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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

Bowen Yan

Bowen Yan, Staff Writer

Bowen Yan (Class of 2026) is a staff writer for Scot Scoop. Besides Journalism, he enjoys listening to music, cooking, fashion, and art. He strives to create a positive impact through his journalism.

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TikTok had tried to assuage security concerns by championing Project Texas, an initiative from the company to route U.S. user data through Oracle, an American company. As another part of the initiative, TikTok was vetted by Oracle to ensure it was not being manipulated by Chinese authorities.

TikTok sues U.S. government to stop app ban

Bowen Yan, Staff Writer May 14, 2024

A bill forcing the sale or ban of TikTok, a popular social media app, was signed into law on April 24. The bill was passed with a 79-18 vote in the Senate. One reason for the overwhelming bipartisan...

The Google antitrust case has been taking place at the E. Barrett Prettyman Courthouse in Washington, D.C. The judge presiding over the case is U.S. District Judge Amit Mehta.

U.S. cracks down on Big Tech monopolies

Bowen Yan, Staff Writer May 10, 2024

The landmark antitrust case levied against Google by the Department of Justice (DOJ) is drawing to a close. The case — U.S. et al. v. Google — alleges Google violated the Sherman Antitrust Act of 1890...

Eighty people participated in the protest on Tuesday, which resulted in nine arrests and 28 employees fired.

Google fires 28 employees following sit-in

Bowen Yan, Staff Writer April 20, 2024

Google fired 28 employees on Wednesday following a protest by employees the day before. The protest on Tuesday, wherein dozens of employees staged sit-in protests in Sunnyvale and New York City, including...

Automated grading is gradually being adopted by states across the country.

Texas moves to automated grading for state assessments

Bowen Yan, Staff Writer April 16, 2024

Texas students will now be graded by an automated scoring engine on their state tests. The Texas Education Agency (TEA) is rolling out a new system for grading open-ended test questions, following a redesign...

One day before adopting the AI Act, the EU Product Liability Directive was updated to clarify that the provider of an AI system is considered the manufacturer, making them liable for harm caused by the AI.

EU passes landmark AI law

Bowen Yan, Staff Writer March 24, 2024

On March 13, the European Parliament overwhelmingly passed the European Union (EU) Artificial Intelligence Act or AI Act, the first-ever binding artificial intelligence law in history. The regulation...

Temu uses limited time deals, games, and other strategies, to create a pressure to purchase items and to attract new users.

Temu spends big on advertisements

Bowen Yan, Staff Writer March 24, 2024

For the past year, the online marketplace Temu has risen quickly to popularity in the United States. From its slogan, “Shop like a billionaire,” to its Super Bowl ad jingle, it has rapidly become...

Greenwashing is often used to drive sales, obscuring a company’s true environmental impact.

Lifting the mask

Bowen Yan, Staff Writer March 13, 2024

Starbucks. Volkswagen. Coca-Cola. These are all companies that say they’re going green. However, their apparent efforts may be no more than a coat of green paint. Underneath the green facade, many...

A Macys store located in Manchester, Connecticut. Macys has not disclosed which locations are set to close.

Macy’s unveils store closures and plans for the future

Bowen Yan, Staff Writer March 1, 2024

Macy’s, the largest department store chain in the U.S., is set to close 150 stores in the next two years. This move comes as part of a “bold new chapter” that will involve the retailer moving...

The stock market is often used to determine how companies and the economy is doing.

S&P 500 growth driven by a few strong performers

Bowen Yan, Staff Writer March 1, 2024

On Feb. 23, Nvidia achieved a market cap of $2 trillion. This achievement was important for other companies as well. Nvidia’s growth was responsible for 28% of all the gains of the Standard and Poor’s...

Elon Musk announces Neuralinks progress. Neuralink was launched in 2016 and is developing its first product, Telepathy.

Neuralink implants its first chip in a human

Bowen Yan, Staff Writer February 2, 2024

Elon Musk, co-founder of Neuralink, announced on Monday that Neuralink implanted a brain chip in their first human test subject. According to Musk, the patient was recovering well. Significance The...

A Carlmont student spends money. According to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, consumer spending is increasing.

Americans show optimism about the economy

Bowen Yan, Staff Writer January 27, 2024

This January, consumer sentiment on the U.S. economy reached its highest level since 2021, according to the University of Michigan consumer sentiment index. This continues the upward trend that was reported...

AI generated images can also pose risks, such as through the use of AI to create fictitious and misleading scenes. (This picture contains AI-generated elements)

New AI research emphasizes risks with technology

Bowen Yan, Staff Writer January 19, 2024

Large language models (LLMs) and other AI technologies have made huge advancements, but some risks with the technology still remain unexplored and unaddressed. On Jan. 12, Anthropic, a large artificial...

Students attend Holiday Village in the quad. Art from Art Showcase Club and holiday grams were sold.

Holiday Village brings cheer to Carlmont community

Bowen Yan, Staff Writer December 5, 2023

With finals just around the corner, and the stress that accompanies them, Holiday Village's week of fun activities brought Carlmont students joy and fostered a sense of community. An annual event at...

A student studies in the Carlmont Library after school. The Carlmont Library, which has a similar capacity to the Belmont Library, is located on campus and open to students after school on select days.

Students book it to local libraries after school

Bowen Yan, Staff Writer November 9, 2023

When the clock strikes 3 p.m. on a typical school day, librarians at the Carlmont and Belmont libraries prepare themselves for the crowds of students about to enter through their doors. Students go...

Two students talk in the Junior State of America Club. Though Junior State of America is one of Carlmonts more established clubs, it still faces issues.

New and established clubs at Carlmont navigate common challenges

Bowen Yan, Staff Writer October 26, 2023

Students have established a record-breaking 66 new clubs this year, in addition to the 91 renewed clubs that continue to run from previous years. According to Jim Kelly, the ASB director at Carlmont,...

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