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

Aylin Salahifar

Aylin Salahifar, Staff Writer

Aylin Salahifar  is a sophomore at Carlmont High School and this is her first year in journalism. She enjoys attending local events and looking at how they impact the community.

Twitter: @AylinSalahifar

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Members of Fighting for Heroes drop off masks at a local Bay Area hospital after a successful round of fundraising. Ever since I was younger, what Ive identified myself with is my desire to make a positive change and make the world a better place. We take so much for granted and I just want to be able to give a little bit back, said Angelina Lue, a junior at Los Altos.

Bay Area teens fight for healthcare heroes

May 4, 2020

Through the power of social media and crowdfunding, Angelina Lue and her friends have raised nearly $13,000 in funds to purchase masks for medical staff fighting COVID-19. A junior at Los Altos High...

[Video] How does COVID-19 spread?

April 8, 2020

With lockdown orders in place in many states across the country, it's reasonable to wonder why we need to stay inside when we haven't had to for other diseases. Here's a breakdown of how the disease spreads,...

Trump signs $2 trillion stimulus bill amid COVID-19 crisis

Trump signs $2 trillion stimulus bill amid COVID-19 crisis

March 28, 2020

On March 27, President Donald Trump signed a historic $2 trillion stimulus package into law as the American public and the U.S. economy continue to fight the devastating spread of COVID-19. According...

California Governor Gavin Newsom has issued the first statewide mandatory restriction in the United States to slow the spread of COVID-19.

California orders residents to stay home to mitigate the spread of COVID-19

March 21, 2020

California Gov. Gavin Newsom ordered the state’s nearly 40 million residents to stay home, excluding essential trips, in line with similar restrictions that have been previously enacted in seven Bay...

On March 13, President Trump addressed reporters in the White House Rose Garden about how his administration plans to handle COVID-19.

Trump declares a national emergency to address COVID-19

March 13, 2020

President Donald Trump officially declared a national emergency, which he said would provide $50 billion in federal funds to combat the spread of the coronavirus throughout the United States, according...

Various nations across the globe have declared states of emergency, making it easier for more medical resources and professionals to be dispatched to those areas. Healthcare workers are taught from the beginning of their education to take thorough universal precautions to protect themselves and patients during treatment, nurse Malu Cruz said.

Coronavirus endangers medical professionals

March 7, 2020

After battling to save his patients from the coronavirus, Dr. Peng Yinhua was fighting for his own life at the center of the disease's outbreak in Wuhan, China. After making the selfless decision to...

Words associated with disordered eating swim across a plate, while food fills the background.

Eating on the edge

February 19, 2020

Sleep tugs at your eyelids, beckoning you back into your warm bed, but the beeping of your alarm makes you shake it off. Groggily, you get ready and walk to the kitchen to make breakfast. Oatmeal sounds...

A vibrant contortionist positions herself elegantly as Night of Ideas attendees observe in awe.

Night of Ideas sparks insightful debate

February 5, 2020

Through a seven-hour program of debate, performances, dance, and music, the 2020 SF Night of Ideas encouraged diverse members of the community to participate in difficult conversations surrounding the...

Although the U.S. immigration discussion has lead to increased division, groups such as SIYLI are working to promote kindness and inclusivity toward all, regardless of differing views or backgrounds.

Kindness during a time of division

January 15, 2020

While an ongoing immigration discussion divides the country, Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute (SIYLI) spreads compassion and inclusivity through their free Kindness Workshops. The workshops,...

Words associated with disordered eating swim across plate, while food fills the background.


Words associated with disordered eating swim across plate, while food fills the background.

Tenderloin community members register to enter the SFCI sit-down meal area.

Thanksgiving in the Tenderloin

December 2, 2019

Through their annual Thanksgiving Day Outreach, San Francisco City Impact (SFCI) delivers thousands of hot Thanksgiving meals to underprivileged members of the Tenderloin community.  A one-square-mile...

WooWoo Monroe engages the crowd as she lip-syncs along to a Halloween-themed song.

Silicon Valley Pride Drag Brunch delivers a lesson on unity with a scary twist

October 21, 2019

The San Jose drag brunches hosted by Silicon Valley Pride (SVP) provide a safe space to learn about the LGBTQ community while being entertained by talented drag queens. Held at SoFA Market, the brunch...

A student participates in a photography workshop during JEA  NorCal Media Day.

NorCal students connect at journalism conference

September 30, 2019

At the annual Journalism Education Association (JEA) NorCal Media Day, students from all over Northern California met with industry professionals and learned how to improve their journalism skills. Hosted...

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