The secret is out

The secret is out.

The secret is out.

Mia Hogan, Staff Writer

Theatrical production ‘Secrets’ is returning to Carlmont for parents, students and teachers on May 8.

The play promptly starts at after seventh period from 3:30 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. Students who ride the bus home will be able to take the 4:30 p.m. bus back to East Palo Alto.

The secret is out.
The secret is out.

Sophomore Abbey Holbrook said, “Having the play on a school day after seventh period makes it accessible to everyone, but does not force anyone to go to the production.”

Taking place in high school, ‘Secrets’ takes a deeper look into the relationship of Edie, an athlete with a bright future and Monica, who is self confident and intelligent.

Once Eddie is diagnosed with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), his life is drastically altered. The test results not only affect Eddie, but his family, friends, and a chain of people unknown to him.

‘Secrets’ is geared toward high school students.The theatrical production contains multiple elements plot twisters including drama, humor and music to educate the audience about HIV and sexually transmitted diseases.

Sophomore Alex Singer said, “This is a sensitive situation for many people, but also important topic that needs to be addressed. It is really comfortable having this information conveyed through a play and is definitely less awkward than a parent talking about the issue.”

‘Secrets’ is geared to convey many important topics young adults should be aware of. It focuses many ways to help prevent receiving a sexually transmitted disease (STD). ‘Secrets’ stress ideals such as effective ways to resist peer pressure and risks of being sexually active.

There are two types of sexually transmitted diseases and not all are curable. Bacterial STDs can be alleviated through antibiotics and treatments early one. However, Viral STDs can not be cure. Medication is available to only reduce some of the symptoms.

STDs are rarely brought into mind, however they are present all through the country and high school.

According to the Center for Disease and Control and Prevention’s website, “Nearly half of the 19 million new STDs each year are among young people aged 15-24 years.”