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Too Hot for the Middle East

Omar Borkan Al Gala flashing a smile. 
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Ayesha Abbasi, Social Media Editor/Columnist

May 5, 2013

Omar Borkan Al Gala, a United Arab Emirate national, was deported from Saudi Arabia for being "too attractive." This 25- year-old poet and fashion photographer was one of the three men kicked out of  the Jenadrivah Heritage and Culture Festival in Riyadh, the Saudi capital. The reasoning of their removal was justified by religi...

Two-step Twitter security system is questioned after a fake tweet is sent out

Two-step Twitter security system is questioned after a fake tweet is sent out

April 25, 2013

On Tuesday, a fake tweet was sent across Twitter stating that there had been an explosion in the White House, which injured Barack Obama. The tweet was sent from Associated Press (AP) Twitter account. As of right now all but one AP account has been suspended and is undergoing security check. ...

11 dead from mysterious bird flu in China

Tourists arrive at circuit wearing face-masks after a recent outbreak of the bird flu virus

April 14, 2013

On Saturday, a 7-year-old girl is the latest person to be infected with bird flu in China Her case was the one of the eleven people out of 51 that has died from a new deadly disease called H7N9 otherwise known as bird flu. The World Health Organization and China’s health ministry are closely monitoring poultry mar...

San Francisco Symphony musicians strike the stage

SF Symphony at Davis Symphony Hall

Shira Stein, Scot Scoop Editor-in-Chief

April 5, 2013

The musicians of the San Francisco Symphony spent 18 days on strike because their management refused to raise their wages for the next contract. The San Francisco Symphony is a world-renown choir that performs from their home of Davies Symphony Hall to the East Coast. The musicians' contracts expired...

North Korea’s nuclear threat

April 2, 2013

Preceding a blatant threat to bomb the United States of America, North Korea completed a successful rocket launch on Dec. 12, 2012 and its third nuclear test on Feb. 12, 2013. Pyongyang, North Korea’s capital, violated earlier restrictions placed on North Korea by the United Nations Security Council...

Dangerous threat stems from Facebook confessions page

Carlmont Confessions Facebook page has gained hundreds of likes in a few days.

March 21, 2013

Anonymous "confession" Facebook pages have become popular throughout local high schools, and one in particular has yielded dangerous consequences. Students are able to voice their opinions or confessions about their school anonymously through a Google document. A secret administrator then transfers the co...

Students excited about the new pope

Students excited about the new pope

March 18, 2013

On Wednesday, March 13, 2013 the Roman Catholic Church elected their first ever non-European and member of the Jesuit order as their Roman Catholic pontiff. Jorge Mario Bergoglio, the archbishop of Buenos Aires, and the first pontiff to ever take the name as Pope Francis, obtained more votes tha...

An earthquake could destroy Ralston Hall

Ralston Hall-taken by John Green of Mercury News

Shira Stein, Scot Scoop Editor-in-Chief

March 14, 2013

Ralston Hall is one of the oldest buildings on the Peninsula, and its age is starting to show. This historic building was built in 1868 by William Ralston and has been a central part of the Notre Dame de Namur University campus since. After this long period of time, the cracks are coming to light....

No lockdown during armed car chase

No lockdown during armed car chase

March 8, 2013

On March 7, local police investigated a burglary and with help from local community members, they were able to locate a car matching the description of the burglars on Highway 101. It was seen that the suspects had a handgun and were in a gold, four-door vehicle. Local community members were able...

Husband and wife left dead in a hit-and-run crash

Husband and wife left dead in a hit-and-run crash

March 4, 2013

[media-credit name="" align="alignright" width="650"][/media-credit]New York police are searching for a suspect connected to the Brooklyn hit-and-run car crash that left two ...

‘Bay Lights’ will shine up the Bay Area

Introduction to the project

Shira Stein, Scot Scoop Editor-in-Chief

March 4, 2013

Over 25,000 individually programmed lights will illuminate the Bay Bridge in a show on the side of the bridge by Leo Villareal. This show is to celebrate the Bay Bridge turning 75 years old and will take place nightly for the next two years. This project spans the 1.5 miles of the bridge and reaches...

Motives behind the Pope’s resignation

Pope Benedict XVI's arrival in Mexico

Ayesha Abbasi, Social Media Editor/Columnist

February 26, 2013

In a world with 1.1 billion Roman Catholics, Pope Benedict XVI's resignation on Thursday is considered a fairly large deal. Pope Benedict is the first to resign by choice in six centuries. The Pope made the choice to retire after a rather laborious trip to Leon, Mexico. Many saw his visit as more...

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