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Homework over winter break outrages students

Homework over winter break outrages students

December 17, 2011


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Many students look forward to winter break to relax and recuperate after a stressful semester. However, numerous teachers on campus assign homework to students over the break. This is done to allow students to be prepared for the following semester, to get a head-start in the course material, as well...

Santa Claus is coming to Carlmont

Santa Claus is coming to Carlmont

December 17, 2011


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By Erin Greig and Conrad May With finals right around the corner, it was Friday, Dec. 16, that the quad was transformed into the North Pole. Every year at Carlmont, right before winter break, begins with Jim Kelly and the ASB students transforming the quad into a winter wonderland. After a stress...

Santa Claus is coming to Carlmont

Santa Claus is coming to Carlmont

December 16, 2011


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By Erin Greig and Conrad May With finals right around the corner, it was Friday, Dec. 16, that the quad was transformed into the North Pole. Every year at Carlmont, right before winter break, begins with Jim Kelly and the ASB students transforming the quad into a winter wonderland. After a stress...

Lighting up the holidays

Lighting up the holidays

December 15, 2011


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This year, as many others, Eucalyptus Street in San Carlos pulled out all the stops for their lights in appreciation of the holiday season. The extravagant lights can be numbered at over 17,000 lights on just one house. It is a rarity to find a house on Eucalyptus without decorations on it. In ...

Teen Agree: Should parents be allowed to track their child?

Teen Agree: Should parents be allowed to track their child?

December 15, 2011


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[media-credit name="Eye Phone Group, LLC" align="alignnone" width="256"][/media-credit]Teen Agree is a new app for the iPhone and Android that allows parents to enforce driving rules for their children without being directly with them. The app uses GPS technology to let the parents see where their child i...

Croissants hauled in for French club fundraiser during finals

Croissants hauled in for French club fundraiser during finals

December 15, 2011


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Each year, Carlmont's French club has its annual croissant sale near the quad in the mornings, passing period, and after school for students that need a quick snack for dead week and finals. "We have been doing this for years. It has become a tradition for French club to sell croissants to subsidize...

Outraged protesters occupy Redwood City streets

Outraged protesters occupy Redwood City streets

December 15, 2011


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It was a festive, cold night last Friday, Dec. 9, in Courthouse Square of Redwood City as holiday shoppers mingled around the ice rink setup in front of the San Mateo County History Museum. However, perched on the corner was a new sight: Occupy Redwood City. Comprising of about a dozen or so ...

New years’ resolutions

December 14, 2011


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As the first semester comes to a close, Carlmont is currently getting ready to head towards winter break. Once first semester finals are over, students are officially done with school for 2011 and can go home until school resumes in January. During winter break, Carlmont staff and students will relax...

Pedestrian killed on Ralston Avenue

Pedestrian killed on Ralston Avenue

December 14, 2011


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A woman died on Ralston Avenue on Dec. 11 after being struck by a vehicle. This middle-aged woman was jaywalking across the street upon being hit by a 1983 Chevrolet, driven by a 20-year-old Belmont male resident. [media-credit name="Courtney Heatherington" align="alignnone" width="300"][/media-credit] Further information of the caus...

Student preparation for finals

Student preparation for finals

December 13, 2011


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[media-credit id=11 align="alignnone" width="300"][/media-credit]With finals fast approaching, students are starting preparation during dead week. There are some simple methods upon studying for finals including notecards, outlines, and repeatedly going over notes. "I like when teachers give me a st...

Review: Mack’s BBQ

Review: Mack’s BBQ

December 12, 2011


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[media-credit name="Niko Frazier" align="alignnone" width="300"][/media-credit] If you have ever asked someone where to get good ribs on the peninsula, residents would not be able to reply because frankly there are no barbaque places in the area. Well that changed in 2008 when Jason Mackwood opened up Mack's BBQ in San...

Chess Club

December 10, 2011


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Are you the slow and steady person who wins the race? If so, Michael Skrable's chess club is perfect for you. When most people hear chess, they are automatically turned away because of how uncool people feel it is. "Chess is definitely not for nerds" explained president and freshman, Nick Hsu. Nick,...

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