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.

Scot Scoop News

The daily combination of foot and vehicle traffic is an accident waiting to happen.
Cartoon: Trapped in Traffic
Andrew Shu, Staff Writer — September 15, 2021

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Due to weak wifi signals and the abundance of personal devices, students have been struggling to access online materials at school.
Cartoon: Fortify Our Wifi
Kasey Liu, Podcast Producer — September 13, 2021

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Carlmont students walk to their next class during passing period after the entire student body returned to school in August for the new school year.
Return to school stirs up mixed emotion among students
Karla Lee, Staff Writer — September 10, 2021

The transition to in-person learning after well over a year of online learning has been an abrupt and difficult transition for many Carlmont students and staff. “Just all of a sudden, you have to sit in this classroom and completely pay attention to the teacher, and you’re being put on the spot...

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Carlmont students rush to the lunch line, creating huge crowds despite restrictions imposed by the administration. Its just really inconvenient for everybody,” said Zelia LaPlaca, a sophomore.
Lunch lines provoke discontent among Carlmont students
Oliver Fichte, Staff Writer — September 9, 2021

A swarming sea of students was filled with the feeling of endless waiting -- a phenomenon known as the Carlmont lunch line. Since the beginning of school, more students have been getting lunch from the cafeteria for various reasons. It’s free this year, it's more convenient, and there’s no need...

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Clubs are struggling due to new COVID-19 restrictions mandating that members have to eat lunch before entering the designated meeting classroom. They have less club time to do activities, discuss projects and bond with their members.
Cartoon: Clubs Struggle Against Lunch Restrictions
Glydelle Espano, Staff Writer — September 4, 2021

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Ethan Htun (right) and Lorenzo Wolczko (left) play jazz music together during lunch with instrumental masks and covers.
New guidelines provide safe space for music students
Keegan Balster, Staff Writer — September 1, 2021

With the return of in-person classes at Carlmont, the instrumental music department has received new protocols that will ensure ensembles are a safe space for students to create music again.  The issue with instrumental music during the COVID-19 pandemic is that many students must blow into their...

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The Carlmont administration sends updates and virus exposure warnings via email, but students feel as though these communications are unspecific and inadequate sources of information.
Cartoon: Filtered Information
Andrew Shu, Staff Writer — September 1, 2021

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Despite attempted social distancing practices, Carlmonts hallways and classrooms accommodate more students than ever before.
Cartoon: Packed Like Sardines
Kasey Liu, Podcast Producer — August 30, 2021

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Students crowd the outside stairways as they walk to their first period from the quad. There is no masking requirement outside.
Opinion: Carlmont must be more transparent with COVID-19 communication
Elle Horst, Scot Scoop Editor-in-Chief — August 19, 2021

Within the first few days back on campus, there was a positive COVID-19 case. After being notified of this, the administration sent out vague emails to select parents detailing the situation. The rest of the student body and their families were left in a cloud of uncertainty.  Rumors flew around,...

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This student received disciplinary action for violating the Carlmont Dress Code policy. These are the clothes she was wearing.
Opinion: There is a fine line between 'not revealing' and not respecting
Allison Raisner, Staff Writer — August 18, 2021

“No shoulders. No midriff. Nothing revealing.” “Those shorts are too short.”  “I need you to cover up.” Carlmont’s administrators may utter these words throughout the school day.  But why? Why are they deciding what underage girls at school can wear?  On one hand, they...

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