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Kendall White smiles as she tie-dyes a jersey in the quad during lunch. This is a traditional Spirit Bowl activity. Each grade has a different color dye for their jerseys.
Powderpuff changes its name to Spirit Bowl without losing the excitement
Hannah Chan, Staff Writer • September 30, 2023

Spirit Bowl is revving up for an exhilarating new season. This Homecoming Week tradition features a series of flag football showdowns, where...

Sophomore Valeria Lehman prepares to write a DBQ. The first DBQ I wrote was pretty good because I managed to finish it, which I wasn’t expecting, Lehman said.
College Board announces changes to AP tests
Samantha Crowther, Staff Writer • September 27, 2023

College Board revealed two major changes for AP history tests in 2024. The tests now have a digital option and implemented a new rubric for the...

AP Environmental Science (APES) students work hard in class in preparation for an upcoming test. APES has seen a dramatic increase in student enrollment this year, causing Carlmont to hire a new teacher for the course.
AP Environmental Science welcomes new teacher after over-enrollment
Hailee Byun, Staff Writer • September 26, 2023

Carlmont has hired a new teacher this school year due to the over-enrollment of the Advanced Placement (AP)...

On Feb. 13, 2023 three students were killed in the Michigan State University shooting. Students set up a memorial in front of the school rock a few days later.  This is an event that the Say Something reporting system is hoping to prevent.
Sequoia District implements anonymous reporting system
Sienna Reinders, Staff Writer • September 12, 2023

Sequoia Union High School District implemented an anonymous reporting system this school year to prevent acts of violence and ensure the safety...

Pyrotechnic marine flares are a necessary safety precaution for boaters. However, what many boaters dont consider is how harmful the chemical ingredients in them can be after the flares expire.
Pyrotechnic marine flares ignite concerns for safety
Isabella Zarzar, Staff Writer • September 29, 2023

In the world of boating, pyrotechnic marine flares are a common sight. Many boaters, however, are unaware of the dangers that they can pose to...

Too Good To Go sells surprise bags filled with leftover food from restaurants, cafe, and supermarkets.
Too Good to Go tackles food waste on a budget
Masha Rozenfeld, Staff Writer • September 21, 2023

Amidst the global struggle of food waste, resulting in more than one-third of all food being thrown away, Too Good To Go has emerged to turn...

The after effects of the one-child policy are coming back to haunt China as the Chinese population declines rapidly, resulting in economic turmoil within the country.
China’s economic crisis sparks hope for an American comeback
Jasneh Sasan, Staff Writer • September 15, 2023
Analyzing the causes and effects of China's rapid economic decline and its implications for American hegemony.
After receiving a call about a burning Chevrolet Silverado near Redwood Shores, the San Mateo Fire Department and other authorities quickly arrived at the scene. The wreckage of the vehicle was put out and cleaned up before being towed away approximately an hour after the call. Despite its dangerous nature, nobody was hurt in the incident.
Breaking News: Vehicle catches fire in Redwood Shores; no injuries
Rintaro Sato and Oliver Fichte June 3, 2023

A white Chevrolet Silverado caught fire this afternoon on the corner of Marine Parkway and Island Parkway near Redwood Shores. There were no...

Seniors Braedan Kumer and Elliott Weinman celebrate after scoring a touchdown for the Scots in the first quarter. The Scots took the lead in the beginning of the game with a score of 13-0 by the end of the quarter.
Eagles swoop in and come out victorious against the Scots
Ishaan Abhyankar, Staff Writer • October 1, 2023
Sophomore slot receiver Bella Wilson runs with the ball in hand, trying to avoid the opposing team. Despite her efforts, her flag was quickly ripped off. Overall, Wilson was able to rush 25 yards and obtain one tackle.
In Photos: Varsity flag football crushes Aragon in first official match
Sophia Schreiber, Staff Writer • September 14, 2023
ASB Vice President Nicholas Tolod leads a Screamin Scots chant during the fourth quarter. ASB members successfully increased school spirit despite the game occurring on a school night. As long as the people on the track are having fun, then I think the people in the stands are gonna be able to feel that energy and have fun. Just getting the crowd going is really our main goal, Tolod said.
In Photos: Scots revive spirits for whiteout game
Inaaya Omer, Highlander Managing Editor • September 9, 2023
Recent and upcoming Disney remakes, such as The Little Mermaid (2023) and Snow White (2024), present a diverse cast of characters and controversial plot reimaginings.
Disney’s live-action remakes fuel a broader diversity and inclusion discussion
Alice Lan, Staff Writer • September 13, 2023
The practice of remaking classic Disney animated films has raised questions about the corporations priorities.
Opinion: Disney has lost its magic
Serenity Corbett-Richardson, Podcast Producer • June 1, 2023
The journey begins with the Trailblazer (Stelle or Caelum, depending on the gender option you pick) partner up with Dan Heng and March 7th and travel alongside them to various worlds, meeting new people and getting into trouble along the way.
Review: 'Honkai: Star Rail' marches through a stellar release
Sophia 'Gummy' Sunbury, Staff Writer • May 22, 2023
Amidst the shadows, teens struggling with suicidal thoughts report feeling trapped in despair.
The unseen epidemic: teens struggle in the face of suicide
Rei Baxter, Staff Writer • September 6, 2023

The Bendis family from Beachwood, Ohio, lost 16-year-old Abigail Bendis to suicide in 2017. Jamie Smith*, a local student and teenager, won...

A safety presentation replaces the traditional lockdown-barricade drills from previous years. This change was influenced by the school districts policy changes.
Schools implement new policies to improve shooting drills
Rachel Alcazar, Scot Scoop Editor • June 7, 2023

Students have become accustomed to drills for various emergencies – fires, shelters-in-place, and lockdowns.  In past lockdown barricade...

Food from school lunches such as sandwiches and vegetables are often thrown away by students.
Schools are experiencing an increase in food waste from school lunches
Sienna Reinders , Staff Writer • May 29, 2023

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) has helped enormously to prevent hunger for kids with food insecurity. But in recent years, students...

At the 2023 boys volleyball California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) NorCal Division III championship, hitter Eric Fadeyev finished with 15 kills against the Berean Christian Eagles. The Scots beat the Eagles 3-2.
A season with the Scots: the new NorCal champions
Stella Pavao and Gracia Shao-Xue May 25, 2023

The Carlmont varsity boys' volleyball team added four new trophies to the case this season. The Scots garnered significant wins in league, regional,...

Mandatory voting would significantly increase voter turnout in the U.S., especially amongs younger citizens and minorities. Countries such as Australia, Belgium, and Peru have successfully implemented mandatory voting, a step that the United States should follow in the footsteps of.
Opinion: Voting should be mandatory
Clementine Cunningham, Highlander Managing Editor • September 29, 2023
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
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The student news site of Carlmont High School in Belmont, California.
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