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Anita Beroza

Anita Beroza

2020-2021

Anita Beroza is a Carlmont junior who loves to write about nationwide issues and happenings in the community. She currently covers COVID-19. Twitter: @hedonsnheathens

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San Mateo County loosens restrictions as COVID-19 conditions improve

Downtown Belmont may begin to see more activity as restrictions ease up.

Anita Beroza, Scot Scoop Editor
September 24, 2020
Filed under COVID-19, Top News

On Sept. 23, San Mateo County made important progress against COVID-19: the county's risk level decreased from widespread to substantial. “Great news for San Mateo County, we’ve moved into the red,” the City of San Mateo said in a tweet. On a statewide level, California has implemented ...

Editorial: Diversity isn’t what queer people should want

Queer coding villains is often used to create fear by playing off unconscious bias.

Editorial Staff, Editors
September 20, 2020
Filed under Editorials, Social Media

Villains can be some of the most memorable characters in the media that we consume. Done right, they can evoke a blend of fear, anger, and awe from an audience member. But too often, writers and producers rely on tropes that revolve around conditioned responses of disgust, rather than writing a full, co...

COVID-19 spread undetected for weeks in Bay Area

COVID-19 caused deaths in the U.S. before what was previously thought to be the first coronavirus death. Situations are even worse in some other countries, like France, where COVID-19 deaths occurred as early as late December.

Anita Beroza, Scot Scoop Editor
May 6, 2020
Filed under Scot Skim

French doctors report they had a novel coronavirus case in December, long before France’s first official case, according to the Wall Street Journal. This is the earliest known case of COVID-19 outside of China. The case happened weeks before it was even known to have spread to Europe. Furthermor...

Trump defunds the World Health Organization

The World Health Organization (WHO) is an international group belonging to the United Nations dedicated to promoting worldwide health.

Anita Beroza, Scot Scoop Editor
April 16, 2020
Filed under Scot Skim

President Donald Trump has cut U.S. fundings to the World Health Organization (WHO), according to the New York Times. In response to questions raised over the credibility of the WHO, Trump threatened to defund them over a week ago. Later, however, he eased up on this decision. “We’re going t...

Scotskim: To flatten the curve

The idea behind social distancing is flattening the curve of the outbreak. This means not reducing the number of people infected but rather the rate at which they become infected. This is critical to ensure the healthcare system is not overwhelmed.

Anita Beroza, Scot Scoop Editor
March 26, 2020
Filed under Scot Skim

COVID-19 cases almost doubled in just three days in San Mateo County, according to data from John Hopkins CSSE, and the death rate is now 3%, according to smchealth.org. With a state-wide shelter in place ordered on March 19, similar to the order made in San Mateo County on March 16, the rate of infection was supposed to decrease—and it did. But at the current rate, what California is doing might not be enough. Approximately 5% of all cases are severe enough to necessitate hospitalization, according to statnews.com. California hospitals have approximately 75,00...

Nine cases of COVID-19 in San Mateo County

Local doctors' offices encourage patients with any cold-like symptoms to wear masks.

Anita Beroza, Scot Scoop Editor
March 10, 2020
Filed under COVID-19, Scot Skim

San Mateo County has nine cases of COVID-19. There were only two last week. As of March 9, San Mateo County has four confirmed cases of COVID-19 and five presumptive positives, according to the San Mateo County Health Department.  A “presumptive positive” case means there is a substance present that is likely to be ...

Panic over coronavirus contributes to xenophobia

Panic over coronavirus contributes to xenophobia

Brianna Cheng, Scot Scoop Editor
February 18, 2020
Filed under COVID-19

A couple of days ago, I was studying with friends at their house. We were exhausted after trying to dissect a reading for the past hour, and I was ready to head home. Their mom came in to help me pack up. I offhandedly mentioned that one of my other friends, who is Asian, couldn't come to study with us because they were sick. The mom suddenly grabbed my arm and jokingly said, "I hope it's not the coronavirus!" She laughed, and I chuckled along awkwardly. She left the room and I was alone, still slightly shocked by the "joke...

Masked from Panic

Airmen assist one another in donning their personal protective equipment, while on-board an Air Force C-17 Globemaster III during transportation isolation system training at Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina. Engineered and implemented after the Ebola virus outbreak in 2014, the TIS is an enclosure the Department of Defense can use to safely transport patients with diseases like novel coronavirus.

Brianna Cheng, Kasey Liu, Anita Beroza, and Isabella Wesson
February 18, 2020
Filed under COVID-19, Social Media

A new strain of coronavirus (COVID-19) emerged from Wuhan, China, at the beginning of the new year. According to the CDC, the reported symptoms are varying, but common ones are fever, coughing, and shortness of breath. What makes this strain different from the last major coronavirus outbreak is the reports of transmission from non-symptomatic patients. Vaccines and antiviral drugs are being developed to combat this new strain of the virus, but they are unlikely to be ready for public use until mid-to-late 2020. The infection has spread from the epicenter in Wuhan to about 28 other regions, including the United States, South Korea, ...

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The Scot Scoop editorial staff strives to maintain reliable reporting while covering the hard-hitting topics that interest our community. Content on Scot Scoop is managed, reviewed, and maintained by the editorial staff using a variety of tools and methods to produce, edit, and publish content daily. Editorial...

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Junior States of America attend Spring State Convention

Students play Jeopardy at the regional caucus during JSA's NorCal Spring State Convention.

Brianna Cheng, Scot Scoop Editor
May 13, 2019
Filed under Campus

Carlmont's Junior States of America Club (JSA) attended the Northern California Spring State Convention, where club secretary Mira Wakefield was elected senator for the Golden Gate Region. The Spring State Convention was organized into time blocks, where participants could attend various debates ...

Junior State of America promotes open political dialogue

The Junior State of America Club teaches members to listen to others' points of view and discuss important issues.

Brianna Cheng, Scot Scoop Editor
March 25, 2019
Filed under Campus

According to the Pew Research Center, the divide between Democrats and Republicans on major issues grows wider. The Junior State of America (JSA) Club at Carlmont is trying to heal that divide by teaching the youth to understand their arguments and recognize each other's viewpoints. "JSA is tr...

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