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NBA G League may jeopardize college basketball’s future

The G League development program offers athletes an alternate route to potentially get to the NBA.

Tripp Garrish, Staff Writer

April 24, 2020

With the recent news of two top-15 high school prospects choosing to forgo college and join the new NBA G League's development program, questions have emerged about the future of college basketball. On April 16, Jalen Green, the top prospect in the 2020 high school class, decided to join the G League rather than ...

Koalas released back into wild after Australian bushfires

A zookeeper releases a koala affected by the recent bushfires.

Cambell Kirk, Staff Writer

April 24, 2020

In spite of all that's happening in the world today, there is some good news to be shared. Recently, some koalas that were injured in the recent Australian bushfires were re-released into the wild. Australia has not had it easy during the past couple of months. In November 2019, the government declared ...

Venezuelan refugees face a difficult journey to build a better life

Police check on refugees as they embark on their journey to begin a new life.

Mira Bhatt, Staff Writer

April 22, 2020

Leaving home, family, and friends for the chance to create a better and safer life for loved ones; this is a risk that hundreds of thousands of refugees worldwide take on daily — especially in Venezuela.  There are over 4.5 million Venezuelan refugees and migrants worldwide, according to the U...

Dunkin’ offers free donuts but fails to meet safety expectations

A Dunkin' package arrived like this during their

Allison Raisner, Staff Writer

April 22, 2020

Free donuts. These two words can instantly spark a feeling of joy and satisfaction for almost anyone.  Dunkin’ Donuts opened a store a few miles away from Carlmont about two years ago. Since then, it's become a hub for Carlmont students.  It was common to see teens roaming the halls with their iced co...

The world celebrates its first digital Earth Day

Lizbeth Ibarra, a youth climate activist, expresses her frustration with policymakers:

Katerina Gaines, Staff Writer

April 21, 2020

April 22, 2020, the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, was supposed to be the largest gathering of protestors chanting for climate justice in history.  But due to the COVID-19 induced shelter-in-place, environmental and climate justice organizations have had to shift their plans from taking to the s...

Virtual concerts amplify fans’ fun during quarantine

SuperM sings

Kasey Liu, Staff Writer

April 20, 2020

Live concerts across the world have been canceled due to safety concerns regarding COVID-19. However, that does not stop musicians from bringing joy to their fans, though in a different form. Various online concerts and live streams have taken the place of live shows, including the large-scale "One Wor...

Germany zoo resorts to slaughtering animals as a food source for caged occupants

Zoo director fears they may have to feed the animals to each other.

Adila Azizali, Staff Writer

April 20, 2020

A pandemic strikes the world. Some are being left in desperate situations, even animals. According to Worldometer, there are 143,342 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 4,193 deaths in Germany. Meanwhile, although animals are not part of the population that are directly affected by the virus, they still ar...

Scot Scoop Explains: Credit/no credit system

While students usually receive letter grades on their report cards, this semester they either receive credit or no credit for each course.

Audrey Boyce, Scot Scoop Editor

April 18, 2020

On April 15, the Sequoia Union High School District (SUHSD) Board of Trustees made the emergency decision to move to a credit/no credit system that will be applied to the entire Spring semester of 2020. This credit/no credit system defines a passing grade as a D- or above regardless of whether the...

2020 challenges 2016 for ‘best year of rap’

Lil Baby is among the rappers who have released a hit album in 2020.

Anthony Eliopoulos, Staff Writer

April 17, 2020

So far, 2020 hasn't had the best first few months, but the rap and hip-hop scene is at a very high point. Famous rappers like Lil Uzi Vert, Drake, Lil Baby, and many more have released music in 2020, and everybody seems to be enjoying it. Although 2020 has seen some hits, 2016 is widely recognize...

Breaking News: Board of Trustees votes to adopt credit/no credit grading system

The Board of Trustees voted in favor of the pass/fail system on behalf of Sequoia Union High School District.

Lora Simakova, Staff Writer

April 16, 2020

After about four hours of discussion, the Sequoia Union High School District (SUHSD) Board of Trustees decided their students’ fates for the remainder of the 2020 school year.  Initiated at 6 p.m. on April 15, the board held a regular meeting, open to the public, regarding the few options for g...

The world struggles without sports

A couple sits in dismay after the NBA cancels a contest between the Utah Jazz and Oklahoma City Thunder and announces an indefinite suspension of play.

Ari Ravi, Staff Writer

April 14, 2020

The pandemic that is currently sweeping the planet has caused everyone lots of pain, frustration, sadness, and boredom. It has also removed a constant in life that people cherish and bond over; the world of sports has temporarily come to a standstill.  On March 11, the NBA took drastic action to ...

The worldwide water crisis persists despite COVID-19

Water is distributed in the rural areas of southern Ethiopia during a period of severe drought.

Isabelle Nunes, Staff Writer

April 13, 2020

As the world shuts down due to COVID-19, the long-term water crisis continues to disrupt billions of human lives as nations fall victim to droughts. According to recent data from the World Resources Institute (WRI), 17 countries face “extremely high” levels of water shortage. There are over 150 additional countries that are currently experiencing the worsening water dilemma. In total, nearly 25% of the world’s population are directly th...

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