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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

Claudia Leist

Claudia Leist, Highlander Editor

Claudia is a senior who aspires to be a communications representative for a sports team or company in her future. She enjoys learning about world issues and she loves to play basketball and dance.


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Armenian Club sells meat-stuffed keufte at Heritage Fair.

Armenian Club spreads awareness and culture

September 13, 2014

Whether it is participating in Clubs Fair, Heritage Fair, the April 24 Armenian Genocide Commemoration, or simply holding weekly meetings at lunch, the Carlmont Armenian Club represents the idea of...

Alcohol legal, pot not

December 12, 2013

Today, anti-marijuana supporters, while well-intentioned, are promoting policies that lead to more violence and disease in our society by arguing that we should keep marijuana illegal. But as long as marijuana...

How to Survive High School Day 21: Step out of your siblings shadow

How to Survive High School Day 21: Step out of your sibling’s shadow

September 24, 2013

Many students face the difficulty of being compared to their sibling or siblings, especially if they attend or have previously attended the same high school. Knowing from experience, it is many people's...

Athlete of the Month: Rachel Bellin

June 3, 2013

From water polo to track, senior Rachel Bellin has managed to be successful while having fun throughout her high school career. She has played water polo and participated in track and field all four years...

Lady Scots softball heads to CCS

Lady Scots softball heads to CCS

May 19, 2013

With such a successful season finishing with a 13-1 record in league, Carlmont varsity girls softball heads towards a bright future in the Central Coast Section Championships. The Lady Scots completed...

Loucks braces herself at bat for the oncoming pitch

Lady Scots softball with another shutout win against Terra Nova

May 3, 2013

Carlmont girls softball ran the Terra Nova Tigers off their home field, not letting Terra Nova score a point against them. Junior Rebecca Faulkner pitched a great seven strikeouts before being replaced...

Gleaton takes over the reins as Carlmont’s new principal

May 2, 2013

It is out with the old and in with the new as Carlmont formally introduces its new principal, Lisa Gleaton. Gleaton, who transferred from Sequoia High School where she was the Instructional Vice Principal,...

The Boston Marathon finish line area at which the bomb went off

Tragedies like the Boston Bombings are common occurrences worldwide

April 18, 2013

Are American lives any more valuable than any other lives? No. We all live and we all die. We have people who care about us; people who never want to lose us, no matter who we are or where we come from. The...

With the rain-ruined field, there was no choice but to postpone the game

Lady Scots softball sweeps Sequoia in a postponed game

April 6, 2013

The Lady Scots were bittersweet on Thursday when the rain caused the game to be postponed until Friday. "It's kind of a bummer, but we get an extra day to practice and prepare," said junior Gabriella...

Be careful what you tweet

March 21, 2013

Twitter is for people who know how to communicate. Nobody wants their friend on Facebook to update their status every five minutes, but on Twitter, it is considered normal. Twitter is usually used...

Faulkner winds up the pitch and makes it a strike

Lady Scots softball shuts out Notre Dame in Battle of Belmont

February 28, 2013

The Lady Scots met their cross-town rivals, the Notre Dame High School Tigers, to determine who would have bragging rights this year. Carlmont came into the game with a record of 3-0 having beaten Woodside,...

Stop “slut” slam

February 27, 2013

“Did you hear about that party Friday night? She hooked up with him. She’s such a slut.” Whether it is “slut,” “hoe,” “skank,” whatever the word may be, these words gets thrown around...

Lum stands guard on defense at MA pointguard looks to pass

Girls varsity basketball pulls off first season victory against M-A

February 7, 2013

The victory was sweet as the Carlmont girls varsity defeated the Menlo-Atherton High School Bears in a tough game on both sides.The game started off with frequent turnovers from the Scots and the inability...

Carlmont gymnasium

Tuesday’s girls basketball games nonexistent

January 30, 2013

After getting pumped up for Tuesday's game against Mills High School, the girls varsity team was aggravated to hear the game was cancelled. Mills' gymnasium and theater complex has been completely demolished...

Coach Ron Fontana watches anxiously as Stephanie Tong-Woo shoots the free throw

Girls varsity basketball unsuccessful against Hillsdale

January 17, 2013

The Carlmont Scots girls varsity basketball team had a hard time keeping up with the Hillsdale High School Knights on Wednesday in the third league game of the season. Carlmont had a height advantage...

falafel, tabbouli, hummus, olives, and vegetable appetizer

Waterfront Pizza: an exceptional experience

December 10, 2012

                       Waterfront Pizza, located  at 969 Edgewater Blvd. in Foster City, offers a warm and...

chicken chow mein

Quick to leave Sun’s Chinese Cuisine

November 19, 2012

Sun's Chinese Cuisine, located at 251 South B Street in downtown San Mateo, is a direct example of bad hospitality. With its rude waiters and slow pay service, we left with full bellies but an unsatisfying...

Generous portion of a delicious sushi roll

Old Town Sushi worth the wait

November 5, 2012

Old Town Sushi is a bustling and popular sushi restaurant in downtown San Mateo on South B Street. With a pleasing experience all around, there is no doubt it is one of the best. The menu has a...

pesto chicken pizza

Village Host Pizza is pleasing

October 22, 2012

Village Host Pizza is truly the family-oriented restaurant that the name implies. With pizza as well as wings, pasta, salads, and sandwiches, it is a casual hangout spot for students, families, and people...

Snow Pea Beef with carrots and garlic

Yeah! Chinese cuisine scores high

October 7, 2012

              Yeah!, a long-time bar and Chinese restaurant off Redwood Shores Parkway, has been a comfortable spot to enjoy dinner and a drink...

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