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What I wish my freshman self knew

What I wish my freshman self knew

Kristen Friis, Business Manager

March 17, 2015


Filed under Features, High school reflections

Freshman year I was 4’11” and the top flier on our cheerleading team. I got made fun of because I was always dropped on my face at assemblies and football games. I was scared of the people, scared of the workload, and scared I wasn’t going to “fit in.” Isn’t that a stereotypical 14-year-old’s...

Post-college applications: what happens next?

Post-college applications: what happens next?

Alyssa Espiritu, Staff Writer

March 16, 2015


Filed under Features, High school reflections

Stress, anxiety, tension, the fear of the unknown. All of these are emotions are stereotypically  associated with second semester seniors in relation to college admissions. However, those aren’t the only emotions a second semester senior can encounter. Through a series of interviews with the...

Finding yourself in high school

Finding yourself in high school

Lauren Tierney, Staff Writer

March 11, 2015


Filed under Features, Self-Identity and Happiness

‘I sat alone on the quad steps at freshman orientation.’ ‘It seemed everyone had gone to school together before and already had a group of friends’ ‘Who was I? Did anyone care?’ ‘How would I find my identity in a place where it seemed everyone else had already found theirs?’ But...

Health hacks

Health hacks

Gianna Schuster, Staff Writer

March 11, 2015


Filed under Features, Self-Identity and Happiness

Sleep Scenario: After a long day of school and extracurricular activities, it’s already dark outside when you get home. Before you can start your homework, your stomach demands that you get something to eat. By the time you actually start studying, you can barely keep your eyelids open. ...

College requirements are more than what meets the eye

College requirements are more than what meets the eye

Holly Chen, Staff Writer

February 5, 2015


Filed under College Craze, Features

College is just around the corner for many students, and it is time to start preparing. Many high school students do not know what tests are required for them to pass, and what courses they should take. They base their applications on requirements printed by College Board. Yet does College Board actu...

Transitioning between high school and college life

Transitioning between high school and college life

Karen Gao, Staff Writer

February 5, 2015


Filed under College Craze, Features

Most students do not realize that rigorous academics are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to difficult experiences when they go to college. Students are often relieved and are not prepared for the kind of lifestyle that comes with college after getting accepted into their dream school. In...

College apps are in — what’s next?

College apps are in — what’s next?

Sonia Paulo, Staff Writer

February 5, 2015


Filed under College Craze, Features

Below is a narrative of a senior at Carlmont High School who prefers to remain anonymous because she doesn’t want to taint her image to the colleges that she is applying to. She will be referred to as Sally Smith. Applications have been submitted. Now, all that’s left is waiting for results. As...

‘Akame ga Kill’ tears out audience’s heart

‘Akame ga Kill’ tears out audience’s heart

Karen Gao, Staff Writer

January 24, 2015


Filed under A&E, Features

The epic and devastating finale of “Akame ga Kill” brought viewers to tears, as they felt the pain and sorrow the characters went through. In this series, young Tatsumi travels to the kingdom’s capital in order to save his village. After witnessing the government corruption firsthand, he is...

Assignment overload results in student stress

Assignment overload results in student stress

Stuart Vickery, Staff Writer

January 23, 2015


Filed under Features, Student Choices

To the average Carlmont student, the stress that comes with having too much homework is a normal part of life. Whether it is because the of the six tests on Friday, a project that hasn’t been started, or too much homework to fit into one day, some students have felt the panic of having a lar...

Homework or procrastination — which is the problem?

Homework or procrastination — which is the problem?

Bijan Khalili, Staff Writer

January 23, 2015


Filed under Features, Student Choices

“Finally I just got out of school.” “I’m so exhausted from my day, one hour of rest won’t hurt.” Does that hour turn into two, two turns into three and before you know it, it’s midnight and you are just starting your homework? Based on the recent homework survey on School Loop for parents, students, and teachers, 71 percent of students ...

Donations help fund excellence

Donations help fund excellence

Sarah Schisla, Scot Scoop News Editor

January 21, 2015


Filed under Features, Student Choices

Organizations on campus frequently ask students and parents to raise money. Some people have grown so accustomed to this practice that they often pitch in the requested amount without ever finding out where their money is going. The district gives many of these organizations enough money to function at a b...

A guide to getting into ASB

A guide to getting into ASB

Anya Meredith, Staff Writer

January 21, 2015


Filed under Features, Student Choices

Thinking about joining the Associated Student Body for the 2015-16 school year? Here’s how, straight from ASB themselves. ASB represents the students of Carlmont High School through school activities to create an enjoyable campus for students. According to the Carlmont website,  ASB’s vision i...

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