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

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Kian Karamdashti

Kian Karamdashti, ScotCenter Sports

Kian Karamdashti is a senior at Carlmont High School. He is a staff writer for The Highlander and a reporter for ScotCenter. He is also a soccer player on the Carlmont varsity team.


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Stephen Curry suffered a Grade 1 MCL Strain during the Warriors 121-94 victory in game 4 over the Houston Rockets on Sunday, April 24.

Warriors’ win proves costly

April 26, 2016

Deja vu. Warriors fans could not help but feel panicked as they watched their reigning NBA Most Valuable Player Stephen Curry down and clearly injured during the Warriors' 121-94 victory over the Houston...

Artists worldwide are creating and sharing images to show solidarity and support for Brussels after the attack on March 22.

Bedlam in Brussels: the world responds to another terror attack

March 26, 2016

On March 22, more than four months after a series of terrorist attacks shocked Paris, France, terror struck Europe again as suicide bombers attacked the Brussels Airport and Metro in Belgium. This attack...

Heritage Fair promotes diversity – Kian Karamdashti

February 28, 2016

Kian Karamdashti covers the 2016 Heritage Fair celebrations run by Carlmont ASB.

More than 90,000 Americans have died due to gun violence since the Sandy Hook shooting.

Why America needs gun control

January 26, 2016

More than 90,000 dead. More than 90,000 Americans have lost their lives at the hands of gun violence since the horrific Sandy Hook Elementary school shooting in Newton, Connecticut on Dec 14, 2012....

Giants teammates celebrate scoring after third baseman Matt Duffys double on August 15, 2015.

Giants brace for late-season push

August 25, 2015

For a franchise that has won three titles in the last five years, a curse would seem to be the furthest thing from anyone's mind. But as the 2015 Major League Baseball season reaches its September stretch,...

Gareth Bale of Real Madrid celebrates his winning in goal in the 2014 Champions League Final

Euro Soccer Club kicks off

September 17, 2014

For soccer fans attending Carlmont, the school week can be extra stressful to go through. On Sept. 16, Europe's top club soccer competition, the UEFA Champions League, kicked off its first round of...

Carlmont drum line performs their last assembly of the year during the Celebration assembly on May 22.

Carlmont rounds off year with assembly

May 22, 2014

During a two-hour long third period on May 22, students and staff piled onto the bleachers and floor of the Terry Stogner Gym to watch the annual Celebration assembly put on by ASB. After all the students...

The Scots gym  will hold the taking of the AP exams from May 5 to May 16

AP testing looms over students

May 8, 2014

When Carlmont students arrived to school on May 5, they may have noticed a few students filing into a closed-off  Scots' gym filled with white chairs. These students were heading in to take the first...

The Peninsula Covenant Church group pose for a picture during their service trip in Mexico

Carlmont students join service trips

April 27, 2014

For some Carlmont students, spring break in Mexico means sleeping-in, relaxing by the pool, and having no responsibilities to attend to. However, for other students, spring break in Mexico had a whole...

Teachers pull out victory in lunchtime event

Teachers pull out victory in lunchtime event

April 16, 2014

The anticipated second annual "Are you smarter than a freshman?" competition was a hard-fought battle to the finish, as the teachers put together a 13-11 win over their freshmen opponents on Apr. 7, in...

All non-sophomore students were given the mornings of March 18 and 19 off due to C.A.H.S.E.E testing.

Students enjoy CAHSEE schedule

March 20, 2014

Driving by Carlmont High School on the mornings of March 18 and 19, one would probably be confused by the lack of cars filling the street. Local San Carlos resident Kian Seddighnezad, who was driving...

Many Carlmont students used twitter to find out what was the cause of the 30-minute lockdown.

Reflecting on how the lockdown was handled

March 18, 2014

When the announcement for all Carlmont students to "shelter in place" was given right before the end of lunch on March 4, it was met with mass chaos and confusion. Sophomore Andy Cross said, "I had...

Campaign posters can be found all around campus until Feb. 25

A new election season begins

February 25, 2014

As students walk down the halls of Carlmont between classes, there is a very good chance they'll see a campaign sign or two along the way. "The signs are everywhere," said sophomore Finigan Tilly. "I...

The spicy chicken sandwich is one of the many things offered for lunch at Carlmont.

New school lunch system met with criticism

February 11, 2014

On Feb. 3 the lunch bell rang at 11:44 a.m. as it normally does. Students streamed out of their classrooms looking to meet up with friends, catch up on homework, and simply eat. Many of these hungry students...

Winter Formal promotion signs can be found all around the Carlmont High campus.

Anticipation surrounds Winter Formal

January 26, 2014

For many students, the month of January represents the end of winter break. The days of sleeping-in and staying up late , departing, to be replaced by the long nights spent doing hours of homework. However,...

Coach Steve Pendleton addresses his team at halftime during the Lady Scots tie with Palo Alto High on Dec. 2.

Positive start for Lady Scots

December 4, 2013

The Junior Varsity Girls showed composure in their first preseason game of the season, tying Palo Alto High 0-0 on Dec. 2. After weeks of tough cuts and long practices, the Lady Scots were anxious to...

Coach Bernice OConner addresses her team before the Nov. 16 match-up against Saint Francis.

Lady Scots up for the challenge

November 17, 2013

The Lady Scots will look to beat the odds again on Nov. 16, when they take on No. 1 seeded St. Francis in their CCS quarterfinal match-up. After coming out victorious in last week's must-win PAL season...

Junior Lauren Racioppi attempts to steal a pass during the Lady Scots loss to Castilleja.

Castilleja overpower Lady Scots

November 3, 2013

The Castilleja Gators proved too much for girls' varsity as they defeated the Lady Scots 12-1 Oct. 30 in Palo Alto. The Lady Scots knew that they were going into a tough match-up this week, but were...

Senior Chloe Scott takes a shot on the Aragon goal during the Scots 8-5 win.

Lady Scots pull through

October 2, 2013

Girls Varsity Water Polo scrapped through a tough, physical game Wednesday to defeat Aragon 8-5 in San Mateo. After not being able to practice for two days due to a broken pool, the Lady Scots seemed...

Girls Water Polo Falls Short

Girls Water Polo Falls Short

September 18, 2013

Girls varsity water polo could not continue their streak of success after losing 10-8 to the Burlingame Panthers at home on Wednesday afternoon. Playing in their first game since their Wilcox Tournament...

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