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Teens kick of their summer with the Buoyancy Teen Music & Art Festival

Teens kick of their summer with the Buoyancy Teen Music & Art Festival

Kimberly Mitchell, Staff Writer

June 3, 2019

From riding a unicorn to listening to their peers perform, teens from around the Bay came together to share the stage, showcase their art, and kick off their summer with the Buoyancy Teen Music & Art Festival. Buoyancy is a free festival made by teens for teens and features a variety of stude...

ScotSkim: shock

ScotSkim: shock

Maya Benjamin, Staff Writer

June 1, 2019

Robert Mueller resigns During a special news conference on May 29, Robert Mueller announced that he will be resigning as special counsel. After submitting a 448-page report with his team on their findings to Attorney General William Barr on March 22, Mueller says his work is done. “I’m speaking...

World record paper airplane folder excites museum goers about science

World record paper airplane folder excites museum goers about science

Pablo Pinilla, Staff Writer

May 30, 2019

On the rainy Sunday morning of May 26, 2019, about 60 young kids and their parents gathered at the Hiller Aviation Museum to learn about the science of flight and to build something that set a world record. Bay Area native John Collins, also known as Mr. Paper Airplane, entertained the eager audience with his presentation about paper air...

Facebook festivals promote Menlo Park community

Facebook festivals promote Menlo Park community

Shayna Yurovitsky, Staff Writer

May 28, 2019

Facebook’s first festival, the Cajun Carnival, took place on Saturday, May 18 as a charity event for all ages. Entering the Facebook parking lot revealed a mini-festival filled with carnival rides, food stands, and charity events open to the public. Facebook's goal is to improve the Menlo Park...

ScotSkim: danger

ScotSkim: danger

Maya Benjamin, Staff Writer

May 28, 2019

Woman found after missing for two weeks After spending 16 days lost in a forest in Hawaii, Amanda Eller has been found alive. The yoga instructor and avid hiker disappeared after going to Kahakapao Trail in East Maui's Makawao Forest Reserve on May 8, 2019. Eller's Toyota RAV4 was found in the forest parking lot along...

ScotSkim: new beginnings

ScotSkim: new beginnings

Maya Benjamin, Staff Writer

May 27, 2019

House passes an unprecedented LGBTQ bill House Democrats are following through on their promise to ensure civil rights protections for the LGBTQ community. The bill dubbed the "Equality Act" passed in the house with a vote of 236-173, with only 8 Republicans voting for the bill. The Equality Act woul...

Belmont library says farewell to librarian Jordan Kan

Belmont library says farewell to librarian Jordan Kan

Ailee Lim, Staff Writer

May 26, 2019

All good things must come to an end. With the end of the school year, Carlmont students who visit the Belmont library aren't only going to lose the graduating seniors. Jordan Kan, a librarian, is also leaving the library to follow his dreams. But for students who frequent the library, Kan, affectionately...

The ethics of animal testing

The ethics of animal testing

Zachary Khouri, Scot Scoop Editor

May 25, 2019

The question surrounding the ethics of animal testing has wracked the scientific and cosmetic communities. The debate stems from whether or not animals should be given more rights, similar to those given to humans, and whether prohibiting using them for testing are apart of these rights. Hundreds o...

Belmont Library moves toward sustainability

Belmont Library moves toward sustainability

Nihal Karim, Staff Writer

May 24, 2019

Earth is dying. That is the conclusion that many people may draw just by viewing their Instagram stories, which urge them to protect the environment through donations, or that one like equals one more step in saving the planet. But is there a way that would help us get more involved? Every third Sunday of ...

Asian Pacific Heritage dances its way into San Mateo

Asian Pacific Heritage dances its way into San Mateo

Ailee Lim, Staff Writer

May 21, 2019

Dancing is a deep-rooted tradition for many cultures around the world. Learning about a culture's dance can also be a way to learn about cultures that are not familiar to oneself. For Asian Pacific Heritage Month, the San Mateo Public Library featured traditional dancers from four different culture...

Hometown Days brings San Carlos back to its roots, rain or shine

Hometown Days brings San Carlos back to its roots, rain or shine

Mariela Ramirez and Camran Hitchcock

May 20, 2019

With summer just around the corner, San Carlos residents come to enjoy a festival that embodies the spirit of the community. Hometown Days was first proposed by Mayor Pat Bennie in 1979 as a "family-oriented day" to "provide non-profit community clubs and organizations an opportunity to participate,...

Private and public colleges appeal to students in different ways

Private and public colleges appeal to students in different ways

Alyssa Huang, Staff Writer

May 19, 2019

Just as the purpose of buying clothing is to have something to wear, the main purpose of attending college is to receive higher education in a school that can cater to one's needs. However, there's more to every choice than to fulfill its main purpose. Clothing can also be used to make a statemen...

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