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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.

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Celine Yang

Celine Yang, Scot Scoop Editor

Avid reader and writer, hip-hop dancer, environmentalist, and lover of chocolate pretzels. Scot Scoop Editor and a staff writer for The Highlander.

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October 23, 2017

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October 23, 2017

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[Photo] Jocelyn Wang

September 26, 2017

Jenna Williamson

[Photo] Jenna Williamson

September 22, 2017

Students posed with the Pledge Tree to show their commitment to their environmental pledges. Some pledges included using reusable water bottles, composting, carpooling, and spreading the word about being eco-conscious.

[Photo] Green Week advocates environmental awareness

May 3, 2017

Students posed with the Pledge Tree to show their commitment to their environmental pledges. Some pledges included using reusable water bottles, composting, carpooling, and spreading the word about being...

Hackers browse the demos and projects that the teams created. Before presenting their project, junior Sammi Owyang said, We’re very tired but we have been really productive, and we have learned a lot. We’re stressed right now because our product is being graded. Owyang was part of the team who developed the website Weather Watcher.

The Hackathon: Students code the day away

January 18, 2017

Coding, collaborating, and creating -- all in 24 hours. You’re sitting at a table, surrounded by other high schoolers. The area around you is crowded with people, napkins, food, even a pyramid of...

Many students attend college fairs to get an idea of what college is best for them. A representative from Kansas State University speaks with students interested in video production.

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January 18, 2017

Many students attend college fairs to get an idea of what college is best for them. A representative from Kansas State University speaks with students interested in video production.

Sophomore Travis Mathers and junior Spencer Stancil, dressed up as the Joker and Harley Quinn of the Suicide Squad, put on their best impersonations in the final round.

Halloween spirit creeps into costume contest

November 2, 2016

It was the ultimate face-off. The contestants had given all they had, but it was down to Dora the Explorer and Suicide Squad. Here came the final moment -- the audience would decide who would be the...

At San Franciscos Market St., this man leads protesters in chants such as Justice for Peter Liang! despite the amount of African Americans opposing the protest.

[Photo] Protesters demand justice for police officer

March 7, 2016

At San Francisco's Market St., this man leads protesters in chants such as "Justice for Peter Liang!" despite the amount of African Americans opposing the protest.

FOMFers research their way to the top

FOMFers research their way to the top

March 14, 2016

They’ve done it again. Again, and again.   The Carlmont Friends of Millard Fillmore (FOMF) team won by one point over Castilleja High School in the 47th Annual FOMF Hunt, bringing home the trophy...

Predominantly black models pose for Kanye Wests Yeezy Season 3, which debuted in Madison Square Garden in New York.

High fashion faces pressure to be inclusive

February 19, 2016

The Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York is in full swing. However, more attention from the mainstream media was dedicated to the issue of diversity and celebrity rather than the latest styles on the...

Sophomore and Girl Scout Daisha Sherman connects with a customer over Thin Mints, thanking him for his purchase.

Cookies: Girl Scouts vs. Parent Scouts

February 9, 2016

‘Tis the season… of Thin Mints, Samoas, and Tagalongs, sold by Girl Scouts, with profits going back to an inspiring community of girls. Girl Scouts span a variety of ages, and many high school Scouts...

Freestyle 5 skaters and friends Leanne Luu (left) and Raven Myles (right) grip each others hands and pull into a two-person spin. Myles said, I grew up here. This place is like a second home to us. We know everyone who works here. I cried too when I found out that it was closing. Its my favorite place, and Ive been everywhere, in every corner of the place. My sister, who is in college, is a coach here, and she always has a job for when she comes back on her birthday. She wont be here until after it closes, so she wont be able to come home.

Hang up your skates and dreams: Belmont Iceland has reached its end

January 26, 2016

Ice skaters of various ages, from tots to adults, are losing their home. Belmont Iceland has announced that it will be closing its doors by the end of April 2016, leaving many hearts shattered.  With...

Sophomore Jenna Williamson practices the timpani during lunch. Williamson said, I started playing music when I was in third grade after I saw these twin girls who were really good, so I got jealous and wanted to be a pianist. It was fun even though I wasn’t a great pianist, but that propelled me to do more music.

Passion: One key to happiness

January 20, 2016

What brings people happiness? Some may say family. Friends. Money. Love. Fame. World domination. Possible answers range from the silly to the serious. But arguably, one of the things that brings...

During Thanksgiving break, many people do things they wouldnt be able to do during school. Sophomore Miya Okumura (center), finishes the San Jose Rock n’ Roll half-marathon and takes a photo with rock duo Jamestown Revival. “I ran the first nine miles, walked the rest, and afterward, I got a frappucino,” said Okumura, laughing.

Many explore new Thanksgiving traditions

November 24, 2015

The way many people celebrate Thanksgiving has changed over the years. However, one central idea remains in the name of the holiday -- giving thanks. For many, Thanksgiving is a time to get together...

Sophomore Isabel Harnett learns how to make music from blocks during a field to the San Jose Tech Museum. Each side of the block makes a different [musical sound] or rhythm when put down, said sophomore Kristin Ma, another BTI student.

Dreams of pursuing science become a reality

November 10, 2015

Science has changed and continues to change the world. When given an opportunity to learn more about science, some Carlmont students jumped at the chance. The Biotechnology Institute (BTI) functions...

Lydia Lelapinyokul destresses through guided meditation before a quiz. Having block would mean more stress, since theres more work to be done that day, she said.

Students share opinions on block scheduling

October 29, 2015

When the Carlmont administration discussed the possibility of block scheduling, the news spread like wildfire. Students and teachers voiced their opinions, with some teachers even taking the time during...

Many students feel overwhelmed by the pressures of high school, especially as expectations seem to rise.

Students feel pressure to stick to status quo

October 19, 2015

People worry and wonder about the future -- particularly their own. This is especially true for high school students. With the looming PSAT/NMSQT, constant homework, peer pressure, and the age-old question,...

Seniors Amelia Armstrong (left) and Taran Sun (right) face off in an intense round of capture the flag.

Journalism breaks through in Carlmont Cup

September 29, 2015

It was a showdown. In a round of capture the flag, two opponents circled each other, eyes on the prize. Everyone else had been eliminated, and now the game entered sudden death. Suddenly, senior Taran...

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