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

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

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Emma Wu

Emma Wu, Staff Writer

Emma Wu (Class of 2026) is a sophomore who enjoys playing the violin, traveling, and painting. She is a campus writer who focuses on local events and is excited to expand her knowledge of the culture and people around the Bay Area. You can find her hanging out with her friends, going to an orchestra rehearsal, or planning her next trip.

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With AP tests lurking closer, students begin to study and prepare for the upcoming exam, reviewing material and different concepts they learned throughout the year. The big struggle with it, especially with AP classes, is the sheer volume of topics that need to be reviewed, said Michael ONeall, an AP Environmental Science teacher.

Students study and prepare as AP tests loom closer

Emma Wu, Staff Writer May 8, 2024

As the school year comes to an end and students begin to chatter excitedly about summer break plans, Advanced Placement (AP) tests loom ahead. Emails of information and test dates, as well as study resources,...

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 festival for competitions, workshops, and practicing skills...

As quarter three comes to an end, signaling the last fraction of the year, students begin to finalize their quarter three grades and begin to plan for their quarter four studies and classes. I try not to stress too much about putting in grades but the biggest thing is finishing grading before the quarter ends, said Ryan Chun, a math teacher at Carlmont.

Carlmont prepares and finalizes for end of quarter three

Emma Wu, Staff Writer March 19, 2024

On March 22, the third quarter will come to an end, marking the start of the final leg of the school year: quarter four. Both students and teachers now finalize and prepare for the last month and a half.  Teachers...

As counselor meetings commence for course selection, students plan the classes they wish to take. I would recommend them to talk to teachers and get a sense of whether the teacher would recommend a class for the student or not, said Carlmont counselor Andrew Kahn.

Upcoming school year offers new classes to students

Emma Wu, Staff Writer March 15, 2024

As students start receiving emails in their inboxes about upcoming counselor meetings to select classes for the next year, word of new class offerings at Carlmont breezes through the halls. With various...

A young girl must decide whether the pathway to college will be worth all the debt she will ultimately be stuck in.

Debt crisis forces students to rethink the worth of college

Madeline Howard and Emma Wu March 4, 2024

Martha Smith from Venice, Florida was unable to pay off her student loans in a timely manner and had to consolidate it all into one account to be eligible for debt forgiveness. Then, she realized that...

Students must learn to balance stressful classes, personal hobbies, and extracurriculars as they begin adding to their high school resumes in preparation for college applications. “Its important to have that balance of doing something that you love, but also doing something that challenges you,” said Daivik Vennela.

Students seek balance to ace academics and cultivate passions

Emma Wu and Linda Reeder February 7, 2024

Extracurriculars and the wide variety of classes available at Carlmont allow each student to have a unique high school experience. However, balancing the activities they enjoy and the activities necessary...

Students camp out in the library to study for the upcoming exams, as work piles up and teachers begin finalizing grades. Im stressed that Ill do poorly on the final and theres nothing I can do about it, said sophomore Lyra Cunningham.

Students and teachers alike prepare for finals week

Emma Wu, Staff Writer December 3, 2023

As excitement about ice skating, hot chocolate, and winter break buzzes around the campus, the end of the semester is creeping up on students; everyone is scrambling to prepare for review week and the...

Mindy Chiang, director of the Carlmont Chinese program, prepares materials for an embroidery project. Any world language program can empower students because it exposes you to a different culture, Chiang said.

Staff Profile: Mindy Chiang empowers students through Chinese language and culture

Emma Wu, Staff Writer November 6, 2023

Mindy Chiang, the sole Chinese language teacher at Carlmont, has been instructing and empowering students for almost 20 years since the program's initiation.  The student population and demographic...

The choir, who performed third in the showcase, is directed by Genevieve Tep. 
In choir, getting together and knowing everyone is always so much fun, junior Claire Lee said.

[Photo] Performing Arts Showcase exhibits students’ passion for the arts

Emma Wu, Staff Writer October 14, 2023

The choir, who performed third in the showcase, is directed by Genevieve Tep. "In choir, getting together and knowing everyone is always so much fun," junior Claire Lee said.

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