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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

Dana Benelli

Dana Benelli, Staff Writer

As occupants of the world, it is important that we keep ourselves educated about it. Carlmont junior, aspiring writer, news appreciator. Winner of "Superior" ranking in 2014 JEA Newswriting contest.

"All words are pegs to hang ideas on." - Henry Ward Beecher

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#BringBackOurGirls seeks justice through social media

#BringBackOurGirls seeks justice through social media

May 12, 2014
When 276 girls in Nigeria were abducted from their school and international news remained silent, protesters employed an innovative weapon: the power of social media.
Canadian middle class surpasses U.S. middle class

Canadian middle class surpasses U.S. middle class

April 29, 2014

The Canadian middle class is now better-off than the American middle class, according to a recent New York Times report. The report based its conclusions off of a survey of household incomes in 20 countries...

Second shooting at Ford Hood in five years

Second shooting at Ford Hood in five years

April 8, 2014

It’s happened again. Army Specialist Ivan Lopez killed three people in a shooting at Fort Hood, Texas, on April 2. Lopez also wounded 16 other people before shooting himself when confronted by a female...

Photo by Gianna Schuster

Raising awareness does not always mean raising action

March 30, 2014

Quick—it’s March. Are you showing your support for National Women’s History Month? Did you eat your “pink ribbon” cereal this morning? Don’t forget to wear something dark blue for colorectal...

Russia annexes Crimea -- now what?

Russia annexes Crimea — now what?

March 25, 2014

Europe’s borders have undergone a slight adjustment. On March 21, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a law officially annexing Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula to the Russian Federation. The international...

Malaysian airlines flight still missing

Malaysian airlines flight still missing

March 10, 2014

With three days of little evidence and inconclusive leads, Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 and its 239 passengers appear almost to have vanished into thin air. The plane disappeared from radar screens...

The Ukrainian crisis in five points

The Ukrainian crisis in five points

February 25, 2014

The crisis in Ukraine that left more than eighty government protesters dead reached an apparent solution over the weekend of Feb. 22, although concerns over the country’s future still remain. 1) What...

New Olympic events a hit with students

New Olympic events a hit with students

February 11, 2014

Slopestyle and team figure skating, introduced to the 2014 Winter Olympics for the first time, have already gained fans at Carlmont. Twelve new events, counting men’s and women’s programs separately,...

Snowden speaks about privacy concerns

Snowden speaks about privacy concerns

January 28, 2014

Edward Snowden, the infamous NSA whistleblower, held a live chat Jan. 23 on the freesnowden website in which he answered questions and restated his concerns about mass surveillance in America. It was...

Destruction of Syria’s chemical weapons begins

Destruction of Syria’s chemical weapons begins

January 13, 2014

The first collection of chemical weapons from Syria were shipped out on Jan. 7, destined for destruction upon a U.S. Navy ship, according to CNN. "A first quantity of priority chemical materials was moved...

Nelson Mandela: mourning the passing of a legend

Nelson Mandela: mourning the passing of a legend

December 9, 2013

After his death on Dec. 5, the nation that Nelson Mandela fought so hard to help came together, supported by the whole world, to mark his passing. "Our nation has lost its greatest son. Our people have...

Phillippines donations-- are you helping?

Phillippines donations– are you helping?

November 18, 2013

As international aid streams into the Philippines after Typhoon Haiyan killed at least 2,000 people and left 20,000 missing, the call to donate is again being posed to Carlmont students. “Donations...

Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics: The countdown begins

Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics: The countdown begins

November 3, 2013

With less than 100 days to go before the 2014 Winter Olympics begin in Sochi, Russia, people are looking ahead to the Games with both hope and concern. “We are determined to organize a real celebration...

Paying for the shutdown in terms of popularity

Paying for the shutdown in terms of popularity

October 21, 2013

Approval ratings for both Democrats and Republicans have dropped post-shutdown, but the Republican party's decline in particular may affect the 2014 Senate elections. A series of public opinion polls...

Behind the government shutdown - two sides that cant agree

Behind the government shutdown – two sides that can’t agree

October 7, 2013

After one week of partial shutdown, the United States government remains deadlocked as disagreement between the Democratic party and the Republican party continues to delay consensus. The shutdown began...

One of the many typhoons of 2013, courtesy of Wikipedia images.

Storms abroad bring disaster not just to their shores

September 25, 2013

Flooding was not just for Colorado last week as powerful tropical storms in Mexico and Japan caused death and devastation, leaving ominous implications for the future. Tropical storms Manuel and Ingrid...

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