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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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Samantha Chu

Samantha Chu , Managing Editor

Samantha Chu is a senior at Carlmont High School. She loves to edit articles and enjoys giving advice to her writers. Outside of school, she plays softball for a travel team and practices every day. She also likes to read and play with her dog. To check out her portfolio, click here.

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Some coaches follow an autocratic style that puts more stress on student-athletes.

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Some coaches follow an autocratic style that puts more stress on student-athletes.

Is This Love? Episode 7: Our final goodbye

Is This Love? Episode 7: Our final goodbye

May 28, 2020

Our journey in finding the meaning of love has finally come to an end. Join Sam, Zach, Anna, Alena, and Kim for one last goodbye as they go over past podcasts and review what they have learned throughout...

High school relationships are common, but the stereotypes arent always true.

The Love Blog: Relationship advice

May 22, 2020

Let's talk about relationships — romantic relationships. In case you're wondering how qualified I am to talk about this, I'm not. High school relationships are by no means equivalent to adult relationships....

Is This Love? Episode 6: Self-love in self-isolation

Is This Love? Episode 6: Self-love in self-isolation

May 18, 2020

Two months into quarantine, people all around the world continue to adjust to their new life under a pandemic. In this episode of Is This Love? Zach, Kim, Alena, and Anna discuss how social distancing...

Which Is This Love? team member are you most similar to?

Which ‘Is This Love?’ team member are you most similar to?

May 18, 2020

Are you most like Kimberly, Alena, Anna, Sam, or Zachary? Take this quiz to find out!

Netflix has come out with a lot of original romance movies. But do they live up to their hype?

The Love Blog: Cheesy romance Netflix originals

May 14, 2020

This article may contain spoilers for "This Kissing Booth," "To All The Boys I've Loved Before," "To All The Boys: P.S. I Still Love You," and "The Half Of It." Netflix is pretty much everyone's best...

How Good Is Your Knowledge On Love Trivia?

How Good Is Your Knowledge On Love Trivia?

May 13, 2020

Think you know everything about love? Put your skills to the test with this quiz! Though we cannot stop you from looking up answers, we advise that you don't because we want you to use this quiz to see...

The International Playlist

The International Playlist

May 6, 2020

When it comes to music, many could argue that the lyrics do not matter as much as the connection you have with the song overall. So, we've made a playlist full of songs from around the world. You can choose...

What Quarantine Pastry Should You Bake For Your Loved Ones?

What Quarantine Pastry Should You Bake For Your Loved Ones?

April 24, 2020

Have you been looking for something to bake while in quarantine? Well, we have you covered. Give us a check-in, and we'll provide you with the recipe!

Many reality TV shows are about love and finding a significant other. Though they do not accurately portray love in its entirety, these shows are still fun to watch.

The Love Blog: Reality dating shows for you to binge

April 20, 2020

Reality TV. It's evident that it doesn't truly portray how life works, but it's still highly addicting and can consume a good chunk of your day. Here on the "Is This Love?" team, we condemn reality...

Is This Love? Episode 5: Where is the line?

Is This Love? Episode 5: Where is the line?

April 17, 2020

So far on the Is This Love? podcast, we've talked about the various types of love and how they fit into our everyday lives. However, what happens when love is taken to an extreme? Join Zach, Alena,...

Which Dog Is Your Soulmate?

Which Dog Is Your Soulmate?

April 6, 2020
A lot of the time, we only focus on loving other people. However, we can love animals just as much! Find out which dog breed is your soulmate by taking this quiz!
Is This Love? Episode 4: Heartbreak

Is This Love? Episode 4: Heartbreak

April 2, 2020

Breakups: the worst part of any relationship. At some point, everyone experiences some sort of breakup, but different people have different ways of coping with it. In this episode of Is This Love?,...

Well Give You A Romance Book To Read Based On How You Spend Your Days in Quarantine

We’ll Give You A Romance Book To Read Based On How You Spend Your Days in Quarantine

March 30, 2020
Bored while in quarantine? Spending way too much time on your phone? Try picking up a book! But first, take our quiz to find out which romance novel you should read! And yes, all of these books are also movies, so if you don't feel like reading, you can always just watch the movies.
Due to shelter in place orders, we must all learn how to love from a distance.

The Love Blog: A guide to loving from a distance

March 26, 2020

Life is kind of bad right now. The number of COVID-19 cases is rising, everyone's on lockdown, and supplies are running out. But, in such a stressful situation, many forget about love -- unless you...

A credit/no-credit system does not do the students who have worked hard all semester any justice.

Opinion: Grades must stay

March 26, 2020

I've always been good about doing my schoolwork and staying on top of my academics. For four years, I have maintained A's in all of my classes, and I was hoping that I would be able to finish my last...

The Self-Love Playlist

The Self-Love Playlist

March 25, 2020

We all have lots of free time now, so what better way to spend it than learning how to love yourself! Whether you're far long your self-love journey or you're just starting, this playlist will help you...

Is This Love? Episode 3: Bad ideas

Is This Love? Episode 3: Bad ideas

March 23, 2020

Disclaimer: This episode contains spoilers for "A Walk to Remember," "What's Wrong with Secretary Kim?," "500 Days of Summer," "Titanic," "The Notebook," and "You." Listener discretion is advised.   With...

From March 16 to March 27, students will be engaging in distance learning. On April 3, families will be notified as to whether school will continue through distance learning or not.

[Photo] Editorial: Don’t hate on distance learning

March 22, 2020

From March 16 to March 27, students will be engaging in distance learning. On April 3, families will be notified as to whether school will continue through distance learning or not.

Baysian Eats Episode One: Little Shanghai

March 18, 2020

In the first episode of a video series dedicated to reviewing local Bay Area Asian eateries, Sam, Anna, and Kim go to restaurant Little Shanghai to try its signature Shanghaiese cuisine. Music: secret...

Which Famous Romantic Movie Are You?

Which Famous Romantic Movie Are You?

March 17, 2020
Romantic movies tend to be some of the most famous movies ever. Take this quiz to find out which classic romantic movie you are!
The Puppy Love Playlist

The Puppy Love Playlist

March 4, 2020

Everyone has had a crush at some point in their life. All of us are familiar with the nervousness and excitement that builds up inside of you when you see your crush. So, we have made a playlist full of...

Is This Love? Episode 2: Crush culture

Is This Love? Episode 2: Crush culture

February 29, 2020

What is a crush? How do you know if you like someone and not just the idea of dating? In this episode, join hosts Kimberly Mitchell, Sam Chu, Anna Feng, and special guest Zach Khouri as they explore...

The Lovey Dovey Playlist

The Lovey Dovey Playlist

February 19, 2020

Many say that the best way to gain knowledge is through the language of others. That's why we've compiled a playlist to help you understand love through the perspective of others. Follow Is This...

Is This Love? Episode 1: Love experiences, self-love, and ... dancing?

Is This Love? Episode 1: Love experiences, self-love, and … dancing?

February 14, 2020

What is love? Is love real? Will I be forever alone? These questions haunt many teenagers, and these four seniors are no different. Join the hosts Kimberly Mitchell, Alena Ruhstaller, Sam Chu, and...

Come join four seniors as they explore love and all the facets that come with it.

Is This Love?

February 14, 2020

How does it feel to love someone?  That the feelings exploding in your chest and traveling wildly through your veins are similar to what this other person has pumping in his or her heart? That they...

Valentines Day is a day for love, but many think that its constricted to just romantic love.

The Love Blog: Don’t dread Valentine’s Day

February 13, 2020

Dear fellow single people, You're not alone. Don't worry; we're here for you. Valentine's Day is one of the most painful days of the year for us. Every year, we suffer as we watch couples hug and...

Many Advanced Placement (AP) students buy books to help them review for the AP exam.

[Photo] Editorial: AP classes shouldn’t have finals in June

May 14, 2019

Many Advanced Placement (AP) students buy books to help them review for the AP exam.

Students must pay for a parking permit in order to park in the student parking lots.

[Photo] New school year brings a new rush to buy parking permits

September 10, 2018

Students must pay for a parking permit in order to park in the student parking lots.

A student prepares for the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) by doing practice tests.

Students start planning for their future by taking the SAT

May 11, 2018

High school strives to prepare students for the future. For some students, this could mean college, and an important aspect of preparing for that is the SAT. The Standardized Aptitude Test (SAT)...

Franklin Flynn, a junior, asks Chloe Stanks, a sophomore, to prom.

Prom spirit buzzes around Carlmont

April 26, 2018

Prom is just around the corner. Girls rush to stores to buy their dresses, while boys scramble to find their tuxedos. Prom has been trending on social media for the past month. However, this frenzy...

Brendan Boone, a sophomore, plans out his class schedule for next year before his counselor appointment.

Students plan for next year during counselor meetings

April 6, 2018

From Digital Arts to Physics, Carlmont has a wide variety of classes for students to choose from, and it's time for them to do so. This year, counselor appointments started on Feb. 12. Since then, students...

Because of Open House on March 15, the next day, March 16, is a minimum day.

Students and staff adjust to minimum day

March 16, 2018

It's around noon, and the bell rings. On normal schools days, it would be lunchtime. However, on March 16, it's the end of school. These shortened days are known as minimum days, when class periods...

The bathroom facilities near the softball fields will only be available to the staff, children, and parents of the new daycare.

Softball players locked out of bathroom facilities

March 9, 2018

Unbeknownst to many students at Carlmont, there are young children on campus. And they're taking over the bathrooms near the softball field. Located in G1 and G2, Happy Campers' new daycare opened...

Students have mixed opinions about Valentines Day, ranging from feeling that its become commercialized to a day to celebrate love.

Valentine’s Day spreads mixed feelings

February 14, 2018

It's Feb. 14. Heart-shaped chocolates go out of stock in all of the grocery stores, red roses show up almost everywhere, and Hallmark makes a fortune off of their card sales. The day of love has...

This is David Talcotts hamster, Scout, and many students enjoy playing with her.

A furry friend stirs up excitement at Carlmont

February 7, 2018

There are about 1,146,000 hamsters in the United States. One of them lives at Carlmont—specifically, in AP Physics and Robotics teacher David Talcott's classroom. Talcott's hamster, Scout, is a...

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

Students prepare for the spring musical ‘The Wedding Singer’

January 22, 2018

It's 3:15. The bell rings, signaling the end of the school day. For most students, this means that it's time to go home. However, for the students in the spring musical, it means that it's time for...

There are many other words to describe something that is different besides autism. However, some people choose to use autism as a joke.

Autism jokes create harmful environment

January 17, 2018

Two boys walk down C-hall. As they approach the end of the hallway, they see a girl playing Roblox on her computer. One boy turns to the other and says, “That’s autism.”  Though autism is...

Ava Brückner-Kockel, a sophomore, writes a kind note on a holiday gram for her friend.

Holiday season brings holiday grams

December 6, 2017

It's that time of year again. Lights hanging outside of buildings shine brightly in the night sky, Christmas music starts playing in every restaurant, and people rush to stores to do their gift shopping. It's...

From Nov. 6 to Nov. 17, Carlmont students brought in cans and non-perishables to help the needy.

Students make a difference with the food drive

November 19, 2017

Hunger. A word that terrifies everyone. For many, it can be solved by simply getting a snack out of a pantry, but for others, it is a constant in their lives. Carlmont's annual food drive started...

The Dodgeball Tournament, that was previously scheduled for Oct. 30 in the school planner, has been postponed.

Carlmont’s annual dodgeball tournament postponed

November 2, 2017

No injuries from dodgeball will happen this week. Although the student planner had "Dodgeball Tournament Begins" on Oct. 30, the event has been postponed until further notice. ASB has been abuzz...

Carlmont students line up in the quad during the one-day homecoming ticket sale to buy their discounted tickets on Oct. 16. Tickets were sold for $5 cheaper than the normal prices on Oct. 17 to Oct. 27.

One-day homecoming ticket sale draws students to the quad

October 17, 2017

It seems like Black Friday has come early for students at Carlmont. ASB held a one-day homecoming ticket sale on Oct. 16, and students rushed to the quad to buy the discounted tickets. Homecoming...

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