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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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Josie Wescott

Josie Wescott, Staff Writer

Josie Wescott is a sophomore at Carlmont High School. She plays lacrosse for the school and enjoys going on hikes with her friends.

Twitter: @JosieWescott

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Gov. Gavin Newsom describes Californias plan to re-open the economy.

Post-Quarantine: When will this be over?

May 25, 2020

The world’s recovery process after this pandemic will take a while to return to normal, but how long will that be?  Governor Gavin Newsom has made several public announcements to kickstart California's...

Carlmont may be prepared for students coming back to school, but not for the soon-to-be social divide.

Post-Quarantine: Back to school

May 16, 2020

Though we may not go back to school right away, we are bound to go back at some point. However, our regular school routine may prove to be drastically different. Think back to the beginning of this...

It has become common on social media to post pictures of experiences or food.

Post-Quarantine: Effects on social media

May 15, 2020

Everyone is looking forward to the end of the stay at home order and a cure for the global pandemic. However, what will it be like when things ultimately return to normal? Throughout this shelter in...

Working out at home is a great way to expel energy.

The Boredom Blog: Physical activity

May 1, 2020

Online connection and individual entertainment are excellent ways to pass some time, though it is also essential and healthy to be active, even when you're stuck at home. Physical activities such as hiking,...

Doing art and drawing is a creative and calming way to pass time.

The Boredom Blog: What I do with my time

April 24, 2020

I'm sure I'm not the only one who is incredibly bored in this seemingly never-ending shelter-in-place. However, I have some things that keep me busy. For one, school keeps me decently occupied, but...

Social media and other online communication services allow for long-distance connection.

The Boredom Blog: Online entertainment

April 17, 2020

Though this current shelter in place may be filled with work and school, the uninterrupted time at home may leave one with quite a bit of free time. Because most people quarantine with their family, it...

Greta Thunberg fights for the worsening climate, despite older opposition.

Mass opinion matters: The world is ending, but we can save it

April 10, 2020

Some say that ignorance is bliss — and in some cases, that may be true. However, when it comes to the fate of the planet, brushing it off is not the right way to handle it. While some choose to ignore...

This map depicts the number of COVID-19 cases throughout the world. The darker the color, the more cases the country has.

Mass Opinion Matters: Teenagers versus quarantine

March 28, 2020

The world has been struck by yet another natural disaster: COVID-19. This time, people seem more worried about the pandemic than the fires in California. Even still, some people choose to ignore this...

A 2017 wildfire approaches a house in Northern California.

Mass Opinion Matters: The world is ending (sort of)

March 21, 2020

Fires are burning down the Amazon rainforests and ravaging the Australian outback, glaciers are melting, and the sea level is rising. It feels as if the world is ending. When I was 12, Hurricane Harvey...

Rachel Amir Chatman, a senior, gives a presentation to future class officers and candidates.

Carlmont election season sparks friendly competition

February 28, 2020

With the end of the school year drawing near, plans for next year’s student leadership kick into high gear. Carlmont’s Associated Student Body (ASB) plans assemblies and events, decorates the school...

Growing up allows children to develop attachments that may remain with them well into adulthood.

A blanket understanding of attachment

February 5, 2020

A college graduate stands in front of her first car. With tears running down her face, she realizes it is time to part ways with her beloved vehicle. She has been through so much since she first bought...

Seniors KaiFu Wei, Greta Foehr, Jackson Cook, and freshman Noe Foehr engage in a conversation.

Reach Out Hangout unifies Carlmont

February 1, 2020

High school is a crucial part of a student’s education, but it is also a pivotal social opportunity to connect with peers and get involved in school activities.  At Carlmont, the Reach Out Commission...

Kiana George and David Su celebrate after winning a spikeball match.

Spikeball enhances Carlmont culture and student unity

November 16, 2019

Members of Associated Student Body (ASB) strive to make Carlmont a better place through the spirit and service they bring to the student body, and they have fun doing it. ASB is a close-knit family and...

Lise Teyssier, a sophomore, runs with the ball as her teammate Carolyn Schnitz follows.

[Photo] Powderpuff wraps up Carlmont homecoming week

October 26, 2019

Lise Teyssier, a sophomore, runs with the ball as her teammate Carolyn Schnitz follows.

Three freshmen from the freshman leadership class speak in front of an audience.

An introduction to the freshman experience

October 4, 2019

The freshman meeting in the ASB room discussed potential plans for this year's homecoming float. Every year, each grade designs and constructs a float to display during halftime at the homecoming football...

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