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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, Scot Scoop Editor

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, ...

College and Career Center presentation leaves students with a ‘burning’ desire to fight fire

Firefighter EMT Dan Petrochi gives insight on his job during a presentation in the College and Career Center.

March 9, 2020

As the four short years of high school come to a close and the decision to pick the path for their future career approaches, many students are filled with an overwhelming amount of stress. The College and Career Center is one of the best places on-campus students can go to answer their many questions and relieve their str...

Students prioritize during week of assessments

Nolan Scheetz reviews his notes for an upcoming test. Many students consider their class tests as most important.

Aidan Kurt, Staff Writer

March 9, 2020

Throughout high school, students' academic progression is tracked to follow individual growth. Starting on March 9, students will take assessments to give the district an idea of how students are performing compared to the academic standards. “The tests are mainly for the district to see w...

Gender Equality Week promotes celebration of everyone

Carolyn Wang, a junior, crosses out sexist quotes.

Anika Marino, Staff Writer

March 9, 2020

From March 2nd to 6th, Carlmont's Associated Student Body held a Gender Equality Week in honor of International Women's Day. Students organized a week filled with information and activities surrounding gender-based discrimination. "Gender equality is an extremely relevant global issue that is often overlooked in the ...

Computer Science Club decodes the path to success

Gabriel Mitnick, a senior, writes a code to display a minesweeper board based on the board size and number of mines that he enters.

Nikhil Vyas, Staff Writer

March 7, 2020

It’s nearly impossible to go through a day without interacting with something that uses computer science. From technologies used daily, such as smartphones and laptops, to revolutionary inventions like commercial aircrafts and artificial intelligence, lines of code make things work. “There’s ...

Geometry boat project sinks student confidence

Sophomore Michelle Padilla cuts a piece of carboard that she will use to make her boat.

Sophia Morgan, Staff Writer

March 7, 2020

The ripping sound of duct tape cuts through the soft scribbling of measurements, and scraps of cardboard litter the ground. Students are hunched over their desks and sprawled out all over the floor, frantically measuring, cutting, and assembling cardboard parts. This is the beginning of the biggest project...

ASB elections split student opinions

Posters promoting Noah Camerino's run for ASB president decorate the halls.

Anna Wilkinson, Staff Writer

March 5, 2020

Campaign posters are sprawled over the ground. Students that walk by step on them, drowning the fluorescent colors in footprints. Some will rush to hang them up again while others let them disappear under the heavy foot traffic. For the past two weeks, students in Carlmont's ASB have been campaigning for the...

False fire alarms are not a drill

“Initially, we want to make sure that people will stay put because we don’t want a false exodus for false alarms, especially if they’ll be walking towards a dangerous spot,” Gregg Patner said.

Erin Kee, Staff Writer

March 4, 2020

Early Monday morning on Feb. 24, just back from mid-winter break, the fire alarms went off at 8:30 a.m. And then again one minute later. And again… seven more times.  An announcement followed soon after, directing students and staff to remain in their classes. According to Gregg Patner and Gr...

Succulents for Seniors Club reaches out to the elderly

Members of Succulents for Seniors Club arrange succulents to pass out to the elderly in the San Carlos Elms retirement home.

Sophia Deynega, Staff Writer

March 2, 2020

As time flies by and new generations evolve, the members of Succulents for Seniors Club remember to recognize the elderly in our communities in a unique and sentimental way.  During their weekly meetings, club members arrange succulents into pots to give to the residents in the San Carlos Elms r...

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