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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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Leanna Gower

Leanna Gower

2019-2020, 2020-2021

Leanna Gower is a junior at Carlmont High School. She loves writing because it gives her a chance to inform others, tell unheard stories, and spark conversation around more challenging topics. Additionally, she believes everyone has the right to information and knowledge and advocates for human rights...

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Senior Genevieve Chan, 82, successfully got her first vaccination, and is doing her part to moving us toward herd immunity.

Health officials work to achieve herd immunity in communities

Noah Braunstein, Staff Writer February 9, 2021

With great anticipation, the local rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine began in January after 10 months of persevering through the global pandemic where the U.S. has suffered over 27 million cases and over...

For many, a simple mistake can haunt them for the rest of their life.

Editorial: Growth needs to be normalized

Editorial Staff, Editors September 13, 2020

We will always be growing and changing as we continue our journeys through life. In the same way, we’ll still be learning new things. Everyone is ever-changing for better or for worse throughout our...

Forever 21 sales associate, Noelle De Leon, rings up a customer.

The end of fast fashion

Leanna Gower, Scot Scoop Editor May 24, 2020

Forever 21 was once the fashion empire feared by other retailers and grew faster than anyone could have anticipated; however, faced with the competition of fast fashion and internal collapse, the empire...

Many students plan out their work by checking Canvas and writing a schedule in their planners.

The advantages and hardships of distance learning

Leanna Gower, Scot Scoop Editor March 29, 2020

On March 16, the first day of distance learning, Carlmont students opened their eyes to rooms full of sunlight, likely feeling refreshed from a good night's rest and the option to sleep-in. After transitioning...

Vice President Mike Pence holds a press conference with Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar and the White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx Monday, March 2, 2020, in the White House Press Briefing Room.

Six Bay Area counties issued ‘shelter in place’ orders

Leanna Gower, Scot Scoop Editor March 17, 2020

6.7 million people have been ordered to  “shelter in place” within six Bay Area counties; San Francisco, Santa Clara, San Mateo, Marin, Contra Costa, and Alameda. Each order begins at 12:01 a.m....

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Editorial Staff


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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Cole Gunning, a sophomore, studies for his upcoming finals, practicing study methods such as reviewing notes and re-reading material.

Teachers offer study strategies for upcoming review week

Leanna Gower, Scot Scoop Editor December 5, 2019

As finals are just around the corner, students find themselves struggling to study for their upcoming exams. Many are overloaded with assignments leading up to review week, resulting in an overwhelming...

Jay Jorge parades around the quad, showing off his costume, full of Halloween spirit.

Spooktacular costume contest showcases student creativity

Leanna Gower, Scot Scoop Editor November 3, 2019

Ketchup, mustard, the whole Mystery Gang, and the cast of Napoleon Dynamite: all things one would find at Carlmont's annual costume contest, exciting both the students who were participating and those...

Cooper Perez, a sophomore, reveals the theme of this year's In It to Win It night.

In It to Win It meeting sparks class rivalry

Leanna Gower, Scot Scoop Editor October 13, 2019

As homecoming rolls around, so do the homecoming activities, such as In It to Win It: a night of competitions and games between classes that fosters unity, and ignites the age-old class rivalries.  This...

Player Lexi Romanowsky throws the football to Sophia Reyes on Saturday, Oct. 5. Romanowsky has been practicing her throws for the upcoming tournament.

Sophomores gear up for the 2019 powderpuff season

Sean Liuli and David Su October 12, 2019

After two crushing defeats in their first year of powderpuff against the classes of 2019 and 2020, the "Swaggy Sophomores" have returned with newfound determination and the need to redeem themselves. Despite...

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