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

Emi Sim

Emi Sim, Staff Writer

Emi Sim (Class of 2026) is a sophomore at Carlmont High School and this is her first year as a staff writer for Scot Scoop. In her free time, she enjoys playing volleyball, listening to music, and thrifting with friends.

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Shoppers search through racks of vintage clothing at a booth. The So-So Market is very curated, which is why I like it. You don’t have to work that hard to find something good,” said Rabiah Kabir, a regular shopper at the So-So Market.

The So-So Market cultivates a community around vintage and handmade goods

Emi Sim, Staff Writer May 11, 2024

The So-So Market serves as a center for people of all styles to come together to both shop for and sell one-of-a-kind pieces. The So-So Market is a flea market that sells vintage and handmade goods...

Wireless headphones have become increasingly popular among teens due to their convenience. “I wear my AirPods often because I can move around, and I’m not as restricted since there’s no cord,” said Sara Balach, a sophomore at Burlingame High School.

Wireless headphones disconnect social interactions among teens

Emi Sim, Staff Writer April 18, 2024

From classrooms to living rooms, teenagers can be frequently spotted having wireless headphones plugged into their ears. These devices have become prominent among teens, especially AirPods, but they...

Some mukbang videos have racked up millions of views. One of the most popular mukbang videos on YouTube by creator Zach Choi ASMR has over 59 million views. “I enjoy watching them because they usually make it seem like the food tastes really good and they are enjoying the process,” Jun Choe, a senior at Carlmont, said.

Digging into the bitter effects of watching mukbang videos

Emi Sim, Staff Writer March 20, 2024

Piles of noodles, towers of donuts, and mounds of fries. This is what an average mukbang video on the internet consists of. The term “mukbang” comes from a combination of Korean terms meaning...

With their bright and colorful packaging, energy drinks widely attract teens looking for an enhanced energy level. “I love Celsius because there are a lot of fun and different flavors to try. Whenever I’m super tired I know a Celsius will get me through anything I need energy for,” Lola Lagerloef, a sophomore at Carlmont, said.

Swallowing the harmful energy drink craze among teens

Emi Sim, Staff Writer February 29, 2024

In an environment fueled by stress and pressure, a new trend has emerged among teenagers: the surging popularity of energy drinks. According to a report by Grand View Research, the energy drink market...

Ocean Blue Project, a nonprofit, shows the level of microplastics found on a Florida Beach. Microplastics are found not only on the beaches, but also in everyday objects like food. These same microplastics degrade human health as a result.

Microplastics: an unseen threat with a visible impact

Emi Sim, Staff Writer January 31, 2024

Microplastics are in most of the things you consume, from a glass of water to your favorite snack, though you may not even see it. Microplastics, tiny plastic particles less than five millimeters long,...

Emily Lam blow-dries a clients hair. Lam had originally opened her hairdressing business with her sister but took full ownership of it in 1997.

Asian immigrants prosper as entrepreneurs through adversity

Emi Sim, Staff Writer January 22, 2024

Emily Lam left Vietnam as a teenager with eleven family members in 1980 through a family sponsorship in order to escape communism. Making a living in the U.S. proved to be significantly challenging upon...

The new Shop Tab on TikTok allows shoppers to conveniently browse for products while staying in the app. I think people like the idea that they can shop in one place and don’t need to go off the platform and go somewhere else, like to a website or into a store,” said Claire Mulhern, the head of Small Business Sales at TikTok.

TikTok Shop reinvents the online shopping experience

Emi Sim, Staff Writer December 3, 2023

TikTok has revolutionized online shopping with the latest launch of its brand-new in-app marketplace, TikTok Shop. TikTok Shop is an online marketplace where brands and creators can sell, and consumers...

Nike Air Jordan IV, (White Cement Colorway)

Resale or retail: surge of sneaker resale sites alters the shoe game

Emi Sim, Staff Writer November 2, 2023

Sneaker resale sites are redefining the way people buy shoes as they rapidly gain popularity. Online shoe resale marketplaces such as GOAT, StockX, and Flight Club have recently taken the lead in sale...

Students dance in the Quad at the 2023 Homecoming dance. Carlmont Athletic director Jim Kelly said that many did not want the dance to be over. We had students asking the DJ if he could play one more song, Kelly said.

Carlmont’s homecoming turns casual in a new tradition

Emi Sim, Staff Writer October 13, 2023

Carlmont's 2023 homecoming dance, unlike many other schools across the country, was held outdoors, and participants were encouraged to come in casual dress, sparking many different opinions from students. The...

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