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How to Thrive After COVID-19 Arrives: Grocery stores, delivery services, and COVID-19

The COVID-19 outbreak is causing a high demand for particular types of goods.

Pavel Turovski, Staff Writer

March 24, 2020

How to thrive after the coronavirus arrives is an informative blog with ideas intended to improve the lives of those who are stuck at home. During the COVID-19 crisis, Bay Area residents are ordered to shelter in place, which guarantees that there are plenty of people eating all three of their me...

COVID-19 issues cancel open house despite its importance

Some teachers made virtual websites to substitute the open house. “I think canceling the open house was the responsible thing for the school to do,” said Mindy Chiang, the Chinese teacher.

Erin Kee, Staff Writer

March 24, 2020

Open house is an event where parents can see their student's work and progress throughout the school year. This year, the opportunity wasn't available. Due to the spreading coronavirus (COVID-19), open house was canceled as all, "non-essential gatherings should be canceled, postponed, or done remotely," according to the San Mateo County healt...

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Teens struggle to adjust to the new

Claire Tseng, Staff Writer

March 24, 2020

For the past few months, COVID-19 has profoundly impacted the lives of people all around the world. The virus has shut down schools, canceled community gatherings, and even put entire countries on lockdown.  Adults have noticed these challenges and have quickly taken action to better prepare themselves for what is yet to come. However, many teens are numb to the pressure and haven’t realized the seriousness of the pandemic yet.  For example, Snow Li, a freshman in college, lives in Liao Ning, China, which is north of Wuhan.  “At first, I was worried, but not ...

COVID-19 pandemic improves environment, but changes may not last

Venice water canals begin to clear, as boat traffic has come to a halt.

Mira Bhatt, Staff Writer

March 24, 2020

Blue skies. A rare sight for the residents of Hubei, China — until now. The world has come to a screeching halt due to the rapid spread of COVID-19, a virus that has to date killed 14,510 people and infected 332,930 people, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Factories are closed and stree...

Minorities are more at risk from COVID-19

Sutter Health RN, Kit Ho, expresses frustration at the current response to the COVID-19 pandemic. “Americans do not understand the severity of this pandemic and a lot of them still feel like they are invincible.  People lash out on certain ethnicity groups and blame them for this global crisis.  This virus could've started anywhere in the world and still end up to today's result.  We need to work together instead of blaming each other.  With all the technologies we have today, we could do better in preventing worsening of this global crisis.” Ho said.

Katerina Gaines, Staff Writer

March 24, 2020

In a short period, COVID-19 has shifted from an epidemic to a pandemic. With the spread of this virus, many are experiencing federal and local government restrictions on activities due to health precautions and in the hopes of slowing down the spread of the virus. The past few weeks have made way for a shopp...

Cartoon: 6 Feet Away

California's shelter-in-place directive mandates residents to put into practice social distancing. The general guideline for the practice is to stay 6 feet away from others in public areas.

Aleyda Contreras, Staff Writer

March 23, 2020


Processing Minority S2E1: Extracurricular cancelation due to COVID-19

The second season of Processing Minority kicks off with the canceling of extracurriculars during Covid-19.

Clarisse Bell, Podcast Producer

March 23, 2020

Although the COVID-19 pandemic has hit everyone differently, many communities have seen cancelations in school, work, and travel all in the promotion of safety. For many teenagers and adolescents, the extracurriculars they participate in are what make them who they are, and giving up these events has...

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

 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...

Opinion: Social distancing is not that bad

This improvised workspace is in a quiet space, so I take my video calls from there too.

Elise Hsu, Staff Writer

March 22, 2020

A couple of months ago, I predicted that 2020 would be a good year. Of course, this was before the coronavirus (COVID-19) scared the world into canceling important traditions and closing school campuses. When San Mateo County issued a “shelter in place” order, I became a pessimist, worried that social distancing would me...

Opinion: Coronavirus affects more than just the people who catch it

A police car watches on as the usually bustling Hillsdale mall is empty.

Ethan Torban, Staff Writer

March 21, 2020

We are living through an unprecedented time filled with uncertainty of our future. The one certainty is that nothing will ever be as it was before. Belmont is a small city fueled by its residents and local businesses. Yet, as of March 17, many small businesses have closed their doors due to the coro...

Opinion: Keep an eye out on your mental health

Loneliness is a natural emotional response to being self-quarantined.

Zachary Khouri, Scot Scoop Editor

March 21, 2020

Between news that school will be temporarily closed until Monday, April 6 due to concerns over COVID-19 and the knowledge that the death rate of the disease is 14.8% for adults over the age of 80, we can’t help but feel the anxiety lingering in the air. We’re concerned for our friends and family membe...

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