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Club commitments vary by student

Club commitments vary by student

Skylar Weiss, Staff Writer

November 8, 2017


Filed under Campus, Top News

Once the school day is about halfway through, Carlmont students get to take a 45-minute break from their classes. Lunch is a time for students to unwind. Whether that entails time for socializing, doing homework, or pursuing an extracurricular is up to the student. Some of the extracurriculars...

Student receives ‘out of this world’ experience through Biotechnology Institute connections

Student receives ‘out of this world’ experience through Biotechnology Institute connections

Connor Lin, Staff Writer

November 5, 2017


Filed under Campus

Although school may be tedious for some, other students are able to find opportunities beyond their classroom environments through school-wide organizations. Kristin Ma, a senior and member of Carlmont’s Biotechnology Institute (BTI), traveled to Renton, Wash. on Oct. 26 to attend a national confe...

Community mourns the loss of freshman student

Community mourns the loss of freshman student

Connor Lin, Staff Writer

October 3, 2017


Filed under Campus, Top News

A Sequoia High School freshman passed away in an apparent suicide on Sept. 26. The incident occurred at the Whipple Avenue railroad crossing in Redwood City, where a southbound Caltrain hit 14-year-old Holly Spalletta. Since the tragedy, Sequoia Union High School District (SUHSD) members, students, an...

Spirit Week brings vibrancy to campus

Spirit Week brings vibrancy to campus

Suzanna Floersch, Staff Writer

May 25, 2017


Filed under Campus

While dead week and finals approached, excitement filled the campus as students participated in Spirit Week from May 22 to 26. Monday was Scot's Day and College Day. Seniors wore their colleges' apparel which included hats, hoodies, and fun socks. Tuesday was Twin Day, and friends had fun coming to...

Student packs hurt their backs

Student packs hurt their backs

Ryan Franaszek, Staff Writer

April 4, 2017


Filed under Campus

Every day, between school work and extracurricular activities, Carlmont students lug their binders, notebooks, lunch, and other equipment all on their backs. The immense amount and weight of supplies that students bring may equate to their academic success at the cost of their physical health. According...

A clean campus promotes positive attitudes

A clean campus promotes positive attitudes

Ryan Franaszek, Staff Writer

March 19, 2017


Filed under Campus

Throwing away trash is not the top priority for every student. However, by eliminating the trash, students can make the campus look much cleaner and increase positivity throughout the community. “I am happier with a clean campus because there is no disgusting mold,” said Charles Hong, a sophomore. Unfortunately,...

Filmmaking and Animation Clubs reel in the action to merge

Filmmaking and Animation Clubs reel in the action to merge

Cath Lei, Staff Writer

March 1, 2017


Filed under Campus

The path to perfection for any live-action or animation film requires more than lights, camera, and action. This is a truth that filmmakers know all too well, but the finished product is always worth the effort. Animation Club meets Fridays at lunch in F10, while Filmmaking Club meets on the first...

Publicity Commission informs student body

Publicity Commission informs student body

Izzy Lunderman, Staff Writer

March 1, 2017


Filed under Campus

While roaming through Carlmont's hallways, students notice vibrant posters adorned on lockers and walls publicizing sports events and other activities. The posters depict hand-drawn images of events such as the upcoming UNO tournament in March, a Just Dance tournament in the quad, school sports games,...

Students elect new ASB officers

Students elect new ASB officers

Kathryn Stratz, Staff Writer

February 27, 2017


Filed under Campus, Top News

Carlmont’s halls were filled with campaign posters and encouraging signs that read, “vote for me,” during the weeks before Feb. 24. However, campaign season has officially come to an end. The election results for ASB president and class officer positions have been released. The ASB president for the...

Stop feeling guilty for being happy

Stop feeling guilty for being happy

Leea Ivanel, Staff Writer

February 27, 2017


Filed under Opinion

As I laid down with my friend on the field of our elementary school reminiscing about happier times, both of us couldn't help but feel a sense of anxiety. Not because we weren't having a great time feeling like kids again -- because we were -- but because we couldn't stop thinking about how we could...

Food for student thought

Food for student thought

Kylie Lin, Staff Writer

February 9, 2017


Filed under Features, Top News

When seeking to improve their grades, students seldom think about heading towards the fridge. However, numerous studies done by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Institutes of Health, and various universities have shown that teenagers’ eating habits strongly affect academic performance. Factors that promote this correlation i...

Carlmont student executes his vision to unite campus

Carlmont student executes his vision to unite campus

Jordan Greene, Staff Writer

February 2, 2017


Filed under Campus, Top News

Turning an idea into action takes a lot of work. No one knows this better than Naser Abdelrahman, Carlmont senior and vice president of the Muslim Fellowship Club, who began planning an interfaith week for the Carlmont campus in mid-November. Inspired by current events, Abdelrahman believed that this week...

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