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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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Katerina Gaines

Katerina Gaines, Staff Writer

Katerina Gaines is a sophomore in Media Arts. She has always loved writing and talking about current events. She likes journalism because she thinks that it's very important to know what is going on in the world, and she believes that journalism is a creative way to keep people engaged internationally and in their community.

Twitter: @katerin10185191


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The Calpine Russel City Energy Center in San Leandro is a natural gas-fired power station.

Individual action can reduce greenhouse gas emissions 

Katerina Gaines, Staff Writer April 28, 2020

There's an excess of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere; many scientists refer to it as the slow destruction of the natural world. This is climate change.  The Causes Carbon dioxide has been pumped...

Lizbeth Ibarra, a youth climate activist, expresses her frustration with policymakers: We wont stop until they divest, because we know how powerful our voices are. I want policymakers to stop passing policies that prevent us from having a livable and sustainable future.

The world celebrates its first digital Earth Day

Katerina Gaines, Staff Writer April 21, 2020

April 22, 2020, the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, was supposed to be the largest gathering of protestors chanting for climate justice in history.  But due to the COVID-19 induced shelter-in-place,...

Sutter Health RN, Kit Ho, expresses frustration at the current response to the COVID-19 pandemic. “Americans do not understand the severity of this pandemic and a lot of them still feel like they are invincible.  People lash out on certain ethnicity groups and blame them for this global crisis.  This virus couldve started anywhere in the world and still end up to todays result.  We need to work together instead of blaming each other.  With all the technologies we have today, we could do better in preventing worsening of this global crisis.” Ho said.

Minorities are more at risk from COVID-19

Katerina Gaines, Staff Writer March 24, 2020

In a short period, COVID-19 has shifted from an epidemic to a pandemic. With the spread of this virus, many are experiencing federal and local government restrictions on activities due to health precautions...

Despite the Paris Agreement looking to move towards renewable energy sources for the future, fossil fuels continue to dominate the energy industry around the world, including in America. “The ruling party of our country is so deeply connected to the fossil fuel industry and to a mentality of exploitation and greed.“ Norr said.

Governments vs. climate change

Katerina Gaines, Staff Writer March 3, 2020

Governments worldwide are facing a problem that no other generation of political leaders has had to face: climate change. Unprecedented warming temperatures, flooding, hurricanes, and wildfires are...

2020 is the Year of the Rat, for people born in the years of the rat, 2020 is said to bring good fortune in wealth and career.

Lumilantern Festival introduces Chinese culture

Katerina Gaines, Staff Writer February 4, 2020

An archway adorned with two gleaming dragons welcomes you to the festival. Once you pass through, you find yourself in front of a glowing safari of animals displaying anything from pandas to dinosaurs...

The Belmont Farmers Market will open again in June.

Belmont Farmers Market harvests a multitude of communal benefits

Katerina Gaines, Staff Writer January 15, 2020

The Belmont Farmers Market continued to provide produce, affordable prices, and entertainment to visitors this past weekend.  Since it's creation in 2019, the Belmont Farmers Market has continued to...

Members of the club Democracy for America listen as Dave Pine answers questions after his speech.

San Mateo County responds to climate crisis

Katerina Gaines, Staff Writer November 12, 2019

Concerned members of the San Mateo County Democracy for America (SMCDFA) met with Dave Pine, a member of the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors, to hear how the county plans to slow the effects of climate...

Mike Valladeo carves a pumpkin at the annual Half Moon Bay Pumpkin Festival.

Half Moon Bay Pumpkin Festival gives visitors a day to remember

Katerina Gaines, Staff Writer October 23, 2019

The Half Moon Bay Pumpkin Festival welcomed both new and returning families to its fun atmosphere filled with expert pumpkin carvers, live music, and small business pop-up shops.   On Oct. 20, Half...

Mira Wakefield (left) participates in an ice breaker activity to get to know her peers.

Youth Advisory Committee makes plans to improve Belmont’s community

Katerina Gaines, Staff Writer October 2, 2019

The Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) spent its first meeting of the year planning the events it will host this coming school year for the enhancement of the Belmont community. On Sept. 26, committee...

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