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Student Absenteeism bigger than you think

Dantony Lewis, Staff Writer

March 19, 2019

Missing one day of school may seem harmless, but it can have massive consequences. Chronic absenteeism: missing more than ten% of school days. “Missing one day of school is hard to recover from and sometimes can’t even be recovered,” said Carlmont High School sophomore Rohan Mantena. Studen...

“Sex Education” is an interesting take on the high school experience

“Sex Education” is an interesting take on the high school experience

Sean Vanderaa, Staff Writer

March 5, 2019

For a show that discusses the intricacies of sex alongside high school life, "Sex Education" does a surprisingly good job of tying the two together in a comical and well-written series. Considering its title, I wasn't expecting much from this show, making the assumption that it would have average...

Changing Lives Club strives to encourage education

Changing Lives Club strives to encourage education

Alison Kim, Staff Writer

November 25, 2018

Most students in privileged areas would not give a second thought about having an education, and some even take it for granted. For some children, this is not the case. Basic education aid has raised 13 percent between 2015 and 2016, according to the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cul...

School vouchers ignore the existing issues of public education

School vouchers ignore the existing issues of public education

Nina Heller, Staff Writer

April 30, 2018

In the U.S., every child has the right to a public education. Tuition isn’t paid in order to attend public schools, but schools are funded by taxpayers. What else is funded by taxpayers? Diverting public funding away from public schools in order to send lower-income students to private sch...

Educational experience determines political beliefs

Educational experience determines political beliefs

Emma Romanowsky, Staff Writer

February 13, 2018

The United States of America is rarely united. For much of America’s history, its political climate has been divided. And, according to Pew Research Center, the political gap in the United States is widening.   Environmental factors play a key role in shaping the beliefs that pull Americans ap...

PTSA holds parent education night for anxiety

PTSA holds parent education night for anxiety

Sarah Cheung, Scot Scoop Editor

November 11, 2017

Sarah Cheung reports on the parent education night about adolescents with anxiety.

Parent Education Night teaches anxiety management

Parent Education Night teaches anxiety management

Charlie McBrian, Staff Writer

November 11, 2017

Over 300 parents, students, and Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) members poured into the Carlmont Performing Arts Center on Thursday, Nov. 9 for Parent Education Night. Parent Education Night is a district-wide program meant to tell parents and students about a variety of issues students...

Stop feeling guilty for being happy

Stop feeling guilty for being happy

Leea Ivanel, Staff Writer

February 27, 2017

As I laid down with my friend on the field of our elementary school reminiscing about happier times, both of us couldn't help but feel a sense of anxiety. Not because we weren't having a great time feeling like kids again -- because we were -- but because we couldn't stop thinking about how we could...

Betsy DeVos’ appointment causes uncertainty among educators and students

Betsy DeVos’ appointment causes uncertainty among educators and students

Avery Adams, Staff Writer

February 12, 2017

Betsy DeVos is the ideal cabinet member for a president determined to appoint officials that aim to eradicate the agencies they run and determine the fate of policies and programs based on individual ideology. DeVos has lived a life completely sheltered from contact with public schools, and her co...

Studying abroad immerses students in new cultures

Studying abroad immerses students in new cultures

Sean Vanderaa, Staff Writer

February 8, 2017

For many high school students, the decision of where to go to college is hard, as there are many different options. One of the most difficult is whether or not to study abroad, in a culture and language different from your own. Studying abroad pulls the student away from their families, and they a...

Medina plans to pursue a college education a year early

Medina plans to pursue a college education a year early

Connie Yi, Staff Writer

February 19, 2015

While some students wait four years to get acceptance letters from colleges, there are some who get accepted a year early. Junior Rebecca Medina is one of the few students in Carlmont High School committed to graduating high school a year early. "I want to get out in the world more and experience...

Dried-up information: education of California’s drought is weak

Dried-up information: education of California’s drought is weak

Danielle Hamer, Scot Scoop In Depth Editor

November 17, 2014

“Rain, rain go away” is a thing of the past in California as the drought has worsened many areas of the state. However, awareness and understanding of the drought may not be increasing along with it. As San Carlos and surrounding San Mateo county cities impose water measures during California’s...

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