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News Brief: Carlmont senior arrested for alleged child molestation

News Brief: Carlmont senior arrested for alleged child molestation

Anna Feng, Scot Scoop 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...

Drug use seeps into high school culture

Drug use seeps into high school culture

Leela Stuepfert, Staff Wrtiter

February 5, 2019

Millions of thoughts parade across your conscience. Your heart begins to pound. The slim black device sits on top of your homework. You hear it echoing your name. You reach for your addiction. As you inhale your escape, a cloud of stress exits your mouth. Substance abuse has unraveled into an epidem...

ScotSkim: convictions

ScotSkim: convictions

Julia Rhodie, Staff Writer

December 9, 2018

Charlottesville neo-Nazi convicted on all counts “Unite the Right"rioter James Alex Fields Jr., was convicted of first-degree murder in a Virginia court on Dec. 7 for plowing his car into, and killing, counter-protestor and civil rights advocate Heather Heyer on Aug. 12, 2017. Besides one coun...

ScotSkim: announcements

ScotSkim: announcements

Julia Rhodie, Staff Writer

November 16, 2018

Questions arise surrounding leadership as the 'blue wave' crashes The ‘blue wave,’ crashed, as many predicted it would. But for American politics, another dramatic event on its horizon as members of the House of Representatives question who their future majority and minority leaders will be. Former...

ScotSkim: fire

ScotSkim: fire

Julia Rhodie, Staff Writer

November 15, 2018

California burns up from fires in north and south Infamous for its sunny days and sandy beaches, the Golden State is gaining a new meaning, as fire rages through both its northern and southern ends. With Camp Fire blazing in the north and the Woolsey Fire burning through the south, the entire state is crippled by tragedy and debilitating air quality. According to ...

ScotSkim: remembering icons

ScotSkim: remembering icons

Emma Romanowsky, Staff Writer

September 4, 2018

John McCain’s funerals bring together Democrats and Republicans The memorial services honoring the late Senator John McCain brought together more than 2,000 people, Republicans and Democrats alike. In the front row, sat former presidents George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and Barack Obama, along with ...

ScotSkim: Mollie Tibbits

ScotSkim: Mollie Tibbits

Maya Benjamin, Staff Writer

August 29, 2018

On July 18, 20-year-old Mollie Tibbetts went missing after going for a jog in Brooklyn, Iowa. Tibbetts, a University of Iowa student, had been staying in Brooklyn with her boyfriend for the summer. After an extensive search that lasted over a month, her body was found on Aug. 21 in a cornfield. ...

San Carlos community debates new gun store

San Carlos community debates new gun store

Molly Donaldson, Staff Writer

November 13, 2017

The potential opening of a new gun store in San Carlos has become a point of controversy within the community. Turner’s Outdoorsman, a hunting and fishing chain store, was set to open in November of 2017 in eastern San Carlos. However, the opening of the store has been delayed due to concerned f...

Satirical shows strive only for entertainment

Satirical shows strive only for entertainment

Ashley Huang, Staff Writer

March 3, 2017

According to The Huffington Post, “Satire news is increasingly overtaking mainstream news as a source of voter information, especially for younger and left-leaning voters.” Satire, which is defined as the use of humor, irony, exaggeration, or ridicule to expose and criticize people's stupidit...

Confronting refugee crisis in the presidential debate

Confronting refugee crisis in the presidential debate

Justin Som, Staff Writer

October 12, 2016

In the second presidential debate, the topic of foreign and domestic terrorism has reemerged in the political scene as a disputed conflict. In light of the stark contrasts between the ideologies of this year’s candidates, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, the amount of undecided voters who have...

Viceland: A revolutionary reporting channel on the rise

Viceland: A revolutionary reporting channel on the rise

Leea Ivanel, Staff Writer

March 11, 2016

The same news over and over again. Politicians doing this, politicians doing that. The economy doing this, the economy doing that. The same materials are being regurgitated and sold to the people of this country as "breaking news." This no longer has to be the case, as a new reporting television...

Americans reconsider Syrian refugees in light of attacks

Americans reconsider Syrian refugees in light of attacks

Ivy Nguyen, Staff Writer

November 24, 2015

In the aftermath of terrorist attacks on Paris, France and Beirut, Lebanon in mid-November, the debate surrounding Syrian refugees has been loaded with demands for the United States to close U.S. borders to Syrian refugees. Donald Trump, a high-profile presidential candidate, has been vocal in connecting...

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