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Belmont takes final steps towards affordable housing project

Belmont takes final steps towards affordable housing project

Alexander Derhacobian, Staff Writer

April 5, 2017


Filed under News, Top News

The Bay Area’s real estate bubble has led to a tremendous increase in housing costs and has affected countless residents. To help cure this crisis, the Belmont City Council has recently approved the construction of affordable housing units that have the potential of lowering housing costs for some...

Belmont City Council unanimously approves civil rights resolution

Belmont City Council unanimously approves civil rights resolution

Mona Murhamer, Staff Writer

April 4, 2017


Filed under News, Top News

The crowd buzzed with energy as the council members entered the room. For some, the regularly scheduled Belmont City Council meeting was just that– a regularly scheduled meeting. For others, the meeting was a step further in assuring a safe community where everyone is welcome. On Tuesday,...

Flu hits the Bay Area

Flu hits the Bay Area

Juliana Rinaldi, Staff Writer

March 8, 2017


Filed under Campus

Fourteen people in California have died from influenza this flu season according to the California Department of Public Health (CDPH). Influenza, the medical term for flu, season tends to begin around October and end as late as May, peaking between the months between December and February. "This...

Belmont celebrates Black History Month with an essay contest

Belmont celebrates Black History Month with an essay contest

Maya Benjamin, Staff Writer

February 20, 2017


Filed under News

February each year, America celebrates Black History Month. This year the City of Belmont and the Belmont Library are partnering to host an essay contest about the importance of Black History Month. According to the San Mateo County Libraries website, “Black History Month is a way to honor and recognize all that African Americans hav...

Father-daughter dance strengthens family bonds

Father-daughter dance strengthens family bonds

Jeffrey Miller, Staff Writer

February 12, 2017


Filed under News

In her pretty pink dress, she holds his arm as he guides her onto the dance floor of Belmont's annual Father-Daughter Sweetheart Dance. Belmont Parks and Recreation plans a sweetheart dance every year before Valentine’s Day for girls from ages three to 12. The Twin Pines Senior and Community Center hosts the ev...

Belmont hosts its first talent show

Belmont hosts its first talent show

Kaitlyn Gates, Staff Writer

February 4, 2017


Filed under News, Top News

On Friday, Feb. 3, the City of Belmont hosted its first citywide talent show put on by the newly formed Youth Advisory Committee (YAC). More than 100 people came to watch 25 acts that ranged from dancing to martial arts to music and even a live drawing session. All ages came to share their talents,...

Varsity volleyball struggles against Notre Dame

Varsity volleyball struggles against Notre Dame

Mackenzie O'Connell, Staff Writer

September 3, 2016


Filed under Sports

It was too late. The final whistle was blown, filling the ears of fans in the Carlmont Gym. Notre Dame's crowd stayed screaming, as the Scots' chants slowly faded away. Frustration filled the court on Sept. 1 as the Scots lost their first home game of the season against the Tigers. Though they fought...

Skaters say good-bye to Belmont Iceland

Skaters say good-bye to Belmont Iceland

Aria Frangos, Scot Scoop Editor

January 27, 2016


Filed under Campus, News, Top News

After almost 50 years of business, the peninsula will have to say good-bye to the ice skating rink at Belmont Iceland. East Bay Iceland, the company that owns Belmont Iceland, announced on Jan. 13 that the rink will be closed at the end of April. Iceland assistant manager Aaron Beecher said, ...

Hang up your skates and dreams: Belmont Iceland has reached its end

Hang up your skates and dreams: Belmont Iceland has reached its end

Celine Yang, Staff Writer

January 26, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Top News

Ice skaters of various ages, from tots to adults, are losing their home. Belmont Iceland has announced that it will be closing its doors by the end of April 2016, leaving many hearts shattered.  With the closure of Belmont Iceland, current skaters and coaches are not the only ones affected. It’s also the skater...

Give back and volunteer at Hand ‘n Hand with the Belmont Library

Give back and volunteer at Hand ‘n Hand with the Belmont Library

Ethan Wong, Staff Writer

April 27, 2015


Filed under Bios, Campus

The majority of the adults working at the Belmont library don't make a single penny there. These adults put in their own time to give back to the community, and Carlmont's Hand 'n Hand with the Belmont library club aims to help out at the Belmont library through their volunteer work. Founder...

Author Strickland visits Belmont Library to inspire readers

Author Strickland visits Belmont Library to inspire readers

Victor Li, Staff Writer

February 24, 2015


Filed under News, Top News

Engraved in the Temple of Apollo were these words: "know thyself." And that was exactly what 15-year-old Thaleia sought, in the novel, "Night of Pan" by Gail Strickland. Strickland held a workshop at the Belmont Library on Feb. 23, introducing her new novel, the first of the Oracle of Delphi trilogy. She...

Roads in Belmont are improving

Roads in Belmont are improving

Alex Lay, Staff Writer

November 7, 2013


Filed under News

The hills of Belmont are filled with narrow, curvy roads that can be difficult to navigate. However, many have been improved drastically in the past few years. The engineers of the Belmont community have made various changes to the roads, including repaving them or adding stop signs to prevent dangerou...

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