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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

Alyssa Fagel

Alyssa Fagel, Highlander Editor

Alyssa Fagel is a senior at Carlmont High School, and the managing editor for The Highlander. She is set to play soccer for Yale University starting in 2016.

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Former Carlmont student Josh Fagel stands with his parents as he reads the Torah, the central text of Judaism.

Schools need to minimize religious conflicts

September 9, 2015

To what extent should secular public schools accommodate the diverse religious faiths of their students?  This is the heated question Carlmont High School now faces. This year, not one, but two major...

The Golden State Warriors and the San Francisco Giants both won a national championship in the past 12 months.

National titles bring change to the Bay Area

August 26, 2015

Any sports fan would admit that it has been a pretty great year to live in the Bay Area. Back in October, the San Francisco Giants won their third national title in five years after defeating the Kansas...

Junior Malcolm McClellan goes in for a tackle in last years rivalry game versus Sequoia.

Boys soccer uneasy about upcoming season

September 9, 2014

Winter sports may not start for a few more months, but that doesn’t mean that the athletes haven’t started preparing. Especially not when it comes to the Carlmont boy’s varsity soccer team. After...

The current regular-day schedule at Carlmont

Block schedule: fact or myth?

May 2, 2014

Following the temporary block schedule brought on by the Smarter Balance testing on April 28 and 29, many Carlmont students have began pondering the idea of a permanent block schedule. Sophomore Sage...

The clear blue skies of the Bay Area

Students eagerly await spring break

April 11, 2014

With spring break less than 24 hours away, Carlmont students have expressed their eagerness for their last real “break” before summer vacation. Something that has made this spring break more desirable...

Carlmont student Cheyenne Torres writes an anonymous compliment to a classmate

Project Happiness comes to a close

March 27, 2014

In the first week of March, Carlmont Associative Student Body (ASB) welcomed a new program called Project Happiness to the school. ASB representative Cailin Cumming said, “The purpose of Project Happiness...

standardized testing

Scots talk back on new SAT format

March 14, 2014

After less than ten years of consistency, the College Board has once again chosen to change the structure of America’s most preferred standardized test. The Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) was first...

The Carlmont Drumline at the 2013 Heritage Fair

Students eagerly await Heritage Fair

February 27, 2014

There are 196 countries in the world. That’s a lot of different backgrounds and a lot of different heritages. This Friday, Feb. 28, Carlmont High School will be holding its annual Heritage Fair during...

A weekend for relaxation and appreciation

A weekend for relaxation and appreciation

February 14, 2014

In honor of President’s Day, students of Carlmont High School are receiving a four-day weekend between Feb. 14 and Feb. 17. For some students, this means endless sleep and relaxation, while for others...

Track and Field team at the 2013 Peninsula Athletic League (PAL) championship

Spring sports tryouts start Monday

January 30, 2014

On Monday, Feb. 3, the first day of tryouts for Carlmont spring sports will be held. While some students this season are looking forward to being a part of the team, others are motivated by the idea of...

PK Shootout kicks off soon

PK Shootout kicks off soon

January 16, 2014

Only 12 yards separate the shooter and the goalkeeper. Will the ball end up in the net, or in the hands of the keeper? To learn the outcome of this scenario, one would have to watch the Penalty Kick (PK)...

Holiday lights on Eucalyptus

Street of lights

December 10, 2013

Eucalyptus Ave. in San Carlos, Calif. is more than just a street. To some, it’s a symbol for the holidays. Citizens of San Carlos and other local towns visit the street annually to check out the exotic...

The Carlmont Drumline after their Toy Story themed performance at this years Homecoming Assembly

The success of the Carlmont Drumline

December 10, 2013

Carlmont is home to many unique clubs, and the drumline is no exception. The Carlmont Drumline has only been around for five years, but in that time it has become extremely well-known and admired by students...

As it begins to rain, umbrellas get raised

Raise those umbrellas, it’s raining

November 20, 2013

For the first time in over a month, it rained during school hours at Carlmont High School. And with that rain comes cold weather. During the week of Nov. 17, weather in Belmont, Calif. has been estimated...

Newly elected Belmont City Council members

Students’ hard work pays off in election results

November 7, 2013

On Nov. 5, local elections were held and several Carlmont students were able to see the results of their hard work. The winners of the election are as follows: San Carlos City Council: Bob Grassilli,...

Election day coming for candidates and their families

Campaign season pulls in Carlmont students

October 22, 2013

Local political campaigns are coming to a conclusion, but the experiences of campaigning can last a lifetime. As most people can assume, running in an election comes at the price of high stress and long...

Brittan Avenue intersection in San Carlos

Brittan pipeline shut off by PG&E

October 8, 2013

The explosion that devastated the citizens of San Bruno, Calif. just three years ago is at the risk of repeating itself. But this time it's in San Carlos. Because inspectors have failed to check on...

The Abercrombie & Fitch logo

Abercrombie lawsuit settles but damage may last

September 24, 2013

Abercrombie & Fitch has finally agreed to a settlement after years of dispute over employee appearance. Hani Khan, 23, was hired to work at Hollister, a brand by Abercrombie, at the Hillsdale Shopping...

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