Scot Scoop News

School district monitors student browsing

School district monitors student browsing

Brian Olivares, Staff Writer

March 13, 2018


Filed under Features

The internet is not as private as some may think. There are ways in which the Carlmont staff can see everything that a student accesses on their Sequoia Union High School District email account. While some may think that this is an invasion of privacy, legally, the school is allowed to watch student...

International students make connections through ELL

International students make connections through ELL

Nihal Karim, Staff Writer

March 12, 2018


Filed under Features

For Rebecca Shentu, Manon Llorach, and Sarah Tocatlian, moving to a new country was just the beginning of a new journey. The transition from middle school to high school can be tough, but it is even harder for those who are transitioning from one country to another. Many international students at Carlmont m...

Sexual violence still goes unreported

Sexual violence still goes unreported

Sam Hanlon, Staff Writer

March 5, 2018


Filed under Features

Ninety-seven percent of sexual offenders walk free. Only 15 to 35 percent of sexual assaults are reported. Sexual assault can happen to men, women, or children. According to RAINN, an anti-sexual violence organization, 82 percent of juvenile victims are female. “The first time it happen...

Life skills positively influences students

Life skills positively influences students

Tyler Dartnell, Staff Writer

March 2, 2018


Filed under Features

High school parties often consist of underage drinking, drugs, and other dangerous activities that are potential problems for partygoers.  Life skills, a required high school course, educates students about the risks of drugs, social and school stress, and future decisions. Going through the cour...

Gender roles evaporate within the science classroom

Gender roles evaporate within the science classroom

Rachel Matatyaou, Staff Writer

March 1, 2018


Filed under Features

Seventy-six percent of students in Julie Paoli’s AP (Advanced Placement) biology course are girls. And that’s not normal. The percentage of women’s involvement in the scientific workforce is much lower. A list of the 200 highest paying jobs in California, found on USA Wage, shows that 17 ...

Students struggle for a work-life balance

Students struggle for a work-life balance

Alexander English, Staff Writer

February 28, 2018


Filed under Features

A student ends the school day and rushes to work.  He leaves work 4 hours later and rushes home, beginning his homework. At 2 a.m., he finally finishes his day. As stress begins to overwhelm him, his grades slip. This is the reality for countless high school students around the country, but many...

College brand names define lives of graduates

College brand names define lives of graduates

Maya O'Sullivan, Staff Writer

February 28, 2018


Filed under Features

Harvard. Princeton. Stanford. Yale. Every day, students around the world push themselves to their physical and emotional limits in order to get accepted into these prestigious universities. This exertion is often due to the opportunities and resources that a college graduate gains after th...

College graduates struggle to find affordable Bay Area housing

College graduates struggle to find affordable Bay Area housing

Molly Donaldson, Staff Writer

February 26, 2018


Filed under Features

The San Francisco Bay Area was born during the California Gold Rush when people from all over the world came to seek their fortunes. Nowadays, many are drawn to the Bay Area in the hopes of striking it rich in Silicon Valley.   But prospecting seems comparatively easy in contrast to the chal...

Japanese incarceration leaves its mark on modern society

Japanese incarceration leaves its mark on modern society

Gabby Tirsell, Staff writer

February 17, 2018


Filed under Features

Over 100,000 Americans were imprisoned in a matter of two weeks. Yet, this event still goes unnoticed by many. Feb. 19, 1942, two months after Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, initiating the internment of all Japanese American citizen...

AP classes spark passions and stress

AP classes spark passions and stress

Anna Feng, Staff Writer

February 15, 2018


Filed under Features

“I didn’t sleep last night because I had to finish my outline.” This is a sentiment felt by many advanced placement (AP) European history (APEH) students. For many of the students, APEH is their first AP class, and many of them are unaccustomed to the class workload. American culture has a...

Students only dream of getting enough sleep

Students only dream of getting enough sleep

Taya Yakovenko, Staff Writer

February 15, 2018


Filed under Features

All students have been there— the fight with morning sleepiness, which they will inevitably lose. Every night, a person needs to spend at least 8 hours laying in a bed unconsciously. It may seem like a waste of time at first, but sleep turns out to be one of the most important functions that th...

Educational experience determines political beliefs

Educational experience determines political beliefs

Emma Romanowsky, Staff Writer

February 13, 2018


Filed under Features

The United States of America is rarely united. For much of America’s history, its political climate has been divided. And, according to Pew Research Center, the political gap in the United States is widening.   Environmental factors play a key role in shaping the beliefs that pull Americans ap...

The student news site of Carlmont High School in Belmont, California.
Features