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Society wishes you a costly Christmas

Society wishes you a costly Christmas

Camran Hitchcock, Staff Writer

November 26, 2018


Filed under News

Christmas is a time for family and cheer, a time to be grateful and enjoy the presence of others. However, it's also the season to spend large amounts of money and time. Starting as early as November 1, people begin to plan their holiday by purchasing airline tickets, buying and gifting colorfully...

Food banks prepare for the holidays

Food banks prepare for the holidays

Taisiia Yakovenko, Staff Writer

November 25, 2018


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Over 22,000 pounds of apples were sorted and boxed at the Second Harvest Food Bank as part of preparations for the upcoming holiday season on Nov. 14. Apples, along with other many foods, will be given away to families in need all over Bay Area. “We want ensure that [people] have access to ...

Hillsdale mall welcomes Christmas season

Hillsdale mall welcomes Christmas season

Evan Ajuria, Staff Writer

November 19, 2018


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Although it is still a couple of days before Thanksgiving, it is never too early for Christmas at the Hillsdale Shopping Center.  Santa Claus decided to come a little early for Christmas this year to start the holiday season. Hundreds of people came to see Santa Claus as he made his first appear...

Smoke on the water: Bay Area shelters from Camp Fire smoke

Smoke on the water: Bay Area shelters from Camp Fire smoke

Scot Scoop Staff

November 16, 2018


Filed under In-Depth, News, Top News

As of Nov. 15, the Bay Area has the worst air quality in the world. In this breaking news piece, we answer your most pressing questions about the smoke invading our communities, including Carlmont's response to canceling school and how you can help victims.

Belmont honors veterans at Twin Pines Park

Belmont honors veterans at Twin Pines Park

Rachel McCrea, Staff Writer

November 16, 2018


Filed under News, Top News

The late morning sun shines through the trees of Twin Pines Park in Belmont, dappling the stone of the Veteran’s Memorial. The haunting notes of a bagpipe quiver in the air. It is Nov. 12, 2018, and the community of Belmont is gathered to honor their military veterans. This was the second annual Veteran’s Day E...

ScotSkim: announcements

ScotSkim: announcements

Julia Rhodie

November 16, 2018


Filed under ScotSkim - quick news briefs

Questions arise surrounding leadership as the 'blue wave' crashes The ‘blue wave,’ crashed, as many predicted it would. But for American politics, another dramatic event on its horizon as members of the House of Representatives question who their future majority and minority leaders will be. Former...

ScotSkim: fire

ScotSkim: fire

Julia Rhodie, Staff Writer

November 15, 2018


Filed under ScotSkim - quick news briefs

California burns up from fires in north and south Infamous for its sunny days and sandy beaches, the Golden State is gaining a new meaning, as fire rages through both its northern and southern ends. With Camp Fire blazing in the north and the Woolsey Fire burning through the south, the entire state is crippled by tragedy and debilitating air quality. According to ...

Harvest Festival inspires creative spirit

Harvest Festival inspires creative spirit

Ailee Lim, Staff Writer

November 15, 2018


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With technology becoming more prevalent in society, it can be hard to find traditional art that still resonates with people. The annual Harvest Festival celebrates small businesses and artists alike. The Harvest Festival was held from Nov. 9 to Nov.11 at the San Mateo County Events Center. The f...

Remembering the defeat of the Briggs Initiative

Remembering the defeat of the Briggs Initiative

Kimberly Mitchell, Staff Writer

November 13, 2018


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On Tuesday night, the nation was yet again divided into red and blue in what many have called the most crucial midterm election of our lifetime. However, this November was not the first time midterm tensions were high. At least not for California. In 1978, California State Sen. John Briggs placed ...

Lowe’s announces closure of 51 stores in North America

Lowe’s announces closure of 51 stores in North America

CJ Ward, Staff Writer

November 13, 2018


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Lowe’s has recently announced that they are closing 20 stores in the U.S. and 31 stores in Canada. Four of these stores will be closing in California, located in South San Francisco, San Jose, Irvine, and Aliso Viejo respectively. This announcement, made on Monday, Nov. 5, said that they plan o...

Grove in Twin Pines dedicated to former Mayor Eric Reed

Grove in Twin Pines dedicated to former Mayor Eric Reed

Sam Hosmer, Staff Writer

November 11, 2018


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Former Mayor and Councilman Eric Reed may have passed away in 2017, but his memory appears indelible. A grove adjacent to the Veterans' Memorial in Twin Pines Park in Belmont was dedicated Sunday afternoon to the memory of Reed, who died last December after a three-year battle with cancer. Ree...

ScotSkim: aftermath

ScotSkim: aftermath

Emma Romanowsky, Staff Writer

November 10, 2018


Filed under News, ScotSkim - quick news briefs

President Trump fires Jeff Sessions Hours after the midterm elections polls closed, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced his immediate resignation from office. However, Sessions’ departure was not a personal decision: President Trump fired him. Sessions released an undated letter to the president ...

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