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

Ashley Kawakami

Ashley Kawakami, Highlander Editor-in-Chief

Ashley is the Editor in Chief of the Carlmont Highlander. Ashley is a competitive soccer player and is obsessed with the game 2 Dots. Ashley is excited to be a part of the newspaper for her third year.


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How to Survive High School Day 19: Learn to balance sports and school

How to Survive High School Day 19: Learn to balance sports and school

September 19, 2013

Student athletes really are a need breed of students. Somehow student athletes go to school, practice, and do homework all in one day. As a freshman I tried to do it all: competitive club soccer,...

Turning heads with Head’s Up

May 3, 2013

The classic games of Charades and Who Am I have come together and produced Head's Up. Head's Up is currently the top paid for app in the iTunes app store and is bringing back the two classics...

Camelbaks Eddy waterbottle.

Bak it up

April 24, 2013

Reuse, reuse, reuse. In the newest round of hot weather, many students can be seen carrying their colorful Eddy Camelbak water bottles. Camelbak manufactures both water bottles and water reservoir backpacks...

A Toms flag.

Donating with style

April 3, 2013

One for one. This is the motto of Toms, the popular shoe and eye-wear brand. Toms was started by Blake Mycoskie. Mycoskie was a contestant on the Amazing Race and visited Argentina during...

The famous Rainbow Sandals

Lets get flip floppin’ with the weather

March 13, 2013

It's time to flip-flop from winter boots to the summer sandals. Many people are welcoming the warm weather by breaking out their summer clothes. Nothing marks the beginning of spring and the promise...

Vine: the newest form of social media.

The new kid on the social media block: Vine

February 27, 2013

Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram may have to welcome a new kid on the block: Vine. Vine is like Instagram and Twitter, rolled up with a splash of YouTube. It is an app that allows the user to record...

The long lasting manicure.

Shellac those nails

February 13, 2013

It is after formal and the nice manicures are starting to chip away, but some are still going strong: the Shellacs. Many girls have found that getting Shellac makes their manicure last longer with...

The famous Ugg moccasins.

The newest Ugg craze

January 30, 2013

Uggs have exactly what many students are looking for in a shoe, warmth, comfort, and a cute alternative to other shoes. The popular Australian sheepskin boot brand is already popular at Carlmont...

The famous black Denali North Face.

The North Face craze

January 17, 2013

Walking on to almost any high school campus on any given mildly cool to freezing day and one will find many people sporting a North Face jacket. Carlmont is no exception. A Denali North Face is on the...

Finals are coming, finals are coming.

Tackling finals

December 14, 2012

Finals are coming, finals are coming. High school students all over the United States are preparing for the first semester finals. For many students, finals are a source of dread, anxiety, and lots...

Pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving

Students anticipate Thanksgiving Break

November 15, 2012

                Thanksgiving is approaching quickly and Carlmont students are beginning to get excited for a five day weekend. Carlmont...

Halloween Haunt comes to an end

Halloween Haunt comes to an end

November 2, 2012

For the past month, students have been visiting the Halloween Haunt at Great America to get into the Halloween spirit by being scared by costumed workers. The Halloween Haunt was held every weekend...

Its that time: PSAT time.

PSAT nears for sophomores and juniors

October 18, 2012

The preliminary SAT is coming up for students who want to begin to prepare for the official SAT. Carlmont's PSAT will be held on Saturday, Oct. 20 from 8:00 to 11:30 a.m. in the D and E wings. Students...

Chocolate: a reason to celebrate.

Chocolate festival returns

October 4, 2012

Belmont’s annual Chocolate Festival will be held on Oct. 5 and 6 at the Congregational Church of Belmont. The CCB will host the festival at their church on 751 Alameda de las Pulgas. This will be...

The iPhone 4s is about to be a thing of the past.

Apple unveils new phone

September 20, 2012

                  People everywhere were waiting in anticipation for the unveiling of Apple’s new iPhone 5, and the excitement...

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Ashley Kawakami