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Block schedules can help students improve, but it comes with its downsides.

Block schedule is met with controversy

April 13, 2019

For the past few weeks, students at Carlmont High School have experienced annual standardized testing periods that are accompanied by a two-day weekly block schedule. Instead of...

According to, over 600,000 people have signed a petition to change snapchat back or they'll delete the app from their phones.

Snapchat update discourages consumers

February 27, 2018

Statistics show that 187 million people use Snapchat every day. But that number might have changed. On Thursday, Feb. 8, Snapchat came out with a new update, version,...

Students are free to utilize all of the equipment in the new weight room facility.

New weight room open during zero period

January 22, 2018

The Carlmont weight room first opened to all students during zero period on Jan. 10, the first day of the second semester. This change will give students complete access to...

Private Dylan Walsh and Staff Sergeant Stella Weishaar, both Marine Corps recruiters, visited the school campus to explain why students should consider joining the Marine Corps.

Military benefits students’ college life and onwards

March 6, 2017

In today’s highly competitive society, jobs and college acceptance letters are nearly impossible to come by. About 3.5 million students will graduate from high school within the...

Fu has pushed the boundaries of his comfort zone by trying new activities like robotics.

Journeying beyond one’s comfort zone

February 6, 2017

Students are often told that high school is a time for new experiences and a time to blossom, yet they find themselves unwilling to push the boundaries of their comfort zone and explo...

High school students struggle to balance sleep with breakfast, resulting in deprivation of energy needed to learn.

Benefits of the early bird

November 3, 2016

Everyone loves sleep. Everyone loves breakfast. However, for busy high school students, it is hard to have both. For many students, finding the balance between getting enough sleep and eating breakfast can be challenging. Even though students know that ...

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 doc...

The benefits of being connected

Sarah Klieves, Editor-in-Chief

March 21, 2013

Throughout life, everyone encounters risks. The risks of having a Facebook account are not exempt from this, however, the benefits of Facebook seem to outweigh the risks. Facebook and its multitude of benefits allows teens to stay in touch with people, coordinate events, and many other things too. The average teenager is usually busy with school and extracurricular activities that it is hard...

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