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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

Becca Garner

Becca Garner, Staff Writer

A senior at Carlmont High school, Becca is passionate about listening to music, writing fiction and raps, and cooking food. She works part time to raise money for college, and is excited to move on to a CSU next year.


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Protesters rally against legislation requiring California schoolchildren to get vaccinated.

California Senate passes restricting vaccine bill

May 28, 2015

California is now one of three states that has elected that vaccine exemptions based on religious or personal preferences are no longer legal. In Sacramento on April 23, 2015, the California senate...

A gay marriage supporter at the 41st LGBT (Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender) Pride parade in San Francisco on June 26, 2011.

Why the Bay Area is more progressive than other areas in the United States

May 7, 2015

There is a reason Fox News has disparaged the Bay Area for its “San Francisco values.” San Francisco is considered one of the most liberal cities in the nation. “The Bay Area is more open minded...

Conservative Christian protestors at a 2006 San Francisco pride event

Sodomite Suppression Act calls for gays to be put to death

April 1, 2015

“It gives me nightmares,” said English teacher Joseph Hill. What Hill was referring to is the Sodomite Suppression Act, a bill proposed by California lawyer Matthew McLaughlin. The bill demands...

Missouri Highway Patrol Captain Ronald Johnson was asked to take over policing of Ferguson, as a tactical shift to reduce the violence

Tensions rise in Ferguson with shootings of two police officers

March 18, 2015

Two police officers were shot in the middle of riots in Ferguson, Missouri on Thursday morning. Both officers sustained severe wounds but were not in critical condition. On March 16, 2015, Jeffrey Williams...

Justice for Trayvon Martin protest LA city hall, March 2012

Justice is not so black and white

March 4, 2015

The United States of America has a bloody history of racial prejudice and abuse. In the past 50 years since the Civil Rights Act was signed into law, great progress has been achieved. However, racial...

 ISIS fighters deliver a message to Francois Hollande and to the French people.

Obama asks Congress to declare the first true war on terror

March 4, 2015

Imagine walking into Disneyland on a sunny May afternoon. While you may be prepared for the half hour line waits, one thing you were not expecting is that the number of people you would see, about 30,000, is...

A HPV vaccination is administered in San Paulo, Brazil.

Shots fired over vaccination policy

February 7, 2015

In a 21st century lifestyle, vaccinations are a common form of insurance that parents buy for their children. This is all fine and dandy, until your child comes home with a highly infectious viral...

New Orleans, 2002. Protesters rally to end marijuana prohibition on Rampart Street.

Will the Golden State be the next Green State by legalizing marijuana?

January 21, 2015

Febreeze and eye drops are a stoner’s best friend. Without them, you could land yourself in the back of a police car at any moment, and your whole future could evaporate in the time it takes to spark...

Police investigate the scene of French terrorist attacks at the Paris Charlie Hebdo Office

Terror in France escalates militant Islam conflict

January 13, 2015

Nearly 15 years ago, America became the target of Al-Qaeda’s aggression against democracy in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. Many terrorist organizations have appeared in...

Sophia Eaker, 9, looks forward to a bright future in Carlmont soccer.

Young talent arises on girls JV Soccer team

December 7, 2014

Passion for a sport is something that many people understand. For freshman Sophia Eaker, soccer has been a lifelong passion. Eaker started playing soccer with her cousin at a very young age. "I've...

Mighty Sequoia shirts boast the decades of rivalry between SHS and CHS

Sequoia victory propels a lasting feud

November 15, 2014

"It has a strong reputation as one of the fiercest rivalries on the peninsula," said Sequoia senior Antonio Arellano. The 'it' is, of course, the Bay Area's own traditional rivalry between two schools,...

Struggling to hold their own against Burlingame, the JV Lady Scots cohesiveness starts to wear in the end of the first set.

Panthers cause trouble for the junior varsity Lady Scots

November 1, 2014

Entering the Burlingame High School gym on Thursday, Oct. 30, the junior varsity (JV) Lady Scots were confident despite having lost their undefeated title to Menlo-Atherton on Tuesday, Oct. 28. The...

Taking another one for the team, the JV Lady Scots relish their win against the Woodside Wildcats

[Photo] JV Lady Scots fight off competition to remain undefeated

October 18, 2014

Taking another one for the team, the JV Lady Scots relish their win against the Woodside Wildcats

Lady Scots block the Knights offense to defend their lead.

Junior varsity Lady Scots defend their territory

October 2, 2014

The junior varsity (JV) volleyball game against the Hillsdale Knights ended in a two set victory for the Scots on Tuesday, Sept. 30. The Scots jumped on the ball from the start, leading the first set...

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