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The Freshman Assembly welcomes students to the Carlmont campus to help them feel more connected with the school. “I fully believe that there’s so much value in creating a community on campus, a community with your fellow students, and community with your school,” Jim Kelly said.
Carlmont welcomes the Class of 2024 to campus
Amelia Clevenger, Staff Writer — April 22, 2021

Eight months after the start of the school year, 300 members of the Class of 2024 were welcomed to campus, some for the first time, for the Freshman Assembly.  In the past, the Freshman Assembly, or Freshman Orientation, would take place the day before school.  All freshmen would arrive at Carlmont...

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Inspirational speaker Keith Hawkins shares his message with students on the football field.
Freshman Assembly motivates, inspires students
Erin Kee, Staff Writer — April 21, 2021

After a year of adjusting to COVID-19 procedures and distance learning, Carlmont brought back some normalcy and tradition for the Class of 2024. The Freshman Assembly, traditionally known as the Welcome Back Assembly, invited freshmen to the football field on Wednesday, April 21 for games, music, snacks,...

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The AP testing schedule gives information on what day each AP test will be and whether the exam is on campus or digital from home.
Carlmont releases AP exam schedule and information to students
Robin Linares, Staff Writer — April 18, 2021

Carlmont released their AP testing schedule with many options for at-home testing and gave more information about the digital exam software. According to the College Board, this year’s Advanced Placement (AP) testing is in three different testing windows called administrations. Administration 1...

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As the school year comes to a close, the administration prepares for upcoming 2021 fall semester.
Administration begins planning for upcoming school year
Niamh Marren, Staff Writer — April 15, 2021

With Carlmont implementing the hybrid model and students rolling back into school, the administrators plan for a smooth transition into the 2021-2022 school year. With the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, the administration must consider the ever-changing guidelines when constructing a master schedule...

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STEM Club provides members with a way to learn about general topics within STEM they may be interested in. "I
STEM Club encourages learning and curiosity
Anika Marino, Staff Writer — April 14, 2021

There are clubs at Carlmont that focus on certain aspects of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), like Robotics or the Chemistry Club. However, none of them focused on STEM as a whole until the STEM Club was founded. Junior and STEM Club president Katelyn Gambarin started the club in...

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Distance learning has no commute giving students and teachers more time to sleep.
The impact of school commutes
Kai Yoshida, Staff Writer — April 13, 2021

One of the biggest advantages of distance learning is the extra time allotted for sleeping in from the disappearance of a commute.  Before the COVID-19 pandemic, the average school commute in America was 18 minutes long with 60% of students commuting in cars. Now, in distance learning, students can...

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Recent major political events have shocked the nation and have led to further political divide.
Teachers struggle to balance curriculum and current events in classrooms
Aidan Lynd, Staff Writer — April 12, 2021

It’s been three months since a group of fervent Trump supporters stormed the United States Capitol Building. The mob violently attacked, shattering not only windows but the ideals and beliefs of many American citizens. The event left many fearful for the future of democracy and even the lives of individuals....

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A variety of internal and external factors impact students
Student motivation declines while missing assignments increase
Maya Brazil, Staff Writer — April 6, 2021

Many students have been struggling to complete their school work as they lack the motivation to conquer the growing list of missing assignments.  Although the pandemic jolted all aspects of life, it was incredibly impactful on student's education. Remote learning has brought many new things to conquer,...

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Students are expected to bring a device and headphones to connect to Zoom.
One full year later: Students return to campus for hybrid learning
Allison Raisner, Staff Writer — April 6, 2021

“We’ll be back at school after Spring Break,” the district told students in March 2020.  This assumption was correct; only it was a full year later that students could return to campus. Sequoia Union High School District (SUHSD) reopened at 25% capacity, with only 130 students at Carlmont...

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The bell schedule remains the same as some of Carlmont
Carlmont uses distance learning bell schedule for students returning to campus
Andrew Shu, Staff Writer — April 5, 2021

Carlmont High School is returning to in-person instruction, accommodating groups at 25% capacity on Monday, April 5. Despite the students’ return to a conventional school environment, the administration has no intention to switch from the old distance learning schedule. The distance learning...

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