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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

Hanalei Pham

Hanalei Pham, Scot Scoop Editor

Hanalei Pham is a Scot Scoop Editor. She also writes for The Highlander. She enjoys reading, painting, and doodling in the margins of her notebooks. She also likes spending time with friends.

Twitter: @hanaleiph

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Grief is one feeling among many that humans experience when a loved one dies. The others commonly being: anger, fear, regret, and guilt.

[Photo] First comes sadness, then comes regret

December 7, 2017

Grief is one feeling among many that humans experience when a loved one dies. The others commonly being: anger, fear, regret, and guilt.

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December 7, 2017

Stephen Hawking has one of the most recognizable digital voices. However, because of the limitations of older digital voice technology, his voice is shared by people of all ages, genders, and backgrounds.

VocaliD starts showing results

May 31, 2016

Over 10 million people don't have a voice of their own. These people rely on machines to generate voices for them, yet the voices that these machines provide generally sound the same. They are mechanical...

Due to testing irregularities, many AP tests have been invalidated and need to be retaken. AP Psychology is one of the multiple AP tests currently under review by College Board that could have to be retested as well.

Gunn students are faced with retaking AP tests

May 20, 2016

Months of preparation and many long nights of studying all culminate in a single set of exams: Advanced Placement (AP) tests. Many Gunn High School students were outraged to learn that their AP tests...

French teacher Katya Burton encourages her students to host incoming French exchange students.

Carlmont prepares to welcome French exchange students

March 24, 2016

It's time to clean the house, prepare the guest bedroom, and plan family dinners. Carlmont students are about to host French exchange students. The Carlmont French Exchange Program has been hosting...

The holiday season is also volunteer season.  Volunteers help serve over 400 meals at the the Samaritan Houses annual Thanksgiving Dinner.

Volunteering is no longer altruistic

March 17, 2016

“I volunteer to give back to my community” has been said so many times that it’s almost cliché. Volunteering has been around for forever, but there are a myriad of reasons why people volunteer and,...

Freshman Nathaniel Pon veers into the lane line as he struggles to swim with his goggles slipping off.

Gray Team ends Blue’s winning streak

March 5, 2016

Water splashes into the air, and students shout encouragements from the deck. The annual pre-season, inter-squad Blue-Gray swim meet was Thursday, March 3.  Carlmont swim team broke into two teams,...

Plant Manager Jerome Harris, architech Carrick Boshart, Principal Ralph Crame, and Vice Principal Grant Steunenberg use the ceremonial groundbreaking shovels to dig into the ground where the Carlmont S wing will stand.

Carlmont breaks ground on second phase of construction

March 3, 2016

Against a backdrop of dirt, four golden shovels stood propped against a table laden with food and drinks. People milled around, avoiding the spots of wet mud while white hard hats were being passed around....

Junior Ashley Herrero pledges against slavery. I simply dont believe in slavery. It is cruel, she said.

Scots challenge modern-day slavery

February 19, 2016

Dehumanized and abused, treated as property and nothing more than chattel, slaves still exist today. Over 30 million people are enslaved today, more than ever before. Modern-day slavery includes...

During a game of Full Disclosure, Alice Beineke (senior Giorgi Trembley) drank from a cup spiked with acrimonium, causing her to spill all her secrets and frustrations about her marriage.

‘The Addams Family’ sells out with huge success

February 9, 2016

Pugsley marches his way onto the stage, a scowl set on his face. Thing reaches out from behind the curtain, gesturing. Pugsley reminds the audience to turn off their phones and wishes the audience "a horrible...

Students are given a piece of paper so that they can send compliments to a friend for free.

[Photo] Students encouraged to compliment each other

January 21, 2016

Students are given a piece of paper so that they can send compliments to a friend for free.

Voicedrive donor Salma Sebt waits for the the computer to calibrate so that she can record her voice.

The Voicedrive’s voice is growing

December 3, 2015

Having a voice is important, even for those who can't speak. VocaliD, the organization that provides a new,  more natural-sounding voice alternative, uses the voices of volunteers to create a custom,...

Victor Kottinger proudly wears his veterans hoodie. On the back, it states, I am a veteran. My oath of enlistment has no expiration date, displaying his commitment to the country.

Veterans Day serves to honor those who serve

November 10, 2015

Nov. 11 marks Veterans Day, a day to commemorate all those who have served or are serving in the military. As part of Veterans Day, students are given the day off school. Sophomore Jonah Przybyszewski...

Smarter Balanced tests are  computerized, a big adjustment for both students and teachers.

Carlmont practices with new standardized test

October 28, 2015

Scantrons and multiple choice is giving way to a new type of testing in the form of Smarter Balanced assessments. This year will be the first year Carlmont fully implements Smarter Balanced testing....

The Teal Pumpkin Project promotes allergy safety and Halloween fun.

Teal pumpkins offer an alternative to Halloween candy

October 14, 2015

Halloween means trick-or-treating and receiving candy like Reese's Cups, Butterfingers, and Snicker Bars-- but sometimes people with allergies can't have any of these. Allergies to nuts or ingredients...

Freshman William Castro-Ramirez attends his first math contest.

Math contest draws a crowd

September 30, 2015

The end of September was the start of a long tradition of sacrificing lunch to solve math problems. The math contest is held roughly every other Tuesday in all of the school's math classrooms. Students...

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