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The student news site of Carlmont High School in Belmont, California.

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Charlie McBrian

Charlie McBrian, Staff Writer

Charlie is a junior in his second year of journalism. He is a staff writer for Scotscoop and the Highlander. He is an adamant consumer of music and loves listening to and writing about it.

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The cover art for Trench by the artist Twenty One Pilots.

‘Trench’ is a step up for Twenty One Pilots

October 25, 2018

I recently heard the new Twenty One Pilots album, and I enjoyed it quite a bit more than I expected. Twenty-One pilots is an Ohio based pop duo consisting of frontman and vocalist Tyler Joseph and drummer...

Student shows parent the way to his next class.

Back to School Night provides a connection between parents and teachers

October 16, 2018

The halls were packed with scores of confused parents who rushed to get across the school as their kids had done every day for the past few months. Yes, this was the night: Back to School Night. “In...

The cover of In the Aeroplane Over the Sea depicts a surrealistic image of what appears to be a be a woman with a tambourine head and a boy. Much like the lyrics of this album, the style is traditional, yet the content is largely interpretive.

Neutral Milk Hotel’s ‘In the Aeroplane Over the Sea’ is a modern masterpiece

October 1, 2018

I’d like to start off this review by saying that it took me a while to enjoy this album. Last summer, I heard people hyping this up as one of the best albums of the century that everyone needed...

The cover of Boarding House Reach depicts a female version Jack White. This shows how this album maintains the identity of jack white, while being extremely new and different.

‘Boarding House Reach’ is a boundary pushing rock and roll experience

August 28, 2018

I hear the phrase 'rock is dead' all too often these days. While I don't personally believe this, there is truth behind the statement. Rock is certainly less popular now than it ever has been. In...

The night started off with a performance from all of choir.

Carlmont Choir’s latest Pops Concert shows off the ‘Greatest Hits’

May 26, 2018

The Performing Arts Center (PAC) was filled up last Wednesday, as Carlmont Choir performed their latest pops concert entitled "Greatest Hits." Pops Concert is an annual concert put on by Carlmont...

Symphonic Band rehearses in the Performing Arts Center before their performance.

Spring Concert series showcases the instrumental music program

May 18, 2018

Parents and students shuffled in the Performing Arts Center (PAC) last Wednesday to attend the first night of Carlmont instrumental music's Spring Concert series, in which the jazz ensembles and jazz...

The stage is prepped and ready for the show.

[Photo] Student directed ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’ hits the stage

April 20, 2018

The stage is prepped and ready for the show.

Child, Atari, and dog, Chief, embrace. The film Isle of Dogs features many emotional moments, like this one, that add depth to the story.

‘Isle of Dogs’ is a unique experience

April 19, 2018

He’s done it again. Wes Anderson has come through with another quality film that managed to blow me away with its creativity and guile. Set in future Japan, “Isle of Dogs” tells the story of...

The Singing Scots perform Unclouded Day.

[Photo] Carlmont Choir’s ‘American Songbook’ is a joyous success

March 25, 2018

The Singing Scots perform "Unclouded Day."

Student Chris Cho plays the tenor sax. The night ended with a performance of jazz song Bud Powell by Chick Corea.

Chamber Music Night showcases talented members of the instrumental music community

March 12, 2018

Students and parents poured into the Performing Arts Center (PAC) on Friday, March 9 to attend Chamber Music Night. Instrumental Chamber Music Night is a Carlmont tradition in which small groups...

Choir potluck strengthens choir community

March 2, 2018

Food, fun, and laughter filled the Student Union on Tuesday evening as the choir students were treated to their semi-annual potluck. Due to the absence of regular choir director, Genevieve Tep,...

The protagonist of the musical, Robbie Hart (Colin Mastalir), sings his heart out after a rough breakup.

‘The Wedding Singer’ is a hit success

February 11, 2018

After months of hard work and preparation, "The Wedding Singer" has finally arrived at the Carlmont Performing Arts Center (PAC). This is the fourth Carlmont musical directed by Stephanie Maysonave. "This...

Image Courtesy of Columbia Records.

‘Flower Boy’ blossoms with creativity

February 5, 2018

“Scum F*ck Flower Boy” is absolutely superb. Tyler goes even harder in a neo-soul direction than his previous release and tightens up his flow for what is by far the best LP (Long Play) that Tyler,...

Students in this years spring musical have been rehearsing after school for about three months.

[Photo] Students prepare for the spring musical ‘The Wedding Singer’

January 22, 2018

Students in this year's spring musical have been rehearsing after school for about three months.

Neil Schwartz holds out a brain for students to see.

AP Psychology students inspect human brains

January 12, 2018

Last Thursday, AP Psychology students were treated to a presentation in which they got to see a two recently deceased human brains. The minds behind this presentation were juniors Maya Schwartz and...

A student uses crib notes to cheat on a multiple choice exam. The use of crib notes is a common form of cheating.

Academic stress fuels academic cheating

December 20, 2017

Picture this: you have a math test in 20 minutes that you didn't study for. As you frantically attempt to remember what the previous unit was about, you remember your friend took the test a couple of hours...

Characters Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy are crowned by Aslan. The play featured a variety of colorful characters and elaborate backdrops.

‘The Lion, The Witch, & The Wardrobe’ comes to life at Carlmont

November 20, 2017

The Carlmont High School Drama Department held the opening night of, "The Lion, The Witch, & The Wardrobe," in the Carlmont Performing Arts Center (PAC) on Friday, Nov. 17. This is the first...

During Parent Education Night, a panel answers questions about anxiety. Executive producer of Angst and panelist Karin Gornick said, Anxiety is a mental health issue that we all deal with at one point or another.

Parent Education Night teaches anxiety management

November 11, 2017

Over 300 parents, students, and Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) members poured into the Carlmont Performing Arts Center on Thursday, Nov. 9 for Parent Education Night. Parent Education Night...

Freshmen Nyah Dompier-Norrbom and Mia Messina test out the new spin bikes. The new weight room is really nice. It looks like a college weight room, said Messina.

[Photo] Carlmont cuts the ribbon for the new weight room

October 27, 2017

Freshmen Nyah Dompier-Norrbom and Mia Messina test out the new spin bikes. "The new weight room is really nice. It looks like a college weight room," said Messina.

The cover of Everything Now by Arcade Fire features tranquil scenery.

‘Everything Now’ is an uninspired disappointment

October 29, 2017

"Everything Now" is by far the weakest album in Arcade Fire’s discography. Arcade Fire turns away from everything that made them likable and unsuccessfully attempts to become a dance music group. Arcade...

Freshman Joshua Baxters schedule for the freshman seminar.

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October 27, 2017

Freshman Joshua Baxter's schedule for the freshman seminar.

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