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Suiting up for swim unit causes anxiety

Suiting up for swim unit causes anxiety

Rachel Matatyaou, Staff Writer

April 1, 2018


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Dread. The feeling shared by most Carlmont freshmen as fourth-quarter swim unit begins. In order to ensure that all students are capable of swimming in any environment, Carlmont’s physical education (P.E.) classes began a swim unit on March 26 that will continue until the end of the school year. Students are expected to f...

Counselor meetings give students advice for the upcoming year

Counselor meetings give students advice for the upcoming year

Parker English, Staff Writer

March 31, 2018


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Counselor meetings are a very effective tool for students when deciding on upcoming classes. They occur every year starting in February and continuing up until late April. In these meetings, counselors make sure to check up on each student individually to ensure that they are on track to gradu...

Declining FOMF awaits revival

Declining FOMF awaits revival

March 31, 2018


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Friends of Millard Filmore (FOMF) is an organization that Carlmont students may have heard of, or maybe even looked down upon. As a research-based competition, its popularity has decreased — yet this hasn't stopped some of its leaders to push for more. Beginning in 1968 as an event only held at ...

Boat project sets sail on Carlmont waters

Boat project sets sail on Carlmont waters

Sam Hanlon, Staff Writer

March 30, 2018


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Ramtin Aidi's geometry classes started their morning off with a splash. On Thursday, March 29, Aidi's first, second, and fifth-period geometry classes met at the swimming pool at the start first period to show off the boats they made for their projects. The project required using the concepts that...

Baking Club mixes different ideas between students

Baking Club mixes different ideas between students

Alena Ruhstaller, Staff Writer

March 30, 2018


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Students scramble into room A14, all drawn in by the aroma of freshly baked goods. Golden-brown cookies, chocolate-rich brownies, and fluffy cupcakes make up an array of treats near the classroom entrance. This is Baking Club. Founded in the 2015-16 school year, Baking Club has created an open envi...

The San Mateo County Pride Center prepares for Queer Prom

The San Mateo County Pride Center prepares for Queer Prom

Nihal Karim, Staff Writer

March 28, 2018


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As prom season arrives at schools, so does the excitement for promposals and dates. However, this also means that some students might feel left out or uncomfortable with being themselves in their school environment if they don't relate with traditional prom-goers. The San Mateo County Pride Cent...

Animal awareness week sheds light on meaningful topics

Animal awareness week sheds light on meaningful topics

Maya O'Sullivan, Staff Writer

March 27, 2018


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Cute puppies. Fluffy kittens. For many people, this is what comes to mind when they think about animals. However, the week of March 19 to March 23 at Carlmont shed light on not so “fluffy” topics, such as animal abuse and endangered species. “The main purpose of this event was to gi...

Design Tech students practice interview techniques at Carlmont

Design Tech students practice interview techniques at Carlmont

Alexander English, Staff Writer

March 26, 2018


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Design Tech High School students came to Carlmont on March 23 to practice different interview methods they had learned, all while discovering what life at Carlmont is like. Design Tech has recently been visiting multiple high schools in this area, including Notre Dame, to perform intersessions for...

Carlmont Choir’s ‘American Songbook’ is a joyous success

Carlmont Choir’s ‘American Songbook’ is a joyous success

Charlie McBrian, Staff Writer

March 25, 2018


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The Performing Arts Center was packed last Friday, March 23, as audiences went to see Carlmont Choir's spring concert entitled "American Songbook." "American Songbook" covered a variety of selections from America’s past, much of which was largely based on the songbook of the same name. “...

New ASB president brings unique perspective

New ASB president brings unique perspective

Andrea Butler, Staff Writer

March 24, 2018


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Valerie Wang is the first ASB president that hasn’t been a class officer before and the first ASB president that came from the Service Council sector rather than the Activities sector. However, this doesn’t mean that she’s any less competent than those who came before her. Wang first became...

BTI’s collaboration with Stanford robotics is terminated

BTI’s collaboration with Stanford robotics is terminated

Rachel Matatyaou, Staff Writer

March 23, 2018


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As a result of all of the advancements in robotics during the 21st century, many people have attempted to make robots a helpful tool in classrooms. Carlmont's Biotechnology Institute (BTI), a pathway within the science department, planned on utilizing robots from Stanford in their program. Stanf...

Carlmont’s administration prepares for an armed intruder

Carlmont’s administration prepares for an armed intruder

Veronica Roseborough, Staff Writer

March 22, 2018


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School is intended to be a place where one can express their ideas, share their opinions, and discover their passions. It is a safe space. However, on a day supposedly dedicated to love, 17 Floridian families had one less person to spend Valentine's Day with. After the school shooting in Parkland,...

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