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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

Calista Shohet

Calista Shohet, Staff Writer

Calista Shohet is a senior at Carlmont High School. This is her third year writing for Scot Scoop. She is very involved on the Carlmont campus and is president of Lunch Bunch, a club where people can make friends with their peers.

Twitter: @CaliShohet

All content by Calista Shohet
As the school year comes to a close, seniors celebrate their college decisions

[Photo] Chapter Five: So many dreams and so many plans

May 25, 2022

As the school year comes to a close, seniors celebrate their college decisions

Junior Helena Cohen celebrates after receiving   her first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. Cohen plans to get the booster now that she is eligible.

Booster vaccine approved for 16- and 17-year-olds

December 10, 2021

As the semester comes to a close, many Carlmont students can head into the holiday season with an extra piece of protection against COVID-19. The Pfizer-BioNTech booster shot was authorized for 16- and...

Mohammad Othman (No. 11) was a senior at Carlmont and was shot on Jan. 7, 2019. He was pronounced dead at the scene by the Belmont Fire Department.

Community reacts to recent arrests in Mohammad Othman case

November 19, 2021

As the third anniversary of the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Carlmont student Mohammad "Mo" Othman approaches this January, justice is beginning to be served, as suspects have been arrested. Othman...

Tri Delta is one of many sororities that exists at universities around the country.

Racism and classicism mar Southern Greek life

October 29, 2021

Deep in the southern areas of the United States, college sorority life keeps old stereotypes alive. Beneath the elaborate outfits and smiling blondes, sororities have a deep history of racial and inclusivity...

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Breaking News: Atmospheric river rolls into the Bay Area

October 21, 2021

A rainstorm has entered the Bay area, relieving California from the dry weather but threatening upcoming homecoming week festivities.  With homecoming set to occur next week, the rain could majorly...

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Two South Bay high schools receive bomb threats

October 7, 2021

Bomb threats led to the evacuation of two South Bay high schools on Tuesday, Oct. 5. Both Saint Francis High School in Mountain View and Presentation High School in San Jose were forced to clear all...

Celebrities are taking the knowledge and policies out of politics.

Opinion: Celebrities do not belong in politics

May 3, 2021

It makes sense that people without a medical license are not allowed to perform surgery. It also makes sense that people without a law degree cannot judge a case. These things make sense because jobs are...

Gavin Newsom, California governor since 2019, is facing the sixth recall effort against him.

California gubernatorial recall effort gains traction

March 22, 2021

California Gov. Gavin Newsom is at risk of losing his job as 1.2 million California voters have petitioned for his recall. Out of 1.5 million petition signatures needed for an official recall, 1.2 million...

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Trump was acquitted: What comes next?

February 22, 2021

Forty-three not guilty votes in the Senate prevented former President Donald Trump's conviction on Saturday, Feb. 13, in his second impeachment trial.  This trial resulted from Trump's impeachment...

Trump was impeached by the Senate following U.S. Capitol riots

An overview of Trump’s impeachment

January 20, 2021

This past Wednesday, Trump became the first president in U.S. history to be impeached twice as a result of what happened at the U.S. Capitol following his Washington D.C. rally. This decision was justified...

A right-wing protestor holds a flag that combines a Gadsden flag from the American Revolution with a Confederate flag from the Civil War. Though the two symbols, historically, contradict each other, they are now frequently seen together. He talks to another man holding an American Flag with President Trump’s face plastered over it.

Opinion: Political extremes hijack national symbols

January 7, 2021

Once representative of freedom and unity, the American flag has become a symbol of the political right in recent years. This association with the right has left many feeling unsure if the flag always flies...

President-elect Joe Biden and Vice-President-elect Kamal Harris address their supporters at Chase Center in Wilmington, DE, on Nov, 7, 2020 after being named the winners. Joining him is his wife, Jill Biden, Vice-President elect Kamala Harris, and her husband, Doug Emhoff.

The 2020 presidential election results

November 24, 2020

On Nov. 7, in the early hours of the morning, news sites began to announce what all American voters were waiting for. The results were in, and a suspected win in Pennsylvania made it official: Joe Biden...

US President Donald Trump (L) and Democratic Presidential candidate and former US Vice President Joe Biden start exchanging during the first presidential debate at Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio, on September 29, 2020.

A voter’s guide to the 2020 election

November 3, 2020

Many of the sentiments expressed in the Republican National Convention stand in stark contrast to past political conventions and elections. With a highly divided, bipartisan, political atmosphere, this...

A comprehensive guide to the propositions on the California ballot in 2020

A comprehensive guide the propositions on California’s ballot in 2020

October 22, 2020

Twelve propositions have made their way onto the ballot this year. From employment classifications to dialysis, these propositions prove importance to California’s future. Here is the Scotscoop complete...

Election season continues with the vice presidential debate.

A showdown in Salt Lake City: a full review of the vice presidential debate

October 11, 2020

Following the Cleveland presidential debate, the vice presidential candidates got a chance to take the stand on Wednesday night. Democratic nominee Joe Biden's running mate, Kamala Harris, and President...


October 5, 2020

Numerous unfortunate events have occured in 2020 thus far, one of them being the burning down of over 3.6 million acres in the U.S. People from all over the West Coast have had to evacuate their homes,...

President Donald Trump, left, and former Vice President Joe Biden during the first presidential debate on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, at Case Western University and Cleveland Clinic, in Cleveland, Ohio.

Chaos in Cleveland: Biden and Trump quarrel in the presidential debate

October 1, 2020

President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden faced off in Cleveland, Ohio, on Tuesday in their first of three presidential debates ahead of the 2020 election. Moderated by Fox News'...

Local city council elections are causing reflection on the importance of city government.

Local elections build competition, better communities

September 24, 2020

For some San Carlos and Belmont residents, Nov. 3 means more than just the presidential election. Here, Nov. 3 is the day of the bi-annual city council elections. With all different approaches, candidates...

In the wake of COVID-19, states are being more creative with voting-by-mail.

How to vote in 2020

September 9, 2020

Four years since the last presidential election, some voting guidelines have shifted, especially to accommodate new situations regarding COVID-19. Wondering how to cast your ballot this fall? Here's an...

Silfvasts new adopted puppy, Phoebe, brings joy during a difficult time.

Pups during a pandemic

May 9, 2020

While the world has erupted in chaos, many people are finding joy in having a furry friend by their side. With this new demand for comfort, some animal shelters are emptier than ever before. During...

Although Lake Tahoe has been a popular tourist attraction, people are now flocking to the vacation communities to escape the dense urban population, causing anxiety among permanent residents.

Vacation communities are anxious amidst pandemic

April 18, 2020

A short ferry ride away from Rhode Island lies an island home to 1,051 residents, with an average age of 50 years old. Its isolation has lead to limited resources for residents in times of crisis. On April...

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
This sign is in the heart of Redwood City and welcomes people into the community.

The power of community

February 5, 2020

While Latinx immigration has been a significant discussion across the U.S., one town in Northern California fosters a welcoming community. In Redwood City, immigrants find a safe haven. The town offers...

Sophomore Hayden Pendleton dribbles the ball down the court.

Students score a lunchtime competition

January 31, 2020

He shoots, and he scores! The crowd goes wild! His team mates gather around him, congratulating him on the close shot. The team and crowd spill out of the gym, their contagious enthusiasm following them...

Katinka Lennemann (right) and Cori Nicholson (left) serve students in the lunch line.

Student workers handle midday rush in Carlmont lunch line

November 15, 2019

The lunch bell rings. Students sprint out of their classrooms to get in the lunch line. So does sophomore Katinka Lennemann. However, Lennemann stands behind the counter. For the first 30 minutes of...

Nina Rasor, a College and Career Center assistant, helps Lilly Gittoes, a senior, with her work.

College and Career Center guides students

October 3, 2019

As students become more invested in their future pathways, the Carlmont College and Career Center helps take action. Located in B hall, the center provides opportunities for students to explore what...

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