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Masked from Panic

Masked from Panic

February 17, 2020

A new strain of coronavirus (COVID-19) emerged from Wuhan, China, at the beginning of the new year. According to the CDC, the reported symptoms are varying, but common ones are fever, coughing, and shortness of breath. What makes this strain different from the last major coronavirus outbreak is the reports of transmission from non-symptomatic patients. Vaccines and antiviral drugs are being developed to combat this new strain of the virus, but they are unlikely to be ready for public use until mid-to-late 2020. The infection has spread from the epicenter in Wuhan to about 28 other regions, including the United States, South Korea, Vietnam, and France. There have been over 60,000 cases confirmed, a...

Carlmont Smash tournament is a ‘smashing’ success

Carlmont Smash tournament is a ‘smashing’ success

January 1, 2020

Bystanders watch eagerly as the two characters onscreen exchange blows back and forth. The players sit hunched, eyes alert, entirely focused on the battle. Their fingers fly across their controllers with practiced ease. Murmurs fill the air as one character takes a direct hit and is launched off the stage, but is able to recover. The battle continues, anticipation heavy in the air as all eyes are on the same screen. This is no friendly challenge. This is the Carlmont Super Smash Bros. tournament. The game Super Smash Bros., also known as Smash Bros. or Smash, is a fi...

When a Tower Falls

When a Tower Falls

November 6, 2019

If you took an image of any of the 15 fires that have afflicted California in the last week, it would look like a snapshot from hell. Here in the Belmont-San Carlos area, the air pollutant PM 2.5 lingers in the air, a cautious reminder of the fires that burn not so far away from where we sit in our classrooms. The fine particle can cause both short-term symptoms, such as eye, throat, and lung irritation, as well as long-term symptoms, including bronchitis and exacerbated respiratory and cardiovascular issues.  According to the Sacramento Bee, wind speeds have reached highs of over 100 mph in Alpine Meadows and Pine Flat Road. Sonoma County is the most deeply affected by b...

Save the Music 2019

Save the Music 2019

October 21, 2019

Not a single student at Carlmont knows a world without music class at school; it was simply a part of their elementary school careers. Fourth and fifth grade meant music class. However, eighteen years ago, this reali...

Multimedia of the month

Multimedia of the month

October 21, 2019

During the month of October, the staff writers of Scot Scoop News pushed the boundaries of presentation to create eye-catching coverage of events both within and outside of the...

Carlmont Choir Cabaret Night has everyone swaying along

Carlmont Choir Cabaret Night has everyone swaying along

October 18, 2019

Carlmont Choir Cabaret Night is a fundraising event for the annual choir trip. It allows students to show off their musical talents and creates a welcoming atmosphere for all involved. Photos...

Carlmont Con allows students to share creative content

Carlmont Con allows students to share creative content

May 20, 2019

Carlmont Con, an event organized by ASB President Valerie Wang, was presented as a quasi-music festival. However, this one would exclusively feature the creative content of Carlmont...

Scots swim their way to success

Scots swim their way to success

May 19, 2019

The Championship Sweep Streak Before the announcer could even finish reporting the final results, the sound of the microphone was drowned out by the shrill screams of the Carlmont Scots. Wit...

Seniors say goodbye to Carlmont Dance

Seniors say goodbye to Carlmont Dance

May 8, 2019

The seniors in the Carlmont dance program are jumping into next year and beyond. They have some thoughts to share as they leave behind a program that has played a big role in their...

Scot Scoop Explains: what we learned from the Mueller report

Scot Scoop Explains: what we learned from the Mueller report

April 22, 2019

Welcome to Scot Scoop Explains! Scot Scoop Explains is born out of the drive to inform the general public about the who, what, when, where, why, and how of political topics. Give...

Celebrating Holi at home in Belmont

Celebrating Holi at home in Belmont

March 26, 2019

  This content is a fusion of first a recap of the Belmont celebration of Holi, an Indian holiday, and the event from the perspective of someone who practices the holiday...

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