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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Carlmont senior opens college acceptance letter for the University of San Diego.
Students sweat over last chance for college decisions
Garrett Paulus, Staff Writer — April 30, 2022

For many seniors, this Sunday holds a lot of importance. May 1 is the national college decision day for seniors to pick what college they will be enrolling in and officially commit to. After a long and grueling process of essays, resumes, and more, the college admissions process is finally over. At...

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Prom flyers are being put up around school to advertise the Starry, Starry Night Prom on April 29.
Prom brings back normalcy, even with vaccine mandates
Emma Yin, Staff Writer — April 27, 2022

One of the biggest social events in a high schooler’s life is prom and, with the pandemic winding down, prom is back again, although its organizers are continuing to be cautious with vaccine checks and mask mandates. This year’s Prom, with the theme "Starry, Starry Night," will be held at the California...

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Along with being the place to check out and return books, students can go to the library during lunch or flex to study or do school work.
Reading in between the lines of the Carlmont library
Myles Hu and Ethan Kam April 27, 2022

Carlmont High School’s library serves not only as a crucial resource for education but also as a place where students feel welcomed. A traditional school library serves many purposes: it is a place where students can check out and return required novels or textbooks while also acting as a quiet...

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The SOS room provides comfort and inspiring words for students. The room offers students a safe environment to talk about their issues or experiences with their peers, Le said.
Students Offering Support provides aid and education for mental health
Lauren Elliott, Staff Writer — April 25, 2022

Carlmont’s Students Offering Support (SOS) program provides an outlet for struggling students as well as valuable presentations to the freshman class.  Any student who is struggling with their mental health, stress, personal life, or more, can come to the SOS room to relax or to talk to Shelley...

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With the school year coming to a close, seniors find many ways to celebrate their departure from high school. “I am celebrating my graduation by cuddling with my boys and having expensive dinners with my family,” Remi Vernon said.
Students 'congraduate' seniors with celebrations
Alice Salgado de Almeida Leme and Allison Hoang April 22, 2022

Graduating high school is one of the biggest milestones in one's life. The graduating class of 2022 is celebrating this with various special activities to boost student morale before graduation day. The last year of high school can be stressful, exciting, and bittersweet all at once, but it is definitely...

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Sally the golden retriever smiles while being pet by students at lunch.
Dogs support students through ruff weeks of testing
Noelle Erslovas, Staff Writer — April 17, 2022

The arrival of CAASP testing and AP tests has created the perfect opportunity for a de-stressing event. On April 14, Carlmont brought in the Peninsula Humane Society with three therapy dogs for students to relax and bond with amidst their rigorous school lives. Naomi Newman, the owner of Brody, a...

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ASB uses the resources of  the digital media classroom to promote clubs through the Carlmont Newscast.
“I would like to see more clubs be aware of the announcements. If they have something that they want to share, they can reach out to us. But I dont think it’s widely known amongst the students,” said Nathan Hsich, a senior. 
ASB televises announcements with Carlmont Newscast
Erik Cheng, Staff Writer — April 17, 2022

The Associated Student Body (ASB) has taken a new approach to publicizing campus developments. The student-led organization recently began expanding its outreach through videos to better interact with the student body. This improved communication attracts more attention to upcoming events and informs...

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The empty Carlmont quad in the morning stands in contrast to a full Carlmont quad early in the afternoon due to the adapted CAASPP schedule.
Students hold mixed views of CAASPP schedule
Austin Brazil, Staff Writer — April 15, 2022

An adapted schedule has been created for the CAASSP (a California standardized test), benefiting some classes but leaving others with an early start to their morning. The schedule consists of an 8:57 a.m. start for juniors and an 11:06 a.m. start for all other classes. While it does not give a late...

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COVID-19 tests were given out to students before spring break at Carlmont and other schools. “Before Winter Break at Nueva High school, we were given COVID-19 PCR tests,” said Marcus Hirschman a student a Nueva High School.
Students worry about return to school after spring break
Garrett Paulus, Staff Writer — April 5, 2022

Students are back in the classroom after Carlmont's week-long spring break. While many enjoyed the relaxation and excitement of traveling, consequences, especially amid the pandemic with lessening restrictions, can come along with it. The extensive traveling that many partake in during school breaks...

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ASB plays music at lunch everyday, in the quad, which is the center of student body life. Students eat, talk, and chill during lunch.
Student mood crescendos with music at lunch
Emma Yin, Staff Writer — April 5, 2022

Loud, peppy music blares from the two black speakers on the right side of the quad. Meanwhile, students eat lunch, talk, and just enjoy the time as the Associated Student Body (ASB) deejays.  ASB usually plays upbeat music to keep students happy and to create an environment that feels uplifting.  “Mainly...

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