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

Protestors in Texas rally together to stand against the passage of the anti-abortion and voting restriction laws HB2 and SB1.
Editorial: America is regressing
Editorial Staff September 12, 2021

Vigorous attacks on affordable healthcare and environmental protections. Justifications and sympathy for white supremacy by our nation's former leader. A riot at the capitol building. The list goes on. And on. And on.  The past six years in the United States have been a turbulent, polluted haze...

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Natural Disaster Kits can be found in some classes around Carlmont.
Opinion: Feminine products belong in the bathroom
Anna Wilkinson, Staff Writer — September 8, 2021

Transparent boxes labeled as "Natural Disaster Kits" can be found in some classrooms at Carlmont. But the real disaster is the fact that Carlmont thinks this turn of phrase is enough to mask the situation at hand.  The school should have period products in the bathrooms, not in a euphemized plastic...

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With an estimated 129 billion masks used globally every month, they have become a major source of pollution. Despite this, it is a disaster sorely overlooked.
Opinion: Masks are an environmental disaster waiting to happen
Kai Yoshida, Staff Writer — September 7, 2021

In a world with a raging pandemic and constant natural disasters, mask mandates are put in place to keep us happy and healthy. Despite this, we overlook one of the most significant issues masks cause. It is time to take a different angle and give words to the voiceless Mother Nature, who is suffering...

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Social media has allowed widespread thought and discussion on current issues, but it’s essential to make your own opinion instead of adopting someone else’s.
Editorial: We need to form our own opinions
Editorial Staff, Editorial Staff — September 7, 2021

In an age where each like, comment, and repost is public, people feel more and more pressure to assimilate into the majority. At the same time, the issues we contemplate are simultaneously being reduced to black and white through the filter of social media.  Realistically, most matters don’t just...

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A student takes money from his wallet to pay for a water at the Carlmont student store window.
Opinion: Student snacks sink to so-so
Anita Beroza, Scot Scoop Editor — August 30, 2021

The Carlmont Student Store is well-known for its many goodies and treats that can be purchased by students during lunch or after school on Thursdays, but which snacks measure up? As the completely legitimate, nationally certified authority on good food, I present a review of 12 of their snacks. Strawberry...

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Many students suffer from mental health issues that can be exacerbated by triggers.
Editorial: Trigger warnings should be added to school content
Editorial Staff September 22, 2021

Content warning: this editorial discusses topics that may be triggering to certain readers.  Messages with warnings about subject matter...

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Protestors in Texas rally together to stand against the passage of the anti-abortion and voting restriction laws HB2 and SB1.
Editorial: America is regressing
Editorial Staff September 12, 2021

Vigorous attacks on affordable healthcare and environmental protections. Justifications and sympathy for white supremacy by our nation's former...

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Social media has allowed widespread thought and discussion on current issues, but it’s essential to make your own opinion instead of adopting someone else’s.
Editorial: We need to form our own opinions
Editorial Staff, Editorial Staff — September 7, 2021

In an age where each like, comment, and repost is public, people feel more and more pressure to assimilate into the majority. At the same time,...

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High school is more about the academics, but also the social skills you learn along the way.
Editorial: An ode to high school
Editorial Staff, Editorial Staff — May 25, 2021

As AP testing nears its final weeks and graduation is just around the corner, it’s impossible not to reflect on what high school truly means....

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Accounts that share political information and activism have become increasingly popular. Many of these accounts, however, lack completely accurate information.
Editorial: Check for yourself
Editorial Staff, Editorial Staff — May 4, 2021

“On October of 2019, Daunte Wright, who was a child, smoked a single joint of weed and was given a ticket for it. It was a petty misdemeanor...

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