College admission via Facebook
Apr03

College admission via Facebook

As college admission season beings to die down, graduating seniors’ egos are alive and well. March and April, the two months in which many colleges release their admission decisions, have the potential to be the best and worst of times for seniors. As colleges grow increasingly more competitive, the words “waitlisted” and “denied” are heard around campus. Notifying friends about which colleges a student...

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The new era of April Fools
Apr03

The new era of April Fools

“When I bit into that spicy Oreo, I knew it was an April Fool’s Day joke.” Sophomore Alex Singer, who bit into that cookie, never expected to be tricked by her mother. Dating back to 1562, All Fools’ Day became a tradition with an everlasting impact. This day was set aside for playing harmless pranks on neighbors and soon became universal. When Pope Gregory introduced the new calendar marking the new year on Jan. 1, some did not...

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Ping pong club: Serving up fun
Apr02

Ping pong club: Serving up fun

It is no secret that Carlmont’s Associated Student Body-run activities have a lot to offer. Between student versus teacher competitions, unique sports, and fun music, it is impossible to be bored at lunch. Ping pong club’s lunchtime games add to this busy atmosphere. Friendly and casual, mini-ping pong games are offered every wednesday. Tables are set out in front of the ASB room at the beginning of lunch, and a handful of students,...

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Eleven years an equestrian
Apr01

Eleven years an equestrian

“I started liking horses when I was 5 years old because my mom bought me a toy horse,” said senior Lauren Livengood. Some young equestrians began to take interest in their early childhood years. For Livengood, her passion sprouted at age 5 and took root at age 7. Livengood said, “I loved it right away.” Close and long time friend of Livengood, senior Lizzie Guilford said, “I remember her wearing shirts...

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ASB begins difficult task of prom planning
Apr01

ASB begins difficult task of prom planning

While Carlmont’s 2014 prom is more than three weeks away, ASB has already begun working hard on preparing for this traditional high school event. This year Carlmont’s prom, “Cirque de la Lune”, will be held on April 26. In order to host this large annual event, ASB is working hard on preparing the details and larger aspects of the prom. One of ASB’s most important tasks when planning for prom is picking a theme and a name for the...

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Nguyen’s childhood influences him now
Apr01

Nguyen’s childhood influences him now

Nguyen continues to smile despite facing difficult obstacles in his past. Hai Nguyen was born in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, and later spent time in a refugee camp. He moved to America in 1980 at the age of six with seven older siblings and without any knowledge of English. Although he faced many difficulties here, they were nothing compared to what he and his family had already survived. “Time in a refugee camp is sad. People live in...

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