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JV baseball mercy rules Sacred Heart Prep

JV baseball mercy rules Sacred Heart Prep

Miles Ozorio, Scot Scoop Editor

May 3, 2019

The Carlmont JV baseball team handily defeated conference opponent Sacred Heart Prep in a five-inning bout on Wednesday, May 1. The Scots took care of business on a sunny afternoon at Carlmont, maintaining their status at the top of the league. The Scots entered the game tied for first place with Burli...

San Francisco’s cheesiest day of the year welcomes all

San Francisco’s cheesiest day of the year welcomes all

Shayna Yurovitsky, Staff Writer

May 1, 2019

Dozens of food trucks filled to the brim with the best, most unique grilled cheeses were brought to the city of San Francisco for this year's National Grilled Cheese Month. The two-day event brought a swarm of people to gather and indulge in the simple snack. On the warm and sunny days of April 13 and ...

Farm to Table: Youth raise livestock in the Bay Area

Farm to Table: Youth raise livestock in the Bay Area

Pablo Pinilla, Staff Writer

May 1, 2019

When people think about county fairs, they usually associate them with hot summer days, carnival rides and games, cotton candy, and livestock exhibitions. What most fair-goers don't realize is that for some young people, the county fair is more than just a day of summer fun. In fact, for members of local...

Opinion: Little Miss Flint is the future

Opinion: Little Miss Flint is the future

Nisha Marino, Highlander Editor-in-Chief

April 25, 2019

In 2016, Amariyanna "Mari" Copeny was eight years old. Two years into the Flint water crisis, Copeny wrote a letter to President Obama asking him to come to Flint to discuss the future of clean water. Now, Copeny runs a successful GoFundMe to distribute clean water to her city. I am six years older ...

Cherry Blossom Festival promotes Japanese culture

Cherry Blossom Festival promotes Japanese culture

Taisiia Yakovenko, Staff Writer

April 23, 2019

All across the globe, Harumi, a Cherry Blossom Festival, signals the beginning of spring and the end of winter colds. Harumi is a traditional Japanese holiday that is meant to represent the end of winter and showcase the beauty of the blossom. The cherry blossom is meant to be a reminder that all ...

The normality of gun violence

The normality of gun violence

April 20, 2019

Progress is made through trial and error. Without trial, there will be no progress. This can be applied to gun violence. America is divided over all aspects of guns, but most of all, they are divided on how to combat gun violence. There are so many solutions for gun violence, but by spending t...

Chess tournament brings competitive mindsets to Fox

Chess tournament brings competitive mindsets to Fox

Audrey Luey, Scot Scoop Editor

April 16, 2019

Advantage Chess sponsored their annual scholastic chess tournament at Fox Elementary School last weekend, where over 100 students participated. The chess tournaments serve as fundraisers for the Fox School PTA, as all staff members are volunteers. The club began with about 80 kids, but as chess grad...

Scots lacrosse suffers disappointing loss at Serra

Scots lacrosse suffers disappointing loss at Serra

Miles Ozorio, Scot Scoop Editor

April 14, 2019

The boys varsity lacrosse team was unable to catch up against the high-scoring Serra Padres in a non-conference game on Saturday, April 13. The match, which ended with a final score of 18-6, snapped Serra’s eight-game losing streak while simultaneously extending the Scots’ losing streak to seve...

The underestimated importance of vaccines

The underestimated importance of vaccines

Zachary Khouri, Scot Scoop Editor

April 9, 2019

Three-hundred and fourteen individual cases of measles were recorded between January and March of this year in 15 states of the U.S. Of the 157 cases recorded in Rockland, New York, 82% had not gotten a measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine. It’s been 2015 since the last person died of measles in the U.S., and another 12 years before that. Eighty-one flights traveling in the U.S. in the past year had at least one person on board with the disease. But why is this a problem? If one person in the vicinity is infected with measles, 90% of the individuals around them will also be infected. The disease was declared eliminated from the U.S. in 2000. And it’s not just measles. For the first time in 30 years, a child has contracted tetanus in Oregon. It took $800,000 to save him, but, according to most doctors, would have only taken a single shot to prevent it from happening at all. For epidemiologist Jennifer Pavon*, this rapid rise of illnesses is due to vaccine resistance, which she attributes to a lack of education on the subject.  “I think with any misinformation crisis, it really boils down to an educational crisis, where people aren’t educated enough to seek out fact-checked, correct information,” Pavon said. “People...

Editorial: Brandy Melville couldn’t care less about the average female

Editorial: Brandy Melville couldn’t care less about the average female

Editorial Staff, Site Editors

April 9, 2019

In an age where young girls and women are more vocal than ever, there's an area for them to speak up once again: the clothing industry. This is nothing new. Change is already in progress due to women urging companies to represent different types of women in their most real forms. Some brands have li...

Online art theft goes unregulated on Instagram

Online art theft goes unregulated on Instagram

CJ Ward

April 9, 2019

Imagine you just got home from a long day of school. You drop your backpack, lazily take off your shoes, and throw yourself onto your bed. You reach for your phone to see how your latest post is doing. It’s a drawing that took you countless hours and an unreal amount of effort to complete. But as y...

News Brief: Carlmont senior arrested for alleged child molestation

News Brief: Carlmont senior arrested for alleged child molestation

Anna Feng, Managing Editor

April 3, 2019

Tavi Benelli, a Carlmont senior and Belmont resident, is facing charges for possession of child pornography and molestation of a child after he allegedly touched and took inappropriate pictures of a 7-year-old girl. Benelli was working at the bounce house Pump It Up on 1303 Elmer St. on April 1, where...

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