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Skylar Weiss

Skylar Weiss, Staff Writer

Skylar Weiss is a senior at Carlmont and on the Editorial Staff of its newspaper, The Highlander. She loves going to the beach and playing water polo. skylarweissjourno.weebly.com

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Carlmont seniors huddle up and cheer before starting a game of volleyball.

Seniors finish last week of high school

June 6, 2018

As the school year comes to a close, seniors are finishing their last week of high school. For some, this last week is sad and nostalgic; for others, it is the light at the end of the tunnel. And for...

Seniors who signed to college sports teams take a picture during the signing ceremony.

Seniors sign to play college sports

June 4, 2018

On Wed. May 23, Carlmont seniors publicly committed to playing on a college sports team during a signing ceremony. Parents, friends, and fellow teammates gathered in the Stogner Gym during lunchtime...

Students in different-colored inner tubes competed against each other in a game.

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June 4, 2018

Students in different-colored inner tubes competed against each other in a game.

Two students dance to the Just Dance game shown by a projector on the gym wall.

Just Dance competition creates fun environment in the gym

April 9, 2018

If a student is in the gym during lunch, it usually means that he or she is attending a sports meeting. However, during the week of April 2, that wasn't the case. Instead, students could be seen dancing...

Two members showcase a trick for the audience at the end of Swing Clubs performance.

Swing Club performs at Heritage Fair

March 4, 2018

Carlmont students were able to get a taste of the 1940s at the annual Heritage Fair assembly on March 1. Swing Club's performance was in full swing as feet kicked and hands waved along to jazzy music. "In...

Brock Lotti and Chloe Kelly, two seniors, cheer on their teammates.

[Photo] Seniors beat staff in volleyball game

February 10, 2018

Brock Lotti and Chloe Kelly, two seniors, cheer on their teammates.

An unarmed Trident II D5 missile launches from the Ohio-class fleet ballistic-missile submarine USS Maryland (SSBN 738) off the coast of Florida.

False missile alert leads to real self-reflection

January 23, 2018

For 38 minutes of my life, I was mentally preparing myself to die. On the morning of Jan. 13, a statewide ballistic missile alert was sent out to cell phones across Hawaii. "BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT...

Students react to seeing a brain for the first time. Miya Okumura, a senior, said, I thought it would be worse than it was.

[Photo] AP Psychology students inspect human brains

January 12, 2018

Students react to seeing a brain for the first time. Miya Okumura, a senior, said, "I thought it would be worse than it was."

Manon Llorach, Emma Simmons, and Nicole Turk, three juniors, smile as they pet Nova, one of the therapy dogs.

Dogs relieve stress before final exams

December 12, 2017

For some students, lunchtime on Dec. 11 was different than any other school day this year. Students filed outside the ASB room, waiting to take their turn to pet dogs. The event commonly known as...

Seniors Blake Thomas and Edward Vendrow discuss a problem on the whiteboard.

Computer Science Club does more than just code

November 28, 2017

Lunch can be a peaceful or chaotic time. For Computer Science Club members, it can consist of problem-solving with friends. "Computer Science Club is there to help you learn about computer science and...

Téa Pusey and Hunter Crawford-Shelmadine, two seniors, scratch black paint off of their plates in Ceramics Club.

Club commitments vary by student

November 8, 2017

Once the school day is about halfway through, Carlmont students get to take a 45-minute break from their classes. Lunch is a time for students to unwind. Whether that entails time for socializing, doing...

Ty Hall and Elizabeth Elman, two juniors, work on their latest projects in Ceramics Club.

Ceramics Club puts a spin on lunch

October 17, 2017

Clay is out, hands are dirty, and paint brushes, as well as lunchboxes, are scattered among the tables in F13. During moments like these, Carlmont Ceramics Club is in full swing. During a Ceramics...

Twelfth-graders Jade Sebti and Sarah Tocatlian listen while other Sojourn members introduce themselves.

Sojourn to the Past starts fundraising

September 26, 2017

As September comes to a close, Sojourn to the Past has begun to take its first steps. As part of Sojourn to the Past program, students spend a week in February visiting important landmarks from the...

Freshman Andrew Shao uses a large cutting tool in the shop.

Robotics club prepares for new school year

September 8, 2017

With World Championships in the rear view mirror, Carlmont's robotics team, known as Deep Blue Robotics, is preparing for another year with new recruits. The Deep Blue Robotics team will have 90 members...

Sophomore Katia Deynegay focuses while she cuts the fringes of a Kozy Kids blanket.

Kozy Kids Club kicks off a new semester

January 28, 2017

On Jan. 27, students met inside C12 during lunch to work on projects they had begun the previous semester. Kozy Kids Club, which meets every Friday, was busy creating blankets. "Kozy Kids Club is...

Water begins to fill the storm gutters as the rain intensifies.

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January 28, 2017

Water begins to fill the storm gutters as the rain intensifies.

Jade Sebti, a junior, decorates a holiday cookie as a gift to a friend.

Snowflakes for Scots helps Carlmont families in need

December 12, 2016

To many, the holiday season is recognized as a time for giving. That is why the ASB Do Something commission has organized Snowflakes for Scots. "With Snowflakes for Scots, we're collecting money...

Students add to and walk by a mural that reads I am thankful for, which serves as a Thanksgiving decoration, kicking off the holiday season.

Holiday season impacts students in different ways

November 30, 2016

With Thanksgiving in the rearview mirror, the holiday season has begun for many in the Carlmont community. The essence of the holiday season is prevalent once again; decorations are being sold in drugstores,...

Among the choices for President are the Democratic and Republican nominees; Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

Students vote in a mock election

November 7, 2016

With the presidential election on the horizon, many students are forming opinions about the various candidates and propositions that are at stake. In the spirit of democracy, Carlmont's ASB organized...

Eleventh-grader Angela Grundig studies for the PSAT using a booklet that Carlmont provided.

PSAT alters school week

October 21, 2016

When it comes to preparing for a college career, many students take entrance exams such as the SAT and the ACT. On Oct. 19, Carlmont sophomores and juniors came to school at 8 a.m. to take the annual...

A pile of trash accumulates on a campus table over the course of a school day.

Trash on campus alarms staff and students

October 11, 2016

As students get back into the groove of the new school year, some struggle to retain old habits. According to some staff members, one habit that the student body can improve on as a whole is remembering...

Students gather around the quad while junior Miguel Encarnacion dances to the music.

Students fill the quad for Clubs Fair

September 26, 2016

Lunchtime is a time that many students look forward to every day. It serves as a break that interrupts a long day of classes and allows time for eating and socializing. In some cases, students look...

Junior Will Klieves takes interest in the poster regarding hat sales.

Carlmont dad hats make their debut

September 14, 2016

With one look around the Carlmont campus, it is clear that many students are proud to be Scots; the crowd of people in the hallway is almost all white and blue, and the Carlmont hymn can be sung at any...

Sophomores Talia Fine and Olivia Chow share their knowledge on an assignment.

[Photo] Sophomores take English for Media Arts Pathway by storm

August 30, 2016

Sophomores Talia Fine and Olivia Chow share their knowledge on an assignment.

A crowd watches a local dance group perform on Saturday afternoon.

San Carlos Hometown Days evokes mixed feelings

May 21, 2016

In San Carlos, it's that time of year again. On May 21, several crowds of people filled Burton Park and downtown San Carlos, as the annual Hometown Days returned. The morning began with the annual...

Junior Caroline Concilla cradles the ball and runs up the field.

Varsity girls lacrosse finishes season with a close game

May 4, 2016

Varsity girls lacrosse lost on May 3 to Notre Dame, San Jose in overtime. The score was 17-16. When the game started, the Notre Dame Regents were slightly stronger than the Scots, scoring two goals...

The Tigers shoot successfully on the Carlmont goal and score.

Varsity girls lacrosse fights to the finish

April 23, 2016

Varsity girls lacrosse lost to Lick-Wilmerding High School on April 22. A combination of minor technical errors and unlucky shots resulted in the 12-5 loss. The first face-off was won by the Tigers....

Junior Alejandro Aguirre swims his breaststroke event.

Swimming Scots lose to rival Bears

March 30, 2016

Carlmont's swim team competed and lost in a meet against Menlo-Atherton (M.A.) High School on March 29. The overall score was 415-293. The varsity boys won with a score of 98-72, while junior varsity...

Sophomore Jason del Cardayre (10) protects the ball from Los Altos.

Varsity lacrosse experiences last-minute loss

March 23, 2016

Boys varsity lacrosse lost 8-7 against the Los Altos Eagles on March 21. The Scots started out strong, scoring a goal within the first 13 seconds of the game. Junior Matt Reiley ran the ball up the...

A Carlmont student watches the famous video of Daniel in his white Vans.

Back at it again with Internet fads

March 5, 2016

"Damn, Daniel!" "Back at it again with the white Vans!" These internet references have recently been heard on a frequent basis on and off campus, echoed by student users of social media including...

The Alvarez keeper clutches the ball after sophomore Noah Sanchez makes an attempt on goal.

Varsity boys soccer endures disappointing CCS loss

February 25, 2016

Boys varsity soccer's season has officially ended after their first and last CCS game. On Feb. 24, the Scots lost their match in CCS to the Alvarez Eagles on home turf, ending the 2015-2016 season. The...

A Hillsdale player takes a free kick after a foul from a Carlmont player in the JV girls soccer game.

JV Scots shut out Hillsdale with a big win

February 5, 2016

JV girls soccer had a major victory against the Hillsdale Knights on Feb. 4 on home turf. Their solid defensive efforts and continuous speed ended with a score of 6-0, including a hat trick from freshman...

Freshman Tiffany Chung swims her breaststroke event.

Cardio workouts offer different benefits

February 1, 2016

Swimming and running are both vigorous forms of exercise. Runners and swimmers are both considered athletic, but how exactly do they measure up against each other? Many doctors agree on the fact that...

Sophomore Matthew Mathias (45) races down the field in effort to score a goal.

JV boys soccer follows game plan to a victory

January 22, 2016

Carlmont JV boys soccer was triumphant on home turf against South City on Jan. 20. Their continuously dedicated work ethic and aggressive offensive attitude led them to a 3-0 win. At the start of...

President Obama holds a moment of silence for a shooting similar to the ones this past week.

America shocked by consecutive mass shootings

December 2, 2015

There have been two shootings since Black Friday: one at a Planned Parenthood clinic, and one at a center for people with developmental disabilities. On Friday, three people were shot and nine were...

Genevieve Tep, director of Carlmont choirs, stands with the 15 chosen singers for this years California Coastal Honor Choir.

[Photo] Carlmont singers dominate Coastal Honor Choir

November 23, 2015

Genevieve Tep, director of Carlmont choirs, stands with the 15 chosen singers for this year's California Coastal Honor Choir.

People take a walk outside on a clear day at UC Berkeley

Berkeley students protest for diversity

November 11, 2015

On Nov. 9, middle school students from the Berkeley and Oakland area assembled on the campus of UC Berkeley to call attention to the small number of African-Americans and Latinos who are enrolled at...

A San Carlos citizen reads information about the details of Measure V on the city website.

San Carlos residents decide the fate of Black Mountain

October 28, 2015

On Nov. 3, the city of San Carlos will conclude an election that determines what will happen to the last undeveloped area of the city. Black Mountain, located in the center of San Carlos, is an open...

Hannah-Beth Jackson, the senator who brought about the California Fair Pay Act, poses in front of an ocean view.

Governor helps to eliminate gender wage gap

October 12, 2015

A groundbreaking decision was made for California on Oct. 6, one that leads the way to resolving a controversial issue that is pertinent across the nation. On Oct. 5, Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill...

The blood moon glows for some of its last few moments late Sunday night.

Blood moon amazes Peninsula crowds after initial setback

October 1, 2015

An astronomical phenomenon happened on Sunday night, an event so rare that it will not happen again until 2033. Millions of people worldwide looked up into the night sky to watch the lunar eclipse,...

Hawkins uses a cup of water to create an analogy of a persons confidence that lowers when he or she is not supported by his or her peers.

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October 1, 2015

Hawkins uses a cup of water to create an analogy of a person's confidence that lowers when he or she is not supported by his or her peers.

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