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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.

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Khalid Kishawi

Khalid Kishawi, Staff Writer

Khalid Kishawi is a staff writer for Scot Scoop. He covers underrepresented and marginalized communities through personal features. He enjoys learning languages, baking, and studying history and anthropology.


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Shireen Abu Akleh, a Palestinian journalist, was shot and killed by an Israeli soldier.

Revered Palestinian Journalist Assassinated by Israeli Forces

Khalid Kishawi, Staff Writer May 27, 2022

On the evening of Wednesday, May 11, Shireen Abu Akleh, a Palestinian-American woman, was shot and killed by an Israeli soldier. In their press statements, the Israeli government frequently justifies...

A mob of fervent Trump supporters storm the Captiol Building in an attempt to hinder the election of Joe Biden.

Youth of color demand better from white allies in 2021

Khalid Kishawi, Staff Writer October 4, 2021

Content Warning: this article discusses assaults against minorities and includes photos of race riots. On the afternoon of Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, millions of people worldwide turned on the news and...

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Journey to healing: Stories of a residential school survivor

Khalid Kishawi, Staff Writer September 27, 2021

“Good morning, my name is Deborah, and I’m a genocidal prison survivor,” begins Deborah Hayward, a Native American elder.  The words “genocidal prison” are often associated with a concentration...

San Mateo County is impacted by redlining throughout the various cities.

Redlining: How racism built San Mateo County

Khalid Kishawi, Staff Writer December 23, 2020

The American Dream. It is the idea that anyone, regardless of their race, gender, background, or beliefs, can be successful and safe in the United States. This concept is a quintessential idea in...

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

Khalid Kishawi and Katherine Tsvirkunova 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...

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

Khalid Kishawi and Katherine Tsvirkunova 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...

In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, teens are being kicked out of their houses. Parents need to examine the risks of their child being homeless before making the brash decision to send them out onto the streets.

Opinion: Dear parents, stop kicking your kids out

Khalid Kishawi, Staff Writer April 23, 2020

Last month, Gavin Newsom issued a statewide lockdown to take action against the spread of COVID-19. Many students viewed this as a fun opportunity to stay at home from school, go out and party with friends,...

This anti-smoking ad equates smoking to suicide. Extreme tactics and false comparisons like this, used by DARE and smaller anti-drug organizations have isolated youth, often sending them down a path of nicotine and drug use.

Opinion: The DARE program has failed Gen Z

Khalid Kishawi, Staff Writer March 27, 2020

I vividly remember sitting in the Tierra Linda Middle School gymnasium, crammed between 500 students. I was in eighth grade, and I knew exactly who the presenters were and what they would say over the...

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

Khalid Kishawi and Katherine Tsvirkunova 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....

Honey Mahogany marches on the front lines of San Francisco’s 2020 Women’s March. “Honey continues to organize and fight for the most vulnerable communities in San Francisco every day as a legislative aide in the District 6 Office, and hopes to be able to continue her service on the SF DCCC [Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee] as an elected member,” Mahogany said on her website.

Drag queen’s campaign for local office inspires Carlmont youth

Khalid Kishawi, Staff Writer March 2, 2020

On Jan. 23, 2020, RuPaul Charles announced the 13 new drag queens who would compete for the title of “America’s first drag president” on his Emmy Award-winning reality show “Rupaul’s Drag Race.”...

Women show their support for Title IX and survivors of sexual assault  at the 2020 Womens March in San Francisco.

Local lawyers take US secretary of education head-on in two year lawsuit

Khalid Kishawi, Staff Writer February 8, 2020

In 1972, the Nixon administration introduced Title IX, whose purpose was to prevent sexual harassment and assault in schools. For decades, schools seemed to be getting safer. But now, protections that...

Matab Abdaljalil faces a mural in Oakland. Her headscarf and long dress in front of the marijuana reference represent the cultural mixing and differences she experienced when she first moved to the Bay Area in 2015.

From havoc to healing: The story of a young refugee

Khalid Kishawi, Staff Writer January 22, 2020

Life is hard enough as a high school student. Everything seems like a competition, from trying to get the best grades to facing the pressure from universities to show your talent. However, for millions...

Anti-war protesters join hundreds of others in the streets of San Francisco.  After an emergency call to action by Bay Area activists, over 300 people showed their solidarity with the Iranian people.

Iranians deal with the effects of Trump’s actions

Khalid Kishawi, Staff Writer January 15, 2020

When Farhad Farnia hears his country’s name in news headlines, it never has to do with its 24 UNESCO World Heritage sites, over 4000 years of rich history, or its diverse cuisine.  Farhad Farnia...

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Alcatraz Sunrise Ceremony commemorates history and celebrates the future

Khalid Kishawi, Staff Writer November 30, 2019

While most of the Bay Area was fast asleep, looking forward to the turkey feast they would indulge in, a quarter-mile-long line stretched past Pier 33 to buy tickets for a ferry ride out to the middle...

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Activists commemorate historic blockade of militarized weapons

Khalid Kishawi, Staff Writer October 30, 2019

Few actions inspire more pride for Bay Area Palestinian activists than the blockade of an Israeli shipping line at California’s Port of Oakland on Oct. 24, 2014. A diverse gathering of activists in...

Young girls perform ballet folklorico at San Mateos Day of the Dead Festival. Indigenous people have used dancing to pray to their ancestors and this Spanish-influenced choreography reflects Mexicos rich history.

Day of the Dead festival celebrates diversity and community

Khalid Kishawi, Staff Writer October 8, 2019

The music could be heard from blocks away, alternating between ancient, indigenous drumming and a Zumba dance class while colorful cotton candy put smiles on faces. On Oct. 5, the Martin Luther King...

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