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

On Sept. 21, the Air Quality Index (AQI) soared to 150, according to the PurpleAir sensor near Carlmont – a level that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) classifies as unhealthy.
Editorial: Poor air quality is a call to action against climate change
Editorial Staff September 26, 2023

It was not just the stress of tests or the excitement for the upcoming weekend that filled Carlmont’s atmosphere last week; it was the poor...

Writers stand in unity on a strike in New York City. Outside on location of the Marvel Studios Disney+ TV show, they demand basic compensation and rights to their creative property from studios.
Editorial: We need to stand in solidarity with writers
Editorial Staff September 19, 2023

When prompted to generate a movie script, ChatGPT produced the following: "Title: 'Marshmallow Mayhem' INT. KITCHEN - NIGHT SUSAN screams...

Instead of setting the example for how the judicial system should be run, the Supreme Court is pushing a conservative agenda, sparking controversy and protests across the nation.
Editorial: The Supreme Court is abusing its power
Editorial Staff September 13, 2023

The Supreme Court, in the case Marbury v. Madison, gave itself the power to conduct judicial review or to declare certain legislation unconstitutional....

With the release of smart home appliances such as Samsungs Family Hub refrigerators that can connect to the internet, we must proceed with caution to ensure these appliances do not rule our lives.
Editorial: Smart homes make us unintelligent
Editorial Staff September 13, 2023

Further integrating the internet into our homes robs our human autonomy. The internet has become a basic necessity for our daily lives. Since...

Students from low-income families do not have an equal opportunity to succeed in college admissions because of the high cost of things like AP tests, college counselors, and research programs.
Editorial: Affirmative action should be based on socioeconomic status
Editorial Staff and Myles Hu April 25, 2023

Affirmative action's future is in jeopardy, as the Supreme Court is expected to rule on its legality in the coming months. While race-based affirmative...

Schools need to adapt to ChatGPT instead of shoving it aside.
Editorial: Carlmont shouldn’t pull the plug on ChatGPT
Editorial Staff April 18, 2023

Capable of writing essays, solving complex math problems, producing computer code, and more, ChatGPT is truly a renaissance… bot. While...

A Carlmont student completes work for in-person learning at home.
Editorial: California should re-mandate districts to offer independent study
Editorial Staff and Kiana Hinkson April 9, 2023

COVID-19 forced innovation in many aspects of our educational system. From teachers figuring out the potential of Zoom for lesson plans to students...

Considering how little recycling actually gets recycled, many dont know the real environmental impact of recycling.
Editorial: Recycling is a farce, the real problem is overconsumption
Editorial Staff March 30, 2023

Recycling has long been touted as a solution to our planet's growing waste problem, but as markets for used paper and plastics have dried up,...

In the United States, around 6.3 million pets enter animal shelters every year and about 4.1 million of them are adopted.
Editorial: You should adopt, not shop for your pets
Editorial Staff and Soleil Dam March 22, 2023

The term “pandemic pet” may sound familiar to many people who have recently brought an animal into their home. According to a Rover survey...

Kids should have access to digital literacy classes to gain crucial skills necessary to become mindful internet consumers.
Editorial: We need to implement digital literacy classes
Editorial Staff and Annabel Chia March 15, 2023

The internet is always right.  Most people have heard this phrase tossed around before in their lives. The speaker might have jokingly tossed...

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