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Quiz Club creates a friendly environment to spread knowledge

Quiz Club creates a friendly environment to spread knowledge

Alena Ruhstaller, Staff Writer

November 27, 2017


Filed under Campus

Quiz Club is one of the many clubs offered to students at Carlmont that allows students to gain knowledge through lighthearted competition. The club meets weekly during lunch on Fridays in D27 to engage in Jeopardy-like quiz bowls. "Our vice president reads a quiz packet and we divide the room...

Hope Brigade creates welcoming environment

Hope Brigade creates welcoming environment

Kaylee George, Staff Writer

May 12, 2017


Filed under Campus

Among Carlmont's many clubs that work to improve the lives of others is Hope Brigade, which is in its first year and has spent a majority of its focus donating to cancer patients and shelter animals. Club President and freshman Cindy Chen said, "So far, we have held a holiday toy drive for children...

California drought prompts Bay Area communities to take action

California drought prompts Bay Area communities to take action

Naveed Delrooz, Staff Writer

March 3, 2017


Filed under News

The shriveling grass and dying trees in California backyards as a result of ongoing drought in California has given environmental communities the urge to teach the public how to preserve water. On Wednesday, March 1 at the Millbrae Library, members of the Bay Area Stormwater Management Agencies Association...

Ocean Club harbors Carlmont’s ocean lovers

Ocean Club harbors Carlmont’s ocean lovers

Talia Fine, Staff Writer

March 2, 2017


Filed under Campus

The smell of salty sea air, a cool wind whooshing by, and the sound of crashing waves is the perfect setting for the members of Ocean Club, a group of Carlmont students devoted to loving and appreciating the ocean. Ocean Club is comprised of about 20 regular members, including the President and fou...

California’s water controversy exposed by new bill

California’s water controversy exposed by new bill

Leea Ivanel, Staff Writer

December 14, 2016


Filed under Opinion

It's no secret that California has a water problem, and new amendments hijacking a water bill have brought the issue to surface once more.

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Current generation driven out by housing prices

Current generation driven out by housing prices

Leea Ivanel, Staff Writer

October 18, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Whether you are a freshman or a senior, chances are you have already asked yourself the questions, “What will I do after high school? What will I do after college?” If we were to follow the "American Dream," the answer would be getting a job, buying a house, and eventually raising a family. ...

Why we should all be ‘tree huggers’

Why we should all be ‘tree huggers’

Leea Ivanel, Staff Writer

September 30, 2016


Filed under Opinion

The term "tree hugger" tends to hold a negative connotation today. Tree huggers are usually seen as bohemian-obsessed hippies who yell if someone uses more than one piece of paper and faint if you don't recycle a tissue box. However, the truth is that no matter what the stereotype is, we should...

North Dakota Natives protest for their land

North Dakota Natives protest for their land

Leea Ivanel, Staff Writer

August 31, 2016


Filed under Opinion

They have had almost everything taken from them, and yet people are asking for more. On Sept. 9, North Dakota will rule in favor for or against building an oil pipeline through the sacred lands of Native Americas. Energy Transfer Partners is an engineering company which runs a program called the...

California law banning plastic bags meets opposition

California law banning plastic bags meets opposition

Leea Ivanel, Staff Writer

May 20, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Plastic. Plastic everywhere. On the corner of every street, in every single trashcan, on the shelves of every store. Plastic is everywhere, so why do some people insist that we need more plastic? In 2016, the Californian state passed a new law in an attempt to help the environment: no store in...

Gowns for Girls benefits Carlmont community

Gowns for Girls benefits Carlmont community

Rachel Borshchenko, Staff Writer

May 11, 2016


Filed under Campus

A new and unique kind of drive is occurring at Carlmont during the month of May. Gowns for Girls is a drive which, unlike many other drives put on by ASB including the blood drive and the food drive, the donations actually benefit the Carlmont community specifically. Organized by ASB’s Do Somet...

Settling into a new environment

Settling into a new environment

Connie Yi, Staff Writer

January 21, 2015


Filed under Campus, Student Bios

"At first I was very devastated. I knew it would be tough, adjusting all over again," said Soraya Raji. Moving schools can be a difficult obstacle to overcome; freshman Soraya Raji moved schools since she was a young girl. "Starting from elementary school, I lived in Daily City, then we moved...

Former computer designer seeks fun classroom environment

Former computer designer seeks fun classroom environment

October 8, 2014


Filed under Campus

Scott Chan, a former computer designer, is now helping students with science. Chan is a new teacher at Carlmont. He taught physics at Junipero Serra High School in San Mateo for three years. At Carlmont, he teaches two periods of AS Physics and three periods of Engineering and Green Technology....

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