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

The student news site of Carlmont High School in Belmont, California.

Scot Scoop News

Austin Li

Austin Li, Staff Writer

Austin Li is a junior attending Carlmont High School. This is his second year in the journalism program and his first year as a Highlander editor. Austin also plays varsity football for Carlmont and runs track and field. He dreams of working in the business field and is currently working on his own company with friends.


Twitter: @avstinli

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Houses on Eucalyptus Avenue shine with vibrant lights and spooky decorations.

Eucalyptus Avenue residents prepare for Halloween celebration

October 7, 2021

With Halloween just around the corner, residents of Eucalyptus Avenue are hurrying to prepare.  Holiday celebrations on Eucalyptus Avenue tend to be very popular due to the extravagant decorations...

The Caldor Fire has caused many evacuations as residents lives are threatened.

Caldor fire sparks issues for environment and students

September 16, 2021

Ashes engulfed the sky as day quickly turned to night. What was once a popular tourist destination, filled with business and people, is now in a state of turmoil.  On Aug. 14, what started as a small...

Ryan Jocson, a sophomore team captain, battles for possession.

Boys JV soccer team dominates Menlo-Atherton

May 1, 2021

In Friday's JV soccer game, the Scots delivered the Bears their first loss in a 3-1 victory.  Over the past few years, the two teams have consistently battled in close games, as every year, both teams...

The Scots drive the ball up the field in an attempt to increase their lead entering the third quarter.

Scots destroy Ravens in Friday night rivalry matchup

April 18, 2021

In their final game, the Carlmont Scots capped off an extraordinary season with a 34-14 victory over cross-town rivals, the Sequoia Ravens.  The game was bittersweet for many. Although it was the last...

Carlmont varsity starts their first drive of the scrimmage.

Football season kicks off against Archbishop Riordan

March 14, 2021

After over a year, Carlmont football returned to action with a scrimmage against CCS powerhouse Archbishop Riordan, where the Scots displayed heart and determination against a recruited Crusaders lineup.  As...

Carlmont swim warms up in preparation for their first meet of the 2021 season.

Carlmont swimming dives into a new year

February 25, 2021

San Mateo County's rapid decrease in COVID-19 cases has allowed Carlmont's swimming season to kick off. Though safety procedures are still in question, athletes have returned to daily practices in hopes...

Star guard James Harden shoots a deep three in his old Houston Rockets threads.

NBA’s big trade brings big concerns

January 28, 2021

One day after publicly announcing his frustrations in Houston, star guard James Harden was sent to the Brooklyn Nets in a four-team blockbuster trade. Although such a large trade so early in the season...

Civil rights advocates protest in hopes of seeing a better future filled with equality.

Discrimination within the classroom

January 22, 2021

The harsh ringing of the bell breaks her out of her reverie as she starts down the hallway, rubbing her sweaty palms against her jeans. The previous nights had been restless from an essay she spent countless...

A students desk is filled with study guides and review sheets as he studies for finals.

Teachers make ‘final’ decisions regarding final exams

December 1, 2020

Despite learning online for months, students and teachers alike struggle to prepare for finals week.  Each year, after an academic semester, students are presented with an exam from each class to measure...

Students feel overwhelmed with stress, as they are pressured with college applications.

College applications leave students with ‘major’ decisions

November 9, 2020

As college application season creeps closer and anxiety continues to grow, students have found themselves amidst a crossfire between conflicting majors.  Like most high school students, Keya Arora,...

Jordan Dooley, a sophomore, pours brownie batter into a baking tin.

Carlmont’s Baking Club finds a silver lining in the ongoing pandemic

October 16, 2020

With the uncertainty that COVID-19 brings, clubs must adapt to a new virtual environment. But despite the challenges, junior Cooper Perez and senior Madeline Becker, the co-presidents of Carlmont Baking...

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