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Students prepare for the next round of fall sports

Students prepare for the next round of fall sports

Natalie Doud, Staff Writer

June 3, 2019

As the school year nears its end and all school sports are over, student-athletes get ready for next year’s season of fall sports. Athletes at Carlmont have chosen to prepare themselves in many ways, including going to Carlmont’s weight room, running the track at Carlmont, and exercising outside...

Therapy dogs help students de-stress before finals

Therapy dogs help students de-stress before finals

Auva Soheili, Staff Writer

May 28, 2019

Therapy dogs wag their way to the rescue in order to alleviate student stress leading up to finals before summer break. Last Thursday, May 23, two therapy dogs from the Peninsula Humane Society accompanied their owners to Carlmont for students to connect with them. With the added stress of finals pil...

Scot Scoop Explains: are we in a ‘constitutional crisis?’

Scot Scoop Explains: are we in a ‘constitutional crisis?’

Nina Heller, Staff Writer

May 26, 2019

Welcome to Scot Scoop Explains! Scot Scoop Explains is born out of the drive to inform the general public about the who, what, when, where, why, and how of political topics. Given that very little news is born the moment it comes across a wire, Scot Scoop Explains will also provide relevant context and ...

The ethics of animal testing

The ethics of animal testing

Zachary Khouri, Staff Writer

May 25, 2019

The question surrounding the ethics of animal testing has wracked the scientific and cosmetic communities. The debate stems from whether or not animals should be given more rights, similar to those given to humans, and whether prohibiting using them for testing are apart of these rights. Hundreds o...

Opinion: Warriors make NBA boring

Opinion: Warriors make NBA boring

Miles Ozorio, Staff Writer

May 24, 2019

With the Golden State Warriors completing their sweep of the Portland Trailblazers on Monday night, the NBA trophy is looking like it going to be coming back to the bay for the fourth time in five years. Exciting, right? Not really. The Warriors are fun to watch, don't get me wrong, and I have been raised since birth to love them as my team. But come on you guys, this is getting old. And they're going to win again. Even if Kevin Durant and DeMarcus Cousins do not make a return to the court, the 2015 version of the Warriors that we are seeing right now is the hottest team in the NBA. Stephen Curry is playing his best basketball without Durant to pass the ball to. In the Warriors' last 32 games without Durant, Steph has averaged nearly 30 points, 6.6 assists, and has shot the three at 42%.  Another man that seems to be on a tear right now is Draymond Green. Entering the finals, Green is coming off one of the best playoff series of his career. Green nearly averaged a triple-double against the Blazers, with 16.5 PPG, 11.8 RPG, and 8.8 APG. With the guaranteed return of Andre Iguodala (who missed game four against the Trailblazers due to a calf strain) to guard either Toronto's Kawhi Leonard or Milwaukee's Giannis Antetokounmpo, the r...

Belmont Library moves toward sustainability

Belmont Library moves toward sustainability

Nihal Karim, Staff Writer

May 24, 2019

Earth is dying. That is the conclusion that many people may draw just by viewing their Instagram stories, which urge them to protect the environment through donations, or that one like equals one more step in saving the planet. But is there a way that would help us get more involved? Every third Sunday of ...

Hometown Days brings San Carlos back to its roots, rain or shine

Hometown Days brings San Carlos back to its roots, rain or shine

Mariela Ramirez and Camran Hitchcock

May 20, 2019

With summer just around the corner, San Carlos residents come to enjoy a festival that embodies the spirit of the community. Hometown Days was first proposed by Mayor Pat Bennie in 1979 as a "family-oriented day" to "provide non-profit community clubs and organizations an opportunity to participate,...

Scots swim their way to success

Scots swim their way to success

Kimberly Mitchell, Staff Writer

May 19, 2019

The Championship Sweep Streak Before the announcer could even finish reporting the final results, the sound of the microphone was drowned out by the shrill screams of the Carlmont Scots. With a lead of 343 points, it was already clear that JV girls had won the PAL championships. As the cheers dimmed, the announcer tried again to finish, this time with a determination. “...

ASB’s publicity commission does more than just brighten up campus

ASB’s publicity commission does more than just brighten up campus

Maya Lip, Staff Writer

May 13, 2019

ASB’s publicity commission is unlike any other at Carlmont High School. Rather than planning and coordinating events as most commissions do, publicity manages to promote them to the entire student body. Many students are able to see the colorful posters plastered on various spots around campus. ...

Varsity baseball takes a win against Terra Nova for the seniors

Varsity baseball takes a win against Terra Nova for the seniors

Kathryn Stratz, Staff Writer

May 13, 2019

On Wednesday, May 8 the Carlmont varsity baseball team defeated the Terra Nova Tigers, also celebrating the Scots' 11 seniors. The season has seen the Scots bring in 9 league wins and four league losses, putting them at second place in league, just behind Menlo School. The win on Wednesday sec...

The rising fear over climate change

The rising fear over climate change

Zachary Khouri, Staff Writer

May 9, 2019

Four hundred and eleven million people across the world would be exposed to drought. Eighty million people to drowning. As much as 56 centimeters on average would the sea level rise; in some places, 50 feet. The chances of land being suitable for the transmission of deadly diseases, such as...

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