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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

Kathryn Stratz

Kathryn Stratz, Staff Writer

Kathryn is a senior during the 2018 to 2019 school year and is the Highlander Managing Editor and a Scot Scoop writer. She is the last first place holder of the 2017 Diversity Series Pacemaker. She loves participating in Carlmont's cheer program, cheeseburgers, and country music.

Twitter: @kastratz

All content by Kathryn Stratz
The Carlmont varsity baseball seniors enjoy a moment together before their last league home game.

Varsity baseball takes a win against Terra Nova for the seniors

May 13, 2019

On Wednesday, May 8 the Carlmont varsity baseball team defeated the Terra Nova Tigers, also celebrating the Scots' 11 seniors. The season has seen the Scots bring in 9 league wins and four league losses,...

Jake Robinson, a senior and right fielder, runs to third base.

Varsity baseball dominates King’s Academy

March 11, 2019

Carlmont's varsity baseball's official season continued on Friday, March 9, in a winning game versus King's Academy. Jasper Loo, a junior and center fielder, said, "I think the beginning of the season...

David Bedrosian, a senior and point forward, takes the ball down the court.

Scots head straight for PALs after sweeping Dons

February 7, 2019

Going into Wednesday night’s game, the Carlmont boys varsity basketball team had one thing on their mind: PAL playoffs. A clean win against the Aragon Dons would need to be in store to keep the...

Ashley Trierweiler, a senior, goes for a 3-point shot.

Girls basketball destroys the court and the Bearcats

January 18, 2019

Girls varsity basketball took down the San Mateo Bearcats on Wednesday night, bringing in their fifth home win this season with a score of 72-21. Within the first possession and 30 seconds of the game,...

The closest Joe & The Juice to Carlmont is currently located on University Ave. in Palo Alto, but one is coming soon to Redwood City.

Joe & The Juice creates an urban vibe

November 27, 2018

Okay, so you need some coffee and study time, but you're tired of Philz and Mints and Honey. Where to? Joe & The Juice, that's where. You walk in and your ears are filled with a trendy beat and...

Dunkin Donuts serves coffee, doughnuts, and breakfast options.

Dunkin’ Donuts’s coffee makes up for the doughnuts

October 30, 2018

Iced lattes, macchiatos, and freezes have been seen around Carlmont, but not from the usual places, they're from Dunkin' Donuts. This doughnut and coffee destination put a location at 240 El Camino Real...

A Star Is Born captures the connection between an unlikely pair of music lovers, Jack and Ally, played by Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga.

‘A Star Is Born’ exposes the unsettling truth about love and addiction

October 8, 2018

A burned out folk-country singer walks into a bar after his show. He watches a girl perform, loves her voice, loves her individuality. He has to meet her. A huge star has discovered a nobody with raw...

My personal favorites from the menu include the house chai latte and paleo bowl.

Coffeebar’s experience and menu serve Bay Area consumers perfectly

September 24, 2018

It's a Sunday afternoon, and you have a ton of homework to do. Barking dogs, clattering dishes, and cheering football fans on the TV steal your attention — you just can't concentrate. Where do you go? Coffeebar. Coffeebar is...

Plow is located at 1299 18th St in San Francisco and is open weekdays 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on weekends.

Plow delivers breakfast like no other

September 10, 2018

Many Bay Area teens are in search of the perfect hipster breakfast place, as IHOP generally doesn't make the cut. Plow is the perfect brunch place in San Francisco for all. They are focused on supporting...

Crazy Rich Asians, based on the Kevin Kwan book, hit theaters on Aug. 15.

‘Crazy Rich Asians’ kills box office expectations

August 28, 2018

'Crazy Rich Asians' is killing it. The Warner Bros. film hit the theaters on Aug. 15, and, according to Box Office, has made almost $77 billion in the past 13 days, topping the charts for two weeks...

Texas Christian University (TCU) is one of the Texas schools I visited this week. Visiting the school gave me a much better outlook on the aspects of the school I like.

Colleges are more than what they seem online

May 24, 2018

Many high school juniors and seniors are researching and choosing colleges to map out their futures. This process is very in-depth and requires a lot of time and energy in order to achieve the "perfect"...

My brother, Kenny Stratz, and me in 2007.

Siblings are not overrated

April 28, 2018

"Ugh, my brother is so annoying! I wish that I was an only child!" No, you don't. "You're an only child? Must be so nice!" No, not really. The common perception of being an only child is that...

Carlmonts 2016 prom took place at the San Francisco Gallaria and will also be the location for 2019. This year prom will take place on April 27 at the San Francisco City Hall.

The intent of prom is lost amid excessive norms

April 6, 2018

Prom: the highlight of every typical high schooler's experience as a teenager — a night to remember forever, right? Well, our wallets will remember prom, that's for sure. Prom these days has become...

Carlmont held its very own protest on March 14, 2018 in support of the 17 victims of the shooting at Marjory Stonemason Douglas High School.

Protesting leads to change when positive

March 21, 2018

Protesting. Demonstrating, marching, rallying. The "act of objecting or a gesture of disapproval," according to the Merriam-Webster dictionary. The goal of protesting is to change our country...

Now, when Im a passenger, I have a lack of trust for all drivers. This is because Im a driver and know that other people have the same habits as me and because there are also drivers like my parents, which tends to worry me more, Jake Robinson, a junior, said.

Riding in the passenger’s seat elicits self-reflection

March 7, 2018

I can't drive with my mom anymore. And I don't mean that I can't stand her critiques like driving too fast even though I'm five under the speed limit, I mean I can't be in the passenger seat when she drives. How...

According to the Carlmont High School website, Carlmont students are allowed no more than 18 absences per semester in order to receive credit.

Staying home sick is not worth the stress

February 17, 2018

On Monday morning, I woke up with a sore throat, cough, and fever. My first thought was "I can't miss school!" I know. A girl with a fever contemplating going to school. But for high schoolers today,...

Larry Nassar getting sentenced to 40 to 175 years in prison by Judge Rosemarie Aquilina.

Justice goes beyond 175 years

January 31, 2018

175. That's how many years Larry Nassar could be in prison. It's justice served.  The 150-plus women and girls who he made sexual assault victims have received justice. Right? Wrong. It's...

According to a statistic on the Huffington Post, a full 40 percent of Americans make New Years resolutions.

New year, same you

January 17, 2018

As 2017 came to a close, the New Year's resolutions began. Lists pinned on walls, taped on doors, written on bathroom mirrors; the attainment of a new lifestyle that today's society pushes on people begins. It's...

Ryan Huskey, a junior, reads to toddlers as a part of his job as a Childcare Associate at the Bay Club in Redwood Shores. I love my job because it better prepares me to become a parent in the future, said Huskey.

Teens need to get jobs

November 30, 2017

It's a Friday afternoon, and you're about to leave for the mall with your friends. You turn to your parents for your usual 20 dollars -- but wait, you've just received your paycheck; you've got it covered. Teens...

A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving is a television special meant for children, but it contains lessons about giving thanks that all Americans can benefit from.

Thanksgiving should hold a greater significance this year above others

November 9, 2017

Thanksgiving is often overlooked as a pre-Christmas, no-present holiday, especially by the younger generations. This year, recent events have precipitated the need, now more than ever, to focus on unity...

People start receiving vaccinations at roughly 12 hours of age, and continue to receive them throughout their lives.

Vaccinations are not one-size-fits-all

October 25, 2017

Vaccines are a norm for today's society. Those who are not vaccinated are often stereotyped as uber-spiritual or hippie-like. This is not always the case. The choice to not vaccinate or partially...

Eating any kind of meal with family helps one to decompress after a long day. The what, where, and when are not important, as long as it happens.

Family meals positively affect teens

October 11, 2017

When was the last time you sat down with your family and ate dinner with them? If it's been a while, consider the benefits. Dinner time is an opportunity to take a breath and forget about whatever...

Ivanka Trump addresses the crowd at the 2016 Republican National Convention, where she delivered more liberal ideas which rounded out the more conservative ones of her father, Donald Trump.

Ivanka Trump is not her father

September 13, 2017

Ivanka Trump is a mother of three, wife, business owner, University of Pennsylvania graduate, and charity worker. She has authored multiple books, worked for her father, President Donald Trump, as the Executive...

Students walk to class after lunch. Most students walk in groups as to not look uncool.

The notion of popularity lives on

August 30, 2017

“To be regarded with favor, approval, or affection by people in general,” is the definition of popularity, according to Dictionary.com. Approval in general is what most people are in search of,...

Best of May

Best of May

June 5, 2017

1 Girls track dominates PAL championships 1 1 Celebration...

The 2016 Celebration Assembly included skits influenced by common bedtime stories. Class of 2016 graduate, Timmy Miller, started off the assembly on a pretend bed.

Assembly celebrates campus community

May 7, 2017

As the end of the school year approaches, many students look forward to the Celebration Assembly. ASB is working hard with the assembly participants to create the pre-finals excitement that students...

Best of April

Best of April

May 5, 2017

1 Spring play reminds viewers to appreciate the little joys of life 1 Deep Blue Robotics dives into competition 1 Belmont...

Best of March

Best of March

April 18, 2017

Protesters, anti-protesters, and anarchists collide at ‘March 4 Trump’ rally       Poor reporting leads to false label of Carlmont 1       Donating...

Justin Wang, a junior and the finance commission supervisor, helps fellow junior Alec Tung buy his prom ticket.

Finance meeting budgets ASB commissions

April 17, 2017

The financing of Carlmont ASB is often kept behind the scenes, but it has a huge importance in many school events. On April 19, ASB finance commission will be holding their annual budget meeting for...

Mini-Madness tournament enhances March Madness spirit

Mini-Madness tournament enhances March Madness spirit

March 20, 2017

March is associated with St. Patrick's Day parties and the color green. However, for many, March means basketball. This is because the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) basketball tournament,...

Sophomore Sophia Mercado exercises her voting rights during lunch on Feb. 24.

Students elect new ASB officers

February 27, 2017

Carlmont’s halls were filled with campaign posters and encouraging signs that read, “vote for me,” during the weeks before Feb. 24. However, campaign season has officially come to an end. The...

ASB promotes the testing book drive around campus.

Testing book drive provides financial aid

February 6, 2017

High school students are often encouraged to take great measures in preparing for standardized tests, such as the SAT, ACT, and AP exams. Unfortunately, the costs add up. Say a senior is taking...

Even today, interracial relationships are still met with obstacles that people faced in the past.

Interracial relationships still face scrutiny

January 31, 2017

Laws prohibiting interracial relationships are history, and although interracial relationships have come a long way, many continue to face barriers. Though people today are less restricted as a result...

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