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Going holiday shopping in-store versus online

Going holiday shopping in-store versus online

Mariela Ramirez, Staff Writer

December 2, 2018


Filed under News

As the holiday season approaches, Americans scramble for efficient ways of getting gifts for friends and family.   There are many options for getting presents for loved ones, whether it’s shopping online or in-store. According to Forbes, 82 percent of shoppers expect to buy holiday gifts online, whi...

San Carlos holiday festivities light up the night

San Carlos holiday festivities light up the night

Audrey Boyce, Staff Writer

December 2, 2018


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The holidays have arrived, and many people have begun to hang up their lights in anticipation for Christmas. That includes the City of San Carlos. On Nov. 30, the City of San Carlos kicked off the holiday season with music, activities, food, and lights. The event was organized and funded by the San Car...

ScotSkim: at the top

ScotSkim: at the top

Mandy Hitchcock, Staff Writer

November 26, 2018


Filed under News, ScotSkim - quick news briefs

Email controversy erupts once again with Ivanka Trump’s use of a private account Hundreds of government business emails were sent out last year through a personal email account, unbeknownst to the public and Trump administration, by none other than the First Daughter. Since The Washington Post rep...

Society wishes you a costly Christmas

Society wishes you a costly Christmas

Camran Hitchcock, Staff Writer

November 26, 2018


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Christmas is a time for family and cheer, a time to be grateful and enjoy the presence of others. However, it's also the season to spend large amounts of money and time. Starting as early as November 1, people begin to plan their holiday by purchasing airline tickets, buying and gifting colorfully...

Food banks prepare for the holidays

Food banks prepare for the holidays

Taisiia Yakovenko, Staff Writer

November 25, 2018


Filed under News

Over 22,000 pounds of apples were sorted and boxed at the Second Harvest Food Bank as part of preparations for the upcoming holiday season on Nov. 14. Apples, along with other many foods, will be given away to families in need all over Bay Area. “We want ensure that [people] have access to ...

Hillsdale mall welcomes Christmas season

Hillsdale mall welcomes Christmas season

Evan Ajuria, Staff Writer

November 19, 2018


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Although it is still a couple of days before Thanksgiving, it is never too early for Christmas at the Hillsdale Shopping Center.  Santa Claus decided to come a little early for Christmas this year to start the holiday season. Hundreds of people came to see Santa Claus as he made his first appear...

Smoke on the water: Bay Area shelters from Camp Fire smoke

Smoke on the water: Bay Area shelters from Camp Fire smoke

Scot Scoop Staff

November 16, 2018


Filed under In-Depth, News, Top News

As of Nov. 15, the Bay Area has the worst air quality in the world. In this breaking news piece, we answer your most pressing questions about the smoke invading our communities, including Carlmont's response to canceling school and how you can help victims.

Belmont honors veterans at Twin Pines Park

Belmont honors veterans at Twin Pines Park

Rachel McCrea, Staff Writer

November 16, 2018


Filed under News, Top News

The late morning sun shines through the trees of Twin Pines Park in Belmont, dappling the stone of the Veteran’s Memorial. The haunting notes of a bagpipe quiver in the air. It is Nov. 12, 2018, and the community of Belmont is gathered to honor their military veterans. This was the second annual Veteran’s Day E...

ScotSkim: announcements

ScotSkim: announcements

Julia Rhodie

November 16, 2018


Filed under ScotSkim - quick news briefs

Questions arise surrounding leadership as the 'blue wave' crashes The ‘blue wave,’ crashed, as many predicted it would. But for American politics, another dramatic event on its horizon as members of the House of Representatives question who their future majority and minority leaders will be. Former...

ScotSkim: fire

ScotSkim: fire

Julia Rhodie, Staff Writer

November 15, 2018


Filed under ScotSkim - quick news briefs

California burns up from fires in north and south Infamous for its sunny days and sandy beaches, the Golden State is gaining a new meaning, as fire rages through both its northern and southern ends. With Camp Fire blazing in the north and the Woolsey Fire burning through the south, the entire state is crippled by tragedy and debilitating air quality. According to ...

Harvest Festival inspires creative spirit

Harvest Festival inspires creative spirit

Ailee Lim, Staff Writer

November 15, 2018


Filed under News

With technology becoming more prevalent in society, it can be hard to find traditional art that still resonates with people. The annual Harvest Festival celebrates small businesses and artists alike. The Harvest Festival was held from Nov. 9 to Nov.11 at the San Mateo County Events Center. The f...

Remembering the defeat of the Briggs Initiative

Remembering the defeat of the Briggs Initiative

Kimberly Mitchell, Staff Writer

November 13, 2018


Filed under News

On Tuesday night, the nation was yet again divided into red and blue in what many have called the most crucial midterm election of our lifetime. However, this November was not the first time midterm tensions were high. At least not for California. In 1978, California State Sen. John Briggs placed ...

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