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Canned food drive helps those in need through student participation

Canned food drive helps those in need through student participation

Payton Zolck, Staff Writer

November 18, 2019

You gather around the table with your family. You smell the warm aromatic smell of rosemary coming from the bubbling turkey. A sweet smell flows from the vibrant red cranberry sauce, and buttery, fluffy mash potatoes are crowded in a small bowl. For many people, this seems like the perfect Thanksgiving, ...

Spikeball enhances Carlmont culture and student unity

Spikeball enhances Carlmont culture and student unity

Josie Wescott, Staff Writer

November 16, 2019

Members of Associated Student Body (ASB) strive to make Carlmont a better place through the spirit and service they bring to the student body, and they have fun doing it. ASB is a close-knit family and bonds in many ways, including bonding trips or games like spikeball. According to Spikeball HQ, spikeball consists of a sma...

Seniors prioritize college applications

Seniors prioritize college applications

Molly Donaldson, Staff Writer

November 16, 2019

Many people consider the beginning of November as the start of the holiday season, as Thanksgiving and Christmas are just around the corner. However, ‘tis the season for more than just holidays. It's time for college apps.  With the University of California (UC) and Cal State applications due on No...

School bathrooms struggle to remain sanitary

School bathrooms struggle to remain sanitary

Owen Finigan, Staff Writer

November 16, 2019

School bathrooms. The words that send a shiver down students' spines conjure up images of vaping, overflowing garbage cans, and other unspeakable things.  Restrooms have found their place in pop culture as the foulest areas in a high school. Often used hesitantly or not at all by the students; th...

ASB helps foster the spirit of giving

ASB helps foster the spirit of giving

Cambell Kirk and Daniela Torrey

November 15, 2019

As Thanksgiving break approaches, a wave of anticipation, excitement, and stress washes over the student body. Some students eagerly discuss their plans over break, while others are wary of finals just around the corner.  The students in ASB have been particularly busy preparing to end the semes...

Student workers handle midday rush in Carlmont lunch line

Student workers handle midday rush in Carlmont lunch line

Calista Shohet, Staff Writer

November 15, 2019

The lunch bell rings. Students sprint out of their classrooms to get in the lunch line. So does sophomore Katinka Lennemann. However, Lennemann stands behind the counter. For the first 30 minutes of lunch, Lennemann and three other students serve their fellow students in the Carlmont lunch line. They ...

Students reap the benefits of language classes

Students reap the benefits of language classes

Cooper Perez, Staff Writer

November 13, 2019

Students all across the country take language classes throughout high school to connect to other cultures and earn credits to graduate. However, what most students do not realize is that there are more ways to learn languages than to take them during school hours.  Carlmont High School, like many other ...

Starting up a start-up

Starting up a start-up

Anita Beroza and Kasey Liu

November 13, 2019

As Carlmont students begin to focus in on what they want to pursue after high school, some find entrepreneurship particularly appealing. Fittingly, the November science lecture was centered around this topic and aimed to educate and inspire potential entrepreneurs. On Nov. 6, Diego Rey, co-found...

The high cost of Bay Area living forces some teachers to find second jobs

The high cost of Bay Area living forces some teachers to find second jobs

Andrew Ghazouli, Staff Writer

November 13, 2019

Teachers in the Bay Area have the unfortunate burden of dealing with high costs of living coupled with not enough pay. This forces some teachers to work multiple jobs to make ends meet.  "I've seen some staff members working at restaurants, driving for Uber, and other second jobs," said Principal Ralp...

Bring Change to Mind changes the conversation about mental health

Bring Change to Mind changes the conversation about mental health

Taisiia Yakovenko, Staff Writer

November 13, 2019

With an increase in academic pressure, more and more student organizations are focusing on mental health issues.  Carlmont students have combated these issues by establishing student-led clubs that focus on educating teens about mental health issues and promoting healthy habits.  “We started ...

Student opinions influence Carlmont’s future bell schedule

Student opinions influence Carlmont’s future bell schedule

Nikhil Vyas, Staff Writer

November 12, 2019

A new schedule, featuring significant changes from the previous one, faces student evaluation as the first semester comes to an end. The new schedule modifies the school’s routine on Wednesdays and Thursdays with block periods, flex time, and a shorter lunch break. The new schedule originated from an action plan last year to analyze the p...

Yoga and Wellness Club aids mental and physical health

Yoga and Wellness Club aids mental and physical health

Chelsea Chang, Staff Writer

November 11, 2019

As the school year continues, students find their stress levels increasing, and an easy and relaxing way students can relieve this stress is through yoga. Yoga is the physical, mental, and spiritual practice that originated in ancient India. Currently, yoga is widely used for relaxation and healt...

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