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

Antonina Mikriukova

Antonina Mikriukova, Staff Writer

Tonya Mikriukova (Class of 2026) is a sophomore at Carlmont High School and is excited to join the Scot Scoop team this year. She loves learning about her community and participating in local events. In her free time, Tonya can be found reading, rehearsing for a theatre production, or hanging out with friends.

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A line of cars inches towards Carlmont High School during morning drop off. Many students get driven to school, which is often as a result of living too far away to walk.

Suburbs force youth into dependence and isolation

Antonina Mikriukova, Staff Writer May 13, 2024

In suburban areas, it is becoming increasingly common for children to live far from important locations, like school, and many are forced to rely on cars to get around. According to the U.S. Bureau...

Theatre You actors rehearse for a musical adaptation of Alice in Wonderland, which was performed during the holiday season.

Acceptance on the global stage

Antonina Mikriukova, Staff Writer April 23, 2024

As actors shuffle backstage and guests behind to fill the theater, the lights dim. One light shines as old record music begins to play. A hush falls over the small theater, and Marina Chechelnitsky lifts...

A customer faces multiple pre-selected tip options, including the choice to leave a custom tip or no tip at all. “People tip way too much. Its not even good service half the time,” said Carlmont senior Neena Nair.

American tipping culture sparks continuing debate

Antonina Mikriukova, Staff Writer April 22, 2024

Be it a huge fast food chain or a small barbershop, tipping is everywhere. However, only about one third of Americans say that it's easy to determine when or how much to tip, according to Pew Research...

A student types in their student ID during Thursday lunch as a food service staff member hands them a bowl of chicken noodle soup. The cheeseburger - a common lunch staple - is listed on the daily menu. According to senior Harrison Campbell, Carlmont almost always offers a burger or a chicken-based meal as one of the main lunch options.

Schools struggle to bring cultural diversity to the lunch table

Antonina Mikriukova, Staff Writer March 28, 2024

Around 6 million kids in public schools get free breakfast and lunch as a result of California’s Universal Meals Program, according to CalMatters.  The program remains the leading lunch program in...

Glinda speaks to Elphaba in the musical Wicked, which is one of the shows being performed at BroadwaySF during the 2024-25 season. “Its a banger lineup, and everyone should come see these shows,” said Carlmont sophomore Jax Manning.

BroadwaySF shines a spotlight on the 2024-25 musical season

Antonina Mikriukova, Staff Writer March 5, 2024

The lights come up on the stages of San Francisco as seven glamorous musicals prepare to perform for the Bay Area. BroadwaySF has announced that the musical lineup for the 2024-25 season will contain...

Within the Sainted Goods Boutique, Noelle Galvez assists a customer in choosing a piece of jewelry. The COVID-19 pandemic forced many businesses to close, but it also provided an opportunity for new businesses to open.

Businesses ride the wave of post-pandemic growth

Antonina Mikriukova, Staff Writer February 5, 2024

The COVID-19 pandemic is remembered as a time of lengthy quarantines that caused the closures of many small businesses. However, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, nearly 5.4 million businesses were...

Kids paint masks at an art-making activity led by Roseli Ilano in the Gina and Stuart Peterson White Box. This was one of the most popular activities at the Family Day and was organized by Amy Lange. “My favorite part is when kids say, ‘Wow, I had such a good time, Lange said.

Museum of Modern Art offers palette of possibilities with Free Family Day

Antonina Mikriukova, Staff Writer January 17, 2024

Splattered with colorful paints, kids leave the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) with their own masterpieces and a greater appreciation for art. SFMOMA held a Free Family Day on Jan. 14 to inspire...

Workers at Honey Bear Trees put wooden bases onto Christmas trees. When farmers get the tree seedlings, they have already grown for one to three years at a nursery.

Honey Bear Trees sets the scene for merry memories

Antonina Mikriukova, Staff Writer November 28, 2023

As a means to carry on festive spirits from Thanksgiving, American families often find themselves rushing to Christmas tree lots to embark on a quest for their ideal Christmas tree. Among local tree...

Members of Team Sandcastlers begin working on their sandcastle, using shovels and buckets to move the sand. The teams were forbidden from using any machinery to help with the building; only manual tools, like shovels, were allowed.

Students build sandcastles for arts education

Antonina Mikriukova, Staff Writer October 31, 2023

At Sandcastle Classic, elementary school students, architects, and engineers bring their spooky, sandy, designs to life. The contest, the largest sandcastle building competition in Northern California,...

Governor Gavin Newsom speaking at the 2019 California Democratic Party State Convention. Gov. Newsom recently signed the gun control laws, in response to nationwide shootings. “The carnage, it’s too much. We can’t normalize it, we can’t accept it. This is a small price to pay,” Gov. Newsom said, according to AP News.

California governor doubles excise tax on guns and ammunition

Antonina Mikriukova, Staff Writer October 19, 2023

California governor Gavin Newsom signed new gun control laws into effect on Sept. 26, seeking to generate funding for school safety and gun violence prevention programs. According to Gov. Newsom’s...

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