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Oakland ‘Ghost Ship’ fire shakes art community

Oakland ‘Ghost Ship’ fire shakes art community

Mona Murhamer, Staff Writer

December 7, 2016


Filed under News

The Ghost Ship has sunk. At least 36 were pronounced dead on Friday, Dec. 2 when an Oakland warehouse, named the "Ghost Ship" by residents and workers, went up in flames during an electronic dance party. According to CNN, the founder of the Ghost Ship, artist Derick Almena "received a citation in November ...

Community comes together to “Save the Music”

Community comes together to “Save the Music”

Sophie Penn, Segment Producer

October 4, 2016


Filed under ScotCenter

Sophie Penn reports on the annual Save the Music festival.

Benefits of community service go beyond school requirements

Benefits of community service go beyond school requirements

Lily Bakour, Staff Writer

May 1, 2016


Filed under Campus

The fight to get into colleges is the most competitive it has ever been. The perfect student will maintain above a 4.0, participate in multiple extracurriculars, and log hours of community service. Many private schools, such as St. Francis and Notre Dame require at least 50 to 80 hours of community...

Save the Music Festival brings the community together

Save the Music Festival brings the community together

Hannah Young, Staff Writer

October 9, 2015


Filed under Campus, Top News

Face-paint-covered children ran from one booth to the next. Community members of all ages volunteered in green t-shirts. Parents eagerly photographed their young musicians on stage. From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Oct. 5, music of dozens of genres could be heard resonating off of the trees of Twin Pines park. Save...

Interact works to aid the community

Interact works to aid the community

Evan Davies, Staff Writer

December 4, 2014


Filed under Campus

Sometimes community service related clubs are brushed off as just something to put on college applications, Interact seeks to overcome these stereotypes. Interact was founded to help students make a legitimate and noticeable contribution to their community. The club accomplishes this by organizing...

4-H member gives back to the community

4-H member gives back to the community

Alisa Takahashi, Staff Writer

October 22, 2014


Filed under Campus, Student Bios

Head, Heart, Hands, and Health. 4-H is a community of young people across America who are learning leadership, citizenship, and life skills that Sydney Cho has been a member of for more than four years. The main goals of 4-H are to develop initiative and assume responsibility, develop leadership...

Key Club strives to better the community

Key Club strives to better the community

Angelina Castillo, Staff Writer

September 5, 2014


Filed under Campus

Key Club is the largest international leadership organization for teenagers. With 5,000 clubs in 30 nations, Key Club groups like the Carlmont Key Club work to contribute to over 12 million hours of service each year. Senior Madison Norman said, "I joined freshman year, it's a good way to help out...

Community disservice

Community disservice

Julian Smith, Staff Writer

May 7, 2014


Filed under Campus

Today's society values all the right things for all the wrong reasons. Community service, although toward a good cause, doesn't necessarily entail good morals behind it. With college acceptance rates at an all time low, students are forced to stand out from one another. This new competition ignites...

Taylor Sexton makes a difference in the community

Taylor Sexton makes a difference in the community

Sarah Boro, Editor

April 1, 2014


Filed under Volunteering

Putting aside time for the community and the people around her is imperative to junior Taylor Sexton. Sexton said, “I think we have all been fed up in our lives and distracted by different activities such as sports, school work, and jobs, but I feel like it is our responsibility to make a difference in the c...

Caroline Ives, one who makes a difference in the community

Caroline Ives, one who makes a difference in the community

Sarah Boro, Editor

March 4, 2014


Filed under Campus, Volunteering

Many teenagers spend their time with friends, watching movies, at Tpumps, and out to dinner, however junior Caroline Ives does it all, but manages to save some of her time for the people and community around her. Not only does Ives volunteer outside of school at various non-profits, she also partici...

Interact sets an example for community service clubs

Interact sets an example for community service clubs

Gianna Schuster, Editor

February 27, 2014


Filed under Campus

Carlmont’s dedicated Interact Club members work long and hard to leave a positive influence throughout the community The Rotary Clubs of San Carlos and Belmont are compiled of countless helpers in our community that is welcome to all, providing a variety of opportunities for humanitarian service,...

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