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

Hannah Chan

Hannah Chan, Staff Writer

Hannah Chan is a junior at Carlmont High School. She has written articles on campus life and produced videos for Scot Center. She enjoys figure skating, track, and playing with dogs.

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All Things Animals Ep. 4: Bridging the gap

Hannah Chan, Staff Writer May 2, 2024

In this fourth episode of All Things Animals, Jo-Anne McArthur shares some of her stories as an animal photojournalist. She is the founder of WeAnimals Media and first coined the term “animal photojournalism”...

All Things Animals Ep. 3: Capturing injustice pt. 2

Hannah Chan, Staff Writer April 3, 2024

In part two, Molly Condit, an animal photojournalist, shares her views on the role animal photojournalism has in bringing visibility to animal cruelty.  Condit speaks about how photographing a religious...

All Things Animals Ep. 3: Capturing injustice pt. 1

Hannah Chan, Staff Writer March 15, 2024

A picture is worth a thousand words. In the first part of episode three, Hannah Chan and Wesley Burdett discuss how animal photojournalism helps bring visibility to animal cruelty.  Burdett's journey...

All Things Animals Ep. 2: Moving on to greener pastures

Hannah Chan, Staff Writer February 17, 2024

In this second episode, Hannah Chan speaks with Ximena Steevens, the co-founder of Abstractus Microsanctuary in Colombia. In 2019, Steevens and her husband transitioned from a dairy farm to a sanctuary...

All Things Animals Ep. 1: Unleashing Compassion

Hannah Chan, Staff Writer January 26, 2024

XL bully breeds will be banned in England and Wales unless exempt by the government from Feb. 1st, 2024, and onward. The reason behind breed-specific legislation is the number of dog attacks. According...

Non-native English speakers are often faced with challenges trying to navigate the complex language. Despite the hassle, speaking multiple languages has proven to be beneficial to ones mind and mental health.

Non-native English speakers encounter difficulties and advantages

Hannah Chan, Staff Writer December 12, 2023

A new environment creates both challenges and opportunities for non-native English speakers. According to the Journal of Neurolinguistics, 43% of the world is bilingual, while 17% is multilingual....

Jada Campbell hands a pair of rental skates to a customer during a public session. This is one of Campbells many responsibilities at Nazareth Ice Oasis.

Students pursue jobs in areas of interest

Hannah Chan, Staff Writer November 14, 2023

Throughout a student's high school career, individuals determine how to organize their after-school activities. Some opt to include part-time jobs in their schedules, often aligning with their interests. Students...

Bandit surveys the city from the police car which is personalized with a paw print and his name.

Belmont Police Department utilizes four legged officer

Hannah Chan, Staff Writer November 7, 2023

Purpose, Passion, Partnership. These are the aspects of Belmont Police Department’s current K-9 team: Officer Adam Baggetta and his dog Bandit.  According to the National Police Dog Foundation, dogs...

Hogan deposits trash bags into the dumpsters after lunch. There is an abundance of trash at this time of day.

Staff Profile: Custodian Gary Hogan is the man behind Carlmont’s cleanliness

Hannah Chan, Staff Writer October 23, 2023

Most students recognize the man in a gray coat, blue jeans, and work boots driving around campus, collecting trash, and greeting teachers. Nevertheless, they do not know his name. They do not know...

Kendall White smiles as she tie-dyes a jersey in the quad during lunch. This is a traditional Spirit Bowl activity. Each grade has a different color dye for their jerseys.

Powderpuff changes its name to Spirit Bowl without losing the excitement

Hannah Chan, Staff Writer September 30, 2023

Spirit Bowl is revving up for an exhilarating new season. This Homecoming Week tradition features a series of flag football showdowns, where non-male identifying students face off during lunch and after...

Pastries and Pups mix the perfect event combo with desserts and dogs

Hannah Chan, Staff Writer May 17, 2023

On April 30, Pastries and Pups hosted several of the Bay Area's vegan bakeries and Rocket Dog Rescue at Millennium Restaurant. Dozens of people lined up inside to buy vegan donuts, cookies, and cakes....

City Lights Bookstore’s customers shine light on book bans

Hannah Chan, Staff Writer May 1, 2023

Home to literature lovers worldwide since 1953, City Lights Bookstore remains a haven for writers, readers, and works of art. City Lights publishes and sells books ranging from fiction and film to poetry...

Doga classes support the well-being of pets and shelter animals

Hannah Chan, Staff Writer April 4, 2023

Silicon Valley Pet Project (SVPP), a non-profit organization, hosts doga classes at Pup Plaza, where dogs accompany their owners to yoga classes. Funds from these classes are used to help re-home and rehabilitate...

Treatment of Sled Dogs Raises Ethical Questions

Hannah Chan, Staff Writer March 22, 2023

Along races like the Iditarod, checkpoints are set up along the trail where dogs can eat, rest, and get checked out by veterinarians. Here, injuries like pulled muscles are worked out. Dogs in really poor...

A team of sled dogs pull through snow.

The fine line between treatment of sled dogs and pet dogs

Hannah Chan, Staff Writer December 19, 2022

Lit by a headlamp in the dark Alaskan night, two dogs named Jonesy and Bowie wag their tails at the sight of Katrina Handler, a dog handler at the Trail Breaker Kennel. Both dogs jump on their snow covered,...

Rows and rows of vegan options for a holiday feast sit in a fridge at Whole Foods. The options range from tofu to non-dairy cheese.

Vegan dishes make their way to the holiday table

Hannah Chan and Alexandra Chan December 5, 2022

It’s the night of the annual holiday feast, and family members are seated around the dining room table. Everyone lets out a big cheer as the huge ham is taken out of the oven and brought to the center...

Students walk the quad steps that lead toward the football field. This is just one of the many staircases all across Carlmonts hilly campus.

Disabled and injured students struggle during evacuation drills

Alexandra Chan and Hannah Chan November 7, 2022

Injuries and disabilities create a multitude of challenges when it comes to getting around Carlmont's hilly campus. Injured or disabled students face added pressure during evacuations, regardless of whether...

Asha Metha, president of the Indian Club, greets returning club members as she starts the lunchtime meeting.

Aloha Club and Indian Club: two different cultures impact one community

Alexandra Chan and Hannah Chan October 17, 2022

The Aloha Club and the Indian Club center their activities around different cultures with distinguishing forms of expression, yet they have similar pursuits for the school year. Their earlier activities...

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