The student news site of Carlmont High School in Belmont, California.

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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

Leela Stuepfert

Leela Stuepfert, Staff Writer

Leela Stuepfert is a senior at Carlmont High School. Journalism has given Stuepfert the ability to develop deeper bonds with her community and exercise her passion for writing. She enjoys working on her mental-health website ( designed to give teenagers the ability to anonymously submit personal stories. To check out her portfolio, click here.

Twitter: @LStuepfert

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As San Mateo County enters the red tier, its still important to practice proper social distancing protocols.

San Mateo County enters the red tier

Leela Stuepfert, Staff Writer March 2, 2021

Starting Wednesday Feb. 24 at 12:01 a.m., San Mateo and Marin County moved from the purple tier to the less-restrictive red tier. However, as this switch goes into effect, all other Bay Area counties remain...

Mora controls the ball with his chest at the Torneo Internacional De La Amistad, held at the Ciudad Real Madrid.

A leap of faith

Leela Stuepfert, Staff Writer January 5, 2021

Marco Byers Mora sacrificed comfort to chase his dream 4,173 miles across the world. Before attending Carlmont his senior year, Mora moved to Spain in 2018 to pursue his passion for soccer. Little did...

Teens feel pressured to enter into relationships in their high school years.

Opinion: High school relationships are not what they seem

Leela Stuepfert, Staff Writer September 6, 2019

As teenagers transition into their high school years, they are faced with the overwhelming pressure to date someone based on societal expectations. Books and movies portray a message that romance and high...

The warm weather beckons locals to visit the Stanford Dish Trails.

Summer brings hiking opportunities near the Stanford Dish

Leela Stuepfert, Staff Writer June 4, 2019

As summer approaches, the continued maintenance of the Stanford Dish Trail encourages Bay Area residents to visit and enjoy the beautiful scenery. “The warm weather is perfect for hiking with friends,”...

Lil Yachty gets on stage to perform during Blackfest.

Blackfest brings students together

Leela Stuepfert, Staff Writer May 13, 2019

To be immersed in a new culture under the warm sun while enjoying live performances usually does not come without a cost in the Bay Area. However, it happened last Saturday, May 4, with Blackfest. Blackfest...

Wavecrest Open Space Reserve offers one of the most beautiful sights in Half Moon Bay.

Warm weather sparks exploration

Leela Stuepfert, Staff Writer May 6, 2019

With the variety of outdoor adventures located near Half Moon Bay, there is no longer a need to travel all the way down to the beach to breathe in salty air and gaze upon whales. As the winter season...

A crowd of 8,500 people gather to see their favorite artists perform in person.

Juice Wrld lights up the stage in San Francisco

Leela Stuepfert, Staff Writer May 2, 2019

While San Francisco residents went about their typical Monday routines, 8,500 people danced the night away inside the Civic Auditorium at a Juice Wrld concert. Out of the 18 shows on the tour, American...

The Belmont City Council held a meeting to discuss upgrading plans for Twin Pines Park.

Belmont City Council works to improve Twin Pines Parks

Leela Stuepfert, Staff Writer April 9, 2019

After many years, the Belmont City Council has finally acquired future plans to upgrade Twin Pines Park. “Twin Pines is one of the jewels of Belmont, but it can use some updates and polishing,”...

Sandy Hutchinson stands before some of the many local deer living in Belmont.

Belmont wildlife has a ‘deer’ friend

Leela Stuepfert, Staff Writer February 13, 2019

Every day throughout the year, a local resident works wholeheartedly to look after the deer living in Belmont. Sandy Hutchinson, who has resided in Belmont since 1978, has taken care of the many deer...

Freshman Emily Garcia* takes a hit off her Juul.

Drug use seeps into high school culture

Leela Stuepfert, Staff Writer February 5, 2019

Millions of thoughts parade across your conscience. Your heart begins to pound. The slim black device sits on top of your homework. You hear it echoing your name. You reach for your addiction. As you inhale...

Various families engage in friendly conversation while enjoying the beautiful street.

Eucalyptus Avenue lights up the winter season

Leela Stuepfert, Staff Writer December 16, 2018

As the countdown to Christmas continues, holiday spirit can be discovered on Eucalyptus Avenue, where families gather to appreciate the extravagant lights set up for the holiday season. Eucalyptus Avenue,...

Evan Ajuria, a sophomore, presents his display of photos to buyers.

Evan Ajuria becomes the youngest to sell at the Art and Wine Festival

Leela Stuepfert, Staff Writer October 13, 2018

At an art show, one wouldn't expect to find a teenager selling their artwork, but a sophomore from Carlmont has strived to break that stereotype. The annual Art and Wine Festival, held in San Carlos,...

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