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

Elle Horst

Elle Horst, Scot Scoop Editor-in-Chief

Elle Horst is a senior at Carlmont and the 2021-2022 Editor-in-Chief of Scot Scoop.  When she isn't writing or editing, you can find her flipping around, singing in Carlmont's Chamber Choir, teaching adaptive gymnastics classes to kids with disabilities, binging true-crime docuseries, and hanging out with friends. Visit her website here.

Twitter: @elleehorst

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Students crowd the outside stairways as they walk to their first period from the quad. There is no masking requirement outside.

Opinion: Carlmont must be more transparent with COVID-19 communication

August 19, 2021

Within the first few days back on campus, there was a positive COVID-19 case. After being notified of this, the administration sent out vague emails to select parents detailing the situation. The rest...

Some teachers have been using their positions as influential figures to persuade students to remain at home rather than return to in-person learning.

[Photo] Editorial: Teachers shouldn’t use their power to influence students regarding reopening

March 15, 2021

Some teachers have been using their positions as influential figures to persuade students to remain at home rather than return to in-person learning.

Samantha Gingher demonstrates the steps of a COVID-19 mouth swab test to a Carlmont staff member. Carlmont has been testing staff who are on campus.

COVID-19 communication leaves many confused

February 19, 2021

On a Wednesday afternoon, Vyas Kepler arrived at his high school swim practice. The Carlmont High School senior greeted a teammate and rushed to the pool, goggles in hand, when something made him stop...

The Santa Rosa Glass Fire burned over 1,517 buildings and was active for 23 days. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

Earth

November 11, 2020

As we delve deeper into a state of climate disaster, the best way to see the ramifications is simple - just look around. Our Earth is struggling, and it’s evident in everything from the...

Students often struggle to balance different aspects of life and school during distance learning.

[Photo] Editorial: Students shouldn’t be held to the same standards amidst a pandemic

October 25, 2020

Students often struggle to balance different aspects of life and school during distance learning.

Dangers of smoke

October 6, 2020

With the wildfires raging in California, an increased amount of smoke and other pollutants have infiltrated the air. This has caused the air to become more toxic, resulting in a host of respiratory problems...

A teenager scrolls through his Instagram feed.

[Photo] Editorial: We need to be more aware of the damaging nature of social media

September 30, 2020

A teenager scrolls through his Instagram feed.

A poster convinces students to vote for sophomore Lexi  Romanowsky, one of the candidates in the election.

ASB elections provide good experiences for candidates and students

March 10, 2020

Winning most elections don’t come without a cost, and Carlmont’s student elections are no exception. Candidates take part in a three-week-long process that includes posters, petitions, and campaign...

Since the risks of electronic cigarettes have been brought to light, many are beginning to turn towards vaping essential oils.

The chaos in the calm

February 22, 2020

Vaping. The invention originally created to help adults quit smoking has become an epidemic that youth and adults alike are familiar with. Some may even say that, due to its popularity among teenagers,...

Sophomores Isabella Peterson and Jono Sison sell roses to students.

[Photo] Carlmont rose sale raises questions regarding its impact on students

February 10, 2020

Sophomores Isabella Peterson and Jono Sison sell roses to students.

History teacher David Braunstein helps a student with a homework assignment during the Flex period.

Teachers voice opinions on Carlmont’s block schedule

January 19, 2020

In an effort to reduce student workloads, Carlmont decided to implement a modified block schedule in the 2019-20 school year. Due to many teachers’ routines drastically changing as a result, block scheduling...

Crowds of people swarm to Valley Fair during Black Friday.

Black Friday fails to live up to expectations

December 2, 2019

Despite its amazing deals, Black Friday  impacts the environment and can be a poor experience for customers and workers alike. Black Friday is widely considered the biggest shopping event of the year....

A sign points to a nearby polling place in California. The Voters Choice Act makes it easier for voters to cast their ballots.

Voter’s Choice Act aims to improve democracy and voter participation

November 3, 2019

To increase voter turnout, California has implemented the Voter’s Choice Act.    The U.S. is one of the only nations in the world where everybody has the right to vote freely. However, only a little...

A participant excitedly raises his hands as he begins the 5K.

Water Dog Run supports education and enhances Belmont sense of community

October 14, 2019

People throughout Belmont participated in the second annual Belmont Water Dog Run to raise money for education and encourage a tight-knit community. The event included a 5K, 10K, mile fun, and a dog...

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Elle Horst