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Interactive whiteboards began gaining popularity in the late 1990s. One of the leading companies was SMART Technologies, which created the SMART Board.
How interactive whiteboards took over
Kai Yoshida, Staff Writer — February 17, 2021

From blackboards in the 1800s to whiteboards in the 1960s, technological advancements enabled the creation of interactive whiteboards in the 1990s. Xerox PARC invented the first interactive whiteboard in 1990, allowing people to directly connect their computers to a board while maintaining regular...

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Access the Carlmont Carlmont Choir is preparing for the upcoming Singing Valentine
Carlmont Choirs presents 'Singing Valentines'
Ava Litvak, Staff Writer — February 12, 2021

Despite challenges faced during the 2020-2021 school year, Carlmont Choirs is continuing its tradition of seasonal concerts with the Singing Valentines virtual choir event, which will premiere as a YouTube playlist on Feb. 12. “The Singing Valentines event is one put on by the choir program for...

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The football field used to be packed with excitement (right), but now sits empty (left).
Students struggle to acquire necessary credits admist pandemic
Niamh Marren, Staff Writer — February 11, 2021

With the pandemic temporarily stopping all of last year's spring sports and continuing the termination this year, many students are missing the necessary Physical Education (PE) credits they need to graduate. Each sport is assigned a specific color, which defines at what risk tier the sport can be...

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The ASB junior class officers will deliver each Valentine
Valentine's Bear Grams creatively promote student involvement
Sophia Awoyinka, Staff Writer — February 8, 2021

As the ongoing pandemic continues to halt typical school activities, Carlmont's Associated Student Body (ASB) continues to generate new ways to maintain student involvement and school spirit.   This February, ASB's junior class officers have organized Valentine's Bear Grams in lieu of traditional...

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Rather than teachers logging attendance this semester, Canvas sends a report that helps attendance clerks code a student as absent or present in Infinite Campus. "You put that pressure on the district, and our attendance clerks, then you
Carlmont changes its asynchronous attendance policy
Rebecca Von Tersch, Staff Writer — February 6, 2021

A new semester usually brings new routines, and this semester is introducing a new attendance procedure. Rather than sticking with the same Wednesday routine as the first semester of this school year, Carlmont is implementing a new attendance policy. Last semester on asynchronous Wednesdays, students...

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Even though college fairs are virtual, they are still helping students learn about their options for college. “Students can benefit from the information they will learn about colleges during a college fair,” said Nina Rasor, the College and Career assistant.
Online college fairs provide guidance for students
Erin Kee, Staff Writer — February 5, 2021

Deciding where to go to college looms over many high school students as their next big step in life. There are thousands of colleges, and they are all different from one another. One way students can prepare and familiarize themselves with their options is attending a college fair.  A college fair...

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Before joining the club, each member receives a tea bag kit with different flavors. "We packaged up these little bags, and the loose leaf tea we got from ITO EN, and we put them into little tea bags. Then we put the other tea bags and the matcha in there," George said.
Carlmont students get the par-tea started at Tea Master Club
Amelia Clevenger, Staff Writer — February 4, 2021

From the comfort of their kitchen homes, Carlmont students in Tea Master Club gather together on the second Friday of each month to talk and drink tea. At the meeting, the students follow a presentation by Kiana George, a junior and the Tea Master Club’s founder.  “I think what’s unique about...

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According to Child Trends, only about 20% of high school students in 2018 worked. This may be because school is starting to become a more time-consuming responsibility. The number of employed youth in 2020 has also taken a significant dive due to lock-down measures.
Jobs For Youth prepare students for jobs, even through lockdown measures
Isa Khalak, Staff Writer — January 31, 2021

Earlier this month, students across Carlmont attended a virtual seminar, presented by Jobs For Youth (JFY), to learn valuable skills to help in the employment process, particularly to help students during the pandemic to get their first jobs. Former Daly City mayor Albert M. Teglia founded the JFY...

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As the search for a superintendent continues in the Sequoia Union High School District, the  community is giving input to help aid the next steps.
SUHSD searches for new superintendent with community input
Robin Linares, Staff Writer — January 31, 2021

The current “Phase 2” of the superintendent search is well underway, as The Board of Trustees starts receiving input from administrators, teachers, students, and various community members. The Sequoia Union High School District (SUHSD) is using the firm Leadership Associates, a leadership search...

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As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, so are SAT cancellations. "I was less stressed about getting a test, and more stressed about figuring out when I should start studying again, since I wasn’t really sure when I’d even be taking it," said Keira Swei, a junior.
SAT uncertainty continues into 2021
Anika Marino, Staff Writer — January 26, 2021

As 2021 started, hopes were high for a better year. However, for SAT and ACT testing, making those hopes a reality might be challenging. Over most of 2020, different testing locations canceled tests for current seniors and juniors. Now, with the start of the second semester, testing schedules are...

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