The student news site of Carlmont High School in Belmont, California.

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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

Allison Raisner

Allison Raisner, Staff Writer

Allison Raisner is a Carlmont High School senior. She is excited to continue her journalism journey, as a Highlander editor and Scot Scoop writer. She is also a part of the varsity swim team, and a year-round swim team, as well as Senior Class Vice President in ASB. She is currently employed at Baskin Robbins.

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Some may ponder the ethics behind selling pictures of your feet or getting into a sugar baby relationship.

Social media leads to sexual exploitation of teens

September 13, 2021

“Would you like to be my sugar baby $700 weekly allowance for you?” a Carlmont senior read from her Instagram direct messages. “You interested in the offer dear?” There is no concrete definition...

This student received disciplinary action for violating the Carlmont Dress Code policy. These are the clothes she was wearing.

Opinion: There is a fine line between ‘not revealing’ and not respecting

August 18, 2021

“No shoulders. No midriff. Nothing revealing.” “Those shorts are too short.”  “I need you to cover up.” Carlmont’s administrators may utter these words throughout the school day.  But...

Students are expected to bring a device and headphones to connect to Zoom.

One full year later: Students return to campus for hybrid learning

April 6, 2021

“We’ll be back at school after Spring Break,” the district told students in March 2020.  This assumption was correct; only it was a full year later that students could return to campus. Sequoia...

Taylor Swift begins re-recording her first six albums

March 11, 2021

Taylor Swift plans to re-record her first six studio albums after a contract deal gone awry and feuds with several different record labels and executives, according to multiple sources. Scott Borchetta,...

California starts the climb to herd immunity with vaccine distribution.

Bay Area vaccine rollout restores hope

February 10, 2021

The COVID-19 vaccine is more than a shot. It’s safety and peace of mind. For medical professionals, getting vaccinated from the virus was a priority. “My first shot was Dec. 22 at El Camino Hospital,...

Many potential customers wondered if the Girl Scouts would sell cookies this year due to the pandemic. However, the Girl Scouts found a way to keep selling cookies by moving their sales online.

Girl Scouts prepares for online cookie sales

January 21, 2021

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Girl Scouts will be running their cookie season online starting on Jan. 23. One way Girl Scouts plans to sell is through a “Digital Cookie” platform. While...

Carlmont substitute James McDowell shares his Carlmont spirit with his swim and dive hoodie.

Beloved sub James McDowell reflects on his time in the pandemic

December 21, 2020

Carlmont has a special connection with some of the substitute teachers, and with distance learning, students haven’t seen much of their favorite substitute teachers.  With remote instruction, there...

Taylor Swift boasts muted colors in the aesthetic for her new album, Evermore.

Taylor Swift gifts her fans with ‘Evermore’

December 12, 2020

Singer-songwriter Taylor Swift has done it again: and by “it,” we mean release a surprise album for the second time in five months. Her ninth studio album, “Evermore,” follows July’s “Folklore,”...

Students connect with their communities through entrepreneurship

November 29, 2020

The businesses featured in the above video are K&K Candles and A&A's Chocolate Stop. From candles to lessons, students at Carlmont have explored ways to start businesses. Some are for inspiring...

Different streaming services have allowed student artists to release their music.

Student musicians find harmony during quarantine

November 5, 2020

Pop, country, classical, indie, the list goes on. Everyone has an attachment to music, whether it’s from listening to a favorite artist, hearing different genres on the radio, or even making their own...

On Monday afternoon, the Cipriani neighborhood was crowded with emergency personnel.

Breaking News: Vegetation fire forces community evacuations

September 22, 2020

As record-setting wildfires burn across the state, a brush fire broke out in the San Juan Canyon in Belmont, causing evacuations in the nearby community.  The first report of the fire was called in...

The once packed Carlmont hallways will remain empty for the rest of 2020.

Remote learning approved through 2020

September 17, 2020

The SUHSD school board unanimously supported the recommendation to continue distance learning for the second quarter, and possibly longer.  At the monthly board meeting on Sept. 16, 2020, one of...

SDTA shared a press release detailing their concerns with Dr. Streshly. 
Educators in the Sequoia Union High School District (SUHSD) have overwhelmingly voted No Confidence in Superintendent Mary Streshly.

Staff votes ‘no confidence’ in superintendent

September 15, 2020

Teachers and administrators from the Sequoia Union High School District issued a Vote of No Confidence against the superintendent as they question her trustworthiness and actions as a leader of the students,...

A Dunkin package arrived like this during their free delivery promotion.

Dunkin’ offers free donuts but fails to meet safety expectations

April 22, 2020

Free donuts. These two words can instantly spark a feeling of joy and satisfaction for almost anyone.  Dunkin’ Donuts opened a store a few miles away from Carlmont about two years ago. Since then,...

Coronavirus leaves its impact on schools as Gov. Gavin Newsom suggests school closure for the duration of the school year.

Opinion: School closure is a short-sighted decision

March 25, 2020

Throughout all the communication received, one thing is clear from the school district: they have the best interest of the students and families in mind. But with the best interest for students and...

Numerous ads for the upcoming election are flooding mailboxes.

Opinion: Election ads are a waste of money

March 6, 2020

You've likely heard of Mike Bloomberg, but perhaps not of his accomplishments or goals. Instead, you've just seen his campaign ads, which permeate Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, the mail, and TV. That's...

One of the volunteers cleans up the display table at the end of the sale.

Community garage sale leaves a long-lasting impact

February 6, 2020

Chances are, you've been to a garage sale or two in your lifetime.  Annually, on the first weekend in February, Trinity Presbyterian Church hosts a garage sale.  However, the term "garage sale"...

World War III memes have spread across multiple social media platforms, such as TikTok.

World War III memes suggest insensitivity

January 15, 2020

You open up your phone and start to scroll through your feed on social media. You like his post. Like that meme. Comment on her post. Follow that TikToker. You then stumble across a meme about the...

Morgan Hawes practices her dives as she prepares for upcoming meets.

Training life vs. Teenage life

January 8, 2020

Junior year can be stressful. College looms in the near future, SAT and ACT tests seem to happen every other weekend, and extracurriculars repeat day after day. Being an athlete can be stressful. Coaches...

The 1500 block of Chula Vista Drive is taped off while officials investigate the cause of the fire.

Breaking News: Community reacts to a smoky disturbance on Chula Vista Drive

December 17, 2019

Following the evacuation and extinguishing of flames at a local house, the 1500 block of Chula Vista Drive was shut down as a crime scene. The house fire was reported at 3:06 p.m. on Dec. 17. Within...

ASB member Nate Rutter waves the Carlmont flag for the crowd as the cheer and football teams meet on the field.

Fan experience is more than just a football game

October 15, 2019

Music. People. Blue. The experience of a football game immerses students the moment they walk in. When they enter, they are given a series of choices to make: buy a boba tea, head to the Snack Shack,...

Students utilize their new planners to stay organized during class.

Planners arrive six weeks into new school year

September 24, 2019

Students received their free academic planners late, as they were distributed out 26 days into the 2019-2020 school year. The planners were ordered from Premier Planners. However, the company experienced...

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