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Carlmont’s Class of 2020 graduates virtually for the first time

Melina Dimick holds up a

Hanna Kryhina, Staff Writer

June 10, 2020

Students submitted their final projects and exams online, and the 2019-2020 school year came to a close.  Twelfth-graders put on their caps and gowns and joined their family to tune in to their virtual graduation ceremony. They listened to their peers give speeches and waited anxiously to hear their nam...

Carlmont students and staff embrace change during challenging times

Many students are making changes to their daily lives during quarantine by dyeing their hair.

Phoebe Gulsen, Segment Producer

April 29, 2020

Everything is changing, but at the same time, it isn’t at all. Outside of the comfort of our homes, the world is doing everything to manage the effects of COVID-19. In quarantine, most days feel like the last, like Bill Murray’s “Groundhog Day.” To maintain a sense of daily change, many pe...

Students express opinions on summer reading

Aidan Kurt, Staff Writer

April 27, 2020

To be academically ready at the start of the following school year, students often have work over their summer breaks to keep them on track. Every year, Carlmont assigns a book for the entire school to read over the summer break. During the first few weeks of school the following year, students disc...

COVID-19 issues cancel open house despite its importance

Some teachers made virtual websites to substitute the open house. “I think canceling the open house was the responsible thing for the school to do,” said Mindy Chiang, the Chinese teacher.

Erin Kee, Staff Writer

March 24, 2020

Open house is an event where parents can see their student's work and progress throughout the school year. This year, the opportunity wasn't available. Due to the spreading coronavirus (COVID-19), open house was canceled as all, "non-essential gatherings should be canceled, postponed, or done remotely," according to the San Mateo County healt...

Students mourn canceled music tours

Music students from Carlmont were planning on touring across the nation, but their trips were canceled due to COVID-19.

Saya Deshpande, Staff Writer

March 20, 2020

For months, Carlmont choir and band members anticipated their upcoming tours. These tours included separate trips to New York and Chicago, which featured a performance at Carnegie Hall and a clinic at DePaul University, respectively. Then all of a sudden, on March 11, the choir and instrumental music...

Class officers handle the difficulties of preparation for the upcoming year

Even after a full day of school, ASB continues to handle responsibilities behind the scenes.

Niamh Marren, Staff Writer

March 20, 2020

Many are oblivious to the responsibilities and duties that the Associated Student Body (ASB) class presidents tackle. Though Carlmont High School has closed due to safety measures, ASB continues to prepare for the next school year. Their primary focus is to navigate through the interview process...

Students introduce Lookin’ Sharp to Carlmont’s choir

In Treble performs at the Carlmont choir spring concert.

Adri ten Cate, Staff Writer

March 17, 2020

Carlmont choir students decided to form a new a cappella group to allow more students to join the choir and branch out to different musical talents. Joining an a cappella group is a way for singers to better develop their musical listening skills. According to Musical U, listening to people sing without ...

Preparing for the SAT comes in various forms

Students are starting to prepare for the SAT as test dates are around the corner.

Mari Ramirez, Staff Writer

March 14, 2020

It’s the time of year when most high school juniors are taking the test that has been talked about throughout their entire high school career.  The Scholastic Aptitude Test, otherwise known as the SAT, is a standardized test that measures test-takers readiness for college in evidence-based read...

Climate Change Club organizes Earth Day climate strike

The Climate Change Club gathers to discuss the details of how to raise awareness about the Earth Day climate strike.

Ryan Ng, Staff Writer

March 13, 2020

On Earth Day, environmental organizations plan thousands of activities to promote action against climate change. Among these activities are about 100 climate strikes funded by the US Climate Strike. One of these strikes is going to take place in San Francisco, and the Climate Change Club is attempting to get ...

ASB elections provide good experiences for candidates and students

A poster convinces students to vote for sophomore Lexi  Romanowsky, one of the candidates in the election.

Elle Horst, Staff Writer

March 10, 2020

Winning most elections don’t come without a cost, and Carlmont’s student elections are no exception. Candidates take part in a three-week-long process that includes posters, petitions, and campaign videos to hopefully win a coveted leadership position in the Associative Student Body (ASB). In the weeks leading up to the election, ...

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