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

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Isa Khalak

Isa Khalak, Staff Writer

Isa Khalak is a Junior at Carlmont High School. He is excited for another year of writing and hopes to write many meaningful stories. To check out more of Isa's work click here for his profile.
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Carlmont girls varsity tennis huddles before the start of the game.

Varsity girls tennis steamrolls Aragon

October 2, 2021

Carlmont girls varsity tennis beat Aragon 5-2, continuing their dominant win streak into the second half of the season. The win against the Dons elevated them to a 6-1 league record and a 9-1 overall record. The...

Anika Marino, a senior, lines up to shoot the ball.

Water polo dominates Hillsdale in season opener

September 1, 2021

Carlmont varsity girls water polo won 12-7 in the first scrimmage of the 2021 season in a dominating performance against Hillsdale. As the game started, Carlmont scored a goal in the first few seconds...

Some students spend their summers taking college courses. You actually can get both high school and college credit, Mayra Arellano, Director of High School Transition & Dual Enrollment, said.

Students choose to take college courses over summer

June 9, 2021

Summer college courses have numerous benefits, but they can be very rigorous. Undeterred by the challenging classes, many students choose to take these courses to explore their interests and begin their...

As students connect to their classes online socialization is tougher. The hardest part for all the kiddos that I have noticed is that they miss the social aspect, Bonnie Rutz-Alvarez said.

Remote learning impacts special education

April 27, 2021

The difficulty of online education has been a mixed bag, but being a special education student adds an extra wrinkle. Each special education student has different experiences in remote learning. They...

For some students, the AP Capstone program can help them express themselves or discover new passions.

Students express their passions in the AP Capstone program

March 20, 2021

As Carlmont students pick their classes for next year, many may consider entering the AP Capstone program. As opposed to content-based courses, the AP Capstone program is a skill-based class that encourages...

The booster club provides funds for many sports items including uniforms and sports equipment.

Booster Club to raise money for Carlmont sports

February 27, 2021

Sports are a conundrum this year; however, one constant remains: each team's financial demands. On March 4, the Carlmont Booster Club plans to raise money to satisfy these necessities through their Scots'...

The Dogs in the Quad event helped students de-stress before finals.

Pets relieve stress during challenging times

February 9, 2021

A hard day is finally coming to a close. As the last class ends, a young student logs off from online school. Yet, the day is far from over. Hours of homework, dozens of tests, and a never-ending...

According to Child Trends, only about 20% of high school students in 2018 worked. This may be because school is starting to become a more time-consuming responsibility. The number of employed youth in 2020 has also taken a significant dive due to lock-down measures.

Jobs For Youth prepare students for jobs, even through lockdown measures

January 31, 2021

Earlier this month, students across Carlmont attended a virtual seminar, presented by Jobs For Youth (JFY), to learn valuable skills to help in the employment process, particularly to help students during...

Neighborhood cat helps destress children during quarantine.

[Photo] The long history of our companions

February 9, 2021

Neighborhood cat helps destress children during quarantine.

During COVID-19, some meals must be delivered to-go as sitting next to one another is no longer an option for meal distribution.

Charity organizations provide Thanksgiving meals for people in need

November 25, 2020

Bay Area charity organizations are finding innovative ways to provide anyone with a conventional meal this Thanksgiving. While many are stressing trying to figure out how to celebrate Thanksgiving this...

The altar of love is displayed at the Marigold Projects online, live broadcast.

Dia De Los Muertos traditions brings communities together

November 6, 2020

Dia De Los Muertos became an opportunity for families to reunite and celebrate life, as organizations found innovative ways to host the annual festivities online. Traditionally, Dia De Los Muertos is...

Two racoons roam their enclosure at Coyote Point as the zoo reopens to the public.

Outdoor zoo at Coyote Point provides an escape from quarantine

October 12, 2020

As people feel trapped at home with nowhere to go, CuriOdyssey's outdoor zoo provides refuge from the quarantine and a place to reconnect with the community. CuriOdyssey has created its exhibit to follow...

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