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Girls varsity volleyball narrowly defeats Burlingame

Girls varsity volleyball narrowly defeats Burlingame

Sean Vanderaa, Staff Writer

October 21, 2018


Filed under Sports, Top News

After a tense back-and-forth throughout the five sets between the Carlmont Scots (9-5) and the Burlingame Panthers (6-8), the Scots were able to pull away with a win. "Coming into this game we knew that Burlingame had a strong defense and that we'd have to play around that by practicing our tipping...

Girls JV volleyball bounces back in thrilling win against Burlingame

Girls JV volleyball bounces back in thrilling win against Burlingame

Miles Ozorio, Staff Writer

October 19, 2018


Filed under Sports, Top News

After three close sets, Carlmont’s girls JV volleyball team upset Burlingame on Thursday night, Oct. 18. After suffering a disheartening loss to Woodside on Tuesday, Oct. 16, the Scots rallied to defeat a higher ranked Burlingame Panthers team in three nail-biting sets. Earlier in the season...

Opinion: Bay Area residents are ignorant of cultural differences

Opinion: Bay Area residents are ignorant of cultural differences

Sophie Lynd, Highlander Editor-in-Chief

October 18, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Top News

It's no wonder why so many people are attracted to the Bay Area; the ever-booming tech industry provides new opportunities and high-paying jobs every day, the temperature rarely drops below 55 degrees Fahrenheit, and the region is known for being one of the most diverse areas in the United States. In...

Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival means business

Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival means business

Maddy Ting, Staff Writer

October 18, 2018


Filed under News, Top News

For many people, the Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival is a perfect way to celebrate the fall fervor. This year, the festival was open from Oct. 13 to Oct. 14, bringing back its traditional autumn-themed activities, food, live music, contests, and pumpkin carvings in anticipation of Halloween. ...

Girls varsity volleyball takes second loss to Woodside

Girls varsity volleyball takes second loss to Woodside

Audrey Luey, Staff Writer

October 17, 2018


Filed under Sports, Top News

After five nail-biting sets, the Woodside Wildcats defeated the Carlmont Scots, giving the Scots an official league record of 7-5. The Wildcats took the lead of the first set, but a double block by Tiara Testa, a senior, and Gaby Pierce, a junior, led the Scots to tie up the score 5-5. The two teams ...

California voters push for rent control

California voters push for rent control

CJ Ward, Staff Writer

October 16, 2018


Filed under News, Top News

Proposition 10, also known as the Affordable Housing Act, is on the ballot for California’s general elections this year. If the measure is passed, it will repeal the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act. According to Curbed Los Angeles, Costa-Hawkins was passed in California in 1995, enabling landlords to raise the monthly rent of their properties as much as they wanted, usually to match t...

Hundreds of costumed corgis hit the sand at San Francisco’s Corgi Con

Hundreds of costumed corgis hit the sand at San Francisco’s Corgi Con

Kimberly Mitchell, Staff Writer

October 16, 2018


Filed under News, Top News

At a distance, the crowd at Ocean Beach seemed typical for a Saturday afternoon. There were surfers, Karl the Fog, and sparse parking. But as visitors descended down the steps and hit the sand, they were soon greeted by a chorus of barks as hundreds of stumpy corgis ran back and forth in elaborate cos...

Varsity football keeps playoff dream alive

Varsity football keeps playoff dream alive

Zain Patel, Staff Writer

October 16, 2018


Filed under Sports, Top News

The Scots inch closer to the playoffs and league division championships with their decisive win over Jefferson, 42-22. This solidifies their first place position in the league, with a record of three wins and zero losses. Jefferson drops in the league standings with an overall record of 4-3. While the...

Belmont Water Dog Run makes a ‘pawsitive’ impact on local education foundations

Belmont Water Dog Run makes a ‘pawsitive’ impact on local education foundations

Pablo Pinilla, Staff Writer

October 14, 2018


Filed under News, Top News, Volunteering

The first annual Waterdog Run kicked off bright and early Saturday morning after two years of preparation. The sun had just come up when 210 runners lined up at the start of the 10K race. The race, which started on the pristine grounds of Notre Dame de Namur University, was the first of six running e...

Gas leaks threaten Belmont residents

Gas leaks threaten Belmont residents

Mandy Hitchcock, Staff Writer

October 10, 2018


Filed under News, Top News

Julia Cogan, mother of two, had only her family’s safety in mind as she and her sons were evacuated Saturday morning, Oct. 6, by the local Belmont Fire Department. This incident, and similar cases, have recently occurred around the hills of Belmont’s residential area. The reason? Gas le...

Carlmont Robotics strives to build teamwork

Carlmont Robotics strives to build teamwork

Molly Donaldson, Staff Writer

October 7, 2018


Filed under Campus, Top News

Robocop, Wall-E, Optimus Prime, and R2-D2 — all famous robots, yet none is as real as the robots created in the Carlmont Robotics’ workshop. The Carlmont Robotics team, also known as Deep Blue, is an organization of students from freshmen to seniors who work together on a yearlong project. Starting in the second se...

JV girls water polo claims 10-6 victory over Dons

JV girls water polo claims 10-6 victory over Dons

Kimberly Mitchell, Staff Writer

October 2, 2018


Filed under Sports, Top News

Just minutes after the starting whistle, the girls JV water polo team jumped ahead with a lead that would bring them to a 10-6 victory against Aragon. Intensity was high from the start as shot after shot was made against both teams. However, it was Carlmont freshman Emma Elliot who scored the first goal of the match. Despite the Scots' strong defense, the Dons soon caught up with a goal by Aragon freshman, Jude Naber, ending the first quarter 1-1. According to freshman Anika Marino, Carlmo...

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