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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

Arianna Zhu

Arianna Zhu, Scot Scoop Editor

Arianna Zhu, class of '25, is a junior at Carlmont High School and an editor for Scot Scoop. She is on the girls varsity tennis team and swim team at Carlmont. Outside of school, Arianna enjoys spending time with her friends and loves to read.

Twitter: arianna_z_news

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An injured patient arrives at Al Kuwaiti Hospital in Rafah, Gaza, on Oct. 24, where doctors face severe limitations on medicines, medical supplies, electricity, and water.

Humanitarian crisis deepens in Gaza

Arianna Zhu and Isabella Zarzar November 13, 2023

Trigger Warning: Mentions of violence, hostages, and death. The lights are out in the Gaza Strip. On Oct. 11, 2023, Gaza’s sole remaining power station ran out of fuel, sentencing the lives of...

A harmonious blend of urban and natural elements in the city of Anshun, located in Guizhou, China.

Opinion: Urbanization’s hidden costs create a need for green spaces

Arianna Zhu and Katherine A. Zhang May 29, 2023

“Starlight, star bright, first star I see tonight: I wish I may, I wish I might, have this wish I wish tonight.”  Gone are the days when young children could whisper these words to themselves as...

Deer and other wildlife have been pushed out of their natural habitat and lured to greenery lining city streets and sidewalks.

[Photo] Nature’s Antidote

May 29, 2023

Deer and other wildlife have been pushed out of their natural habitat and lured to greenery lining city streets and sidewalks.

Ozempic, an injectable drug with active ingredient semaglutide, has experienced a shortage in the past couple of months.

Ozempic shortage unearths American obesity issue

Arianna Zhu, Scot Scoop Editor April 19, 2023

With over 799.2 million views on TikTok and 58,000 posts on Instagram, the hashtag #Ozempic has been trending across social media platforms as a miracle weight loss hack, contributing to the months-long...

Often described as the “rainforests of the sea,” coral reefs around the world are battling bleaching and rising ocean temperatures.

Reviving the colors of the ocean

Arianna Zhu, Scot Scoop Editor March 16, 2023

Schools of fish weave through rock-like structures, and a clownfish peeks out from an anemone to observe. A sea turtle swims around looking for food, while a stingray buries itself in the sand to hide...

Conversation hearts are small heart-shaped candies with short phrases printed on them. After going missing from shelves in 2019, the candies are back and more popular than ever.

Sweethearts get their ever after this Valentine season

Arianna Zhu, Scot Scoop Editor February 27, 2023

Be Mine. You Rock. I’m Yours. These timeless phrases are sure to make a sweet gift for that special someone every Valentine’s Day. The conversation heart candies adorned with the words are making...

American football has been a staple of sports in the U.S. for decades.

Tackling America’s football fetish

Zara Hai and Arianna Zhu February 10, 2023

When most people in the world think football, they think of the familiar black-and-white ball, the cleats on the grass, the white net of the goal.  But not Americans. For Americans, football is the...

It is a longstanding tradition for many AAPI families to make dumplings from scratch as a way to celebrate Lunar New Year.

‘Ear-resistible’ Year of the Rabbit celebrations promote diversity

Arianna Zhu, Scot Scoop Editor January 22, 2023

With the Year of the Rabbit only a hop, skip, and a jump away, families and council members are preparing to celebrate, whether that means making dumplings with loved ones or planning city-wide events...

There is a food bank called Second Harvest in San Carlos, which aims to combat the hunger crisis.

Rising inflation worsens the Bay Area hunger crisis

Arianna Zhu and Katherine Q. Zhang December 21, 2022

Food banks and charities are having a difficult time keeping up with the increasing demands as prices soar. Rising inflation has caused basic necessities, such as food, to become harder to afford. Food...

A Bay Area local practices shooting a shotgun.

Redwood City temporarily bans gun shops

Arianna Zhu and Katherine Q. Zhang November 20, 2022

The Redwood City Council has temporarily banned gun shops following the application of two gun stores, giving time for staff to research potential local regulations. On Monday, Oct. 24, the Redwood...

Roosevelt Square (also known as Roosevelt Plaza), a strip mall along Roosevelt Avenue. Dumpling Defense would have been located here had their application been successful.

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Roosevelt Square (also known as Roosevelt Plaza), a strip mall along Roosevelt Avenue. Dumpling Defense would have been located here had their application been successful.

The outside of Chez Nous Café, located in Roosevelt Square. The café is owned by Maria Rutenberg, the landlady of Roosevelt Square.

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The outside of Chez Nous Café, located in Roosevelt Square. The café is owned by Maria Rutenberg, the landlady of Roosevelt Square.

Sign that marks the back entrance of Imbert and Smithers.

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Sign that marks the back entrance of Imbert and Smithers.

Front entrance of Chez Nous Café from the inside.

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Front entrance of Chez Nous Café from the inside.

The inside of Chez Nous Café. Many of the café’s customers are regulars and Redwood City locals.

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The inside of Chez Nous Café. Many of the café’s customers are regulars and Redwood City locals.

Rainbow fentanyl - fentanyl in different colors - is emerging in popularity as a way to encourage drug usage amongst the youth.

Newly emerging ‘rainbow fentanyl’ targets adolescents

Katherine Q. Zhang and Arianna Zhu October 20, 2022

Drug dealers are selling colorful pills laced with fentanyl, dubbed “rainbow fentanyl,” as a marketing ploy to drive addiction among kids and young adults. First discovered by the Drug Enforcement...

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