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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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Chesirae Barbano

Chesirae Barbano, Staff Writer

Junior Chesirae Barbano signed up for journalism without knowing what she was getting herself into. Humor is her favorite song, along with the clicks of a keyboard. She enjoys television and movies, but shames bad plot progression. No one can shut her up when her favorite television show is on.

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Sophomore Rosie Asmar and senior Sophie Haddad face off during their 2016 Showcase scene.

Drama IV Showcase highlights the year

May 16, 2016

With finals weeks approaching quickly, Drama IV produced their last show of the year.  The curtains rose on May 14 for the annual Showcase that demonstrated a short summary of the students' year. According...

The Jungle Book lifts from the pages of Kiplings writing, but doesnt leave the animation technique.

‘The Jungle Book’ 2.0 is a necessity to watch

April 25, 2016

Rudyard Kipling’s “The Jungle Book” left the pages on April 15 for its debut on the big screen. Directed by Jon Favreau and screenplay written by Justin Marks, this live action and CGI combination...

Impact Teen Drivers simulates the consequences of distracted driving.

Carlmont receives crash course in distracted driving

April 15, 2016

The car zooms up to a busy intersection. Despite the music blasting, the driver can still hear the ping of a text notification. She reaches over to check her phone, leaving the car with no one to stop...

Julie Lythcott-Haimss passion comes through as she lets students know their voices are heard.

Carlmont confronts parental expectations

March 22, 2016

Students are all too familiar with the expectations of the future, whether that pressure is put on by themselves or by parents. Julie Lythcott-Haims visited Carlmont on March 21 to address the expectations...

Anonymity on the Internet is the new weapon for hate speech.

Hate rampages on the Internet

March 21, 2016

The Internet has become the new forum for hate speech. It has become a battleground rooted on social issues. When social media was flooded with reactions to the newest “Star Wars VII” trailer on...

Exoskeletons arent just for lobsters anymore. Strausser demonstrates the remote control function that serves as the first step of adjustment to the technology.

Exoskeletons walk out of Carlmont’s closet

March 12, 2016

The world of science beyond Carlmont's curriculum visited the Performing Arts Center on March 9. Senior Controls Engineer Dr. Katherine Strausser explained the next step for the paraplegic and stroke...

Ryan Reynolds returns to the Marvel universe as Deadpool. Unlike his X-men Origins: Wolverine counterpart, Reynolds character is loud and proud throughout the whole movie.

‘Deadpool’ kills the audience in theaters

March 2, 2016

"Deadpool" flipped off the conventional definition of a superhero. Ryan Reynolds reprised his role as Wade Wilson from "X-Men Origins: Wolverine," and made his debut as Deadpool on Feb. 12 with a...

Sojourn students stand in front of the Brown Chapel A.M.E. Church on their last day.

Blast from Sojourn to the Past

March 1, 2016

Sojourn to the Past transported the civil rights movement to the present with a trip the south. The adventure gave 87 students from Carlmont and other high schools from California and Boston, MA the...

Students rehearse and become familiar with their roles for the spring play Beyond the Pages.

[Photo] Driven students make spring play possible

February 28, 2016

Students rehearse and become familiar with their roles for the spring play "Beyond the Pages."

Carlmont bands together to write Valentine cards to veterans.

Valentine love spreads to Vets

February 3, 2016

Carlmont spreads the love to veterans with the Valentine card tradition. Between Jan. 25 to Feb. 2, Carlmont's student body was offered the opportunity to write letters to veterans. Junior Celeste...

The two-hour split event had viewers hanging on their seats for the next episode.

‘DC’s Legends of Tomorrow’ joins CW’s hero mashup

February 3, 2016

"DC’s Legends of Tomorrow" stole the audience’s attention with their split two-hour premiere on Jan. 21 and Jan. 28. By the year 2166, the immortal Vandal Savage (played by Casper Crump) has lain...

Ethan Linde is struck by the wonder of the lights.

Choir’s Holiday Sing-Along launches Carlmont into the festivities

December 7, 2015

Don we now our elf apparel Fa la la la la, la la la la. Carlmont choir students donned their elf apparel with festive hats and a dreidel for Carlmont choir’s fourth Holiday Sing-Along. Families...

Carlmont dances performance, Inception, stole the audiences attention during The Black and White Gala.

The Gala supports the performing arts for 2016

November 23, 2015

A  hush fell over the 208 patrons as the lights dimmed; the Black and White Gala had begun. This performing arts fundraiser raised $13,000 by the end of the night. Carlmont's symphony orchestra...

Melissa Benoist stands proudly  as CBSs Supergirl.

‘Supergirl’ isn’t so super

November 9, 2015

CBS's “Supergirl” added to the ever-growing list of superhero adaptions on Oct. 26 but missed the mark as a solid and consistent superhero show. Kara Zor-El (played by Melissa Benoist) arrived on...

Junior Evelyn Lawrence, co-president of Carlmont Feminist Club, introduces Linda Sarsour.

[Photo] Social activist’s visit inspires more than a Muslim-Feminist collaboration

November 8, 2015

Junior Evelyn Lawrence, co-president of Carlmont Feminist Club, introduces Linda Sarsour.

The Flash strikes television for season twos premiere.

‘The Flash’ strikes back with season 2

October 27, 2015

**SPOILER ALERT** The wind zipped past with a life of its own as CW's "The Flash" dashed on screen with season two. Fans huddled around their screens on Oct. 6 for the premiere of "The Flash." This...

Carlmonts updated display case features the work of students.

Carlmont experiments with new art displays

October 13, 2015

The Student Union's newly renovated art display revealed new collaboration between the visual arts department and the administration. It was the first step taken towards beautifying the campus with...

Much Ado About Nothing actors Denis Yudin (senior) and Miles Ray (sophomore)  rehearse Act 2.

Much ado about Carlmont’s fall play

September 30, 2015

“I think the universal themes are forgiveness, to believe in people even though there may be some lies going around, to really find out the truth of situations," said director of Carlmont's fall production...

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