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Chess tournament brings competitive mindsets to Fox

Chess tournament brings competitive mindsets to Fox

Audrey Luey, Staff Writer

April 16, 2019


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Advantage Chess sponsored their annual scholastic chess tournament at Fox Elementary School last weekend, where over 100 students participated. The chess tournaments serve as fundraisers for the Fox School PTA, as all staff members are volunteers. The club began with about 80 kids, but as chess grad...

What to expect for Barrett’s redesign

What to expect for Barrett’s redesign

Aaron Penn, Staff Writter

April 16, 2019


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“One of the great things about Barrett is that it’s almost exactly in the heart of the city,” said Jonathon Hartman. Hartman, along with several others, are working as part of Group 4, an organization hired by the city to facilitate the redesign of Barrett community center. Barrett’s fa...

Velocity Dance Convention recognizes dancers from all over the Bay Area

Velocity Dance Convention recognizes dancers from all over the Bay Area

Anika Bhatnagar, Staff Writer

April 16, 2019


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Velocity Dance's combined convention and competition in San Jose allows dancers to test their skills against some of the strongest studios in the Bay Area, but it also opens them up to classes with new and established choreographers. These joint purposes reflect their goal to enhance the skills of the new dan...

ScotSkim: damage

ScotSkim: damage

Nina Heller, Staff Writer

April 15, 2019


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Notre-Dame Cathedral scarred by extensive fire Notre-Dame Cathedral was heavily damaged by a fire on Monday night that caused part of its delicate spire to collapse, as well as the roof. The fire filled the skies of Paris with smoke. It broke out around 6:30 p.m. and 400 firefighters have been dep...

Documentary Club welcomes library patrons

Documentary Club welcomes library patrons

Nihal Karim, Staff Writer

April 10, 2019


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The Belmont library offers their patrons a wide selection of events. One of these events is the Documentary Club, which meets every second Tuesday of the month to watch and talk about documentaries. “We want to provide access for patrons to opportunities and learning experiences that they may...

ScotSkim: demise

ScotSkim: demise

Maya Benjamin, Staff Writer

April 9, 2019


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Nipsey Hussle shot to death Respected community leader and rapper Nipsey Hussle was shot to death on March 31, 2019. Hussle was shot outside of his store, Marathon Clothing, in Crenshaw. A suspect, Eric Holder, was arrested and charged with murder two days after Hussle's death. Hussle was an e...

Belmont City Council works to improve Twin Pines Parks

Belmont City Council works to improve Twin Pines Parks

Leela Stuepfert, Staff Writer

April 9, 2019


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After many years, the Belmont City Council has finally acquired future plans to upgrade Twin Pines Park. “Twin Pines is one of the jewels of Belmont, but it can use some updates and polishing,” said Charles Stone, a Belmont council member. “The Twin Pines Master Plan outlines an ambitious vision that...

The Underestimated Importance Of Vaccines

The Underestimated Importance Of Vaccines

Zachary Khouri, Staff Writer

April 9, 2019


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Three-hundred and fourteen individual cases of measles were recorded between January and March of this year in 15 states of the U.S. Of the 157 cases recorded in Rockland, New York, 82% had not gotten a measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine. It’s been 2015 since the last person died of measles in the U.S., and another 12 years before that. Eighty-one flights traveling in the U.S. in the past year had at least one person on board with the disease. But why is this a problem? If one person in the vicinity is infected with measles, 90% of the individuals around them will also be infected. The disease was declared eliminated from the U.S. in 2000. And it’s not just measles. For the first time in 30 years, a child has contracted tetanus in Oregon. It took $800,000 to save him, but, according to most doctors, would have only taken a single shot to prevent it from happening at all. For epidemiologist Jennifer Pavon*, this rapid rise of illnesses is due to vaccine resistance, which she attributes to a lack of education on the subject.  “I think with any misinformation crisis, it really boils down to an educational crisis, where people aren’t educated enough to seek out fact-checked, correct information,” Pavon said. “People...

Options for Bay Area animal lovers are readily available

Options for Bay Area animal lovers are readily available

Alyssa Huang, Staff Writer

April 9, 2019


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Household pets are notorious for providing easygoing affection and companionship, whether it be a dog, reptile, or anything in between. What these pets have to offer have won them homes in 84 million American households as of 2017, which is over 64% of all households in the U.S. But as most sources o...

Lawsuit against ‘Flintstone House’ still underway

Lawsuit against ‘Flintstone House’ still underway

Sjoerd Huitema, Staff Writer

April 8, 2019


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The town of Hillsborough filed a lawsuit against Florence Fang, owner of the "Flintstone House" and former publisher of the San Francisco Chronicle. According to Mercury News, the town called the house a "highly visible eyesore," and seek to have metal constructions of prehistoric animals removed from it alon...

News Brief: Carlmont senior arrested for alleged child molestation

News Brief: Carlmont senior arrested for alleged child molestation

Anna Feng, Scot Scoop Editor

April 3, 2019


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Tavi Benelli, a Carlmont senior and Belmont resident, is facing charges for possession of child pornography and molestation of a child after he allegedly touched and took inappropriate pictures of a 7-year-old girl. Benelli was working at the bounce house Pump It Up on 1303 Elmer St. on April 1, where...

A local nonprofit strives to change the way we think

A local nonprofit strives to change the way we think

Evan Ajuria, Staff Writer

March 31, 2019


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BraveMaker is an emerging nonprofit based out of Redwood City, seeking to make a difference in not only the way we look at each other, but the way we look at change. Its goal is to provide a platform for filmmakers to share brave stories centered on injustice and discrimination. On March 25, Brave...

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