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Carlmont’s path to a new schedule is blocked

Carlmont’s path to a new schedule is blocked

Andrea Butler, Staff Writer

February 6, 2018


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Imagine having two days a week when you can put off half of your homework until the next day. Imagine only going to half of your classes and therefore having more time to do activities after school. Two to five days a week of block schedule could better the lives of students and teachers, or it could...

Pay-to-play sports both help and harm athletics programs

Pay-to-play sports both help and harm athletics programs

Max Lee, Staff Writer

February 5, 2018


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The devastation of having a sport cut from an athletic program is a dilemma that many schools encounter. Lack of funding and profit are some of the major causes that have led schools to cut certain sports. According to CNBC, from 2009 to 2011, $3.5 billion was cut from schools' sports budgets.  ...

SAT scores do not predict future success

SAT scores do not predict future success

Parker English, Staff Writer

January 31, 2018


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One test determines a student’s future success. Many want to do well on the SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test), but some struggle to understand what the score truly means. While these scores are important, they may not matter as much as one might think. “In some ways, I would say one’s S...

Chen uses hope to spread cancer awareness

Chen uses hope to spread cancer awareness

Francesca D'Urzo, Staff Writer

January 30, 2018


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It’s the annual Carlmont Club Fair. You and your friends roam the busy Quad, lined with booths and chalk advertisements, in the hopes of finding decent food rather than finding a club. A club representative hands you a neon flier, which you shove into the depths of your backpack without hesitati...

Ghosting leaves people behind in mystery

Ghosting leaves people behind in mystery

Marina Ferme, Staff writer

January 30, 2018


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Sophomore Gaby Pierce woke up one morning, and when she checked her phone, she was surprised to see that the guy she was dating had unfriended her on social media. When she got to school, still confused about what had happened, she asked his friends about what was going on. One of his friends told...

Memes affect perception of news

Memes affect perception of news

Connor Rickson, Staff Writer

January 24, 2018


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Memes. We all know them: the funny pictures with the big white text or everyone’s favorite frog sipping tea after making a snarky remark. However, memes are more than just funny pictures with words. The term "meme" was first used by the evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins in his book "The Selfish G...

Students’ environment determines their future

Students’ environment determines their future

Mandy Hitchcock, Staff Writer

January 23, 2018


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Go to college. Get a job. Make money. Live a happy life. Contrary to what it may seem, the path towards a successful future has never been a simple one. However, time and time again, students have navigated its rocky slope. The impact of the student’s environment and their pursuit of happiness creates a ...

Carlmont on the path to sustainability

Carlmont on the path to sustainability

Andrey Zaytsev, Staff Writer

January 23, 2018


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The idea of a green planet is a prominent topic in our world today, especially among youth. Carlmont has recently contributed to this trend with new products to help save the environment. The Carlmont administration has recently implemented a new type of water bottle, called Path Water, designed ...

Other options influenced by the era

Mandy Hitchcock, Staff Writer

January 23, 2018


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Often, the specific time period determines the direction a student’s future will take. Seventy years ago, joining the military would have been common. Ralph Sternick, who graduated high school in 1946 and was a member of the Army Signal Corp. 24th Division, said, “Until World War II leveled o...

Grandma’s Cat rocks the Bay Area

Grandma’s Cat rocks the Bay Area

Alena Ruhstaller, Staff Writer

January 18, 2018


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The lights shine down on the center of the stage. The audience waits as the band makes their final adjustments. With the first note played, the show begins. But this isn’t a big-time band, it’s a trio of high school students. Sophomores Reese Posten, Alexander Hauer-Molero, and Joe Seam...

Autism jokes create harmful environment

Autism jokes create harmful environment

Samantha Chu, Staff Writer

January 17, 2018


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Two boys walk down C-hall. As they approach the end of the hallway, they see a girl playing Roblox on her computer. One boy turns to the other and says, “That’s autism.”  Though autism is not a joke, they still laugh at the insult. Autism spectrum disorder, also known as autism or A...

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