This week at Carlmont was “Mini-Madness” [spirit] week. Each day had a specific theme for students to participate in. However, many students were unaware of this, raising the realization that Carlmont has no school spirit.
“‘Mini-Madness’ week is otherwise known as a homecoming for basketball. We have a spirit week and on Friday, there is a quad game. It happens every year,” commented ASB member Syna Zali-Raisi.
If one looked around the Carlmont campus this week, it was hard to tell if it was a designated spirit week or not. So why does our school have no spirit? Was it because nobody knew about this spirit week? Or the fact that students were afraid of looking silly in front of their teachers and peers?
“I saw it on the quad stairs, but I kept forgetting what day it was,” commented Maggie Tsang. “I think there should have been more reminders on the announcements or more fliers around school,” added Tsang.
Few students, like Andrew Durlofsky, remembered what the different spirit days were. “I did a mohawk for crazy hair day, but everyone laughed at me,” stated Durlofsky.
“Not as many people dressed up as they did for homecoming, but I saw a lot of people dress up for basketball day and Hawaiian day,” added Zali-Raisi.