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Welcome Back Assembly evokes mixed feelings

Welcome Back Assembly evokes mixed feelings

Nina Heller, Staff Writer

September 15, 2017


Filed under Campus, Top News

“Who is the hardest person to get to know? Don’t say anything, just think about it,” said Jeff Yalden, the speaker at the 2017 Welcome Back Assembly. Yalden describes himself as a youth advocate, mental health advocate, and youth motivational speaker. “I am passionate about working with...

Carlmont reacts to campus expansion with new S-wing

Carlmont reacts to campus expansion with new S-wing

Connor Lin, Staff Writer

September 14, 2017


Filed under Campus, Top News

Before the beginning of the 2017-2018 school year, the construction of Carlmont’s new S-wing was completed, and 10 new classes were opened for teaching. Although completed behind schedule, this new facility has officially opened. “It was a three-year project from planning [S-wing] to compl...

Hidden waste plagues Belmont’s parks

Hidden waste plagues Belmont’s parks

Kylie Lin, Staff Writer

September 12, 2017


Filed under News, Top News

For the most part, the city of Belmont excels at keeping parks trash-free for its numerous residents, but parks in Belmont are not as clean as they appear to be. For example, to combat littering within the confines of Belameda Park -- the park right next to the Belmont Library -- a staff member from the library monit...

Robotics club prepares for new school year

Robotics club prepares for new school year

Skylar Weiss, Staff Writer

September 8, 2017


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With World Championships in the rear view mirror, Carlmont's robotics team, known as Deep Blue Robotics, is preparing for another year with new recruits. The Deep Blue Robotics team will have 90 members this school year. Students have the option to join the club, which operates outside of school...

Bay Area boils during weekend heat wave

Bay Area boils during weekend heat wave

Rachel Borshchenko, Staff Writer

September 7, 2017


Filed under News, Top News

106 degrees in San Francisco. That’s a statement most Bay Area residents would not expect to hear, but it became reality on Sept. 1. Scorching hot weather plagued the whole Bay Area as temperatures rose starting Aug. 31, not cooling off until Sept. 4. In Belmont, the maximum temperature re...

Varsity volleyball defeats the Tigers at the ‘Battle of Belmont’

Varsity volleyball defeats the Tigers at the ‘Battle of Belmont’

Izzy Mitchell, Staff Writer

September 3, 2017


Filed under Sports, Top News

One city. Two schools. One battle. A private school ranked first in California in their league versus a public school ranked second in California in their league. The Scots defeated the Notre Dame Tigers at the 'Battle of Belmont' on Aug. 31. for the first time in four years. After a historic win in a tournament last weekend against Mitty High School, the best high school ...

Varsity football emerges victorious against the Woodside Wildcats

Varsity football emerges victorious against the Woodside Wildcats

Izzy Mitchell, Staff Writer

September 3, 2017


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The year of the Scots, possibly. Varsity football defeated Woodside High School 53-29 away on Sept. 1. The Scots demonstrated their grit and agility against Woodside, a team that Carlmont usually loses to. "Woodside is a B-level program. On paper, they are supposed to be better," said Carlmont...

Liberals display intolerance towards the intolerant

Liberals display intolerance towards the intolerant

Sophie Penn, Staff Writer

August 29, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Top News

San Francisco did what San Francisco always does. When it was announced that Patriot Prayer, an Oregon-based group claiming to promote free speech, would be coming to San Francisco to protest only two weeks after the deadly Charlottesville protest, San Franciscans planned a counter-protest consisting of thous...

Liberals declare victory over Patriot Prayer group

Liberals declare victory over Patriot Prayer group

Mona Murhamer, Staff Writer

August 28, 2017


Filed under News, Top News

Music, face paint, food trucks, Philz Coffee; people dressed in "Black Lives Matter" apparel, people dressed in colorful skirts and dresses, people dressed in nothing at all. They are all gathered to support the same cause, despite there being no cause. On Saturday, Aug. 26, peaceful protesters...

Solar eclipse gives Carlmont a unique view

Solar eclipse gives Carlmont a unique view

Connor Lin, Staff Writer

August 23, 2017


Filed under Campus, Top News

On Aug. 21, Carlmont students and staff members made their way down to the football field to witness a rare occurrence: a solar eclipse. A solar eclipse occurs when the moon passes directly in front of the sun, which casts a shadow and blocks the light from reaching Earth. In order to make a school...

San Francisco protesters rain down on white supremacy

San Francisco protesters rain down on white supremacy

Connor Lin and Talia Fine

August 15, 2017


Filed under News, Top News

Rain sprinkled down on San Francisco City Hall as 500 protesters lit candles to stand in solidarity with Charlottesville, Virginia. As the wind blew signs across the park, citizens stepped forward to share the stories of prejudice and injustice in their lives. On Aug. 12 in Charlottesville, Virginia, a "...

Community mourns the loss of Liggett

Community mourns the loss of Liggett

Izzy Mitchell, Staff Writer

June 7, 2017


Filed under News, Top News

A Carlmont legend, coach, and teacher, Jim Liggett, passed away on June 4 at the age of 76. Liggett invested over 40 years into the wellbeing of the Carlmont community. Liggett started running the Carlmont softball program in 1976 and holds a state record of 1,009 wins. His teams never failed...

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