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Mental illness is a widespread struggle with teens. Diagnoses skyrocket in high school aged students.

SOS offers mental health support for Carlmont students

Ava Litvak, Staff Writer January 10, 2021

Late nights, coffee, blue light, and, far too often, tears. This is a routine all too familiar for high school students. A routine that’s become even more regular recently. Under the current circumstances,...

Carlmont's Women's Choir performs

Virtual choir concert sees astounding success

Cambell Kirk, Staff Writer December 22, 2020

The fall semester of distance learning made it especially challenging for choir students to learn, sing, and perform music.  Over the past three months, they compiled various songs into a virtual concert,...

Carlmont substitute James McDowell shares his Carlmont spirit with his swim and dive hoodie.

Beloved sub James McDowell reflects on his time in the pandemic

Allison Raisner, Staff Writer December 21, 2020

Carlmont has a special connection with some of the substitute teachers, and with distance learning, students haven’t seen much of their favorite substitute teachers.  With remote instruction, there...

The Jewish Club celebrated their Hanukkah party online this year due to the ongoing pandemic.

Jewish Club’s Hanukkah celebrations move online

Claire Stanton, Staff Writer December 16, 2020

It is no secret that holidays look very different this year, with the ongoing pandemic and COVID-19 restrictions. The way holidays are celebrated will have to change along with the environment, in this...

Students have not attended school in person for nearly a year. Their teachers are anxious to have them back, but still mindful of the very real risks.

Carlmont teachers give opinions on returning to school in-person

Andrew Shu, Staff Writer December 13, 2020

As the year draws to a close, the prospect of returning to in-person instruction becomes more and more tangible. While teachers anticipate an eventual return to a regular school setting, they also acknowledge...

ASB has continued the tradition of bringing therapy dogs over finals week, albeit virtually.

ASB’s Dogs in the Quad event helps students de-stress over finals

Ayla Azizalili, Staff Writer December 13, 2020

There is no such thing as being stress-free during finals week, but dogs can definitely alleviate that pressure. Every year, the Associated Student Body organizes a Dogs in the Quad event where students...

For her marketing class, Grace Zheng, a sophomore, created an artistic post to advertise Carlmont spirit wear.

Spirit wear challenge becomes learning opportunity

Amelia Clevenger, Staff Writer December 11, 2020

While no one is on campus, Carlmont's marketing class continues to sell spirit wear through an online website.  The class has created a marketing campaign, where students work to promote spirit...

A student attempts to relax with a face mask while studying for finals.

Students say ‘yes’ to stress during finals

Marrisa Chow and Sophie Gurdus December 11, 2020

No finals season is complete without the barrage of review packets, harried students, and sleepless nights. This year is no different. Many students are left stressed and struggling as finals loom over...

Teachers adapt their teaching method in preparation for the next semester of distance learning.

Teachers prepare for the next semester of distance learning

Sophia Awoyinka, Staff Writer December 9, 2020

With the first semester of distance learning nearly complete, teachers are approaching the next one with new goals in mind.  Over the course of the first semester, teachers adapted and evolved their...

Yoga helps students relax and destress after a long week of school. “The club meetings are so fun, and I really enjoy them. I have such a passion for the club,” Becker said.

Yoga benefits mental health

Karla Lee, Staff Writer December 7, 2020

As schools continue, clubs are resuming through the use of Zoom due to the pandemic. One of the clubs that has resumed with their lessons is the Yoga Club.  In 2017, a Carlmont sophomore, Iman Sarsour,...

The recent Sequoia Union High School District election determined new board of trustee members, who will be working to address key issues for students in our district.

Newly-elected school district board members to make key decisions

Noah Braunstein, Staff Writer December 6, 2020

On Nov. 3, 2020, much of the nation’s attention was on the presidential showdown.  However, much closer to home, local voters decided on candidates who will immediately impact local students. Elections...

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Families reinvent holiday traditions in light of COVID-19

Nyah Simpson, Staff Writer December 4, 2020

Forty-six million people travel during the holiday season. That's 46 million people in airports and planes all over the world. According to the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), an average...

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