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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 Hinkson

Kiana Hinkson, Scot Scoop Editor

Kiana Hinkson is a junior at Carlmont and staff editor for Scot Scoop. She loves writing for both news and opinion and is looking forward to editing this year. In her free time, Kiana plays soccer, spends time with friends, runs, and writes.

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A member of the public researches online sources at a local library.

[Photo] Editorial: There should be a government organization responsible for streamlining academia

November 1, 2022

A member of the public researches online sources at a local library.

Intersection of Old County Road and East San Carlos Ave in the industrial district that the new housing development will be built on top off.

New zoning for East San Carlos housing triggers response

Kiana Hinkson, Scot Scoop Editor October 24, 2022

Every eight years, the Regional Housing Needs Allocation (RHNA) determines the ideal level of expansion for California cities with zoning requirements. This cycle, Governor Gavin Newsom pushed for exceptional...

Oracles Design Tech High School campus was established in 2014.

Fanning the flames: administration’s response to rebellion ignites controversy

Thirteen students were suspended from Design Tech High School ( in Redwood City, California. These students, along with many others, protested the school’s new policies on Aug. 24, prompting allegations...

Photo illustration of American way of discussing and creating legislation around abortion

Opinion: The uniquely American urge to simplify complicates abortion

Kiana Hinkson, Scot Scoop Editor May 26, 2022

In the U.S., decriminalizing abortion has been a reference point for the progressiveness of American society for the left. However, the recognition that “the Constitution of the United States protects...

Protestors gather outside of the UC Berkeley dorms to stand against anti-abortion litigation.

Abortion rights advocates ride the Green Wave throughout the U.S.

Kiana Hinkson and Sienna Reinders April 17, 2022

The University of California (UC), Berkeley’s Sproul Plaza welcomed passionate activists last Saturday for a nationwide abortion rights protest. Attendees painted signs and passed out flyers and bandanas...

A photo illustration featuring Sabrina Jackson in the center and the right and Sofia Cueva on the left that portrays different elements of chronic injury confusion in student-athletes.

Chronic consequences: confusion among specialists affects student-athletes

Kiana Hinkson, Scot Scoop Editor March 15, 2022

"Breathe in…1...2...3...4...Breathe out...4...3...2...1," She counts in her head in an effort to meditate. She seeks this out as a possible remedy for the chronic pain in her calf. Just after settling...

A Paper Source shopper browses a Valentines Day displays card options.

Consumers seek a more sustainable Valentine’s Day

Kiana Hinkson, Scot Scoop Editor February 2, 2022

Growing up comes with its fair share of changes. One change that many can relate to is the change from hand making a Valentine's Day card for your classmates in elementary school by hand to buying one...

 A Trader Joes employee restocks fresh vegetables in the refrigerated foods section.

Unsold groceries set to feed untold masses

Kiana Hinkson, Scot Scoop Editor January 13, 2022

As many counted down for the new year in anticipation of a fresh start and a set of New Year’s resolutions, food banks across California counted down in anticipation of being able to feed more people...

A cat rests on the second floor of the Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA Adoption Center.

Pet shelter policy discourages gift-giving pets

Piper Diehn and Kiana Hinkson December 11, 2021

One in ten pets adopted from a shelter will be homeless in six months, according to The American Humane Society.  When someone receives a pet as a gift, it's often unexpected. Recipients may not have...

Members of Local 39 and medical assistants gather in front of Kaiser to protest against unfair wages.

Kaiser Permanente stationary engineers strike for higher wages

Kiana Hinkson and Piper Diehn November 22, 2021

As vehicles in accumulating traffic pass by, the sound of car horns fills Veterans Blvd. in support of Kaiser Permanente stationary engineers striking for higher wages. Tens of thousands of Kaiser nurses...

Zelda, a toy poodle, rides in a homemade flower cart

Cute costumes fill annual Sunnyvale Pet Parade

Piper Diehn and Kiana Hinkson November 3, 2021

From a hot dog to a loofah, pets of all shapes, colors, and sizes filled up downtown Sunnyvale with their creative costumes for the 2021 Sunnyvale Pet Parade.  Taking place on Halloween, the parade...

A participant of the kids’ 1-mile race runs by Twin Pines Park.

Belmont community helps make Waterdog Run ‘pawsible’

Kiana Hinkson and Piper Diehn October 11, 2021

As runners gathered at the starting line, a vibrant rainbow greeted the participants of the fourth annual Belmont Waterdog Run. Both volunteers and runners gained a greater sense of community by working...

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