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Aria Frangos

Aria Frangos, Scot Scoop Editor

Aria (or Hariklia, if you're able to pronounce it) Frangos is a senior and a writer and editor for Scot Scoop. Her favorite thing about journalism is learning new things and sharing information with the public. Aria is an avid reader, soccer player, and musician who loves to pun.

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Black bloc anarchists broke the glass windows of the MLK Jr. building during the protest on Feb. 2, and damaged other nearby properties. Many protestors argued that Milo Yiannopoulos would give hate speech instead of free speech.

[Photo] UC Berkeley protesters blame anarchists for damages

February 6, 2017

Black bloc anarchists broke the glass windows of the MLK Jr. building during the protest on Feb. 2, and damaged other nearby properties. Many protestors argued that Milo Yiannopoulos would give "hate speech"...

Carlmont concert band performs at the annual winter concert. There are three nights of concerts every winter and spring featuring Concert Band, String Orchestra, Symphonic Band, Symphony Orchestra, Jazz Ensemble, Morning Jazz Band, and several jazz combos.

Carlmont music invites faculty to attend concerts

May 5, 2016

The awards case lining F-wing and the three-foot trophies in the band room are visual evidence of something Carlmont staff and students know -- our instrumental music program is exceptional. The instrumental...

UC Berkeley Assistant Professor Anca Dragan spoke to the Carlmont community about the ideas and functions of robotics as well as discussing current and in-progress artificial intelligence designs.

Interactive science lecture discusses artificial intelligence

April 13, 2016

"I've been told that during these lectures, often you sit there and listen to the speaker. Tonight will not be like that," said UC Berkeley Assistant Professor Anca Dragan to the the crowd in the Carlmont...

A cello quintet performs The Final Countdown by Europe. The performance was arranged by senior Brian Cheung, who was featured on this piece on the electric cello.

[Video] Scots showcase skill in a night of music

February 27, 2016

Where else can you find a trombone-flute duet, two snazzy jazz combos, student-arranged music, and a cello quintet featuring an electric cello? Carlmont Instrumental Music's annual Chamber Music Night...

The Scots traveled to Piedmont Hills for what would be the final game for the girls  2015-2016 varsity soccer team.

Sun sets on girls soccer with a tough CCS game

February 25, 2016

The ball just couldn't seem to find the back of the net on Feb. 24 as the girls varsity soccer team played the Piedmont Hills Pirates for the first game of CCS playoffs. "It was an amazing game," said...

Belmont Iceland is home to hundreds of skaters and activities, including the recreational hockey league in which senior Bobby Goldie plays.

Skaters say good-bye to Belmont Iceland

January 27, 2016

After almost 50 years of business, the peninsula will have to say good-bye to the ice skating rink at Belmont Iceland. East Bay Iceland, the company that owns Belmont Iceland, announced on Jan. 13...

Impossible Foods  is a company based in Redwood City that uses biotechnology to create meat directly from plants. The Carlmont science departments holds several science lectures per year with different scientists as guest speakers.

[Photo] Science lecture introduces students to Impossible Foods

November 22, 2015

Impossible Foods is a company based in Redwood City that uses biotechnology to create meat directly from plants. The Carlmont science departments holds several science lectures per year with different...

The Carlmont Jazz Ensemble has 19 members this year, many of whom are newcomers. The band looks forward to performing for the first time this year after having 11 out of 21 members graduate in 2015.

Carlmont gets jazzy at CSM

November 19, 2015

“I’m nervous and excited about my first performance with the jazz band, but I think it will be a really cool experience to play at the festival,” said freshman Jayla Chee. Nov. 20 is the annual...

After School explodes in popularity at Carlmont High School.

After School takes Carlmont by storm

November 6, 2015

“I personally think Sage is beautiful inside and out.” Students bend over their phones, searching eagerly for familiar names in the stream of After School posts. After School is an app available...

Carlmont trumpet player and vocalist Aria Frangos volunteered at the frisbee art booth for children and their families to enjoy.

[Photo] Save the Music Festival brings the community together

October 9, 2015

Carlmont trumpet player and vocalist Aria Frangos volunteered at the frisbee art booth for children and their families to enjoy.

Carlmont students of Jewish faith have two conflicts this year between religious and high school tradition.

[Photo] Jewish students face conflict: prom or Passover?

September 4, 2015

Carlmont students of Jewish faith have two conflicts this year between religious and high school tradition.

Many students have strong opinions on the effectiveness of standardized testing like the CAHSEE.

CAHSEE no longer a grad requirement

August 28, 2015

Accurate student assessment -- that elusive method of finding out if a student is good enough at schoolwork to move on with his or her life. Some tests are better than others. The California Assessment...

The Vermont for Deez Nuts Facebook page sports this image as their cover photo, rallying support for their chosen candidate.
photo credit: Vermont for Deez Nuts Facebook page

Deez Nuts runs for president

August 24, 2015

“No, I wouldn’t run for United States president right now,” said sophomore Vivian Yip. “I’m too young, what’s the point?” Iowan rising sophomore Brady Olson evidently disagrees, seeing...

Students who use online forums to share their art and photography have to stay alert to the uses and distribution of their creative property in order to stay aware and in control.

Guard your creative property closely

December 3, 2014

In the words of musician Taylor Swift, "art is important and rare. Important, rare things are valuable. Valuable things should be paid for." Yahoo does not appear to agree, since on Nov. 20 the company...

Taylor Swift removes her streaming content from Spotify on Nov. 4, and CEO Daniel Ek defends the mission of the site. Photo via Wikimedia Commons

Taylor Swift says Spotify devalues music

November 12, 2014

As of Nov. 4, singer Taylor Swift has removed her music, some of the most streamed content of Spotify, off of the listening service. In July, Swift commented in the Wall Street Journal that "music is...

On Friday, drumline and ASB led a march through the hallways at the end of fourth period, generating excitement for the homecoming game that night.

Homecoming Week 2014

October 20, 2014

   

Ello attracts users who want an ad-free experience, the ability to avoid data mining of their personal information, and the choice of how to identify themselves apart from their legal names.

Ello? It’s not Facebook

October 1, 2014

The ad-free, anti-data-mining, invite-only social media platform Ello has surged in numbers with up to 31,000 people joining per hour at the end of September. Launched in April 2014, the site started...

Division I Boys in 2011
Credit to: http://www.crosscountryexpress.com/2011/11/ccs-team-champions.html

Cross country stretches out for the season

September 15, 2014

The cross country team at Carlmont has a tradition of excellence, and the runners this year are determined to uphold that standard. After their first meet on Sept. 11, the team had a taste of what the...

Jazz Ensemble performs at their 2013 winter concert.

Jazz cultivates a tightly knit band

September 10, 2014

Jazz itself is a fluid, improvised entity more open to creativity and interpretation than any other form of music. Its distinct character is reflected in the unique nature of the Carlmont Jazz Ensemble. "One...

On May 15, the U.S.s four major cellphone carriers launched the project to spread the ability to text 911.

U.S. introduces ability to text 911

May 20, 2014

As of May 15, 2014, America’s four major cellphone carriers have launched the service of text communication to 911 instead of placing a call. AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon are testing out...

Snapchat adds a messaging feature to the app in its latest update of May 1, but some students say that adding messaging takes away from the originality of the app. Photos from commons.wikimedia.org by free use.

Updates on social media all fit one mold

May 6, 2014

Integrating new features into an application can be a great idea, but when many companies start implementing the same new features, the originality of their services can be threatened. Snapchat’s...

On April 21, 2014,  the iconic handheld gaming console Nintendo Game Boy celebrated its 25th birthday.

Game Boy turns 25 years old

April 21, 2014

The Game Boy, one of the original and most iconic handheld gaming devices, had its 25th birthday on April 21, 2014. On April 21, 1989, Nintendo introduced the 8-bit game system to the world. Game Boy...

Prezi.com is another option instead of Microsoft PowerPoint that Carlmont students take advantage of when having to create presentations for class assignments.

Another method of presenting with Prezi

April 2, 2014

Class presentations are a familiar part of high school courses for students. There are different applications to create these types of presentations, including Microsoft PowerPoint and Google Drive, but...

Some students at Carlmont go to Amazon.com first to purchase electronics, books, and more.

Amazon services get student approval

March 18, 2014

“And you’re done.” The slogan of Amazon.com seems to sum the online retail company up well in many buyers’ opinions. “It’s much more convenient for me to order school books online and have...

Carlmont administration is working on improving the undependable Wi-Fi network at school.

Plans made to shape up weak Wi-Fi

March 3, 2014

“Cannot connect to network” is one of the most frustrating notifications that can pop up on the screen of a web browser. Many students who own smartphones have had this experience before when connecting...

Many Carlmont students use the Netflix app to watch their favorite shows and movies on smart phones and tablets.

Deep Learning improves Netflix recs

February 19, 2014

Netflix is currently working to improve the quality of their system’s movie recommendations with technology that will mimic the functions of a human brain. This technology is called Deep Learning. It...

Carlmont students get addicted to the frustrating game of Flappy Bird.

Flappy Bird frustration invades Carlmont

February 4, 2014

“I hate it. I hate that I like it. I don’t even know why I’m addicted; I just am.” This opinion, shared by sophomore Sam Levy, is a common one among Carlmont students. The subject of this sentiment...

Carlmont students use Snapchat to communicate with friends in a way that many consider more lively and interesting than just text messaging.

Snapchat users complain about increased spam

January 22, 2014

The popular photo-messaging app Snapchat has faced several difficulties with security breaches, the latest being a sudden heavy influx of spam accounts. On Jan. 13, the Snapchat team put up a blog post...

The Argentinean government is passing a resolution to nominate Pope Francis for the Nobel Peace Prize. Picture courtesy of Wikipedia.

Pope Francis to be nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize

December 9, 2013

The Argentinean government is passing a nomination for Pope Francis as a candidate for the Nobel Peace Prize due to his efforts to put an end to the violence occurring in Syria. Since his election to...

Typhoon Haiyan struck the Phillippines Nov. 8, causing mass destruction and devestation. Photo courtesy of Wikipedia Commons.

Typhoon Haiyan victims are desperate for aid

November 15, 2013

The biggest cyclone of 2013 swept through six central Philippine islands on Nov. 8 in the form of Typhoon Haiyan, leaving over 2000 dead and thousands others in desperate conditions. "We are declaring...

Six inmates escape prisons in the past month

Six criminals beat the system and escape jails

October 30, 2013

A total of six inmates, including two murderers, escaped from prisons in Fla. and Okla. in the past month. The Fla. criminals were released by documents containing forged official signatures and seals,...

ASB promotes a campaign against cyberbullying by putting up posters around campus.

Cyberbullies arrested in connection with suicide of 12-year-old girl

October 19, 2013

"Yes ik [I know] I killed Rebecca and IDGAF [I don't give a f--k]." This Facebook post was the decision-maker for authorities to arrest two young Fla. girls charged with the aggravated stalking that...

Electrical power outage and explosion caused campus wide evacuation of UC Berkeley on Monday, Sept. 30.

Problems at UC Berkeley cause student worry

October 2, 2013

UC Berkeley underwent a full campus evacuation after experiencing a school wide power outage and a massive explosion outside California Hall on Sept. 30. The fireball was caused by damage to an electrical...

The website Brian Holloway set up to identify the list of the 300 partygoers and provide information about the event and  how to help is located at helpmesave300.com

Former NFL star reached out to house-crashing teenagers

September 23, 2013

On Labor Day weekend, ex-NFL player Brian Holloway was shocked to find that 300 Stephenstown, N.Y. teenagers had held a destructive party in his house while he was away. Instead of pressing charges, his...

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