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Therapy dogs help students de-stress before finals

Therapy dogs help students de-stress before finals

Auva Soheili, Staff Writer

May 28, 2019

Therapy dogs wag their way to the rescue in order to alleviate student stress leading up to finals before summer break. Last Thursday, May 23, two therapy dogs from the Peninsula Humane Society accompanied their owners to Carlmont for students to connect with them. With the added stress of finals pil...

Choir Pops Benefit Concert embraces diversity

Choir Pops Benefit Concert embraces diversity

Kevin Shimizu, Staff Writer

May 26, 2019

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...

Finals cause extra stress for students in language classes

Finals cause extra stress for students in language classes

Katie Blondino, Staff Writer

May 25, 2019

Although finals week is approaching fast, exams for the different language classes have already begun. In most classes, teachers administer only one or two finals in the two hour period. This can include multiple choice, short answer, essay finals, and so on. However, the language classes at C...

Students raise concerns regarding dress code

Students raise concerns regarding dress code

Annika Barsy, Staff Writer

May 24, 2019

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

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

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...

Spirit week gives students an outlet for end of the year jitters

Spirit week gives students an outlet for end of the year jitters

Emma O'Connor, Staff Writer

May 24, 2019

Summer’s approaching and with it comes a final spirit week to wrap up the school year and send off the seniors. This spirit week’s theme is celebration and is kicked off by college and Carlmont attire followed by Surf’s Up Day, Western Day, Twin Day, and ending the week with band t-shirts ...

School cafeteria switches to electronic payment

School cafeteria switches to electronic payment

Nyah Dompier-Norrbom, Staff Writer

May 23, 2019

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

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

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...

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

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...

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