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

Claire Tseng

Claire Tseng, Staff Writer

This is Tseng's third year in journalism. She enjoys writing features and covering real-world issues ranging from our education system to teen drug use. She finds the most purpose and meaning in creating pieces that will open doors to new opportunities and ideas. Tseng is an editor for, Highlander, Carlmont High School's news print magazine. She is also president of Carlmont Key Club and webmaster for her Boy Scout Troop.

View her portfolio here.

Twitter: @ClaireTseng4

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With society heading back in the direction of normalcy, a positive outlook on the pandemic has taken the forefront of many people’s priorities when it came to their lifestyle. However, many fail to realize that the pandemic has engraved both negative and positive impacts on the lives of all people that will remain prominent, even when the pandemic comes to an end.

Opinion: The pandemic will never be over

May 11, 2021

"I am so excited to have you all back in class! I can't wait to see all of your faces, and hopefully, this is the first step towards normalcy." That's the infamous line many teachers recycle in hopes...

Opinion: The body positivity movement is excluding bigger women

April 14, 2021

Self-love. Empowerment. Confidence.The three key ideas that the body positivity movement works towards. It started as a way to help those with marginalized bodies (fat, queer, people of color, etc.)...

The Women of the Resistance mural, found in Balmy Alley in San Francisco, Calif., depicts women activists around the world uniting. The artists of this mural are Adriana Adams, Erika Gomez-Henao, Sonia Molina, Michelle Rios, and Yasmine Madriz.

The weight of the world

March 30, 2021

On May 25, 2020, a police officer pinned George Floyd down with his knee on his neck for over eight minutes in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Floyd was later pronounced dead from suffocation. On March 16,...

Students struggle to choose extracurricular activities that appeal to colleges instead of choosing them because theyre interesting.

Opinion: There is such thing as too many extracurriculars

January 27, 2021

Happiness. Defined in the Webster Dictionary as "a state of well-being and contentment." It is a word, a feeling, that everyone has experienced at one point in their life. Extracurricular activities often...

Students struggle to find the balance between being American and being “cultured.”

[Photo] Don’t wash it away

December 20, 2020

Students struggle to find the balance between being American and being “cultured.”

A couple talks about their day and how they are doing.

Touching your mind

October 27, 2020

She's having an anxiety attack. But she looks normal. Is she faking it?  Wrong.  Emotional disorders lie deeper than what one may see or experience on the outside. Anxiety is more than just intense...

During the past few weeks, people of various backgrounds protested to support the Black Lives Matter movement.

Opinion: Youth activists have power

June 18, 2020

You can’t say that protests don’t do anything after the words “George Floyd,” “justice,” and “Black Lives Matter” have been ringing in the streets for the past two weeks. These words are...

There are many elements that go into college applications besides GPAs and test scores. We understand that students are more than their grades or a test score, so thats why we use comprehensive review, said Han Mi Yoon-Wu, the UC director of undergraduate admissions.

College experts provide advice to students

May 19, 2020

For many students, college is a critical time in their lives. It is the time where each individual adjusts to adulthood and can focus on the studies they enjoy while setting up their future...

Nurses at the Sutter Health Hospital, in San Jose, wear face shields made by Dr. Ahn-Quan Thinh Nguyen.

Inside the mind of a first responder

April 10, 2020

A petite, middle-aged woman hustles into the hospital. She wiggles her dry, cracked hands into her sticky latex gloves, and throws a gown onto her sore, aching body. The same N95 mask that she used...

Everyone has their own strengths and weaknesses. That is what makes every individual special and unique.

Making ‘special’ the new norm

March 27, 2020

She has a learning disability, so she’s special. At least that’s what everyone else thinks.  These days, more and more students are receiving help from support programs that use different...

Teens struggle to adjust to the new shelter in place lifestyle.

The quaranTEEN

March 24, 2020

For the past few months, COVID-19 has profoundly impacted the lives of people all around the world. The virus has shut down schools, canceled community gatherings, and even put entire countries on lockdown.  Adults...

This is what a teen shows on the outside when they are under the influence of different substances versus how they truly feel on the inside.

What is putting the high in high school?

February 27, 2020

What makes a teen 'break bad?' She swings the door open as a foul smell resonates from the living room. Her dad is slumped on the brown, stained couch, half-empty bottle in one hand, lit blunt in the...

The SAT is an infamous test that many high school students dread taking.

UC schools consider getting rid of SAT requirements

January 21, 2020

For the past few decades, high school students have been tirelessly studying for the three-hour, 154 question test that would determine their future. Countless hours of preparation, tutoring, and tears...

After losing a few points in a row, Nadia Fedotova, Keani Haake, and Chianti Raddavero focus on the next point.

Athletes push through mental barriers

November 9, 2019

The idea of being mentally tough while playing any sport is inherent throughout sports culture.  In reality, an average high school athlete is constantly juggling practice, games, academics, conditioning,...

The athletic trainers room is located under the gym facing the football field. Many athletes go here for assistance.

Athletic trainer gives the inside scoop on injury prevention

October 19, 2019

Sports injuries are common among athletes and can have long-term effects, but many of these injuries are preventable. Jasyn Chidester is Carlmont High School's athletic trainer; it is his first year...

Samantha Day, Senior, looks for open spaces to pass the ball to during the third quarter.

Girls varsity water polo loses the Battle of Belmont

September 26, 2019

The girls varsity water polo team faced defeat against the Notre Dame Tigers on Sept. 25, losing their two-game winning streak. Notre Dame's quick offense led them to a 10-4 victory. The Scots had previously...

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Claire Tseng