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A normally busy hallway lies dormant because students are no longer on campus.

Students and teachers prepare for online finals

Nyah Simpson, Staff Writer November 12, 2020

Six million.  That is how many students in America are learning online this school year. This means six million students are going to be taking their finals from home.   In March, schools across...

Sophomore Rachel Erlikhman listens to music while completing her math homework.

Students claim music affects their productivity

Jenica Su and Isabel Wright November 10, 2020

Although countless studies have looked into the effect music has on attitudes towards work and motivation, the question still stands if listening to music while completing schoolwork benefits students.  Schools...

Biotech 1-2 student Hailey North conducts her lab, Culturing Microbes.

BTI students assess the merits of distance learning

Sophia Mattioli, Staff Writer November 9, 2020

The Biotechnology Institute (BTI), a traditionally very hands-on curriculum, has lost some of its in-person charm with distance learning. Nevertheless, teachers and students continue to adapt and learn...

Carlmont mentors and elementary school students in the Music Mentors program alike are having their lessons over Zoom. The new zoom classroom will be different from the previous year's one-on-one sessions, but will still be a part of distance learning.

Music Mentors get sharp new start over Zoom

Rebecca Von Tersch, Staff Writer November 9, 2020

The Music Mentors program between Carlmont High School and the Belmont-Redwood Shores elementary schools plans to create a new program that encourages ease of learning as a response to the pandemic. Instead...

Students feel overwhelmed with stress, as they are pressured with college applications.

College applications leave students with ‘major’ decisions

Austin Li, Staff Writer November 9, 2020

As college application season creeps closer and anxiety continues to grow, students have found themselves amidst a crossfire between conflicting majors.  Like most high school students, Keya Arora,...

With the new distance learning schedule, counselors now meet with their students through Zoom sessions or by phone.

Counseling’s importance grows with pandemic

Linda Lin, Staff Writer November 5, 2020

Trained to support and serve all students in academic, personal, and social counseling, the Carlmont counseling team is the backbone of student mental health support, especially amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Distance...

Robotics students must complete their work and training online.

Distance learning forces robotics club to simulate training

Anika Marino, Staff Writer November 5, 2020

As COVID-19 forces distance learning to continue, clubs are trying to find ways to adapt to the new circumstances, including Carlmont Robotics.  While many clubs may find it easier to switch to online...

A classroom at Carlmont High School demonstrates precautions being taken for educational cohorts. It has plexiglass partitions at each desk, with seats measured 6 feet apart from each other.

Carlmont implements educational cohorts for on-campus support

Robin Linares, Staff Writer November 4, 2020

As COVID-19 rates have started to slow in San Mateo County, Carlmont High School was able to use educational cohorts to open up its doors for some students. While following the guidance of the San Mateo...

Green Team hopes to raise awareness of the severity of climate change and to encourage action from students.

Green Team urges the school district to recognize the importance of climate change

Grace Wu, Staff Writer November 3, 2020

Climate change is a critical problem weighing on society today, and Carlmont's Green Team knows it.  In an effort to encourage recognition of climate change, Green Team issued a Climate Emergency Petition...

The yearbook is designed online, but this year it also involves online communication.

Carlmont yearbook adapts to working under distance learning

Andrew Shu, Staff Writer November 1, 2020

The completion of the 2019-2020 Carlmont yearbook was steadily approaching this past March. When the superintendent announced that school was to take place online starting earlier this year, the Carlmont...

According to the email that Principal Ralph Crame sent to parents of Carlmont students, the school is taking precautions to ensure a safe campus for all.

Carlmont student tests positive for COVID-19

Elise Hsu, Editor October 30, 2020

A Carlmont student has tested positive for COVID-19, according to an email that parents of Carlmont students received on Oct. 23. The email, which had the subject “CHS – Health and Safety info,”...

With distance-learning protocols in place, Carlmont teachers use Zoom to host their online classes in the 2020 school year.

Teachers learn to adapt with new distance-learning curriculum

Amelia Clevenger, Staff Writer October 29, 2020

Many teachers are experimenting with new teaching styles, as Carlmont goes online for the first semester of the year. With empty classrooms, deserted hallways, and classes taught 100% online, teaching...

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