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Students reflect on the first month of the new school year

Students reflect on the first month of the new school year

Mari Ramirez, Staff Writer

October 3, 2019

Going back to school from summer break is not always easy, and many factors go into how smooth or difficult that transition can be. Now that school has been in session for about a month, it's essential to reflect on this transition. “Overall, I think coming back the first month of school has...

Students reveal the hidden importance of the PSAT

Students reveal the hidden importance of the PSAT

Anita Beroza and Kasey Liu

October 2, 2019

The school-mandated PSAT is coming fast, but not all students deal with it the same way. On Oct. 16, sophomores and juniors will be participating in the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test, widely known as the PSAT. While some students believe that it does not affect them, others believe it is an essential aspect of doing well on the SAT and in college admissions. “I don’...

Student Store enhances Carlmont’s sense of community

Student Store enhances Carlmont’s sense of community

Cooper Perez, Staff Writer

October 2, 2019

For years, ice creams and popsicles from the Student Store have cooled students down at lunch and after school.  The Parent Teacher Student Association, or PTSA, runs the Student Store. Parents of Carlmont students volunteer each day to run the store, which entails managing the selling of goods to st...

ASB’s Do Something commission prepares to save lives

ASB’s Do Something commission prepares to save lives

Nicole Coleman, Staff Writer

October 2, 2019

ASB students are working non-stop to plan the most successful blood drive that Carlmont has ever had. For the past month, the students in the Do Something commission have been working to plan a blood drive that could potentially save the lives of hundreds of people around the country. For some...

The Testing Book Drive provides materials for students in need

The Testing Book Drive provides materials for students in need

Payton Zolck, Staff Writer

October 2, 2019

With so many tests that high schoolers are required to take, several students tend to use an immense amount of testing books. Once the test is over, many students are left with books they will never use again. Every year, the ASB Access Commission sets up a Testing Book Drive. This drive is an effor...

BTI pathway offers students more academic options

BTI pathway offers students more academic options

Taisiia Yakovenko, Staff Writer

October 1, 2019

Every sophomore at Carlmont has an opportunity to become a part of the Biotechnology Institute (BTI) program curriculum, but not many know what BTI actually is.  BTI is a three-year program offered to sophomores at Carlmont in an attempt to get them more interested in the STEM curriculum.  “Our st...

Type 1 Club educates about more than blood sugar

Type 1 Club educates about more than blood sugar

Clarisse Bell, Podcast Producer

October 1, 2019

Living with Type 1 diabetes can often be isolating and is not understood by many. Carlmont’s Type 1 Club is trying to end this stigma by supporting students and teaching others.  One of Carlmont’s newest clubs is Type 1 Club. Although just founded, student leaders have many plans for the upco...

New counselor helps maximize counseling department’s potential

New counselor helps maximize counseling department’s potential

Andrew Ghazouli, Segment Producer

September 30, 2019

A new counselor was added to Carlmont’s counseling department this school year to help students navigate through their educational careers. Julia Smith worked at Half Moon Bay High School as a counselor for the past four years and went to San Diego State University for graduate school. Smith is...

Principal’s Service Award lends a helping hand to high school volunteers

Principal’s Service Award lends a helping hand to high school volunteers

Brandon Moon, Staff Writer

September 30, 2019

Students felt prioritized when they saw cozy string lights, a dome seating arrangement, and friendly presenters upon opening the doors to the Principal's Service Award meeting in Room A8.  On Sept. 26, the Principal's Service Award Program directors Isabella Mattioli and Neha Choudhary informed students of the requireme...

New Climate Change Club advocates for environmental awareness

New Climate Change Club advocates for environmental awareness

Chelsea Chang, Staff Writer

September 29, 2019

The newly founded Climate Change Club recently welcomed its first members and urged them to make their voices heard during its first club meeting. On Tuesday, students of different grades gathered in D14, as sophomores Katerina Gaines and Claire Bing talked about the club’s vision and the broade...

Welcome Back Assembly encourages the pursuit of passion

Welcome Back Assembly encourages the pursuit of passion

Preston Kwok and Ryan Ng

September 28, 2019

EJ Carrion asked students to jump out of a plane during this year's Welcome Back Assembly. Carrion metaphorically compared his experience of skydiving to the student’s ability to take risks and become who they want to be. Carrion used the analogy of “jumping out of a plane” to convey that st...

Sprint 1Million Project’s mission suffers a local decline

Sprint 1Million Project’s mission suffers a local decline

Keya Arora, Staff Writer

September 27, 2019

For more than one million American High School students, the Sprint 1Million Project aims to help them reach their full potential. The project's mission is to provide 33 different state districts with unlimited access to digital devices and wifi. Potentially, this will allow students of all backgrounds...

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