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Ceramics Club puts a spin on lunch

Ceramics Club puts a spin on lunch

Skylar Weiss, Staff Writer

October 17, 2017


Filed under Campus, Top News

Clay is out, hands are dirty, and paint brushes, as well as lunchboxes, are scattered among the tables in F13. During moments like these, Carlmont Ceramics Club is in full swing. During a Ceramics Club meeting, students can start or continue a ceramics project while receiving instruction and assistance...

Model United Nations offers an avenue to express political opinions

Model United Nations offers an avenue to express political opinions

Adrian Cunningham, Staff Writer

October 17, 2017


Filed under Campus

While many students talk about their days during lunch, some speak of the lack of civil liberties students in third world countries experience on a daily basis. These discussions are held by students attending Carlmont’s Model United Nations club. Model United Nations, or Model UN for short, is a club founded b...

One-day homecoming ticket sale draws students to the quad

One-day homecoming ticket sale draws students to the quad

Samantha Chu, Staff Writer

October 17, 2017


Filed under Campus

It seems like Black Friday has come early for students at Carlmont. ASB held a one-day homecoming ticket sale on Oct. 16, and students rushed to the quad to buy the discounted tickets. Homecoming has had social media in a frenzy for the past couple of weeks, and ASB continues to promote the home...

No student left behind in Carlmont Cup

No student left behind in Carlmont Cup

Sadie Lyman, Staff Writer

October 16, 2017


Filed under Campus

It’s all fun and games when it comes to Carlmont Cup. The 2017 Carlmont Cup games have been going on for the majority of the school year and will continue until November. In one way or another, each and every student at Carlmont has the opportunity to play. To determine the winner of Carlmont...

Music Council offers leadership opportunity to music students

Music Council offers leadership opportunity to music students

Alena Ruhstaller, Staff Writer

October 16, 2017


Filed under Campus

With the beginning of a new school year, the members of the Instrumental Music Council hope to hold fundraisers to benefit the music program and create a friendly community for all music students at Carlmont. The club meets weekly on Fridays at lunch in front of F20 to discuss new ideas and future...

Key Club offers student-led service opportunities

Key Club offers student-led service opportunities

Francesca D'Urzo, Staff Writer

October 16, 2017


Filed under Campus

Carlmont is one of the homes of Key Club, the oldest and largest international student-led service organization in the world. The club provides its members with an abundance of service opportunities, character development skills, and leadership experience. Thanks to the work of the dedicated officers...

Green Team works to implement a tri-bin waste system

Green Team works to implement a tri-bin waste system

Rachel Matatyaou, Staff Writer

October 14, 2017


Filed under Campus

The Green Team is making efforts to establish a tri-bin waste system at Carlmont, which would consist of compost, recycling, and landfill. This would be an expanded and more efficient waste system, as the school currently has landfill bins with several recycling bins around campus. This club is l...

District blocks Snapchat and Instagram on school network

District blocks Snapchat and Instagram on school network

Mandy Hitchcock, Staff Writer

October 13, 2017


Filed under Campus

Snapchat is once again blocked on the school Wi-Fi network, and this time, Instagram is too. The Snapchat and Instagram ban on school Wi-Fi was instated on Feb. 14 this year. With the newly completed S-wing up and running, Carlmont continues its transition towards a technologically advanced school. However, the new technolog...

ASB drums up excitement for homecoming

ASB drums up excitement for homecoming

Kyra Rilee Buchholz, Staff Writer

October 13, 2017


Filed under Campus

This October, ASB began preparing for the homecoming celebration. The event begins on Oct. 16, when dance tickets are up for sale, and ends on Oct. 28, when the dance takes place. Students will have the opportunity to participate and perform in the homecoming assembly in many ways. Cheer is an...

Nighttime Powderpuff creates new homecoming tradition

Nighttime Powderpuff creates new homecoming tradition

Sam Hanlon, Staff Writer

October 12, 2017


Filed under Campus, Top News

Carlmont's 2017 school year has introduced a new homecoming tradition: nighttime Powderpuff. The nighttime Powderpuff is a new twist on the girls' football tournament that usually takes place at lunch during homecoming week. The idea of having nighttime Powderpuff was inspired by other schools...

Conservatives at Carlmont look to share opinions

Conservatives at Carlmont look to share opinions

Maya Benjamin, Staff Writer

October 10, 2017


Filed under Campus

In the liberal climate of Belmont, not everyone is always comfortable sharing their conservative views, but the students in the Conservatives of Carlmont club are different. Founded by Ryan Versen and Jordan Brandenburg for the 2017-2018 school year, the Conservatives of Carlmont club meets every ...

Freshmen weigh in on their high school experience

Freshmen weigh in on their high school experience

Ailee Lim, Staff writer

October 9, 2017


Filed under Campus, High school reflections, Student Bios, Student Perspective

Freshman year is arguably the hardest year for high school students. Adjusting to the new campus, making new friends, and getting used to everything can put a lot of stress on those not expecting it. "High school is much more stressful and harder academically than middle school," said freshman Varsha...

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