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Practice eases fear of public speaking

Practice eases fear of public speaking

Amelia Espinosa, Staff Writer
February 13, 2017
Filed under Features, Top News

A girl stands on the stage. Her eyes look out over a sea of people, their blank stares all trained on her. Her knees tremble, and her joints are stiff like the Tin Man from the "Wizard of Oz." Sweaty hands grasp the mic, lungs fill, and… nothing comes out. The fear of public speaking is some...

Boys varsity defends home turf in thriller

Boys varsity defends home turf in thriller

Jonny Pappas, Staff Writer
February 9, 2017
Filed under Sports, Top News

With the starting senior center-back Jack Mclean out with a knee injury, the team had to rally behind junior Ethan Leong and boy did he step up. On Feb. 8 the Scots beat Menlo-Atherton 3-2 on a late go-ahead penalty shot goal by senior captain Dro Avetian. The game got off to a roaring start as...

Food for student thought

Food for student thought

Kylie Lin, Staff Writer
February 9, 2017
Filed under Features, Top News

When seeking to improve their grades, students seldom think about heading towards the fridge. However, numerous studies done by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Institutes of Health, and various universities have shown that teenagers’ eating habits strongly affect academic performance. Factors that promote this correlation i...

The stars behind the curtain

The stars behind the curtain

Sophie Lynd, Staff Writer
February 8, 2017
Filed under Features, Top News

The show is about to begin. The audience takes their seats as adrenaline runs through the performers’ veins as they take their places. But the performers are not the only ones feeling nervous. “Before the show, I always feel nervous but excited to see what magic will happen on the stage and ho...

New ethnic studies course welcomes diversity

New ethnic studies course welcomes diversity

Connor Lin, Staff Writer
February 8, 2017
Filed under Campus, Top News

Beginning fall of 2017, students have the opportunity to enroll in a new course at Carlmont. This class, named race, ethnicity, and immigration, focuses on bringing students of diverse backgrounds together to discuss current and historical racial conflicts. Although the new class was approved by...

Music tunes out unnecessary stress

Music tunes out unnecessary stress

Amy Fullerton, Staff Writer
February 7, 2017
Filed under Features, Top News

Walking on campus, it’s easy to spot the hoards of students meandering through the halls with their headphones plugged in, lost in the music. Music has become widely accessible to all, allowing students to use it wherever and whenever. Students are able to listen to music while studying or comp...

Networking advances job searches

Networking advances job searches

Ben Balster, Staff Writer
February 6, 2017
Filed under Features, Top News

“Prior experience required.” These are the words any new college graduate fears when looking for a job. However, finding a job can be simpler through networking. Networking, by definition, is connecting with people in the same or similar fields. Through networks, a job application is supported ...

Peer pressure influences students

Peer pressure influences students

Lucy Perrone, Staff Writer
February 5, 2017
Filed under Features, Top News

Think of peer pressure as a recipe. Let’s say one is cooking macaroni and cheese. If a friend misreads the directions, one could end up with gross macaroni or a landslide of boiling water spilling over the side of the pot and onto the new slippery kitchen floor. But if another friend in...

Fortifying Bridges ceremony inspires students

Fortifying Bridges ceremony inspires students

Kaylee George, Staff Writer
February 4, 2017
Filed under Campus, Top News

“The F word.” “Feminism,” said Sydney Pon, a senior. “Lost in stereotypes of bra-burning and man-hating, feminism has become a dirty word, instead of what it really means—a synonym for gender equality.” Pon, the Co-President of Feminist Club, was one of the many Carlmont activists ...

Belmont hosts its first talent show

Belmont hosts its first talent show

Kaitlyn Gates, Staff Writer
February 4, 2017
Filed under News, Top News

On Friday, Feb. 3, the City of Belmont hosted its first citywide talent show put on by the newly formed Youth Advisory Committee (YAC). More than 100 people came to watch 25 acts that ranged from dancing to martial arts to music and even a live drawing session. All ages came to share their talents,...

Women make strides in technology

Women make strides in technology

Kaylee George, Staff Writer
February 4, 2017
Filed under Features, Top News

She spent the past week preparing for her interview. She would never have imagined that one of the questions would be, “Would you want to go on a date with me?” During an interview for an engineering job, college student Sharon Roy, who is pursuing a computer science major, was asked out o...

Efficient implementation requires good leadership

Efficient implementation requires good leadership

Editorial Staff
February 2, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Top News

Trump's so-called "Muslim Ban" has led to nation-wide confusion. In an executive order, put into effect on Jan. 27, President Donald Trump proclaimed that "the immigrant and nonimmigrant entry into the United States of aliens from countries referred to in section 217(a)(12) of the INA, 8 U.S.C. 118...

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