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Chess tournament brings competitive mindsets to Fox

Chess tournament brings competitive mindsets to Fox

Audrey Luey, Staff Writer

April 16, 2019


Filed under News, Top News

Advantage Chess sponsored their annual scholastic chess tournament at Fox Elementary School last weekend, where over 100 students participated. The chess tournaments serve as fundraisers for the Fox School PTA, as all staff members are volunteers. The club began with about 80 kids, but as chess grad...

Scots lacrosse suffers disappointing loss at Serra

Scots lacrosse suffers disappointing loss at Serra

Miles Ozorio, Staff Writer

April 14, 2019


Filed under Sports, Top News, Uncategorized

The boys varsity lacrosse team was unable to catch up against the high-scoring Serra Padres in a non-conference game on Saturday, April 13. The match, which ended with a final score of 18-6, snapped Serra’s eight-game losing streak while simultaneously extending the Scots’ losing streak to seve...

The Underestimated Importance Of Vaccines

The Underestimated Importance Of Vaccines

Zachary Khouri, Staff Writer

April 9, 2019


Filed under Features, News, Top News

Three-hundred and fourteen individual cases of measles were recorded between January and March of this year in 15 states of the U.S. Of the 157 cases recorded in Rockland, New York, 82% had not gotten a measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine. It’s been 2015 since the last person died of measles in the U.S., and another 12 years before that. Eighty-one flights traveling in the U.S. in the past year had at least one person on board with the disease. But why is this a problem? If one person in the vicinity is infected with measles, 90% of the individuals around them will also be infected. The disease was declared eliminated from the U.S. in 2000. And it’s not just measles. For the first time in 30 years, a child has contracted tetanus in Oregon. It took $800,000 to save him, but, according to most doctors, would have only taken a single shot to prevent it from happening at all. For epidemiologist Jennifer Pavon*, this rapid rise of illnesses is due to vaccine resistance, which she attributes to a lack of education on the subject.  “I think with any misinformation crisis, it really boils down to an educational crisis, where people aren’t educated enough to seek out fact-checked, correct information,” Pavon said. “People...

Editorial: Brandy Melville couldn’t care less about the average female

Editorial: Brandy Melville couldn’t care less about the average female

Editorial Staff

April 9, 2019


Filed under Editorials, Opinion, Top News

In an age where young girls and women are more vocal than ever, there's an area for them to speak up once again: the clothing industry. This is nothing new. Change is already in progress due to women urging companies to represent different types of women in their most real forms. Some brands have li...

Online art theft goes unregulated on Instagram

Online art theft goes unregulated on Instagram

CJ Ward

April 9, 2019


Filed under Features, Top News

Imagine you just got home from a long day of school. You drop your backpack, lazily take off your shoes, and throw yourself onto your bed. You reach for your phone to see how your latest post is doing. It’s a drawing that took you countless hours and an unreal amount of effort to complete. But as y...

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


Filed under News, Top News

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...

Celebrating Holi at home in Belmont

Celebrating Holi at home in Belmont

Talia Fine, Multimedia Managing Editor

March 26, 2019


Filed under In-Depth, Multimedia, Top News

  This content is a fusion of first a recap of the Belmont celebration of Holi, an Indian holiday, and the event from the perspective of someone who practices the holiday regularly.     ...

Luck o’ the Irish works against Scots boys varsity lacrosse

Luck o’ the Irish works against Scots boys varsity lacrosse

Joshua Baxter, Staff Writer

March 25, 2019


Filed under Sports, Top News

The Carlmont Scots varsity lacrosse team faced a formidable opponent in their 17-6 loss versus the Sacred Heart Cathedral Prep (SHCP) Fightin' Irish. The Scots' large deficit is a little misleading as they got off to a quick start taking a 1-0 lead less than two minutes in with a goal by attackman...

Kindness Week warms school environment

Kindness Week warms school environment

Maya Lip, Staff Writer

March 24, 2019


Filed under Campus, Top News

Students gathered in the quad to make bracelets for Kindness Week, a week-long event filled with small activities to promote goodwill and spread positivity. To kick off the week, colorful notes with kind messages flooded locker halls. On Tuesday and Wednesday, students huddled around a bracelet booth...

JV baseball fights back in a race with the Mustangs

JV baseball fights back in a race with the Mustangs

Natalie Doud, Staff Writer

March 24, 2019


Filed under Sports, Top News

The Scots were able to make a strong come back in a tight game against the Capuchino Mustangs, pulling a win on Wednesday afternoon. The first two innings were scoreless, both teams putting up a strong defense, with multiple players hitting pop flies out to center field and striking out to quickly en...

Boat project has Carlmont students racing to the finish line

Boat project has Carlmont students racing to the finish line

Katie Blondino, Staff Writer

March 21, 2019


Filed under Campus, Top News

This year’s geometry classes competed against one another in the second annual boat race. The geometry teachers asked their students to create boats made only of cardboard, duct tape, and plastic bags that would be able to float across the pool and back while carrying a student. The project was...

JV boys lacrosse out-hustles Mountain View

JV boys lacrosse out-hustles Mountain View

Zain Patel, Staff Writer

March 17, 2019


Filed under Sports, Top News

Head Coach Chris Agbanusi doesn't ask much from his JV lacrosse players other than to put their hearts into the game. While not pretty, his boys did just that, pulling off a 10-9 win at home against Mountain View. "We did a lot of silly mistakes, and our defense was having a little trouble. Honestly,...

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