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S.O.S creates support for students

S.O.S creates support for students

Maya Benjamin, Staff Writer

October 9, 2017


Filed under Campus

Tuesday is the exception to the norm for freshmen. Unlike all the other students at Carlmont, freshmen have a special event every Tuesday that takes place during their history class: presentations from the Students Offering Support group or S.O.S. S.O.S has been a long-standing program at Carlmont. Started by Shelley Busta...

Performance Club helps student musicians improve

Performance Club helps student musicians improve

Adrian Cunningham, Staff Writer

October 4, 2017


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Instruments set, performers ready, and all eyes onstage. Except there is no stage, no formal attire, and, most importantly, no judgment. This is the environment of Performance Club, started by Jason Liu, a senior. “This club has been an idea of mine since I arrived at Carlmont,” said Liu. “...

Community mourns the loss of freshman student

Community mourns the loss of freshman student

Connor Lin, Staff Writer

October 3, 2017


Filed under Campus, Top News

A Sequoia High School freshman passed away in an apparent suicide on Sept. 26. The incident occurred at the Whipple Avenue railroad crossing in Redwood City, where a southbound Caltrain hit 14-year-old Holly Spalletta. Since the tragedy, Sequoia Union High School District (SUHSD) members, students, an...

Sojourn to the Past starts fundraising

Sojourn to the Past starts fundraising

Skylar Weiss, Staff Writer

September 26, 2017


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As September comes to a close, Sojourn to the Past has begun to take its first steps. As part of Sojourn to the Past program, students spend a week in February visiting important landmarks from the Civil Rights Movement and meet people who were involved in it years ago. The Sojourn to the Past club...

Welcome Back Assembly evokes mixed feelings

Welcome Back Assembly evokes mixed feelings

Nina Heller, Staff Writer

September 15, 2017


Filed under Campus, Top News

“Who is the hardest person to get to know? Don’t say anything, just think about it,” said Jeff Yalden, the speaker at the 2017 Welcome Back Assembly. Yalden describes himself as a youth advocate, mental health advocate, and youth motivational speaker. “I am passionate about working with...

Carlmont reacts to campus expansion with new S-wing

Carlmont reacts to campus expansion with new S-wing

Connor Lin, Staff Writer

September 14, 2017


Filed under Campus, Top News

Before the beginning of the 2017-2018 school year, the construction of Carlmont’s new S-wing was completed, and 10 new classes were opened for teaching. Although completed behind schedule, this new facility has officially opened. “It was a three-year project from planning [S-wing] to compl...

Sweatshirt sales excite seniors

Sweatshirt sales excite seniors

Amy Fullerton, Staff Writer

September 14, 2017


Filed under Campus

Senior year, which is regarded by some students as the year to remember, is a time many look forward to throughout their high school experience. With the privilege of being a senior, seniors have the option to buy a sweatshirt that is specifically designed for their graduating class. The theme...

Robotics club prepares for new school year

Robotics club prepares for new school year

Skylar Weiss, Staff Writer

September 8, 2017


Filed under Campus, Top News

With World Championships in the rear view mirror, Carlmont's robotics team, known as Deep Blue Robotics, is preparing for another year with new recruits. The Deep Blue Robotics team will have 90 members this school year. Students have the option to join the club, which operates outside of school...

Carlmont Cup sign-ups are back in full swing

Carlmont Cup sign-ups are back in full swing

Amy Fullerton, Staff Writer

September 1, 2017


Filed under Campus

It's the beginning of the year, and Carlmont Cup is up and running again. It's one of the many school activities that students participate in. Students of all and grade levels are signing up to participate in the ASB room during lunch. The Carlmont Cup event was started in recent years and ha...

Solar eclipse gives Carlmont a unique view

Solar eclipse gives Carlmont a unique view

Connor Lin, Staff Writer

August 23, 2017


Filed under Campus, Top News

On Aug. 21, Carlmont students and staff members made their way down to the football field to witness a rare occurrence: a solar eclipse. A solar eclipse occurs when the moon passes directly in front of the sun, which casts a shadow and blocks the light from reaching Earth. In order to make a school...

Relaxation Motivation Club encourages healthy stress management

Relaxation Motivation Club encourages healthy stress management

Talia Fine, Staff Writer

May 31, 2017


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A survey conducted by the American Psychological Society in 2013 found that stress is extremely common especially among teenagers, with school as a major contributor to the unhealthy amounts of angst and stress. Relaxation Motivation, a club co-founded this year by Sophie Srivastava, Anna Singer, and Samantha Owyang,...

Celebration Assembly ends the year on a high note

Celebration Assembly ends the year on a high note

Kaylee George, Staff Writer

May 27, 2017


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Lights, camera, action! Held on May 25, this year's Celebration Assembly was based on the theme Red Carpet Awards. Decorated with films from various time periods, a red carpet at the entrance, and festive balloon structures, the Terry Stogner Gym was turned into an eye-catching sight. "I think...

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