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.

Scot Scoop News

The student news site of Carlmont High School in Belmont, California.

Scot Scoop News

Catherine Eikelbarner

Catherine Eikelbarner, Podcast Producer

Catherine Eikelbarner is a junior at Carlmont High School, and this is her second year in the journalism program. Her hobbies include photography, art, and watching documentaries about pressing matters or events. She loves to spread awareness on not as widely-known topics, which has added to her passion for journalism. To check out her portfolio, click here!

Twitter: @catherine_eik


All content by Catherine Eikelbarner

Complex Mindz Ep. 4: Trichotillomania part two

April 25, 2022

Hello and welcome back to the Complex Mindz podcast! Hosts Lucy Lopshire and Catherine Eikelbarner discuss with guest Ellen Crupi how she lived with trichotillomania and its influence on her profession....

Complex Mindz Ep. 2: Depression

April 4, 2022

Welcome back to the Complex Mindz podcast, where hosts Lucy Lopshire and Catherine Eikelbarner research different mental health disorders that may not be widely discussed. This episode will explore what...

Complex Mindz Ep. 3: Trichotillomania

March 22, 2022

Welcome back to Complex Mindz! In this episode, hosts Lucy Lopshire and Catherine Eikelbarner discuss the disorder trichotillomania and how it impacts those diagnosed. Trichotillomania is the compulsive...

Complex Mindz Ep. 1: ADHD

January 27, 2022

Welcome to the very first episode of the Complex Mindz podcast! This series will discuss different mental illnesses and health conditions that people may not know that much about or have a stereotypical...

Student Scoop Ep. 5: The stress of finals

December 17, 2021

Welcome back to the Student Scoop podcast! Hosts Lucy Lopshire and Catherine Eikelbarner discuss the relevant topic of stress, which is regularly associated and experienced with finals season. Guest...

Student Scoop Ep. 4: Funding in high school sports

November 29, 2021

Welcome back to Student Scoop! In this episode, hosts Catherine Eikelbarner and Lucy Lopshire discuss a recent surge in the debate over money allocation for sports. They discuss whether some sports are...

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November 8, 2021

Student Scoop Ep. 3: Homecoming

November 2, 2021

Welcome to the third episode of Student Scoop, where hosts Lucy Lopshire and Catherine Eikelbarner discuss the topic of homecoming and the process that goes into creating the dance. Guest speaker Amelia...

Overall Message

November 2, 2021

The administration may receive criticism at times for resolving different school issues. Still, their overall goal is to make this learning environment equal and fair to all and transition students into...

Policies in-depth

November 2, 2021

While trying to schedule interviews with the administrators, there were several conflicts, such as an unplanned Zoom meeting and constant meetings with staff, students, and parents. Their busy schedules...

Behind the scenes

November 2, 2021

The policies instituted at Carlmont are just the tip of the iceberg of how administrators run the operations. From food distribution measures to emergency meetings requiring attendance, many of these behind-the-scenes...

What are the policies and handbook rules?

November 2, 2021

Students see the handbook and policies of Carlmont and often are oblivious to how and why the policies creation took place. The school's website lists several policies, ideas, and statements, including...

Ralph Crame, the principal at Carlmont High School, prepares for his busy day at work by first looking at his abundance of emails.

Administration: Beyond the surface

November 2, 2021

According to Ralph Crame, the principal at Carlmont High School, there are around 2,600 students on campus. To make the school a safe environment, the administrators must accommodate every student's...

Student Scoop Ep. 2: Police presence at Carlmont

October 14, 2021

Welcome back to the Student Scoop podcast where hosts Lucy Lopshire and Catherine Eikelbarner discuss school-related issues that affect the entire student body. This episode will discuss the repercussions...

Student Scoop Episode 1: The dress code

September 22, 2021

Welcome to Student Scoop! This podcast will discuss school-related issues and topics where students and the administration get to voice their opinions about specific events happening at school. Hosts Lucy...

Volunteers a part the Friends of the Urban Forest work together to plant trees for San Francisco communities.

Earth Day’s impact and message

April 22, 2021

Even though the first Earth Day occurred in 1970, the holiday continues to encourage environmental protection decades later. Up until 1970, humans were immensely ignorant of the growing problems and...

Hundreds of thousands of people marched for women’s basic and human rights in the annual Women’s March in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 21, 2017.

Women’s History Month sparks discussions

April 15, 2021

Oppression is something that women have been facing for centuries, and because of things like Women's History Month, more awareness can spread about these issues and the historical discrimination women...

Protests like this one, which occurred in San Franciscos Chinatown, are done to combat the larger problem of prejudice towards the Asian community.

Asian Americans face increasing discrimination

April 15, 2021

Although discrimination against Asian Americans has been prevalent in the U.S. for years, prejudiced opinions regarding COVID-19 have caused hate crimes and verbal attacks to intensify in Asian communities.  In...

One of the artists work featured in this exhibition, Fighter beyond color,  displays different aspects of culture and worldly problems.

Overlap project explores immigration through art

February 4, 2021

Overlap: Home, Immigration, and Identity brings a unique aspect and message to the art community and its observers. The Overlap project was given a grant in 2019 and made its debut in Dec. 2020. Andrea...

This king tide season presented many high and low tides, and having pictures to record these heights can help predict how future sea levels will change.

King Tides help visualize rising sea levels

January 17, 2021

In the past century, the global mean sea level has increased seven to eight inches because of human influence. The California King Tides Project is a part of the California Coastal Commission researching...

Comparison of beauty to social media

January 7, 2021

Social media creates a breeding ground for insecurities. Although social media can have its perks, it quickly brings people down because of how others display their lives. "The public view, you don't...

Body image

January 7, 2021

The expected body standards for society shifts over time, making it hard for people to keep up. It also can depend on location, as different countries and communities have different expectations. For...

Beauty standards on mental health disorders

January 7, 2021

Although mental health disorders are a prevalent issue for people of all ages, they are most prominent in the early teen years. According to the National Institutes of Mental Health (NIMH), anxiety is...

Struggles with acne

January 7, 2021

One of the largest issues among teenagers is dealing with acne, which is a disease of pilosebaceous units (PSUs), according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). There are many forms of acne;...

Society makes beauty consist of looks and other materialistic aspects that are not realistic.

The standards

January 7, 2021

Content Warning: This article discusses mental health disorders and problems with body imaging, topics that some readers may find triggering. Sophomore Alissa Doe* wakes up to attend her Zoom classes...

Many will be celebrating Thanksgiving virtually this year to avoid traveling and possible contamination.

Pandemic presents new obstacles for Thanksgiving celebrations

November 24, 2020

From celebrating the holidays to providing for those in need, this Thanksgiving season will not be the same as in previous years. While the world is amidst a pandemic, the Centers for Disease Control...

Natalie Tobias, a sophomore at Carlmont High School, looks through the various clothing racks at Thrift Center, a thrift store in San Carlos, California. She began shopping more at thrift stores after they reopened in July.

Thrifting heightens during pandemic, affects environment

November 3, 2020

As growing interest in fashion affects secondhand businesses, shelter-in-place orders also changed how thrift stores operate. The buying of secondhand items has not only occurred in in-person stores...

Patty Smith, a homeless man, carries his belongings to another location in Richmond, Calif.

Homelessness becomes greater concern during pandemic

October 14, 2020

The Bay Area is known to hold a large homeless population; however, with the stricter economic and safety guidelines placed this year, the issue has heightened to a greater degree. Not only is the...

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