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Elise Hsu

Elise Hsu

2019-2020, 2020-2021

Elise Hsu is a junior at Carlmont High School. She edits for Scot Scoop, Redefy, and We Are Human, where she serves as Editor-in-Chief. She spends her free time playing badminton and drawing. To check out her portfolio, click here. Twitter: @the_mother_duck

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Editorial: Artists cannot be separated from their work

When an artist creates art, they use their personal views to influence it; this makes it so no one can separate them from their art.

Editorial Staff, Editors
October 5, 2020
Filed under Editorials, Opinion, Social Media

It can be frustrating to learn that an influential person in society has become a bad example for others to follow. However, as people are discovering that some of their role models have said or done inexcusable things in the past, the question remains: If the person’s past actions have been deemed u...

Opinion: Leave journalists alone

Across the country, covering protests is a dangerous task for journalists. Each dot on this map represents a journalist who was arrested or attacked at a protest between May 26 and June 4.

Elise Hsu, Staff Writer
June 6, 2020
Filed under Opinion, Top News

Omar Jimenez, a CNN correspondent, was arrested on May 29 in Minneapolis. On the same day, a rubber bullet struck photographer Linda Tirado in the face, leaving her permanently blind in one eye. On May 30, Barbara Davidson, another photographer, tripped and hit her head on a fire hydrant af...

Students don’t give a pass to online exams

A student takes the practice Advanced Placement (AP) exam.

Elise Hsu, Staff Writer
May 30, 2020
Filed under Features, Social Media, Top News

Natalie Nielsen was almost done with her Advanced Placement (AP) Calculus test. She had already finished the first question; all she had to do now was submit her answer to the second question. With over four minutes left on the clock, she attached an image of her work and hit the "submit" button. Ho...

Opinion: Social distancing is not that bad

This improvised workspace is in a quiet space, so I take my video calls from there too.

Elise Hsu, Staff Writer
March 22, 2020
Filed under COVID-19, Opinion

A couple of months ago, I predicted that 2020 would be a good year. Of course, this was before the coronavirus (COVID-19) scared the world into canceling important traditions and closing school campuses. When San Mateo County issued a “shelter in place” order, I became a pessimist, worried that social distancing would me...

Opinion: Mental health is trending, but it’s complicated

There are many social media posts about mental health, but it is difficult to tell whether their intent is gaining popularity or raising awareness.

Elise Hsu, Staff Writer
March 5, 2020
Filed under Opinion

“You are not alone.” “It’s okay not to be okay.” “You are loved.” “You matter.” I have seen phrases like these float around the Internet too many times over the past few years. In the past, I wondered if the user who shared them just did it for popularity, or if they actual...

LGBTQ+ history is not coming out of textbooks, keeping teens in the closet

A mural of supervisor Harvey Milk smiles down on pedestrians on the corner of 17th and Castro Street in San Francisco.

Elise Hsu and Anika Marino
March 3, 2020
Filed under Features, Multimedia, Social Media, Top News

Put yourself in the place of an LGBTQ+ high school student. Apart from two days during your life skills class, you have never been taught about your identity. You may believe you are broken, or that the way you feel is wrong. Imagine trying to come out to your parents, who do not believe in being...

The 2020 Democratic Primaries: Super Tuesday

A voter registration and absentee ballot lies on a table in the Airman and Family Readiness Center.

Brianna Cheng, Maddy Ting, Calista Shohet, Anita Beroza, Keya Arora, Elise Hsu, and Isabelle Nunes
March 2, 2020
Filed under Features, Multimedia, Social Media, Top News

All you need to know to prepare for the Democratic primaries and 2020 presidential elections

Opinion: Scouts BSA is a good fit for girls, too

Temporary patches and pins signify key points in a Scout's journey, whether they are rank advancements or events.

Elise Hsu, Staff Writer
February 6, 2020
Filed under Editor's Choice, Opinion

Feb. 1, 2020, marks the first anniversary of the allowance of girls into the Scouts BSA program, formerly known as Boy Scouts. Since that day in 2019, over 77,000 girls have joined the program, including me. I am a founding member of Troop 4301 (T4301), along with five other girls. Although T4301 i...

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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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Starbucks’ holiday cup release fails to make everyone merry

Bold patterns grace the Starbucks cups of the 2019 holiday season.  According to Jen Quotson, vice president of Starbucks Creative, the cups are meant to represent “a gift to Starbucks’s partners and customers.”

Elise Hsu, Staff Writer
November 19, 2019
Filed under News

Starbucks locations across the United States and Canada have started using festively decorated cups in honor of the holiday spirit. According to Starbucks Stories and News, these designs were released along with seasonal drinks, such as the Peppermint Mocha, on Nov. 7. The designs utilize traditional holiday colors and bold typography to get customers into a f...

New suicide hotline seeks to promote mental health awareness

In their report, the FCC said that designating a three-digit code to the hotline would “make it easier for Americans in crisis to access potentially life-saving resources.”

Elise Hsu, Staff Writer
October 7, 2019
Filed under News

The new national suicide prevention hotline number could soon be 988, according to a report from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). The report was released to the public on Aug. 14 and advised that a “3-digit dialing code be used” as a hotline for mental health crises. It was based on t...

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