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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

Alice Lan

Alice Lan, Staff Writer

Alice "Lili" Lan is currently a junior at Carlmont High School. In her second year of the journalism program, she is excited to continue exploring and challenging herself. Besides Scot Scoop, she is an editor for The Highlander, Carlmont's news magazine. Outside of journalism, she is an artist, competitive fencer, and a member of Carlmont's JSA and Chinese Culture Club.

Twitter: @lil_ilan

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Unprecedented demand for Taylor Swifts The Eras Tour caused concert ticket platform Ticketmaster to sell out during the presale, leaving many fans empty-handed.

Opinion: Ticketmaster, ‘I knew you were trouble’

December 1, 2022

Buying concert tickets is known to be ridiculously difficult, and through the recent Taylor Swift fiasco, Ticketmaster has revealed itself as the primary culprit.  Ticketmaster and parent company Live...

Lillian Yao and Megan Li pose for a late BeReal during lunch.

Opinion: It’s time to be real about BeReal

November 14, 2022

BeReal aims to be a preventative measure against toxic social media culture. Launched in 2020, its emphasis on authenticity gradually attracted millions of teens and young adults. Its popularity recently...

Opinion: It’s okay to enjoy music by problematic artists

October 21, 2022

Too often, we discover songs we love just to find out that terrible people created them. Most recently, news of sexual assault charges against indie artist Alex O’Connor, professionally known as...

Opinion: Celebrity cheating scandals reflect toxic relationship standards

October 2, 2022

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. Celebrity relationships have always been under the spotlight. Few end well, serving as a reminder that the entertainment industry is rooted...

New bell schedules dont result in students getting more sleep; contrary to the intent of SB 328.

Opinion: Students only lose sleep over new school start times 

September 10, 2022

Teenagers need more sleep. It's a problem everyone acknowledges; a problem California's Senate Bill 328 (SB 328) hopes to solve. The bill states that high schools should start no earlier than 8:30...

Carlmonts BTI program allows students to learn about biotechnology in an interactive and immersive manner.

Biotechnology: shaping the future of human health

May 24, 2022

If you are reading this, you might live to 130 years old. According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), the Census Bureau (CB) forecasts that the average life expectancy in...

Unsold products from supermarkets are donated to food organizations such as the Milpitas Food Pantry, but oftentimes the items have gone bad and must be composted. The people we service dont have much to begin with, said Aldo Quintana, a volunteer at the Pantry. They deserve good food thats not expired.

Supermarkets stomach responsibility for food waste

May 11, 2022

One in ten Californians goes hungry every day. Meanwhile, 30% to 40% of America's food supply ends up in landfills each year. Food waste is a global pandemic that destroys the environment and deprives...

Prices at a local gas station reach nearly $6 per gallon. A tank of gas is probably at least $70 right now, which is ridiculous, but people really dont have a choice but to pay for it, said Carlmont junior Linda Lin. It makes me feel better knowing this is at least helping Ukraine.

‘Putin price hike’ sparks concern for inflation

March 22, 2022

The beginning of 2022 marked an optimistic recovery from the pandemic's crippling economic effects. Then, on Feb. 24, Russia invaded Ukraine. The United States and its allies quickly responded by imposing...

TikTok influencers, the North Star Boys, pose in front of a Stop Asian Hate sign.

Asian community accuses TikTok influencers of performative activism

January 28, 2022

Woom Sing Tse was shot 22 times in broad daylight, only a block away from his home. Eight months after being attacked, Yao Pan Ma passed away from severe head injuries. Two weeks later, a homeless man...

Ally Blucher, a sophomore, jumps to kick the ball downfield.

Scots crush Panthers in Firebird Classic

December 8, 2021

Carlmont girls JV soccer won a shutout against Burlingame in a pre-season home game on Tuesday, Dec. 7. As part of the Firebird Classic tournament, the Scots currently have a record of 2-0 with no...

World Vasectomy Day takes place in the third week of November and has been celebrated in numerous countries for the past eight years.

World Vasectomy Day: Men are part of the equation 

November 17, 2021

Upon the mentions of vasectomies, many teens can't help but snicker. Some don't even know what the word means. Even for adults, the subject is highly stigmatized and obscure. This year, World Vasectomy...

During a block, Christina Campie, a middle blocker for the Knights, touches Carlmont sophomore Lillian Fox’s spike. I definitely could have played better, but I think we played and lost as a team and thats the most important part, Campie said.

Scots conquer Knights in season closer

October 27, 2021

Carlmont JV volleyball celebrated a smooth conclusion to their season, dominating the Hillsdale Knights two sets to none in an impressive display of strength and resilience from both sides.   This...

Joshua Ting, a junior, serves the birdie in a practice match at a Carlmont open gym.

Badminton open gym combats effects of COVID-19

October 5, 2021

After over a year immersed in pandemic uncertainty, Carlmont’s badminton athletes are hopeful for a smooth transition into the upcoming season. The badminton open gyms are designed to support this...

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