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Teachers persevere through distance learning's adverse consequences

Teachers persevere through distance learning’s adverse consequences

Ava Litvak, Staff Writer December 3, 2020

The distance learning format of the 2020-21 school year has proven to be a challenge for Carlmont teachers' mental health. Teachers are experiencing the same stress, anxiety, and burnout as students...

Couchella will be posted on Dec. 4 with Nov. 30 as the final due date for videos.

ASB creates Couchella to promote talent and unity

Anika Marino, Staff Writer November 29, 2020

Every year, the Associated Student Body (ASB) holds assemblies and events for the entire school to attend, but due to the continuation of distance learning, this has not been possible. Since the most...

Once someone enters the Scots Gym, the hand sanitizing station and a list of directions and procedures await them.

Administration revises, expands reach of cohorts

Robin Linares, Staff Writer November 28, 2020

After evaluating the trial run of educational cohorts on campus, the Carlmont administration decided to open up more cohorts for students. The first round of educational cohorts included two cohorts,...

Students at Carlmont High School take part in advocating against climate change. Recently, a petition created by students to the SUHSD pushes the district to spread environmental awareness.

Students lead fight against climate change

Linda Lin, Staff Writer November 28, 2020

Students demand a climate emergency declaration and resolution in a petition against the Sequoia Union High School District (SUHSD). The SUHSD Climate Emergency Declaration and Resolution was created...

Students use their computers and devices to complete the ICA tests on Nov. 18.

Students share their opinions on ICA testing

Jenica Su and Isabel Wright November 25, 2020

To check in on the students and how the new schooling has affected their education, Carlmont administered an Interim Comprehensive Assessment (ICA) on Nov. 18. The tests allowed educators to measure...

Though converting to a digital learning plan can be hard for both teachers and students, most can still see the bright side.

Visual Arts overcomes virtual roadblocks

Sophia Mattioli, Staff Writer November 23, 2020

This year Carlmont’s Visual Arts Department has met students' and teachers' expectations, with a few speed bumps along the way. Carlmont has a vast amount of visual arts classes, including Illustration...

To help eight-graders see the campus, the Eighth Grade Transition Team and Student Ambassadors created a virtual video tour of Carlmont.

Virtual adaptation helps middle schoolers transition to Carlmont

Amelia Clevenger, Staff Writer November 19, 2020

Carlmont's 8th Grade Transition Team and Student Ambassadors are helping many eighth-graders take the first steps in their high school career, even with social-distancing.  Under normal circumstances,...

Academic support at Carlmont used to be in person. Now, it is hosted on a Zoom meeting.

Academic Center assists students over Zoom

Andrew Shu, Staff Writer November 18, 2020

The Academic Center has been available to the student body since the beginning of September. In previous years, it was a convenient option for students to receive assistance in their classes. However,...

A student's desk is filled with SAT and PSAT prep books in anticipation for the tests.

PSAT cancellations frustrate sophomores

Sophie Gurdus and Marrisa Chow November 18, 2020

The cancellation of the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT) is yet another loss for sophomores in the wake of online learning, making it even more challenging to stay ahead of the curve in a competitive...

Students can take shortcuts with schoolwork more easily during distance learning.

Teachers regulate cheating virtually

Sophia Awoyinka, Staff Writer November 18, 2020

With the transition to digital learning, teachers have found new ways to regulate academic honesty and cheating in class.  Online learning makes it significantly easier for students to cheat. Students...

Although distance learning has made it hard to learn dance, it doesn’t stop the dancers from learning. “I feel like I’m constantly learning, no matter what it is, and this year I have learned a lot of new things as well,” said sophomore Alice Finkelstein.

Dancers leap through challenges

Karla Lee, Staff Writer November 15, 2020

Dance classes are adapting their lessons to distance learning, similar to physical education (PE) and weight training classes.  Because teachers have a hard time teaching dance through Zoom, they use...

A computer displays the Zoom camera on the off setting.

Students claim Zoom cameras affect their learning

Thomas Banner-Haimes November 14, 2020

To best replicate classrooms, many teachers have asked that the students at Carlmont High School turn their cameras on during Zoom classes. The administration has sent out a message saying that the students'...

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