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The stars behind the curtain

The stars behind the curtain

Sophie Lynd, Staff Writer

February 8, 2017


Filed under Features, Top News

The show is about to begin. The audience takes their seats as adrenaline runs through the performers’ veins as they take their places. But the performers are not the only ones feeling nervous. “Before the show, I always feel nervous but excited to see what magic will happen on the stage and ho...

Studying abroad immerses students in new cultures

Studying abroad immerses students in new cultures

Sean Vanderaa, Staff Writer

February 8, 2017


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For many high school students, the decision of where to go to college is hard, as there are many different options. One of the most difficult is whether or not to study abroad, in a culture and language different from your own. Studying abroad pulls the student away from their families, and they a...

ASB strives for inclusivity in spirit events

ASB strives for inclusivity in spirit events

Sarah Cheung, Staff Writer

February 7, 2017


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The typical student recognizes the sound of the cheerleading team at sports games and sees the frantic dash to buy tickets for homecoming. But do these prove the existence of school spirit, or are they merely stereotypical phases done at certain times each year? At Carlmont High School, ASB coord...

Music tunes out unnecessary stress

Music tunes out unnecessary stress

Amy Fullerton, Staff Writer

February 7, 2017


Filed under Features, Top News

Walking on campus, it’s easy to spot the hoards of students meandering through the halls with their headphones plugged in, lost in the music. Music has become widely accessible to all, allowing students to use it wherever and whenever. Students are able to listen to music while studying or comp...

Networking advances job searches

Networking advances job searches

Ben Balster, Staff Writer

February 6, 2017


Filed under Features, Top News

“Prior experience required.” These are the words any new college graduate fears when looking for a job. However, finding a job can be simpler through networking. Networking, by definition, is connecting with people in the same or similar fields. Through networks, a job application is supported ...

Journeying beyond one’s comfort zone

Journeying beyond one’s comfort zone

Maxwell Jung, Staff Writer

February 6, 2017


Filed under Features

Students are often told that high school is a time for new experiences and a time to blossom, yet they find themselves unwilling to push the boundaries of their comfort zone and explore new opportunities. These opportunities are avoided by a subconscious limitation from a students' insecurities. Fo...

Peer pressure influences students

Peer pressure influences students

Lucy Perrone, Staff Writer

February 5, 2017


Filed under Features, Top News

Think of peer pressure as a recipe. Let’s say one is cooking macaroni and cheese. If a friend misreads the directions, one could end up with gross macaroni or a landslide of boiling water spilling over the side of the pot and onto the new slippery kitchen floor. But if another friend in...

Dealing with Dyslexia: Students Overcome Reading Difficulties

Dealing with Dyslexia: Students Overcome Reading Difficulties

Sophia Wolczko, Staff Writer

February 5, 2017


Filed under Features

How often do read? Even little things count, like a title on a worksheet, the label on a cereal box, or the text one just received. How much effort did it take to read that sentence? The ability to read is one that society today takes for granted, a skill necessary for almost all types of education...

Women make strides in technology

Women make strides in technology

Kaylee George, Staff Writer

February 4, 2017


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She spent the past week preparing for her interview. She would never have imagined that one of the questions would be, “Would you want to go on a date with me?” During an interview for an engineering job, college student Sharon Roy, who is pursuing a computer science major, was asked out o...

Easy, Breezy, Beautiful…Coverboy?

Easy, Breezy, Beautiful…Coverboy?

Katrina Wiebenson, Staff Writer

February 2, 2017


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Makeup is not just for girls anymore. This is what aspiring makeup artist and first male Covergirl James Charles proved after becoming an internet sensation at only 17-years-old. His fame began when he decided to retake his senior photos with his own ring light. Since then, Charles' flawl...

Asian culture silences discussion of mental illnesses

Asian culture silences discussion of mental illnesses

Cath Lei, Staff Writer

February 1, 2017


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There may not be a greater threat to Asian American youth than unacknowledged mental illness. According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, Asian American females from ages 15 to 24 have the highest suicide rate at 14 percent. Asian American males rank second highest at 13 percent, but less...

Students view language classes as unnecessary

Students view language classes as unnecessary

Rachel Skrenta, Staff Writer

February 1, 2017


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It can take up to 2,200 hours to learn a foreign language. It takes much less time to forget it all. Many high school students study a language for the minimum college requirement instead of studying with the intent of becoming fluent in the language. These students are often discouraged from the ...

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