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San Carlos is working to turn utility boxes from eyesores to works of art

San Carlos is working to turn utility boxes from eyesores to works of art

Estella Lippi, ScotCenter Editor-in-Chief
October 5
Filed under ScotCenter, Top News

Estella Lippi reports on the utility boxes throughout San Carlos that are being transformed into works of art by local artists.

Save the Music unites the community through fundraising

Save the Music unites the community through fundraising

Izzy Mitchell, Staff Writer
October 3
Filed under Campus, Top News

From 11:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. on Oct. 2, Twin Pines Park of Belmont was full of life. Parents danced along to the live music, reliving their younger days. Meanwhile, children carried dozens of tickets, looking for the best way to spend them. Volunteers of all ages sported a purple shirt and aided...

Students plug their noses as the Carlmont campus expands

Students plug their noses as the Carlmont campus expands

Jill Albertson, Staff Writer
October 2
Filed under Campus, Top News

Sometimes progress smells sweet; sometimes it smells like manure. The pungent smell of decaying feces wafted throughout the halls of the Carlmont campus during the week of Sept. 26 as progress on the new S-wing buildings moved into the landscaping portion of the project. The ripe smell from the...

Pushing Trump out of the spotlight

Pushing Trump out of the spotlight

Editorial Staff
September 22
Filed under Opinion, Top News

We thought Americans would come through. We thought Americans would be smarter than this. In order to continue being a distinguished news site that offers its audience important local and national news, we must cover the 2016 presidential election to its full extent. This means ending our “Tru...

Kind Week spreads love and acceptance

Kind Week spreads love and acceptance

Connor Lin, Staff Writer
September 19
Filed under Campus, Top News

As students pass by one another throughout the school day, some keep their heads down, avoiding conversation at all costs. Other students offer friendly smiles and small talk. Although kindness can have long-lasting effects, it is not as common as Carlmont ASB hopes it will be someday. Kind Week, a ...

‘Ready Player One’ is a look into the future

‘Ready Player One’ is a look into the future

Talia Fine, Staff Writer
September 12
Filed under A&E, Opinion, Top News

In the sea of dystopian novels starring moody teenagers, “Ready Player One” by Ernest Cline bobs uniquely above the surface. Cline illustrates the near future through the eyes of average teenager Wade Watts, portraying a destitute world where citizens’ only salvation is an alternate reality accesse...

Varsity defeats Yerba Buena in their first win

Varsity defeats Yerba Buena in their first win

Izzy Mitchell, Staff Writer
September 11
Filed under Sports, Top News

For the first time this season, the Scots did not allow their opponents to take an early lead. Instead, Carlmont varsity started strong and kept that momentum for the whole game. Four minutes into the first quarter, Junior Demarii Blanks scored a touchdown followed by a two-point conversion. Blanks dominated...

Jamba Juice returns due to popular demand

Jamba Juice returns due to popular demand

Jill Albertson, Staff Writer
September 2
Filed under Campus, Top News

After its departure from the Carlmont Village Shopping Center in 2011, Jamba Juice made a triumphant return into the Belmont community on Aug. 29. Due to popular demand from the community, Jamba Juice is back in the position where Yoppi Yogurt once stood. This time, its management has high hopes...

Campus construction reaches big milestone

Campus construction reaches big milestone

Nate Godwin, Staff Writer
August 21
Filed under Campus, Top News

Over the sounds of a busy construction site, Carlmont administration held a commemorative ceremony as the new “S” wing project reached a significant milestone. On Friday, Aug. 20, 2016, board members, city officials, and Carlmont staff signed the final beam of the building's framework. The signe...

Celebration Assembly 2016 sends off students with a bang

Celebration Assembly 2016 sends off students with a bang

Izzy Mitchell, Estella Lippi, Anya Meredith, and Sophie Penn
May 31
Filed under Campus, Top News

Celebration Assembly brings back bedtime stories 1 ASB's Celebration Assembly art inspired by students' childhood stories 1 Scot Center takes a look at Spirit Week finale of 2016 1 Scot Center: Celebration Assembly is an improvement 1  ...

VocaliD starts showing results

VocaliD starts showing results

Hanalei Pham, Staff Writer
May 31
Filed under Campus, Top News

Over 10 million people don't have a voice of their own. These people rely on machines to generate voices for them, yet the voices that these machines provide generally sound the same. They are mechanical and robotic, and rarely unique to the person. With VocaliD, this is beginning to change. Foun...

Carlmont opens first gender-neutral bathrooms on campus

Carlmont opens first gender-neutral bathrooms on campus

Izzy Mitchell, Staff Writer
May 30
Filed under Campus, Top News

On Wednesday, May 26, the lower D hall bathrooms were transformed into “All-Gender Restrooms” with the combined efforts of Carlmont's Gender and Sexuality Alliance (GSA) and the administration. This change allows any person, regardless of gender, to use these bathrooms, enabling transgender people...

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