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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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Kylie Lin

Kylie Lin , Scotlight Editor-in-Chief

Kylie is a senior and the current editor-in-chief of Scotlight magazine. She swims for the Carlmont varsity swim team and the Otters Swim Club, loves design, and enjoys making podcasts.

Twitter: @kyl_link


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Miles Morales swings into Brooklyn as one of six spider-people in “Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse.”

‘Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse’ webs together comic art and movie magic

December 16, 2018

“Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse” is an explosion in every application of the word. The newest spidey film, produced by Columbia Pictures and Sony Pictures Animation in association with Marvel,...

Chloe Wen, a senior, gives a presentation about PERIOD at the club’s first meeting of the year.

PERIOD chapter brings the menstrual movement to Carlmont

September 19, 2018

A new club is bringing the menstrual movement to Carlmont, and they are here to stay. Period. PERIOD is a non-profit organization with over 150 chapters worldwide. The group seeks to bring awareness...

man talking to crowd

Welcome Back Assembly speaker promotes hope and compassion

September 6, 2018

At Carlmont’s annual Welcome Back Assembly on Sept. 5, youth motivational speaker Scott Backovich made two requests of Carlmont students. “One is to complain less and give more,” Backovich said....

Josh Camerino, a senior, races his siblings amidst the Swim a Thon.

Memorial Scholarship Swim-a-Thon honors Clara Tao

May 22, 2018

The Carlmont community suffered a loss recently with the passing of Clara Tao — a beloved community member and parent of Carlmont alumni. Clara Tao, as a USA swimming official, helped the Carlmont...

Jessica Cramer, a senior, calls 911 in a panic during the drunk-driving car crash simulation on April 15.

Sober Prom aims to stop drunk driving

April 19, 2018

Prom night, for many, is a night of parties — a night of fun. It is a time of elation, anticipation, and joy where high school students can let loose and enjoy themselves for one magical evening. However,...

On April 2, Carlmont music group Scots Symphony performed a Phantom of the Opera medley with a twist.

Scots’ Symphony brings ‘Phantom of the Opera’ to Carlmont

April 4, 2018

On April 2, Carlmont music group Scots’ Symphony performed a medley of “Phantom of the Opera” — with a twist. The group, consisting of various Carlmont instrumentalists and vocalists, played...

Oil paintings from the Studio Art class are displayed on tables along the front of F22 during Open House.

Carlmont Art Show showcases student accomplishment

March 18, 2018

Tucked away in the corner of the Carlmont campus lies the Visual Arts Program's largest annual event — the Art Show. From March 15-16, the Visual Arts department hosted this show in F22. Held during...

Students wait in front of Filipino Club to buy lumpia, a Filipino version of a fried spring roll.

Club food sales follow the Carlmont Heritage Fair

March 6, 2018

It's Friday, March 2. The lunch bell rings, and the race begins. Students push past one another, jostling their way through the halls and down the stairs. Wallets are out, lines are forming, and the...

Sophomores and juniors interested in taking AP Psychology attend an informational meeting at lunch in D21.

Informational meetings replace the Carlmont Course Fair

February 12, 2018

Carlmont’s annual Course Fair is no more. In previous academic years, this “Course Fair” was an event held during lunch to expose students to the variety of classes that Carlmont has to offer....

Kiran Boone, a senior and copresident of Choir Council, addresses fellow council members during their meeting in F21.

Behind the scenes, Choir Council keeps the choir program alive

January 29, 2018

Behind the elegant, vibrant performances of Carlmont Choir is the organization that most people in the audience don't know about – the Choir Council. "Choir Council is an organized body of students...

In their first year of registration, Carlmont DECA returns from the 2018 Silicon Valley Career Development Conference with both a high winning percentage and elated members.

DECA excels at Silicon Valley Career Development Conference

January 16, 2018

Carlmont DECA exceeded all expectations with their performance at the 2018 Silicon Valley Career Development Conference (SVCDC) from Jan. 5-7. “We’ve had a very strong group of students take on...

Students who attend the San Carlos Sister City Associations exchange travel to Omura, Japan for two weeks during the month of July.

Summer exchange to Japan broadens cultural horizons

January 10, 2018

5,709 miles. There are 5,709 miles separating the cities of San Carlos and Omura, but traveling between the two is well worth the absence from home. In 2012, the San Carlos Sister Cities Association...

On Nov. 20, paper leaves decorated stairways on the Carlmont campus.

Thanksgiving Tree spreads appreciation among students

November 22, 2017

With the promise of turkey, mashed potatoes, and pie, it is easy to forget what the spirit of Thanksgiving truly represents: gratitude and appreciation. However, the Carlmont campus has made full use...

Girls junior varsity basketball practices pass-in plays during their early-season practice.

Girls’ basketball season starts off in high spirits

November 7, 2017

It's the beginning a new basketball season, and that means new lineups have been selected for the girls' varsity, junior varsity, and freshmen teams. Tryouts were held from Oct. 30 to Nov. 1, and practices...

Sophomore Lily Gittoes returns a shot from the Hillsdale team during her doubles match.

Girls’ varsity tennis dominates Hillsdale on senior night

October 24, 2017

On Oct. 23, the Lady Scots tennis team defeated Hillsdale High School in a crushing 6-1 defeat. The sun beat down relentlessly as Carlmont began their matches for the day in the mid-afternoon. Despite...

Tanner Anderson, a senior, makes his way up the first major hill of the Crystal Springs Cross Country Course.

JV cross country holds their own at Crystal Springs competition

October 10, 2017

On Saturday, Oct. 7, Carlmont's junior varsity cross country team ran solo at the 2017 Crystal Springs Invitational competition. With the absence of the varsity team, whose members were attending the 2017...

Rep. Jackie Speier commends the audience of A Pathway to Citizenship for attending the workshop.

Rep. Jackie Speier hosts ‘A Pathway to Citizenship’

September 25, 2017

"You know what makes this country so great?" U.S. Rep. Jackie Speier posed this question on Sept. 23 at the San Mateo City Hall at the beginning of her workshop called "A Pathway to Citizenship." Speier...

Despite efforts to keep Belameda Park clean, trash can still be found on the premises.

Hidden waste plagues Belmont’s parks

September 12, 2017

For the most part, the city of Belmont excels at keeping parks trash-free for its numerous residents, but parks in Belmont are not as clean as they appear to be. For example, to combat littering within...

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