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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

Dominic Gialdini

Dominic Gialdini, Highlander Editor

Dominic Gialdini is the features editor for the Carlmont Highlander. In addition to editing, he is a columnist for the Highlander and an intern at the San Mateo Daily Journal. Dominic enjoys traveling and learning about other cultures.


All content by Dominic Gialdini
A mural in Selma, Ala.

Learning about the Civil Rights Movement from the Civil Rights Movement

September 9, 2014

There is not a more direct and personal way of learning about history than experiencing it through the people who made it at the locations where it occurred. Carlmont students have the opportunity to do...

How to Survive High School Day 15: If you are a loner, youre not alone

How to Survive High School Day 15: If you are a loner, you’re not alone

September 15, 2013

Do you remember that first day of high school when you knew everybody and felt like you fit in perfectly with a certain group of people and everything was just perfect? Neither do I. For many students,...

French exchange student Chloe Masero experiencing fog at the Golden Gate Bridge [photo credit to Veronica Pontis]

Bonjour, au revoir French exchange students

May 16, 2013

For two weeks, 14 students from the Biarritz area in the region of Aquitaine, France visited Carlmont to get a taste of life in the United States. The students, who were cared for by Carlmont host families,...

Taking the “M” out of MTV

May 2, 2013

  Ever since Music Television made its way onto the airstream in 1981, a large demographic of viewers have been adolescents in high school. While the type of people who view MTV has remained consistent...

Dance the day away, the untold story of time and toil

May 2, 2013

In a high school environment where the importance of sports is stressed, the demanding nature of dance is often ignored. Some people do not realize the level of difficulty and commitment that comes with...

Krystle Campbell, Martin Richard, and Lü Lingzi, the three fatalities of the Boston Marathon bombing (accidentally being labeled as suspects on CNN).
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Boston victims could have been you

April 18, 2013

A restaurant manager. A graduate student. An 8-year-old boy who just wanted peace. Three young individuals robbed of their lives. Dead. The tragic fates of three innocent bystanders at the Boston...

Gory Hannibal met with mixed reactions

Gory “Hannibal” met with mixed reactions

April 7, 2013

Yet another crime-based series has entered the realm of television. However, some may find this one more dark and disturbing than the others because of its incorporation of one of mankind's greatest...

Oz the Great and Powerful is a dark prequel to The Wizard of Oz.

‘Oz’ lacks a magic touch

March 14, 2013

Disney's Oz the Great and Powerful failed to appeal to high school audiences due to its very different take on author L. Frank Baum's beloved fantasy land somewhere over the rainbow. The movie,...

Did MacFarlane go too far?

March 2, 2013

The 85th Annual Academy Awards, like its predecessors, was very usual; the night consisted of a combination of entertaining and dull moments along with a host that was liked by some, but met with disdain...

The dangers of online shopping: what could go wrong?

February 27, 2013

In this modern age of technology, online shopping is easy to do and allows people to purchase items from the comfort of their own homes. However, there are some downsides that the general public should...

Barack Obama, 44th president of the United State of America, gave his State of the Union address on Feb. 12, 2013.

President Obama’s State of the Union address targets guns

February 14, 2013

The nation's most influential politicians came under one roof as they listened to President Barack Obama's State of the Union address, which covered such topics as education, the war in Afghanistan,...

A silhouette of a singer.

Judges digging a grave for “American Idol”

January 18, 2013

"American Idol," once the most-watched television show in the United States, continued its downward spiral when, on the first episode of Season 12, its viewers reached an all-time low for a premiere. According...

John Dabaldo stepping aside to let Jazz Band play on their own.

Winter Concert comes to Carlmont

December 9, 2012

The Performing Arts Center came alive with music when Carlmont's String Orchestra, Concert Band, and Jazz Ensemble took to the stage on the second night of  the Carlmont Winter Concert. While each...

Sorel Bliss, portrayed by Sarah Burry, confronting her mother Judith, played by Laura VanArsdel.

‘Hay Fever’ does not disappoint

November 18, 2012

In the intimate setting of the Black Box Theater, Carlmont's Performing Arts Department presented a well-executed portrayal of Noel Coward's humorous and ludicrous comedy, Hay Fever. Set in 1925...

Beginning Dance rocking out to Michael Jacksons Thriller.

A thriller in the quad

November 1, 2012

Carlmont's Beginning Dance class's hard work paid off on Wednesday, Oct. 31 when the quad was flooded with people who eagerly watched them perform Michael Jackson's "Thriller," a popular tradition...

Students grinding at Homecoming.

Dirty dancing

October 21, 2012

This year's Homecoming, the first dance of the school year, was a loud, exciting spectacle with lights, a live band, and the return of a raunchy and somewhat controversial form of dance commonly referred...

Homecoming season returns once again

Slow start in ticket sales for much-anticipated Homecoming

October 4, 2012

With a collapsible table and a large sign pushed off to the side of the quad near the student store, on Oct. 3 during lunch, Carlmont's Associated Body began selling tickets for the Homecoming dance....

Screamin Scots and students

Students enjoy football game despite loss

September 22, 2012

Although Carlmont varsity football's 14-35  loss to Aragon in the first home game on the new turf field and under the lights disappointed hundreds of Scots, it did not prevent them from enjoying and...

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