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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

Karla Lee

Karla Lee, Staff Writer

Karla Lee is a junior at Carlmont High School, and this is her second year in the journalism program. She enjoys learning about students' perspectives on topics related to the Bay Area. She has a passion for business and art. To check out her portfolio, click here.

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Paper allows students to access tutoring online 24/7 for anything from feedback on essays to help with math problems. “I really like how they are really fast, and it’s really easy to upload everything. Everything is very straightforward,” Haley Chen, a senior at Carlmont, said.

Paper’s tutors provide students with inconsistent support

October 23, 2021

The tutoring website Paper has recently risen in popularity among students at Carlmont after frequent referrals by Carlmont staff members.  However, there have been inconsistencies in the quality of tutoring...

Students change in the locker room to get ready for their PE class. “This is a safe place to grow comfortable with changing your clothes in a public space because when you go to college, you are going to have to live with roommates,” Ame Secrist said.

Discomfort invades the locker rooms

October 2, 2021

Changing in a locker room can be a major stressor and discomfort-inducing experience for many students due to a sheer lack of privacy surrounding the locker room environment. When students start out...

Carlmont students walk to their next class during passing period after the entire student body returned to school in August for the new school year.

Return to school stirs up mixed emotion among students

September 10, 2021

The transition to in-person learning after well over a year of online learning has been an abrupt and difficult transition for many Carlmont students and staff. “Just all of a sudden, you have to...

During the pandemic, custodians, like Irwin Dillon and Gary Hogan, don’t clean the classrooms unless requested, so they are usually outside, cleaning the grounds and doing their projects. “We’ve been able to do some maintenance and projects that we wouldn’t normally be able to accomplish,” Steunenberg said.

Custodians’ work goes unnoticed

January 26, 2021

The job of custodians is always behind the scenes: the morning crew is outside during classes, and the insides are cleaned after hours by the night crew. Some students and teachers don’t have the...

Custodians, like Irwin Dillon and Gary Hogan, don’t clean the classrooms unless requested, so they are usually outside, cleaning the grounds and doing their projects. “We’ve been able to do some maintenance and projects that we wouldn’t normally be able to accomplish,” Steunenberg said.

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January 26, 2021

Custodians, like Irwin Dillon and Gary Hogan, don’t clean the classrooms unless requested, so they are usually outside, cleaning the grounds and doing their projects. “We’ve been able to do some...

Yoga helps students relax and destress after a long week of school. “The club meetings are so fun, and I really enjoy them. I have such a passion for the club,” Becker said.

Yoga benefits mental health

December 7, 2020

As schools continue, clubs are resuming through the use of Zoom due to the pandemic. One of the clubs that has resumed with their lessons is the Yoga Club.  In 2017, a Carlmont sophomore, Iman Sarsour,...

Although distance learning has made it hard to learn dance, it doesn’t stop the dancers from learning. “I feel like I’m constantly learning, no matter what it is, and this year I have learned a lot of new things as well,” said sophomore Alice Finkelstein.

Dancers leap through challenges

November 15, 2020

Dance classes are adapting their lessons to distance learning, similar to physical education (PE) and weight training classes.  Because teachers have a hard time teaching dance through Zoom, they use...

As test dates are nearing, students are beginning to study and taking as much practice tests as possible.

SAT and ACT cancellation influences high school students’ future

October 26, 2020

SATs and ACTs are not taking place in many places and were canceled multiple times at Carlmont High School due to the pandemic. The Carlmont administrators sent out an announcement on Aug. 20 about...

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