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Samantha Chu

Samantha Chu

2017-2018, 2018-2019, 2019-2020

Samantha Chu is a senior at Carlmont High School. She loves to edit articles and enjoys giving advice to her writers. Outside of school, she plays softball for a travel team and practices every day. She also likes to read and play with her dog. To check out her portfolio, click here. Twitter: @s_chu_88  ...

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Editorial: Don’t hate on distance learning

From March 16 to March 27, students will be engaging in distance learning. On April 3, families will be notified as to whether school will continue through distance learning or not.

Editorial Staff, Editors
March 22, 2020
Filed under COVID-19, Editorials, Opinion

 It's March 16, the Monday after Carlmont's administration announced that its campus would be closed and that school will continue through distance learning. Students wake up at around 10 a.m., smiling since they didn't have to get up early to go to school. They spend the next hour or so scrolli...

Editorial: Gun violence is becoming too normalized

Despite the numerous protests and rallies against gun violence, an alarming amount of deaths are still gun-related today.

Editorial Staff, Editors
February 9, 2020
Filed under Editorials, Top News

"This is a lockdown drill for an active shooter on campus. Please follow the lockdown drill procedures." As the announcement ends, students get up and barricade the classroom door with their desks. The teacher closes all of the window shades and turns off the lights. No one says a word; they sit ...

Editorial: AP classes shouldn’t have finals in June

Many Advanced Placement (AP) students buy books to help them review for the AP exam.

Editorial Staff, Editors
May 14, 2019
Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Before the week of May 6, students in Advanced Placement (AP) classes rush to study all of the course's material in preparation for the big AP exam. AP tests assess the student's knowledge on the subject and determine whether the student should be given college credit for the course. Students wil...

Editorial: Black Friday sales should only be on Friday

Malls such as this one are often filled with people trying to buy cheap items on Black Friday.

Editorial Staff, Editors
November 23, 2018
Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Black Friday used to be a one-day event where shoppers would rush into stores to buy as many discounted items as possible within the 24 hours. Now, most stores give shoppers the luxury to start shopping on Thanksgiving, the Thursday before Black Friday. Black Friday is a day in which many stores...

Homecoming spirit from all angles

Senior Timothy Krassiev leads the Screamin' Scots section at the Homecoming football game, Oct. 26.

Talia Fine and Kimberly Mitchell
October 28, 2018
Filed under In-Depth, Multimedia

Carlmont had Homecoming Oct. 21 to Oct. 26, the week consisting of Powderpuff football, spirit days, class competitions, the assembly, and an all-school dance. Check out this in-depth multimedia project that takes a look at elements of homecomings here, as well as around the nation.

Students and staff adjust to minimum day

Because of Open House on March 15, the next day, March 16, is a minimum day.

Samantha Chu, Managing Editor
March 16, 2018
Filed under Campus

It's around noon, and the bell rings. On normal schools days, it would be lunchtime. However, on March 16, it's the end of school. These shortened days are known as minimum days, when class periods are 30 minutes long, meaning that school ends at 12:12 p.m.   "Usually, we have a minimu...

Softball players locked out of bathroom facilities

The bathroom facilities near the softball fields will only be available to the staff, children, and parents of the new daycare.

Samantha Chu, Managing Editor
March 9, 2018
Filed under Campus

Unbeknownst to many students at Carlmont, there are young children on campus. And they're taking over the bathrooms near the softball field. Located in G1 and G2, Happy Campers' new daycare opened at Carlmont on March 1. According to Principal Ralph Crame, it was implemented because the Sequoi...

Carlmont JV softball defeats Burlingame in their final game

Freshman Alisilani Alusa pitches to sophomore catcher Grace Heck.

Lucy Gibbs, Staff Writer
May 14, 2017
Filed under Sports

Carlmont's JV softball team has been dominating their opponents all season. And even though their offense started off slow against the Panthers on April 11th, the Scots prevailed 7-2 in the final game of the season. Carlmont was eager to end their season on a high note, and the stakes were high ent...

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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. Staff members and editors use a variety of tools and methods to produce, edit,...

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About Us

August 11, 2011
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Carlmont Journalism is a nationally renowned media arts program run by the students of Carlmont High School. Our staff of 130 people works to deliver the latest news to our student body of 2,500, their families, and the community. News, within our school and beyond, is important to us, so we are comm...


August 11, 2011
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Founded in 2010, Scot Scoop News is a student-run journalism website by the students of Carlmont High School’s journalism class. All articles published are written by staff members or the site editor. The current Editor-in-Chief is Kaylee George. Our current editor team consists of Sarah Cheung, Talia...

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