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How to Survive High School Day Seven: Find your passion

How to Survive High School Day Seven: Find your passion

September 3, 2013

Passion. Seven letters. Two syllables. One question. What is my passion? When I asked myself this question last year, I struggled to answer it. At first, I thought the...

Team 100 - Carlmont's, Woodside's, and Sequoia's 2012-13 robotics team

How to Survive High School Day Six: Satisfy your interest through clubs

September 2, 2013

Two days before middle school graduation, the robotics team for Carlmont, Woodside, and Sequoia visited Tierra Linda and gave us eighth graders a presentation on why we should jo...

How to Survive High School Day Five: Don't choose your activities only based on your friends

How to Survive High School Day Five: Don’t choose your activities only based on your friends

August 29, 2013

At Carlmont, there are many options for extracurricular activities such as clubs centering around a particular interest and different sports. As you choose your activities to join...

How to Survive High School Day Four: Check out the student store

August 28, 2013

I would not consider myself to be a cafeteria food person. I am not trying to say cafeteria food is bad, or even that it is not good. But I bring my own lunch to school each day, and the only things I want to buy at school are more supplemental, rather than a full meal. That is where the student store comes in. As a freshman, it barely registered to me that the student store existed. I had heard...

How to Survive High School Day Three: Talk to teachers

How to Survive High School Day Three: Talk to teachers

August 27, 2013

No, your teachers don’t bite. And no, those questions won’t answer themselves. In fact, if you want to succeed at high school, it’s crucial that you are able to communicate...

Some of the top colleges in the country are going to be attended by Carlmont seniors

How to Survive High School Day Two: Never be too sure

August 26, 2013

If you’re thinking that you are studying hard for a test, think again because you aren't. Studying for middle school is different than studying for high school. In middle sc...

How to Survive High School Day One: Don’t sweat it

August 25, 2013

I remember my first day of freshman year vividly. My first class was World Studies and if I were to mash all my feelings into one thought, I was terrified. My hands were shaking and I was going through my list of materials repetitively, wondering if I had forgotten anything. My thoughts consisted of, "How much homework am I going to have tonight?" "When is our first test?" "Is this one of those...

Warriors out of playoffs, hopes high for next season

May 19, 2013

This season, the Golden State Warriors had many obstacles to overcome, yet they still managed to earn a playoff berth for only the second time in 19 years. Coming as the underdogs, Stephen Curry's pressure shooting led the ...

Is high school an accepting place?

April 2, 2013

You come to school on the first day as the new kid with no friends. As you look around, you see different groups of people. Many questions race through your mind as you walk down the crowded hallway of her high school: Will I fit in here? Will I be accepted for who I truly am? High school is the time in most people’s lives when they are discovering their passions and interests. People form opinions,...

Downfall of East Palo Alto high school to blame

April 2, 2013

Many of the students that currently attend Carlmont commute from East Palo Alto due to the closure of Ravenswood. In 1976, Ravenswood High School in East Palo Alto was closed after being open for a mere 18 years and provided the students the opportunity to go to surrounding schools. Ravenswood High School was opened in 1958 and was part of the Sequoia Union High School District, but when it closed...

The front cover of 'Nevermore.'

‘Nevermore’ delivers high stakes and intense combat

February 20, 2013

Like so many good things, even the beloved "Maximum Ride" series must come to an end. "Nevermore," the eighth novel of the "Maximum Ride" series by James Patterson, concludes the...

'Lincoln' not for high school students

‘Lincoln’ not for high school students

December 9, 2012

The movie Lincoln has several good aspects, such as great actors and directors, but it is just too boring for the average high school student. With the target audience being ad...

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