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Carlmont dances through the holidays

Victoria Valle Remond, Segment Producer

December 5, 2018


Filed under Campus, Holiday, ScotCenter, ScotCenter: Campus

Victoria Valle Remond reports on the 2018 Winter Dance Show and what it means for students to be a part of Carlmont Dance.

Who gets the water bill?

Who gets the water bill?

Sam Hosmer, Staff Writer

September 12, 2018


Filed under Features

Cut the check, get the service. This is the modus operandi of public and private utilities everywhere. So long as the money ends up in the right hands, the water keeps flowing and the lights stay on. If you live in Belmont, the check for the water bill ends up in the hands of the Mid-Peninsula Water District, a public agency headquartered at 3 Dairy Lane just next to US-101. They in turn purchase and pipe water originally from the Hetch Hetchy reservoir in Yosemite National Park, through the San Francisco Regional Water System, to the homes of Belmont residents as well as those living in small portions of San Carlos, Redwood City, and unincorporated San Mateo County.

Juvenile hall perceptions go beyond what meets the eye

Juvenile hall perceptions go beyond what meets the eye

Kaylee George, Staff Writer

June 19, 2018


Filed under Features

Think someone in prison has hit rock bottom? Maybe not. The juvenile detention center in San Mateo County provides many opportunities that can help kids who may have fallen down the wrong path turn around. There are many rehabilitative resources and services to offer kids in need, including academic counselors, who make sure school credits are being transferred, and therapists, who help the kids through their traumatic experiences.

International students make connections through ELL

International students make connections through ELL

Nihal Karim, Staff Writer

March 12, 2018


Filed under Features

For Rebecca Shentu, Manon Llorach, and Sarah Tocatlian, moving to a new country was just the beginning of a new journey. The transition from middle school to high school can be tough, but it is even harder for those who are transitioning from one country to another. Many international students at Carlmont m...

Athletic determination stays strong despite anemia

Athletic determination stays strong despite anemia

Veronica Roseborough, Staff Writer

March 10, 2018


Filed under Features, In-Depth

Passion. A word defined by the dictionary as a strong emotion that’s barely controllable. Yet, to every individual, it has a different meaning. For Allie Ayers, passion, that satisfaction of doing what you love, revolves around running. Ayers discovered this passion in seventh grade, the year ...

School district monitors student browsing

School district monitors student browsing

Brian Olivares, Staff Writer

March 8, 2018


Filed under Features

The internet is not as private as some may think. There are ways in which the Carlmont staff can see everything that a student accesses on their Sequoia Union High School District email account. While some may think that this is an invasion of privacy, legally, the school is allowed to watch student...

Sexual violence still goes unreported

Sexual violence still goes unreported

Sam Hanlon, Staff Writer

March 5, 2018


Filed under Features

Ninety-seven percent of sexual offenders walk free. Only 15 to 35 percent of sexual assaults are reported. Sexual assault can happen to men, women, or children. According to RAINN, an anti-sexual violence organization, 82 percent of juvenile victims are female. “The first time it happen...

Life skills positively influences students

Life skills positively influences students

Tyler Dartnell, Staff Writer

March 2, 2018


Filed under Features

High school parties often consist of underage drinking, drugs, and other dangerous activities that are potential problems for partygoers.  Life skills, a required high school course, educates students about the risks of drugs, social and school stress, and future decisions. Going through the cour...

Gender roles evaporate within the science classroom

Gender roles evaporate within the science classroom

Rachel Matatyaou, Staff Writer

March 1, 2018


Filed under Features

Seventy-six percent of students in Julie Paoli’s AP (Advanced Placement) biology course are girls. And that’s not normal. The percentage of women’s involvement in the scientific workforce is much lower. A list of the 200 highest paying jobs in California, found on USA Wage, shows that 17 ...

Students struggle for a work-life balance

Students struggle for a work-life balance

Alexander English, Staff Writer

February 28, 2018


Filed under Features

A student ends the school day and rushes to work.  He leaves work 4 hours later and rushes home, beginning his homework. At 2 a.m., he finally finishes his day. As stress begins to overwhelm him, his grades slip. This is the reality for countless high school students around the country, but many...

College brand names define lives of graduates

College brand names define lives of graduates

Maya O'Sullivan, Staff Writer

February 28, 2018


Filed under Features

Harvard. Princeton. Stanford. Yale. Every day, students around the world push themselves to their physical and emotional limits in order to get accepted into these prestigious universities. This exertion is often due to the opportunities and resources that a college graduate gains after th...

College graduates struggle to find affordable Bay Area housing

College graduates struggle to find affordable Bay Area housing

Molly Donaldson, Staff Writer

February 26, 2018


Filed under Features

The San Francisco Bay Area was born during the California Gold Rush when people from all over the world came to seek their fortunes. Nowadays, many are drawn to the Bay Area in the hopes of striking it rich in Silicon Valley.   But prospecting seems comparatively easy in contrast to the chal...

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