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

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Mila Hamby

Mila Hamby, Staff Writer

Mila Hamby is a sophomore who loves learning about the world. She's a passionate jazz musician and multi-instrumentalist (mainly baritone saxophone) and loves her community. She also writes songs and poetry in her free time.

Twitter: @mila_hamby

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Issues not included in the previous College Board framework include the Black Lives Matter movement and reparations. There have been speculations that the College Board has bowed to political pressure when creating their curriculum. “Topics like reparations and the Civil Rights Movement are politically charged, but it’s also important to learn how little has changed,” said Carlmont history teacher Eric Perkins.

College Board revises AP African American Studies after backlash

Mila Hamby, Staff Writer May 9, 2023

College Board has announced that they plan to revise its AP African American Studies course after two months of backlash and criticism. Many have said that the nonprofit bowed to political pressure from...

“Withholding conversations around monthly cycles until the sixth grade is ignorant. It continues to create stigma regarding fully natural body functions,” said Amanda Rue, founder of Alaya Rose Healing and Wellness. In the image, Kimberly Garcia Cancio, a Carlmont student, is dispensing a period product.

Florida bans mention of periods before grade six

Mila Hamby, Staff Writer April 23, 2023

Florida has passed Bill 1069, which bans the mention of periods before sixth grade in Florida public schools and includes additional restrictions expanding the contentious "Don't Say Gay" bill. This means...

College pennants hang in the Carlmont College and Career Center.

Colleges opt out of rankings, calling them into question

Mila Hamby, Staff Writer March 23, 2023

Colleges are withdrawing from the U.S. News & World Report ranking system, expressing concerns about the rankings' validity and outcomes. The publisher issues several university rankings, from medical...

A display at the San Carlos Library celebrating modern Black figures. Many of these modern figures may be excluded from the AP African American Studies curriculum.

AP African American Studies sparks both interest and criticism

Mila Hamby, Staff Writer February 20, 2023

The College Board released its official framework for a new Advanced Placement (AP) African American Studies course on Feb. 1, but received criticism for omitting current events like the Black Lives Matter...

Some scientists work at companies that try to make their products as addictive as possible.

[Photo] Opinion: Some scientists do more harm to society than good

Evan Leong, Scot Scoop Editor February 16, 2023

Some scientists work at companies that try to make their products as addictive as possible.

AI-generated image of a student vaping in a public bathroom created with DALL-E software.

Teens turn to vaping to self-medicate

Mila Hamby, Staff Writer February 10, 2023

Vapes and electronic cigarettes are taking over the lives of some students, leaving them huddled together in a minty haze between classes. The substances they’re turning to for a solution are leaving...

Students struggle to get enough sleep due to responsibilities and bad habits.

Gen Z is not catching enough zzz’s

Mila Hamby, Staff Writer January 26, 2023

With teens getting about seven hours of sleep on average per night, social media platforms are responding with new bedtime-friendly features. Instagram and TikTok have both recently launched features...

Students express themselves through exercise, and some students feel pressured to exercise by the media.

Students reflect on body image and self-expression

Mila Hamby, Staff Writer December 2, 2022

With celebrities like Harry Styles and Timothée Chalamet, the male image is under scrutiny, and new styles are being introduced. Pop culture is embracing femininity in men alongside the traditional man...

Robert Tsuchiyama lectures for Precalculus Honors.

[Photo] Carlmont perseveres despite decline in national academic performance

Mila Hamby, Staff Writer November 4, 2022

Robert Tsuchiyama lectures for Precalculus Honors.

A blind intersection sign warns drivers exiting the San Carlos gate to proceed with caution.

Carlmont traffic remains despite new safety effort

Mila Hamby, Staff Writer October 14, 2022

The city of Belmont has implemented lead pedestrian intervals near campus to increase pedestrian safety during peak school traffic hours. However, the Carlmont community’s traffic struggle hasn’t disappeared...

A car turns out of the San Carlos gate of Carlmont in the height of morning traffic

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A car turns out of the San Carlos gate of Carlmont in the height of morning traffic

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Mila Hamby