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Redwood City Police: Adapting to the new normal

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Josh Barde, Segment Producer

October 16, 2020

COVID-19 has created problems for all essential workers, which affects how they do their jobs. Faced with these challenges, the Redwood City Police have had to overcome and adapt to the new normal.

Mask Mobile distributes masks to those in need

The Mask Mobile hands out COVID-19 supplies, and promotes social distancing.

Oliver Fichte, Staff Writer

October 16, 2020

San Mateo County’s Mask Mobile distributed over 900 masks to the hardest-hit communities in the past week to keep families safe during the pandemic. The Mask Mobile project was introduced on Sept. 15 to ensure that the most vulnerable are getting the protection they need from COVID-19. Funded by...

Youth speak out on the global pandemic

Many young people's traditional experiences have been altered by COVID-19 restrictions.

Chesney Evert, Staff Writer

October 15, 2020

Amidst a rampant viral outbreak, a young generation emerges, equipped with candid perspectives on a global health crisis.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) stated that children who have contracted COVID-19 have a significantly lower mortality rate than adults. While this keeps...

Wearing a fabric mask puts style over safety

Wearing a fabric mask puts style over safety

Sabrina Lo, Staff Writer

October 9, 2020

Although wearing a fabric mask may look better than a medical mask, it can pose a threat to your health. Oftentimes, fabric masks are made with an inadequate amount of layers or too thin of a fabric; this allows droplets to pass through the mask, which drastically increases the chances of infection or...

Teenagers experience their first jobs during a pandemic

Joshua Sun, a junior and employee at CVS Pharmacy, checks a customer out while following the appropriate safety precautions.

Amber Chia, Staff Writer

October 2, 2020

After spending copious hours with her Xbox, she decided to use this extensive amount of free time on her hands as an opportunity to search for a job. She furiously types "jobs near me" into Google.  After a two month process of applying and contacting various possible employers, she receives the news dur...

President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump test positive for COVID-19

President Donald Trump announces that he has tested positive for COVID-19 after contact with Hope Hicks who tested positive for the virus earlier today.

Ayal Meyers, Staff Writer

October 1, 2020

At around 10 p.m. PT, President Donald Trump tweeted that he and first lady Melania Trump have tested positive for coronavirus. The president tweeted, "Tonight, @FLOTUS and I tested positive for COVID-19. We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately. We will get through this TOGETHER!" ...

Pens, Pencils, and a Pandemic Ep. 2: The Itzkowitz twins in two different worlds

Pens, Pencils, and a Pandemic Ep. 2: The Itzkowitz twins in two different worlds

Phoebe Gulsen, Segment Producer

September 30, 2020

Twins, Ruth and Hannah Itzkowitz, are juniors attending college in Massachusetts. They are living completely different lives, as COVID-19 has changed many college plans. One sister is taking the semester off and living at home in Palo Alto, California, while the other is back at school at Brandeis University...

COVID-19 creates a problematic economy as the world struggles to slow the spread of the virus

COVID-19 creates a problematic economy as the world struggles to slow the spread of the virus

Josh Barde, Segment Producer

September 25, 2020

COVID-19 has caused many different industries to shut down, ultimately causing problems for the economy and slowing down the velocity of money. Until small businesses and international industries can open back up, the economy won't be able to improve.

San Mateo County loosens restrictions as COVID-19 conditions improve

Downtown Belmont may begin to see more activity as restrictions ease up.

Anita Beroza, Scot Scoop Editor

September 24, 2020

On Sept. 23, San Mateo County made important progress against COVID-19: the county's risk level decreased from widespread to substantial. “Great news for San Mateo County, we’ve moved into the red,” the City of San Mateo said in a tweet. On a statewide level, California has implemented ...

Dining outdoors leaves individuals responsible for own safety

Dining outdoors leaves individuals responsible for own safety

Sabrina Lo, Staff Writer

September 19, 2020

With the desire to do things that are now restricted due to the pandemic, many are longing to experience normalcy. Restaurants have altered their establishments to fit social distancing rules and guidelines, but just how safe is it to dine out nowadays?        

Remote learning approved through 2020

The once packed Carlmont hallways will remain empty for the rest of 2020.

Allison Raisner, Staff Writer

September 17, 2020

The SUHSD school board unanimously supported the recommendation to continue distance learning for the second quarter, and possibly longer.  At the monthly board meeting on Sept. 16, 2020, one of the items on the agenda was for each of the board members to give updates to COVID-19 and discussin...

Distance learning forces elementary students to adapt quickly

With remote learning in action, playgrounds at Fox elementary are also temporarily closed.

Amber Chia, Staff Writer

September 16, 2020

A young girl eagerly waits for her first day of kindergarten to arrive. She vividly imagines television-like scenarios of how her first day of school would play out. Her school supplies were purchased and ready to use, anticipating that she will be using them inside a classroom with her future class...

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