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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

Kat Tsvirkunova

Kat Tsvirkunova, Social Media Managing Editor

Kat Tsvirkunova is currently a senior at Carlmont High School and this is her third year in journalism. She is the social media managing editor for Scot Scoop. In her free time, she enjoys kickboxing, listening to music, and spending time at the beach.

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Plants can fall victim to a host of plant diseases from poor treatment. To keep plants healthy and alive, it is essential to provide them with proper care and identify and treat diseases if they arise.

The root of the problem

November 8, 2021

When that first foliage turns brown on your potted plant or when the leaves on your succulent start molding, you realize there is a problem. Having a plant die on your hands always hurts. While it may...

Feminist activists and activists against child marriage often use child-sized heels and flower petals as symbols for child brides. This is a recreation of some symbolic pieces they have created.

Becoming a child bride

October 26, 2020

Content Warning: This article discusses child abuse and violence, topics that some readers may find triggering. Zahra Mansour* was being closely observed by her mother, father, and Hasan Taleb*, her...

Orange Sky

October 5, 2020

Bay Area residents awoke to a thick layer of wildfire smoke blanketing their cities on the morning of Wednesday, Sept. 9.  The ominous orange haze resembled an apocalyptic landscape, or perhaps the...

In the same decade, the Irish and the Indigenous people of America lost a large portion of their populations. In the last week they found unity over their common experiences and raised over $2.5 million for coronavirus relief.

Returning the kindness: Irish raise millions for Navajo coronavirus relief

May 10, 2020

At the beginning of the 1830s, nearly 125,000 Native Americans lived on the thousands of miles of land in Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama, North Carolina, and Florida. Working on behalf of the white settlers...

Ouroboros Farms, the aquaponics farm located in Half Moon Bay, California. Fish tanks circulate 9,000 gallons of water out through neighboring raft beds, holding frames with sprouting greens whose roots are suspended in water, and through “medium beds,” which use clay pebbles to filter and disperse water for the produce.

Aquaponics: An urge to rethink

April 6, 2020

A YouTube video. That’s all it took for Ken Armstrong to start up his chain of aquaponics farms. Inspired by the transformation of food production described in an interview with Will Allen, a MacArthur...

Plants rest on foam rafts floating in channels of nutrient-rich water in a deep-water culture system.

Types of aquaponic systems

April 6, 2020

Within the aquaponics system, there are three main growing techniques used to grow crops: deep water culture, nutrient film, and media-based. Deep water culture, or raft-based growing, uses foam rafts...

Koi, which are used on Ouroboros Farms, are sought out for their durability, as they can withstand year-round temperatures and are highly resistant to common parasites.

Go fish

April 6, 2020

The main difference between hydroponics and aquaponics is the use of fish. Since fish are the ones feeding the plants in aquaponic culture, it is important to assess which breeds tolerate the water conditions....

 Tomatoes are one of the easiest and most popular plants to grow in an aquaponics system.

Plants that thrive

April 6, 2020

Aquaponics offers the opportunity to grow far more plants and help feed the world. It provides the means for crop yields to be greatly increased and the environment better controlled. An aquaponic system...

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Nathaniel Woods: How a modern execution impacts the future of the American prison system

March 5, 2020

The case of Nathaniel Woods Nathaniel Woods is a 42-year-old African-American man from Alabama. In 2004, police officers broke down his door and tackled him in his kitchen on domestic assault charges....

Artisans who vended at the festival got the opportunity to sell their wares and to bond with the community.

Architects and designers showcase handicraft and talent

November 18, 2019

With mass-production businesses booming on the market these days, local artisans often struggle to find ways to showcase their talent. The Excavating Treasures festival created a stage for small businesses...

A student crosses the finish line for the Color Run.

Tierra Linda-Mariposa students and families raise money at the Color Run

October 26, 2019

While Carlmont high schoolers were sleeping in on a Sunday morning, Tierra Linda (TL) and Mariposa middle schoolers were up and ready to run a 5K. From 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 20, students...

Spirit, love, and joy emanated from the performances.

[Photo] Duniya Dance and Drum Company celebrates African culture

October 6, 2019

Spirit, love, and joy emanated from the performances.

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