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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

Lara Ibasco

Lara Ibasco, Staff Writer

Lara Ibasco (Class of 2026) is a sophomore at Carlmont High School. This is her first year in journalism. She hopes to be more involved with her community this year. She enjoys cooking, baking, traveling, and spending time with friends and family.

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A guest wants to find something new to explore and experience at Disneyland. Mickey Mouse presents the plan for the Disneyland expansion.

Disney plans for a magical comeback

Lara Ibasco, Staff Writer May 24, 2024

A scorching summer day in "The Happiest Place on Earth" could never be better. Various attractions are temporarily closed, wait times are at an all-time high, and you want the Mickey ice cream bar. But...

Sadie, one of the dogs that came to the quad, licks an ASB students face. Sadie and the fellow dogs bring joy to the stressed students.

Dogs in the Quad help relieve student stress

Lara Ibasco, Staff Writer May 2, 2024

As Advanced Placement (AP) exams start taking place and finals week approaches, students feel a heavy weight on their shoulders. The therapy dogs that visited have helped relieve such stress.  The...

Shelley Bustamante talks to one of her students about her well-being. Many students have improved their social skills and gained deeper self-awareness because of her.

Staff Profile: Shelley Bustamante empowers students to overcome mental challenges

Lara Ibasco, Staff Writer April 15, 2024

From utilizing breathing techniques to offering support for neglect, SOS (Students Offering Support) coordinator and crisis management counselor Shelley Bustamante has been helping Carlmont students tackle...

Chamber music performers captivate the audience with their rendition of How to Train Your Dragon.” The audience cheered for 10 seconds before the next song started.

Carlmont music strikes a harmonious chord at Chamber Music Night

Lara Ibasco, Staff Writer March 11, 2024

From tapping keys on the piano to plucking strings on the bass guitar, various harmonizing sounds echoed through the Performing Arts Center (PAC) during Chamber Music Night on March 8, 2024.  Tickets...

Participants of the Carlmont Dance Day perform a series of leaps and turns across the dance studio. Members of Carlmont’s intermediate and advanced dance teams instruct the participants and demonstrate how to perform various moves.

Dancing with the Scots

Lara Ibasco, Staff Writer February 18, 2024

Turns, leaps, and seamless transitions. These are only some of the motions taught during the Carlmont Dance Day. From contemporary to hip-hop, middle and high school participants learned various dance...

A group watches “Friends” on the iconic couch of the show in a room resembling “Central Perk,” the coffee shop that is frequently visited by the main cast of the show.

Pop culture forms connections through screens

Lara Ibasco, Staff Writer February 12, 2024

Ninety-seven billion minutes in viewing, and still increasing.   According to Nielsen, that's how many people watched a sitcom that changed their lives. A single sitcom that received 62 Emmy nominations...

Peer Tutoring Club member Cecilia Baranzini teaches calculus to her friend after school. The Peer Tutoring Club has tutors for the majority of the subjects taught at Carlmont.

Peer Tutoring Club powers student success

Lara Ibasco, Staff Writer January 25, 2024

With the second semester in full swing, students are beginning to adjust to the daily routine of school and homework. However, some students have already started to feel overwhelmed by the amount of homework...

Choir director Genevieve Tep sings Santa Claus is Coming to Town as the last song for the singalong event. Santa Claus made a guest appearance and took photos with attendees right after the song ended.

Carlmont choirs spread cheer with Holiday Sing Along

Lara Ibasco, Staff Writer December 5, 2023

With the arrival of the winter holiday season, choir and orchestra members alike helped to bring festive spirit to the Carlmont community as they hosted their tenth annual Holiday Sing Along.  Choir...

History teacher Greer Stone hands out candy to students during the trick-or-treating activity. This took place on Tuesday when students walked the halls looking for teachers who had candy. “I thought it was a really fun and interesting experience and it really elevated my Halloween experience at school,” said junior Emily Song.

ASB brings Halloween treats and festivities to Carlmont

Lara Ibasco, Staff Writer November 7, 2023

During the final week of October, the Associated Student Body (ASB) planned numerous activities, such as cookie decorating and trick-or-treating in teachers' classrooms to bring Halloween spirit to campus.  On...

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