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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

Kiana George

Kiana George, Segment Producer

Hi! I am Kiana and I am a Senior at Carlmont High School. I started my video career in sophomore year and I love featuring interesting personas such as two engineers who now have a wasabi company in Half Moon Bay. In her free time, she enjoys playing basketball, mountain biking, baking, and tasting teas for her tea sommelier class. To learn more about Kiana and her work visit:

Twitter: @KianaGe5245146

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Bay Area Indian community lights up the night to celebrate Diwali

December 3, 2021

Diwali is the biggest and most important religious festival in the Hindu culture. Observed by more than a billion people around the world, the “festival of lights” signifies the triumph of light over...

Deborah Orler serves up humanity to Bay Area homeless every weekend for 12 years

November 13, 2021

The Bay Area’s homeless crisis ranks amongst the worse in the United States. According to the Bay Area Economic Institute, there are over 28,000 facing homelessness here. The large homeless population...

Two professional sumo wrestlers face off in the dohyo ring. (AdobeStock/Mtaira/ Commons Zero)

Sumo wrestling in America — Destined to become huge?

November 10, 2021

Each day, 100 sushi rolls are completely demolished, 10 bowls of an incredibly nutrient-dense stew are inhaled, and another five bowls of rice are scarfed down. He weighs 600 pounds, is a pro athlete,...

Two Carlmont parents cook up a world famous Japanese food blog

November 8, 2021

Carlmont parents and dynamic duo Nami and Shen Chen have worked for ten years to develop the only award-winning English Language Japanese cooking blog. Now, the blog is one of the largest ethnic food blogs...

Indigenous people honor their culture’s historic battles

October 19, 2021

For the first time in history, a president of the United States has officially declared Columbus Day to be Indigenous People's Day. President Joe Biden redefined the holiday on Oct.11 as a national stance...

Francesca Belibi is the second woman to win the dunk contest in the Powerade Jam Fest.

Opinion: We need to stop devaluing women’s basketball

September 17, 2021

These names are just a handful of the greatest hoopers in history. Although you may have heard these names once or twice while skipping through channels during a non-prime time and stumbling across...

Quinn Felton, a young bicyclist, reflects on his passion for cycling and goals for the future.

Quinn Felton takes a road less traveled

May 10, 2021

Throughout your life, you're conditioned to believe that college is the key to success. Your parents, teachers, and even your peers constantly remind you that getting into college is the end goal. Last...

Asian Americans rise against racism in a national day action

April 19, 2021

As hate crimes agains Asian-Americans have surged in the past few months, thousands of protestors across the U.S. have rallied for change. In San Francisco, organizers brought together local city leaders,...

Star pastry chef pops-up on the Peninsula

March 13, 2021

Due to the pandemic, many companies have had to down-size. Vincent Attali, an accomplished French American pastry chef at New York City, was the former executive pastry chef at Linkelnd, where over 95%...

Castro Street: A colorful safe haven

February 3, 2021

Originally an area filled with dairy farms and dirt roads, the Castro has become one of San Francisco’s most unique and vibrant neighborhoods lined with stylish shops and restaurants. With a rich history...

Before joining the club, each member receives a tea bag kit with different flavors. We packaged up these little bags, and the loose leaf tea we got from ITO EN, and we put them into little tea bags. Then we put the other tea bags and the matcha in there, George said.


Before joining the club, each member receives a tea bag kit with different flavors. "We packaged up these little bags, and the loose leaf tea we got from ITO EN, and we put them into little tea bags. Then...

Colette Crutcher pieces together city art

January 13, 2021

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, people are seeking outdoor activities more than ever. Public art is an enjoyable yet safe activity for people of all ages and Colette Crutcher is the artist behind some of...

Chef for the Polls feeds democracy

November 12, 2020

Record numbers of voters show up in Oakland, California, to make their voices heard in the 2020 presidential election. A national non-profit, World Central kitchen, gathers donations and then partners...

Half Moon Bay Wasabi spices up the sushi scene

October 23, 2020

Jeff Roller and Tim Hall took on the challenge of growing the world's most difficult crop: Wasabi. Now their fresh wasabi is being served in some of the countries' top restaurants. Music: Hip Jazz from...

Claire Mack cranks out crunch cakes for the community

September 30, 2020

84-year-old San Mateo resident Claire Mack was a high school dropout who overcame obstacles and served her community as an activist, local tv host, author, and city mayor. Now she’s the owner of a successful...

Aeon Lem’s passion for bird watching takes flight

September 10, 2020

Aeon Lem, a junior at Carlmont High School, has a unique hobby—birdwatching. Her passion for birds has enabled her to get a scholarship and artistic opportunities, and has taken her on many birding adventures...

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Alexis Loveraz teaches math using his whiteboard to students using Tik Tok.

Tik Tok Tutor helps with remote learning

May 4, 2020

With students from across the globe adjusting to online school due to COVID-19, many are facing daily struggles of getting the assistance they need to succeed. Many districts have even turned to a credit/no...

Oprah Winfrey pledges to donate $10 million to COVID-19 organizations in hopes to help those in need.

Celebrities help combat COVID-19

May 3, 2020

Every day now, people fear becoming ill and losing their own or a loved one's life to COVID-19. As the pandemic sweeps across the globe, we're consumed by unsettling questions and the constant thought...

Pastor Glenn passed away from COVID-19 after holding a public sermon.

Religious leaders resist COVID-19 restrictions

April 20, 2020

As COVID-19 gradually progresses, The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has warned the public to avoid mass gatherings and significant events in order to social distance. Despite these warnings,...

Mother and daughter duo support first responders

April 15, 2020

The mother and daughter duo, Sheryl and Shaina Greenspan, have been doing community service projects together much of their lives, so when COVID-19 struck the Bay Area, the two women were eager to get...

There are many different foods that people can have allergies to.

Just one bite could kill

March 24, 2020

Her group of friends had planned one last late-night dinner before they embarked on their college adventures. The trees that lined the street twinkled with lights as they walked toward the restaurant. "Are...

Emma Wang wears one of the homemade masks that CE scrunchies created.

Handmade masks help cover COVID-19 shortage

March 23, 2020

Due to the rapid outbreak of COVID-19, hospitals are burning through personal protective equipment (PPE), including surgical masks, to treat infected patients. After being notified about the shortage of...

The Princess Project: A place where every girl can shine

March 19, 2020

As prom nears, The Princess Project aims to support communities with limited access to prom season. This organization promotes growth in self-confidence and individual beauty by providing free prom dresses...

A man plays guitar as part of Italys musical event organized to raise morale for COVID-19.

In a time of turmoil, Italy sings

March 15, 2020

Despite being in a time of turmoil due to COVID-19, civilians in Italy still found a way to unite and reinforce their strength as a community. From the Tuscan town of Siena to the southern city of Naples,...

A story of two sisters and their scrunchies

February 28, 2020

Two sisters from Carlmont High School, Carolyn, a junior, and Emma, a sophomore, are scrunchie making machines. With help from the Tanzania small service project organization Lalafofofo, the girls were...

Chinatown cookie company delivers good fortune for 58 years and counting

January 30, 2020

As time progresses, more and more factories are becoming machine operated, but in San Francisco, one factory, known as the Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Company, is the last standing homemade fortune cookie...

A volunteer hauls 60 meals to his car in preparation for delivery.

Salvation Army elves save Christmas once again

December 27, 2019

Santa isn’t the only one delivering presents and spreading joy across the world. Because on Christmas morning, hundreds of Salvation Army volunteers rallied together to prepare and disperse meals to...

A duo of Catrinas pose for the camera as the crowd gets their attention.

Día de los Muertos festival is alive with tradition

November 9, 2019

The Redwood City Dia de los Muertos festival brought together the Hispanic community to celebrate a meaningful occasion in their Latin heritage. The non-profit organization Casa Círculo Cultural was...

Leonardo Urena poses for the press after his pumpkin secures first place.

[Photo] World championship pumpkin weigh-off was worth the ‘weight’

October 19, 2019

Leonardo Urena poses for the press after his pumpkin secures first place.

Young children are invited to play with the dogs at Bark in the Park.

Bark in the Park is a ‘treat’ for dog enthusiasts

September 27, 2019

With over 15,000 dog owners, 3,900 pups, and 75 vendors, Bark in the Park boasts the title of the largest dog festival in the U.S. The dog fest brought together members of the Bay Area canine community...

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