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Firefighter responsible for running over a survivor of Asiana Airlines crash won’t be prosecuted

SFO crashed plane with foam covering the ground.

Brooke Buckley, Staff Writer

October 21, 2013

The San Francisco firefighter who ran over an Asiana Airline survivor won't be prosecuted for the accident. Chinese student Ye Mengyuan, 16, survived the crash at San Francisco International Airport (SFO) to be subsequently run over by a fire truck while she was hidden in firefighting foam. San Ma...

Paying for the shutdown in terms of popularity

Paying for the shutdown in terms of popularity

Dana Benelli, Staff Writer

October 21, 2013

Approval ratings for both Democrats and Republicans have dropped post-shutdown, but the Republican party's decline in particular may affect the 2014 Senate elections. A series of public opinion polls during the last two weeks signify that Republicans have taken most of the blame for the shutdown situ...

Cyberbullies arrested in connection with suicide of 12-year-old girl

ASB promotes a campaign against cyberbullying by putting up posters around campus.

Aria Frangos, Scot Scoop Editor

October 19, 2013

"Yes ik [I know] I killed Rebecca and IDGAF [I don't give a f--k]." This Facebook post was the decision-maker for authorities to arrest two young Fla. girls charged with the aggravated stalking that drove a 12-year-old peer to suicide last month. A group of about 15 girls led by the two arrested...

Belmont gas line safety in question

PG&E logo

Melanie Hamaguchi, Staff Writer

October 16, 2013

The safety of Belmont’s gas lines have been called into question after the recent shut down of a San Carlos gas line on Oct. 7. San Carlos shut down one of their gas lines in order to examine its safety. This has led to concerns being brought up about Belmont’s gas lines as well. While Belmont’s g...

Legacy of the ‘Boy Who Lived’ lives on

Legacy of the 'Boy Who Lived' lives on

Angela Perez de Tagle, Staff Writer

October 11, 2013

J.K. Rowling conjured up a spell of excitement as she announced the imminent production of a new addition to the Harry Potter films, a spinoff called "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them." Last month, Warner Bros. released a statement that J.K. Rowling, the widely acclaimed author of the Harry Potter se...

Walking to school is more fun than you think

Students Athena and Liam Frederick walked to school on International Walk to School Day.

Alex Lay, Staff Writer

October 11, 2013

Students throughout the world participated in International Walk to School Day (IWTSD) on Wednesday Oct. 9, including those within the Belmont Redwood Shores School District. By doing so, parents and students showed their dedication to improving their health and the environment. There were many perks to walking to school...

Flu season fiasco: CDC closed during government shutdown

Flu season fiasco: CDC closed during government shutdown

Zoe Wildman, Highlander Editor

October 8, 2013

With the Center for Disease Control (CDC) shut down, Americans will not be informed about current flu strains and where outbreaks are occurring. According to the CDC website, they will not be routinely analyzing surveillance data nor testing laboratory specimens submitted as part of routine surveillance. “The...

Brittan pipeline shut off by PG&E

Brittan Avenue intersection in San Carlos

Alyssa Fagel, Highlander Editor

October 8, 2013

The explosion that devastated the citizens of San Bruno, Calif. just three years ago is at the risk of repeating itself. But this time it's in San Carlos. Because inspectors have failed to check on the pipeline running under Brittan Avenue in San Carlos, city officials fear it is in danger of causing...

Behind the government shutdown – two sides that can’t agree

Behind the government shutdown - two sides that can't agree

Dana Benelli, Staff Writer

October 7, 2013

After one week of partial shutdown, the United States government remains deadlocked as disagreement between the Democratic party and the Republican party continues to delay consensus. The shutdown began at midnight Sept. 30 as a result of Congress failing to pass its budget plan for the new fiscal year. ...

Stanford student responsible for fatal DUI accident

Dismembered taxi cab after fatal accident.

Brooke Buckley, Staff Writer

October 7, 2013

One person was pronounced dead at the scene, and two are in critical condition after a fatal accident on Highway 101 in South San Francisco. Zachary Katz, a 24-year-old Stanford student was reported driving under the influence when he was involved in a head on collision at 3:48 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 5...

Candidates for Board appear before community

The seven candidate question and answer forum was held at the Belmont Library (taken from

Becca Fradkin, Scot Scoop Multimedia Editor/Social Media Team

October 4, 2013

Seven candidates running for the Belmont School Board gathered at the Belmont Library to answer concerns and questions of the local voters on Oct. 3. The League of Women Voters (LWV) created this forum on behalf of the voters, giving each candidate equal time to represent themselves, their views and a...

Government shutdown effects students

Over 20 departments and programs are closed that may indirectly impact Carlmont students.

Tara Shahrvini, Staff Writer

October 4, 2013

Ten days after the government shut down, students are starting to see its effects. Disagreement in Congress regarding the funding for the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare, sparked the government to shut down. The end of the shutdown still remains unknown and many students are unsure...

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