The student news site of Carlmont High School in Belmont, California.

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The student news site of Carlmont High School in Belmont, California.

Scot Scoop News

The student news site of Carlmont High School in Belmont, California.

Scot Scoop News

A fentanyl patch lays opened on the pavement and serves as a reminder of the prevalence of the substance in cities across the U.S.
Editorial: We can be the solution to the fentanyl crisis
Editorial Staff and Hudson Fox May 18, 2022

Almost a week ago, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a preliminary report that revealed a sobering statistic: 107,622...

The United States ranks third in countries with the highest yearly food waste.
Editorial: We need to stop wasting so much produce
Editorial Staff April 28, 2022

Every year, 60 million tons of produce in the United States is thrown away. That’s $160 billion worth of fresh fruits and vegetables that...

Students participate in the 2018 National School Walkout, two months after the Parkland shooting, to protest gun violence and call for federal action.
Editorial: Gun violence is still an issue
Editorial Staff April 20, 2022

Twenty-three years ago, Columbine High School became a global name. Twenty-three years ago, 12 students and one teacher were killed. Twenty-three...

Students are constantly exhausted due to copious amounts of homework.
Editorial: Teachers should implement work periods
Editorial Staff April 11, 2022

High school students are chronically stressed, and it doesn’t take a genius to see why.  Students sprint through jam-packed schedules stocked...

Protests for changing the way education funding works have become commonplace in American society.
Editorial: Funding for education in California favors the wealthy
Editorial Staff and Andrew Tolu April 4, 2022

Schools in California are chronically underfunded. As of the 2016 -17 school year, California’s yearly amount spent per student was $2,410...

Employees working in a Carlmont Village Shopping Center restaurant wear masks while they take orders and prepare food.
Editorial: Food service workers should continue wearing masks
Editorial Staff, Editorial Staff — March 21, 2022

When we go out for a snack, a drink, or for a meal- there’s an expectation of cleanliness. We expect our food to not only be well-made but...

Damian Lillard, a point guard for the Portland Trailblazers, chose to wear “How Many More” while playing in the NBA Bubble.
Editorial: The NFL and NBA aren’t doing enough for racial equality
Editorial Staff and Soleil Dam March 8, 2022

Colin Kaepernick kneeled in solidarity with police brutality victims. Soon after, he lost his job as an NFL quarterback. As Black Lives Matter became...

While Ukraine has been attacked by Russian President Vladimir Putin and his army, numerous insensitive memes, TikToks, and tweets have surfaced.  Image Credit: A Ukrainian Army [...] during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM / LCPL Andrew Williams, USMC / National Archives Catalog / Public Domain
Editorial: We need to be wary of what we post during world crises
Editorial Staff, Editorial Staff — March 1, 2022

The eyes of the world are on Ukraine after Russian President Vladimir Putin launched an attack on the nation. People are constantly glued to...

Fewer students are getting to appreciate the fun in childhood. They are instead being forced to focus on education, especially in the Bay Area.
Editorial: Students need a childhood
Editorial Staff and Lindsay Augustine February 28, 2022

Columbia. Harvard. Yale.  Household names, and names needed to get a household.  Education now defines a person’s worth and success....

ShaCarri Richardson was unable to compete in the Tokyo Games alongside her competitors.
Editorial: Athletic drug regulations need reform
Editorial Staff February 21, 2022

She was known throughout the skating world as "Miss Perfect," due to her flawless routines and gravity-defying jumps. At only 15 years old, Kamila...

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