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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

Andrew Tolu

Andrew Tolu, Scot Scoop Managing Editor

Andrew Tolu is a Senior at Carlmont High School. He is a Managing Editor for Scot Scoop.  He enjoys playing flute and soccer in his free time and he loves history, geography, and politics. Here is the link to his portfolio.

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As local news sources are declining in number, it has become more important than ever before to support local sources.

[Photo] Editorial: Local news is worth saving

December 15, 2022

As local news sources are declining in number, it has become more important than ever before to support local sources.

Protests for changing the way education funding works have become commonplace in American society.

Editorial: Funding for education in California favors the wealthy

April 4, 2022

Schools in California are chronically underfunded. As of the 2016 -17 school year, California’s yearly amount spent per student was $2,410 below the national average once adjusted for the cost of...

Americans consistently let reprehensible behavior for their own partys politicians slide. This needs to stop.

[Photo] Editorial: Americans need to start holding their own party’s politicians accountable

November 15, 2021

Americans consistently let reprehensible behavior for their own party's politicians slide. This needs to stop.

While the Pledge of Allegiance is not required for students, Carlmont still performs the raising of the flag every morning.

Behind the unknown patriotic requirements in schools

November 2, 2021

Nearly all public schools across the country require daily patriotic exercises, including the schools in California. However, California law does not specify what that patriotic exercise must entail,...

Protests against the Texas Heartbeat Act occurred across the state on Sep. 1 as many activists voiced their concerns about the law.

The start of a new Supreme Court; the end of abortion access

September 13, 2021

Across the country, the debate surrounding abortion — one of life and liberty — continues to put a strain on the American courts with a Texas law restricting abortions in the state. The...

Norma McCorvey, widely known as Jane Roe, and her lawyer stand outside the Supreme Court in 1989. At this time, the Supreme Court was trying Webster v. Reproductive Health Services, a case that could have overturned Roe v. Wade.

New Supreme Court case challenges Roe v. Wade

May 30, 2021

A new Mississippi court case threatens to unravel some protections provided to women by Roe v. Wade, a landmark decision in the abortion rights debate. The Mississippi state legislature passed a...

Hillcrest Juvenile Hall is one of the youth centers affected by the passage of the San Mateo County Juvenile Justice Realignment Plan.

San Mateo County passes new Juvenile Justice Realignment Plan

April 27, 2021

The San Mateo County’s Board of Supervisors recently approved a new Juvenile Justice Realignment Plan to carry out Senate Bill 823, Juvenile Justice Realignment: Office of Youth and Community Restoration. The...

Gov. Greg Abbott made the controversial decision on March 2 to remove the Texas mask mandate and allow all businesses to reopen at 100% capacity via an executive order that took effect on March 10.

Texas eases COVID-19 restrictions with repeal of mask mandate

March 24, 2021

In a controversial decision, the governor of Texas ordered the abolishment of the statewide mask mandate and allowed all businesses to be open at full capacity. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s revocation...

The San Carlos School District brought their transitional kindergartners, kindergartners, and first graders back to a hybrid form of in-person learning on Feb. 22.

San Carlos School District’s return to school leaves many conflicted

February 28, 2021

After COVID-19 forced the San Carlos School District (SCSD) to transition to distance learning last March, the district has brought students back to in-person learning last Monday for the first time...

The VITA program is helping the underprivileged with their taxes. Their student volunteers will get certified in February.

VITA student volunteers help prevent panic a-tax

February 1, 2021

Over 165 million tax returns were filed in 2020, and VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance), a volunteer-run program that assists people with the preparation of their tax returns, is seeking to help...

The success of a school and its students can often depend on the amount of funds a school is able to secure.

Inequities in the education system

January 18, 2021

There is an undeniable difference in performance on standardized tests and other academic achievements in the United States that correlates to student background - race, wealth, and socioeconomic class. This...

People wait in line to pick up food provided by Samaritan House on a busy afternoon.

Local charities adapt to COVID-19 while maintaining holiday spirit

December 4, 2020

With the holiday season already underway and the pandemic in full swing, charities have had to massively increase their capacity to serve their communities due to the influx of people requiring their services. Experts from...

The UC Davis Mondavi Center is a performing arts venue at UC Davis. Despite affirmative action being banned for public universities, the school has been actively trying to combat the education gap. It has instituted new admission programs that benefit disadvantaged kids.

California’s rejection of affirmative action affects university admissions

November 13, 2020
Many of California’s most influential politicians argued that Californians needed to pass Proposition 16 to help minorities in professional and academic spaces. But voters were unwilling to reinstate affirmative action, rejecting Proposition 16 by a large margin.
Just outside Hiller Aviation Museum, an aircraft is featured being “flown” by a statue in a mask. On Oct. 17, Hiller reopened its museum to the public, and this statue is demonstrative of the increased safety guidelines Hiller has had to undergo during its reopening process.

Hiller Aviation Museum hopes virtual gala offsets financial crash landing

October 21, 2020

As museums around the country are in danger of closing their doors due to a lack of funding, Hiller Aviation Museum in San Carlos is holding a virtual gala in an attempt to raise desperately needed...

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