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The commercialization of the holiday season

The commercialization of the holiday season

December 9, 2013


Filed under Holiday

It’s the day after Halloween, parents are trying to find ways to prevent their kids from slipping into sugar comas, but big businesses are gearing up for the busiest season of the year. It’s holiday  time. However, this is not a new occurrence, the overdone holiday season goes back many years t...

Why the T-wing is in need of a remodeling

Why the T-wing is in need of a remodeling

Alex Yang, Staff Writer

December 3, 2013


Filed under Around Campus

As one of the most secluded and outdated halls, the T-wing needs an extreme makeover. The T-wing was built in the mid-1900s, but only minor changes have been made to alter its design since. It is now primarily used for the language department, and although they are grateful for having their own hall, ma...

Future students will be locked out

Future students will be locked out

Tara Shahrvini, Staff Writer

December 3, 2013


Filed under Around Campus

Many Carlmont students devote hours to decorating their lockers and making it their second home. But, before they even graduate, seniors are evicted from their homes because their lockers are assigned to freshmen. A number of Carlmont students do not have their own lockers and struggle daily, lugging a...

Freshman Fever vs. Senioritis

Freshman Fever vs. Senioritis

Iris Berber, Staff Writer

December 3, 2013


Filed under Around Campus

Freshman year is a new start for many students -- to have a clean slate, make new friends, and ultimately start fresh. Some admit that their first year is nerve-wrecking as the transition to high school can be intimidating at first. On the other hand, seniors -- for the most part -- are just counting down the da...

Watch what you eat

Watch what you eat

Scott Schulze, Staff Writer

December 3, 2013


Filed under Holiday

Everyone enjoys food, which is why it is common for special holiday meals to be extra unhealthy. Good or bad, holiday meals only come a few times each year. This is helpful for those students who are very self-conscious of their weight. According to a recent survey conducted amongst Carlmont students,...

Behind snack shacks

Behind snack shacks

Tian Chary, Staff Writer

November 30, 2013


Filed under Around Campus

A social gathering is not official unless delicious food is involved --  high school sports combined with snacks and friends leads to a thrilling time. The snack shack’s strong aroma of hot dogs can be irresistible when sitting in the bleachers during halftime, when there are still a couple hours b...

Careful Caroling

Careful Caroling

November 22, 2013


Filed under Holiday

For people who love to sing, caroling is the perfect way to celebrate the holiday season and get a chance to show off some vocal skills at the same time. Caroling has been a long time holiday tradition, but as the years go on the custom has slowly become less popular. In a recent poll by 171 Carlmo...

Go-to gifts for the holidays

Go-to gifts for the holidays

Miranda Irwin, Staff Writer

November 21, 2013


Filed under Holiday

When the holidays come around everyone seems to have their go-to gifts that they resort to every year. The holiday season is stressful and people find themselves rushing to the mall and local toy stores at the last minute to purchase gifts for their friends and family. Having go-to gifts tend to make...

Applause for Gaga’s ‘ARTPOP’

Naomi Asrir, Staff Writer

November 13, 2013


Filed under A&E, Features

American recording artist Lady Gaga released her third studio album, 'ARTPOP,' Nov. 11. Backed by Interscope records, Gaga unites with acclaimed producers to create an EP that redefines fame. Collaborating with “Born This Way” producer DJ White Shadow, electro-house Zedd and nu-disco Madeon, it is no...

Moth outbreak gains increasing attention

Moth outbreak gains increasing attention

June 2, 2013


Filed under Features, News

  Although they may not seem noisy or disruptive, many people have begun to notice the outbreak of moths. The Phryganidia Californica, or California Oak Moth, has large population outbreaks every 8-10 years, one of which is occurring. These moths are native to California and can only be...

Dumb: lacking the power of speech

May 3, 2013


Filed under As seen in print, Features

“Dumb,” according to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, means “lacking the human power of speech.” This word is used so commonly in the English language it has lost that meaning and has turned into a colloquial term that is spoken freely in the regular conversation. In ordinary spoken English,...

Retarded: hurtful or harmless?

May 3, 2013


Filed under As seen in print, Features

“I did the stupidest thing today, I’m such a retard.” Similar phrases can be heard echoed throughout the halls of Carlmont. Nowadays calling something retarded is synonymous with being unintelligent or stupid. But what does the word “retard” really mean, and how did it adopt such a negative...

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