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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

Cori Nicholson

Cori Nicholson, Staff Writer

Cori Nicholson is a sophomore at Carlmont High School and is a student in Media Arts English. She volunteers with Leo's Club and enjoys being involved in the community.

Twitter: @CoriNicholson12

All content by Cori Nicholson
A right-wing protestor holds a flag that combines a Gadsden flag from the American Revolution with a Confederate flag from the Civil War. Though the two symbols, historically, contradict each other, they are now frequently seen together. He talks to another man holding an American Flag with President Trump’s face plastered over it.

Opinion: Political extremes hijack national symbols

January 8, 2021

Once representative of freedom and unity, the American flag has become a symbol of the political right in recent years. This association with the right has left many feeling unsure if the flag always flies...

A true leader will reach out their hand to help others and together, guide them to success.

Opinion: Hardship paves way for leadership

May 7, 2020

Throughout history, leadership is always needed. From monarchies to elected officials to unassuming individuals thrust into positions of leadership, society needs leaders who have the charisma to take...

A person holds up a sign protesting the Electoral College system and the outcome of the 2000 election.

Opinion: Count every vote

April 10, 2020

America.  A place where everyone has a say on key issues and can vote for change. A place where everyone's voice is heard. Or so it seems.  Since its approval in 1787, the Electoral College...

The Confederate flag billows over the South Carolina Statehouse, it was not removed until June 2015 by a state bill.

Opinion: The Confederate flag is anti-American

March 19, 2020

Today many people in the South still fly the Confederate flag to proudly represent their history and honor the past. These same people proudly fly the American flag next to the Confederate flag. Yet these...

The words that make up the drawing of America symbolize what goes in and what comes out of the American dream.

Opinion: The American dream has moved on

February 26, 2020

The American dream: where equal opportunity is available to any American, allowing the highest aspirations and goals to be achieved.  However, the American dream isn't actually "American." America...

A barcode with smoke coming out of it symbolizes the pollution produced by consumerism.

Opinion: Consumerism kills

January 30, 2020

Money. Profit.  It drives all of us. It's hard to ignore — after all, society is set up like this. The majority of the world works until they can't anymore. Go to work, go home, eat, sleep, repeat....

Active US Marines stand in front of the US Naval Academy.

Service academies: Risk vs. Reward

January 9, 2020

It's Shuaib Khan's senior year. Khan is sitting in his counselor's office, flipping through a U.S. News and World Report college edition magazine. Colleges such as Berkeley, Stanford, Yale, and USC...

A PG&E worker performs maintenance duties on power lines.

Uncertainty persists as PG&E blackouts continue

November 30, 2019

The recent power outages administered by the Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) have caused inconvenience for Bay Area residents.  In the past two months, PG&E has shut down the power...

A California residents emergency kit includes food, water, a first aid kit, and other essential supplies.

Anniversary of the Loma Prieta jolts earthquake concerns

October 31, 2019

In 1989, the Loma Prieta earthquake rattled the Bay Area, causing $6 billion in damage, 3,757 injuries, and 63 deaths.  The anniversary of this earthquake marks the most destructive earthquake in California's...

An attendee holds up a DreamBun from the Dream Ice Cream Parlor, one of the many vendors at FoodieLand Night Market.

Thousands indulge in FoodieLand’s Night Market

October 10, 2019

Music, lights, and delicious smells lured thousands into FoodieLand's Night Market.  From Oct. 4 to Oct. 6, FoodieLand held its third event of this year at Golden Gate Fields. The event featured...

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