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

Alexandra Chan

Alexandra Chan, Staff Writer

Alexandra Chan (Class of 2025) is a junior at Carlmont High School, and this is her second year in the journalism program. She has produced videos for ScotCenter and is excited to be a photojournalist for Scot Scoop this semester. Outside of school, you'll find her practicing with her ice skating team, doing yoga, and thrifting.

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Wong dribbles the ball past two Menlo-Atherton defenders and toward the offensive half of the field. While dribbling, Wong was looking for an opportunity to pass toward the side of the field. The Scots recovered the ball many times in the middle of the field, and attempted to distribute the ball to the wingers.

In Photos: Win against Bears slips away from the Scots

Alexandra Chan, Staff Writer February 2, 2024

The Carlmont varsity girls soccer team lost to the Menlo-Atherton Bears 2-1 in a hard-fought game with on-and-off rain. The Scots went down 1-0 after a successful a early on in the game. Near the...

Tree lighting at Hillsdale Shopping Center sparks festive spirits

Alexandra Chan, Staff Writer December 3, 2023

The annual Rockin' Holiday Show and Tree Lighting ceremony brought festive spirits and camaraderie to those at the Hillsdale Shopping Center on Friday, Nov. 17. Crowds of parents, children, and everyone...

Esterina Gentilcore carves out her woodworking business

Alexandra Chan, Staff Writer November 6, 2023

Esterina Gentilcore is a solo entrepreneur who runs a woodworking business called Tavolo Studios, and she uses her garage as her workspace to create bespoke cutting boards and charcuterie boards. While...

Karen Chaw, the owner of The Daisy Refillery, labels a jar filled with lavender body wash for a customer at her South San Francisco Farmers Market booth.

The Daisy Refillery paves a path for easier sustainable living

Alexandra Chan, Staff Writer November 1, 2023

As the sun rises over the South San Francisco Farmers Market, people stroll past the aisles of fresh produce and handmade goods. Some stop at a booth, intrigued by the big containers of soap lining its...

Student Profile: Victoria Tsou lands passion for taiko

Alexandra Chan, Staff Writer October 17, 2023

Junior Victoria Tsou has been involved in the art of Japanese drumming, known as taiko, for over half her life. She learns from Grandmaster Tanaka who brought his knowledge from Japan to the United States...

Inside Green Fashion Nursery’s family-run plant oasis

Alexandra Chan, Staff Writer September 30, 2023

Even before entering Green Fashion Nursery, the greenery bursting through the gates that enclose the space indicates a thriving plant shop. It’s located on a busy street corner right next to a running...

Cruel Donuts crafts handmade donuts with kindness

Alexandra Chan, Staff Writer April 27, 2023

Cruel Donuts has been a family business for 40 years, and in 2022, they expanded their business from Southern California to the Bay Area. Although the name of their donut shop has the word cruel in it,...

Skate Open Spaces lights up the night with a roller rink

Alexandra Chan, Staff Writer April 5, 2023

A fun night of roller skating and music, Skate Open Spaces, a mobile roller skating experience, turned the volleyball courts of SportHouse in Redwood City into a roller rink for the night. They bring their...

A frog purchased from Bio Corporation, a company that provides preserved specimens to schools, is laid out on a dissection tray. Carlmont’s human biology classes dissect frogs to learn about anatomical systems, and they also dissect fetal pig, sheep brains, cow eyes, and other unpreserved specimens.

Animal use or animal abuse?

Alexandra Chan and Camille Ching March 26, 2023

A mouse lives in a cage at Stanford University. It has an altered genome, explicitly bred for animal research in labs. Universities often purchase these mice from laboratories regulated by the United...

‘Asians Are Strong’ event in San Francisco celebrates the strength of Asian women

Alexandra Chan, Staff Writer March 22, 2023

The founders of the Asians Are Strong organization created their inaugural event that celebrates the resilience of Asian women throughout the world. This year’s celebration is called “Our Time” and...

Rows and rows of vegan options for a holiday feast sit in a fridge at Whole Foods. The options range from tofu to non-dairy cheese.

Vegan dishes make their way to the holiday table

Hannah Chan and Alexandra Chan December 5, 2022

It’s the night of the annual holiday feast, and family members are seated around the dining room table. Everyone lets out a big cheer as the huge ham is taken out of the oven and brought to the center...

Students walk the quad steps that lead toward the football field. This is just one of the many staircases all across Carlmonts hilly campus.

Disabled and injured students struggle during evacuation drills

Alexandra Chan and Hannah Chan November 7, 2022

Injuries and disabilities create a multitude of challenges when it comes to getting around Carlmont's hilly campus. Injured or disabled students face added pressure during evacuations, regardless of whether...

Asha Metha, president of the Indian Club, greets returning club members as she starts the lunchtime meeting.

Aloha Club and Indian Club: two different cultures impact one community

Alexandra Chan and Hannah Chan October 17, 2022

The Aloha Club and the Indian Club center their activities around different cultures with distinguishing forms of expression, yet they have similar pursuits for the school year. Their earlier activities...

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