Scot Scoop News

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...

Students mourn canceled music tours

Music students from Carlmont were planning on touring across the nation, but their trips were canceled due to COVID-19.

Saya Deshpande, Staff Writer

March 20, 2020

For months, Carlmont choir and band members anticipated their upcoming tours. These tours included separate trips to New York and Chicago, which featured a performance at Carnegie Hall and a clinic at DePaul University, respectively. Then all of a sudden, on March 11, the choir and instrumental music...

How to Thrive After COVID-19 Arrives: Video conferencing in the wake of a pandemic

A drawing of the laptop of a video conference participant.

Pavel Turovski, Staff Writer

March 20, 2020

How to thrive after COVID-19 arrives is an informative blog with ideas intended to improve the lives of those who are stuck at home. While COVID-19 has emptied the workplace, some may say that video conferencing technology is bridging the gap, overcoming the boundaries instituted by health officials...

COVID-19 and flu shuts down various Carlmont activities

COVID-19 and flu shuts down various Carlmont activities

Ethan Man, Segment Producer

March 19, 2020

Concerns regarding COVID-19 have led to the cancellation of many events that students enjoy throughout their everyday life. These include going to school, playing sports, participating in concerts, and many other activities deemed "non-essential." In addition, an increased amount of students were absent...

Cartoon: COVID-19 Meets Panic

Cartoon: COVID-19 Meets Panic

Ksenia Lapshina, Staff Writer

March 19, 2020

Keep calm and check Canvas

Having a schedule, planner, and the necessary class materials will ensure that students are successful with distance learning.

Hanna Kryhina, Staff Writer

March 18, 2020

Students are facing a time of uncertainty. With the loss of in-person classes, students worry about not seeing their teachers and not being able to succeed in online learning.  But, according to the U.S. Department of Education, students have no reason to worry. In a 2009 report, students who took ...

Stores reserve hours for at-risk groups

Panic-buying leaves shelves empty, causing grocery chains such as Safeway to reserve hours for groups most at risk from COVID-19.

Anita Beroza, Staff Writer

March 18, 2020

As of March 17, some grocery chains will be reserving regular hours for groups most threatened by COVID-19, according to KREM. Among these chains are stores owned by Cerberus Capital, which includes Safeway and Albertsons. Safeway, which has 165 locations in the Bay Area and 240 in California, is reserving two hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays for these at-risk groups. Albertson...

Six Bay Area counties issued ‘shelter in place’ orders

Vice President Mike Pence holds a press conference with Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar and the White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx Monday, March 2, 2020, in the White House Press Briefing Room.

Leanna Gower, Staff Writer

March 17, 2020

6.7 million people have been ordered to  “shelter in place” within six Bay Area counties; San Francisco, Santa Clara, San Mateo, Marin, Contra Costa, and Alameda. Each order begins at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday and will last through April 7.  The “shelter in place” directive came from a discussio...

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