9, 2024
In an effort to promote reading, little lending libraries have been set up around the United States and other countries. But why do people stop reading? “I think people’s attention spans are getting shorter,” said Joseph Espinosa, an art teacher at Carlmont.
Students lean towards convenient alternatives to reading books
Maya Price, Staff Writer • May 24, 2024
Crossword: This or That
Crossword: This or That
Emi Pajarillo, Staff Writer • May 20, 2024
A line of cars inches towards Carlmont High School during morning drop off. Many students get driven to school, which is often as a result of living too far away to walk.
Suburbs force youth into dependence and isolation
Antonina Mikriukova, Staff Writer • May 13, 2024
A Wall Street Journal analysis released earlier this week announced that median pay for CEOs hit record heights in 2023.
CEOs reach new pay heights in 2023
Kian Bhatt, Staff Writer • May 26, 2024
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