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Smarter Balanced tests are  computerized, a big adjustment for both students and teachers.

Carlmont practices with new standardized test

October 28, 2015

Scantrons and multiple choice is giving way to a new type of testing in the form of Smarter Balanced assessments. This year will be the first year Carlmont fully implements...

Sophomore Sophie Srivastava celebrates the Scots' final kill of the night

Varsity volleyball barely pulls through with a victory

October 21, 2015

The Lady Scots won a tight victory against the Half Moon Bay Cougars on Oct. 20 as the score bounced back and forth between Carlmont and the underestimated Cougars. The scoreboard...

Only a few students participated in the arm wrestling competiton

Arm wrestling competition not popular with students

May 19, 2015

With the end of the year approaching, students are starting to prepare for finals, and an arm wrestling competition. Like every year, students try to make sure that they can...

‘Pitch Perfect’ is back with a new beat

May 18, 2015

Summer is almost here, and with it comes upbeat music to party to. "Crazy Youngsters" from the "Pitch Perfect 2" soundtrack is that kind of song. "Pitch Perfect 2," which...

The grass near the quad at Carlmont has not been frequently watered because of the drought.

Israel shares its water-saving strategies with California

May 11, 2015

"Israel no longer has a water shortage," said Uri Shani, a Hebrew University professor and former director of the Israel Water Authority. Yet only six years ago, Israel was...

Junior Denis Yudin and senior Daniel Thompson played the parts of Romeo and Juliet respectively.

Shakespeare with a twist

May 5, 2015

“To be or not to be, that is the question.” This quote from the classic play “Hamlet” is normally very serious in context, as it originated in a scene in which Prince...

The final movie in Naruto's

‘The Last: Naruto the Movie’ ends with satisfaction and outrage

May 1, 2015

"The Last: Naruto the Movie" was a breathtaking way to end the popular "Naruto" series with the characters and story concluding in a final conflict. The "Naruto" franchise is...

Hand 'n Hand with the Belmont library's members.

Give back and volunteer at Hand ‘n Hand with the Belmont Library

April 27, 2015

The majority of the adults working at the Belmont library don't make a single penny there. These adults put in their own time to give back to the community, and Carlmont's...

“When someone begins exhibiting signs of survivor guilt, the best thing to do is have them seek professional help so that they can work through their trauma in a healthy way,” said Bustamante.

Living with the guilt

April 25, 2015

It’s around four in the morning as she lays awake staring mindlessly at the ceiling. Despite being engulfed in the warmth of her bed, she feels nothing except for the numbness...

Freedom to eat whatever you want comes with great responsibility.

Welcome to adulthood, proceed with caution

April 24, 2015

This past week I had my first overnight visit at a college and it was a shock to my system. Everyone always talks about what they think college is going to be like: staying up...

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