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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

Alisa Takahashi

Alisa Takahashi, Art Team

Alisa is a junior at Carlmont. She participates in band and is on the varsity swim team. Alisa enjoys socializing and eating in her free time.

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The cost of prom

The cost of prom

March 27, 2015

McDowell and her dance team after her recent Irish dance competition.

When in doubt, dance it out

December 10, 2014

Sometime during an Irish dancer’s career, whether it be after their first recital, while putting on his or her wig, or upon the start of his or her 21st year of competing, he or she looks back and asks–...

Romani raises her hand to block the shot.

Two sports, one pool

November 19, 2014

“Chlorine is my perfume,” said junior Clara Romani.  Romani is a multi-athlete, currently playing club water polo and swimming competitively.  She started club swimming on Palo Alto Stanford...

Freshman and center Matt Reiley elevates to win the jump ball for Carlmont in a 2013-2014 season game.

[Photo] JV basketball drills and kills to prepare for upcoming season

November 16, 2014

Freshman and center Matt Reiley elevates to win the jump ball for Carlmont in a 2013-2014 season game.

Junior Sydney Cho

4-H member gives back to the community

October 22, 2014

Head, Heart, Hands, and Health. 4-H is a community of young people across America who are learning leadership, citizenship, and life skills that Sydney Cho has been a member of for more than four years. The...

The starters huddle before the game.

Lady Scots triumph over Hillsdale Knights

October 1, 2014

In a quick three sets, the Lady Scots varsity volleyball team was quickly able to find their rhythm and dominate the Hillsdale Knights. At the beginning of the match, Carlmont struggled and trailed...

Music opens new windows for students

September 29, 2014

As students navigate the maze of public school, music educators hope many of them will find their way by participating in band. At Carlmont High School, there are five different bands that one can...

The Feb. 2014 cover of Seventeen, featuring Troian Bellisario

Altering images and minds

May 18, 2014

Photoshopping, digital alteration, image manipulation -- the fact that so many images of women are “perfected” with the help of technology is a commonly known issue. Many people are aware of the...

Ralph Laurens photoshopped magazine advertisements

The end of photoshopped advertisements

May 6, 2014

Photoshop is one of the Internet’s eternal hate-issues. It’s ubiquitous. It’s ridiculous. It causes problems. It is  no secret that advertisers and magazine producers use Photoshop extensively...

Lucias passion inspires young minds

Lucia’s passion inspires young minds

April 8, 2014

Passionate teachers are distinguished by their commitment to ensure that their students succeed. AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) and English teacher Stephen Lucia, clearly fits the description...

Varsity lacrosse starts season strong

Varsity lacrosse starts season strong

March 16, 2014

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Varsity soccer pulls off a tough win

Varsity soccer pulls off a tough win

February 27, 2014

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Scantron test

Finals week for dummies

December 17, 2013

Since grade school, most students have been taught the "right" way to study: Dedicate yourself. Memorize. Re-read. Don't leave until you know the material. But how are some Carlmont students successful...

Frosh-Soph basketball team defeats Oceana Sharks

Frosh-Soph basketball team defeats Oceana Sharks

December 13, 2013

The Girls Frosh-Soph Basketball team took control of the game from the start to finish beating the Oceana Sharks with a final score of 32-15. With amazing team work from starters Ahna Kay, Hannah Wright,...

Greg Lau and Spencer Enriquez defend each other on the court

Freshmen basketball team start the season right

November 22, 2013

Carlmont High School’s new Freshmen basketball team redefines the definition of teamwork as they work together to train harder than ever to play their very best this upcoming season. “This...

Seniors Kellan McDonough, April Smith, Bailee Roces, and Amelia Tupou smile for their last home game

An unforgettable night for seniors

November 6, 2013

Emotions ran high during the last senior home game, but that did not stop the Lady Scots from losing focus and defeating the San Mateo Bearcats. The Lady Scots quickly got their heads in the game and...

High-flying Kellan McDonough hits the ball

Varsity Lady Scots defeat Hillsdale Knights

October 22, 2013

Carlmont High School's varsity volleyball team is the perfect example of how hard-work and determination eventually do pay off. With only a mere three sets, the Lady Scots were quickly able to find...

Alex Lay and Lauren Tierney rejoice after their win

Lady Scots triumph against Bearcats

October 10, 2013

Three sets. That’s all it took for the Lady Scots' varsity volleyball team to defeat the San Mateo Bearcats. Carlmont earned a well-deserved win against San Mateo High School’s Bearcats after losing...

Erin Alonso, Natalie Tussy, Kellan McDonough, and Alexis Morrow jump for joy after their win

Tough battle results in victory for varsity volleyball

September 26, 2013

The energy from late-arriving fans from both schools and the consistent support of energetic parents pushed the Lady Scots' to victory in an evenly matched four sets versus the Hillsdale Knights Thursday...

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