Weekly Briefing

Ayesha Abbasi, Social Media Editor/Columnist

Campus News

  • On Monday, Sept. 22 2014 Carlmont hosted a welcome back to school assembly with the guest apperance of a motivational speaker by the name of Scott Backovich. He spoke to students about giving back and caring more about the Carlmont community.
  • Carlmont boys varsity water polo lost their first home game to Sequoia with a score of 10-9.

    Local News
  • Jordan Mann former Carlmont student went missing Friday, Sept. 26 2014 after sending a worrying text to his parents. He was then found the morning of the 27th by the San Mateo police.
  • California enacts the first state law to eliminate student suspension for minor misbehaviors. The new law entails that school do not have grounds for suspension on things such as talking back, failing to have school materials and dress code violations. This change was made in order to shift from having more harsh discipline policies to moving towards more positive policies to prevent children from dropping out.

    World News
  • South Carolina unarmed black male was shot 3 times by a cop without reasoning. The cop has lost his position as an officer, has been arrested, and is waiting to be tried. However, South Carolina has never charged a cop with a felony and found them guilty before.
  • A syrian group called Khorasan composed of former members of Osama Bin Laden’s inner circle pose more of a threat to America than Islamic State does, said U.S. officials.