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Scots on wrong end of history in loss to Knights

Scots on wrong end of history in loss to Knights

Joshua Baxter, Staff Writer

October 12, 2019

Friday's game of Carlmont at Menlo was something never seen before. Not only was it Menlo's homecoming game, but it was also the first time in Menlo football history that they played a home game at night. The Scots suffered a 23-17 defeat to the Knights, who were led by quarterback Kevin Alarcon, a senior, and running back Samson Axe...

Scots eye league title after narrowly defeating Dons

Scots eye league title after narrowly defeating Dons

Tripp Garrish, Staff Writer

October 11, 2019

 The JV Carlmont girls volleyball team fended off a dynamic Aragon team in dramatic fashion to advance to 8-1 in league play.  After defeating the Dons 2-1 on Oct. 10, the Scots are in the hunt for a league title. This year's success is credited to certain teammates who have stepped into a leade...

Save the Music 2019

Save the Music 2019

Scot Scoop Staff

October 8, 2019

Not a single student at Carlmont knows a world without music class at school; it was simply a part of their elementary school careers. Fourth and fifth grade meant music class. However, Eighteen years ago, this reality was a fantasy.  In 2001, a parcel bill was proposed which would give an annual $4 million to the Belmont-Redwood Shores School District (BRSS...

Climate justice now, homework later

Climate justice now, homework later

Auva Soheili and Rachel McCrea

October 3, 2019

“Climate justice, now!” chanted hordes of young protesters marching in the streets of San Francisco.  Thousands of people, from toddlers to senior citizens, kicked off the youth-led climate strike in front of Nancy Pelosi’s office on September 20, with signs at the ready and chants in full...

Students reveal the hidden importance of the PSAT

Students reveal the hidden importance of the PSAT

Anita Beroza and Kasey Liu

October 2, 2019

The school-mandated PSAT is coming fast, but not all students deal with it the same way. On Oct. 16, sophomores and juniors will be participating in the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test, widely known as the PSAT. While some students believe that it does not affect them, others believe it is an essential aspect of doing well on the SAT and in college admissions. “I don’...

Girls JV volleyball wins against Woodside despite coach vacancy

Girls JV volleyball wins against Woodside despite coach vacancy

Lara Craciun, Staff Writer

October 2, 2019

Carlmont High School’s girls JV volleyball team remained without a head coach during their two-set win against Woodside High School.  Last week, Carlmont let the team’s JV coach go halfway through his first season with the team. For the game on Oct. 1, varsity coach Michael Lapuz and physical...

NorCal students connect at journalism conference

NorCal students connect at journalism conference

Emma Scott and Aylin Salahifar

September 30, 2019

At the annual Journalism Education Association (JEA) NorCal Media Day, students from all over Northern California met with industry professionals and learned how to improve their journalism skills. Hosted at Palo Alto High School on Sept. 28, this year’s Media Day was a free event for high scho...

Bark in the Park is a ‘treat’ for dog enthusiasts

Bark in the Park is a ‘treat’ for dog enthusiasts

Kiana George, Staff writer

September 27, 2019

With over 15,000 dog owners, 3,900 pups, and 75 vendors, Bark in the Park boasts the title of the largest dog festival in the U.S. The dog fest brought together members of the Bay Area canine community on Sept. 21 at William Street Park in Downtown San Jose. From dogs sporting sunglasses to puppies ...

Girls varsity water polo loses the Battle of Belmont

Girls varsity water polo loses the Battle of Belmont

Claire Tseng, Staff Writer

September 26, 2019

The girls varsity water polo team faced defeat against the Notre Dame Tigers on Sept. 25, losing their two-game winning streak. Notre Dame's quick offense led them to a 10-4 victory. The Scots had previously won their game against Half Moon Bay on Monday. Running off of Monday's momentum, the team was de...

Sam Stampleman dances into the hearts of the San Francisco Ballet

Sam Stampleman dances into the hearts of the San Francisco Ballet

Francesca D'Urzo, Staff Writer

September 23, 2019

The velvet curtains rustle as the dancers rush to rehearse their routines, perfect their appearance, and mentally prepare for the adrenaline of the stage. It’s the annual San Francisco Ballet Nutcracker performance.  Interrupting the meticulously jeweled tutus and pink tights that line the walls of ...

The debut album of mxmtoon is a beautiful look into the mind of a modern teen

The debut album of mxmtoon is a beautiful look into the mind of a modern teen

Rachel McCrea, Staff Writer

September 21, 2019

Independent artist mxmtoon's debut album, “the masquerade,” is a raw, honest, and gorgeous testament to the modern teenager. Mxmtoon (pronounced em-ex-em-toon), or “Maia,” as fans know her, is 19 years old and has been creating music since she first started singing in her middle school band...

Opinion: More women, please

Opinion: More women, please

Nisha Marino, Highlander Editor-in-Chief

September 19, 2019

Women and men are not equal. We may have the same legal rights in America, and even those are on thin ice, but we are not equal. Equality begins with a mindset. Believing in our fundamental equality furthers our ability to get what we deserve: suffrage, jobs, wage equality, you name it. This mindset,...

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