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Block schedule is met with controversy

Block schedule is met with controversy

Kevin Shimizu, Staff Writer

April 13, 2019


Filed under Campus

For the past few weeks, students at Carlmont High School have experienced annual standardized testing periods that are accompanied by a two-day weekly block schedule. Instead of the usual 50-minute classes, students must now endure class periods that last for 105 minutes. With longer periods, students...

Mini Madness ends in a senior victory

Mini Madness ends in a senior victory

Francesca D'Urzo, Staff Writer

March 27, 2019


Filed under Campus

With the month of March coming to end, ASB holds their annual Mini Madness basketball tournament in order to bring the spirit of March Madness to Carlmont and provide all students with an opportunity to get involved. This year, Mini Madness was held March 18–22 every day in the Stogner Gym durin...

Student Absenteeism bigger than you think

Dantony Lewis, Staff Writer

March 19, 2019


Filed under Academic, Features

Missing one day of school may seem harmless, but it can have massive consequences. Chronic absenteeism: missing more than ten% of school days. “Missing one day of school is hard to recover from and sometimes can’t even be recovered,” said Carlmont High School sophomore Rohan Mantena. Studen...

Living with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

Living with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

Pablo Pinilla, Staff Writer

January 30, 2019


Filed under Features

We’ve all had one of those days. You roll out of bed and head to school. Suddenly, you realize that you completely forgot to finish your math homework. You scramble to complete it before the class period starts. Later that day, you catch yourself staring out the window and spacing out. You shif...

News Brief: Carlmont student found dead at Central Elementary

News Brief: Carlmont student found dead at Central Elementary

Alena Ruhstaller, Staff Writer

January 9, 2019


Filed under News, Top News

Mohammad Othman, a Carlmont senior and varsity football player, was found shot dead in a parking lot at Central Elementary School on the evening of Jan. 7, 2019. The Belmont police arrived at Central Elementary School around 11 p.m. Monday night after receiving a requested welfare check on the Carlmont...

Student athletes need to ask themselves the hard questions with concussions

Student athletes need to ask themselves the hard questions with concussions

Zain Patel, Staff Writer

December 19, 2018


Filed under Features, Top News

The stage has been set. The shine of the floodlights drapes your surroundings as you and your teammates walk through the field. The smell of grilled burgers and hot dogs hit your face, and you feel all of your troubles fading away. Four years of hard work have come down to this. As the ball soars high...

District implements new system to monitor online student activity

District implements new system to monitor online student activity

Brianna Cheng, Staff Writer

November 6, 2018


Filed under Campus

Technology has become increasingly more significant in student lives over the past decade or so. As a result, Carlmont provides Chromebooks as well as Wi-Fi to students on campus. In order to ensure that students are using these resources safely and appropriately, Carlmont has implemented a new mon...

Student gymnast flips training hours into new opportunities

Student gymnast flips training hours into new opportunities

Mandy Hitchcock, Segment Producer

October 31, 2018


Filed under ScotCenter, ScotCenter: Campus

Carlmont student Ekaterina Mcleod, a junior, faces the pressures and expectations of not only high school, but gymnastics as well. Her seven hours plus of earning an education Monday through Friday is contested by the four hours Monday through Saturday at the gym. ...

Students ‘ride the tide’ of school spirit

Students ‘ride the tide’ of school spirit

Francesca D'Urzo, Staff Writer

October 29, 2018


Filed under Campus, Top News

As tropical decor lined the walls and a sense of Carlmont spirit filled the air, students packed the bleachers of the Terry Stogner gym on Oct. 25 for the annual homecoming assembly. From cheer to Drumline, all of Carlmont gathered together at the assembly to celebrate and embrace school spirit through...

Blood drive draws student interest

Blood drive draws student interest

Natalie Doud, Staff Writer

October 21, 2018


Filed under Campus

Instead of going to their classes on Thursday, 89 students signed up to give blood. ASB’s Do Something commission sets up two blood drives each school year, collecting around one pint of viable blood from each donor. The blood drive is a well-known event planned for months in advance by ASB member...

Carlmont’s administration works to combat stress and anxiety

Carlmont’s administration works to combat stress and anxiety

Brianna Cheng, Staff Writer

October 18, 2018


Filed under Campus

It is no secret that both stress and anxiety can take a toll on students, especially in high school. Principal Ralph Crame, as well as the rest of the administration, wants to work to combat these everyday obstacles. To do so, he formed a mental health collaboration team following the Western Association...

Evan Ajuria becomes the youngest to sell at the Art and Wine Festival

Evan Ajuria becomes the youngest to sell at the Art and Wine Festival

Leela Stuepfert, Staff Writer

October 13, 2018


Filed under News

At an art show, one wouldn't expect to find a teenager selling their artwork, but a sophomore from Carlmont has strived to break that stereotype. The annual Art and Wine Festival, held in San Carlos, assembled various individuals to sell their works of art. Evan Ajuria, a sophomore, was among them. ...

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