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Rose sales help students show appreciation for their peers

Sophomore Ella Duarte fills out a rose delivery form at lunch.

Anika Marino, Staff Writer

February 10, 2020

As Valentine’s Day approaches, students hurry to C-hall and the quad to buy roses for their friends and significant others. Every year, the Associated Student Body (ASB) hosts the rose sales a week before Valentine’s Day.  “One of ASB’s jobs is to ensure that students have an enjoyable high school exp...

Carlmont rose sale raises questions regarding its impact on students

Sophomores Isabella Peterson and Jono Sison sell roses to students.

Elle Horst, Staff Writer

February 10, 2020

Carlmont’s annual rose sale may be sweet for some, but it can leave a sour impact on other students’ self-esteem. With Valentine’s Day around the corner, posters and booths are all over Carlmont, advertising for the rose sale. For just $1, a student can buy and send a rose with a note to a frie...

Seal of biliteracy heightens college and job prospects for students

California's seal of biliteracy is attached to a senior's diploma once they complete all four years of a language during high school.

Sophia Morgan, Staff Writer

February 9, 2020

One little sticker is paving the way for students to have a more well-rounded college application. The seal of biliteracy is a national award given to students that complete four levels of a language. Biliteracy is the ability to read and write in two languages. Students have the opportunity to earn their...

Investment Club invests time to improve financial literacy

Club President Thaddeus Duffy and Vice President Tej Tummala teach club members about cryptocurrency, a digital currency that people obtain for different purposes.

Nikhil Vyas, Staff Writer

February 8, 2020

Whether it's stocks, bonds, or even cryptocurrency, Investment Club is ready to teach those who are interested how to make smart investments. Leaders of Investment Club use presentations and economic simulations to develop club members' financial management skills. This subject, in particular, motivates...

Musical cast and crew gain invaluable experience at a cost

Angelina Colombo, a sophomore, works on homework during her free time in the booth.

Erin Kee, Staff Writer

February 6, 2020

Over the span of more than 85 hours in the past two weeks, students have worked tirelessly to prepare for Carlmont's upcoming musical, "Singin' in the Rain." According to many of the students who took part in the musical, tech week was tiring, stressful, and long but also one of their favorite exp...

Teacher evaluations cause change in lesson plans

Biology teacher Camille Erskine gets ready for a new unit.

Anna Wilkinson, Staff Writer

February 6, 2020

Exhausted students fall into their seats as a teacher rushes to put their lesson plan up for the day. The students' heads perk up in confusion. They have never seen this kind of lesson before. An assistant vice-principal walks in, and it all makes sense. Every teacher's contract states that ev...

Dream Volunteers Club helps those who can’t afford education

Amisha Nambiar, sophomore and club president, and Nicholas Voong, sophomore, discuss potential summer volunteering trips in Ghana.

Sophia Deynega, Staff Writer

February 4, 2020

Teachers. Textbooks. Education.  Privileges that are easy to take for granted.  Yet, in some areas of countries such as Ghana and Guatemala, children do not have access to the basic education, resources, and learning benefits we see every day.  One group that aims to fix this problem is Dr...

Carlmont continues to host mock exams despite digital versions

Students fill in their personal information before beginning the mock SAT in the Student Union on Feb. 1.

Wyatt Binnard, Staff Writer

February 3, 2020

To better prepare students for their college applications, the Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) holds practice entrance exams several times a year despite the increasing availability of online tests. On Saturday morning, the most recent of these tests took place at Carlmont's Student Union....

Fortifying Bridges gives students a voice to reflect on their communities

Fortifying Bridges brings the Carlmont community together every year.

Saya Deshpande, Staff Writer

February 1, 2020

Carlmont students and local citizens filled the Student Union for the annual “Fortifying Bridges” event after school on Friday, Jan. 31. This unique, student-run event brought the community together to hear from speakers as they reflected on how they have dealt with prejudice against them. Planning...

Reach Out Hangout unifies Carlmont

Seniors KaiFu Wei, Greta Foehr, Jackson Cook, and freshman Noe Foehr engage in a conversation.

Josie Wescott, Staff Writer

February 1, 2020

High school is a crucial part of a student’s education, but it is also a pivotal social opportunity to connect with peers and get involved in school activities.  At Carlmont, the Reach Out Commission in the Associated Student Body (ASB) strives to make every student feel a part of Carlmont, incl...

Type One Club takes on a service project

Sophomore Polina Engovatov works on her card for the diabetics at the UCSF and Stanford Hospital.

Savannah Velschow, Staff Writer

January 31, 2020

An estimated one in every 430-530 people under the age of 19 have type 1 diabetes. Type One Club has created a safe environment for students at Carlmont with this disease. The club gives students a place to go to educate themselves on type 1 diabetes and provides a common area where students who ...

Students score a lunchtime competition

Sophomore Hayden Pendleton dribbles the ball down the court.

Calista Shohet, Staff Writer

January 31, 2020

He shoots, and he scores! The crowd goes wild! His team mates gather around him, congratulating him on the close shot. The team and crowd spill out of the gym, their contagious enthusiasm following them throughout the rest of the day.  Over the past week, each grade level has been competing in the Main Gym in an ann...

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