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Underrepresentation of Third Parties

Naomi Asrir, Staff Writer

January 31, 2014


Filed under Campus January, Features

Politics. One of the world’s most popular and controversial topics of discussion, and with good reason. Upon hearing the word, most Americans think of money, power, Republicans and Democrats. However, the two dominant parties are not all our government has to offer. Many high school students and adul...

Is there hope for the future of movies?

Is there hope for the future of movies?

Lara Ostroff, Staff Writer

January 28, 2014


Filed under Features, Lifestyle January

Movie audiences across the globe, especially teens, are at risk for MCD. What is MCD? Movie Cliché Disorder. While the term may not be real, it is a reality that movie plots, scenes, and story-lines are hackneyed and repetitive. In a recent poll, over 60 percent of Carlmont students felt that m...

Truth, liberty, and toleration

Truth, liberty, and toleration

Melanie Hamaguchi, Staff Writer

January 24, 2014


Filed under Campus January, Features

Even after 50 years, Carlmont continues to enforce the morals of truth, liberty, and toleration that the school was dedicated to. A plaque located at the entrance of the office building reading, “This building is dedicated to Truth, Liberty and Toleration,” was placed there over fifty years ago by...

The end to holiday weight gain

The end to holiday weight gain

Julian Smith, Staff Writer

January 20, 2014


Filed under Features, Lifestyle January

The holiday season is many people's favorite time of the year. But what people often forget, or choose to ignore, is the calorie-packed foods that the countless family and friends’ gatherings entail. From the buttery mashed potatoes to the saturated turkey, the holiday season is a recipe for weight...

Teenage obesity

Teenage obesity

Tara Ebrahimpour, Staff Writer

January 16, 2014


Filed under Features, Lifestyle January

In today’s society, it seems that a majority of  American teenagers are more interested in how many likes they get on an Instagram post rather than physical activity and exercise that is crucial  for their health. According to Medical News Today, obesity is defined as a person who is dangerousl...

Life Through the Camera Lens

Life Through the Camera Lens

January 15, 2014


Filed under Features, Lifestyle January

Ever heard the saying, "Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer”? This quote, originally from the movie "The Godfather," is one of many movie quotes used in real life scenarios. With Oscar winning movies such as "The King’s Speech" and "Titanic," it's hard not to notice the influence of movi...

Finals week for dummies

Finals week for dummies

Alisa Takahashi, Staff Writer

December 17, 2013


Filed under Around Campus

Since grade school, most students have been taught the "right" way to study: Dedicate yourself. Memorize. Re-read. Don't leave until you know the material. But how are some Carlmont students successful in their studying habits and some not? Being successful in test-taking and studying doesn’t mean spend...

Above and beyond

Above and beyond

December 17, 2013


Filed under Around Campus

High School is a pivotal point in the the future success for students in terms of colleges and potential the outcome of the rest of their life. However, despite the crucial importance of high school and the grades achieved during this time there is a group of students that can be perceived as underachi...

Are AP courses worth it?

December 10, 2013


Filed under Around Campus

At Carlmont, many students have decided to put in the extra work required to meet the high academic standards of Advanced Placement (AP) classes. Frequently, students find completing the coursework required by AP classes, in conjunction with the many different activities that students are involved in ...

The success of the Carlmont Drumline

The success of the Carlmont Drumline

Alyssa Fagel, Editor

December 10, 2013


Filed under Around Campus

Carlmont is home to many unique clubs, and the drumline is no exception. The Carlmont Drumline has only been around for five years, but in that time it has become extremely well-known and admired by students and faculty. Jake Nilson, co-founder of the drumline in 2008, said, “Dominic Ferrario loved...

The meaning behind Christmas movies

The meaning behind Christmas movies

Jocelyn Moran, Staff Writer

December 9, 2013


Filed under Holiday

  Popular movies in December give teenagers and their families an opportunity to spend time with each other and have a joyful time, as they do not have to worry about school or work. To this day, movies that come out during or near Christmas day gain the most popularity. Movie theaters in December are...

Gift giving habits

Gift giving habits

Ariana Crame, Staff Writer

December 9, 2013


Filed under Holiday

The holidays can be a stressful time for people; the pressure of having to find a perfect gift for someone can be hard, especially when you are shopping for your significant other. According to The Fort Scott Tribune, “Overall, husbands and wives strive to buy something the other person wants. Me...

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