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

Erwan Pal

Erwan Pal, Staff Writer

Erwan Pal is a junior at Carlmont High School, and this is his first year in journalism. He is interested in reporting about the daily events that occur in Belmont and Redwood City.

Twitter: @erwan.pal

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After several years, the mega-mansion known as The One is almost done being constructed despite having enough land area for hundreds of families to live.

Opinion: Building mega-mansions is the worst thing to do

May 8, 2021

It's called "The One."  The $340 million, quarter-mile-long, Bel-Air mega-mansion is the largest in the world, comprised of 21 bedrooms, 42 bathrooms, a 30-seat movie theater, an in-house nightclub,...

Hackers are able to access vast information through terminals and software faults.

LinkedIn, Facebook users experience massive data breach

April 15, 2021

LinkedIn and Facebook users experienced a massive information leak in a recent cyber attack, leaving many concerned about where their information now lies. On April 3, a user published phone numbers,...

The 63rd annual Grammy awards hosted many artists and handed out awards to recognize incredible music.

Grammy Awards take the stage

March 18, 2021

The 63rd annual Grammy Awards, hosted on March 14, gave their audience a night of entertainment while navigating the challenges of hosting an award show during a pandemic. Performances this year included...

Electricians in Texas work to fix a power line to deliver power to residents.

Texas winter storms disrupt residents

March 2, 2021

Historic low temperatures and winter storms struck Texas starting on Feb. 13, leaving millions without power and heating. According to the National Weather Service and CNN, nearly 154 million citizens...

President Joe Biden is speaking with supporters at an event in Sun City MacDonald Ranch in Henderson, Nevada.

President Joe Biden’s first week in office

January 30, 2021

On Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2021, the inauguration of Joe Biden as the 46th president of the United States took place, marking the start of the four-year term of Biden’s presidency and Kamala Harris as vice...

Both the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines work by injecting mRNA from the SARS-CoV-2 virus (COVID-19) into a person; then, their cells build a defense to fight off future infections.

Two promising COVID-19 vaccines yield high success rates

November 23, 2020

From the moment the coronavirus was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO), the race to find a vaccine for COVID-19 has ensued. Many vaccine trials have taken place, but no vaccine...

The Womens March is one of many organizations that have encouraged people to vote in the upcoming 2020 presidential election.

Early voting turnout tops record highs

October 30, 2020

In the United States, around 84 million people have already voted, as the election just rounds the corner on November 3. So far, over 54 million mail-in ballots have been received, and over 30 million...

Protesters demand justice for Breonna Taylor in the streets of Brooklyn, New York.

Protesters demand justice for Breonna Taylor

September 30, 2020

Outrage over the decision not to indict any of the Louisville police officers that killed Breonna Taylor in her own home has sparked protests across the U.S. Many people have taken to the streets to demand...

The fires across California paint an ominous orange sky, casting a smokey shadow over the Bay Area.

Accidental arson sparks new wildfires in California

September 14, 2020

California’s shocking year of wildfires is the worst in state history; 3,154,107 acres of land have been scorched across the state this year, with more expected to burn. Currently, over 7,000 fires...

Customers follow the social distancing guidelines while wearing state-mandated masks.

The new norm: masks and social distancing

September 3, 2020

Gov. Gavin Newsom announced his four-tiered system on Aug. 28. that was designed to allow businesses and counties to reopen while taking safety precautions. Newsom later allowed some businesses to begin...

The Columbine High School memorial was constructed to honor those that lost their lives during the shooting.

Remembering the Columbine High School massacre

April 28, 2020

At 11:19 a.m. on April 20, 1999, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, dressed in trench coats, began shooting students outside Columbine High School, and by 12:08 p.m., both gunmen had killed themselves and...

Multiple stores across the nation are closing down due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Businesses shut down and lay off workers due to COVID-19

April 7, 2020

The streets are empty as business owners are forced to shut down stores and lay off workers due to COVID-19.  Multiple stores across America are forced to shut down. Big names such as Best Buy, Kohl's,...

Face masks can help prevent the spread of the virus by limiting the amount of exposure.

COVID-19 threatens to shut down schools across the US

March 10, 2020

COVID-19 is becoming more of a threat to schools in California, and, with the increasing numbers of people contracting the virus, most schools have officially closed until further notice. As of March...

Carlmont Winter Formal flyers are handed out when students buys their tickets in the quad.

Carlmont prepares for a safe Winter Formal

January 22, 2020

While Carlmont's Winter Formal can be fun and exciting, many overlook the preparation and safety precautions that go into making it possible. At the entrance of the Fox Theater, where formal is held,...

Enrique Rojas on guitar, Alex Farrell on bass,  Mark Davis on trumpet, and Shura Taylor on guzheng are performing in the Belmont Library.

Band performs in Belmont Library for the Mid-Autumn Festival

October 3, 2019

People of all ages gathered at the Belmont Library to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival, a traditional celebration held in parts of East Asia, through music. From 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Sept. 29, the band...

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