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.

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Ayana Ganjoo

Ayana Ganjoo, Staff Writer

Ayana Ganjoo (class of 2026) is a staff writer and a sophomore at Carlmont. She is excited to begin covering campus news this year and learning more about the greater Carlmont community. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, biking, ballet, and listening to music.

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A yellow mariposa lily grows in Monte Bello Open Space Preserve in Los Altos, California. It is among the many wildflower varieties that can be seen during the spring and summer months in sunny grassland habitats.

Wildflower season begins

Ayana Ganjoo, Staff Writer March 19, 2024

As spring approaches, San Mateo County's diverse collection of wildflowers is already beginning to show their colors.  San Mateo and Santa Clara County include preserves and parks belonging to the...

Elon Musk reveals his Neuralink implantation device. Contrary to his claims, Neuralinks testing process was chalk-full of animal cruelty and illegal activities, prompting investigation requests from the government.

Opinion: Neuralink needs to halt animal testing

Ayana Ganjoo, Staff Writer March 8, 2024

Founded in March 2017, Elon Musk's Neuralink company is producing a brain-computer interface designed to let people control technology simply by thinking. However, the results of his cruel animal testing...

Heavy rain pours down in Disneyland on Feb. 24. Disneyland, located in Anaheim, is a part of the greater Los Angeles community affected by torrential downpours.

Second wave of storms sweep Southern California

Ayana Ganjoo, Staff Writer February 27, 2024

Heavy rain hits parts of Southern California, causing flooding, evacuations, and the closure of local facilities.  The storm system follows bouts of rain in recent months, with this February being...

Faculty and students at San Francisco State University protest against the historic deal that came as a result of the recent CSU strike. While the tentative agreement reached by CSU faculty and administration has received support by many, some strongly feel that the amount of compromise in the tentative agreement showed weakness on the facultys part.

CSU strike ends in tentative agreement

Ayana Ganjoo, Staff Writer January 29, 2024

California State University's (CSU) first systemwide strike has ended, with the chancellor's office agreeing to some faculty demands in a tentative deal.  The strike, intended to span the week of Jan....

Inflation amidst home prices is a massive burden upon citizens looking to settle in the beloved Bay Area. Currently listed at $1 million, the bold price of this Alameda property reflects the difficulty of home hunting.

Priced out of the Bay: uprooting a community

Ayana Ganjoo and Reese Adrouny January 23, 2024

Four suitcases and one flight brought Shauna Hyde and her family from Germany to Belmont, California in 2016. They felt alone in their new home, but after years of making friends, volunteering, and driving...

BTI students serve themselves a variety of pies during the much-beloved annual Pie Feast. Lots of students bring in pies, Abdilla said. They can be store bought, homemade, whatever you want.”

Carlmont teachers celebrate an early Thanksgiving with students

Ayana Ganjoo, Staff Writer November 27, 2023

While Carlmont students eagerly awaited Thanksgiving break, some teachers began the holiday festivities early by integrating all sorts of Turkey Day events into otherwise regular classes. The teachers...

An ofrenda in the staff lounge is decorated for Día de los Muertos. Common decorations for ofrenda altars include colorful skulls, flowers, candles, and pictures of loved ones.

Latinos Unidos x BSU prepares for Día de los Muertos celebrations

Ayana Ganjoo, Staff Writer October 31, 2023

The Carlmont Latinos Unidos x Black Student Union (BSU) is inviting students to participate in several activities this week to honor Día de los Muertos. Día de los Muertos, or the Day of the Dead,...

Students enjoy nature in Edgewood Park at a Carlmont Green Team-led hike. The hiking event is a response to the Project Green Challenge Day 8 prompt, which challenges students to find the benefits of experiencing the great outdoors. We’re encouraging all of our green team members to participate in the PGC challenge this month, said Natalie Su, a co-president of the Green Team.

Green Team succeeds in global challenge

Ayana Ganjoo, Staff Writer October 11, 2023

The Carlmont Green Team is participating in the San Francisco-based Project Green Challenge, a global program that invites students to live a more environmentally-conscious lifestyle.  The Project...

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