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

Darien Malekos, Staff Writer

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Speed radar signs distribute tickets

Speed radar signs distribute tickets

May 21, 2014

Speed radar signs are now being used to ticket speeders. Most, if not all, drivers have driven passed posted radar signs which tell a driver his or her speed as they pass. The foremost purpose of these...

Reaching adulthood in high school

Reaching adulthood in high school

April 9, 2014

Cigarettes, tattoos, lotto tickets, skydiving, and...homework. Turning 18 opens many new opportunities for young adults. Hundreds of seniors turn 18 while at Carlmont, but only a number know all of the...

Pugs and their owners meet for Pug Sunday. Photograph property of

Pugging around

April 1, 2014

No, you didn’t imagine seeing thirty plus pugs in the city last month. The first Sunday of every month pugs and their owners convene at Alta Plaza Park in San Francisco to partake in Pug Sunday. These...

A view of the Winchester Mystery House. Photograph property of

Sleepovers at Winchester Mystery House

March 19, 2014

San Jose’s Winchester Mystery House has recently obtained a permit which will allow the facility to hold overnight stays for its guests. The Winchester Mystery House is a popular tourist attraction...

Carmichaels Day Off is one of nine bands performing this Sunday. Photograph from

Students play in Battle of the Bands

March 18, 2014

Carmichael's Day Off takes a day on for a Battle of the Bands. San Francisco’s DNA Lounge hosted a Battle of the Bands on March 9. Nine bands performed in the contest including Carmichael’s Day Off,...

A sea turtle gets caught in a discarded plastic bag that ended up in the ocean. Photograph property of

Price of reusable bags will increase

February 3, 2014

The price of paper and reusable bags will increase to 25 cents in 2015. In stores throughout San Mateo County shoppers have been required to pay ten cents for paper and reusable bags since early 2013....

This picture shows the Sierra Mountain Range from space during 2013 (left) and the current drought of 2014 (right). Photograph property of NBC News.

California enters drought

January 22, 2014

Due to little rainfall in the past months and low water supplies due to wildfires and general usage, California has entered a drought. Gov. Jerry Brown spoke in a press conference on Jan. 17 during which...

This is the new final exam schedule for the 2013-2014 school year. Photo taken from Carlmonts website.

New final exam schedule

December 9, 2013

Final exam week has adopted a new schedule this year. As final week approaches it has become clear to many students that a new schedule has been brought to Carlmont. Testing now starts on Monday instead...

Anyone can visit Carlmonthoties homepage.

Instagram reveals hot Scots

November 17, 2013

A new profile on Instagram has kept interested students glued to their phones. In the past week, a profile under the title “Carlmonthoties” (sic) has created an Instagram account in which pictures...

Students dress up in appropriate costumes for school.

Halloween brought cats, mice, and lingerie

November 4, 2013

Halloween allowed students to show off a little more than their spirit for the holiday. Many students dressed up for Halloween, but what students wore to school varied greatly from what they wore after...

Students have regular spots in the senior lot in which they park their cars every day.

Fighting for a spot in the lot

October 23, 2013

Spot saving has caused disruption in the senior lot. For many licensed students the senior lot is something to look forward to as one of those "senior year perks." However, simply becoming a senior...

On Podios homepage, group members can post statuses, comments, pictures, and more.

Podio introduces technology to the classroom

October 3, 2013

The introduction of a website has redefined the structure of classes at Carlmont and could be the beginning of a technological takeover of the campus. Joseph Hill, a teacher of senior English classes,...

The crowded T-Hall classes leave little wiggle room for students.

T-Hall renovations: futuristic or unrealistic?

September 19, 2013

With a newly renovated U-Hall and rumors of a new science building, the Carlmont community wonders what is being done to fix the preexisting T-Hall. T-Hall and U-Hall are two of the most southeastern...

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