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

All content by Emma O’Connor
Balmy alley is filled to the brim with colorful murals for everyone to enjoy. Remember to be aware of cars if you stop to take a picture.

Art in the alleyways

December 4, 2020

Whether you go to San Francisco for a Giants game, a concert, or just to dinner, it’s inevitable that you will pass by at least a couple of murals before you leave.  San Francisco has...

The world is up in flames and we all just need to take a deep breath and focus on the things we can do instead of dwelling on everything we can’t.

Opinion: We have a lot more control than we think

November 3, 2020

As of late, all of the news is doom and gloom. With COVID-19, the new supreme court justice, and now the election, it seems like there’s no getting away from it.  Although it seems like the average...

While the creators of the internet wanted it to bring people together, it is now the cause of a growing divide in the nation.

Opinion: The internet is dividing us

October 14, 2020

There's a reason the U.S. is more divided now than ever before. That reason is the internet.  Popular apps are programmed to keep their users engaged, so they only give you content that you want...

Elvis fame overshadows his questionable morals regarding his relationship with a 14-year-old.

Opinion: Celebrities shouldn’t be idolized

September 29, 2020

When I think of Elvis Presley, I think about how he was the King of Rock and Roll, how he broke the 1950s conservative standards of dance, and of course, his signature hairstyle. Little did I know that...

President Donald Trumps letter to pro-choice activists sparks debate about healthcare.

Opinion: Planned Parenthood is more than an abortion clinic

September 14, 2020

Calling Planned Parenthood an abortion clinic is like calling Starbucks just a coffee shop.  Sure, Starbucks is a coffee shop, but it’s also a place where people study and sit down to read the newspaper....

Many refuse to wear masks in public despite the clear benefits.

Opinion: Masks should be mandatory in public

August 31, 2020

In spite of almost two hundred thousand recorded deaths from COVID-19 in the U.S. at the time of writing, people are still refusing to wear masks in public. Only six months ago, I would've never guessed...

Apodcalypse Ep. 3: Quarantine cat-tastrophe

Apodcalypse Ep. 3: Quarantine cat-tastrophe

May 12, 2020

As we try to stay in touch with our friends, family, and loved ones, we do our best to look on the bright side: at least we have our cats for company. Join hosts Maddy Ting, Rachel McCrea, and Emma O'Connor...

Were four weeks into distance learning, and its time for a check-in. Join Maddy, Rachel, and Emma as they discuss mental health during quarantine, picking up new hobbies, and how theyre staying healthy and sane.

Apodcalypse Ep. 2: Our new normal

April 22, 2020

We're four weeks into distance learning, and it's time for a check-in. Join hosts Maddy, Rachel, and Emma as they discuss topics like mental health, picking up new hobbies, and how they're staying healthy...

Right now, lifes a little crazy. As the news swirls with pandemic stories from across the world, join Maddy, Rachel, and Emma as they talk about how COVID-19 is affecting their everyday lives.

Apodcalypse Ep 1: Boredom strikes

April 6, 2020

When boredom strikes, what should you do? Right now, life's a little crazy. As the news swirls with pandemic stories from across the world, join Maddy, Rachel, and Emma as they talk about how COVID-19...

Tourists are drawn to San Francisco but are welcomed by dirty streets.

Opinion: San Francisco needs to clean up its act

January 31, 2020

The Bay Area is the epicenter of technology and yet, San Francisco, its pride and joy, is one of the dirtiest cities I’ve ever seen, and no one seems to care.  In 2019, San Francisco spent $72.5...

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