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Local restaurants have begun to reopen outside dining by utilizing sidewalks and heat lamps.

San Mateo County establishes fund for local eateries

Samantha Kosman, Staff Writer March 1, 2021

Restaurants, wineries, and breweries have endured many challenges throughout this unprecedented pandemic, leaving them in desperate need of financial support.  San Mateo County’s Board of Supervisors...

The San Carlos School District brought their transitional kindergartners, kindergartners, and first graders back to a hybrid form of in-person learning on Feb. 22.

San Carlos School District’s return to school leaves many conflicted

Andrew Tolu and Lindsay Augustine February 28, 2021

After COVID-19 forced the San Carlos School District (SCSD) to transition to distance learning last March, the district has brought students back to in-person learning last Monday for the first time...

Evan Ajuria and Aiden Appleby are the two co-founders of Grindstone, a student-run job search platform for high school students.

Students start the job search with Grindstone

Amelia Clevenger, Staff Writer February 25, 2021

Grindstone is a student-run job platform created for students by students. Since its launch, the app has connected high school students with unique job opportunities.  “Once I got the app, I got...

Girl Scouts of all levels have experienced significant changes due to COVID-19.

Girl Scouts adapt to pandemic lifestyle

Chelsea Plunkett and Lillian Chen February 23, 2021

The Girl Scouts of Northern California have been finding new ways to meet and earn awards while abiding by COVID-19 restrictions.  Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, Girl Scout troops of all levels...

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Trump was acquitted: What comes next?

Calista Shohet, Staff Writer February 22, 2021

Forty-three not guilty votes in the Senate prevented former President Donald Trump's conviction on Saturday, Feb. 13, in his second impeachment trial.  This trial resulted from Trump's impeachment...

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Climate legislation signals a renewed focus on the San Francisco Bay

Hudson Fox, Staff Writer February 20, 2021

The San Francisco Bay, one of the nation's most valuable but neglected ecosystems, faces an existential threat posed by climate change. Throughout the Bay Area, rising sea levels have begun to inundate...

Samantha Gingher demonstrates the steps of a COVID-19 mouth swab test to a Carlmont staff member. Carlmont has been testing staff who are on campus.

COVID-19 communication leaves many confused

Elle Horst, Scot Scoop Editor February 19, 2021

On a Wednesday afternoon, Vyas Kepler arrived at his high school swim practice. The Carlmont High School senior greeted a teammate and rushed to the pool, goggles in hand, when something made him stop...

On Feb. 4, Representative Marjorie Greene was stripped of her House committee positions. All of the Democrats and 11 Republicans voted for her removal

Congresswoman Marjorie Greene is removed from House committee position

Keegan Balster and Zachary Kinder February 18, 2021

Many believe that one of the potential dangers to a democracy is a possible lack of knowledge in the voting population on key issues. Specifically, the danger lies in how a lack of knowledge can cause...

The magnificent scenery of Hidden Canyon and Water Dog Park is accessible thanks to the work and support of Belmont's community.

Volunteers help Belmont’s parks flourish

Kenzo Peraire, Staff Writer February 11, 2021

Residents of Belmont have continued to enjoy the luxury of several well-maintained parks largely due to its community's immense support. "Belmont parks offer so much to our community. They offer a place...

California starts the climb to herd immunity with vaccine distribution.

Bay Area vaccine rollout restores hope

Allison Raisner, Staff Writer February 10, 2021

The COVID-19 vaccine is more than a shot. It’s safety and peace of mind. For medical professionals, getting vaccinated from the virus was a priority. “My first shot was Dec. 22 at El Camino Hospital,...

Winnifred and Sean Fang were inside a vehicle that was stolen on Feb 6., prompting the California Highway Patrol (CHP) to issue an Amber Alert in four counties. According to Jeffrey Fang, the two children can only speak Mandarin. Winnifred Fang and Sean Fang were found on Feb. 7 along with the missing vehicle.

Breaking News: Suspect arrested for car theft, another at large

Elise Hsu, Editor February 10, 2021

Authorities have arrested one suspect and are searching for a second in the theft of a vehicle with two young children inside, according to multiple sources. According to the San Francisco Chronicle,...

The OneWorld Club is donating contributions from their breakfast food drive to the Samaritan House.

Breakfast needs remain a priority at Samaritan House

Grace Wu, Staff Writer February 9, 2021

Often considered the most important meal of the day, breakfast foods are in high demand at the Samaritan House of San Mateo County.  "They're very popular in terms of the items that families really...

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