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The college craze: Dealing with acceptances and rejections

The college craze: Dealing with acceptances and rejections

Elena Mateus, ScotCenter Editor-in-Chief

March 14, 2016


Filed under ScotCenter

As college admission results begin to come out, many students are filled with joy and others with disappointment. Elena Mateus covers different perspectives on the highly talked about topic on Carlmont's campus.

Middle College provides a high school alternative

Middle College provides a high school alternative

Sophie Penn, Staff Writer

March 10, 2016


Filed under Features

Social media and entertainment continue to portray high school as four years of varsity jackets, school rallies, and cliques. However, Middle College provides a contrast to what has come to be seen as the stereotypical high school. Middle College is an alternative to high school for students who feel t...

High school relationships can stand the test of time

High school relationships can stand the test of time

Alexandra Stein, Staff Writer

February 11, 2016


Filed under Features

The year was 1977 when Jackie Perkins first laid eyes on Robbie Chang. While hanging around the courtyard of Ralston Middle School, on what was just another day, their eyes first met. Little did they know, they would be spending the rest of their lives together. Their romantic relationship, which began the...

College is hitting students harder, earlier

College is hitting students harder, earlier

Mona Murhamer, Staff Writer

February 3, 2016


Filed under Campus, Features, Top News

It’s three in the morning.  Sophomore Jade Sebti wakes with a start.  She rubs her bleary eyes to find her bed covered in chemistry notes and flashcards.   She panics, worrying about how much she has left to study and how she’s going to do on her test tomorrow. She’s not the only one....

Ten ways to pick the perfect college

Ten ways to pick the perfect college

Danielle Hamer, Staff Writer

April 3, 2015


Filed under Top News

For seniors, college decision time is just around the corner. Juniors are planning college visits during spring break. All around the world, high schoolers have college on the mind. Some may wonder how to pick the right school amidst tens of thousands of options. With many factors to consider,...

Focusing on yourself during the college admissions process

Focusing on yourself during the college admissions process

Arianna Bayangos, News Editor

March 16, 2015


Filed under Opinion

As college admissions decisions are being released throughout the month, along with that comes the same questions and conversations. It is inevitable of course; all the seniors who applied to four year universities have been waiting for a letter in the mail or an admissions decision on college portals...

Post-college applications: what happens next?

Post-college applications: what happens next?

Alyssa Espiritu, Staff Writer

March 16, 2015


Filed under Features, High school reflections

Stress, anxiety, tension, the fear of the unknown. All of these are emotions are stereotypically  associated with second semester seniors in relation to college admissions. However, those aren’t the only emotions a second semester senior can encounter. Through a series of interviews with the...

Medina plans to pursue a college education a year early

Medina plans to pursue a college education a year early

Connie Yi, Staff Writer

February 19, 2015


Filed under Bios, Campus, Student Bios

While some students wait four years to get acceptance letters from colleges, there are some who get accepted a year early. Junior Rebecca Medina is one of the few students in Carlmont High School committed to graduating high school a year early. "I want to get out in the world more and experience...

College requirements are more than what meets the eye

College requirements are more than what meets the eye

Holly Chen, Staff Writer

February 5, 2015


Filed under College Craze, Features

College is just around the corner for many students, and it is time to start preparing. Many high school students do not know what tests are required for them to pass, and what courses they should take. They base their applications on requirements printed by College Board. Yet does College Board actu...

Transitioning between high school and college life

Transitioning between high school and college life

Karen Gao, Staff Writer

February 5, 2015


Filed under College Craze, Features

Most students do not realize that rigorous academics are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to difficult experiences when they go to college. Students are often relieved and are not prepared for the kind of lifestyle that comes with college after getting accepted into their dream school. In...

College apps are in — what’s next?

College apps are in — what’s next?

Sonia Paulo, Staff Writer

February 5, 2015


Filed under College Craze, Features

Below is a narrative of a senior at Carlmont High School who prefers to remain anonymous because she doesn’t want to taint her image to the colleges that she is applying to. She will be referred to as Sally Smith. Applications have been submitted. Now, all that’s left is waiting for results. As...

College admission via Facebook

College admission via Facebook

Julia Kranzler, Staff Writer

April 3, 2014


Filed under Campus

As college admission season beings to die down, graduating seniors' egos are alive and well. March and April, the two months in which many colleges release their admission decisions, have the potential to be the best and worst of times for seniors. As colleges grow increasingly more competitive, the...

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