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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

Cambell Kirk

Cambell Kirk, Staff Writer

Cambell Kirk is a senior at Carlmont High School. It is her third year with Scot Scoop and she is thrilled to have the opportunity to share locals news and other's untold stories with the world.

 

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Taking time off social media can be beneficial for your well-being.

Opinion: Deleting Snapchat for a week will change your life

June 2, 2021

I love Snapchat as much as the next person. I send pictures back and forth with my friends, post on my private story, and interact with the app’s various filters and mini-games for hours.  These...

The community gathers at George Floyd Square after former police officer Derek Chauvin was convicted of murder.

Derek Chauvin’s verdict inspires celebration, progress

April 23, 2021

The announcement that former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty of second-degree murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter elicited reflection and celebration across...

A nurse prepares to administer the COVID-19 vaccine.

California launches new COVID-19 vaccine distribution system

March 4, 2021

The State of California launched the My Turn website, a new system for delivering, tracking, and scheduling coronavirus vaccines, on March 1. The website, run by insurance giant Blue Shield, serves...

People wait their turn to receive doses of a COVID-19 vaccine.

COVID-19 vaccines bring hope for the future

February 7, 2021

Although the world is still struggling with the COVID-19 pandemic, vaccines for the virus are presenting promising results.  To begin, all five of the vaccines — produced by Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca,...

Carlmonts Womens Choir performs Blackbird over YouTube as part of the concert.

Virtual choir concert sees astounding success

December 22, 2020

The fall semester of distance learning made it especially challenging for choir students to learn, sing, and perform music.  Over the past three months, they compiled various songs into a virtual concert,...

The Santa Rosa Glass Fire burned over 1,517 buildings and was active for 23 days. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

Earth

November 11, 2020

As we delve deeper into a state of climate disaster, the best way to see the ramifications is simple - just look around. Our Earth is struggling, and it’s evident in everything from the...

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...

Fog fills the Foster City skyline on an early October morning.

Bay Area residents hopeful for rainfall this weekend

October 9, 2020

After months of a dry spell, rain may finally be coming to Northern California.  And we need it — really badly.  The National Weather Service anticipates that it will sprinkle, not shower. Sacramento...

Orange Sky

October 6, 2020

Bay Area residents awoke to a thick layer of wildfire smoke blanketing their cities on the morning of Wednesday, Sept. 9.  The ominous orange haze resembled an apocalyptic landscape, or perhaps the...

As a result of smoke from an abundance of fires in Northern California, Oregon, and Washington blowing into the Bay Area, the sky appeared a bright orange on Sept. 9.

One spark; decades of damage

October 5, 2020

For the past few decades, California and other states along the West Coast have experienced annual fires. Traditionally, these are natural, seasonal events caused by warmer seasons and an increase in dry...

Vaccines are typical given through an injection or nasal spray.

Experts urge Bay Area to vaccinate as flu season approaches

September 28, 2020

With the COVID-19 pandemic still raging, experts stress the importance of getting vaccinated as flu season rapidly approaches. Flu season this year will look much different than it has in the past....

Across the Bay Area, fires painted the sky a rainbow of unusual reds, oranges, and yellows.

Bay Area blanketed in bizarre orange smoke

September 10, 2020

Bay Area residents awoke to a thick layer of wildfire smoke blanketing their cities on the morning of Wednesday, Sept. 9.  The ominous orange haze resembled an apocalyptic landscape, or perhaps the...

Megan Hughes finds that music, both happy and sad, helps her to cope with depression.

Megan’s Story

May 14, 2020

On most days, waking up feels like a nightmare for her. The alarm clock reads 7:01 a.m. as sunlight cascades through her window panes. She slams her hand down over her alarm clock, silencing the buzzing...

Music affects each person differently, no matter which device they listen with.

The power of music

May 14, 2020

Music is easier to access than ever. With over 3.2 million smartphone users worldwide, it is as simple as the click of a button to access a seemingly infinite gallery of tunes. Everyone has their own...

An Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) nurse wears a version of the Air Zoom Pulse created by OHSU patient Sawyer Miller.

Nike to donate 30,000 pairs of shoes to health care workers

May 7, 2020

On Monday, Nike announced that they plan to donate 30,000 pairs of their Air Zoom Pulse shoes to health care workers. “Our Nike family has come together to serve our communities and support our COVID-19...

A zookeeper releases a koala affected by the recent bushfires.

Koalas released back into wild after Australian bushfires

April 24, 2020

In spite of all that's happening in the world today, there is some good news to be shared. Recently, some koalas that were injured in the recent Australian bushfires were re-released into the wild. Australia...

Medical supplies are collected to be donated to hospitals in need.

Bay Area residents donate medical supplies to hospitals

April 9, 2020

Bay Area residents are stepping up to donate masks and gloves to local hospitals as the need for protective gear becomes more dire. As of Monday, there are an additional 1,200 confirmed cases of COVID-19...

Very few cars, if any, can be seen on the roads since the shelter-in-place order.

California responds well to quarantine order, data shows

March 31, 2020

Downtown San Carlos is a ghost town.  San Francisco parks, once bustling with tourists, are eerily quiet.  Not a single swimmer can be spotted at Venice beach.  Few cars pass over the Bay Bridge.  Since...

Improv show leaves audience members in hysterics

February 3, 2020

Carlmont's Improv Team put on a show Sunday afternoon, Jan. 19, at the Belmont library. Friends, family, and members of the community attended to watch the actors showcase their talents in this unique...

Megan Hughes finds that music, both happy and sad, helps her to cope with depression.

[Photo] Keegan’s Story

May 14, 2020

Megan Hughes finds that music, both happy and sad, helps her to cope with depression.

This week, ASB put on a book drive for people to donate AP review books.

ASB helps foster the spirit of giving

November 15, 2019

As Thanksgiving break approaches, a wave of anticipation, excitement, and stress washes over the student body. Some students eagerly discuss their plans over break, while others are wary of finals just...

Edrina Hamzeh explains the rules for capture the flag.

ASB unites the student body with In It to Win It

October 27, 2019

As the sun began to set, freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors alike gathered in the quad for a night of food, games, and school spirit.  During homecoming week, the Administrative Student Body...

Lise Teyssier gets Scots painted across her face.

ASB encourages student involvement at football games

October 12, 2019

Behind the face of every Friday night football game is a dedicated team of students that work tirelessly to ensure that the game is enjoyable for all. Friday night football games are notorious for the...

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