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.

Scot Scoop News

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Opinion: Some topics are not worth your time

Anita Beroza, Scot Scoop Editor June 7, 2021

As activism becomes more common online, there’s an unhealthy expectation for those who participate in it to be engaged with all topics all the time. While social media can be an excellent place to spread...

Taking time off social media can be beneficial for your well-being.

Opinion: Deleting Snapchat for a week will change your life

Cambell Kirk, Staff Writer June 2, 2021

I love Snapchat as much as the next person. I send pictures back and forth with my friends, post on my private story, and interact with the app’s various filters and mini-games for hours.  These...

Protesters gather to rally against a law that unfairly targets the homeless population. Photo edited by Chelsea Chang.

Opinion: Anti-homeless architecture is the pinnacle of stupidity

Chelsea Chang, Staff Writer May 31, 2021

Anti-homeless architecture is one of the top three most stupid things in the world, falling short only to Elon Musk and people who dislike “Pokémon.” A form of hostile and exclusionary design,...

Israeli military presence in Palestine has continuously suppressed the rights and freedoms of Palestinians. Support Palestinian refugees in Gaza by donating:

Cartoon: Justice for Palestine

Linda Lin, Staff Writer May 29, 2021

Over the past four years, each senior has developed a unique, personal experience with the books they have read.

Carlmont class of 2021: The stories that shaped us (The Lord of the Reads #5)

Rachel McCrea, Staff Writer May 26, 2021

Welcome back, reader.  Our tale is nearing an end, but it's not quite done yet. We've woven stories of magic rings, faraway planets, spaceships, heroes, villains, and even the people behind these creations.  However,...

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...

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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...

Chris Cuomo's journalistic ethics breaches have given himself, Gov. Andrew Cuomo, and journalism a bad name.

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...

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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...

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...

Misusing mental health-related terms can often prove harmful to those who have mental health disorders, as it minimizes one's feelings and makes them feel worse about their mental state.

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...

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...

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