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Involved academically and passionately

April 2, 2013


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  Our students are more than a number. May it be Advanced Placement (AP) classes or Key Club, there is something for every Carlmont student. For the academically inclined, Carlmont offers 28 AP, AS, and Honors classes that range from math to foreign languages. These classes offer rigorou...

Out with the old pope, in with the new

April 2, 2013


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In a nearly unprecedented turn of events, Pope Benedict XVI resigned Feb. 28, 2013. This news brought about much confusion; because something like this has never happened in our lifetime, several people found themselves asking questions such as “Is he allowed to do that?” “How does this work?” The...

The fight over Jerusalem

April 2, 2013


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Jerusalem, the capital of Israel, holds some of the most sacred sites and artifacts of the religions of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Because of Jerusalem’s value to many groups of people, since its creation in 1948, the country of Israel has had numerous wars with its neighbors and within itself,...

Downfall of East Palo Alto high school to blame

April 2, 2013


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Many of the students that currently attend Carlmont commute from East Palo Alto due to the closure of Ravenswood. In 1976, Ravenswood High School in East Palo Alto was closed after being open for a mere 18 years and provided the students the opportunity to go to surrounding schools. Ravenswood...

Fans help spread entertainment across the globe

Shira Stein, Staff Writer

April 2, 2013


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Most musicians, actors, and other people in media have consistently stated that every piece of entertainment in the world would be nothing without its fans. Mass media and public opinion have helped shaped the entertainment community. For example, British media has spread to the United States and s...

Beyond ‘Gangnam Style,’ why Korea is becoming a pop culture powerhouse

Grace Yi, Staff Writer

April 2, 2013


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Korean pop music, known as Kpop and the Korean culture is more than “Heyyyyyy, sexy lady. O, O, O, eh eh eh eh eh eh Oppa Gangnam Style!” At Carlmont, Korean culture  and entertainment has influenced students around school. Some find Korean music intriguing because of its different melodic styl...

Are the British going to take over Hollywood?

April 2, 2013


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It is like the infamous British invasion all over again, except in digital form. As they rise in popularity, types of British entertainment such as television shows and music have captivated a large number of students, and Carlmont is no exception. “It’s foreign, so it’s different,” said jun...

Europe aims to preserve environment

April 2, 2013


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It looks as though the fight to save our environment is finally showing results, but t is Europe who takes the lead in the fight against climate change. According to a report from the European Environment Agency, severe climate changes are to come and severe consequences will come to cities that do...

Why are certain #trends so popular these days?

April 2, 2013


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There are all sorts of trends, from technological trends such as the new iPhone to fashion trends like Silly Bandz. In essence, anything that causes a large population of people to follow a certain behavior can be considered a trend, which includes videos. Within YouTube’s eight year history, there have ...

The benefits of being connected

Sarah Klieves, Scot Scoop Editor-in-Chief

March 21, 2013


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Throughout life, everyone encounters risks. The risks of having a Facebook account are not exempt from this, however, the benefits of Facebook seem to outweigh the risks. Facebook and its multitude of benefits allows teens to stay in touch with people, coordinate events, and many other things too. The...

Face-less

Scott Schulze, Staff Writer

March 21, 2013


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Facebook is one of the largest social networking sites. As of late 2012, Facebook reached over a billion users, 50 million of which are teens ages 13-17. However, having one is not completely necessary. As a person without a Facebook account, I believe that it is not a necessity. I personally...

Be careful what you tweet

Claudia Leist, Staff Writer

March 21, 2013


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Twitter is for people who know how to communicate. Nobody wants their friend on Facebook to update their status every five minutes, but on Twitter, it is considered normal. Twitter is usually used by people to be in constant contact with everyone and to know basically everything that is going on...

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