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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 Lay, Staff Writer

Local News and Music Reviews

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Midnight Alive radiates

Midnight Alive radiates

May 13, 2014

Midnight Alive radiates talent but proves to be unoriginal in the new EP "Forever." The album kicks off with song "Forever" that sets the exciting tone due to the fun beat. Each song on the EP has...

Neon Trees illuminates

Neon Trees illuminates

April 30, 2014

"Pop Psychology" illuminates the true talent Neon Trees possesses in every song on the album, along with the band's flaws. With popular, chart-topping song "Sleeping with a Friend," Neon Trees created...

The Used album expresses uniqueness

The Used album expresses uniqueness

April 8, 2014

The album "Imaginary Enemy" by The Used expresses true rock sound in its own way. Many aspects of rock of rock and roll that make it rock and roll are expressed throughout the album, a quality that...

Divergent soundtrack enhances

‘Divergent’ soundtrack enhances

March 27, 2014

The Divergent soundtrack has high expectations to live up to, including the need for accurate portrayal and unity with the movie. Songs on the soundtrack accurately represent the movie and the vibes it...

Bear Hands album expresses individuality

Bear Hands album expresses individuality

February 27, 2014

Bear Hands album “Distraction” excited and surprised both the new and the old fans with their unique style and passionate songs. The alternative band has a very different type of music that can both...

Young the Giant album delights

Young the Giant album delights

January 29, 2014

Young the Giant’s album released on Jan. 17, 2014 exceeded expectations and explores the depths of love and hope throughout each song. “‘Mind Over Matter’ is a great album that flows very well...

Lovelife explores the true values of society

Lovelife explores the true values of society

January 14, 2014

"Everybody Wants To Be Someone Else" was released onto SoundCloud by the band Lovelife on Dec. 20, 2013. The electronic gospel song easily relates to the listener and provides new ways to view life and...

Not So Silent Night brings together the music community

Not So Silent Night brings together the music community

December 10, 2013

Not So Silent Night (NSSN) occurred on Dec. 6 and Dec. 7 in the Oracle Arena where fans from all over the Bay Area gathered together to enjoy the music of 13 alternative bands. The first night of NSSN...

Maria Lang-Gavidia speaks at a CCSS meeting to educate parents.

Common Core Standards are being implemented into classrooms

November 20, 2013

Common Core State Standards (CCSS) will soon be implemented into all schools within the Belmont-Redwood Shores School District (BRSSD) and the Sequoia Union High School District (SUHSD), as explained during...

5th St. in Belmont after it was paved.

Roads in Belmont are improving

November 7, 2013

The hills of Belmont are filled with narrow, curvy roads that can be difficult to navigate. However, many have been improved drastically in the past few years. The engineers of the Belmont community have...

Pumpkins at a San Carlos pumpkin patch.

Picking the perfect pumpkin is an important aspect of the Halloween holiday for students

October 24, 2013

Picking out the perfect pumpkin is a necessity for those celebrating Halloween this year in the Bay Area. In order to do this, pumpkin pickers require the perfect location and a strong sense of their...

Students Athena and Liam Frederick walked to school on International Walk to School Day.

Walking to school is more fun than you think

October 11, 2013

Students throughout the world participated in International Walk to School Day (IWTSD) on Wednesday Oct. 9, including those within the Belmont Redwood Shores School District. By doing so, parents and...

Candidate Eric Reed explains the necessity of an engaged community in the amphitheater of the Belmont Library.

Candidates demonstrate the spirit of Belmont

September 27, 2013

After the cancellation of the City Council Candidates’ forum on Sept. 26, the Belmont community stepped in and turned the unfortunate situation into a meet-and-greet allowing citizens to get to know...

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