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Students use YouTube as a means of self-expression

Students use YouTube as a means of self-expression

Julia Rhodie, Staff Writer

May 28, 2019

A creative outlet is something many students seek as a way to express their feelings. Commonly, students do this by taking a dance class, piano lessons, or drawing. More young people have taken to a new platform for self-expression: YouTube. Included in this group are students, even here at school. ...

Student grievances challenge Carlmont’s online policies

Student grievances challenge Carlmont’s online policies

Annika Barsy, Staff Writer

May 24, 2019

It isn't uncommon for students using a school-issued device or the campus wifi to find many of their online sources blocked by the Sequoia Union High School District. There have been reports of "excessive" blocking of websites on school Chromebooks that in some cases hinder the user's ability to do...

Carlmont JV baseball mercy-ruled the Menlo Knights

Carlmont JV baseball mercy-ruled the Menlo Knights

Robyn Stein, Staff Writer

April 13, 2019

It was a sunny Friday afternoon for the Carlmont Scots JV baseball team and a not so sunny disposition for the Menlo High School Knights when mercy rule came into play, giving the Scots a victory of 11-1. They currently have an overall 7 wins 5 loses in the season, and they have 6 wins 2 loses in the...

School curriculum develops skills for tomorrow

School curriculum develops skills for tomorrow

Brianna Cheng, Scot Scoop Editor

April 9, 2019

Students hunched over their desk, frantically scribbling away at their notes. At the head of the classroom, the teacher drones on about a concept they barely understand or will use again after the test. The clock ticks slowly but surely, counting down the seconds before the students can leave this pri...

Kindness Week warms school environment

Kindness Week warms school environment

Maya Lip, Staff Writer

March 24, 2019

Students gathered in the quad to make bracelets for Kindness Week, a week-long event filled with small activities to promote goodwill and spread positivity. To kick off the week, colorful notes with kind messages flooded locker halls. On Tuesday and Wednesday, students huddled around a bracelet booth...

Champions League round of 16 brings soccer to school

Champions League round of 16 brings soccer to school

Miles Ozorio, Scot Scoop Editor

March 15, 2019

With the UEFA Champions League tournament inching further to its final on June 1 in Madrid, Spain, fans around the world are tuning into their screens to see how Europe’s most prestigious soccer tournament will play out. “You always get to see teams play against each other in their own league...

“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...

College is expensive, but it doesn’t have to be

College is expensive, but it doesn’t have to be

Ellyse Holland, Staff Writer

March 1, 2019

The price people pay for a degree is equal to the price of purchasing a small home in Sacramento, California. But there are ways to decrease the amounts people pay for your education. The amount of money that families spend on a college education is often more than they can afford. This requires ...

Teachers search for a balance in a school of struggles

Teachers search for a balance in a school of struggles

Camran Hitchcock, Staff Writer

January 28, 2019

Late nights. Early mornings. Slow commutes. Long hours. Scornful students. Teachers put up with this, and more, for half the average wage of a tech worker in Silicon Valley. This is the reality of being a teacher. Every day, teachers struggle with the consequences of their job. The salary of...

Screamin’ Scots meeting brings out school spirit

Screamin’ Scots meeting brings out school spirit

Kimberly Brodersen, Staff Writer

January 22, 2019

The recent Screamin' Scots meeting on Jan. 17 promoted school spirit amongst Carlmont students. The event took place during lunch and was originally planned to be on Jan. 16. However, the date was later changed. Screamin’ Scots is a student-run organization that cheers on Carlmont sports teams....

News Brief: Carlmont student found dead at Central Elementary

News Brief: Carlmont student found dead at Central Elementary

Alena Ruhstaller, Managing Editor

January 9, 2019

Mohammad Othman, a Carlmont senior and varsity football player, was found shot dead in a parking lot at Central Elementary School on the evening of Jan. 7, 2019. The Belmont police arrived at Central Elementary School around 11 p.m. Monday night after receiving a requested welfare check on the Carlmont...

Holiday Village brings spirit to the quad

Holiday Village brings spirit to the quad

Francesca D'Urzo, Staff Writer

December 17, 2018

As students enter the quad, sounds of holiday music welcome them, while scents of pine and freshly baked cookies fill the air. With the arrival of the holiday season and finals week, ASB aims to intertwine the two occasions into a spirit week called Holiday Village, where students can participate i...

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