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Choirs end the year with ‘The Language of Song’

Choirs end the year with ‘The Language of Song’

Sophie Lynd, Staff Writer

May 16, 2017


Filed under Campus

Carlmont choir performed their final show of the year in 14 different languages. As the theme was "Language of Song," the Singing Scots opened the show with a Brazilian ceremonial song, “Estrela e Lua Nova.” The choirs spread out onstage and around the audience to bring the music to life. “...

Students view language classes as unnecessary

Students view language classes as unnecessary

Rachel Skrenta, Staff Writer

February 1, 2017


Filed under Features

It can take up to 2,200 hours to learn a foreign language. It takes much less time to forget it all. Many high school students study a language for the minimum college requirement instead of studying with the intent of becoming fluent in the language. These students are often discouraged from the ...

New proposition aims to accommodate language learners

New proposition aims to accommodate language learners

Rachel Borshchenko, Staff Writer

October 27, 2016


Filed under News

California voters have the opportunity to make a big decision regarding the education of thousands of students across the state. Proposition 58, which will be on the statewide ballot on Nov. 8, overturns a prior proposition which limited bilingual education programs, requiring a parent signature for...

Foreign language national exams stump students

Foreign language national exams stump students

Rachel Borshchenko, Staff Writer

March 24, 2016


Filed under Campus

Carlmont students were able to compete with other foreign language speakers during the month of March. Students in French III or higher took the National French Contest, and students in Spanish III Honors or higher took the National Spanish Exam. These tests are both contain four sections: rea...

Katya Burton loves to spread the joy of language

Katya Burton loves to spread the joy of language

Zoe Wildman

February 27, 2014


Filed under Staff Bios

“Learning a language is so much fun, and teaching it is really fun as well,” said Katya Burton, a French teacher at Carlmont High School, who is in her 21st year of teaching at the school. Although she studied French in high school, it was not until she reached college that she decided to study...

Mihal Nozik decodes the language of science

Mihal Nozik decodes the language of science

February 12, 2014


Filed under Staff Bios

Mihal Nozik is a multilingual chemistry and biology teacher at Carlmont High School. “I think that when I was growing up, in the back of my mind, I knew I wanted to be a teacher,” said Nozik. Nozik was born in the United States, however at a young age she moved to Israel, and then Belgium when she was 12, where she attended middle school and high school. After high scho...

Roberta Scott believes in the value of language

Roberta Scott believes in the value of language

Jessica Adair, Staff Writer/Columnist

October 21, 2013


Filed under Campus, Staff Bios, Top News

While most high school seniors are focused on college applications and prom, Roberta Scott, world language teacher, left the Bay Area to continue high school in a foreign country. Although the idea of living in a foreign country can appear frightening to some, Scott used her language skills to her...

A once forbidden language has become a part of our society

Reg Chatman Jr., Staff Writer and ScotCenter Editor

May 3, 2013


Filed under As seen in print

Swearing, which at one point was a forbidden thing, has become a common part of peoples lives.  Why has it become such a common occurrence for people to swear? In a poll of 133 Carlmont students, 111 people responded yes to a question asking if they partake in swearing. “People are starting to...

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