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Going with your gut

Going with your gut

Sam Hosmer, Staff Ranter

May 30, 2019

For reasons I’ve never fully understood nor disclosed for fear of crucifixion in the sphere of county Democratic party politics, I sort of can’t stand Gavin Newsom. That might be understating it. I really do despise him. And I’m saying that as a dyed-in-the-wool capital D Democrat who tends t...

The retirement of Belmont’s city manager, and what comes with it

The retirement of Belmont’s city manager, and what comes with it

Sam Hosmer, Staff Ranter

May 29, 2019

A few thoughts on the resignation of Greg Scoles from Belmont Tuesday night, longtime and widely acclaimed Belmont city manager Greg Scoles attended his last council meeting, capping a 42-year career in public service. Which is a shame, really. It isn’t often that a city manages to achieve such a fr...

Op-Ed: The sadism of televised competitions

Op-Ed: The sadism of televised competitions

Sam Hosmer, Staff Ranter

May 28, 2019

There’s a pretty solid episode of Black Mirror called “Fifteen Million Merits” in which Daniel Kaluuya — Get Out, Black Panther — lives in a future where people ride on exercise bikes to generate power in exchange for currency. Having inherited 15 million credits from his dead brother, he b...

A few thoughts on student journalism

A few thoughts on student journalism

Sam Hosmer, Staff Ranter

May 27, 2019

It’s been a fun year. My time in Carlmont’s journalism program was pretty accidental. I signed up for the class because I had one period free, liked to write, and had friends in the class (who promised me somewhat, uh, broad editorial discretion). Although I’d been involved in local governmen...

Opinion: Warriors make NBA boring

Opinion: Warriors make NBA boring

Miles Ozorio, Scot Scoop Editor

May 24, 2019

With the Golden State Warriors completing their sweep of the Portland Trailblazers on Monday night, the NBA trophy is looking like it going to be coming back to the bay for the fourth time in five years. Exciting, right? Not really. The Warriors are fun to watch, don't get me wrong, and I have been raised since birth to love them as my team. But come on you guys, this is getting old. And they're going to win again. Even if Kevin Durant and DeMarcus Cousins do not make a return to the court, the 2015 version of the Warriors that we are seeing right now is the hottest team in the NBA. Stephen Curry is playing his best basketball without Durant to pass the ball to. In the Warriors' last 32 games without Durant, Steph has averaged nearly 30 points, 6.6 assists, and has shot the three at 42%.  Another man that seems to be on a tear right now is Draymond Green. Entering the finals, Green is coming off one of the best playoff series of his career. Green nearly averaged a triple-double against the Blazers, with 16.5 PPG, 11.8 RPG, and 8.8 APG. With the guaranteed return of Andre Iguodala (who missed game four against the Trailblazers due to a calf strain) to guard either Toronto's Kawhi Leonard or Milwaukee's Giannis Antetokounmpo, the r...

Queer Time Episode Ten: Government and Politics

Queer Time Episode Ten: Government and Politics

Maddy Ting, Zachary Khouri, and Mikayla Nguyen

May 15, 2019

On the season one finale of Queer Time Podcast, Maddy and Zach discuss the LGBTQ community's relationship with government and politics. They cover the finalization of Donald Trump's military trans ban, an overview of the Supreme Court and cases regarding sexuality in the workplace, and the pros, cons...

Opinion: Abortion rights are necessary

Opinion: Abortion rights are necessary

Nisha Marino, Staff Writer

May 14, 2019

The murder rate in Georgia is about to go up. At least as far as the law is concerned. Last week, Georgia passed a bill that will go into effect in January 2020 banning abortions after a heartbeat is detected in a fetus. Other states have similar bills up for review, and pro-choice advocates across t...

Editorial: AP classes shouldn’t have finals in June

Editorial: AP classes shouldn’t have finals in June

Editorial Staff, Site Editors

May 14, 2019

Before the week of May 6, students in Advanced Placement (AP) classes rush to study all of the course's material in preparation for the big AP exam. AP tests assess the student's knowledge on the subject and determine whether the student should be given college credit for the course. Students wil...

‘Amor fati’ and the article that was supposed to be a video

‘Amor fati’ and the article that was supposed to be a video

Joseph Gomez, Segment Producer

May 13, 2019

This article was supposed to be a three-minute video posted to ScotCenter, but technical difficulties prevented me from finishing it when I was two-thirds of the way done. But hey, given the subject of this brief babble, that kinda works out. The following is my rambling script on Stoicism and its phil...

Editorial: Administration should be held accountable for calling out hate speech

Editorial: Administration should be held accountable for calling out hate speech

Editorial Staff, Site Editors

May 6, 2019

Several days ago, an Instagram account containing hate speech material towards a Carlmont staff member was discovered. Among its posts include racist and anti-semitic content. In an email to Scot Scoop, Ralph Crame, Carlmont's principal said, "We are working to identify the person or persons responsible...

The joy of old newspapers and the value of the local press

The joy of old newspapers and the value of the local press

Sam Hosmer, Staff Ranter

May 2, 2019

Shameless plug here: for the past year or so I’ve been working with UC Riverside to obtain, using money generously gifted to the Belmont Historical Society by the City Council, about 83 years of newspaper archives that were stored in their library. Though it might seem difficult to believe now, Belmont did, for ...

Queer Time Episode Nine: Mainstream Media – Part Three: Movies & Television

Queer Time Episode Nine: Mainstream Media – Part Three: Movies & Television

Maddy Ting, Zachary Khouri, and Mikayla Nguyen

May 1, 2019

  Episode Nine: Mainstream Media will be split into three parts: music, books, and television & movies. On today's episode of Queer Time Podcast comes the last part of Episode Nine: Mainstream Media. Miki talks about Queer Eye, the Netflix makeover show featuring five gay men. Miki...

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