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.

Scot Scoop News

Ayesha Abbasi

Ayesha Abbasi, Social Media Editor/Columnist

Ayesha is dedicated to Model United Nations, Debate, Junior statesmen and tennis. She is an opinion writer with a fighter ambition.

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Lotshampa refugees living in a Beldangi Camp are just one group that is currently suffering.

The forgotten Rohingyan refugees

May 28, 2015

The situation in Myanmar with the Rohingya Muslims may very well go down in history as one of the least recognized and most violent human rights violations of all time. The Muslim Rohingya of Burma...

Democratic candidate for 2016 election Bernie Sanders.

Hillary Clinton faces a real challenge

May 20, 2015

Yes, there really is another person running in the democratic primary besides Hillary Clinton. His name is Bernie Sanders and he is one of only two independent senators in the nation as well as a self...

Student taking a practice AP statistics exam in preparation for the test.

Put down your pencils

May 11, 2015

Due to AP testing taking place around the nation, student and teacher stress seems to be at an all time high. This stress doesn't come on its own and it most definitely isn't lessened with the help of...

Netanyahu cartoon depicting him walking an elephant labeled as the GOP to create more lies with him.


Netanyahu cartoon depicting him walking an elephant labeled as the GOP to create more lies with him.

News microphones wait to capture reactions from U.S. Supreme Court rulings outside the court building in Washington, June 25, 2013.

Complain less, vote more

October 8, 2014

We live in an age of all time high political apathy for the younger generation, which entails us having record low voter turnouts. People complain about campaign finance roofs and how the rich have the...

Weekly Briefing

Weekly Briefing

October 8, 2014

Campus - Carlmont gets prepared for Homecoming by kicking off the Powder Puff games. Starting Oct. 2 all grades compete amongst themselves  in a friendly competition of women's flag football. - Carlmont’s...

Weekly Briefing

September 29, 2014

Campus News On Monday, Sept. 22 2014 Carlmont hosted a welcome back to school assembly with the guest apperance of a motivational speaker by the name of Scott Backovich. He spoke to students about...

Club meeting with San Carlos political figure Cameron Johnson

[Photo] Junior statesmen: the leaders of tomorrow

September 1, 2014

Club meeting with San Carlos political figure Cameron Johnson

The flaws in our education

April 30, 2014

Our education systems are not so much a community of sharing knowledge, but a structure of misinformation and capitalist values. The academic degree we pay for isn't a stamp of education. Our characters...

Cultural appropriation isn’t appropriate

April 22, 2014

"I'm appreciating your cultural dresses! You should be proud!" This exact phrase can be heard from the mouths of those who partake in cultural appropriation. What is that one might ask, well the most...

Shame on you for slut shaming

March 10, 2014

"He hooked up 3 girls at the same party what a bro, right?" "She hooked up with 2 guys this weekend. Can you say slut?" Same situation two completely different results. Why is that teenage girls are...

Congratulations were all aware youre single

Congratulations we’re all aware you’re single

February 6, 2014

With Valentine's day around the corner and teen angst at an all time high, many people feel the need express their “loneliness.” Everyone has a friend who says that they’re “forever alone,”...

Why students should be able to take as many AP classes as they want

December 12, 2013

Restricting a students access to advances in knowledge sounds like something out of a horror story for any AP student. The unemployment rate for college graduates is at 4.5 percent, and the unemployment...

Numbed by the Media

December 3, 2013

There’s a feeling of numbness when it comes to watching people across the globe dying on television. It’s too simple to just flip the channel and carry on with the day as if nothing has happened,...

Facebook picture that has gone viral for its insensitive content

Halloween: Immaturity covered with a mask

October 31, 2013

The stereotypes that run along with Halloween are beyond racist. Just recently a new costume trend has come out mocking the very sensitive case of Treyvon Martin. The controversial incident involving...

Couple publicly displaying affection CREDITS: FLICKR

Say no to PDA at school

October 29, 2013

Attempting to push away that frustratingly involved lip-locked couple off a locker and keeping them away long enough to get the books needed and get to class can be frustrating. In the midst of hormones,...

Is Obama’s “decision” right?

September 16, 2013

On Sept. 10, 2013 the long awaited address on Syria was made by President Obama in which he stated that  "I have resisted calls for military action, because we cannot resolve someone else’s civil war...

Omar Borkan Al Gala flashing a smile. 
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Too Hot for the Middle East

May 5, 2013

Omar Borkan Al Gala, a United Arab Emirate national, was deported from Saudi Arabia for being "too attractive." This 25- year-old poet and fashion photographer was one of the three men kicked out...

Define Terrorist.

Define Terrorist.

April 23, 2013

Define terrorist. People say that it was the terrorists' faults. They've painted a picture in their heads giving light to what the word represents. This image can consist of a race, a skin color, a religion,...

The picture perfect profile

March 21, 2013

Attempting some spring cleaning? How about trying to clean up that Facebook page. Imagine losing the choice at the college or job of your dreams all because of one silly Facebook post. This seems to...

Sex sells

February 27, 2013

Sex sells. Looking for the easiest way to attract customers to products? Just add a little sex appeal. The purpose of advertisements is to prove that the products are of use in one way or another. Sex...

Pope Benedict XVIs arrival in Mexico

Motives behind the Pope’s resignation

February 26, 2013

In a world with 1.1 billion Roman Catholics, Pope Benedict XVI's resignation on Thursday is considered a fairly large deal. Pope Benedict is the first to resign by choice in six centuries. The Pope...

One of Miami-Dades Police dogs used in the experiment

Father provides fourth grader with narcotics for science fair project

January 29, 2013

                        Using an illegal drug to win first place in the science fair is now considered legal?...

Doctors attempting to save the 17 year old Palestinian boys life

Accident shooting kills Palestinian teen

January 15, 2013

Palestinian doctors attempted to save a 17 year-old boy's life after an accidental shooting by an Israeli officer on Jan. 15, 2013 in Ramallah, West Bank. The teen got caught up during a protest near...

A large dish of Fettuccine Alfredo at the Cheesecake Factory.

The Cheesecake Factory an expensive favorite

November 26, 2012

The Cheesecake Factory, located at the Hillsdale mall, opened up more recently as an elegant change to dining in the mall. With great ambiance and service, this restaurant is a perfect place to go...

Kung Pao Spaghetti at California Pizza Kitchen

Commendable California Pizza Kitchen

November 12, 2012

Located next to Bebe at the Hillsdale Mall, California Pizza Kitchen serves up some of the most classic to intricate pizzas along with salads and pastas. With multiple chains around the Bay Area,...

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Ayesha Abbasi