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Women In Technology Club educates students about STEM careers

Women In Technology Club educates students about STEM careers

Nihal Karim, Staff Writer

October 18, 2017


Filed under Campus

The Women in Technology (WIT) Club is working to close the gender gap in STEM-related fields. The club provides information about possible internship and career opportunities that can get female students involved in STEM. “We want to make sure that women are confident enough to go to STEM-re...

One-day homecoming ticket sale draws students to the quad

One-day homecoming ticket sale draws students to the quad

Samantha Chu, Staff Writer

October 17, 2017


Filed under Campus

It seems like Black Friday has come early for students at Carlmont. ASB held a one-day homecoming ticket sale on Oct. 16, and students rushed to the quad to buy the discounted tickets. Homecoming has had social media in a frenzy for the past couple of weeks, and ASB continues to promote the home...

Music Council offers leadership opportunity to music students

Music Council offers leadership opportunity to music students

Alena Ruhstaller, Staff Writer

October 16, 2017


Filed under Campus

With the beginning of a new school year, the members of the Instrumental Music Council hope to hold fundraisers to benefit the music program and create a friendly community for all music students at Carlmont. The club meets weekly on Fridays at lunch in front of F20 to discuss new ideas and future...

Students gather for JEANC Media Day

Students gather for JEANC Media Day

Nisha Marino, Staff Writer

October 12, 2017


Filed under News

Dozens of students milled around the Palo Alto High School Media Arts Center, excitedly waiting for the JEANC NorCal Media Day to commence. The NorCal Media Day is an annual event run by JEANC where sessions throughout the day are led by teachers and students alike to help high schoolers improve t...

S.O.S creates support for students

S.O.S creates support for students

Maya Benjamin, Staff Writer

October 9, 2017


Filed under Campus

Tuesday is the exception to the norm for freshmen. Unlike all the other students at Carlmont, freshmen have a special event every Tuesday that takes place during their history class: presentations from the Students Offering Support group or S.O.S. S.O.S has been a long-standing program at Carlmont. Started by Shelley Busta...

Students are able to relax after AP testing

Students are able to relax after AP testing

Zachary Kuchlenz, Staff Writer

May 24, 2017


Filed under Campus

Students spend most of their time towards the end of the school studying for AP testing. Now that it is over, students are relieved that and are glad that the testing is over with. AP testing has stressed out many students and has changed their feelings on AP classes and on whether or not they wa...

Chess Club helps students learn strategy

Chess Club helps students learn strategy

Maxwell Jung, Staff Writer

May 22, 2017


Filed under Campus

Not everyone pictures chess when they want to play something fun, but chess can truly be a fun and engaging activity. The Carlmont Chess Club led by math teacher Michael Skrable is a relaxing environment to play one of history's favorite past time. It is friendly to all levels of players, and the...

Students cool off with inner tube water polo

Students cool off with inner tube water polo

Sophie Penn, Segment Producer

May 21, 2017


Filed under ScotCenter, ScotCenter: Campus

Sophie Penn reports on the student-organized inner tube water polo activity after school.

As the school year wraps up, students search for summer jobs

As the school year wraps up, students search for summer jobs

Denton Silfvast, Staff Writer

May 19, 2017


Filed under Campus

For most students, the end of the school year means 2 1/2 months of time off and relaxation; for some students, however, the work never stops. Students who work during the summer earn money for a wide variety of reasons, ranging from snacks, cars, or simply to save for the future. Their jobs incl...

Seniors prepare to take the Carlmont stage one last time

Seniors prepare to take the Carlmont stage one last time

Sarah Cheung, Staff Writer

May 17, 2017


Filed under Campus, Top News

Carlmont’s annual instrumental music spring concert series is just around the corner. The concert series includes performances from concert band and string orchestra on May 17,  the symphony band and symphony orchestra on May 18, and jazz ensembles and jazz combos on May 19. Tickets to see t...

Students react to the Scotlight

Students react to the Scotlight

Alyn Seymour, Staff Writer

May 11, 2017


Filed under Campus

On May 2, Carlmont released its very first magazine, the Scotlight. Once stacks were brought to classrooms, students were curious to take a look at the new addition. The buzz about the magazine was all throughout the halls, and some students loved the new addition to Carlmont journalism. "I...

Recognition boosts students’ confidence during AP testing

Recognition boosts students’ confidence during AP testing

Izzy Bruguera, Staff Writer

May 6, 2017


Filed under Campus

While the end of the school year seems right around the corner, finals and AP testing lurk closer and closer. Testing brings students inevitable stress and insecurity at the thought of not earning a good enough grade. Recognition commission of ASB is working to fight that insecurity. After each AP cl...

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