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

Annabel Chia

Annabel Chia, Scot Scoop Editor

Annabel Chia is currently a junior at Carlmont High School. She's an editor for Scot Scoop News and is passionate about creating an impact through journalism. She attended the 2022 Boston University Summer Journalism Institute and enjoys learning more about the media and cooking new recipes during her free time. To check out her portfolio, click here.

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Homeless people sit near a bicycle in front of Larkin Street Youth Shelter in San Francisco.

The streets of the city: a rising residence for youth

November 10, 2022

The closed room filled with the waft of bitter antiseptics and the squeaks of linoleum floors were all Jason Dewes experienced for his first six months as a 21-year-old in San Francisco. Although, if he...

The night of the incident ushered many emergency vehicles to Itaewon.

Deadly Halloween festivities in Seoul leave at least 153 people dead

October 30, 2022

Content warning: This article includes mention of death, mass panic, and illicit substances.  On Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022, over 100,000 people gathered in the district of Itaewon to celebrate Halloween....

Voting is available through mail or many choose to visit polling stations.

Editorial: We need to engage in local elections

October 11, 2022

Casting a voice is a demonstration of democracy– a practice utilized by Americans for centuries. Although the notion of democracy has faltered a couple of times in history, the system is still essential...

Senior Trevor Koto was awarded the NROTC scholarship by military recruiters.

Determination combines with family legacy to pay dividends

May 2, 2022

Being able to follow one’s true passion while simultaneously making their family proud with acceptance to an esteemed school is an accomplishment. The hefty scholarship that came along was just the perfect...

Stanford University is located in Palo Alto, California. The area surrounding the school is conveniently catered to the students of the university.

College towns impact the big decision

April 21, 2022

As the seniors begin their goodbyes to their childhood homes, they’re also about to open up a new chapter in their lives.  However, there are difficult decisions to be made first. After all, they’ll...

The public often questions the ethics of zoos, largely over the issue of animals living in cages.

Public opinion locks zoos in controversy

March 24, 2022

Zoos are a place where you can see a North American grizzly bear and an African lion on the same trip. Where else could you go to get this experience?  For many individuals, zoos are sentimental places...

Virgin Galactic, the aerospace company, reveals the new spaceship thats anticipated to take civilians into space.

Experts and the public react as space tourism blasts off

March 5, 2022

Cracking the secrets of the infinite unknown may come sooner than we realize. That is, for the price of $450,000.  The aerospace company Virgin Galactic announced that they’d be offering suborbital...

A popular Chinese New Year tradition is to give children red envelopes full of money to represent prosperity and good luck.

Leaving the nest causes traditions to slip away

February 3, 2022

Heavenly scents of nian gao and her nainai’s special rou jiang mian fill the air as Haley Chen, a senior at Carlmont High School, sits down at the dining table.  The annual family reunion dinner...

Humans set goals for the new year, although these goals often fail for multiple reasons.

Experts reveal the paradox behind resolutions

January 13, 2022

This year, I’m going to stop procrastinating. Sound familiar? Most students repeat the classic saying as they enter the new year.  Setting a New Year's resolution is generally a common practice...

Christmas tree farms allows customers to choose their desired tree for the holidays.

Authentic Christmas trees grow holiday traditions

November 28, 2021

The sweet pine scent wafts through chilly morning air as customers go around the farm to find the perfect tree. The textured plant that is soon to be the living room's centerpiece provides advantages in...

Shoppers can anticipate changes when preparing Thanksgiving meals this year.

Experts anticipate a pricey Thanksgiving meal

November 8, 2021

The 2021 Thanksgiving feast will take a massive bite out of consumers’ wallets. In preparation for the annual feast, the labor constraints wiping out the Thanksgiving staples, as well as the rising prices...

Pumpkin sales spiking in fall lead to many pumpkins rotting on the streets or in landfills.

Pumpkin-caused emissions spook the environment

October 14, 2021

With the autumn season in full swing, pumpkin sales are beginning to spike.  This annual surge in pumpkin sales brings about a whole new meaning to "spooky season" as a result of their potential for increased...

Located down the street from Carlmont High School, the shopping center is home to countless businesses.

Students aid regrowth of local businesses

September 21, 2021

Whether it be a quick bite before school or a midday snack after a tiresome day, numerous students have paid a visit to the Carlmont Shopping Center within the past month after returning to in-person learning.  The...

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