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

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

Scot Scoop News

Alana Wacker

Alana Wacker, Staff Writer

Alana Wacker is a staff writer for the Scot Scoop News. She is a sophomore in her first year of the journalism program who enjoys writing feature articles about the Bay Area community. In her free time, Alana likes to bake, play the flute, do aerial silks and other forms of aerial acrobatics.

Twitter: @alana_wacker

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The colors of the polyamorous flag are blue, representing openness and honesty, red representing love, and black representing solidarity with those in polyamorous relationships who must hide them from the outside world. The polyamorous flag has the symbol for pi in gold representing the value we place on emotional attachment to others.

Love is infinite: de-stigmatizing polyamory

May 6, 2022

Love is infinite. This is a common saying in the world of polyamory and encapsulates the belief that love does not run out. It grows and changes but cannot deplete. “I have a lot of love to give,”...

Roundabouts throw students for a loop

May 2, 2022

In 2016, the Belmont City Council unanimously approved the Corridor Context Sensitive Plan, now called the Four Corners Traffic Studies. It will implement 3 roundabouts at all the intersections in front...

Spring into seasonal snacks

April 13, 2022

It is finally Spring! That means it is the perfect time to begin using local, seasonal ingredients in your cooking. Using seasonal ingredients is a wonderful way to support your local farmers, it also...

Women’s History Month inspires youth

March 25, 2022

Every March is Women’s history month; this national celebration highlights the often overshadowed achievements of women throughout history while commemorating their contributions to society. It is a...

Celebrating Lunar New Year with diversity

March 2, 2022

With Lunar New Year coming to an end on February 15th, Carlmont students wrapped up their celebrations. From festivals to large family gatherings, the traditions of the 1.5 billion people who celebrate...

Students demand divestment from fossil fuels

February 8, 2022

On Jan. 13, members of Youth vs. Apocalypse and concerned Bay Area residents gathered in front of the California Teachers Association's (CTA) headquarters in Burlingame, CA. The protesters demanded support...

Members of the YVA protest stand with signs outside of the CTA building to protest fossil fuel usage.

[Video] Students protest CalSTRS’ investment in fossil fuels

January 29, 2022

As the effects of climate change increase rapidly, many organizations are calling people to action by organizing beach clean-ups, promoting sustainable products, and teaching people how to compost and...

A shopper walks down one of the numerous rows of booths browsing their unique wares.

West Coast Craft weaves community together

November 28, 2021

From pottery embellished with images of goats to cacti ornaments woven out of green thread, West Coast Craft (WCC) displays the distinct works of artists and craftspeople from all over California. Food...

The San Mateo Youth Services Center contains the San Mateo County Probation office, the Superior Juvenile Court, the Juvenile Hall, and other resources for the incarcerated youth.

County representatives reimagine juvenile hall

November 7, 2021

Twenty-five years in prison. Over 12 in solitary confinement. All starting at the age of 17. In 1992, Paul Bocanegra, an East San Jose resident, was involved in a drive-by gang shooting in high...

The full-scale model of the James Webb Space Telescope sits at the South by Southwest film festival.

Webb Telescope peers into the past

October 15, 2021

The James Webb Space Telescope will launch the scientific community into the future by gazing into the past. After 16 days at sea, 10 billion dollars, and 25 years of development, the Webb telescope...

Kymry Esainko performs under the pohutukawa tree while Flower Piano attendees watch.

Music blooms at Botanical Garden

September 25, 2021

If one listened in closely, they would hear 12 different melodies dance through the air of the San Francisco Botanical Garden last week during Flower Piano. Flower Piano is a collaboration...

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