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Visual Arts overcomes virtual roadblocks

Though converting to a digital learning plan can be hard for both teachers and students, most can still see the bright side.
November 23, 2020

This year Carlmont’s Visual Arts Department has met students' and teachers' expectations, with a few speed bumps along the way. Carlmont has a vast amount of visual arts classes, including Illustration...

Virtual adaptation helps middle schoolers transition to Carlmont

To help eight-graders see the campus, the Eighth Grade Transition Team and Student Ambassadors created a virtual video tour of Carlmont.
November 19, 2020

Carlmont's 8th Grade Transition Team and Student Ambassadors are helping many eighth-graders take the first steps in their high school career, even with social-distancing.  Under normal circumstances,...

Academic Center assists students over Zoom

Academic support at Carlmont used to be in person. Now, it is hosted on a Zoom meeting.
November 18, 2020

The Academic Center has been available to the student body since the beginning of September. In previous years, it was a convenient option for students to receive assistance in their classes. However,...

PSAT cancellations frustrate sophomores

A student's desk is filled with SAT and PSAT prep books in anticipation for the tests.
November 18, 2020

The cancellation of the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT) is yet another loss for sophomores in the wake of online learning, making it even more challenging to stay ahead of the curve in a competitive...

Teachers regulate cheating virtually

Students can take shortcuts with schoolwork more easily during distance learning.
November 18, 2020

With the transition to digital learning, teachers have found new ways to regulate academic honesty and cheating in class.  Online learning makes it significantly easier for students to cheat. Students...

Dancers leap through challenges

Although distance learning has made it hard to learn dance, it doesn’t stop the dancers from learning. “I feel like I’m constantly learning, no matter what it is, and this year I have learned a lot of new things as well,” said sophomore Alice Finkelstein.
November 15, 2020

Dance classes are adapting their lessons to distance learning, similar to physical education (PE) and weight training classes.  Because teachers have a hard time teaching dance through Zoom, they use...

Students claim Zoom cameras affect their learning

A computer displays the Zoom camera on the off setting.
November 14, 2020

To best replicate classrooms, many teachers have asked that the students at Carlmont High School turn their cameras on during Zoom classes. The administration has sent out a message saying that the students'...

Students and teachers prepare for online finals

A normally busy hallway lies dormant because students are no longer on campus.
November 12, 2020

Six million.  That is how many students in America are learning online this school year. This means six million students are going to be taking their finals from home.   In March, schools across...

Students claim music affects their productivity

Sophomore Rachel Erlikhman listens to music while completing her math homework.
November 10, 2020

Although countless studies have looked into the effect music has on attitudes towards work and motivation, the question still stands if listening to music while completing schoolwork benefits students.  Schools...

BTI students assess the merits of distance learning

Biotech 1-2 student Hailey North conducts her lab, Culturing Microbes.
November 9, 2020

The Biotechnology Institute (BTI), a traditionally very hands-on curriculum, has lost some of its in-person charm with distance learning. Nevertheless, teachers and students continue to adapt and learn...

Music Mentors get sharp new start over Zoom

Carlmont mentors and elementary school students in the Music Mentors program alike are having their lessons over Zoom. The new zoom classroom will be different from the previous year's one-on-one sessions, but will still be a part of distance learning.
November 9, 2020

The Music Mentors program between Carlmont High School and the Belmont-Redwood Shores elementary schools plans to create a new program that encourages ease of learning as a response to the pandemic. Instead...

College applications leave students with ‘major’ decisions

Students feel overwhelmed with stress, as they are pressured with college applications.
November 9, 2020

As college application season creeps closer and anxiety continues to grow, students have found themselves amidst a crossfire between conflicting majors.  Like most high school students, Keya Arora,...

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