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Carlmont’s visual arts program builds foundation for creativity

In F Hall, the walls are covered in displays, full of student photos, paintings, and drawings. The walls serve as an exposition of their hard work.

Aleyda Contreras, Staff Writer

January 26, 2020

Cameras, clay, paint, sketchbooks, and photos come to life under the guidance of creative visionaries in Carlmont's visual arts program. Students have a vast array of classes and clubs available to them to choose, from Illustration and Design 1 to Digital Art, Photography, or Ceramics. "Art in e...

ASB’s waste-free week reduces excess disposables

Members of ASB pour lemonade, orange juice, and fruit punch for students participating in waste-free week.

Hanna Kryhina, Staff Writer

January 24, 2020

Free hot chocolate. Free juice. Free popcorn.  That’s right. Free. If you bring a reusable container. During waste-free week, the Spirit commission of Carlmont’s Associated Student Body (ASB) gave out free snacks and beverages to students who brought reusable containers and charged $1 to t...

Carlmont prepares for a safe Winter Formal

Carlmont Winter Formal flyers are handed out when students buys their tickets in the quad.

Erwan Pal, Staff Writer

January 22, 2020

While Carlmont's Winter Formal can be fun and exciting, many overlook the preparation and safety precautions that go into making it possible. At the entrance of the Fox Theater, where formal is held, there is a security line where students' bags are checked to make sure they are free of drugs and...

Sailing Club begins second semester with a ‘boom’

Members of Sailing Club work on improving teacher Alexander Wallace's old sail and boat, including the boom, the horizontal pole which extends from the bottom of the mast.

Joley Bove, Staff Writer

January 22, 2020

For a somewhat unknown activity, sailing has made its Carlmont debut through Sailing Club. At the start of her junior year, Mia Yang scrolled through Carlmont's club roster and noticed there wasn't a club for those interested in sailing, a passion she pursued at her old school. Wanting to change...

Upcoming author visits offer career learning opportunities

Parker Peevyhouse's second book is a mystery novel titled

Aidan Kurt, Staff Writer

January 21, 2020

Throughout high school, many students seek guidance from adults when deciding their career path. On Jan. 24, the San Mateo County libraries are sending authors Gretchen McNeil and Parker Peevyhouse to speak at Carlmont as part of the Youth Adult Novelist Convention. “Students can go and participate...

ASB Finance commission helps to budget student activities

ASB handles a portion of Carlmont's money for clubs, activities, dances, and sports.

Anika Marino, Staff Writer

January 20, 2020

Carlmont’s Associated Student Body (ASB) controls part of the school’s treasury, as they organize dances, fund clubs and sports, and put together activities in the quad for students to participate in. Many of the activities are funded by ASB’s budget, granted by administration. Principal R...

PE dance unit creates safe environment for students to learn

Freshmen Anna Passos and Emily Hall practice the

Sophia Morgan, Staff Writer

January 19, 2020

As the gym fills with the steady beat of the “Cha-Cha Slide,” students laugh while executing the steps. Some students fumble with their movements, but more experienced classmates are there to help and explain. Students at Carlmont are free to learn how to dance without judgment from their peers. ...

Teachers voice opinions on Carlmont’s block schedule

History teacher David Braunstein helps a student with a homework assignment during the Flex period.

Elle Horst, Scot Scoop Editor

January 19, 2020

In an effort to reduce student workloads, Carlmont decided to implement a modified block schedule in the 2019-20 school year. Due to many teachers’ routines drastically changing as a result, block scheduling has been met with controversy among the staff. Previously, students attended each class...

Plastic Models Club sparks interest in a new hobby

Members of the Plastic Models Club have built quality artwork throughout the first semester. Click on the gallery to see some of their models.

Nikhil Vyas, Staff Writer

January 18, 2020

Members of the Plastic Models Club work persistently on their projects at the weekly club meetings. From the initial build to outlining the final touches, everyone strives to create a finished product that they are proud of. Though the hobby requires a noticeable amount of effort, it ultimately...

Administration conquers old reputation of violence

Students must fill out this report after getting involved in any kind of incident.

Anna Wilkinson, Staff Writer

January 16, 2020

Blood and hair all over the floor was not an uncommon sight at Carlmont High School when it came to fights in the 1990s. But today, Carlmont's administration has been trying to diminish that reputation and flourish friendships with students. Since the '90s, fighting in schools has decreased immensely, but the number isn't ...

The impacts of the college application process on clubs

Students list their accomplishments for college applications, one possibly being the title of club president.

Erin Kee, Staff Writer

January 15, 2020

Every year the list of new clubs seems to grow, and with it, the level of competition regarding the college application process. As students approach the end of high school, many begin to cram in as many volunteer hours, work hours, AP classes, and anything else that will appeal to colleges: one particularly...

Chinese Peer Tutoring Club says ‘ni hao’ to improved academic results

Michael Father and William Wong, co-presidents, focus on perfecting their grammar skills.

Sophia Deynega, Staff Writer

January 13, 2020

Chinese Peer Tutoring club meets every Wednesday and Friday at lunch in U-14 to study with the support of their classmates and improve their Chinese language skills. The club is structured to allow students to get help from fellow peers instead of relying on the teacher. Students split into different a...

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