Scot Scoop News

Opinion: There should be no Q about favoring EQ

EQ and IQ have opposite characteristics, but both Q-ratings can be observed among different people.

Sophia Deynega, Staff Writer

April 21, 2020

A world filled with robots. That’s what competitiveness, the internet, and lack of empathy for others are causing us to become.  Many of us stay up all night studying because we are overly-determined with our educational goals, and we spend most of our time memorizing information. We focus mo...

Opinion: A furry little friend is a necessity right now

Golden retriever chow mix Parker hopes to earn a treat from his owner.

Savannah Velschow, Staff Writer

April 18, 2020

Four months ago, if somebody told me that I would be stuck in quarantine right now, I probably would have laughed and walked away. Our world has changed very rapidly over the past few months, and due to these immense lifestyle changes, millions have lost their jobs, and thousands have lost their ...

Opinion: Sports should be suspended for the remainder of 2020

Due to the pandemic, many games like this basketball game have been suspended.

Brayden Young, Staff Writer

April 16, 2020

The coronavirus (COVID-19) has shut down nearly all aspects of society, and it has the sports world wondering: "Will there be sports in 2020?" So far, it seems that the answer to that question is no, there will be no organized sports in the year 2020.  Many organizations have done testing of the players for COVID-19. The NBA, for example, was one of the first leagues to begi...

Opinion: Students should be thankful for their futures

The rising number of signatures show the anger students feel about the boards decision.

Anna Wilkinson, Staff Writer

April 16, 2020

145,417. That's how many people who no longer have a future due to COVID-19. Students at Carlmont High School are requesting the Sequoia Union High School District (SUHSD) board of trustees to change their minds about their ruling of Credit/No Credit grades. This may seem like an insignificant pro...

Opinion: Captive breeding of endangered animals needs to stop

A tiger is in a cage that does not meet the environmental standards it needs in order to thrive.

Camille Kay, Staff Writer

April 15, 2020

After watching the exhausting and emotional rollercoaster (or should I say roaring-coaster) of Tiger King, I never realized some of the controversial topics on endangered species. The documentary was initially supposed to be about the big cat sanctuaries and how each one is different, but when the doc...

Opinion: Race does not define intelligence

Often times, Asian American students' academic achievements are minimized due to the racial stereotype that

Raina Lahiri, Staff Writer

April 15, 2020

Growing up, I always felt the expectation to excel in academics. Straight A’s weren’t seen as an accomplishment; rather, anything less was viewed as a failure. My parents instilled a hard work ethic in me, always telling me to get good grades and enroll in advanced classes. It was taken for granted...

Opinion: It could be worse

The parallels between the 2020 pandemic and the 1980s war in Iran are shown. On one side, the virus keeps us inside while on the right side bombings make people take shelter.

Auva Soheili, Staff Writer

April 13, 2020

"I don't want to go to school." Practically every teenager has uttered that phrase at some point in their high school career. Unfortunately, it's not the paradise vacation many of us envisioned it to be. But I'm not the only one in my household who has been forced to stay home, away from high school...

Editorial: Ethical journalism is part of the cure for COVID-19

Although they are not working on the front lines of the pandemic, journalists have an equally important role in stopping the spread of COVID-19.

Editorial Staff, Editors

April 13, 2020

In times of crisis, it is more important than ever that people are well-informed in order to take the appropriate precautions and stay calm. However, the media can either be a help or a hindrance. The COVID-19 outbreak and response have been accompanied by a massive "infodemic," an over-abundance of...

Opinion: The greatest footballer of all time

Messi or Ronaldo: who is better? The most discussed question in the football community will be put to the test.

Kai Yoshida, Staff Writer

April 12, 2020

With school canceled, there is plenty of time to tackle one of the most debated topics in the world of football. Not American football, but the sport played with the foot. Who is the GOAT (greatest of all time), Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo?  For over a decade, these two players have been lighting up the international foo...

Opinion: Count every vote

A person holds up a sign protesting the Electoral College system and the outcome of the 2000 election.

Isabelle Nunes and Cori Nicholson

April 10, 2020

America.  A place where everyone has a say on key issues and can vote for change. A place where everyone's voice is heard. Or so it seems.  Since its approval in 1787, the Electoral College has directly undermined this nation’s democracy with a state-by-state voting system.  The Electora...

Opinion: Grades must go

The Sequoia Union High School District’s homepage announces the switch to distance learning. However, the grading during this time period is still uncertain.

Nisha Marino and Emma Romanowsky

April 7, 2020

Superintendent Mary Streshly said it best; COVID-19 is not a hurricane. In the school board meeting held on Zoom on April 6, the nature of the COVID-19 pandemic was described as a different kind of natural disaster — a silent one. Perhaps it is the noiselessness that has caught us off guard. Th...

Opinion: ‘Anne with an E’ didn’t deserve to be canceled

Five months after the cancellation of 'Anne with an E,' fans like Emeri are still showing their appreciation for the show through fan art and Instagram posts.

Kaylene Lin, Scot Scoop Editor

April 4, 2020

At the beginning of 2020, Netflix released the third and final season of "Anne with an E." Although I was several months late, when I finally sat down to watch it, I was nothing short of blown away. After bingeing the entirety of "Anne with an E" in two weeks, it has become my all-time favorite show....

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