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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.

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Anna Wilkinson

Anna Wilkinson, Staff Writer

Anna Wilkinson is a student at Carlmont High School. She is a senior who is interested in the many diverse clubs the school has to offer. This is her third year in journalism and she is captain of the school dance team. She is very excited to be writing during the 2021-2022 school year. To check out her profile, click here.

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This years seniors are listening more to their envious thoughts when reacting to their peers college decisions.

Opinion: Seniors need to stop ridiculing each other over colleges

Anna Wilkinson, Staff Writer December 2, 2021

"I would literally die if I went to that school." "Of course you got in; it's so easy to get in there!" "I still can't believe you would go to a school like that." Comments like this continuously...

Birth control pills have been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) since the 60s, yet women still lack better options.

Opinion: There needs to be a better birth control

Anna Wilkinson, Staff Writer November 11, 2021

Society has created an atmosphere where women are not only expected to take birth control but told that it is their responsibility to protect themselves from becoming pregnant by taking some form of it....

The idea of breadwinners is normally associated with men holding up their households.

Opinion: Breadwinning perpetuates misogyny

Anna Wilkinson, Staff Writer October 23, 2021

Society isn't built for women to be breadwinners. A breadwinner is a colloquial term for the primary or sole income earner in a household. Most women will never take on this role, since society doesn't...

The arts exemplify how creative jobs drag one away from a successful career.

Creativity isn’t livable

Anna Wilkinson, Staff Writer October 23, 2021

Follow your dreams and be creative.  This sentence has been echoed through many school auditoriums encouraging students to use their creativity to be successful and happy in life, but this is not reality. The...

Natural Disaster Kits can be found in some classes around Carlmont.

Opinion: Feminine products belong in the bathroom

Anna Wilkinson, Staff Writer September 8, 2021

Transparent boxes labeled as "Natural Disaster Kits" can be found in some classrooms at Carlmont. But the real disaster is the fact that Carlmont thinks this turn of phrase is enough to mask the situation...

There is a surplus amount of stress that is placed on students.

Opinion: We need to continue to appreciate how far we’ve come

Anna Wilkinson, Staff Writer May 6, 2021

"This is a disgraceful way to reward hard-working students!! Those that work hard even through a challenge. They will not be given the opportunity to raise their freshmen GPA, essentially taking away college...

The pictures above are the logos of a few of the surplus amount of thrift stores around the globe.

Opinion: Thrifting isn’t always sustainable

Anna Wilkinson, Staff Writer April 21, 2021

$59.28. I refreshed my phone. The bolded number remained in its spot. Isn’t this supposed to be an online thrift store? I thought to myself. The price of one jacket was almost $60. My perplexity...

Students may use class notes or a multitude of other resources to cheat during distance learning.

The cheating epidemic

Anna Wilkinson, Isabelle Nunes, and Jessica Conley March 30, 2021

Failure. Since the start of their education, every student has avoided hearing that word at all costs. Across the world, teenagers have been trained, conditioned, and scared into believing that a single...

Gen Z often takes jokes too seriously.

Opinion: Gen Z is too sensitive

Anna Wilkinson, Staff Writer January 11, 2021

There is a difference between being overly sensitive and being respectful. As a member of Generation Z, every day, it feels like society has something new to tiptoe around. Whether that is the language...

There is a high price that comes with body dysmorphia.

21st Century Girl

Anna Wilkinson, Staff Writer December 19, 2020

Suffocating. That’s how it feels to be a girl. As a girl, you are continually being judged and told you aren't good enough, and it's only getting worse. 21st century girls are being taught they...

Above is an image depicting words that describe inequity amongst minority groups.

Inequity isn’t just a term

Anna Wilkinson, Staff Writer December 9, 2020

Inequality. Within seconds, a cloud of words such as systemic racism, injustice, and the wealth gap begins to form in one’s head. Now take the word inequity. What does that mean?  Before the...


Anna Wilkinson, Jessica Conley, and Calista Shohet October 6, 2020

Numerous unfortunate events have occured in 2020 thus far, one of them being the burning down of over 3.6 million acres in the U.S. People from all over the West Coast have had to evacuate their homes,...

Phineas and Ferb: Candace Against the Universe recently released on Disney+.

‘Phineas and Ferb: Candace Against the Universe’ may be the savior of 2020

Anna Wilkinson, Staff Writer August 31, 2020

The iconic red hair and purple bike race across the screen as I sit in anticipation. Ready to be immersed in an hour and 26 minutes of pure nostalgia, I get ready to sing the familiar childhood theme with...

The rising number of signatures show the anger students feel about the boards decision.

Opinion: Students should be thankful for their futures

Anna Wilkinson, Staff Writer April 16, 2020

145,417. That's how many people who no longer have a future due to COVID-19. Students at Carlmont High School are requesting the Sequoia Union High School District (SUHSD) board of trustees to change...

Signs inform Sutter Health Clinic visitors about symptoms of COVID-19.

Opinion: The pandemic creates a new generation of germaphobes

Anna Wilkinson, Staff Writer March 26, 2020

"Stay inside and wash your hands." I am sure you have heard this from various figures of authority throughout the past month. While washing your hands is very important, buying all the hand sanitizer...

Bea is an amazing girl who never gives up and is just a great person, said Kyra Schechter, a friend of Bea Rienhoff.

Bea Rienhoff fights her genetics

Katie Wheeler and Anna Wilkinson March 9, 2020

Crying emerges from the newborn.  The baby's curled fingers and toes indicate to the doctors that she isn't as healthy as they had hoped, and panic consumes the room. It would take years of tireless...

Posters promoting Noah Camerinos run for ASB president decorate the halls.

ASB elections split student opinions

Anna Wilkinson, Staff Writer March 5, 2020

Campaign posters are sprawled over the ground. Students that walk by step on them, drowning the fluorescent colors in footprints. Some will rush to hang them up again while others let them disappear under...

Biology teacher Camille Erskine gets ready for a new unit.

Teacher evaluations cause change in lesson plans

Anna Wilkinson, Staff Writer February 6, 2020

Exhausted students fall into their seats as a teacher rushes to put their lesson plan up for the day. The students' heads perk up in confusion. They have never seen this kind of lesson before. An assistant...

Students must fill out this report after getting involved in any kind of incident.

Administration conquers old reputation of violence

Anna Wilkinson, Staff Writer January 16, 2020

Blood and hair all over the floor was not an uncommon sight at Carlmont High School when it came to fights in the 1990s. But today, Carlmont's administration has been trying to diminish that reputation...

A cluster of freshman sit in the walkway of the quad, one of the most overpopulated areas during lunch.

Scarce seating at lunch is a growing issue

Anna Wilkinson, Staff Writer November 5, 2019

The Carlmont campus is crowded and booming with noise as students scatter and rush to nearby tables. The slower students sulk as they sink and hit the contaminated floor, taking a bite of their lunch.  With...

Cindy Chen, senior and club president, and Nathan Chutzher, senior and club vice president, welcome new members to the team and start discussing plans for the future.

Hope Brigade Club gets students involved in the community

Anna Wilkinson, Staff Writer October 15, 2019

With over 300 toys donated to the UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital, the Hope Brigade Club gets ready for another jam-packed year, especially with the upcoming holiday season.  The president of the...

Carlmonts Minimalist Club shows students how to preserve Earth and live a long, sustainable life.

Minimalist Club focuses on sustainability

Anna Wilkinson, Staff Writer September 24, 2019

The new Minimalist Club at Carlmont High School strives to spread awareness to students about global warming, which is not the only hot topic discussed in the club. The other is minimalism, a lifestyle...

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