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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

Katie Barton

Katie Barton, Staff Writer

Katie Barton is a sophomore and this is her first year in journalism. She writes reviews of musicals and that are scheduled to come to the Bay Area in the 2021-2022 season or anything musical related. She loves musical theater and learning about new Broadway shows.

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Bair Island Wetlands in Redwood city is one of the largest and most important wetland restoration projects in California.

The Bay Area Wetlands is a treasure worth protecting

Katie Barton, Staff Writer May 26, 2021

Many are now aware of the climate crisis grasping our world; however, many don't realize the impact that it is having on our own Bay Area. Much of the standard information about climate change is on...

The long lost princess Anastasia (Christy Altomare) makes her grand re-entrance into royal life on the Broadway stage.

‘Anastasia The Musical’ brings a classic princess story to life

Katie Barton, Staff Writer March 26, 2021

For many children, princess movies like "Beauty and The Beast" and "The Little Mermaid" were the best kind of entertainment. Joyful songs, beautiful dresses, and magical kingdoms in faraway lands never...

Christine (Sierra Boggess) is led beneath the opera house, to the lair of the dreaded Phantom of the Opera (Ramin Karimloo).

Four broadway shows to keep you busy at home

Katie Barton, Staff Writer March 8, 2021

It has been almost a year since the lights of Broadway dimmed, and many of us are missing live theater. Luckily, many Broadway shows have been professionally recorded over the years and are now available...

Gretchen (Ashley Park), Regina (Taylor Louderman), and Karen (Kate Rockwell) take Cady (Erika Henningsen) to the mall while Janis (Barrett Wilbert Weed) warns her of the dangers of the plastics.

‘Mean Girls the Musical’ set to hit the San Francisco stage this summer

Katie Barton, Staff Writer February 2, 2021

The 2004 teen movie classic “Mean Girls” is an iconic staple for middle school sleepovers, complete with witty one-liners, exciting characters, and an engaging plot. Over 26 years after its release,...

The students of James Madison High School celebrate the newly accepting prom of their dreams.

‘The Prom’ is fun and joyous with a meaningful message

Katie Barton, Staff Writer January 4, 2021

Over the past few years, there have been a handful of Broadway musicals adapted for the screen, many of them mediocre. Every so often comes gems like "Mamma Mia" (2008), "Hairspray" (2007), and "Chicago"...

Hermes (André de Shields), Persephone (Amber Grey), and the Fates (Jewelle Blackman, Yvette Gonzales-Nacer, and Kay Trinidad) joyfully celebrate the long awaited return of summer.

‘Hadestown’ is a breathtaking journey to the underworld

Katie Barton, Staff Writer November 17, 2020

The Broadway musical "Hadestown" is an unconventional adaptation of an old story, adding folk and jazz music to an ancient Greek myth. "Hadestown" was one of Broadway's hottest tickets before it closed,...

The Newfoundlanders passionately sing the opening number, Welcome to the Rock.

‘Come From Away’ is a heartfelt celebration of kindness

Katie Barton, Staff Writer October 29, 2020

Despite happening nineteen years ago, the amazing story of kindness in the face of fear and uncertainty following the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks could not be more relevant today.  "Come From Away," a musical...

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