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Choir Pops Benefit Concert embraces diversity

Choir Pops Benefit Concert embraces diversity

Kevin Shimizu, Staff Writer

May 26, 2019


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On May 22 and May 23, the Carlmont Performing Arts Center hosted the annual Choir Pops Benefit Concert. This concert not only allows Carlmont's choir students to show their growth from the start of the year to the end but also serves as a major fundraiser for the choir program. "Pretty much all of the proceeds from this concert g...

Students raise concerns regarding dress code

Students raise concerns regarding dress code

Annika Barsy, Staff Writer

May 24, 2019


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Over time, there has been much controversy regarding the topic of school dress code and Carlmont High School is no exception. While some believe the dress code is generally biased and in need of revision, others think that stricter provisions should be enforced. Likewise, because Carlmont on the...

Student grievances challenge Carlmont’s online policies

Student grievances challenge Carlmont’s online policies

Annika Barsy, Staff Writer

May 24, 2019


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It isn't uncommon for students using a school-issued device or the campus wifi to find many of their online sources blocked by the Sequoia Union High School District. There have been reports of "excessive" blocking of websites on school Chromebooks that in some cases hinder the user's ability to do...

Holocaust survivor speaks to history classes

Holocaust survivor speaks to history classes

Elle Brough, Staff Writer

May 24, 2019


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Holocaust survivor George J. Elbaum visited Carlmont on Tuesday, May 14, to share his experiences from both during and after the Holocaust. Elbaum was 1 year old when Hitler invaded Poland in 1939. Within three years, everyone in his family had died except for him and his mother, living in the Warsaw...

School cafeteria switches to electronic payment

School cafeteria switches to electronic payment

Nyah Dompier-Norrbom, Staff Writer

May 23, 2019


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Carlmont took a step towards the future in the last month, changing from cash to credit in the cafeteria. Students are now required to have money attached to their school account if they want to buy food from the school cafeteria. Their parents must be the ones to load the money into their account...

Students with borderline grades stress as finals near

Students with borderline grades stress as finals near

Viveka Kurup, Staff Writer

May 21, 2019


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With three weeks left until finals, many students find themselves scrambling to get their grades up. Certain students from Carlmont High School, such as those with borderline grades, find themselves in a tough situation. Borderline grades are those that are at the brim of turning into an either...

Competition culture creates unnecessary stress for students

Competition culture creates unnecessary stress for students

Alison Kim, Staff Writer

May 21, 2019


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Get good grades, get into a good college, get a good job. This is what many students hear on a daily basis. As finals week approaches, many students are reminded of the pressures to excel academically. “I think school stress is natural for everyone and tends to increase during finals because of...

Carlmont Class of 2019 Plans

Carlmont Class of 2019 Plans

May 20, 2019


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ASB’s new Executive Board plans spring field trip

ASB’s new Executive Board plans spring field trip

Francesca D'Urzo, Staff Writer

May 19, 2019


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As the school year comes to an end, ASB’s newly elected Executive Board finishes planning one of their final events, the ASB spring field trip. This Friday, ASB held their field trip where they sent off their seniors and welcomed the incoming members during an after-school stay in Carlmont’s ASB r...

Senior athletes sign with colleges to continue playing sports

Senior athletes sign with colleges to continue playing sports

Joshua Baxter, Staff Writer

May 18, 2019


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The odds of high school athletes making it to the collegiate level are slim to none. According to calculations done by the National Collegiate Athletic Association, there is a 6% chance for boys and a 7.5% chance for girls to play sports after their high school years. This year, Carlmont had 11...

Students share regrets from recent AP tests

Students share regrets from recent AP tests

Nicole Yeo, Staff Writer

May 16, 2019


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It's May, and student stress is skyrocketing as finals approach. However, finals aren't the only things on student's minds. Advanced Placement (AP) testing also takes place in May, and with only a few days of testing remaining, students were able to share their experiences from the past few weeks. Many...

Senioritis strikes again

Senioritis strikes again

Auva Soheili, Staff Writer

May 15, 2019


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Senioritis whips through the school hallways and crawls under classroom doors, infecting students and impacting their performance in school. In other words, with summer around the corner, student motivation has begun to melt away. Although the condition's name implies that only seniors are affected,...

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