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Adriana Ramirez

Adriana Ramirez, Staff Writer

Adriana Ramirez is a 16-year-old senior who takes interest in writing and biology. She enjoys spending her free time dancing, listening to music, or reading. Adriana is bilingual and moved to America three years ago from Puerto Rico.

Twitter: @Adriana9Ramirez

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Protesters in San Francisco began their march in Justin Herman Plaza and continued down the main streets.

[Photo] Protesters gather in San Francisco to ‘March For Science’

April 25, 2017

Protesters in San Francisco began their march in Justin Herman Plaza and continued down the main streets.

Open House and Clubs Fair combine to show Carlmont’s diversity

March 27, 2017

Adriana Ramirez reports on Open House and Clubs Fair which took place on March 16 in the quad and around school.

Sophomores Tiara Testa, Jessie Zorb, and Terby Diesh present their biotechnology project on DNA fingerprinting to a group of parents.

Parents and students explore new classes and clubs

March 18, 2017

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...

The Fifty Shades Darker: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack came out on Feb. 10.

‘Fifty Shades Darker’ outplayed by its soundtrack

February 19, 2017

A movie with bad ratings but a soundtrack with great ones. This movie is "Fifty Shades Darker," which came out on Feb. 10. The movie received a rating of 4.9 out of 10 on IMDb and nine percent on...

Fortifying Bridges reaffirms Carlmont’s empowering students

February 10, 2017

Adriana Ramirez reports about Fortifying Bridges week and the culminating event at the end of the week.

Students give insight about moving on as a community

January 23, 2017

Adriana Ramirez reports on students' opinions of how to accept a new president and how to move on together.

Katie Wong reaches out to the community to promote kindness

January 19, 2017

Adriana Ramirez reports on Katie Wong's participation and achievement to be a part of Harvard University's Youth Advisory Board.

Students share their thoughts on Black Friday

December 8, 2016

Adriana Ramirez reports on Black Friday and students' reactions and opinions about it.

The 2016 election receives mixed reactions

December 8, 2016

Adriana Ramirez reports on the 2016 election and how it shocked many as the results were not the expected results.

Singer/songwriter Tove Lo sings at the Melt! concert in Germany.

‘Lady Wood’ nearly hits the bird’s eye

November 3, 2016

Tove Lo is too cool for you. Or at least that's what she says. On Oct. 28, Lo released her second studio album called "Lady Wood," following her debut album "Queen of the Clouds." After a successful...

Homecoming dance had students vibin’

October 17, 2016

Adriana Ramirez reports on the 2016 Homecoming dance and how it appealed or didn't appeal to different students.

Kind week surpasses social norms

September 20, 2016

Adriana Ramirez reports on Kind week at Carlmont and how this serves as a positive influence for students and staff.

Effects of population growth on Carlmont

September 8, 2016

Adriana Ramirez reports on growth in the population of Carlmont students and how that affects the learning environment.

Ariana Grande looks like a Marvel hero character with her bunny ears on the cover of her recent album, Dangerous Woman.

‘Dangerous Woman’ wanted dead or singing

May 21, 2016

The "Cat phase" is finally over. Ariana Grande proved this through her new album, "Dangerous Woman," in which she resorted to being a bunny instead. Classy. Many people might remember Grande from...

True Colors was released on April 26, 2016.

Ke$ha lights the flame of the decade

May 10, 2016

Ke$ha's true colors are finally showing, and they are no rainbow. #FreeKesha. The other day, I checked Twitter and this hashtag was at the top of the trending tweets list. Everyone was talking about...

Carter told Teen Vogue, “We just wanted to put out a couple of tracks, just now before the summer, and then we’re working on loads and loads of stuff.

No need to feel lonely with ‘All My Friends – EP’

April 20, 2016

From a bar in Hong Kong to Coachella in the span of a few years: that huge jump must be impossible. Not for the band Snakehips, who got to and will perform in the 2016 Coachella Valley Music and Arts...

Adviser interacts with his students during the JEA and NSPA convention.

What advisers do for students goes beyond the classroom

April 15, 2016

Sweat runs down your face. You are shaking and can't stop tapping your nails on the desk where the letter from your top journalism college choice sits. Taking a deep breath, you open it. You...

Feminism squandered by pop musics self-degradation

Feminism squandered by pop music’s self-degradation

April 15, 2016

Oiled and tanned, men’s muscles ripple in the sunlight. Women’s hair blows sensuously in an artificial wind, reminiscent of a Pantene commercial. Their makeup is flawless, because apparently guys are...

The cover of Zayns album, Mind Of Mine, is a picture of him when he was a child.

The story of Zayn’s life has changed

March 30, 2016

Sex. Now that I have your attention, let's bring our focus to ZAYN's debut album, "Mind Of Mine," which is practically centered around this one word. On March 25, 2016, exactly a year after Zayn...

Rihannas album, ANTI, has a lot of slow, yet moving songs in it.

Repeating the word ‘work’ will only get Rihanna so far

March 2, 2016

"Work, work, work, work, work..." The song just keeps going -- same lyrics, same beat. Work for what? What needs actual work is that song. Rihanna's new single, "Work," featuring Drake, has become...

The deluxe edition of All I Need includes four more songs.

Foxes’ clarity made her album extraordinary

February 17, 2016

Singer-songwriter Foxes had clarity for what her new album, "All I Need," was going to communicate to her audience, and she nailed it. Foxes, whose birth name was Louisa Rose Allen, released her second...

Charlie Puth greets an excited fan at a signing of his new debut album, Nine Track Mind, at the Shops of Tanforan Mall on Feb. 2.

Charlie Puth and his ‘Nine Track Mind’ visit the Bay Area

February 3, 2016

Charlie Puth placed smiles on people's faces and warmed their hearts when he greeted them on Feb. 2 at the shops at Tanforan. This successful gathering, full of excitement and life, was due to his...

BANNERS, also known as Mike Nelson, has big plans for the future and is preparing extensively for 2016.

Light shines for new artist BANNERS

January 25, 2016

Singer/songwriter BANNERS came out of the shadows and into the light in the blink of an eye. Back in 2015, when BANNERS was still known by his birth name Mike Nelson, he released his debut single “Ghosts”...

The Mockingjay symbol represents Katniss liberation from the restrictions of the Hunger Games.

May the odds be ever in your favor, one last time

November 24, 2015

**SPOILER ALERT** The game has come to its end. The last installment of "The Hunger Games" series will leave you hanging on to your seat and looking for the nearest tissues. In other words, "The...

Maddie and Taes album, Start Here, was released on August 28, 2015.

‘Maddie and Tae’ sing out to clear social discordance

November 12, 2015

Maddie and Tae are not just two girls writing country songs; this dynamic duo took the whole country industry by storm. Their new debut album, "Start Here," filled our ears with diverse themes: from...

‘Perfect’ tries hard to be in style

October 29, 2015

Harry Styles never goes out of style, especially in One Direction's new single, "Perfect." If you ever heard the song "Style" by Taylor Swift, this new One Direction song might sound fairly familiar. As...

Revival was released on October 9th, 2015.

‘Revival’ throws haters’ opinions to the trash

October 15, 2015

Those who want to bring Selena Gomez down only received a slap in the face when she decided to create a masterpiece in her new album, "Revival." Serves you right, haters. This unique and renewed...

Some songs from Dayas debut EP are Legendary and Back to Me.

Daya sings on the road to success

October 1, 2015

Daya starts off her career on the right track, showing she has potential to become a famous singer. Only 16 years old, Grace Tandon, who goes by the name of Daya, is an American singer/songwriter and...


[Photo] Sarah Tocatlian

September 24, 2015

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[Photo] Rachel Borshchenko

September 24, 2015


[Photo] Mona Murhamer

September 22, 2015

Lewellens classroom is in T7.

Addison Lewellen inspires students through literature

September 10, 2015

English teacher Addison Lewellen is already loving the student environment at Carlmont after just a few weeks of school. “The students have been great. They’ve been very welcoming. I love how willing...

The Pitch Perfect 2 soundtrack was released on May 12.

‘Pitch Perfect’ is back with a new beat

May 18, 2015

Summer is almost here, and with it comes upbeat music to party to. "Crazy Youngsters" from the "Pitch Perfect 2" soundtrack is that kind of song. "Pitch Perfect 2," which came out on May 15, was...

Fight Song was released on February 19, 2015.

Rachel Platten begins a musical explosion

April 30, 2015

Two inspiring songs, one talented artist. Rachel Platten is an American pop singer-songwriter best known for her 2011 single "1,000 Ships" and 2015 single "Fight Song." This year, Platten first released...

Tori Kelly describes  signing Nobody Love as a breath of fresh air.

‘Nobody Love’ is not your ordinary pop song

April 9, 2015

"Everybody is looking for that new thing," sang Tori Kelly in her new single "Nobody Love." This song is the new "thing" you should be looking for, if you haven't found it already. It may sound like...

In its first week, the album debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200.

‘1000 Forms of Fear’ delivers powerful messages

March 26, 2015

You may have heard and loved "Chandelier," but it's time an entire album gets the recognition it deserves. Australian pop singer Sia Furler, known as Sia, released her sixth album, "1000 Forms of Fear,"...

Smoke + Mirrors was released on Feb. 17, 2015.

Imagine Dragons’ new style feels old

February 25, 2015

Imagine Dragons’ album “Smoke + Mirrors” started off great, but by the end, most songs lacked originality. The band gained exposure following the release of their debut album, “Night Visions,”...

Fall Out Boys latest album was released on Jan. 16, 2015.

‘American Beauty/ American Psycho’ has a new vibe

February 11, 2015

If we were immortals, we would still have “American Beauty/American Psycho” stuck in our heads for the rest of our lives. American rock band Fall Out Boy was influenced by different artists to...

Principal Lisa Gleaton dedicates herself to Carlmont for the rest of this year.

Principal Gleaton resigns to take care of husband

January 22, 2015

Carlmont's Principal Lisa Gleaton resigned Jan. 21, but she will continue her position until June 30. “I’ll finish the year, but my husband is really sick,” said Gleaton. Being a principal...

In its first week, the album sold over 30,000 copies.

‘X Factor’ winners have successful first album

January 15, 2015

Many reality TV show contestants aspire to have a successful music career. It seems like Alex and Sierra are on their way. In 2013, Alex and Sierra won the third and final season of "The X Factor USA,"...

Mr. Waller working in his prep period.

Teachers prepare for the end

December 10, 2014

Every teacher has a different workload and with the semester ending, they need to manage their time and work wisely in order reduce stress. Students are not the only ones who have work to complete...

After 4th period, Colvig is finishing up his work at C14.

English teacher inspired by his family

November 23, 2014

Robert Colvig, an English teacher at Carlmont, is inspired by his family members’ achievements. Colvig did not start teaching at Carlmont as soon as school started in August. “I was hired two...

Garcia is working in his classroom before first period.

[Photo] History teacher featured in national commercial

November 6, 2014

Garcia is working in his classroom before first period.

There are fliers around the school promoting Spirit Week.

Staff supports school spirit

October 26, 2014

Students went all out this year during Spirit Week, catching the attention of staff members around the school. “I think Spirit Week is great. [This year showed] the most spirit I have seen in school...

Chan kneels in front of an instrument in his classroom, A11.

[Photo] Former computer designer seeks fun classroom environment

October 8, 2014

Chan kneels in front of an instrument in his classroom, A11.

Students await the assembly speaker


Students await the assembly speaker

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