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.

Scot Scoop News

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

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Teenagers often stay up until two in the morning on their phone. It has become more common among students for students to spend excessive hours on their devices.
Teachers and students reflect on screen time and phone usage
Anna Mihalchuk, Staff Writer — November 30, 2022

When living in the digital age, screen time is a necessity. If you want to call someone, look something up, or check your schedule, it's all on your phone. We have grown to be so reliant on our devices, it's hard for us to restrict ourselves and others. According to BBC, people spend an average of...

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Carlmonts Attendance Window is where students can go to receive late slips or passes to leave early.
School board adjusts the attendance policy
Audrey Finigan and Kian Bhatt November 28, 2022

Receiving a passing grade no longer requires student attendance. The Sequoia Union High School District (SUHSD) Board of Trustees voted to remove the Non-Attendance (N/A) policy on Nov. 16. The Board introduced the N/A policy in 1997; it was initially a grading option for students who were already...

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Volunteers help students as they order snacks at the Student Store. It can be crowded, senior Rhiannon Windeler said. The volunteers that work there are pretty nice, though.
Opinions of the Student Store form a mixed bag
Robin Linares, Staff Writer — November 19, 2022

With the hustle and bustle of the school day, as students rush to see friends or take the quickest route to class, one location often makes them stop and turn: the Student Store. At the Student Store, a student has multiple options with a dollar in hand, ranging from an ice cream sandwich to a bag...

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A supermarket sells multiple varieties of turkeys in preparation for Thanksgiving.
Carlmont students express their excitement for Thanksgiving break
Kimberly Garcia Cancio and Daniela Reyes November 15, 2022

Thanksgiving is the most popular holiday in the United States. Thanksgiving has a popularity rate of 81% in the U.S., as of 2021. Thanksgiving is the main holiday to catch a break and reconnect with family and friends. It is a holiday filled with different family traditions and fun events that we all...

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Carlmont Technical Theater Association (CTTA) members Juliette Mansfield and Michael Connolly work in the Studio Theater Tech Booth.
Tech crew works behind the 'Scenes from Metamorphoses'
Rachel Alcazar, Staff Writer — November 9, 2022

While the actors are moving on and off stage between acts, the Carlmont Technical Theater Association (CTTA) is behind the scenes, ensuring the play runs smoothly. CTTA is a Carlmont club that played a key role in Carlmont's fall play, “Scenes from Metamorphoses.” But instead of being in the spotlight,...

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Pep band performs in the final home game of the year.
Student composers arrange music for pep band
Kyra Lu and Shiloh Gomez November 8, 2022

Carlmont's student composers demonstrate their creativity by participating in the arrangement of music for both the pep band and their enjoyment. Home football games are popular among Carlmont students because they provide an excellent opportunity for students to show support towards their school....

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Carlmonts instructional vice principal Jennifer Lang, at work in Carlmont. Lang has over 32 years of teaching experience and 14 years of experience with school accreditation giving her the knowledge and experience to execute many tasks including creating and removing courses from Carlmonts curriculum.
What it takes to get new classes
Wyatt Price, Staff Writer — November 8, 2022

Carlmont students who want to apply for courses that they are passionate about but are not at Carlmont can have the courses provided at Carlmont if they go through various approval steps. Some students feel that although Carlmont provides many courses, other courses would get them closer to their...

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Students walk the quad steps that lead toward the football field. This is just one of the many staircases all across Carlmonts hilly campus.
Disabled and injured students struggle during evacuation drills
Alexandra Chan and Hannah Chan November 7, 2022

Injuries and disabilities create a multitude of challenges when it comes to getting around Carlmont's hilly campus. Injured or disabled students face added pressure during evacuations, regardless of whether they are a drill or a real situation. During the month of October, several safety drills took...

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Tara Krishnan, a sophomore at Carlmont High School, asks for accomodations on her reading assignment in chemistry.
Local educational community reflects on the importance of self-advocacy
Rei Baxter, Staff Writer — November 3, 2022

Students, especially those in their teen years, often find they need accommodations to get them through school successfully. Some must advocate for themselves if they want those accommodations. However, Alexander Kingston, an accommodations and self-advocation activist, notes how difficult it can...

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Performers thank helpers after the show.
Carlmont Choir overcomes difficulties to shine
Anuja Kamatkar and Allie Tremulis November 2, 2022

Carlmont Choir worked together to create a memorable performance despite challenges regarding the absence of their choir director, Genevive Tep. The cabaret show, which runs annually, is mostly student-led, featuring solo artists and small ensembles. Performers choose their own music, as long as it...

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