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NorCal students connect at journalism conference

NorCal students connect at journalism conference

Emma Scott and Aylin Salahifar

September 30, 2019

At the annual Journalism Education Association (JEA) NorCal Media Day, students from all over Northern California met with industry professionals and learned how to improve their journalism skills. Hosted at Palo Alto High School on Sept. 28, this year’s Media Day was a free event for high scho...

Leaks of Google’s new phone embraced by company

Leaks of Google’s new phone embraced by company

Ethan Hsu, Staff Writer

September 28, 2019

Amidst descriptive leaks of Google's new flagship smartphone, the company has been unexpectedly providing confidential information months before the official launch. Advanced features for Google's Pixel 4 phone were leaked onto the internet, months before the planned official reveal. Google initial...

Belmont thinks globally, acts locally on Coastal Cleanup Day

Belmont thinks globally, acts locally on Coastal Cleanup Day

Audrey Boyce, Scot Scoop Editor

September 27, 2019

Coastal Cleanup Day celebrates its 30th anniversary, bringing together community members to clean up their local beaches, parks, creeks, or rivers. Coincidentally, this year’s Coastal Cleanup Day took place during Climate Week; a week focused on accelerating climate action. Twin Pines park was the...

Bark in the Park is a ‘treat’ for dog enthusiasts

Bark in the Park is a ‘treat’ for dog enthusiasts

Kiana George, Segment Producer

September 27, 2019

With over 15,000 dog owners, 3,900 pups, and 75 vendors, Bark in the Park boasts the title of the largest dog festival in the U.S. The dog fest brought together members of the Bay Area canine community on Sept. 21 at William Street Park in Downtown San Jose. From dogs sporting sunglasses to puppies ...

Many ‘sing’ the praises of upcoming Save the Music Festival

Many ‘sing’ the praises of upcoming Save the Music Festival

Adri ten Cate, Staff Writer

September 24, 2019

With the Save the Music Festival fast approaching, leaders are taking the time to reflect on the purpose behind the popular event. According to the National Association for Music Education, music has a positive effect on student academics. Musical training helps develop areas of the brain associated with language and reasoning, as well as engage st...

Decline in San Carlos market shines light on active community

Decline in San Carlos market shines light on active community

Kaylene Lin and Erin Kee

September 24, 2019

Despite the San Carlos farmers' market being open year-round, rain or shine, fewer people are showing up, according to vendors. The San Carlos farmers’ market features locally grown food, downtown music, and a series of local businesses. For years people have come to enjoy the community, spend ti...

Volunteers raise awareness about aquatic pollution through BayFront CleanUp

Volunteers raise awareness about aquatic pollution through BayFront CleanUp

Eddy Yeretnov, Staff Writer

September 23, 2019

Volunteers around the Bay Area flocked to San Mateo's 35th Annual BayFront CleanUp, eager to help clean their community. On Sept. 21, Ryder Park, San Mateo attracted a crowd of devoted volunteers. The group quickly set to work picking up trash along the Bay Trail. "I came to the cleanup because I ...

Public screening of ‘Jumanji’ builds Belmont’s sense of community

Public screening of ‘Jumanji’ builds Belmont’s sense of community

Wyatt Binnard, Staff Writer

September 22, 2019

Whispers died down as the movie screen brightened, the start of “Jumanji” filling the night with color and sound. On Sept. 20, the Belmont Parks and Recreation Department held their third "Movies in the Park" event of the year at Twin Pines Park. According to the organizers, the public movie s...

Autumn Moon Festival shines light on family values

Autumn Moon Festival shines light on family values

Auva Soheili, Staff Writer

September 17, 2019

From traditional lion dances to eating mooncake, the Autumn Moon Festival brought families together to celebrate a cherished Chinese tradition. The festival took place from morning until noon in San Mateo Central Park on Sept. 15. Organizations like Kaiser Permanente and Visa sponsored it through...

San Carlos experiments with a downtown block party

San Carlos experiments with a downtown block party

Audrey Boyce, Scot Scoop Editor

September 13, 2019

Laughter rings through the air as the sun shines brightly overhead, celebrating one last hurrah as the summer comes to an end. On Sept. 8, the San Carlos community held its first-ever downtown block party, organized by the Chamber of Commerce. “Councilmember Adam Rak came to the chamber with the idea...

Apple’s prominence creates stigmas in smartphone culture

Apple’s prominence creates stigmas in smartphone culture

Molly Donaldson, Staff Writer

September 12, 2019

The iPhone, first introduced to the world in 2007, has grown to become an undeniable icon for the life we lead today. Over the past 12 years, this beloved yet berated handheld computer has become a keystone of life for millions of people around the globe and changed the course of history to shape a ne...

New Ralston traffic light causes congestion for commuters

New Ralston traffic light causes congestion for commuters

Rachel McCrea, Staff Writer

September 10, 2019

A new traffic signal on Ralston Avenue seeks to regulate traffic safely and efficiently. However, for many Carlmont students, it is more of a hindrance than a help in their daily commute to school.  According to several students who drive to school, traffic congestion has spiked on Ralston.  ...

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