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Hillbarn Conservatory Theatre presents ‘The Boy Friend’

Hillbarn Conservatory Theatre presents ‘The Boy Friend’

Ashlyn Wong, Staff Writer
April 4, 2017
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In addition to Carlmont’s recent production of "Anything Goes," many students are actively involved in other theatrical opportunities. From March 31 to April 2, Hillbarn Conservatory Theatre showcased the musical, "The Boy Friend." “I absolutely loved being in 'The Boy Friend,' and I'm so lucky to have been a ...

Belmont City Council unanimously approves civil rights resolution

Belmont City Council unanimously approves civil rights resolution

Mona Murhamer, Staff Writer
April 4, 2017
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The crowd buzzed with energy as the council members entered the room. For some, the regularly scheduled Belmont City Council meeting was just that– a regularly scheduled meeting. For others, the meeting was a step further in assuring a safe community where everyone is welcome. On Tuesday,...

Poor reporting leads to false label of Carlmont

Poor reporting leads to false label of Carlmont

Editorial Staff
April 1, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Top News

In spite of what news reports say, Carlmont is not anti-Semitic. The recent uproar over the chalk swastikas that were drawn by the bleachers and outside the gym, partnered with alleged derogatory comments made to a Jewish student, have led to a series of meetings, articles, and discussions about a po...

One Acts offer a great experience for audience and performers

One Acts offer a great experience for audience and performers

Sophia Wolczko, Staff Writer
March 29, 2017
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Miles Ramsdell-Ray, a junior, whips out a knife and holds it threateningly before him. The eyes of his target, Raffi DeSoto, a senior, widen as the gravity of the situation hits. “You’re mad! You're stark raving mad! YOU'RE GOING TO KILL ME!” This was just one of the thrilling, emotional, a...

Juniors upset seniors in Mini Madness final

Juniors upset seniors in Mini Madness final

Thomas Leme, Staff Writer
March 24, 2017
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It all came down to this. Juniors against seniors to see which class would be the kings of the court. The last game of Mini Madness, on March 23, left the juniors victorious while the seniors took second place. Earlier in the week, the seniors beat the freshmen and the juniors followed sui...

Girl Up Club fosters women empowerment

Girl Up Club fosters women empowerment

Kaylee George, Staff Writer
March 22, 2017
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75 percent of HIV-infected youth between the ages of 15-24 are girls. One in seven girls in developing countries is married before the age of 15. 50 percent of all sexual assaults worldwide are against girls 15 or younger. These are among the many harsh realities faced by many girls in developing...

Boys volleyball sweeps the Knight’s court

Boys volleyball sweeps the Knight’s court

Katrina Wong, Staff Writer
March 21, 2017
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Carlmont boys varsity volleyball beat Hillsdale High School in three straight sets on March 20, giving them a league record of 2-2. Carlmont beat Hillsdale in three sets, with the scores 25-12, 25-22, and 25-22. “I think that the team did well tonight considering that they had a lot of substi...

Parents and students explore new classes and clubs

Parents and students explore new classes and clubs

Rachel Skrenta, Staff Writer
March 18, 2017
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Although high school is intended for students, parents began to flood the halls and classrooms of Carlmont instead. Teachers welcomed visitors into their classrooms on March 16, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. during this year’s Open House. History teacher Jayson Waller said, “Open House is important because it’s one of the two scho...

CRISPR research promises to save lives

CRISPR research promises to save lives

Amelia Espinosa, Staff Writer
March 16, 2017
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Many scientists believe that Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats (CRISPR), a new way to edit genes, may someday be able to cure cancer, prevent autism, and stop AIDS. On March 8, at a Carlmont science guest lecture, Rachel Haurwitz, the president and CEO of Caribou Biosciences,...

The Scots take a victory against the Mustangs

The Scots take a victory against the Mustangs

Mackenzie O'Connell, Staff Writer
March 16, 2017
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The Scots swept Capuchino High School with a solid wipe out on Carlmont's court. On March 15, the boys volleyball team beat the Mustangs in all three sets of the game. The Scots played hard, passing the ball and utilizing new players on the team. During the game, new players on the team were able ...

California considers becoming a sanctuary state

California considers becoming a sanctuary state

Nina Heller, Staff Writer
March 16, 2017
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California is home to 10 million immigrants, according to the Public Policy Institute of California. As a response to the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raids that have happened because of President Donald Trump's executive orders, many cities have either declared themselves sanctuary cities o...

Donating blood paves the way for saving lives

Donating blood paves the way for saving lives

Amy Fullerton, Staff Writer
March 10, 2017
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It’s that time of the year again when blood starts being collected by the pint. This year’s blood drive, organized by the Do Something Commission and Red Cross Club, is an event dedicated to saving lives. Students who participate skip part of their school day to give about a pint of their own...

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