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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

Austin Li

Austin Li, Staff Writer

Austin Li is a senior attending Carlmont High School. This is his third year in Carlmont's award-winning journalism program. Austin also plays varsity football for Carlmont and runs track and field. Beyond high school, he hopes of pursuing business by majoring in entrepreneurship and one day creating his own startup.

Instagram and Twitter: @avstinli

 

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U.S. WNBA basketball superstar Brittney Griner arrives to a hearing at the Khimki Court outside Moscow on June 27, 2022.

Opinion: The Brittney Griner trade is better than expected

December 19, 2022

Women’s basketball star Brittney Griner’s release from Russia in exchange for Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout is a much better trade than most people may realize. At first glance, the trade seems...

Despite it being November, Christmas decorations crowd the front of grocery stores instead of Thanksgiving decorations.

Opinion: Thanksgiving deserves more love

November 27, 2022

I want you to picture this. It's Halloween night, and the clock strikes 12, indicating the beginning of November. You lie in bed scrolling through social media apps such as Tik Tok and Instagram only to...

A Carlmont student looks at various community service programs in an attempt to bolster their college applications.

[Photo] Opinion: Students should value passion over prestige when pursuing extracurriculars

November 2, 2022

A Carlmont student looks at various community service programs in an attempt to bolster their college applications.

Carlmont players battle out in hopes of being noticed by college recruiters.

An athlete’s guide to the college recruiting process

October 30, 2022

After a hard-fought victory over a neighboring school, Ivan Coronel returned to the locker room with his team. They yell and chant, rejoicing over winning the final game of their season. Half an hour passes,...

Mike Tomlin, the head coach for the Pittsburgh Steelers, is one of three black head coaches in the NFL currently. He led the Steelers to the title in Super Bowl XLIII.

Opinion: The NFL needs to do more for black coaches

October 12, 2022

Three. That's the number of black head coaches in today's NFL. Throughout the league's history, there has been a clear racial disparity regarding opportunities for black coaches to become head coaches....

Angry fantasy football owner sends hate tweet to Christian McCaffrey after he gets injured mid-season.

Opinion: People take fantasy football too seriously

September 20, 2022

To some, fantasy football is merely a fun activity to do with friends and family during the NFL season. However, to others, fantasy football is more than a game. Just ask the yearly losers whose bottom...

The Wok Talk Ep. 5: Asian on Asian hate?

May 17, 2022

Welcome to The Wok Talk, an unfiltered discussion about Asian America. This podcast will cover various topics from food, to traditions, to racial bias from the perspective of Asian Americans. For the...

The Wok Talk Ep. 4: Embracing Different

April 16, 2022

Welcome to The Wok Talk, an unfiltered discussion about Asian America. This podcast will cover various topics from food, to traditions, to racial bias from the perspective of Asian Americans. In...

The Wok Talk Ep. 3: An immigrant’s dream

March 20, 2022

Welcome to The Wok Talk, an unfiltered discussion about Asian America. This podcast will cover various topics from food, traditions, to racial bias from the perspective of Asian Americans. In this...

The Wok Talk Ep. 2: A deep dive into Asian holidays

February 17, 2022

Welcome to The Wok Talk, an unfiltered discussion about Asian America. This podcast will cover various topics from food, traditions, to racial bias from the perspective of Asian Americans. In this...

The Wok Talk Ep. 1: A deep dive into Asian flavors

January 27, 2022

Welcome to The Wok Talk, an unfiltered discussion about Asian America. This podcast will cover various topics including food, traditions, and racial bias from the perspective of Asian Americans. In...

Spider-Man: No Way Home, starring Tom Holland and Zendaya releases Dec. 17. The presale profits are greater than those of the previous Spiderman movies.

‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ shatters presale records

December 9, 2021

After years of speculation and hype, Marvel's "Spider-Man: No Way Home" shattered the record for a movie's first day of ticket sales, affecting Carlmont students.  The original trailer, which was released...

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Longest lunar eclipse shines on Carlmont students

November 18, 2021

The longest lunar eclipse in 580 years will occur late Thursday in the Bay Area and leak early into Friday.  Although it won't be a total eclipse, it will be close, as 97.4% of the full moon will fit...

Dune, starring Zendaya and Timothy Chalamet, was met with excited audiences and enthusiasm for a sequel.

‘Dune’ sparks in popularity after weekend success

October 28, 2021

After many delays, Denis Villeneuve's long-awaited "Dune" finally hit theatres and became available on HBO Max. Although initially scheduled to release in November 2020, the film was delayed by COVID-19...

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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