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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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Kian Bhatt

Kian Bhatt, Staff Writer

Kian Bhatt is a junior at Carlmont High School, and this is his first year in Carlmont's journalism program. Kian plays varsity water polo and also swims for Carlmont. Outside of high school, he enjoys hanging out with friends, hiking, and traveling.

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Teslas dropping vehicles deliveries may be a sign that the company is losing grip in the EV market.

Tesla’s deliveries drop as turmoil arrives to the EV market

Kian Bhatt, Staff Writer April 8, 2024

Tesla delivered just 386,810 vehicles globally in the first three months of 2024, down 8.5% from a year earlier when it delivered 423,000 vehicles. It was the company's lowest quarterly performance since...

OpenAIs newest tool, Voice Engine,  creates an AI-generated version of a person’s voice.

OpenAI unveils voice cloning tool

Kian Bhatt, Staff Writer April 3, 2024

OpenAI just unveiled Voice Engine, a tool that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to generate a version of a person’s voice from a 15-second clip. OpenAI first developed Voice Engine in 2022 to power...

Wendys is one of many companies to announce the implementation of dynamic pricing in the future.

Dynamic pricing makes its way to the restaurant industry

Kian Bhatt, Staff Writer March 14, 2024

Imagine you just finished watching a Golden State Warriors game and want to get an Uber. You become outraged when you see that a short drive home costs over $75. Last Tuesday, around noon, the price for...

Many cereal companies, including Kellogg’s, have used shrinkflation to maintain profit margins.

Shrinkflation: companies charge more for less

Kian Bhatt, Staff Writer March 12, 2024

Shrinkflation is the practice of reducing the size of a product while maintaining its price. When products shrink and prices don't change, it causes inflation because the per-unit prices are increasing....

The new streaming service from ESPN, Fox, and Warner Bros. Discovery will offer a majority of sports content to viewers.

Streaming companies join forces to create new sports service

Kian Bhatt, Staff Writer February 16, 2024

Disney, Fox, and Warner Bros. Discovery announced that they are building a new streaming service that will offer content from all major sports leagues. Each company will have one-third ownership of...

Toyotas hybrid vehicles are flying off the lots in dealerships nationwide.

Toyota’s hybrid bet pays off

Kian Bhatt, Staff Writer February 12, 2024

Almost 30 years ago, Toyota placed a bold bet on hybrid cars being the future, building their first hybrid in 1977. That bet has paid off. Toyota has projected a record $30.3 billion net profit for the...

The Tesla Model Y is one of the most popular electric cars.

Competition from China’s EV players overwhelms Tesla

Kian Bhatt, Staff Writer January 29, 2024

Chinese electric vehicle (EV) maker BYD poses significant competition for Tesla. BYD recently surpassed Tesla as the world's top-selling EV brand during the final quarter of 2023 as it sold 526,409 pure...

Citigroup is one of many companies to announce job cuts for 2024.

Companies kick off the new year with layoffs

Kian Bhatt, Staff Writer January 23, 2024

Several major companies are starting off the new year by laying off staff as the stable labor market shows signs of slowing down. Last year, there was a large number of layoffs as companies made it...

A Boeing 787-10 prepares for departure from San Francisco International Airport (SFO).

Soaring demand helps Airbus break jet order record

Kian Bhatt, Staff Writer January 17, 2024

Air travel demand is back In the past few years, a decline in air travel has shaken the aviation industry. However, massive growth has occurred since 2023, given increased airline sales and traveling....

The Sigma Chi House is a privately-owned fraternity house on the Stanford campus.

[Video] The truth behind college hazing

Kian Bhatt, Staff Writer December 7, 2023

Maxwell Gruver was a typical college student starting his first year at LSU with dreams of pursuing a career in political communications. He loved every aspect of college life. "He wrote for the high...

Family and friends come together for Celebrate the Music Festival

Kian Bhatt, Staff Writer May 26, 2023

Non-profit public school organization School Force hosted the 19th annual Celebrate the Music festival earlier this month. Family and friends gathered to watch local music groups, aspiring musicians, and...

Carlmont track takes on Woodside and San Mateo High School

Kian Bhatt, Staff Writer May 2, 2023

The Carlmont Scots track team faced Woodside and San Mateo High School in their second tri-meet of the season. Due to severe weather, the Scots have only run a few league meets this season. However, that...

St. Patrick’s Day parade brings San Francisco community together

Kian Bhatt, Staff Writer March 24, 2023

The San Francisco St. Patrick's day parade was filled with rain, but that did not stop people from coming in from all over the world. People gather on Market Street to watch different St. Patrick's day...

Life in and out of prison

Kian Bhatt and Franklin Kuo January 30, 2023

According to a study by the Bureau of Justice Statistics, in 2016, 47% of state prisoners were parents of at least one minor. This statistic has far-reaching implications: almost half of the prisoners...

A sign stands in front of the road that leads to the entrance of San Quentin State Prison in San Quentin, California.

Breaking out of the prison cycle

Kian Bhatt and Franklin Kuo January 30, 2023

During a routine sweep by San Francisco's gang task force, which was created to handle gang-related crimes, Antonio Napoleon was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana at 18 years old. That...

Carlmonts Attendance Window is where students can go to receive late slips or passes to leave early.

[Photo] School board adjusts the attendance policy

Audrey Finigan and Kian Bhatt November 28, 2022

Carlmont's Attendance Window is where students can go to receive late slips or passes to leave early.

Valeriia Stepanova grabs her treats from Matthew Miskelly.

Halloween with ASB allows students to treat themselves

Audrey Finigan and Kian Bhatt October 31, 2022

Halloween: the one day of the year when children can go sugar-crazy, dress freely, and stay up past bedtime.  Carlmont's Associated Student Body (ASB) strives to bring back that feeling for students...

Carlmont student Emma Mulders presents to the freshmen class on the topic of LGBTQ+.

Changing environments causes alterations in SOS presentations

Audrey Finigan and Kian Bhatt October 11, 2022

Carlmont’s Students Offering Support (SOS) program recently changed some presentations to address new challenges students face right now.  SOS, a program at Carlmont High School, is designed for...

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