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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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Editorial: Growth needs to be normalized

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

Editorial Staff, Editors
September 13, 2020
Filed under Editorials, Opinion, Social Media

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 lives.  We’ve all made mistakes, some worse than others, but the key to growth is learning fro...

The end of fast fashion

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

Leanna Gower, Scot Scoop Editor
May 24, 2020
Filed under Features, Social Media, Top News

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 suddenly met its demise. The first store opened with only $11,000. Starting in a 900-square-foot bu...

The advantages and hardships of distance learning

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

Leanna Gower, Scot Scoop Editor
March 29, 2020
Filed under COVID-19, COVID-19 Features, Social Media

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 to distance learning, many students can now learn from home at their own pace. However, ...

Six Bay Area counties issued ‘shelter in place’ orders

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.

Leanna Gower, Scot Scoop Editor
March 17, 2020
Filed under COVID-19, Scot Skim, Social Media

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. Tuesday and will last through April 7.  The “shelter in place” directive came from a discussio...

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Teachers offer study strategies for upcoming review week

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

Leanna Gower, Scot Scoop Editor
December 5, 2019
Filed under Campus

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 amount of stress.  “There’s always a large number of homework assignments in the weeks before finals. Mo...

Spooktacular costume contest showcases student creativity

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

Leanna Gower, Scot Scoop Editor
November 3, 2019
Filed under Campus

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 who were watching. The contest took place on Oct. 31, highlighting student creativity and Halloween spirit. ...

In It to Win It meeting sparks class rivalry

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

Leanna Gower, Scot Scoop Editor
October 13, 2019
Filed under Campus

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 year, In It to Win It takes place from 6 to 9 p.m. on Oct. 22, and ASB held a meeting to preview t...

Sophomores gear up for the 2019 powderpuff season

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

Sean Liuli and David Su
October 12, 2019
Filed under Campus

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 a low turnout to their first practice, the sophomore powderpuff team is confident in their abili...

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