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News Brief: Carlmont senior arrested for alleged child molestation

News Brief: Carlmont senior arrested for alleged child molestation

Anna Feng, Scot Scoop Editor

April 3, 2019

Tavi Benelli, a Carlmont senior and Belmont resident, is facing charges for possession of child pornography and molestation of a child after he allegedly touched and took inappropriate pictures of a 7-year-old girl. Benelli was working at the bounce house Pump It Up on 1303 Elmer St. on April 1, where...

A local nonprofit strives to change the way we think

A local nonprofit strives to change the way we think

Evan Ajuria, Staff Writer

March 31, 2019

BraveMaker is an emerging nonprofit based out of Redwood City, seeking to make a difference in not only the way we look at each other, but the way we look at change. Its goal is to provide a platform for filmmakers to share brave stories centered on injustice and discrimination. On March 25, Brave...

ScotSkim: changes

ScotSkim: changes

Maya Benjamin, Staff Writer

March 28, 2019

Father of Sandy Hook victim dies in apparent suicide Another person with a connection to a mass shooting has committed suicide. Jeremy Richman killed himself in his office on Monday, March 25. His daughter, Avielle Richman, was one of the 20 children killed during the Sandy Hook Elementary School s...

Women’s self-defense class teaches safety

Women’s self-defense class teaches safety

Taisiia Yakovenko, Staff Writer

March 27, 2019

March, the women’s history month, saw the popularization of events that made the public more aware of the daily problems that women have to face. One of the main problems women face is fear of assault, and the Women’s Self Defense class aims to minimize that fear by teaching women how to protect t...

Carlmont Village Shopping Center elicits mixed feelings among students

Carlmont Village Shopping Center elicits mixed feelings among students

Mariela Ramirez, Staff Writer

March 26, 2019

Whether it’s to purchase food or just to hang out with friends, the Carlmont Village Shopping Center provides a wide variety of options for everyone. The main attraction that draws students to the center is the amount of food available. After school, students can get quite hungry, and the closest plac...

Realities of unkept roads are driven over by society

Realities of unkept roads are driven over by society

Camran Hitchcock, Staff Writer

March 25, 2019

There is no doubt that driving is dangerous, however, that danger stems not only from the act of driving but from the road itself. And for some, this danger could affect the rest of their lives. Cracks, potholes, and tree roots in roads are quite hazardous for vehicles to maneuver around. Such an...

ScotSkim: anticipation

ScotSkim: anticipation

Nina Heller, Staff Writer

March 23, 2019

Mueller report is complete, findings are still unknown After months of expectation, special counsel Robert S. Mueller III has delivered his report to Attorney General William P. Barr on his investigation into Russian interference into the 2016 election, according to the Justice Department. This rep...

Wildflower Walk provides a relaxing and informative hike

Wildflower Walk provides a relaxing and informative hike

Pablo Pinilla, Staff Writer

March 21, 2019

After a rainy couple of months, San Mateo residents were more than excited to enjoy a sunny walk in the historical and diverse Edgewood Nature Reserve. Last Saturday, March 16, 60 people gathered outside the small educational center at Edgewood Park in Redwood City to take part in the Wildflower Walk....

San Francisco salutes Irish heritage with annual parade

San Francisco salutes Irish heritage with annual parade

Talia Schreiber, Staff Writer

March 20, 2019

The sun beamed down on the crowded streets of San Francisco last Saturday as thousands came together to celebrate one of the biggest annual Saint Patrick’s Day parades in the country. Loud cheering and the sound of bagpipes and flutes could be heard across the city from about 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. ...

ScotSkim: challengers

ScotSkim: challengers

Nina Heller, Staff Writer

March 19, 2019

Beto O'Rourke joins the presidential race Former congressman and Senate candidate from Texas, Beto O'Rourke, has joined the crowded field of Democrats running for president in 2020. O'Rourke's candidacy had been the source of much speculation and rumors until his official announcement on March 14. O...

The Turkic community bonds over Nowruz celebration

The Turkic community bonds over Nowruz celebration

Nihal Karim, Staff Writer

March 19, 2019

Laughter, dance, and music envelop the room on a warm March afternoon. More people start to show up, all with the purpose of celebrating Nowruz — the beginning of spring. Nowruz, meaning “New Day," is an ancient Zoroastrian holiday that is commonly celebrated among people of Turkic origin. ...

KonMari Method tidies up people’s lives

KonMari Method tidies up people’s lives

Audrey Luey, Staff Writer

March 19, 2019

The Spark Joy Bay Area KonMari Method Workshop gathered at the Episcopal Church of the Epiphany to introduce a new outlook on life. It proposed an organizational strategy that cleanses people from the inside out.   The KonMari movement has been an ongoing popular idea since 2014, when Marie Kond...

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