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

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May was first recognized nationally as Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month in 1992. Allison Huh, founder of the San Mateo County Dear Asian Youth chapter and sophomore at Crystal Springs Uplands School, recognizes the month as crucial to their mission of spreading awareness of Asian American culture and issues. “Last year, we celebrated by giving a brief historical background pertaining to how it was started, ideas for celebrating, and how AAPI Heritage Month is celebrated in other ethnically diverse countries,” Huh said.
AAPI Month highlights student-led culture clubs and organizations
Mahika Reddy, Staff Writer — May 20, 2023

In Bay Area schools, where the Asian population tends to be large, Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month shines a light on Asian culture clubs and organizations. These student-led clubs are incredibly meaningful to Asian American and non-Asian students in the Bay Area and at Carlmont.  Allison...

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While most Carlmont seniors are attending  conventional colleges like UCs, others are taking more unorthodox routes. Pictured on the left are some of the colleges that seniors have commited to, while on the right are some other schools that offer unique choices like DePaul University and the Manhattan School of Music.
Some seniors take unconventional paths in spite of social norm
Kianna Young, Staff Writer — May 18, 2023

College decisions allow graduating seniors to choose their own path, and sometimes they choose unconventional pathways. Around 63% of public school students enroll in college after high school in California, according to Policy Analysis for California Education. Many students choose to major in fields...

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A student writes a weekly schedule for the final week of the 2023 school year.
Students share end of the year goals
Jae Lee, Staff Writer — May 18, 2023

With the end of the school year coming up at Carlmont, many students have end-of-the-year goals that they are trying to achieve. These goals may include passing finals, having straight A's, and even applying for college. Students use many methods to achieve these goals. "One goal...

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A club member embroiders a piece of fabric. Were making pillows and various other things for the animals in the shelter, said freshman Madeline Howard.
Pets in Need Club encourages students to support animal welfare
Kyra Lu, Staff Writer — May 12, 2023

Every year, almost 6.3 million pets enter the United States’ animal shelter systems. Of those 6.3 million, approximately 4.1 million get adopted into loving homes. Dedicated shelters like Pets in Need and the Peninsula Humane Society & Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA)...

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Jordan Webster shares her passion for teaching through music and Spanish.
Staff profile: Jordan Webster sets the tempo for music and language at Carlmont
Harin Kim, Staff Writer — May 12, 2023

Jordan Webster is a music and Spanish teacher at Carlmont who enjoys sharing her passions with her students.  She has known she wanted to teach since high school and before she started teaching she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and a Bachelor of Music in Music Education.  "I was the drum...

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Junior Micah Cheng rushes to study for her AP exam.
AP exams test students' preparation
Shiloh Gomez, Staff Writer — May 11, 2023

Students often spend sleepless nights studying for AP exams, desperate to do well and pass, hopefully making all their efforts worth it.  Despite the hours spent preparing for AP exams, students continue to take AP courses to challenge themselves. According to College Board, 34.9% of public high...

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Carlmont sophomore Sanvi Adusumilli tells her exchange student, Eugénie Dupre, about Carlmont High School.
French exchange students explore the Golden State
Camille Ching, Staff Writer — April 25, 2023

For most American teens, spring break is a time of relaxation and fun away from school. However, for six students from Lycée Saint-Michel in Annecy, France, spring break meant visiting Carlmont High School. Carlmont students taking French hosted the exchange students for two weeks, and the students...

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Highlanders choir students on their way to the festival in Mountain View.
Carlmont choir prepares for its second festival
Jae Lee, Staff Writer — April 23, 2023

Carlmont's very own Highlanders choir is preparing for its second festival of the semester, and with it comes many challenges and lots of fun. The Highlanders choir is open to all students, with no audition or prior musical experience being necessary. This means the student population within this...

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A student waits for the medical staff to draw her blood.
Carlmont blood drive draws the community together
Kyra Lu, Staff Writer — April 22, 2023

Every two seconds, someone in the United States needs blood, and just one donation can save up to three lives. Carlmont hosts two annual blood drives, one in the fall and one in the spring. These blood donation events help save many lives, and the students that participate contribute to the total...

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LeCuyer uses the smartboard as a visual aid to help students solve proportions.
Staff Profile: Anna LeCuyer strives to make new connections with her students
Anna Mihalchuk, Staff Writer — April 19, 2023

Anna LeCuyer is a geometry teacher at Carlmont High School, working to inspire students to love a subject that is usually daunting to most. She is passionate about math and hopes to spread this passion to her students by trying interactive teaching methods and making new connections with younger generations. Throughout...

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