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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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Sophia Awoyinka

Sophia Awoyinka, Staff Writer

Sophia Awoyinka is a sophomore at Carlmont High School and this is her first year in Media Arts. She looks forward to getting to know the Carlmont staff.

Twitter: @SophiaAwoyinka


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Summer school will combine in-person and digital learning methods this year. “Some students will be digital-only while others will attend in person a couple of times per school week,” said Dan Deasy, the principal of Carlmonts summer school program. 

Summer school adopts the hybrid learning model

Sophia Awoyinka, Staff Writer April 28, 2021

Summer school will operate under the hybrid structure to maintain COVID-safe education this summer.  Students may attend summer school to retake failed classes or earn the final credits needed for...

Several colleges have adopted a test-blind application process as SATs and ACTs have proven to be a poor measurement of intelligence. “There are so many different reasons why a student would not do as well as another student on a test that doesnt determine intelligence,” said Abby Kizner, a sophomore.

Students show mixed opinions regarding test-blind college admissions

Sophia Awoyinka, Staff Writer April 5, 2021

Hundreds of universities around the country have committed to becoming test blind or test-optional for 2021 and future admissions In other words, universities will focus less on the SAT or ACT scores...

The district is investing time and funds to ensure a safe return to in-person learning on April 5. “We long for the day when we can all be packed into a classroom and not wearing masks. But unfortunately, we probably arent going to see that type of learning until 2022, said Superintendent Crystal Leach.

Sequoia Union High School District prepares for in-person learning

Sophia Awoyinka, Staff Writer March 8, 2021

Interim Superintendent Crystal Leach hosted a Superintendent Office Hours on Thursday, February 25, in which she answered questions regarding Sequoia Union’s plans for reopening schools on April 5.  The...

A great deal of hard work is required to construct a successful business in the face of financial struggles and risks.

The reality of running a business

Sophia Awoyinka, Staff Writer March 5, 2021

Only half of small businesses survive their first five years. The struggles and risks associated with the task of running a business are often overlooked by those seeking independence, power, money,...

The ASB junior class officers will deliver each Valentines Day order consisting of a stuffed bear, candy, and a personalized note on Feb. 14. “It will definitely be a busy day for all of us, but none of us have dates anyway, said Jono Sison, the junior class president.

Valentine’s Bear Grams creatively promote student involvement

Sophia Awoyinka, Staff Writer February 8, 2021

As the ongoing pandemic continues to halt typical school activities, Carlmont's Associated Student Body (ASB) continues to generate new ways to maintain student involvement and school spirit.   This...

The Life and Literature club allows students to analyze literature through discussions with an objective to draw connections to modern-day society.

Life and Literature Club provides literary social outlet

Sophia Awoyinka, Staff Writer January 19, 2021

One of Carlmont's newest clubs, the Life and Literature Club, had their first meeting on Friday, Jan. 15, during lunch.  The club provides students with a chance to explore different works of literature...

Teachers adapt their teaching method in preparation for the next semester of distance learning.

Teachers prepare for the next semester of distance learning

Sophia Awoyinka, Staff Writer December 9, 2020

With the first semester of distance learning nearly complete, teachers are approaching the next one with new goals in mind.  Over the course of the first semester, teachers adapted and evolved their...

Students can take shortcuts with schoolwork more easily during distance learning.

Teachers regulate cheating virtually

Sophia Awoyinka, Staff Writer November 18, 2020

With the transition to digital learning, teachers have found new ways to regulate academic honesty and cheating in class.  Online learning makes it significantly easier for students to cheat. Students...

Students can add their pronouns next to their name on Zoom meetings.

Teachers ask for students’ gender pronouns to create a welcoming environment

Sophia Awoyinka, Staff Writer October 28, 2020

Gender pronouns have developed a prominent role in today’s society. By asking students for their preferred pronouns, teachers at Carlmont are cultivating a comfortable class environment while demonstrating...

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