The student news site of Carlmont High School in Belmont, California.

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The student news site of Carlmont High School in Belmont, California.

Scot Scoop News

The student news site of Carlmont High School in Belmont, California.

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High school is more about the academics, but also the social skills you learn along the way.
Editorial: An ode to high school
Editorial Staff, Editors — May 25, 2021

As AP testing nears its final weeks and graduation is just around the corner, it’s impossible not to reflect on what high school truly means. There’s, of course, the dictionary definition: a period of secondary education that leads into college. However, when you think about your time thus far...

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Opinion: Schools should phase out AP classes for dual enrollment
Eddy Yeretnov, Staff Writer — May 24, 2021

The idea of Advanced Placement (AP) classes has been ingrained in our community's culture and expectations. Many students feel pressured to take these AP classes for intellectual stimulation or the simple GPA boost. And all-in-all, that sounds great. Students can and should take more challenging courses...

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Chris Cuomo
Opinion: Chris Cuomo's 'Prime Time' is over
Elise Hsu, Editor — May 20, 2021

Right now, Chris Cuomo seems to be the face of CNN. However, this visibility comes with a price; his ethical missteps are on the national stage, and they cannot be ignored. When Chris started working for CNN in 2013, the network banned him from reporting on his brother, Gov. Andrew Cuomo. This ban...

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Photo / Netflix / CC BY-NC-SA 2.0. "Seaspiracy" ridiculed for misleading information.
Seaspiracy: Is it fishy?
Josh Barde, Production Editor — May 20, 2021

Seaspiracy was released on Netflix on March 24, 2021, quickly reaching Netflix's top 10. The highly controversial documentary goes in-depth on the environmental impact of commercial fishing and how it has affected the world's oceans and fish population. The one hour and a half intriguing documentary...

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Learning about money and the intricacies of financial security is often overlooked within school curriculums.
Opinion: Schools need to teach financial literacy
Maya Kornyeyeva, Staff Writer — May 17, 2021

This year, roughly 4 million Americans turn 18. They will be free to become their own person, chase their dreams, and start their lives.  But will they get the chance?  Going out into the world and successfully paying for school, renting or buying a home, making long-term investments, and...

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Misusing mental health-related terms can often prove harmful to those who have mental health disorders, as it minimizes one
Opinion: Word choice matters more than you think
Sabrina Lo, Production Editor — May 13, 2021

"That's so OCD of me." "I feel sad; my depression must be kicking in." "I just had a mental breakdown." "Are they psychotic?" "That's so crazy." Terms that describe or are related to mental health disorders only serve as labels for the giant glacier of internal suffering they represent....

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America’s rising political division has created animosity between parties based on their preconceived notions of each other.
Opinion: Don't judge a person by their political party
Erin Kee, Staff Writer — May 11, 2021

In a time of serious political strain, it often feels hard to be heard by those in a different political party. It feels like people are against each other just for being a Republican or Democratic rather than for what they actually believe. We currently stand in one of the biggest political divides...

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With society heading back in the direction of normalcy, a positive outlook on the pandemic has taken the forefront of many people’s priorities when it came to their lifestyle. However, many fail to realize that the pandemic has engraved both negative and positive impacts on the lives of all people that will remain prominent, even when the pandemic comes to an end.
Opinion: The pandemic will never be over
Claire Tseng, Staff Writer — May 11, 2021

"I am so excited to have you all back in class! I can't wait to see all of your faces, and hopefully, this is the first step towards normalcy." That's the infamous line many teachers recycle in hopes of lightening the mood in a virtual classroom. Little do they know, normalcy is out of reach. June...

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Although the SAT can seem unnecessary to some, it can be others
Opinion: Standardized testing should continue to be optional
Zachary Khouri, Managing Editor — May 10, 2021

Standardized testing should not be phased out of college admissions entirely because it can provide much-needed support for the rest of a student’s application. However, since requiring all applicants to submit their scores would be equally troublesome based on its history of discrimination, keeping...

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School lunches in America are infamous for their low quality and poor taste.
Opinion: School lunch needs to play ketchup
Kai Yoshida, Staff Writer — May 10, 2021

For over a year, Carlmont has operated in distance learning, and many sorely miss friends, teachers, and school in general. But something that isn't missed is the lunches. "I only eat school lunch currently because it's free, and it is decent enough to eat, but the food usually is not the best and...

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The student news site of Carlmont High School in Belmont, California.