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Key Club creates leaders of service and impact

Key Club creates leaders of service and impact

Ava Richards, Staff Writer

October 17, 2018


Filed under Campus, Volunteering

From helping at food banks to running events in the Belmont-Redwood Shores community, Carlmont's Key Club does it all. Key Club International is a global organization that promotes volunteering, service, leadership, and character-building in high school students. It has over 260,000 members in 38 ...

Utility box art brings color to Belmont

Utility box art brings color to Belmont

Sjoerd Huitema, Staff Writer

October 16, 2018


Filed under News, Volunteering

In order to make the utility boxes in Belmont more vibrant, the Belmont City Council and Parks and Recreation Commission have approved an art program. This program allows artists to paint the boxes and brighten up the city. Many of these boxes were plain and gray before the start of the program....

Belmont Water Dog Run makes a ‘pawsitive’ impact on local education foundations

Belmont Water Dog Run makes a ‘pawsitive’ impact on local education foundations

Pablo Pinilla, Staff Writer

October 14, 2018


Filed under News, Top News, Volunteering

The first annual Waterdog Run kicked off bright and early Saturday morning after two years of preparation. The sun had just come up when 210 runners lined up at the start of the 10K race. The race, which started on the pristine grounds of Notre Dame de Namur University, was the first of six running e...

Volunteering is no longer altruistic

Volunteering is no longer altruistic

Hanalei Pham, Staff Writer

March 17, 2016


Filed under Campus, Features, Holiday, Top News, Volunteering

“I volunteer to give back to my community” has been said so many times that it’s almost cliché. Volunteering has been around for forever, but there are a myriad of reasons why people volunteer and, as times change, these reasons change as well. School counselor Ross Yokomura said, "Volunteering is about givi...

Carlmont students can lend a voice

Carlmont students can lend a voice

Sarah Schisla, Scot Scoop Editor-in-Chief

October 25, 2015


Filed under Campus, Top News, Volunteering

When 7-year-old Jack tries to speak, he can’t make the words come out. Jack was born with a rare genetic disorder called ornithine transcarbamylase (OTC) deficiency. As a result, he suffered hyperammonemia immediately after his birth. This ultimately caused neurological insults [acquired brain injury]...

Galaxy Explorers aim to educate

Galaxy Explorers aim to educate

Mia Hogan, Staff Writer

December 10, 2014


Filed under Top News, Volunteering

Anyone can explore the Milky Way with the help of Galaxy Explorers. The Galaxy Explorers program at Chabot Space & Science Center in Oakland provides high school students with community engaging activities in the museum and planetarium. Volunteers perform live public science demonstrations...

Providing teens with guidance in decision making

Providing teens with guidance in decision making

Mia Hogan, Staff Writer

November 19, 2014


Filed under Top News, Volunteering

Jimmy felt the pressure to take a hit. He went to a party hosted by a friend’s friend, aware that illegal substances would be there and the host had a reputation. Debating to fit in and make his friends happy or upset his parents, Jimmy was in a tough predicament. Jimmy goes to the bathroom...

Help is here

Help is here

Mia Hogan, Staff Writer

November 6, 2014


Filed under Top News, Volunteering

In one second, one can make the decision where there is no turning back and no second chance.

A call to give a voice to the powerless

A call to give a voice to the powerless

Mia Hogan, Staff Writer

October 22, 2014


Filed under Top News, Volunteering

A phone and perseverance is all it takes to save an animal’s life. The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) provides teenagers the chance to make a difference through phone banking. The goal of the Humane Society’s phone banking is to convince voters around the country to support its...

Ghouls and goblins roam hospitals

Ghouls and goblins roam hospitals

Mia Hogan, Staff Writer

October 7, 2014


Filed under Top News, Volunteering

Living in a hospital could be anyone’s Halloween nightmare. Both children, families, and the community are greatly impacted once one moves into the hospital for daily medical treatment. Since 2006, Spirit, the Halloween costume store has been making hospitals less scary for kids and families...

Relay supports all who fight against cancer

Mia Hogan, Staff Writer

May 8, 2014


Filed under Volunteering

Walk, skip, jog, or run. Everyone is there for the same reason, to find a cure for cancer. Sponsored by the American Cancer Society [ACS], Relay for Life is an annual community fundraiser for those affected by cancer. Funds raised directly benefit cancer patients and is used for research. Relay for Life is a 24 hour event that honors those who ...

A student who volunteers constantly

A student who volunteers constantly

Sarah Boro, Editor

April 22, 2014


Filed under Volunteering

One teenager stands out from the crowd because of her desire to help the community and the people around her. Junior Tara Callan devotes a large portion of her time to others and has participated in numerous programs in the Bay Area. Callan is involved with many organizations, however one program...

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