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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

Ayal Meyers

Ayal Meyers, Staff Writer & Editor

Ayal Meyers is a Senior at Carlmont High School who aspires to develop as a profile and political writer. In addition to Scotscoop, Ayal writes for All That's Lit to Print and Prep2prep. Moreover, Meyers is interning at an orthodontics clinic in Belmont while playing water polo, and running track. To see more of his work, visit his portfolio.

Twitter: @ayalmeyers

All content by Ayal Meyers
On Sept. 10, the sepia tint caused by the active California wild fires reflects off of the water beside Oracle headquarters.

Water

November 12, 2020

Water.  It covers nearly three-fourths of the entire planet and is vital to all life on Earth.  Although it may seem too vast and uncontrollable to be impacted, it is not in actuality an indestructible...

The Santa Rosa Glass Fire burned over 1,517 buildings and was active for 23 days. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

Earth

November 11, 2020

As we delve deeper into a state of climate disaster, the best way to see the ramifications is simple - just look around. Our Earth is struggling, and it’s evident in everything from the...

US President Donald Trump (L) and Democratic Presidential candidate and former US Vice President Joe Biden start exchanging during the first presidential debate at Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio, on September 29, 2020.

A voter’s guide to the 2020 election

November 3, 2020

Many of the sentiments expressed in the Republican National Convention stand in stark contrast to past political conventions and elections. With a highly divided, bipartisan, political atmosphere, this...

President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden participate in the final presidential debate at Belmont University on October 22, 2020 in Nashville, Tennessee. This was the last debate between the two candidates before the November 3 election.

Meet the presidential candidates

October 30, 2020

Joe Biden   After 43 years in politics and three attempts, Joe Biden finally progressed to be the democratic party’s nominee in the 2020 presidential election. Biden initially...

Election season continues with the vice presidential debate.

A showdown in Salt Lake City: a full review of the vice presidential debate

October 11, 2020

Following the Cleveland presidential debate, the vice presidential candidates got a chance to take the stand on Wednesday night. Democratic nominee Joe Biden's running mate, Kamala Harris, and President...

President Donald Trump announces that he has tested positive for COVID-19 after contact with Hope Hicks who tested positive for the virus earlier today.

President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump test positive for COVID-19

October 1, 2020

At around 10 p.m. PT, President Donald Trump tweeted that he and first lady Melania Trump have tested positive for coronavirus. The president tweeted, "Tonight, @FLOTUS and I tested positive for COVID-19....

President Donald Trump, left, and former Vice President Joe Biden during the first presidential debate on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, at Case Western University and Cleveland Clinic, in Cleveland, Ohio.

Chaos in Cleveland: Biden and Trump quarrel in the presidential debate

October 1, 2020

President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden faced off in Cleveland, Ohio, on Tuesday in their first of three presidential debates ahead of the 2020 election. Moderated by Fox News'...

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a champion of justice and equal rights. When asked about her legacy, she said, To make life a little better for people less fortunate than you, thats what I think a meaningful life is. One lives not just for oneself but for ones community.

May Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s memory be her legacy

September 27, 2020

Ruth Bader Ginsburg was buried Friday at the U.S. Capitol Hill – the first woman to receive this honor. Now, as Americans mourn her passing, they simultaneously embrace her legacy. Bader was born...

U.S. President Donald Trump delivers his acceptance speech for the Republican Party nomination for reelection during the final day of the Republican National Convention from the South Lawn of the White House on August 27, 2020 in Washington, DC.

A recap from a highly unconventional Republican National Convention

September 8, 2020

Preface: Many of the sentiments expressed in the Republican National Convention stand in stark contrast to past political conventions and elections. With a highly divided, bipartisan, political atmosphere,...

Swing Club performs to Never Had A Friend Like Me, highlighting the inclusive nature of Heritage Fair towards cultures at Carlmont.

Heritage Fair recognizes cultures at Carlmont

March 4, 2020

The roar of the crowd echoes in her ears as the spotlight beams, highlighting her still figure. All eyes are on her, and yet, she doesn't falter as she explodes into movement, the tapping of her shoes...

Maureen Sinnott holds a sign stating Impeach and Remove directed at the oncoming traffic on El Camino Real.

Nobody is above the law

December 23, 2019

"This is what democracy looks like!" chanted a crowd of over 500 protestors. On Tuesday, Dec. 17, the evening before the House of Representatives would vote on the impeachment President Donald Trump;...

Sam Phan, a senior, dodges the last of three Menlo defenders before scoring her first goal of the game.

[Photo] Lady Scots varsity soccer triumphs over Menlo Knights

December 12, 2019

Sam Phan, a senior, dodges the last of three Menlo defenders before scoring her first goal of the game.

Singles one player Annika Lin aces her serve in her first match of the day.

[Photo] Varsity tennis shuts-out Ravens in anticipation of CCS

October 31, 2019

Singles one player Annika Lin aces her serve in her first match of the day.

Coach Bernice Orwig instructs her girls varsity water polo team.

[Photo] Bernice Orwig is not your average coach

September 24, 2019

Coach Bernice Orwig instructs her girls varsity water polo team.

Menlo coach, Jack Bowen holds a summer water polo league in which many Carlmont athletes participate in

[Photo] New coach, new header approach

December 22, 2018

Menlo coach, Jack Bowen holds a summer water polo league in which many Carlmont athletes participate in

Carlmont Mens JV Lacrosse

JV boys lacrosse settles the score with their rivals

March 11, 2019

The Carlmont Scots could not have crafted a more dramatic game for themselves in their JV boys lacrosse battle with Sequoia on a rainy Tuesday night. They had every element of the perfect story-line: a...

Will Hesselgren, a sophomore, picks up a foul by getting knocked while going for a layup.

Scots fall short against undefeated Vikings

January 16, 2019

In an average high school basketball game, each team fouls 11 times. Carlmont, however, fouled a season-high 23 times, while the Vikings used their zone defense to rattle the JV Scots. Mills High School's...

Carlmont Varsity  Waterpolo

Boys varsity water polo thrown into double-overtime

November 9, 2018

An athlete’s rush of adrenaline in a dire situation is next to impossible to describe, but for the Carlmont boys varsity water polo team, this inexpressible feeling lasted a full one hour, seventeen...

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