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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

Kianna Young

Kianna Young, Staff Writer

Kianna is a sophomore at Carlmont and this is her first year as a writer for the Scot Scoop. This year, she hopes that she can inform people about a variety of topics and loves interacting with her community. She plays for the JV volleyball team and enjoys listening to music, cooking, and playing video games.

Twitter: @kianna_young_

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Monty who has remained as the Carlmont mascot, has had several outfit changes throughout the years. This collage is a comparison of Monty in 1998, 1999, and the current outfit (from the 2019 yearbook).

The changes to Carlmont’s mascot over the years

Kianna Young, Staff Writer June 2, 2023

Carlmont's mascot Monty, a Scottish Highland warrior with the full name Carl Monty, represents the Carlmont Scots in his blue and white Scottish attire.  Going back to the earliest available records,...

While most Carlmont seniors are attending  conventional colleges like UCs, others are taking more unorthodox routes. Pictured on the left are some of the colleges that seniors have commited to, while on the right are some other schools that offer unique choices like DePaul University and the Manhattan School of Music.

Some seniors take unconventional paths in spite of social norm

Kianna Young, Staff Writer May 18, 2023

College decisions allow graduating seniors to choose their own path, and sometimes they choose unconventional pathways. Around 63% of public school students enroll in college after high school in California,...

The CAASPP and ELPAC tests are two of the three state tests that most juniors take during the spring. The third test not pictured above is the CAST test, which has to be taken by senior year, but not necessarily in concurrence with the other tests.

State testing impacts more than the schedule

Kianna Young, Staff Writer April 17, 2023

Almost all California juniors are required to take a variety of state tests, including the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) tests, the English Language Proficiency...

Ethnic Studies aims to educate students about the roles of minorities in our communities, currently and throughout history. Race, Immigration and Ethnicity that had a lot of very similar tones and content to what ethnic studies focuses on, Perkins said.

Ethnic Studies shows rapid improvement for class of 2026

Kianna Young, Staff Writer March 31, 2023

California is the first state to adopt a new controversial high school course, Ethnic Studies. According to the Ethnic Studies model curriculum, Ethnic Studies is a history and social science class...

Romanticizing serial killers is nothing new, but with the rise of social media it has become a more prominent issue.

Dial R for romanticization: our obsession with serial killers

Kianna Young, Staff Writer March 2, 2023

Sharks and serial killers. Both are dangerous, feared, and rare.  In reality, you have a 0.75 in 1 million chance of being killed by a serial killer, according to the FBI, and a 0.23 in 1 million chance...

Winter Formal ticket sales happened from Jan. 12 through Jan. 19, and Winter Formal itself was held on the 21st. Students had the option to pay with with both cash or credit/debit card.

[Photo] Winter Formal ticket sales break records

January 23, 2023

Winter Formal ticket sales happened from Jan. 12 through Jan. 19, and Winter Formal itself was held on the 21st. Students had the option to pay with with both cash or credit/debit card.

Purchasing tickets was a rollercoaster for fans, who report confusing queues and inconsistent dynamic pricing. A few days later, fans received the news that general sales would be cancelled.

Taylor Swift fans have bad blood with Ticketmaster

Mahika Reddy and Kianna Young December 1, 2022

When Taylor Swift announced her first tour since 2018, her post garnered over 5.6 million likes as of Nov. 26, 2022. But Ticketmaster, the site responsible for all but two of the stadium venues, crashed,...

The Reading Bug is in one of the core parts of downtown San Carlos, located on Laurel Street.

The Reading Bug takes flight

Mahika Reddy and Kianna Young November 4, 2022

The Reading Bug, a beloved local bookstore, is set to move locations in 2024 after 15 years in its San Carlos location.  According to The Reading Bug's website, JMS Development Partners (JMS) outbid...

Sample ballots and voter information guides sent to all registered voters contain vital information about the ballot on which Proposition 31 will appear this November.

California’s Proposition 31 calls for absolute ban on sale of flavored tobacco products

Mahika Reddy and Kianna Young October 13, 2022

California voters will determine the fate of the state’s flavored tobacco industry through a monumental proposition on the upcoming ballot.  According to California’s Official Voter Information...

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