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Carlmont’s Performing Arts Department presented an impressive rendition of Jane Austen’s famous love story, Pride and Prejudice.
Set in the 19th century in England, Pride and Prejudice is a story about the Bennet sisters who are encouraged by their mother to marry for financial support not out of love.
Henry Rothenberg, a sophomore said, “I was very impressed because I thought it was going to be a boring play because I thought it would be just another love story. But I was very impressed by the acting and how it came together.”
Serve or spike. Two simple things that can determine the outcome of a volleyball game.
Carlmont’s lunchtime volleyball tournament began on Tuesday, April 23.
The tournament has a total of ten competing teams including the Dinkleberg Squad, Supa Hot Fire, Ralston Rams, Non-Excludables, and Fried Rice. Each team can have a maximum of six players.
Lunchtime activities commissioner and sophomore Raine Kerhin said, “It is fun way for students to participate with their friends. Students that do not usually play volleyball get a chance to play.”
As children, we are always told to chase our dreams, but some of us are more determined for achievement than others.
Sophomore Connor Abernathy recently experienced his lifelong dream of flying his first solo flight, soaring out of the San Carlos Airport.
“As a kid, I loved watching planes fly in and out of San Francisco,” said Abernathy. “I decided that I wanted to do that too.”
Beginning with groundwork lessons at age 15, Abernathy studied concepts such as weather and aircraft mechanics.
“I started with all the groundwork material, and then I finally got to go into the air,” he said.
On April 11, Carlmont’s Treble Clef choir traveled to California State University, Stanislaus to perform in the 21st Annual Central Valley Choral Festival. Multiple choirs ranging in all levels of difficulty were in attendance and performed.
The festival began with a number of choirs performing in the morning. However, the members of Treble Clef did not arrive until the afternoon portion of the program when the CSU Stanislaus choirs were going to perform. Two of the university’s choirs performed: the Concert Chorale and Chamber Singers. The choirs sang a number of spirituals and classical pieces well known to the audiences including Ave Maria and Swing Low Sweet Chariot.
The main goal of the promising new CPR program that has been introduced to the freshmen at Carlmont is to make as many people comfortable with saving lives as possible.
“We want to get the kids to do it to the beat of the song Stayin’ Alive by the Bee Gees, because it’s 100 beats per minute,” said Dr. Karen Li.
If an individual stops breathing, his or her heart stops beating. He or she can survive between four and six minutes before experiencing brain damage as the result of a lack of oxygen. By artificially circulating oxygen to the brain, CPR gives people a chance to survive.
Many things affect the lives of students at Carlmont but some people unaware if the daily issues that burden others. To spread awareness on several of the issues, Carlmont’s Associated Student Body is celebrating Awareness Week.
The goal of the week is to make students more aware of the various issues.
Human Relations supervisor Bita Shahrvini said, ”We were brainstorming more stuff we could do with the Human Relations commission. We looked at different problems and issues in society and we decided to have a spirit week for it.”
The spirit days start Monday, April 18 and end on Friday, April 19.
With a love for theater and personal stories as an inspiration, Sarah Burry and Charlotte Lewis founded a non-profit organization, Act Out Against Cancer, which encourages local theaters and performing groups to get involved by donating show profits or selling bracelets to go to the cancer organization of their choice.
Lewis, director of Pride and Prejudice, said, “Instead of just sitting and doing nothing about it, we decided that we have do something about it. So why not use what we already had? Sarah and I are directing Price and Predjudice and one day. Sarah came over to my house and she looked at me and said, ‘Why don’t we start a non-profit?’”
For second semester seniors, the stress never seems to cease.
Some people assume that once college applications are submitted, the rest of the year is a breeze. However, this is not quite the case.
As rejection and acceptance letters arrive, the results tend to send some students over the edge.
“The stress has been unbelievable,” said senior Kayla Tabari. “There’s been ups and downs, and you never know what’s coming next.”
Not only can this time be an emotional roller coaster for Tabari and her peers, but the decision process can even cause feelings of anxiety for students who can’t seem to make up their minds.