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

Hudson Fox

Hudson Fox, Scot Scoop Editor-in-Chief

Hudson Fox is a senior at Carlmont High School, and this is his third year in the journalism program. He is passionate about journalism because it provides him with an opportunity to inform the public and discuss momentous happenings and pressing topics. In his free time, he acts as the president of the Language Exchange Club, the vice chair of the San Mateo County Youth Commission, and participates in Carlmont's soccer program.

Twitter: @hudsonfox_

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A student-created poster recognizes Suicide Prevention Awareness Month near the quad.

[Photo] Editorial: Suicide Prevention Awareness Month deserves greater recognition

September 27, 2022

A student-created poster recognizes Suicide Prevention Awareness Month near the quad.

Protestors gather to decry the Supreme Court and potential abortion bans.

More than a fetus

May 31, 2022

Demonstrators celebrate outside of the Supreme Court in 2015 after the release of the Obergefell v. Hodges decision.

Roe v. Wade could be first of many precedents to fall

May 22, 2022

In a month or so, the landscape of abortion rights could be fundamentally changed. The initial Supreme Court majority opinion, penned by Justice Samuel Alito and leaked by POLITICO, could result in the...

A fentanyl patch lays opened on the pavement and serves as a reminder of the prevalence of the substance in cities across the U.S.

Editorial: We can be the solution to the fentanyl crisis

May 18, 2022

Almost a week ago, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a preliminary report that revealed a sobering statistic: 107,622 deaths in 2021 were the result of drug overdoses. This...

Pedestrians and bicyclists utilize the walking paths in front of the U.S. Capitol building.

[Photo] Editorial: Democracy ‘trumps’ partisanship

February 15, 2022

Pedestrians and bicyclists utilize the walking paths in front of the U.S. Capitol building.

Williams’ Q & A from Highlander

February 10, 2022

In February's edition of the Highlander, Samantha Williams* shared her experiences regarding first times and sexual expectations for the Scotlight center spread. Here is the full transcript of the interview.   1....

Security guards stand outside of the U.S. Supreme Court building.

[Photo] Editorial: The Supreme Court’s legitimacy teeters on a precipice

December 19, 2021

Security guards stand outside of the U.S. Supreme Court building.

A flag of Nicaraguas ruling party, the FSLN, flies above a busy street intersection.

Nicaraguan presidential election undermines the prospect of democracy

November 22, 2021

Shots ring out. Tear gas fills the eyes of the protesters. Stumbling over the bodies of fellow students from their dorm room, a mad dash ensues. Police forces converge on the group of students protesting...

With the growing usage of social media platforms, being conscious of your digital footprint is important.

[Photo] Editorial: Being conscious of your digital footprint is more important than ever

October 19, 2021

With the growing usage of social media platforms, being conscious of your digital footprint is important.

Local restaurants, such as The Office, are increasing their capacity as California nears its reopening date of June 15.

Businesses respond to an uncertain labor market

May 31, 2021

As the state of California nears a planned reopening date of June 15, many local workers and business owners are grappling with how to adapt to a post-pandemic world. Reports of labor shortages both nationally...

In San Carlos, a local Baskin-Robbins advertises wages set at $18 per hour as the summer months begin.

[Photo] High School Students May Benefit From the Increased Demand for Workers

May 31, 2021

In San Carlos, a local Baskin-Robbins advertises wages set at $18 per hour as the summer months begin.

A speaker stands on a truck bed in California, addressing a crowd that had gathered for a protest in support of hazard pay mandates.

Local governments broadly adopt hazard pay mandates

April 15, 2021

Despite the increase in COVID-19 vaccine distribution and local residents anticipating a return to a greater sense of normalcy, Bay Area governments are considering and implementing hazard pay mandates...

A pharmacist assists customers during the pandemic, fulfilling an essential service that has recently received supplemental hazard pay in some cities in the Bay Area.

San Carlos debates and rejects targeted hazard pay ordinance

April 14, 2021

Encouraged by the policies being pursued in San Mateo and other Bay Area cities, San Carlos’ city council has recently grappled with implementing a hazard pay ordinance to benefit grocery and drug store...

Baylands Morning/ Ingrid Taylar/ Wikimedia Commons/ CC BY 2.0

Climate legislation signals a renewed focus on the San Francisco Bay

February 20, 2021

The San Francisco Bay, one of the nation's most valuable but neglected ecosystems, faces an existential threat posed by climate change. Throughout the Bay Area, rising sea levels have begun to inundate...

Immigrants face insurmountable challenges as they attempt to reach the land of the free.

The changing dynamic of Central American migration to the US

January 19, 2021

There has been a significant population of Latinos in the U.S. since the 1848 annexation of Northern Mexico, which occurred as part of an agreement made after the Mexican-American War. In recent decades,...

An immigrant faces life-threatening conditions throughout their journey to the U.S. An arid desert atmosphere and a lack of water pose significant threats to an immigrant’s life as they trek through the American Southwest.

The American dream: A journey to the land of opportunity

January 19, 2021

For the past few decades, an increasing number of undaunted Central American migrants have crossed through Mexico on foot, truck bed, and railcar to reach what they hope will be a land of opportunity and...

The Deadly Capitol Hill Riots / Marco Verch / Flickr / CC BY 2.0

A dark day for democracy: Insurrection at the Capitol

January 19, 2021

Gathering around a podium embellished with American flags, plexiglass, and banners emblazoned with President Donald Trump’s likeness, a jubilant and raucous crowd eagerly anticipated the arrival of the...

Situated in downtown San Carlos, the Trestle Apartments provide limited affordable, below-market-rate options for prospective tenants.

The City of Good Living seeks to expand affordable housing options

November 25, 2020

San Carlos has recently embarked on an ambitious initiative, known as San Carlos Housing 2040, to address one of the most pressing needs in the community -- affordable housing.  In response to stricter...

Rising sea levels threaten communities that border the San Francisco Bay.

Local communities respond to climate change

November 3, 2020

As global climate change accelerates, leaders in local governments have been forced to reckon with the threat posed by rising sea levels, volatile winds, and a desiccated landscape.  Efforts by local...

A voting station stands alone in the Redwood City Assessor/County Clerk Office.

San Mateo County takes action to overcome new challenges presented by in-person voting

October 13, 2020

Leading up to one of the most consequential elections in American history, San Mateo County’s innovative election strategies are helping ease the adaptation to a challenging new reality.  Amid uncertainty...

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