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

The student news site of Carlmont High School in Belmont, California.

Scot Scoop News

Isabella Zarzar

Isabella Zarzar, Staff Writer

Isabella Zarzar is a sophomore at Carlmont High School and a staff writer for the Scot Scoop. This is her first year in journalism, and she is looking forward to writing for news. In her free time, Isabella enjoys reading, creating art, playing soccer, and spending time with her friends and family.

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Whale Safe has deployed several buoys equipped with high-tech artificial intelligence (AI) technology to detect whale populations. The Benioff Ocean Initiative has worked with leading whale scientists from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), The Marine Mammal Center, and many other institutions to develop the project.

AI saves whales from deadly ship strikes

January 25, 2023

A beloved San Francisco Bay whale washed ashore dead last August. That whale was Fran, the most popular and photographed humpback in the San Francisco Bay, with 277 recorded sightings since 2005. Fran...

As California and some surrounding areas expect another year of drought, dry conditions and water overuse have led to various impacts. Lake Mead’s critically low storage, for example, has cut Hoover Dam’s hydroelectricity production capacity nearly in half as of June, according to the Bureau of Reclamation.

California braces for a fourth year of drought despite rain

December 12, 2022

California expects to head into its fourth year of drought after experiencing near-historic lows in reservoir storage across the state. The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) recently announced...

The University of California, Berkeley does not use affirmative action in college decisions. If affirmative action is struck down, it will model admissions policies for universities nationwide.

Supreme Court determines the fate of affirmative action

November 13, 2022

Affirmative action has recently fallen under reevaluation as the United States Supreme Court began to hear a case that will determine the future of the inclusion of race as a factor in college admissions. The...

James McDowell, a substitute at Carlmont, sits at a teacher’s desk in E1. Amid the national teacher and substitute shortage, schools are working to hire more substitutes to fill in for absent teachers.

Schools work to overcome national teacher and substitute shortage

October 20, 2022

The teacher and substitute shortage has become a national challenge for schools as districts scramble to fill vacant positions while the number of teaching candidates declines. Across the country, school...

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