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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 both the high winds and wildfires. High winds have prompted electric company PG&E to shut-off power in approximately 30 counties across the Bay Area in an attempt to prevent further wildfires. At one point, over 1.5 million Bay Area residents were left without power. The rapidly spreading Kincade Fire has spanned dozens of thousands of acres in a matter of days. At the height of its growth, 80,000 homes were at risk.  The fire is suspected to have originated from a malfunctionin...

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...

Scot Scoop Explains: the Mueller report

Scot Scoop Explains: the Mueller report

March 24, 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....

Scot Scoop Explains: Impeachment

Scot Scoop Explains: Impeachment

February 8, 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...

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