The student news site of Carlmont High School in Belmont, California.

Scot Scoop News

Vice President leaves Sunday football game after players kneel

Vice President leaves Sunday football game after players kneel

Mona Murhamer, Staff Writer

October 9, 2017


Filed under News, Top News

Sunday football is a long-standing American tradition. Now, it's a kneeling tradition, and the White House has had enough. On Sunday, Oct. 8, Vice President Mike Pence left the San Francisco 49ers v. Indianapolis Colts football game in Indiana after 23 players on the 49ers kneeled for the National...

San Carlos Art and Wine Faire celebrates its 27th year

San Carlos Art and Wine Faire celebrates its 27th year

Nina Heller, Staff Writer

October 8, 2017


Filed under News, Top News

With fall arriving, community members braved the heat to attend the San Carlos Art and Wine Faire from Oct. 7-8 in downtown San Carlos. The Art and Wine Faire occurs every fall and is sponsored by the San Carlos Chamber of Commerce. Along with art, there is a kid zone, live music all day, a car s...

San Carlos voters prepare to hit the polls in school board election

San Carlos voters prepare to hit the polls in school board election

Nina Heller, Staff Writer

October 5, 2017


Filed under News

San Carlos voters will hit the polls on Nov. 7 for a school board election in the San Carlos School District.   As the voting date nears, sample ballots have been sent out to registered voters. Sample ballots can assist voters in the voting process once they reach the polls and assure that they s...

Plans for legalization of marijuana go up in smoke

Plans for legalization of marijuana go up in smoke

Rachel Borshchenko, Staff Writer

October 4, 2017


Filed under News

Some Bay Area residents’ wishes of buying marijuana legally are going up in smoke. In the November 2016 election, California residents voted to legalize marijuana for recreational use. Medical marijuana had been legal in California since 1996. With the year coming to a close, no major California city...

Save the Music Festival celebrates 15th anniversary

Save the Music Festival celebrates 15th anniversary

Justin Som, Staff Writer

October 2, 2017


Filed under News, Top News

The banging of drums. The fanfare of trumpets, clarinets, and saxophones. The guitar and vocals of the rock band, Caravanserai. All sights attendees of the Save The Music Festival saw and heard throughout the day. On Oct. 1, the annual Save the Music Festival gathered an ensemble of local bands and...

Rep. Jackie Speier hosts ‘A Pathway to Citizenship’

Rep. Jackie Speier hosts ‘A Pathway to Citizenship’

Kylie Lin, Staff Writer

September 25, 2017


Filed under News, Top News

"You know what makes this country so great?" U.S. Rep. Jackie Speier posed this question on Sept. 23 at the San Mateo City Hall at the beginning of her workshop called "A Pathway to Citizenship." Speier hosted the event with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to help residents ...

Canceled ‘Free Speech Week’ sparks conversation

Canceled ‘Free Speech Week’ sparks conversation

Mona Murhamer, Staff Writer

September 24, 2017


Filed under News

Another weekend in Berkeley, another protest. On Sept. 24, a short talk by British free speech advocate Milo Yiannopoulos sparked a day-long conversation between conservatives and liberals on various issues. Yiannopoulos, a former Breitbart editor, was originally scheduled to speak at Sproul ...

Lawmakers seek to fund transportation programs with increased tolls

Lawmakers seek to fund transportation programs with increased tolls

Rachel Borshchenko, Staff Writer

September 21, 2017


Filed under News

Crossing the Bay Bridge will soon cost as much as buying three double-doubles at In-N-Out. As of the week of Sept. 16, lawmakers have decided to put an option on the next local election’s ballot in order to raise the toll on the Bay Bridge to $9 and to $8 for the other Bay Area bridges. The ...

Coastal Cleanup clears Belmont Creek

Coastal Cleanup clears Belmont Creek

Justin Som, Staff Writer

September 17, 2017


Filed under News

When picturing a children's party, many are quick to think that streamers and sparklers are welcome sights. Yet, for the people who clean them up afterward, these party favors are large nuisances. To get the right idea, imagine having to pick up explosions of confetti around and under every picnic...

Hidden waste plagues Belmont’s parks

Hidden waste plagues Belmont’s parks

Kylie Lin, Staff Writer

September 12, 2017


Filed under News, Top News

For the most part, the city of Belmont excels at keeping parks trash-free for its numerous residents, but parks in Belmont are not as clean as they appear to be. For example, to combat littering within the confines of Belameda Park -- the park right next to the Belmont Library -- a staff member from the library monit...

Colin Kaepernick’s career takes a knee

Colin Kaepernick’s career takes a knee

Mona Murhamer, Staff Writer

September 12, 2017


Filed under News

The 2017 NFL season kicked off on Sept. 7, and neglected bringing one of its greats along for the ride. Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick officially took a knee on the season after being denied a contract with the Seattle Seahawks in June. The contract was instead given to Austin...

Mariposa Upper Elementary School opening delayed

Mariposa Upper Elementary School opening delayed

Nina Heller, Staff Writer

September 9, 2017


Filed under News

New school year, new school. This was what half of the fourth and fifth-graders from San Carlos were thinking for this new school year. However, this became untrue just as it was on the cusp of being a reality. The San Carlos School District has been in the process of creating upper elementary sc...

The student news site of Carlmont High School in Belmont, California.
News