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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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Viveka Kurup

Viveka Kurup, Staff Writer

Viveka Kurup is a junior at Carlmont High School and is currently a staff writer. She likes journalism because it focuses on writing about current topics that affect daily life rather than writing about something fictional. She plays golf for Carlmont as well as outside of school competitively. To check out her portfolio, click here.

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Simone Beilin poses with new friends while on her trip to Cambodia to help those without access to medical treatment.

OneWorld club strives to make a difference in impoverished countries

Viveka Kurup, Staff Writer September 6, 2019

In 2016, Poverty USA estimated that around 40.6 million people were living in poverty. Of those people, 18% were children. The newly-formed OneWorld club hopes to raise awareness surrounding this critical...

A student looks with dismay at her borderline grade.

Students with borderline grades stress as finals near

Viveka Kurup, Staff Writer May 21, 2019

With three weeks left until finals, many students find themselves scrambling to get their grades up. Certain students from Carlmont High School, such as those with borderline grades, find themselves...

Carlmont PAW Club strives to raise awareness on endangered animals with a poster activity.

Protecting Animals Worldwide Club raises awareness on endangered animals

Viveka Kurup, Staff Writer April 30, 2019

Carlmont's Protecting Animals Worldwide (PAW) Club educated students with an activity to help shine a light on the different endangered animals around the world. To celebrate Earth Day, the PAW Club...

Carolyn Wang and Emma Wang work hard to make scrunchies.

Homemade hair scrunchie business donates proceeds to charity

Viveka Kurup, Staff Writer April 1, 2019

The hair scrunchies that were once trendy in the '80s are now making a benevolent comeback. Carolyn Wang, a sophomore at Carlmont High School, and her sister Emma Wang, an eighth-grader at Tierra Linda...

Students of KASA take on the complicated Buchaechum dance during Heritage Fair.

Korean club reflects on Heritage Fair

Viveka Kurup, Staff Writer March 14, 2019

The Korean American Student Association (KASA) faced many struggles prior to their performance at Heritage Fair. KASA is a club at Carlmont High School that strives to spread Korean traditions and culture...

The Into the Woods cast performs on opening night.

Students take on challenging musical

Viveka Kurup, Staff Writer February 14, 2019

Musicals usually consist of catchy songs, costumes, dialogue, and dance sequences. However, Carlmont decided to take these components to the next level for this year's spring musical. Students at Carlmont...

 Eva Robertson, sophomore directs Liz Gurevich, sophomore, to the right bin to dispose of her trash.

Small changes can lead to a healthier Earth

Viveka Kurup, Staff Writer January 27, 2019

There are two types of people in this world. The first type is those who are aware of the waste disposal process and follow it. The second type is those who are confused about how the process works. Earth...

Girls Who Code Club start their first meeting of the semester with a TED talk.

Girls Who Code Club encourages girls to join

Viveka Kurup, Staff Writer January 24, 2019

When thinking of computer science or coding, it is usually thought of as a male-dominated field. This is because women currently hold only 24 percent of the jobs in computing, which leaves the remainder...

Alzheimers Club has their weekly run down on upcoming events during their meeting.

Alzheimer’s Club supports those affected by the disease

Viveka Kurup, Staff Writer December 5, 2018

Despite being a newly formed club, Alzheimer's Club strives to raise awareness about the disease in the short amount of time given since the club has formed. Alzheimer's is a certain kind of dementia...

Students sign a poster to show their support against anti-Semitism.

Students show solidarity against anti-Semitism

Viveka Kurup, Staff Writer November 14, 2018

In the wake of the Pittsburgh shooting, students at Carlmont High School decided to come together and stand up against prejudice. On Saturday, Oct. 27, 11 Jews were shot and killed in a Synagogue located...

Emily Kim, a sophomore, and  some of her friends talk and knit during lunch.

Students knit for a brighter future

Viveka Kurup, Staff Writer October 18, 2018

Through the Gosh Yarn It Club, students have the opportunity to relax and also to help the homeless of the Bay Area. Emily Kim, Sam Turtle, and Sabrina Jackson are the three sophomore founders of this...

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