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A Carlmont student places a piece of attire into a donation bin outside of the ASB room. We get all different kinds of clothes, said Maddy Ho, a Carlmont freshman.
ASB clothing drive offers old clothes new life
Benjamin Taylor, Staff Writer • April 20, 2024

Carlmont's Associated Student Body (ASB) is hosting a clothing drive in preparation for their Monty's Thrift Shop event. Students are encouraged...

During the Thespian Festival, students were able to experience many new activities, including playwriting, acting, and directing. Referred to in the photo was the juggling workshop, which were many of the students favorite. The thespian trip gives us an opportunity to experience parts of theater we may not yet understand or have the pleasure of knowing about, said Sam Dechaine, a current senior.
Carlmont Thespians attend the California Thespian Festival
Emma Wu, Staff Writer • April 16, 2024

As some Carlmont students prepared for spring breaks of traveling and relaxing, the Carlmont drama program brought their thespians to the Thespian...

Shelley Bustamante talks to one of her students about her well-being. Many students have improved their social skills and gained deeper self-awareness because of her.
Staff Profile: Shelley Bustamante empowers students to overcome mental challenges
Lara Ibasco, Staff Writer • April 15, 2024

From utilizing breathing techniques to offering support for neglect, SOS (Students Offering Support) coordinator and crisis management counselor...

The view from one of 42,300 seats that spectators can watch the game from. I dont really think there is a bad seat. Even far up at the top its nice because you can see all these orange specks that are from everyone being dressed up, Krystal Li, a junior, said.
San Francisco Giants unify the Bay Area through baseball
Hailee Byun, Staff Writer • April 17, 2024

Every year, from early spring through late fall, Bay Area residents can go to Oracle Park to watch the San Francisco Giants play games against...

Antibiotics are coming to a Chick-fil-A near you, whether they work or not. Currently, new ones take 10-15 years and $3.1 billion to come to market, according to Pew Charitable Trusts.
Chick-fil-A's antibiotic policy rollback scrambles expectations
Alex Hall, Staff Writer • April 17, 2024

Chick-fil-A has recently announced its decision to begin serving chicken treated with antibiotics, ruffling more than a few feathers. The...

REVERB, Chicago/Lollapalooza, August 2023                                                      The REVERB team stands behind the Lollapalooza sign outside the concert venue in Chicago. In 2023, the team partnered with Billie Eilish and many other musicians. “We partnered with a company called Overdrive Energy Solutions to power Billie’s set with solar power rather than diesel generators,” Roth said. “This was a success because a major artist and a major festival showed trust in REVERB to make this project possible and show other artists and festivals what is possible!”
REVERB inspires sustainability initiatives at music concerts
Matthew Law, Staff Writer • April 15, 2024

Nonprofit organization REVERB enables climate action initiatives at music concerts and festivals that draw tens of thousands of people each year.  Across...

Student-athletes have to balance their athletic, student, and social lives. This can easily get frustrating for a lot of student-athletes.
D1 student-athlete life: juggling student life with athletics
Justine Desmidt, Staff Writer • April 1, 2024

Wake up at 7:00, go to the morning team run at 7:45, quickly shower, eat, get some last-minute work in, get ready for class at 12:00 to 2:00,...

The Hillsdale Mall, which once was filled with vibrance from shoppers, sits desolate with posters hiding empty retail spaces.
Pivot or perish: The shift in the retail industry
Quincy Leong, Staff Writer • April 1, 2024

Your computer, phone, or other mobile device has become your new mall.  You go on a search engine, find the store or product you are looking...

Peer pressure is not the only influence that can cause someone to consume alcohol; at times, culture can be the motivator. “In social media and in movies, we see all these parties with alcohol, and everyone is having such a great time and all. So I think there is a big appeal to want to engage in that and have a great time like those people we see,” said Adriana Santillano, a child and adolescent therapist.
At the bottom of the glass: investigating adolescent drinking culture
Nicholas Lee, Staff Writer • March 21, 2024

Adolescence is a period in time where kids struggle to come to terms with themselves and the world. Questions of fitting in, colleges, and the...

As time passes and more health care workers become overwhelmed by their working conditions, workers have begun to protest and go on strikes. A common slogan during the Committee of Interns and Residents protest in Los Angeles was Care for us so we can care for you.
Opinion: Health care unions should be more widespread
Katherine A. Zhang, Highlander Editor • April 2, 2024
America becomes Trumps chessboard. If Trump wins the 2024 presidential election, he will inevitably abandon our democracy and control society like pieces on a chessboard.
Opinion: Trump says farewell to democracy
Rei Baxter, Highlander Editor • March 31, 2024
A Shake Shack customer uses one of the six iPads they provide as an alternative to ordering at the counter. Many fast food restaurants have implemented similar technology, like McDonalds.
Opinion: Technology should not replace all jobs
Samantha Crowther, Highlander Editor • March 25, 2024
Finding the protein bar thats right for you is a daunting task, especially with so many options on the grocery store shelves.
Review: Finding the best protein bar
Jasneh Sasan, Staff Writer • April 16, 2024
Fan art of a Sandworm from Dune.
'Dune: Part Two' successfully continues the saga
Maya Price, Staff Writer • March 29, 2024
A student types in their student ID during Thursday lunch as a food service staff member hands them a bowl of chicken noodle soup. The cheeseburger - a common lunch staple - is listed on the daily menu. According to senior Harrison Campbell, Carlmont almost always offers a burger or a chicken-based meal as one of the main lunch options.
Schools struggle to bring cultural diversity to the lunch table
Antonina Mikriukova, Staff Writer • March 28, 2024
Eighty people participated in the protest on Tuesday, which resulted in nine arrests and 28 employees fired.
Google fires 28 employees following sit-in
Bowen Yan, Staff Writer • April 20, 2024
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The student news site of Carlmont High School in Belmont, California.
The student news site of Carlmont High School in Belmont, California.