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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

Elise Hsu

Elise Hsu, Opinion Managing Editor

Elise Hsu is a senior at Carlmont High School; she is the Managing Editor of Opinion for Scot Scoop. She is an active member of Scouts BSA, and enjoys backpacking and playing badminton. To check out her portfolio, click here.

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The land in this photo is part of the traditional territory of the Ramaytush Ohlone people.

[Photo] Editorial: Learn the history of the land you stand on

October 11, 2021

The land in this photo is part of the traditional territory of the Ramaytush Ohlone people.

Chris Cuomos journalistic ethics breaches have given himself, Gov. Andrew Cuomo, and journalism a bad name.

Opinion: Chris Cuomo’s ‘Prime Time’ is over

May 20, 2021

Right now, Chris Cuomo seems to be the face of CNN. However, this visibility comes with a price; his ethical missteps are on the national stage, and they cannot be ignored. When Chris started working...

Arospace Ep. 4: Arriving at the representation station

April 19, 2021

In the fourth episode of Arospace, hosts Maddy Ting and Elise Hsu go over historic and modern-day asexual and aromantic representation, particularly the media's noticeable lack of support in the past....

Discrimination against the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community has increased in recent years, but it has been around for centuries.

[Photo] Editorial: The AAPI community deserves better

March 18, 2021

Discrimination against the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community has increased in recent years, but it has been around for centuries.

Arospace Ep. 2: Combatting phobias and gatekeepers

March 7, 2021

In the second episode of Arospace, hosts Jack Hansen and Elise Hsu discuss discrimination that members of the aromantic and asexual communities face within the LGBTQ+ community and in general society....

Although numerous obstacles stand in their way, student journalists continue to report on issues that matter to their communities.

[Photo] Editorial: Student journalists persist against the odds

February 25, 2021

Although numerous obstacles stand in their way, student journalists continue to report on issues that matter to their communities.

Winnifred and Sean Fang were inside a vehicle that was stolen on Feb 6., prompting the California Highway Patrol (CHP) to issue an Amber Alert in four counties. According to Jeffrey Fang, the two children can only speak Mandarin. Winnifred Fang and Sean Fang were found on Feb. 7 along with the missing vehicle.

Breaking News: Suspect arrested for car theft, another at large

February 10, 2021

Authorities have arrested one suspect and are searching for a second in the theft of a vehicle with two young children inside, according to multiple sources. According to the San Francisco Chronicle,...

Rioting protesters stormed the U.S. Capitol while members of Congress were counting electoral votes.

Breaking News: Rioters storm US Capitol Building

January 6, 2021

Supporters of President Donald Trump breached the U.S. Capitol shortly after he held a rally in front of the White House, according to multiple sources. "We will never give up, we will never concede....

In many classes, such as choir, students feel pressured to submit their best work due to modifications made to adapt to an online environment.

[Photo] Editorial: Online education perpetuates perfectionism

November 19, 2020

In many classes, such as choir, students feel pressured to submit their best work due to modifications made to adapt to an online environment.

According to the email that Principal Ralph Crame sent to parents of Carlmont students, the school is taking precautions to ensure a safe campus for all. The health and safety of our students and staff is our top priority, the email read.

Carlmont student tests positive for COVID-19

October 30, 2020

A Carlmont student has tested positive for COVID-19, according to an email that parents of Carlmont students received on Oct. 23. The email, which had the subject “CHS – Health and Safety info,”...

When an artist creates art, they use their personal views to influence it; this makes it so no one can separate them from their art.

[Photo] Editorial: Artists cannot be separated from their work

October 5, 2020

When an artist creates art, they use their personal views to influence it; this makes it so no one can separate them from their art.

Across the country, covering protests is a dangerous task for journalists. Each dot on this map represents a journalist who was arrested or attacked at a protest between May 26 and June 4.

Opinion: Leave journalists alone

June 6, 2020

Omar Jimenez, a CNN correspondent, was arrested on May 29 in Minneapolis. On the same day, a rubber bullet struck photographer Linda Tirado in the face, leaving her permanently blind in one eye. On...

A student takes the practice Advanced Placement (AP) exam. I have told every student to take the practice exam and watch the clock, said Katherene Ortiz, the AP coordinator for Carlmont High School.

Students don’t give a pass to online exams

May 30, 2020

Natalie Nielsen was almost done with her Advanced Placement (AP) Calculus test. She had already finished the first question; all she had to do now was submit her answer to the second question. With over...

This improvised workspace is in a quiet space, so I take my video calls from there too.

Opinion: Social distancing is not that bad

March 22, 2020

A couple of months ago, I predicted that 2020 would be a good year. Of course, this was before the coronavirus (COVID-19) scared the world into canceling important traditions and closing school campuses....

Matthew Goulart has been arrested after police discovered he was in possession of child pornography.

Breaking News: Former Carlmont substitute teacher arrested for possession of child pornography

March 5, 2020
Matthew Goulart, a former substitute teacher at Carlmont High School during the 2017-18 school year, was arrested at 3:55 pm on March 5 for possession of child pornography...
There are many social media posts about mental health, but it is difficult to tell whether their intent is gaining popularity or raising awareness.

Opinion: Mental health is trending, but it’s complicated

March 5, 2020

“You are not alone.” “It’s okay not to be okay.” “You are loved.” “You matter.” I have seen phrases like these float around the Internet too many times over the past few years....

A mural of supervisor Harvey Milk smiles down on pedestrians on the corner of 17th and Castro Street in San Francisco.

LGBTQ+ history is not coming out of textbooks, keeping teens in the closet

March 3, 2020

Put yourself in the place of an LGBTQ+ high school student. Apart from two days during your life skills class, you have never been taught about your identity. You may believe you are broken, or that the...

A voter registration and absentee ballot lies on a table in the Airman and Family Readiness Center.

The 2020 Democratic Primaries: Super Tuesday

March 2, 2020
All you need to know to prepare for the Democratic primaries and 2020 presidential elections
Temporary patches and pins signify key points in a Scouts journey, whether they are rank advancements or events.

Opinion: Scouts BSA is a good fit for girls, too

February 6, 2020

Feb. 1, 2020, marks the first anniversary of the allowance of girls into the Scouts BSA program, formerly known as Boy Scouts. Since that day in 2019, over 77,000 girls have joined the program, including...

After the rain comes the rainbow; this applies to 2020, as the rest of it has the potential to be good.

Opinion: We shouldn’t be so down on 2020

January 16, 2020

We’re only two weeks into 2020, but a lot has been happening in those two weeks. Between the looming threat of a war between Iran and the U.S. and the fires in Australia, it may be easy to think that...

Bold patterns grace the Starbucks cups of the 2019 holiday season.  According to Jen Quotson, vice president of Starbucks Creative, the cups are meant to represent “a gift to Starbucks’s partners and customers.”

Starbucks’ holiday cup release fails to make everyone merry

November 19, 2019

Starbucks locations across the United States and Canada have started using festively decorated cups in honor of the holiday spirit. According to Starbucks Stories and News, these designs were released...

 Following the City Council’s enforcement of policies regarding street celebrations, most houses on Eucalyptus remain undecorated a week before Halloween.  According to Eucalyptus Street resident Gabriel Federighi, there are less elaborately decorated houses because other residents “don’t want to have liability for anything that happens” on Halloween night.

Event policy enforcements spook Eucalyptus Street residents

October 28, 2019

The San Carlos City Council has chosen to enforce public event policies towards the Halloween celebration on Eucalyptus Street, according to a city letter sent to Eucalyptus Street residents on Sept. 13. The...

In their report, the FCC said that designating a three-digit code to the hotline would “make it easier for Americans in crisis to access potentially life-saving resources.”

New suicide hotline seeks to promote mental health awareness

October 7, 2019

The new national suicide prevention hotline number could soon be 988, according to a report from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). The report was released to the public on Aug. 14 and advised...

A chalkboard with confusing garbage on it.

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October 7, 2019

A chalkboard with confusing garbage on it.

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