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Students weigh their options on what science class they want to take next year before their counselor meeting to finalize course selections.

Carlmont adds new science courses to expand student options

Robin Linares, Staff Writer February 26, 2021

Two science courses, AP environmental science and green technology engineering, have been added as course options for next year as students are in the process of choosing next year’s classes. Green...

Evan Ajuria and Aiden Appleby are the two co-founders of Grindstone, a student-run job search platform for high school students.

Students start the job search with Grindstone

Amelia Clevenger, Staff Writer February 25, 2021

Grindstone is a student-run job platform created for students by students. Since its launch, the app has connected high school students with unique job opportunities.  “Once I got the app, I got...

The Speech & Debate Club has continued meeting and practicing throughout distance learning.

Speech & Debate Club debates their way through distance learning

Anika Marino, Staff Writer February 23, 2021

For many of its members, the Speech & Debate Club has been an enjoyable constant throughout the chaos caused by distance learning. According to Brennan Dai, the president of the Speech & Debate...

Samantha Gingher demonstrates the steps of a COVID-19 mouth swab test to a Carlmont staff member. Carlmont has been testing staff who are on campus.

COVID-19 communication leaves many confused

Elle Horst, Scot Scoop Editor February 19, 2021

On a Wednesday afternoon, Vyas Kepler arrived at his high school swim practice. The Carlmont High School senior greeted a teammate and rushed to the pool, goggles in hand, when something made him stop...

When a student is marked absent, their parents receive an automated phone call from the school. On asynchronous Wednesdays, those calls were frequent.

Carlmont reflects on the flaws of asynchronous attendance

Andrew Shu, Staff Writer February 18, 2021

The 2020-2021 school year at Carlmont High School comprised of a straightforward weekly plan. Every day, students attend several classes out of their course schedule, except on Wednesday. No Zoom classes...

Interactive whiteboards began gaining popularity in the late 1990s. One of the leading companies was SMART Technologies, which created the SMART Board.

How interactive whiteboards took over

Kai Yoshida, Staff Writer February 17, 2021

From blackboards in the 1800s to whiteboards in the 1960s, technological advancements enabled the creation of interactive whiteboards in the 1990s. Xerox PARC invented the first interactive whiteboard...

Access the Carlmont Carlmont Choir is preparing for the upcoming Singing Valentine's event on YouTube on February 12.

Carlmont Choirs presents ‘Singing Valentines’

Ava Litvak, Staff Writer February 12, 2021

Despite challenges faced during the 2020-2021 school year, Carlmont Choirs is continuing its tradition of seasonal concerts with the Singing Valentines virtual choir event, which will premiere as a YouTube...

The football field used to be packed with excitement (right), but now sits empty (left).

Students struggle to acquire necessary credits admist pandemic

Niamh Marren, Staff Writer February 11, 2021

With the pandemic temporarily stopping all of last year's spring sports and continuing the termination this year, many students are missing the necessary Physical Education (PE) credits they need to graduate. Each...

The ASB junior class officers will deliver each Valentine's Day order consisting of a stuffed bear, candy, and a personalized note on Feb. 14. “It will definitely be a busy day for all of us, but none of us have dates anyway,

Valentine’s Bear Grams creatively promote student involvement

Sophia Awoyinka, Staff Writer February 8, 2021

As the ongoing pandemic continues to halt typical school activities, Carlmont's Associated Student Body (ASB) continues to generate new ways to maintain student involvement and school spirit.   This...

Rather than teachers logging attendance this semester, Canvas sends a report that helps attendance clerks code a student as absent or present in Infinite Campus.

Carlmont changes its asynchronous attendance policy

Rebecca Von Tersch, Staff Writer February 6, 2021

A new semester usually brings new routines, and this semester is introducing a new attendance procedure. Rather than sticking with the same Wednesday routine as the first semester of this school year,...

Even though college fairs are virtual, they are still helping students learn about their options for college. “Students can benefit from the information they will learn about colleges during a college fair,” said Nina Rasor, the College and Career assistant.

Online college fairs provide guidance for students

Erin Kee, Staff Writer February 5, 2021

Deciding where to go to college looms over many high school students as their next big step in life. There are thousands of colleges, and they are all different from one another. One way students can prepare...

Before joining the club, each member receives a tea bag kit with different flavors.

Carlmont students get the par-tea started at Tea Master Club

Amelia Clevenger, Staff Writer February 4, 2021

From the comfort of their kitchen homes, Carlmont students in Tea Master Club gather together on the second Friday of each month to talk and drink tea. At the meeting, the students follow a presentation...

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