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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Film Club members picture their futures
Apr06

Film Club members picture their futures

New clubs have been forming around Carlmont lately, ranging from Chipotle Club to Poker Club. Film Club is joining that list, created just one month after school began this year. Freshman Jason Jung, the club’s president, has been filmmaking since he was 12. He decided to take his experience and form a club involving something he’s passionate about, along with freshmen Hayden Clark and Sandor Quele. The club has already seen growing...

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Striving for her dream
Apr06

Striving for her dream

The passion for music is the motivation for junior Christina Galisatus to work hard in maintaining a high GPA and to participate in extracurriculars outside of school. Galisatus started playing the piano at the age of five and the French horn at the age of 10. “I like playing the French horn and the piano equally so right now I’m in the process of deciding which instrument to focus on for a major in college,” said Galisatus....

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Alex Chan lives to swim
Apr06

Alex Chan lives to swim

For sophomore Alex Chan, swimming is a way of life. Chan first made the boys varsity swim team in the 2013 season as the only freshman of the year. Now, he is heading into his season with Carlmont’s varsity team in the 2014 season, and his fourth year as a competitive swimmer. Chan said, “Swimming has been important to me for practically all my life.” Daily life for Chan is waking up for morning practice, going to school, going...

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A new kind of track star
Apr06

A new kind of track star

An aspiring fashion designer and enthusiastic track runner, junior Hiba Dahbour is a one-of-a-kind student at Carlmont. “Fashion and track are my life. I love shopping for clothes and shoes, and I also love throwing [shot-put and discus]. I see myself as a role model for the freshmen and sophomores. I always encourage them because it’s hard to be the newbie on a high school sports team,” said Dahbour. After joining...

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