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The student news site of Carlmont High School in Belmont, California.

Scot Scoop News

The student news site of Carlmont High School in Belmont, California.

Scot Scoop News

Cars pull out of Carlmonts jam-packed senior parking lot after the school day ends.
Driver's education and school arrive at an intersection
Sherry Liuli and Jazzlin Yee October 26, 2021

More than a quarter of all 18-year-olds in the U.S. have not received their driver’s license.  One may wonder, why is this true? When...

Homecoming nominee Isabelle Won said, Im going through with this because I think it will be fun. Here, Won tests the weight of a crown on her head in the days leading up to the homecoming game.
Homecoming nominees prepare for upcoming election
Olivia Long, Staff Writer — October 25, 2021

The Carlmont Homecoming Court nominees have an action-packed week leading up to the homecoming dance. The 2021 nominees for the Homecoming...

Paper allows students to access tutoring online 24/7 for anything from feedback on essays to help with math problems. “I really like how they are really fast, and it’s really easy to upload everything. Everything is very straightforward,” Haley Chen, a senior at Carlmont, said.
Paper's tutors provide students with inconsistent support
Karla Lee, Staff Writer — October 23, 2021

The tutoring website Paper has recently risen in popularity among students at Carlmont after frequent referrals by Carlmont staff members. ...

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English punctuation has to be taught extensively in schools. Reforming it would make teaching and learning it easier and more systematic, and well as easier to understand.
Opinion: English punctuation needs an update
Anita Beroza, Scot Scoop Editor — October 25, 2021

The English language is full of its quirks and idiosyncrasies. While our odd spelling and pronunciation get lots of attention, our punctuation...

Eating disorders can impact people from all age ranges to all genders, with body dysmorphia being one of the many common side effects.
Opinion: Stop the stereotypes about eating disorders
Isabelle Nunes, Highlander Editor-in-Chief — October 20, 2021

"Just eat." "You don't look like you have an eating disorder." "You're not sick enough." At least 9% of the global population suffers...

Reforming the public transportation system has potential benefit all. This can be possible with growth through increased funding.
Opinion: America's public transportation system still has hope
Kai Yoshida, Staff Writer — October 19, 2021

America used to be a world leader in public transit systems. Now, in a country ruled by cars, these systems have fallen from grace. In the...

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Peyton Ting takes a shot on the goal off of a foul.
Scots lose final battle against Vikings
Jessica Conley, Staff Writer — October 24, 2021

Carlmont’s boys varsity water polo ended the 2021 season, losing 12-9 against Mills High School. Two days prior, the Scots had beat Mills 13-8. The...

Freshman Kian Bhatt scores a goal against the Vikings.
Vikings pelt the Scots in rainy day loss
Rintaro Sato, Staff Writer — October 22, 2021

Amid the rainy conditions of Mills High School, Carlmont Scots boys JV water polo fell to the Mills Vikings 12-6 on Oct. 20 in a rough showing...

High school student-athletes face different challenges than other students when choosing a path to college.
Student-athletes face challenges in the college recruiting process
Yura Park and Avery Wong October 22, 2021

Competition is fierce for the thousands of high school athletes who have hopes of being scouted for college sports. Just under 8 million high...

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A ghost costume is easy to make and requires only fabric from a sheet or tablecloth and scissors. “Get old school spooky and patch your costume together from things you already have in the house,” said London-based charity Hubbub, as part of its Sew Spooky campaign.
Last-minute Halloween costumes to top your spookiest expectations
Hanna Kryhina, Staff Writer — October 26, 2021
Homecoming is approaching quickly! Guest passes are available if students want to invite their friends outside of Carlmont.
Poll: How excited are you for homecoming?
Rebecca Von Tersch, Staff Writer — October 25, 2021
The view of rain from inside a window.
Poll: How do you spend your time on rainy days?
Margot Graves, Staff Writer — October 22, 2021
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With the growing usage of social media platforms, being conscious of your digital footprint is important.
Editorial: Being conscious of your digital footprint is more important than ever
Editorial Staff October 19, 2021

Our digital footprints are becoming more important now than ever, and many people, especially adolescents, are refusing to heed the warnings. The...

The land in this photo is part of the traditional territory of the Ramaytush Ohlone people.
Editorial: Learn the history of the land you stand on
Editorial Staff, Editors — October 11, 2021

The land we stand on is stolen land. It was never ours to begin with. It was stolen from the Indigenous peoples that had lived on it for centuries...

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The student news site of Carlmont High School in Belmont, California.
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