A fight against tardies
Apr09

A fight against tardies

Students are concerned about a new policy to combat tradies at school. As of April 4, Carlmont Parents will receive phone calls home not only when their student has cut class, but when they are marked tardy during attendance at the beginning of each period. Depending on the way a parent has set up their Infinite Campus portal they will receive both calls and emails when their student arrives late to class. Administration hopes this...

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Carlmont prom preparations
Apr09

Carlmont prom preparations

As the deadline for Carlmont’s annual prom approaches, Associated Student Body’s (ASB) Finance and Dance commissions are working hard to put on a dance everyone will remember. Prom is taking place on April 26 at the Regency Ball Room in San Francisco, Calif. Upperclassmen and their dates are invited. “Prom has always been one of the most important events that ASB puts on each year.  It’s important to make sure...

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Lucia’s passion inspires young minds
Apr08

Lucia’s passion inspires young minds

Passionate teachers are distinguished by their commitment to ensure that their students’ succeed. AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) and English teacher Stephen Lucia, clearly fits the description of someone who loves his job and cares for his students. “I love what I do because education is about making a difference. Whether it be helping someone prepare for the SATs or the college of their desires, it motivates me...

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Continuing to fight for equality
Apr08

Continuing to fight for equality

Carlmont’s well-known social activist will be moving on to larger-scale issues in college. Senior Kalila Kirk has always been passionate about the education and advocacy of equality. She’s currently the co-President of Carlmont’s Gay Straight Alliance, the Vice President of Feminist Club, and a clinic escort for Planned Parenthood Mar Monte. “I’ve always had a keen eye for injustice,” said Kirk. “That was brought to light in eighth...

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The mystery behind students quitting jobs
Apr08

The mystery behind students quitting jobs

There are many reasons why people work, the main one being to make money. However, there is more of a mystery behind why some people decide to quit their jobs. Work is time consuming for adults and teenagers. Adults work in order to make money to support themselves and their family. Adults usually quit their jobs for common reasons such as being offered a better job opportunity, or maybe even deciding they want to start their own...

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Top doubles player sidelined by tennis elbow
Apr08

Top doubles player sidelined by tennis elbow

Playing through injuries is not impossible. “I cannot serve like I used to or fully extend my arm quickly without it hurting, but through the exercises I can do a lot more,“ said Carlmont tennis player Ben Knoot. Knoot has been playing with tennis elbow since he was eight years old. Tennis elbow is the inflammation of the tendons of the elbow (epicondylitis) caused by overuse of the muscles of the forearm. Studies show that tennis...

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