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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.

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Brianna Cheng

Brianna Cheng, Scot Scoop Editor

Brianna Cheng is a senior at Carlmont High School. She loves keeping up with current events and diving into political and social issues. She is involved in the community as Communications Officer for the Carlmont Robotics team. To check out her portfolio, click here.

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The Yellow Papers Ep. 5: Cool Air

May 6, 2021

After the year we've had, what better to lighten the mood than short horror stories? Dive into some of the most well-known short horror stories, as well as a few you've never heard...

The Yellow Papers Ep. 4: The Monkey’s Paw

April 11, 2021

After the year we've had, what better to lighten the mood than short horror stories? Dive into some of the most well-known short horror stories, as well as a few you've never heard of, with seniors Zach...

Famed South Korean singer-songwriter IU returns with her fifth studio album, Lilac, as a farewell to her twenties.

‘Lilac’ is a nostalgic celebration of love and youth

March 31, 2021

South Korean singer-songwriter IU has returned with her fifth studio album, "Lilac," her first full album since the award-winning "Palette" in 2017. In a similar vein to the last album, IU reflects on...

The Beginning After The End is an excellent action-fantasy webcomic that reinvigorates old tropes and injects new genres into the story.

[Photo] ‘The Beginning After The End’ reincarnates the fantasy-action genre

March 29, 2021

"The Beginning After The End" is an excellent action-fantasy webcomic that reinvigorates old tropes and injects new genres into the story.

The Yellow Papers Ep. 3: A Haunted House

March 13, 2021

After the year we've had, what better to lighten the mood than short horror stories? Dive into some of the most well-known short horror stories, as well as a few you've never heard of, with seniors Zach...

Omniscient Reader tells the story of an ordinary businessman whose favorite comic has just come to life; as he grapples with his newfound reality, he tries to figure out how this happened in the first place.

[Photo] ‘Omniscient Reader’ literally brings comics to life

March 7, 2021

"Omniscient Reader" tells the story of an ordinary businessman whose favorite comic has just come to life; as he grapples with his newfound reality, he tries to figure out how this happened in the first...

The Yellow Papers Ep. 2: The Masque of Red Death

February 13, 2021

After the year we've had, what better to lighten the mood than short horror stories? Dive into some of the most well-known short horror stories, as well as a few you've never heard of, with seniors...

People can support local businesses and the Black community during these trying times by supporting Black-owned restaurants around the Bay Area

Seasoned success

February 1, 2021

Although the Bay Area is a famously liberal and diverse place, the numbers simply don’t add up. The majority is white or Asian, making up 75.8% of the population, according to the 2010 Census. The Black...

The Yellow Papers Ep. 1: The Yellow Wallpaper

January 23, 2021

After the year we've had, what better to lighten the mood than short horror stories? Dive into some of the most well-known short horror stories, as well as a few you've never heard of, with seniors Zach...

Rapper Agust D surprised his fans with the sudden release of his second solo mixtape, titled D-2.

Agust D’s ‘D-2’ is a poignant look at change and success

May 27, 2020

May 22: Day D-2. Agust D, the solo alias of BTS member Suga, dropped his second solo mixtape last week, to the surprise and anticipation of many fans. “D-2” is a departure from the hard-hitting...

On Wednesday, President Donald Trump signed a coronavirus relief package that has received broad bipartisan support over the past week.

Coronavirus relief legislation signed into law

March 18, 2020

President Donald Trump signed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act into law, which includes provisions for free testing for COVID-19 and paid emergency leave. The Bill was first introduced last...

The Grand Princess cruise ship is in the process of disembarking passengers and quarantining them, to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Grand Princess passengers quarantined in San Carlos

March 11, 2020

About 120 passengers from the Grand Princess cruise ship will be quarantined for 14 days in an unnamed hotel in San Carlos, according to the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES). The...

A voter registration and absentee ballot lies on a table in the Airman and Family Readiness Center.

The 2020 Democratic Primaries: Super Tuesday

March 2, 2020
All you need to know to prepare for the Democratic primaries and 2020 presidential elections
Panic over coronavirus contributes to xenophobia

Panic over coronavirus contributes to xenophobia

February 18, 2020

A couple of days ago, I was studying with friends at their house. We were exhausted after trying to dissect a reading for the past hour, and I was ready to head home. Their mom came in to help...

Airmen assist one another in donning their personal protective equipment, while on-board an Air Force C-17 Globemaster III during transportation isolation system training at Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina. Engineered and implemented after the Ebola virus outbreak in 2014, the TIS is an enclosure the Department of Defense can use to safely transport patients with diseases like novel coronavirus.

Masked from Panic

February 18, 2020

A new strain of coronavirus (COVID-19) emerged from Wuhan, China, at the beginning of the new year. According to the CDC, the reported symptoms are varying, but common ones are...

Californias seal of biliteracy is attached to a seniors diploma once they complete all four years of a language during high school.

[Photo] Seal of biliteracy heightens college and job prospects for students

February 9, 2020

California's seal of biliteracy is attached to a senior's diploma once they complete all four years of a language during high school.

All members of society deserve to be treated as equal to one another.

[Photo] Editorial: Equality can’t wait

December 2, 2019

All members of society deserve to be treated as equal to one another.

A student plays the flute in the Carlmont band.

‘Bach’ to the classics

November 19, 2019

At the front of the room, the conductor lifts his baton. The musicians watch closely, waiting for the signal. He quietly counts the beats: one, two, three, four, then the room explodes with sound.  The...

Firefighters with the Camp Pendleton Fire Department combat a fire in the Santa Margarita/De Luz Housing area on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, July 6, 2018.(U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Dylan Chagnon)

When a Tower Falls

November 6, 2019

If you took an image of any of the 15 fires that have afflicted California in the last week, it would look like a snapshot from hell. Here in the Belmont-San Carlos area, the air pollutant PM 2.5 lingers...

The Gender-Sexuality Alliance takes their annual field trip to the Castro District in San Francisco.

Gender-Sexuality Alliance tours the Castro

June 3, 2019

Carlmont's Gender-Sexuality Alliance (GSA) made their annual visit to the Castro, where they learned more about the history of the gay rights movement and explored the culture of San Francisco's LGBTQ...

Students play Jeopardy at the regional caucus during JSAs NorCal Spring State Convention.

Junior States of America attend Spring State Convention

May 13, 2019

Carlmont's Junior States of America Club (JSA) attended the Northern California Spring State Convention, where club secretary Mira Wakefield was elected senator for the Golden Gate Region. The Spring...

Kelly Doherty, former secretary of Mock Trial, casts her vote for the new club officers.

Mock Trial elects new club officers at end-of-season potluck

April 20, 2019

As the Mock Trial season draws to a close, the club members celebrate their successes with a potluck and new club officer elections. Every year, the Constitutional Rights Foundation (CRF) puts out a...

Many question the effectiveness of the school curriculum in preparing students to enter the workforce.

[Photo] School curriculum develops skills for tomorrow

April 9, 2019

Many question the effectiveness of the school curriculum in preparing students to enter the workforce.

The Junior State of America Club teaches members to listen to others points of view and discuss important issues.

Junior State of America promotes open political dialogue

March 25, 2019

According to the Pew Research Center, the divide between Democrats and Republicans on major issues grows wider. The Junior State of America (JSA) Club at Carlmont is trying to heal that divide by teaching...

Club President Alyssa Nguyen and club member Serena Low make natural toothpaste in reusable containers

Green Team leads effort towards zero waste lifestyle

March 3, 2019

According to the 2017 Infrastructure Report Card, Americans produce 258 million tons of waste annually. The Green Team Club at Carlmont is working to reduce this amount with their new zero waste initiative. "The...

BC2M wants to create a conversation about mental health and self-care, so those affected wont feel so alone

Bring Change to Mind Club shifts attitudes on self-care and mental health

February 5, 2019

In California, 65 percent of youth with a Major Depressive Episode (MDE) did not receive treatment in 2019. The Bring Change to Mind (BC2M) Club is bringing awareness to the problem of stigmatized...

Administrators observe and evaluate teacher instruction to determine if they are meeting the standards.

Administration evaluates teachers to improve instruction

December 11, 2018

Every year, a handful of teachers are evaluated by Carlmont's administration to help them teach effectively and grow professionally. Principal Ralph Crame, Administrative Vice Principals Gregg Patner...

Principal Ralph Crame and Administrative Vice Prinicipal Grant Steunenberg discuss the Bark program and its effects on the school.

District implements new system to monitor online student activity

November 6, 2018

Technology has become increasingly more significant in student lives over the past decade or so. As a result, Carlmont provides Chromebooks as well as Wi-Fi to students on campus. In order to ensure...

The counselors and other staff discuss their research in a meeting of the mental health collaboration team.

Carlmont’s administration works to combat stress and anxiety

October 18, 2018

It is no secret that both stress and anxiety can take a toll on students, especially in high school. Principal Ralph Crame, as well as the rest of the administration, wants to work to combat these everyday...

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