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A bleatin’ good story from a Claymation sheep

A bleatin’ good story from a Claymation sheep

Sophie Haddad, Multimedia Editor

August 23, 2015


Filed under A&E, Top News

A mobile home is on the loose. Adults look on, appalled. The perpetrators gasp with guilt. Teenagers capture the event on smartphones. Disregard the target audience of "Shaun the Sheep" (PG) for a moment, and consider the following. A tragic turn of events leads to living life as fugitives, forgo...

10 pieces of advice from Carlmont journalism seniors

10 pieces of advice from Carlmont journalism seniors

Danielle Hamer, Staff Writer

May 28, 2015


Filed under Campus, Top News

After four years, 720 days, two principals, and more than 30 football games and 10 dances worth of good times and memories at Carlmont , the students of the graduating class of 2015 are ready to embark on new journeys across the country that include college, gap years, and more. As the oldest students...

Immigrants forced to look in from the outside

Immigrants forced to look in from the outside

Sarah Schisla, Scot Scoop Editor

May 6, 2015


Filed under News, Top News

An 11-year-old boy, a U.S. citizen, wrongfully detained for over a month. A woman forcibly returned to her abusive husband’s control without her attorney's knowledge. The rampant spread of tuberculosis and pneumonia among small children. These horrors may sound like scenes from a movie or news ...

Tons of trash expelled from Bay Area beaches on Coastal Cleanup Day

Tons of trash expelled from Bay Area beaches on Coastal Cleanup Day

Victor Li, Staff Writer

April 27, 2015


Filed under News, Top News

On April 18, thousands of Save Our Shores volunteers came together for coastal cleanups across the Bay Area. "Keeping our waterways clear and free of debris is huge issue for the Bay Area community. Volunteering for Save Our Shores is among the many community services that I do," said sophomore Alex...

Large storm is far from a drought-buster

Large storm is far from a drought-buster

Victor Li, Staff Writer

February 9, 2015


Filed under News, Top News

While the snow-weary East Coast braces itself for a potentially historical blizzard, California along with the rest of the western border is drenched by a powerful storm that could be one of the largest in five years. "It's almost hard to believe given the long sunny days we've had, that California...

From teacher to mayor: helping is the key

From teacher to mayor: helping is the key

Danielle Hamer, Staff Writer

December 14, 2014


Filed under Campus

History teacher David Braunstein was sworn in as Belmont’s mayor last week at a City Council meeting. After years on the City Council serving as the Vice Mayor, Braunstein has big plans for his upcoming years of leadership. His will and passion to help his surrounding community is a major factor...

Civil Rights Movement advocate travels from history books to the Carlmont stage

Civil Rights Movement advocate travels from history books to the Carlmont stage

Kelly Song, Staff Writer

November 1, 2014


Filed under Features

She walked with her head held high up the broad steps of her school, surrounded by one thousand troops from the U.S. Army for protection, amidst screams of racist remarks and violent threats. It was her first exposure to racism, and she could feel the hatred pouring in from every direction. Minniejean...

Computer Science Club expands from humble beginnings

Computer Science Club expands from humble beginnings

Evan Davies, Staff Writer

November 1, 2014


Filed under Campus

Clubs are primarily intended to help students explore new ideas or offer extra academic support, some clubs however have to overcome obstacles to meet these goals. Computer Science club was first established to help teach computer and programming skills to Carlmont students. However this goal wasn't...

English teacher’s transition from Terra Nova to Carlmont

English teacher’s transition from Terra Nova to Carlmont

September 12, 2014


Filed under Activity Bios

English teacher Robert Colvig has experienced the advantages and disadvantages of transitioning to Carlmont after being hired a week after school started in the 2014-15 school year. After English teacher Sarah Clarke got hired as a teacher in Hawaii, Carlmont had to find a replacement to teach English...

Learning about the Civil Rights Movement from the Civil Rights Movement

Learning about the Civil Rights Movement from the Civil Rights Movement

Dominic Gialdini, Highlander Features Editor

September 9, 2014


Filed under Activity Bios

There is not a more direct and personal way of learning about history than experiencing it through the people who made it at the locations where it occurred. Carlmont students have the opportunity to do this very thing by participating in Sojourn to the Past, which takes students on a seven day journey...

‘Perfect Sisters’ was far from perfect

‘Perfect Sisters’ was far from perfect

Alex Wildman, Staff Writer

April 8, 2014


Filed under Campus

The new Canadian film “Perfect Sisters” brought a true story back to life. Child star Abigail Breslin, now 18, carried this cast as main character Sandra. Sandra, a high school senior, and her sister Beth (Georgie Henley), a high school junior, had to fend for themselves and their little brothe...

Transitioning from books to tablets

Transitioning from books to tablets

Tian Chary, Staff Writer

March 10, 2014


Filed under A&E

In recent years, different school administrations have been discussing the digital divide between the “haves" and “have nots.” Many new and state-of-the-art technologies are developed daily, and most of them are being directed at the younger generation. As technology has advanced, so has the gap t...

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