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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.

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Jessica Li

Jessica Li, Staff Writer

Jessica Li (Class of 2026) is a sophomore, and this is her first year in Carlmont Journalism. She enjoys participating in theatre, playing piano, and hanging out with friends.

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Crossword: Mothers Day trivia

Crossword: Mother’s Day trivia

Jessica Li, Staff Writer May 13, 2024

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During the Thespian Festival, students were able to experience many new activities, including playwriting, acting, and directing. Referred to in the photo was the juggling workshop, which were many of the students favorite. The thespian trip gives us an opportunity to experience parts of theater we may not yet understand or have the pleasure of knowing about, said Sam Dechaine, a current senior.

[Photo] Carlmont Thespians attend the California Thespian Festival

Emma Wu, Staff Writer April 16, 2024

During the Thespian Festival, students were able to experience many new activities, including playwriting, acting, and directing. Referred to in the photo was the juggling workshop, which were many of...

Carlmont senior Sam Dechaine scans the snack options available at the Student Store on campus. Several choices, including Go-Gurt, Goldfish, and Pop-Tarts, contain synthetic dyes. “We should make snacks seem less processed and that includes taking out artificial food coloring and making them feel more natural,” Dechaine said.

California bill removes synthetic additives from public schools

Jessica Li, Staff Writer March 24, 2024

State lawmakers in California have introduced Assembly Bill 2316 to ban synthetic food dyes from being served in public schools. Proposed by Assemblymember Jesse Gabriel on March 12, the bill will ban...

Advanced drama students rehearse scenes in the One-Act Festival. The One-Act Festival is the only show that we do where were telling a collection of different stories rather than just one, said Elizabeth Berg, the drama teacher at Carlmont.

[Photo] Students take charge in the One-Act Festival

Linda Reeder, Staff Writer March 24, 2024

Advanced drama students rehearse scenes in the One-Act Festival. "The One-Act Festival is the only show that we do where we're telling a collection of different stories rather than just one," said Elizabeth...

Daisy Girl Scout Evie Kaufman sells cookies in the Carlmont Shopping Center with her little brother. My goal is to sell 265 boxes this year, Kaufman said.

Girl Scout cookies return for another sweet season

Jessica Li, Staff Writer March 2, 2024

Girl Scout cookies have returned for the 2024 season, bringing along a wave of new changes. The cookie season kicked off on Jan. 29 with online purchases, while in-person sales run from Feb. 11 to March...

MELP organizes all of their donated medical equipment in a warehouse located in San Carlos. We clean the equipment and make sure its working well before putting it into our inventory, said Scott McMullin, one of the founders of MELP.

MELP transforms medical access in San Mateo County

Jessica Li, Staff Writer February 2, 2024

The Medical Equipment Loan Program (MELP) stands as a beacon of medical equity, improving lives throughout San Mateo County. MELP operates under the umbrella of AbleCloset and is entirely staffed by...

Technology is playing a bigger role in students’ education due to the new and innovative EdTech platforms.

Education downloads a system update

Jessica Li and Linda Reeder January 25, 2024

Ninety-nine percent — a surge that reshaped education. In the confinement of 2020, traditional schooling found itself boxed in while EdTech emerged as the leading industry.  According to Exploding...

The San Carlos Childrens Theater Performance Troupe strikes a final pose following their singing and choreography performance.

San Carlos illuminates the holidays with annual Night of Holiday Lights

Jessica Li, Staff Writer December 5, 2023

The holiday spirit came alive in San Carlos as the city celebrated its 13th annual Night of Holiday Lights on Dec. 1. Organized by the San Carlos Parks and Recreation Department in collaboration with...

Tierra Linda Middle School Music Director and the vocal director, Tabitha Tetreault, plays the piano as students rehearse songs for the musical.

[Photo] Carlmont students dive into ‘The Little Mermaid’ musical

Quincy Leong, Staff Writer November 10, 2023

Tierra Linda Middle School Music Director and the vocal director, Tabitha Tetreault, plays the piano as students rehearse songs for the musical.

Sam Dechaine donates food at the Barrett Community Center location. “Donating is such an excellent way to give back to the community,” Dechaine said.

VOICES and Samaritan House unite to organize holiday food drive

Jessica Li, Staff Writer November 9, 2023

The Volunteers, Outreach, Involvement, Community Events, and Services (VOICES) team and Samaritan House have partnered up to organize their holiday food drive from Nov. 1 through Dec. 1.  The VOICES...

The cast of A Midsummer Nights Dream rehearse during full cast rehearsal. The actors here play fairies, who serve the fairy queen.

[Photo] Fall play takes the big stage for the first time in four years

Linda Reeder, Staff Writer October 25, 2023

The cast of A Midsummer Night's Dream rehearse during full cast rehearsal. The actors here play fairies, who serve the fairy queen.

Students gather in the Belmont Library after school, occupying most of the seats. When I study at the library, there are often large groups of kids playing video games on the computers or talking loudly, said Lyra Cunningham, a Carlmont sophomore.

After-school student crowds disrupt Belmont Library

Jessica Li, Staff Writer October 18, 2023

High school and middle school students frequently gather at the Belmont Library after school, resulting in disruptions to the library environment. The Belmont Library has become a popular spot for students...

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