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Carlmont election season sparks friendly competition

Rachel Amir Chatman, a senior, gives a presentation to future class officers and candidates.

Josie Wescott, Staff Writer

February 28, 2020

With the end of the school year drawing near, plans for next year’s student leadership kick into high gear. Carlmont’s Associated Student Body (ASB) plans assemblies and events, decorates the school for various holidays, promotes school spirit, and much more. Also, ASB has representatives from ea...

Healthy Living Club raises awareness on student health

Emma Wang and Alice Finkelstein, freshmen at Carlmont, color a mood tracker to display their emotions throughout the month.

Camille Kay, Staff Writer

February 27, 2020

Healthy Living Club explains the importance of having good health to its club attendees. The club focuses on many different topics related to health and includes lesson plans such as fun coloring activities and debates.  School can be incredibly stressful, especially when students have after school sport...

Teachers reflect on personal experiences to enhance learning environment

Students, no matter what age, look up to their teachers to support them as they experience huge changes in their  personal and academic lives.

Raina Lahiri, Staff Writer

February 26, 2020

Teachers are the key not only to the academic development of an individual but to the social dynamic of a school's community. High school teachers, in particular, contribute to the formative experiences of a person's life. They prepare their students for the future by educating them and creating su...

Students and staff struggle to adjust after mid-winter break

After mid-winter break, many have to get used to going back to school again.

Adri ten Cate, Staff Writer

February 25, 2020

With mid-winter break coming to an end, students and staff now need to get back into school. Unfortunately, for many, this doesn't come easy. Feb. 23 was the last day of break. That night, many had to set their alarms to ensure that they would wake up and make it to school on time. "I have fou...

Guitar Club strings up a new performance for the Heritage Fair

Ryan Ng, Staff Writer

February 16, 2020

The Heritage Fair is coming soon, and among the many clubs, the Guitar Club is preparing for their upcoming performance at the assembly. The annual Heritage Fair is a collection of performances by Carlmont clubs that are watched by all students. Currently, many club officials are organizing routines...

Science guest lecture explores immunotherapy treatments

Each quarter, Carlmont holds a guest lecture by scientists with a passion for sharing their area of expertise and inspiring students in science.

Audrey Swenson, Staff Writer

February 15, 2020

Science guest lectures at Carlmont's Performing Arts Center allow the community to learn more about science and give students the opportunity to consider different careers in the field. Jaime Abdilla, a teacher at Carlmont, said, "These science lectures were a way to bring science to the communi...

Bring Change to Mind promotes self-love for Valentine’s Day

Club members write compliments to each other as vice president Emma Lee glues them on to a poster.

Aleyda Contreras, Staff Writer

February 15, 2020

Some days, getting up is difficult. "But maybe if you tried harder, it's not so bad." "Being sad and anxious is a choice." "Just choose to be happy." Stigma causes people to feel ashamed of mental health struggles that are out of their control. According to the World Health Organization, half of most mental health conditions begin by age 14, and 10%...

Power outage shocks audience with blackouts during ‘Singin’ in the Rain’

Lead Rory McGann, a junior, performs the famous number from

Erin Kee, Kaylene Lin, and Ruya Yaman

February 14, 2020

Rick Reynolds, this year's conductor for "Singin' in the Rain," raised his baton as the lights dimmed in Carlmont's Performing Arts Center (PAC). The audience immediately quieted as they eagerly awaited the start of Act 2 after an almost 30-minute long intermission. But just as the opening notes of t...

Bay Area Youth Club connects with community through volunteering

Guillermo Mendoza tells the club what they will discuss during the meeting. The club meets every other Wednesday in E8.

Aidan Kurt, Staff Writer

February 12, 2020

Often, students have more opportunities to help and learn about the community than they realize. While Carlmont has many clubs dedicated to volunteering, the Bay Area Youth Club factors in an understanding of the community. The club provides students a chance to discuss what goes on in the Bay Area and ...

Teacher continues inspiring students until last day at Carlmont

After four years of teaching history and coaching the varsity football team, Jake Messina is planning to move to Roseville, California.

Kaylene Lin, Staff Writer

February 12, 2020

Jake Messina — head football coach and beloved history teacher — will be leaving at the end of the school year. He is moving to the Roseville area near Sacramento, California, and will continue to coach and teach there. However, after four years of working at Carlmont, many students are sad to see...

Girls Who Code Club builds a legacy at Carlmont

Club Vice President Morgan Yee gives a presentation on the different types of hackers in coding.

Joley Bove, Staff Writer

February 12, 2020

Starting a club is challenging to begin with, but maintaining the stability of the club and leaving a legacy can be even more difficult. The Girls Who Code Club is one of many working to achieve these aspirations. When it started in 2015, the club had around 10 members who could only meet after ...

Pear Deck Power-Up helps students in the classroom

The Pear Deck Power-Up Tool is designed to increase student innovation in the classroom.

Camille Kay, Staff Writer

February 10, 2020

The Pear Deck Power-Up tool has always been a mystery to many students. Its purpose and function have not been exclusively explored.  When logging in to a Chromebook using a school account, Pear Deck Power-Up opens a new tab automatically. Exiting this tab can be difficult, as the computer isn't ...

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