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During a high school soccer game, players play without a video assistant referee (VAR).

Man versus machine

January 23, 2020

In the bottom of the ninth inning, your favorite team has the winning run on second base, with the best player on the team up to bat. As you refocus your eyes onto the TV screen, t...

Matab Abdaljalil faces a mural in Oakland. Her headscarf and long dress in front of the marijuana reference represent the cultural mixing and differences she experienced when she first moved to the Bay Area in 2015.

From havoc to healing: The story of a young refugee

January 22, 2020

Life is hard enough as a high school student. Everything seems like a competition, from trying to get the best grades to facing the pressure from universities to show your ...

The power of medical placebos is in the way they blend in, looking like a pill rather than  something else in order to trick the mind into believing that it is medication.

Mind before matter

January 21, 2020

Relief beyond measure.  All the pain, gone. All the worries, evaporated.  But what could have caused this kind of change? What new science was at work inside the body, spreading...

There are many different options for bras in terms of style, color, and more.

Bras uplift the spirits of some but not all

January 16, 2020

Breasts. Breasts are typically covered by bras, which are then covered by shirts. However, many have different opinions on which of these layers should go into their daily outfits....

Social media is rapidly gaining popularity as a source of news. While traditional print remains the preferred consumption source, online news is becoming ever more popular.

How politics flood social media

January 14, 2020

You scroll through your timeline. Dog video. Funny meme. Political post. A friend’s birthday party. Political ad. Rinse and repeat. If you agreed with the political post, you might have liked it. Maybe you even shared it with a friend. But if you disagreed with it, did you discuss that? Did you leave a comment explaining your views and raising questions about the part you found dubious? Did you leave a comment at all? In recent years, politicians have taken to broadening their reach over social media, and platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram have become n...

Active US Marines stand in front of the US Naval Academy.

Service academies: Risk vs. Reward

January 9, 2020

It's Shuaib Khan's senior year. Khan is sitting in his counselor's office, flipping through a U.S. News and World Report college edition magazine. Colleges such as Berkeley, ...

Morgan Hawes practices her dives as she prepares for upcoming meets.

Training life vs. Teenage life

January 8, 2020

Junior year can be stressful. College looms in the near future, SAT and ACT tests seem to happen every other weekend, and extracurriculars repeat day after day. Being an athlete...

Seven-year-old Brianna Crozly learns how to play and hold a flute from a volunteer at the Instrument Petting Zoo.

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...

Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House, said that the United States was in a

Scot Scoop Explains: are we in a ‘constitutional crisis’?

May 26, 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...

Juliana Rinaldi holds the microphone out for a response from the crowd from her band's set during Carlmont Con, May 2019.

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...

The seniors in the Carlmont dance program are jump into next year and beyond.

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...

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