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When a Tower Falls

When a Tower Falls

November 6, 2019

If you took an image of any of the 15 fires that have afflicted California in the last week, it would look like a snapshot from hell. Here in the Belmont-San Carlos area, the air pollutant PM 2.5 lingers in the air, a cautious reminder of the fires that burn not so far away from where we sit in our classrooms. The fine particle can cause both short-term symptoms, such as eye, throat, and lung irritation, as well as long-term symptoms, including bronchitis and exacerbated respiratory and cardiovascular issues.  According to the Sacramento Bee, wind speeds have reached highs of over 100 mph in Alpine Meadows and Pine Flat Road. Sonoma County is the most deeply affected by both the high winds and wildfires. High winds have prompted electric company PG&E to shut-off power in approximately 30 counties across the Bay Area in an attempt to prevent further wildfires. At one point, over 1.5 million Bay Area residents were left without power. The rapidly spreading Kincade Fire has spanned dozens of thousands of acres in a matter of days. At the height of its growth, 80,000 homes were at risk.  The fire is suspected to have originated from a malfunctionin...

Cultural minorities haunt during Halloween

Cultural minorities haunt during Halloween

November 3, 2019

Children are skipping down the street, dressed up as skeletons, witches, and ghosts. Bright smiles are disguised by their face paint; jack-o-lantern-shaped baskets are dangling in their h...

Fair Play

Fair Play

November 1, 2019

After more than a century, California’s legislature challenged the legacy of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) has instilled in the very fabric of collegiat...

Climate justice now, homework later

Climate justice now, homework later

October 21, 2019

“Climate justice, now!” chanted hordes of young protesters marching in the streets of San Francisco.  Thousands of people, from toddlers to senior citizens, kicked off the...

Save the Music 2019

Save the Music 2019

October 21, 2019

Not a single student at Carlmont knows a world without music class at school; it was simply a part of their elementary school careers. Fourth and fifth grade meant music class. However, eighteen years ago, this reali...

Multimedia of the month

Multimedia of the month

October 21, 2019

During the month of October, the staff writers of Scot Scoop News pushed the boundaries of presentation to create eye-catching coverage of events both within and outside of the...

Carlmont Choir Cabaret Night has everyone swaying along

Carlmont Choir Cabaret Night has everyone swaying along

October 18, 2019

Carlmont Choir Cabaret Night is a fundraising event for the annual choir trip. It allows students to show off their musical talents and creates a welcoming atmosphere for all involved. Photos...

Hidden support at Carlmont

Hidden support at Carlmont

October 17, 2019

Most students know her as the woman at the front desk helping with the bus schedule or locker difficulties. But to 18 Carlmont students, she is so much more.  Terri Plack ...

Hobby or sport?

Hobby or sport?

October 15, 2019

The world of sports is being revolutionized.  For the American sports fan, there is now the decision between watching a videogame tournament and a World Series game. For t...

Save the Music 2019

Save the Music 2019

October 8, 2019

Not a single student at Carlmont knows a world without music class at school; it was simply a part of their elementary school careers. Fourth and fifth grade meant music class. However, Eighteen years ago, this reali...

Climate justice now, homework later

Climate justice now, homework later

October 3, 2019

“Climate justice, now!” chanted hordes of young protesters marching in the streets of San Francisco.  Thousands of people, from toddlers to senior citizens, kicked off the...

Sam Stampleman dances into the hearts of the San Francisco Ballet

Sam Stampleman dances into the hearts of the San Francisco Ballet

September 23, 2019

The velvet curtains rustle as the dancers rush to rehearse their routines, perfect their appearance, and mentally prepare for the adrenaline of the stage. It’s the annual...

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