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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

Chesney Evert

Chesney Evert, Highlander Editor-in-Chief

Chesney Evert is a senior and third-year Carlmont Journalism student. She writes to connect with the world around her and sees a future where all news is uncensored, well-researched, and a vehicle of empathy. Dabbling in many forms of media (from podcasting, video production, opinion and expository writing, and magazine design) has helped Chesney cultivate a love for print journalism that she will pursue as the Editor-in-Chief of the Carlmont Highlander this year. When she's not typing frenetically, you can find her working at the Reading Bug, playing Bananagrams, or singing and dancing onstage.

Twitter: @ChesneyEvert
Instagram: @chest_knee

All content by Chesney Evert
Roe v. Religion: Rabbi Lisa Kingston on reproductive rights

Roe v. Religion: Rabbi Lisa Kingston on reproductive rights

May 31, 2022

? Religion and reproductive rights will be forever entangled in the impending era of post-Roe v. Wade. It’s impossible to mention the pro-life movement without acknowledging the “American” Christian...

Protestors gather to decry the Supreme Court and potential abortion bans.

More than a fetus

May 31, 2022

Talkupation X Red, White, & True: It’s ok to say gay

May 31, 2022

Join hosts Carolina Cuadros and Chesney Evert in an exclusive podcast collaboration. The two combine their passion for politics and human interest to examine different aspects of Florida's Parental Rights...

As shootings surround us, we seem to be talking about them less. This will not end the gun violence epidemic that threatens our safety.

Opinion: Complacency cannot end gun violence

April 12, 2022

“It has been brought to our attention that there is a rumor circulating in our community that a school shooting will occur on Monday.” Thus began Interim Principal Sean Priest’s email warning...

Red, White, & True Ep.8: Into the fire

April 4, 2022

Welcome back to Red, White, & True, a podcast that aims to navigate the world of polarized, partisan politics. This episode is a continuation of Chesney’s conversation with Mark Olbert and Seth Rosenblatt,...

Street drugs laced with fentanyl have fatal consequences.

[Photo] They didn’t ask for fentanyl

March 23, 2022

Street drugs laced with fentanyl have fatal consequences.

Red, White, & True Ep. 7: Out of the frying pan … (ft. The Boiling Frog)

February 4, 2022

Welcome back to Red, White, & True, a podcast that aims to navigate the world of polarized, partisan politics. In this episode, Chesney is joined by Mark Olbert and Seth Rosenblatt, the hosts of The...

Red, White, & True Ep. 6: Don’t marry management

January 13, 2022

Welcome back to the sixth episode of Red, White, & True, a podcast that aims to navigate the world of polarized, partisan politics. Join host Chesney Evert and Edith Salvatore, president of the Sequoia...

Troy Flores, a junior guard, makes a 3-pointer.

[Photo] Scots grab a dominant win over the Matadors

December 18, 2021

Troy Flores, a junior guard, makes a 3-pointer.

Red, White, & True Ep. 5: Not your checked pant Republican

December 11, 2021

Welcome back to Red, White, & True, a podcast that aims to navigate America's polarized, partisan politics. In the second episode of a series on liberalism and conservatism in the United States, host...

Red, White, & True Ep. 4: You’re breaking up with me because I’m too…woke?

November 13, 2021

Welcome back to Red, White, & True, a podcast that aims to navigate the world of polarized, partisan politics. In the first portion of a two-part series critiquing the major parties in American politics,...

Red, White, & True

Red, White, & True

November 8, 2021

Carlmont Riot Grrrls including Litvak (far right) and Austin (second from the right) after a lunchtime meeting.

Meet the modern Riot Grrrl

November 5, 2021

The telephone poles on Alameda de las Pulgas are usually empty, save for a few lost bird signs or flyers urging pedestrians to visit a yard sale.  Most passersby don’t think twice about them; dads...

Carlmonts quarterback sets up behind the offensive line as they prepare to hike the ball.

Knights defeat the Scots in homecoming game

October 30, 2021

In the final event of Carlmont's homecoming week, Carlmont varsity football fell to the Menlo Knights with a score of 55-17. However, the crowd was roaring, and even the opponents felt the Screamin'...

Red, White, & True Ep. 3: All Gallows Eve

October 23, 2021

Welcome back to Red, White, & True, a podcast that aims to navigate the world of polarized, partisan politics. Join host Chesney Evert and guest Darrell Koltsov to discuss the moral implications of...

Red, White, & True Ep. 2: Pray for politics

September 30, 2021

Welcome back to Red, White, & True, a podcast that aims to navigate America’s polarized, partisan politics. Join host Chesney Evert and guest Avantika Swaminathan as they discuss religion and its...

Red, White, & True Ep. 1: The lovers, the dreamers, and Marx

September 9, 2021

Welcome to the first episode of Red, White, & True, a politics podcast connecting passionate teenagers to a politically active online community. For the next 15 minutes, host Chesney Evert will discuss...

By cultivating appreciation for every type of brain, the neurodiversity movement works for a future where people with autism are treated fairly.

Neurodiversity strives to amplify autistic voices

May 9, 2021

The last days of April mark the end of Autism Speaks’ World Autism Month, dedicated to spreading acceptance and delivering services to the autistic community and their families. Since their inception,...

Houseplants have experience an increase in popularity, offering people design and health benefits within their homes during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Business blooms for local nurseries

April 8, 2021

Starting in 2020, physical distancing, quarantine, and social isolation have kept many at home. For some searching for ways to occupy their time, indoor gardening has helped people bring the outdoors into...

While other instruments on campus are kept at a protective temperature, concerns arise about whether the school’s Steinway grand piano has access to necessary climate control.

Carlmont’s piano in hibernation

March 16, 2021

As the Sequoia Union High School District (SUHSD) approaches its return to in-person learning, chairs, tables, and bathrooms previously untouched are reintegrating into daily use. However, some school...

In response to safety measures surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, local activist groups find socially distant ways to continue their fight for equality.

Local activism adapts to the pandemic

January 22, 2021

In a nation founded on the principle of free speech, activism is an integral part of America. This past year alone, the 2020 election and the Black Lives Matter movement in particular have created many...

In a hypercritical society, no one is immune to insecurities. However, prejudices surrounding mental illness prevent many from receiving the help they need.

It’s not what it looks like: Changing the face of eating disorders

January 12, 2021

“Suffering is universal.”    A quote credited to young adult novelist John Green, but one that extends far beyond the pages of a book. We all have our own monsters, under the bed, down...

Help One Child, a non-profit headquartered at the Union Presbyterian Church of Los Altos supports child welfare virtually during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Foster care adopts virtual services during the COVID-19 pandemic

December 4, 2020

The American Academy of Pediatrics states that 6% of American youth will find themselves in foster care before age 18.  That’s over 400,000 kids adapting to a new home, school, and family: a process...

Savannah Meadow, a junior at Design Tech High School, takes a virtual art class.

Artists’ experiences altered by global unease

November 7, 2020

As uncertainty builds in all aspects of pandemic life, artists turn to their canvases in hopes of escaping reality. Some find it to be a release for restless minds. For others, it’s a hurdle.   Throughout...

Many young peoples traditional experiences have been altered by COVID-19 restrictions.

[Photo] Youth speak out on the global pandemic

October 15, 2020

Many young people's traditional experiences have been altered by COVID-19 restrictions.

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