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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

Audrey Gong

Audrey Gong, Staff Writer

Audrey Gong (Class of 2026) is a sophomore at Carlmont, and this is her first year as a staff writer for Scot Scoop. She is also one of the sophomore class vice presidents and a member of the Carlmont Varsity Dance Team. She enjoys dancing, hanging out with friends and family, baking, and listening to music.

 

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A woman browses the family planning section, which includes Opill, emergency contraceptives, pregnancy tests, and other common pharmaceutical products. Pharmacies like Walgreens and CVS nationwide are beginning to carry Opill, as well as box stores like Target and Walmart.

First over-the-counter contraceptive hits shelves

Audrey Gong, Staff Writer March 29, 2024

Over 50 years ago, the first oral contraceptive pill was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Since then, even more pills and other methods of contraception have been released to prevent...

McDonalds, a multinational fast food chain, recently ended its use of PFAS. The policy, in accordance new FDA guidance, is a result of research that shows the chemicals can be linked to cancer, birth defects, and immune system suppression.

FDA tosses out PFAS in food packaging

Audrey Gong, Staff Writer March 8, 2024

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that fast food wrappers, as well as other food packaging that includes perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), will no longer be sold in the...

A student of the Flying Angel Dance Company, a Chinese dance school based in San Francisco, holds a bundle of red chopsticks and streamers in both hands. She performed the Mongolian chopstick dance with a group of other girls who were also dressed in costumes, resembling a Chinese lion. This was one of three performances that her group danced on behalf of the Flying Angels.

Belmont community welcomes Year of the Dragon with roaring success

Audrey Gong, Staff Writer February 8, 2024

Belmont celebrates its Asian community by honoring and replicating traditional Lunar New Year customs more than 6,500 miles from China by blending modern crafts, performances, and foods.   The city...

Amidst an El Niño year, rainfall has been, and will continue to be, particularly high. The heavy rain and localized flooding San Mateo County
experienced late in 2023 and during the first few months of 2024 were heavier
than what we have experienced in recent years, said Shruti Dhapodkar, director of San Mateo Countys Department of Emergency Management.

Heavy rain falls on San Mateo County

Audrey Gong, Staff Writer January 23, 2024

With the advent of the new year, rising precipitation levels prompted more heightened concern for dangerous weather events like flooding. However, the above-average precipitation levels aren't unusual;...

Pham stands between Vietnam and the U.S., two defining places in his life. Without turning his head back to catch a glimpse of Vietnam, he builds up his life in the U.S. to achieve his version of the American Dream.

An immigrant struggle to achieve the American Dream

Audrey Gong and Audrey Navasca January 16, 2024

“Most immigrants believe strongly in the American Dream. That is what brings them here. I wish some young Americans had that dream, as much as immigrants do,” said Margaret Sands Orchowski, an author...

The presidents and officers of Liv Organic promoting their club and the Carlmont club fair. From left to right the students are Emelia Lee, Jayden Lee, Nathan Paris, Arthur Bernadi, and Haeley Kwok. “Whether it be for academic, athletic, or mental purposes, we strive as a club to make it so that all students can utilize healthy habits to better their lives in any shape or form,” Jayden Lee said.

[Photo] LivOrganic Club educates students on staying healthy

Mateo Golomb, Staff Writer December 2, 2023

The presidents and officers of Liv Organic promoting their club and the Carlmont club fair. From left to right the students are Emelia Lee, Jayden Lee, Nathan Paris, Arthur Bernadi, and Haeley Kwok. “Whether...

As soon as the Stanford Shopping Center opens on Black Friday, shoppers go from store to store, eagerly looking for deals. Almost every store at the Stanford Shopping Center has an online retailer, causing many consumers to browse products from their homes or on-the-go instead of in-store.

Online shopping dominates Black Friday weekend sales

Audrey Gong, Staff Writer November 27, 2023

With just a simple click, holiday shoppers conveniently purchased gifts and personal items online over the Thanksgiving weekend while sitting in the comfort of their homes. In past years, the night...

Leslie Baikie-Khavari, dressed as Lucy from Charlie Brown, stands eagerly, waiting for young trunk-or-treaters. Her costume was one of many fan favorites throughout the Belmont Trunk-or-Treat event hosted at Twin Pines Park.

Belmont Trunk-or-Treat revs up Halloween spirit

Audrey Gong, Staff Writer October 31, 2023

The chilly evening was filled with warm smiles from Belmont residents who gathered together for Halloween treats and decorated car trunks at Twin Pines Park last week to start the Halloween festivities.  On...

A student steps into a day of learning at Notre Dame de Namur University. NDNU is deeply committed to teaching and training socially minded professionals who engage with our community to make a difference, said Helen Marlo, dean of Psychology.

Notre Dame de Namur University celebrates its 100-year anniversary

Audrey Gong, Staff Writer October 16, 2023

Reflecting on Notre Dame de Namur University's humble beginnings and honoring its journey to its current prominence, both faculty and community members came together to mark the institution's 100th anniversary. In...

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