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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

Erik Cheng

Erik Cheng, Staff Writer

Erik Cheng is a junior at Carlmont High School. He enjoys camping, backpacking, cooking, and photography. He covers local and campus news and loves to expand his horizon of knowledge beyond San Carlos and Belmont to the wider Bay Area. You can find him discovering new communities in the area, hiking up mountains, or taking photos of the local flora, and fauna, (and occasionally his friends).

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Each Green Corner volunteer, Sonya Rowen, goes above and beyond her job, maintaining the local plants at Mariposa campus not cultivated by her organization.

Each Green Corner combats world hunger one garden at a time

September 22, 2022

A local non-profit organization, Each Green Corner, educates the community on hunger through gardening and volunteer work.   Founded in 2018, Each Green Corner brings vibrance and conjoined purpose...

Every year, the Carlmont administration decides the allocation of funds between programs and departments to best support their staff and students.

Secrets of Scots’ spending

May 24, 2022

Books, sports, computers, and art supplies are just some of Carlmont’s expenses that the administration team must account for when deciding department budgets at the beginning of the year.  The Sequoia...

Large crowds gather to watch Carlmont students and other local schools perform at Celebrate the Music.

Celebrate the Music promotes community

May 12, 2022

A large audience crowded Twin Pines Park to witness the 18th annual Celebrate the Music Festival, formerly known as Save the Music. The festival took place on April 24, when school music programs and...

ASB uses the resources of  the digital media classroom to promote clubs through the Carlmont Newscast.
“I would like to see more clubs be aware of the announcements. If they have something that they want to share, they can reach out to us. But I dont think it’s widely known amongst the students,” said Nathan Hsich, a senior. 

ASB televises announcements with Carlmont Newscast

April 17, 2022

The Associated Student Body (ASB) has taken a new approach to publicizing campus developments. The student-led organization recently began expanding its outreach through videos to better interact with...

Carlmont administrators try to make their processes as efficient as possible to address the daily vandalization and closure of bathrooms.

Closed bathrooms lead to clogged halls

March 12, 2022

The recent increase in the vandalization and closure of Carlmont bathrooms has inconvenienced students and the custodial staff. When visiting one of the seven campus bathrooms during or between classes,...

The Super Smash Bros Club repurposes the class SMART Board to serve as the main display for their gaming.

Smash Club struggles to stay in fight with attendance dropping

February 12, 2022

Carlmont’s Super Smash Bros Club remains hopeful as attendance shortages and classroom restrictions impede club activities.  Super Smash Bros Club, more commonly known as Smash Club, has been a staple...

Although students are encouraged to test often, the facilities often require an appointment beforehand to shorten lines and streamline the testing process.

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Although students are encouraged to test often, the facilities often require an appointment beforehand to shorten lines and streamline the testing process.

Returning students are strongly encouraged to mask indoors and as they walk through crowded hallways.

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Returning students are strongly encouraged to mask indoors and as they walk through crowded hallways.

Students are reminded to mask in classrooms by teachers and staff more often than last semester in response to the rising cases.

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Students are reminded to mask in classrooms by teachers and staff more often than last semester in response to the rising cases.

Although students are encouraged to test often, the facilities often require an appointment beforehand to shorten lines and streamline the testing process.

[Photo]

Although students are encouraged to test often, the facilities often require an appointment beforehand to shorten lines and streamline the testing process.

Returning students are strongly encouraged to mask indoors and as they walk through crowded hallways.

[Photo]

Returning students are strongly encouraged to mask indoors and as they walk through crowded hallways.

Along with the larger decorations such as lights and ornaments, the pier is decorated with small bows and details that add to the festive feeling.

HapPIER Holidays lights up SF with cheer

December 2, 2021

Planned and executed by Pier 39, San Francisco's waterfront is decorated with lights and houses multiple tourist attractions.  In addition to the usual holiday decorations, the pier specially ordered...

The trail sign at the Fassler parking lot proudly displays the new name.

Ahni Trail welcomes guests to Ohlone-Portolá Heritage Hike

November 11, 2021

The Ohlone-Portolá Heritage Hike is an annual event held by the Pacifica Parks and Recreation Department to celebrate Ohlone heritage. This year's, in particular, was to spotlight a new initiative: honoring...

The annual fall festival attracts a large and diverse crowd and further promotes San Mateo.

[Photo] San Mateo Fall Festival opens for all to enjoy

October 21, 2021

The annual fall festival attracts a large and diverse crowd and further promotes San Mateo.

SPHE volunteers work at the glow copter station to help visitors assemble miniature paper copters with LEDs to teach basic electrical engineering.

Local organizations promote STEM with ‘Latinx Engineering Day’

September 27, 2021

Thousands spent their Sunday at San Francisco's Exploratorium to learn from exhibits and hear from experts in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Latinx Engineering Day is hosted yearly...

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