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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

Alex Hall

Alex Hall, Staff Writer

Alex Hall: The man, the myth, the legend (in progress). Alex (Class of 2026) covers news in Carlmont Journalism, enjoys programming, and is a proud Carlmont Robotics member. You'll find him complaining about Spanish or "expanding his horizons" on the internet. He loves taking pictures of local flora, although he might run away if you catch him.

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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 to their age. But inside these weathered exteriors lie...

The United States has no comprehensive federal law governing data privacy; privacy regulations stand split between several sectors, such as healthcare, finance, and childrens privacy.

RISA Act revives the debate between liberty and security

Alex Hall, Staff Writer May 8, 2024

By collecting phone calls, text messages, and emails, U.S. agencies stop terrorism before it happens. Yet in the shadow of 9/11, a decades-long controversy has been reignited with the Foreign Intelligence...

Antibiotics are coming to a Chick-fil-A near you, whether they work or not. Currently, new ones take 10-15 years and $3.1 billion to come to market, according to Pew Charitable Trusts.

Chick-fil-A’s antibiotic policy rollback scrambles expectations

Alex Hall, Staff Writer April 17, 2024

Chick-fil-A has recently announced its decision to begin serving chicken treated with antibiotics, ruffling more than a few feathers. The popular fast food chain had previously pledged in February...

A woman identifying as Sabrina helps color-sort rocks at a vendors booth. When most people look at these dry, they cant figure out what theyre looking at. But in water, they look like they would when theyre polished, Sabrina said.

Mineral & Gem Show digs up the joys of the rocks

Alex Hall, Staff Writer March 21, 2024

Vendors push into the walkways, trying to draw customers with cased displays of their wares. In the corner, the drone of a loudspeaker buzzes with the chant of an auction, old minds scheming to outfox...

The side effects of xylazine, a drug typically used in horses, are almost identical to that of an opioid overdose. Yet unlike an opioid overdose, Naloxone, a typical cure for opioids, has no effect on xylazine.

Xylazine ignites a new challenge in the struggle against opioid addiction

Alex Hall, Staff Writer February 15, 2024

Xylazine was a drug initially used as an animal tranquilizer, widely known for its usage in horses. But in these past years, it has seen increasing usage in another animal: Humans. While fentanyl...

Garbage trucks allow Zero Waste Silicon Valley to execute Zero Waste Saturdays. Zero Waste offers alternative recycling for corporate as well as commercial purposes.

Zero Waste Saturdays tackle trash sorting challenges in San Jose

Alex Hall, Staff Writer January 27, 2024

Do you think you can sort your trash correctly? How about an old phone? A used tire? A mattress? The answer is not the trash can — all these items must be taken to their respective handling centers....

Jazzist Ashley Jemison puts her whole body into her music, swinging and stepping while she plays. Jemison calls playing jazz a stress reliever, playing tunes while she dances her worries away.

Alhambra Irish House jazzes it up with special performances

Alex Hall, Staff Writer December 6, 2023

The burned brick walls might have seemed sad on a cloudy Sunday morning. But on Saturday, Nov. 26, the sounds of jazz music filled these hundred-year-old walls with a soul they hadn't seen since the 1950s. "Jazz...

A soft wind blows at one of the many bridges in and around the city of Newark’s baylands, which provide paths for visitors to stand on the water’s edges. The Newark Baylands consist of 500 acres of wetlands that support thousands of different animal species.

Grassroots movements emerge to save Newark’s wetlands

Alex Hall, Staff Writer November 8, 2023

Nestled southwest of Fremont, California, the city of Newark can only be described as a familiar beauty. Home to miles and miles of some of the last remaining salt marshes in San Francisco, these coastal...

A Gymnopilus Purpuratus mushroom sample in New Zealand. This species contains three psychedelics: psilocybin, psilocin, and baeocystin. (Edited)

Gavin Newsom vetoes the decriminalization of psychedelic mushrooms

Alex Hall, Staff Writer October 17, 2023

California Gov. Gavin Newsom has halted the passage of a mind-altering bill, vetoing the decriminalization of psychedelic mushrooms and other hallucinogens in limited amounts. Psychedelic mushrooms,...

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