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

Kate Ridgway

Kate Ridgway, Staff Writer

Kate is a sophomore and this is her first year in journalism. When she is not writing, she likes to play piano, sing, dance, participate in musicals, and more. She loves talking with her parents about things going on in the community and around the world.

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TikTok has grown in popularity in recent years and has become lots of teens go-to app.

Spying threat from TikTok prompts California bills

Kate Ridgway, Staff Writer March 12, 2023

TikTok is facing more controversy with the recent introduction of new California state bills to ban the popular app on government-issued devices.   “Legislators are concerned about TikTok because...

Due to the Adderall shortage that started in October 2022, many people have been unable to get their prescriptions refilled. This included children, high schoolers, teachers, and other people who all had a harder time going to school, work, and just doing their normal activities without their medication.

It’s not so easy to add Adderall

Kate Ridgway, Staff Writer January 31, 2023

You wake up in the morning and get ready for school just like everyone else. But, unlike some, you have ADHD and take a pill every morning to regulate your behavior.  You grab your bottle and sit...

Alyssa Houk, executive director at Jasper Ridge Farm, loves all the animals and directly sees the impact the animals have on the clients. “There might be a special needs child that doesnt want to get on the horse, but then they get on and theyre so excited and so proud of themselves. Or you hear about a teenager with mental health issues who barely ever speaks, and then theyre smiling and chatting with us about something with the animal,” Houk said.

Jasper Ridge Farm harnesses the healing power of animals

Kate Ridgway, Staff Writer January 23, 2023

As the sun shines brightly overhead, she puts her boots in the stirrups, grabbing the reins with her right hand, almost like holding an ice cream cone. The wind hits her face as her hair flies behind her....

Marley, a labradoodle, is considered a grooming dog because of his long, curly doodle fur. Grooming a doodle takes a lot of patience, from endlessly waiting for an open appointment to waiting for several hours-long grooming sessions finish. If you don’t plan two months in advance and schedule an appointment with a dog groomer, get ready to roll up your sleeves and groom that dog yourself, said Marley’s owner, Mirela Cukovic.

Overbookings put pet services on ‘paws’

Milena Hanson and Kate Ridgway December 24, 2022

Stumbling home from a long day, pet owners can always look forward to reuniting their furry friends, who wait eagerly by the door. According to the Insurance Information Institute, 70% of American households...

Supported by the work of thousands of volunteers annually, Samaritan House provides assistance and resources for people in need in the community.

Samaritan House offers comfort during cold months

Milena Hanson and Kate Ridgway November 7, 2022

As the sky turns a cloudy grey and the temperature rapidly drops, one thing’s for certain: the winter season is coming. But while some set their tables for a Thanksgiving feast and hang up winter lights,...

When Senate Bill 893 goes into effect, students at College of San Mateo (CSM) will have fewer expenses.

Senate Bill 893 makes community college free for San Mateo County residents

Milena Hanson and Kate Ridgway October 14, 2022

Gov. Gavin Newsom signed Senate Bill (SB) 893, making community college free for most San Mateo County residents. The bill was passed on Sept. 30, 2022, and is set to take effect in spring 2023 with...

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