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

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Students can not only donate food, but also gift cards this year. All the proceeds go to Carlmont families.
ASB’s food drive encourages donations from students
Evan Leong, Staff Writer — November 25, 2021

ASB's food drive competition is a great way to get involved in Carlmont's charity opportunities. The competition is from Nov. 15 through Nov. 19, with each second-period class competing against each other, but students can donate through Dec. 14. The winner gets a pizza party, but most who donate...

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Students write out their Thanksgiving grams.
Students exhibit Thanksgiving spirit through grams and activites
Noelle Erslovas and Alaina Armi Alonzo November 23, 2021

This Thanksgiving, students celebrate by giving thanks to their classmates and teachers with Thanksgiving grams and participating in traditional Thanksgiving activities. Students wrote notes to their friends throughout Friday and Monday to be delivered just in time for Thanksgiving. Kind gestures...

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Sophomore Claire Kettwig reviews her history notes in preparation for her final exam.
Scots gear up before final exams
Yebom Yang, Staff Writer — November 23, 2021

The end of the semester is approaching fast, and with it, the looming shadow of finals. Students are becoming increasingly aware of its approach, with just 11 academic days remaining before finals week begins. Many begin reviewing, meeting with teachers, or taking time off before exams as they...

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Mr. Donnelly, a geometry teacher, provides tissues and hand sanitizer for sick students. I have students sniffling and coughing so I put it out for them, Donnelly said.
The common cold negatively affects academics
Garrett Paulus, Staff Writer — November 18, 2021

Starting in late October and early November, there has been a spike in common cold cases, which has proven to be a challenge for students.  According to Harvard University’s School of Public Health, there was a sharp drop in flu cases during the pandemic. However, as the flu season ramps up now,...

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Students sit on the bleachers to watch their peers participate in the dodgeball competition.
Students have smashing time at dodgeball tournament
Serenity Corbett-Richardson, Staff Writer — November 18, 2021

Carlmont’s Associated Student Body (ASB) hosted an exhilarating lunchtime dodgeball tournament during the week of November 15. Although student competition was among the missed opportunities of the 2020-2021 school year, ASB has dedicated time to make this school year’s activities even more engaging...

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Students feel stressed at the large workload they have after being absent from school.
Academic pressure keeps sick students in school
Audrey Burnley, Staff Writer — November 17, 2021

There have been over 250 cases of sick students with excused absences at Carlmont since the beginning of November. However, far more than 10% of the Carlmont student body is ill. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the process of staying home due to sickness hasn't changed much; the only significant change...

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Juniors and seniors take the AMC in Mr. Ramroths classroom.
Students calculate their way through the American Math Competition
Sherry Liuli and Jazzlin Yee November 16, 2021

Over two hundred Carlmont students of all grades took the American Math Competition (AMC) last Wednesday.  The AMC is widely considered one of the largest and most prestigious competitions in the U.S.,  and hundreds of thousands of students, eighth through 12th grade, participate in this event yearly.  “They're...

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Ralph Crame signs off as principal in a message to the students.
Breaking News: Crame steps down as Carlmont principal
Allison Raisner, Staff Writer — November 14, 2021

Principal Ralph Crame is leaving Carlmont’s community at the end of this semester.  Following seven years as Carlmont’s principal, he is joining the Millbrae School District as Assistant Superintendent of Business Services.  “Accepting this new position is considered a career advancement....

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Carlmont Key Club sells boba to raise money for new opportunities.
Club fundraisers work towards various goals
Sydney Tao and Kiana Beigi November 12, 2021

Whether it be selling boba at a football game or a samosa at the quad, both have the same goal: to raise money for their club. Creating a fundraiser can be a difficult task. To do so, a group must figure out what to sell, how to get a significant amount of the product, and when and where to sell it....

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Attempting to end loneliness and isolation on campus, the Students with Friends Club spends their Tuesday lunch period socializing with those sitting alone. “We go out and find people sitting alone at lunch and offer to sit with them and start a conversation with them, trying to make new friends,” said Svante Aretun, the vice president of the club.
Students with Friends Club strengthens Carlmont community
Oliver Fichte, Staff Writer — November 12, 2021

After a year of being at home, the Students with Friends Club aims to prevent loneliness and isolation among the Carlmont student population in an in-person learning environment. Headed by president Areg Horoupian, the club holds meetings each Tuesday in D-7. The club's mission is to find and sit...

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