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

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

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Elle Horst

Elle Horst

2019-2020, 2020-2021, 2021-2022

Elle Horst is a senior at Carlmont and the 2021-2022 Editor-in-Chief of Scot Scoop.  When she isn't writing or editing, you can find her flipping around, singing in Carlmont's Chamber Choir, teaching adaptive gymnastics classes to kids with disabilities, binging true-crime docuseries, and hanging out...

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Accounts that share political information and activism have become increasingly popular. Many of these accounts, however, lack completely accurate information.

Editorial: Check for yourself

Editorial Staff, Editors May 4, 2021

“On October of 2019, Daunte Wright, who was a child, smoked a single joint of weed and was given a ticket for it. It was a petty misdemeanor […] if anybody tells you ‘he had warrants,’ this is...

Some teachers have been using their positions as influential figures to persuade students to remain at home rather than return to in-person learning.

Editorial: Teachers shouldn’t use their power to influence students regarding reopening

Editorial Staff, Editors March 15, 2021

“It’s putting my life in danger.” “This should never have happened.” “No one should want to go back.” The reopening of schools amidst the pandemic has been a source of discord among...

Samantha Gingher demonstrates the steps of a COVID-19 mouth swab test to a Carlmont staff member. Carlmont has been testing staff who are on campus.

COVID-19 communication leaves many confused

Elle Horst, Editor-in-Chief February 19, 2021

On a Wednesday afternoon, Vyas Kepler arrived at his high school swim practice. The Carlmont High School senior greeted a teammate and rushed to the pool, goggles in hand, when something made him stop...

Students often struggle to balance different aspects of life and school during distance learning.

Editorial: Students shouldn’t be held to the same standards amidst a pandemic

Editorial Staff, Editors October 25, 2020

COVID-19 has changed the lives of many. It’s devastated the economy, cost thousands of lives and led to an overall sense of unrest in the world.  Perhaps one of the most drastic changes caused by...

A teenager scrolls through his Instagram feed.

Editorial: We need to be more aware of the damaging nature of social media

Editorial Staff, Editors September 30, 2020

 In a society where social media is so prevalent, it's surprising that many are unaware of the mentally devastating impacts it can have on teens. If we wish to fix this, we need to further educate ourselves...

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Editorial Staff

Editorial Staff

2020-2021

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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Teenagers wield signs demanding climate justice as they march through the streets of San Francisco on Sept. 20, 2019.

Climate justice now, homework later

Auva Soheili and Rachel McCrea October 21, 2019

“Climate justice, now!” chanted hordes of young protesters marching in the streets of San Francisco.  Thousands of people, from toddlers to senior citizens, kicked off the youth-led climate strike...

Teenagers wield signs demanding climate justice as they march through the streets of San Francisco on Sept. 20, 2019.

Climate justice now, homework later

Auva Soheili and Rachel McCrea October 3, 2019

“Climate justice, now!” chanted hordes of young protesters marching in the streets of San Francisco.  Thousands of people, from toddlers to senior citizens, kicked off the youth-led climate strike...

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