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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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Connor Rickson

Connor Rickson, Staff Writer

Connor Rickson enjoys spending time with his computer and his friends and also participates in track and field. He is 15 years old and has two more years to go at Carlmont.


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Library visitors learn basic hula steps as part of Asian-Pacific Heritage Month.

San Carlos library celebrates Asian-Pacific Heritage Month

May 29, 2018

The spirit of the islands has come to San Carlos. On May 19, dancers from Hapa Hula performed at the San Carlos Library in honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. Hapa Hula is...

The country of Georgia is home to many massive caves such as Krubera Voronia, Sarma, and the New Athos cave pictured here.

The San Carlos Library presents the world’s deepest cave

May 13, 2018

The world's deepest cave in one that has only been experienced by few, until now. On April 24, the San Francisco Bay Chapter (SFBC) of the National Speleological Society (NSS) held its monthly meeting...

Several homes and cars were vandalized on Belmont Canyon Road. They were tagged with strange writing and symbols possibly linked to a Northern California gang.

Vandals strike Belmont neighborhood

April 15, 2018

The usually quiet city of Belmont experienced an unusually unpleasant night in the last few days of March. Between the night of March 29 and the morning of March 30, six vehicles and two homes were...

Lady Washington (right) and Hawaiian Chieftain (left) docked in the Port of Redwood City.

Historical ships drop anchor in Redwood City

March 15, 2018

History comes alive in the Port of Redwood City. On March 9, Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain made land in the Port of Redwood City Municipal Marina. The Lady Washington and the Hawaiian...

Diesel trains like these pictured will soon be replaced with more efficient electric trains for the benefit of riders and the Bay Area community.

Caltrain launches new public education campaign

March 4, 2018

Have you ever wondered how many people ride Caltrain each day? On Feb. 19, Caltrain launched their new "Did You Know?" public education program. This program was designed to educate the public about...

The new face of the San Carlos city website.

City of San Carlos releases new website

February 11, 2018

The city of San Carlos recently launched a new website designed to better serve its community, its first major rework since its creation in 2009. The website took over a year to make with the collaborative...

Many teenagers regularly search for memes on the internet.

Memes affect perception of news

January 24, 2018

Memes. We all know them: the funny pictures with the big white text or everyone’s favorite frog sipping tea after making a snarky remark. However, memes are more than just funny pictures with...

Kids learn how to make buttons at the San Carlos Librarys ST.E.A.M. Fair.

San Carlos library hosts their first S.T.E.A.M. fair

January 22, 2018

On January 20, the San Carlos Library held its first-ever S.T.E.A.M. Fair to give the San Carlos community hands-on experience with science. S.T.E.A.M. is an acronym for science and technology interpreted...

Players gather at Carlmont High Schools field for a flag fooball clinic, with special guest NFL tight end Kevin Greene.

Carlmont hosts flag football clinic with local NFL player

November 30, 2017

As the professional football season nears its end, many local seasons are just beginning. On Sept. 18, YepSF hosted a free flag football clinic with former NFL player Kevin Greene at Carlmont High...

Susan Kimmel, owner of Clocktower Music, puts up a window cling sign welcoming all customers  to her store.

San Carlos residents look for new ways to be inclusive

November 12, 2017

The city of San Carlos is known as "The City of Good Living" and some are looking to make it even better. On Nov. 4, teens from the San Carlos Youth Advisory Council walked around Laurel Street handing...

Constitution equipment sits idle during construction delays.

San Carlos elementary schools encounter another construction delay

November 7, 2017

San Carlos elementary schools' plans are thrown off again with the construction delays of Charter Learning Center and Mariposa Upper Elementary. The San Carlos School District plans to create a new...

Storefront of the new Laser Quest.

Laser Quest opens new location in San Carlos

October 23, 2017

Laser tag has made its return to the peninsula with the arrival of Laser Quest. On Friday, Sept. 29, the laser tag company Laser Quest opened a new location in San Carlos allowing a much closer option...

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