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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

Hailee Byun

Hailee Byun, Staff Writer

Hailee Byun is a junior at Carlmont and this is her second year as a staff writer for the Scot Scoop. She likes to keep up to date with current news around the world. In her free time, she enjoys listening to music, reading, baking, and going to the beach, and has an interest in climate advocacy.

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People gather with their loved ones to enjoy a movie on a warm summer night. I believe that we are very busy with work or school, and its really important to be able to connect with friends and family. I’m proud that our department can provide that for Belmont, Patrick Schmitz said.

The City of Belmont plans an eventful summer for residents

Hailee Byun, Staff Writer May 30, 2024

The City of Belmont is planning an entire summer for nearby residents, with various activities and events planned.  Every year, Belmont residents can count on several fun annual activities to indulge...

Attendees of the 2024 LobsterFest fundraiser raise their paddles to bid in an auction held during the event. “Everyone was enjoying the food, and it was my first time seeing a silent auction, so it was a really cool experience to see so many people bidding,” said Victoria Jung, one of the volunteers at the Lobster Fest.

Rotary Club Lobster Fest fundraiser raises money for global and community causes

Hailee Byun, Staff Writer May 8, 2024

The Rotary Club of Belmont and Redwood Shores hosted its annual 2024 Lobster Fest fundraiser at Twin Peaks Community Center this past Saturday. The fundraiser entails both silent and live auctions and...

The view from one of 42,300 seats that spectators can watch the game from. I dont really think there is a bad seat. Even far up at the top its nice because you can see all these orange specks that are from everyone being dressed up, said Krystal Li, a junior.

San Francisco Giants unify the Bay Area through baseball

Hailee Byun, Staff Writer April 17, 2024

Every year, from early spring through late fall, Bay Area residents can go to Oracle Park to watch the San Francisco Giants play games against various other Major League Baseball (MLB) teams. However,...

A member of the San Francisco Glens Soccer Club waves an Irish flag while marching through the parade.

San Francisco’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade celebrates Irish heritage

Hailee Byun, Staff Writer March 21, 2024

Thousands attended San Francisco’s 2024 St. Patrick’s Day Parade to embrace Irish culture and traditions and to come together as a community. The 173rd annual parade included over...

Tanya Beat spoke at the first RISE meeting on privilege and intersectionality. Weve had some really good discussions that have allowed me to realize that people who live in the same area or go to the same school as me could still have completely different perspectives and experiences from what I have, Tara Krishnan said.

Belmont’s new RISE series encourages a more inclusive community

Hailee Byun, Staff Writer February 12, 2024

Taking steps for a more inclusive community, the Belmont Youth for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) has implemented the Resistance, Inclusivity, Support, and Empowerment (RISE) speaker series. The...

Carlmonts AP Biology teacher, Sara Shayesteh, spends the school year guiding her students through the difficult curriculum in preparation for the AP exam. Through a combination of lectures and inquiry packets, Shayestehs course utilizes multiple strategies to help students of all learning styles.

Staff Profile: Sara Shayesteh encourages student growth

Hailee Byun, Staff Writer December 5, 2023

Throughout the school year, many students prepare for a wide variety of Advanced Placement (AP) exams, one of which is AP Biology. Sara Shayesteh, Carlmont’s AP Biology teacher, emphasizes the importance...

Music has a cognitive effect on our minds, impacting our efficiency when trying to complete various tasks throughout the day.

Melodies for the mind

Hailee Byun, Staff Writer November 15, 2023

A library is buzzing with both students and adults fulfilling their daily to-do list of tasks. An older man is listening to some light jazz as he opens up a new book. A student a few tables over listens...

Joseph Espinosa in his classroom surrounded by his students art. The rewarding thing about teaching art is that you get to see somebodys creativity, and thats a blessing, Espinosa said.

Staff Profile: Joseph Espinosa fosters creativity and spirit at Carlmont

Hailee Byun, Staff Writer November 5, 2023

Art I, Graphic Design, Yearbook, and JV cheerleading. Four seemingly unrelated subjects, but at Carlmont, they have one thing in common. Joseph Espinosa. Espinosa teaches Art I and...

AP Environmental Science (APES) students work hard in class in preparation for an upcoming test. APES has seen a dramatic increase in student enrollment this year, causing Carlmont to hire a new teacher for the course.

AP Environmental Science welcomes new teacher after over-enrollment

Hailee Byun, Staff Writer September 26, 2023

Carlmont has hired a new teacher this school year due to the over-enrollment of the Advanced Placement (AP) Environmental Science class, also known as APES. Introduced...

Apples and other percieved healthy foods have numerous possibly detrimental additives to preserve and make them appealing for consumers.

An apple a day may not keep the doctor away

Hailee Byun, Staff Writer May 13, 2023

You’re cutting up an apple as an afternoon snack in an attempt to eat healthier before putting the slices in a bowl and going to sit down. According to the Environmental Working Group (EWG), as you bite...

Apples have numerous harmful additives added to them to preserve them and to make them more appealing to the consumer.


Apples have numerous harmful additives added to them to preserve them and to make them more appealing to the consumer.

Piazzas butchers pose while unpacking a recent shipment of turkeys for Thanksgiving. Unlike many other stores nationwide, Piazzas luckily ensured enough stock for the holiday season.

Avian flu gobbles up Thanksgiving turkey supply

Emma Goldman and Hailee Byun November 21, 2022

Imagine planning to host Thanksgiving dinner. You drive to a nearby supermarket to purchase a turkey like most Americans do every year. However, as you walk up to the meat counter to place your order,...

Attendees of the celebration enjoyed participating in a game of cornhole, one of the many games that were available at the event.

Celebrating a century for Central Park

Emma Goldman and Hailee Byun October 28, 2022

Hundreds of San Mateo residents came together in celebration of the 100th anniversary of San Mateo's Central Park.  Organized by the City of San Mateo, the event offered various activities, such as...

SamTrans 62 bus leaves stop and continues to drop students off in residential Belmont. The route is created by SamTrans with the purpose of transporting students, and adjusts is schedule as needed to that of Carlmonts. It runs both in the morning and afternoon.

Free student transportation departs the station

Hailee Byun and Emma Goldman October 11, 2022

Gov. Gavin Newsom vetoed an assembly bill that would have made public transportation free for California students.  AB 1919 aimed to make public transportation free for all California students, with...

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