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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...

According to Child Trends, only about 20% of high school students in 2018 worked. This may be because school is starting to become a more time-consuming responsibility. The number of employed youth in 2020 has also taken a significant dive due to lock-down measures.

Jobs For Youth prepare students for jobs, even through lockdown measures

Isa Khalak, Staff Writer January 31, 2021

Earlier this month, students across Carlmont attended a virtual seminar, presented by Jobs For Youth (JFY), to learn valuable skills to help in the employment process, particularly to help students during...

As the search for a superintendent continues in the Sequoia Union High School District, the  community is giving input to help aid the next steps.

SUHSD searches for new superintendent with community input

Robin Linares, Staff Writer January 31, 2021

The current “Phase 2” of the superintendent search is well underway, as The Board of Trustees starts receiving input from administrators, teachers, students, and various community members. The Sequoia...

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, so are SAT cancellations.

SAT uncertainty continues into 2021

Anika Marino, Staff Writer January 26, 2021

As 2021 started, hopes were high for a better year. However, for SAT and ACT testing, making those hopes a reality might be challenging. Over most of 2020, different testing locations canceled tests...

During the pandemic, custodians, like Irwin Dillon and Gary Hogan, don’t clean the classrooms unless requested, so they are usually outside, cleaning the grounds and doing their projects. “We’ve been able to do some maintenance and projects that we wouldn’t normally be able to accomplish,” Steunenberg said.

Custodians’ work goes unnoticed

Karla Lee, Staff Writer January 26, 2021

The job of custodians is always behind the scenes: the morning crew is outside during classes, and the insides are cleaned after hours by the night crew. Some students and teachers don’t have the...

The S-wing is Carlmont's newest building. It has spacious classrooms and lets in lots of sunlight.

Campus atmosphere affects students

Kai Yoshida, Staff Writer January 23, 2021

Course selection and student and teacher demographics make up some of a school’s defining characteristics. However, when looking at their student academic performance, many often overlook the importance...

The administrators at Carlmont face challenges to ensure the safe return of students and teachers to in-person learning.

Administration aims for efficient return to in-person learning

Niamh Marren, Staff Writer January 21, 2021

Students and teachers have widely adapted to technology during distance learning, which will ultimately change the way school functions in the future. At the start of distance learning, much of the...

Teachers find Pear Deck increases student engagement, even conducting a survey before class starts to evaluate how students are doing.

Pear Deck add-on proves useful during distance learning

Andrew Shu, Staff Writer January 19, 2021

Carlmont students and teachers would often notice a pear-shaped icon in their browser's top right-hand corner.  But many had no idea what it was.  The tiny icon was Pear Deck, an extension with a relatively...

The Life and Literature club allows students to analyze literature through discussions with an objective to draw connections to modern-day society.

Life and Literature Club provides literary social outlet

Sophia Awoyinka, Staff Writer January 19, 2021

One of Carlmont's newest clubs, the Life and Literature Club, had their first meeting on Friday, Jan. 15, during lunch.  The club provides students with a chance to explore different works of literature...

Distance learning leaves many teachers and students scrambling to prepare for the tests, which are set to take place in May.

Teachers and students adapt for 2021 AP tests

Rebecca Von Tersch, Staff Writer January 15, 2021

With the pandemic in full swing, many students are worried about the upcoming 2021 Advanced Placement (AP) tests and whether they are truly prepared for testing due to the hurdles of online learning. Many...

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