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School mascot & history teacher — Jarrod Harrison is both

School mascot & history teacher — Jarrod Harrison is both

Zoe Wildman, Highlander Editor

March 12, 2014

Jarrod Harrison is a charismatic teacher of AP United States History, United States History, International Relations/AP Comparative Government, and former supervisor for the yearbook at Carlmont High School. Harrison said, “A year after I graduated from graduate school, I took a year off and at Chri...

Cyriakos Nichols takes a zen approach to history

Cyriakos Nichols takes a zen approach to history

Zoe Wildman, Highlander Editor

January 29, 2014

Students may recognize Cyriakos Nichols by the green golf club he frequently swings around in E hall of Carlmont High School. He displays a similar quirkiness in his classroom where, according to history teacher Jayson Waller, he “combines historical knowledge with zen buddhism better than anyone I...

Western Civilization becomes AP European History

Western Civilization becomes AP European History

Sarah Schisla, Scot Scoop Editor-in-Chief

December 11, 2013

This year, sophomores in AP European History will have the option of taking the AP exam in May, something that was not offered to previous Western Civilization students. AP European History teacher Linda Garvey said, "AP European History was created with the idea of providing kids with an additional ...

The history behind Carlmont Cup

The history behind Carlmont Cup

Tian Chary, Staff writer

September 26, 2013

With Homecoming right around the corner, Carlmont Cup began on Sept. 23 to pump up the Scots' spirit and to continue its tradition. Students laughed and cheered as sports teams and clubs competed against one another to win the Carlmont Cup. Carlmont Cup is a tournament that is held in the quad at l...

Black History Month History

February 27, 2013

American history is composed of several different races, backgrounds, and cultures. One very important part of our history is the African American culture. For this reason, Black History Month is celebrated annually every February in the United States of America and Canada and every October in the...

History repeats itself: Virginia Tech shooting

History repeats itself: Virginia Tech shooting

December 9, 2011

Officer Deriek W. Crouse, age 39, was slain at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University on Thursday, December 8. According to police, the shooter was a 22 year old male, Ross Truett Ashley. Ashley was a near by part-time student at Radford University. The reasoning for why thi...

Today in History…

Today in History…

September 1, 2011

Even today, Sept. 2, 2011, history is in the making but ever wondered what happened on this very day 50 years ago? During the Prohibition, American and Canadian government officials met to stop the illegal import of alcohol on Sept. 2, 1925. In the Florida Keys a category 5 hurricane hit, killing over 400 peo...

History of April Fools’ Day uncovered

History of April Fools’ Day uncovered

March 31, 2011

Ah, April Fools' Day. The one day of the year when you can pull a practical joke on anyone and get away with it as long as you say "April Fools!" Unlike other whimsical holidays, the origin of April Fool's Day is not completely clear. While some say it is a celebration due to a turn of the seasons, others...

This Month in History: March

This Month in History: March

February 27, 2011

    [media-credit id=11 align="aligncenter" width="300"][/media-credit]  We experience different, crazy things happening in our world today that are bound to end up in future history textbooks. Here are some interesting things you may not have known before that have happened in ...

This Month in History: February

This Month in History: February

January 31, 2011

[media-credit id=11 align="aligncenter" width="295"][/media-credit] We experience different, crazy things happening in our world today that are bound to end up in future history textbooks. Here are some interesting things you may not have known before that have happened in our history in the month of February. Febr...

This month in history: January

This month in history: January

January 11, 2011

[media-credit id=11 align="aligncenter" width="300"][/media-credit]We experience different, crazy things happening in our world today that are bound to end up in future history textbooks. Here are some interesting things you may not have known before that have happened in our history in the month of January. ...

History of Thanksgiving

History of Thanksgiving

November 17, 2010

"I don't know very much [about Thanksgiving]. Just about the pilgrims and giving thanks," stated senior Hannah Lassman. Most of us know about the pilgrims and their feast, but how did it go from that day to now? It all started in the year 1621 when the Mayflower landed on Plymouth Rock in Autumn. Colonists...

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