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San Carlos experiments with a downtown block party

San Carlos experiments with a downtown block party

Audrey Boyce, Staff Writer

September 13, 2019

Laughter rings through the air as the sun shines brightly overhead, celebrating one last hurrah as the summer comes to an end. On Sept. 8, the San Carlos community held its first-ever downtown block party, organized by the Chamber of Commerce. “Councilmember Adam Rak came to the chamber with the idea...

New Ralston traffic light causes congestion for commuters

New Ralston traffic light causes congestion for commuters

Rachel McCrea, Staff Writer

September 10, 2019

A new traffic signal on Ralston Avenue seeks to regulate traffic safely and efficiently. However, for many Carlmont students, it is more of a hindrance than a help in their daily commute to school.  According to several students who drive to school, traffic congestion has spiked on Ralston.  ...

Belmont celebrates Greek culture in annual festival

Belmont celebrates Greek culture in annual festival

Auva Soheili, Staff Writer

September 3, 2019

The annual Greek Festival invited the community to a three-day long event celebrating the rich Greek heritage through traditional music, dancing, food, and shops. From all over the world, families of Greek descent and other ethnic backgrounds attended the festival at the Greek Orthodox Church of th...

San Mateo County gears up for wildfire season

San Mateo County gears up for wildfire season

Audrey Boyce, Staff Writer

August 29, 2019

As September approaches and temperatures are well into the 90s, Californians prepare for the possibility of another deadly wildfire season. Local officials constantly watch the Wildland Urban Interface Zones in the county with high wildfire risk levels. Over the past few years, the rate of destructiv...

Summer brings hiking opportunities near the Stanford Dish

Summer brings hiking opportunities near the Stanford Dish

Leela Stuepfert, Staff Writer

June 4, 2019

As summer approaches, the continued maintenance of the Stanford Dish Trail encourages Bay Area residents to visit and enjoy the beautiful scenery. “The warm weather is perfect for hiking with friends,” said Maggie Daniels, a park visitor. Before the upkeep, the crackling pavement had create...

The Biggest Little Airshow is a hit

The Biggest Little Airshow is a hit

Audrey Luey, Scot Scoop Editor

June 4, 2019

The Hiller Aviation Museum’s annual Biggest Little Air Show drew in crowds of people with its multiple aircraft performances and interactive helicopter, drown, and quadrotor demonstrations. The Hiller Aviation Museum, located in San Carlos, embraces innovation and adventure by exploring different ...

Chick-fil-A sparks controversy with its new store

Chick-fil-A sparks controversy with its new store

Evan Ajuria, Staff Writer

June 4, 2019

Some people love it and some people despise it; regardless, Chick-fil-A is still coming to Redwood City. Chick-fil-A, an American fast-food chain based out of Georgia, has recently stirred plenty of controversy with their strict Christian beliefs and the hundreds of thousands of dollars they have donated to anti-LGBTQ movements. The closest Chick-fil-A is located past Mountain View, yet people will still make the drive to get the food. “Although its just chicken, sometimes I will drive up to 40 minutes to get some Chick-fil-A with my friends. I love their food, even though I hate their views,” said Josie Ceragioli, a sophomore.  Even on occasion, ASB will sell Chick-fil-A in the quad for students. Now that a new store will be opening 15 minutes from Carlmont, students have mixed opinions. “A lot of my friends love Chick-fil-A and will drive all the way to Sunnyvale to get their food which is absurd to me. I’ve never had Chick-fil-A So I can’t give an opinion on th...

Teens kick of their summer with the Buoyancy Teen Music & Art Festival

Teens kick of their summer with the Buoyancy Teen Music & Art Festival

Kimberly Mitchell, Staff Writer

June 3, 2019

From riding a unicorn to listening to their peers perform, teens from around the Bay came together to share the stage, showcase their art, and kick off their summer with the Buoyancy Teen Music & Art Festival. Buoyancy is a free festival made by teens for teens and features a variety of stude...

ScotSkim: shock

ScotSkim: shock

Maya Benjamin, Staff Writer

June 1, 2019

Robert Mueller resigns During a special news conference on May 29, Robert Mueller announced that he will be resigning as special counsel. After submitting a 448-page report with his team on their findings to Attorney General William Barr on March 22, Mueller says his work is done. “I’m speaking...

World record paper airplane folder excites museum goers about science

World record paper airplane folder excites museum goers about science

Pablo Pinilla, Staff Writer

May 30, 2019

On the rainy Sunday morning of May 26, 2019, about 60 young kids and their parents gathered at the Hiller Aviation Museum to learn about the science of flight and to build something that set a world record. Bay Area native John Collins, also known as Mr. Paper Airplane, entertained the eager audience with his presentation about paper air...

Facebook festivals promote Menlo Park community

Facebook festivals promote Menlo Park community

Shayna Yurovitsky, Staff Writer

May 28, 2019

Facebook’s first festival, the Cajun Carnival, took place on Saturday, May 18 as a charity event for all ages. Entering the Facebook parking lot revealed a mini-festival filled with carnival rides, food stands, and charity events open to the public. Facebook's goal is to improve the Menlo Park...

ScotSkim: danger

ScotSkim: danger

Maya Benjamin, Staff Writer

May 28, 2019

Woman found after missing for two weeks After spending 16 days lost in a forest in Hawaii, Amanda Eller has been found alive. The yoga instructor and avid hiker disappeared after going to Kahakapao Trail in East Maui's Makawao Forest Reserve on May 8, 2019. Eller's Toyota RAV4 was found in the forest parking lot along...

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