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Green Team works to implement a tri-bin waste system

Green Team works to implement a tri-bin waste system

Rachel Matatyaou, Staff Writer

October 14, 2017


Filed under Campus

The Green Team is making efforts to establish a tri-bin waste system at Carlmont, which would consist of compost, recycling, and landfill. This would be an expanded and more efficient waste system, as the school currently has landfill bins with several recycling bins around campus. This club is l...

District blocks Snapchat and Instagram on school network

District blocks Snapchat and Instagram on school network

Mandy Hitchcock, Staff Writer

October 13, 2017


Filed under Campus

Snapchat is once again blocked on the school Wi-Fi network, and this time, Instagram is too. The Snapchat and Instagram ban on school Wi-Fi was instated on Feb. 14 this year. With the newly completed S-wing up and running, Carlmont continues its transition towards a technologically advanced school. However, the new technolog...

ASB drums up excitement for homecoming

ASB drums up excitement for homecoming

Kyra Rilee Buchholz, Staff Writer

October 13, 2017


Filed under Campus

This October, ASB began preparing for the homecoming celebration. The event begins on Oct. 16, when dance tickets are up for sale, and ends on Oct. 28, when the dance takes place. Students will have the opportunity to participate and perform in the homecoming assembly in many ways. Cheer is an...

Nighttime Powderpuff creates new homecoming tradition

Nighttime Powderpuff creates new homecoming tradition

Sam Hanlon, Staff Writer

October 12, 2017


Filed under Campus, Top News

Carlmont's 2017 school year has introduced a new homecoming tradition: nighttime Powderpuff. The nighttime Powderpuff is a new twist on the girls' football tournament that usually takes place at lunch during homecoming week. The idea of having nighttime Powderpuff was inspired by other schools...

Conservatives at Carlmont look to share opinions

Conservatives at Carlmont look to share opinions

Maya Benjamin, Staff Writer

October 10, 2017


Filed under Campus

In the liberal climate of Belmont, not everyone is always comfortable sharing their conservative views, but the students in the Conservatives of Carlmont club are different. Founded by Ryan Versen and Jordan Brandenburg for the 2017-2018 school year, the Conservatives of Carlmont club meets every ...

Freshmen weigh in on their high school experience

Freshmen weigh in on their high school experience

Ailee Lim, Staff writer

October 9, 2017


Filed under Campus, High school reflections, Student Bios, Student Perspective

Freshman year is arguably the hardest year for high school students. Adjusting to the new campus, making new friends, and getting used to everything can put a lot of stress on those not expecting it. "High school is much more stressful and harder academically than middle school," said freshman Varsha...

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


Filed under Campus

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


Filed under Campus

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...

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