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Carlmont student Nathaniel Dempsey working on an extra credit opportunity in class right before it is due.
“I had forgotten about this extra credit opportunity to write a speech for Memorial Day. It just slipped my mind because Ive practically finished history,” Dempsey said.
Students scramble to boost grades as the semester closes
Benjamin Taylor, Staff Writer • May 31, 2024

A flurry of effort from Carlmont students arises to raise grades as the semester ends, despite common time management problems earlier in the...

Social Studies teacher Greer Stone prepares for upcoming finals. Despite often being overshadowed by student stress, teachers nevertheless word hard to wrap up the school year.
Teachers prepare for approaching finals
Gianna Madra, Staff Writer • May 31, 2024

As finals approach and report cards loom, students aren't the only individuals under increased stress.  While students preoccupy themselves...

Student food service worker Alexander Nicholson prepares to take a students order. Each student worker gives out hundreds of meals every day.
Behind and beyond the counter
Kara Kim and Arianna Zhu May 30, 2024

Although providing a strong academic program has always been a focus for schools, it’s not the only contributing factor to student success....

Firemen extinguish the fire with multiple water jets. Although the jets put out the fire, it also damaged the majority of the building, causing it to have to be started over from scratch.
Breaking News: 8-alarm fire destroys Redwood City building
Justine Desmidt, Staff Writer • June 3, 2024

A building under construction in Redwood City caught on fire on June 3.  According to the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office, the fire started...

Most cars only have a lifetime of about 10-14 years, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics.
Wrenches and Wisdom: Belmont mechanics stand strong through a quarter-century
Alex Hall, Staff Writer • May 31, 2024

Driving down Belmont's Old Country Road, building after building lie dozens of old auto shops, their tattered yards and flaked paint testifying...

People gather with their loved ones to enjoy a movie on a warm summer night. I believe that we are very busy with work or school, and its really important to be able to connect with friends and family. I’m proud that our department can provide that for Belmont, Patrick Schmitz said.
The City of Belmont plans an eventful summer for residents
Hailee Byun, Staff Writer • May 30, 2024

The City of Belmont is planning an entire summer for nearby residents, with various activities and events planned.  Every year, Belmont residents...

The debate on the accessibility of firearms has been the subject of heated discussion among pro-gun and anti-gun activists. However, according to a survey taken by Newsela, nearly 45% of students across the nation stand against the rampant accessibility of firearms. Every year, I feel as if I just see more and more gun cases on the news and school shootings, shootings in churches, shootings in malls, and public shootings in general. All of this stuff is frightening to see because what will happen as weapons become more deadly? What will happen as markets start to become more productive in the manufacturing of guns? Im worried that if we dont have restrictions now, it would be potentially harder to set up regulations in the future, and by then, more violence would occur, said Jordan Reed, a junior at Homestead High School.
Biting the bullet: uncovering student perspectives on gun accessibility
Nicholas Lee, Staff Writer • June 4, 2024

Every year, the nation is shocked as news of another shooting is shown on the TV screen. However, as officials and representatives give their...

Middle ground: Reconciling free speech and university response to pro-Palestinian protests
Middle ground: Reconciling free speech and university response to pro-Palestinian protests
Elaine Jiang, Isabelle Ling, Kiana Chen, Isabella Zarzar, and Franklin Kuo May 31, 2024

A teacher desperately browses Zillow for an affordable home amidst the skyrocketing housing market. While most teachers are unable to afford a home with their sole income, renting is unattainable as well. This is due to 46.8% of a starting teacher’s salary being spent on rent while 30% is deemed affordable.
Bay Area teacher salaries fall behind rising home prices
Maya Godina, Staff Writer • May 31, 2024

Most people spend more than 12 years of their lives in a classroom. During these 12 years, they are bound to meet at least one teacher who significantly...

A student places her phone in the phone pocket in her classroom. Each pocket is labeled with numbers and students names in each period, so the teacher can ensure all students phones are accounted for and simultaneously take attendance.
Opinion: Schools need stricter cellphone policies
Samantha Crowther, Highlander Editor • May 29, 2024
Graduation leaves the class of 24 with a lot of bittersweet memories... mostly bitter ones.
Satire: The perfect grad speech
Jasneh Sasan, Staff Writer • May 29, 2024
Swifts newest album falls short on its delivery. However, her fans will continue to respond with their praises.
Opinion: Taylor Swift’s 'The Tortured Poets Department' is a disappointing money scheme
Urvi Kulkarni, Scot Scoop Cartoons Managing Editor • May 20, 2024
Crossword: Summer Break!
Crossword: Summer Break!
Carolina Miyazono, Staff Writer • June 3, 2024
Sophomore Alexia Westwood listens to a story her friend is telling. She comes to the Belmont library almost every day after school with her friends. They found a shaded spot outside to hang out and relax.
In Photos: Belmont Library facilitates creativity
Alexandra Chan, Staff Writer • June 2, 2024
Summer is the perfect time to catch up on reading.
Book recommendations for summer
Annabel Chia, Scot Scoop Features Managing Editor • May 31, 2024
Samsung is the global leader in memory, though it faces significant competition from SK Hynix, which leads the market in artificial intelligence memory, or high-bandwidth memory. The strike represents another challenge for the tech giant.
Samsung union announces first ever strike
Bowen Yan, Staff Writer • June 4, 2024
A Wall Street Journal analysis released earlier this week announced that median pay for CEOs hit record heights in 2023.
CEOs reach new pay heights in 2023
Kian Bhatt, Staff Writer • May 26, 2024
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The student news site of Carlmont High School in Belmont, California.
The student news site of Carlmont High School in Belmont, California.