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Dogs relieve stress before final exams

Dogs relieve stress before final exams

Skylar Weiss, Staff Writer

December 12, 2017


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For some students, lunchtime on Dec. 11 was different than any other school day this year. Students filed outside the ASB room, waiting to take their turn to pet dogs. The event commonly known as Dogs in the Quad is put on by the Human Relations Commission in ASB almost every year. Therapy dogs...

Feminist Club discusses sexual harassment

Feminist Club discusses sexual harassment

Victoria Valle Remond, Staff Writer

December 12, 2017


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Walking into D-8 on Friday, Dec. 8, chairs are arranged in a large circle as Feminist Club gathers to discuss one of the most controversial topics of 2017: sexual harassment. At the beginning of the meeting, Isabel Harnett, a senior and the president of Feminist Club, played Time Magazine's video about The Silence Breakers, who are...

Canvas receives mixed reviews

Canvas receives mixed reviews

Andrea Butler, Staff Writer

December 11, 2017


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For many students, grades are one of the most important school-related thing, and having easy access to them can be important. This year, Carlmont switched from School Loop to Canvas for grades, assignments, and submissions. As the semester moved along, there were mixed reactions to the new system and its feature...

Music Production Club hosts the next generation of music producers

Music Production Club hosts the next generation of music producers

Adrian Cunningham, Staff Writer

December 8, 2017


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Heavy bass booms out of a speaker’s subwoofers as a loud melody reaches the ears of passersby. These are the sounds of the weekly Music Production Club, founded in order to provide digital musicians at Carlmont a way to express their passions and talent. “Everyone in the club is connected...

Christian Club offers a safe place for Carlmont Christians

Christian Club offers a safe place for Carlmont Christians

Adrian Cunningham, Staff Writer

December 8, 2017


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Every Thursday, a group of students comes together to discuss the Christian faith. This is Christian Club: a place for students who share the same religious beliefs to come together and speak about religion and other aspects of their beliefs. “Christian Club likes to focus on forging bonds betwee...

Gender and Sexuality Alliance Club offers students a spectrum of opportunities

Gender and Sexuality Alliance Club offers students a spectrum of opportunities

Nihal Karim, Staff Writer

December 7, 2017


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The Gender and Sexuality (GSA) Club aims to provide a safe space for LGBTQ+ teens and their allies. The GSA Club is a place where students can go to learn more about issues in the LGBTQ+ community, as well as meet new people. “We want to educate people about queer history, which doesn’t often get taught ...

Santa visits early in the quad

Santa visits early in the quad

Maya O'Sullivan, Staff Writer

December 6, 2017


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Santa is scheduled to make an early Christmas visit for Carlmont students in the quad on Dec. 15. This event will conclude the Holiday Village, a week full of holiday-themed events in the spirit of Christmas, Hanukkah, and other religious traditions. The Associated Student Body (ASB) has worked to create a Holiday Week that celebrates as many religious traditions as possible. “For...

Holiday season brings holiday grams

Holiday season brings holiday grams

Samantha Chu, Staff Writer

December 6, 2017


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It's that time of year again. Lights hanging outside of buildings shine brightly in the night sky, Christmas music starts playing in every restaurant, and people rush to stores to do their gift shopping. It's officially the holiday season, and with the holiday season comes holiday grams for Carlmont. AS...

Art Club spreads creativity at Carlmont

Art Club spreads creativity at Carlmont

Marina Ferme, Staff Writer

December 6, 2017


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Art Club is all about experimenting with different styles and mediums while learning more about themselves in the art that they create. The club wants to practice with many art mediums, such as oil paints, water colors, step-by-step drawings of flowers, screen paintings, colored pencil. “Our meetings are for work...

Textbook piloting receives mixed reactions

Textbook piloting receives mixed reactions

Veronica Roseborough, Staff Writer

December 4, 2017


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Times are changing and with it the textbooks of the Carlmont world language department. After more than ten years of using the same material, it's time for a change. According to Madeleine Fox, a Spanish II teacher at Carlmont, as well as Roberta Scott who teaches French I, Spanish III, and Span...

Carlmont reacts to changes in final exam schedule

Carlmont reacts to changes in final exam schedule

Connor Lin, Staff Writer

December 3, 2017


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As the Carlmont community wraps up its first semester of the 2017-2018 school year, students and staff members will have to adapt to a change in the final exam schedule. For both semesters this school year, there will be a minimum day schedule in the morning on Monday, followed by a lunch period and ...

Muslim Fellowship Club prepares for Heritage Fair

Muslim Fellowship Club prepares for Heritage Fair

Adrian Cunningham, Staff Writer

December 3, 2017


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In a dimly lit room, students gather around a SMART board watching a Youtube video from February of 2016 about culture and heritage. These students are part of the Muslim Fellowship club, and they are preparing for the upcoming Heritage Fair in February. “We are preparing for heritage fair by ...

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