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

Lily Bakour

Lily Bakour, Staff Writer

Lily Bakour is a senior who loves to capture moments and write about them in her articles in The Highlander and broadcast videos on ScotCenter. When she is not participating in her extracurriculars like choir, ASB, musicals, or journalism, Lily can be found playing the ukulele, at the beach, or laughing with friends and family.

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Surf champion, Dede Suryana, rides a wave filled with trash in Indonesia.

Landfill is adding up in the Bay Area

June 15, 2018

At the end of the week, every homeowner piles up their trash and puts it in a black bin on their sidewalk to be collected. That next morning, a truck arrives and makes it all disappear, within seconds. However,...

[Video] ScotCenter November Update

December 2, 2017

Lily Bakour reports on three ScotCenter features in November.

ScotCenter October Update

[Video] ScotCenter October Update

November 11, 2017

Lily Bakour anchors three featured stories that took place in October.

[Video] Carlmont reacts to the first presidential debate

October 4, 2016

Lily Bakour reports on the first presidential debate of 2016, featuring Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

[Video] Welcome Back assembly teaches students to choose love

September 27, 2016

Houston Kraft came to Carlmont to speak about kindness at the annual Welcome Back assembly.

Freshman year through the eyes of Carlmont students

September 8, 2016

Lily Bakour reports on the transition from middle school to high school.

Students take the multiple choice part of their AP exam.

Students prioritize college over high school

May 5, 2016

As Advanced Placement tests take place during the first two weeks of May, students are missing school to study. The hours that students are not at school are spent sleeping and preparing for the college...

Unlike many other high schools, Carlmont does not require its students to do community service as a graduation requirement.

Benefits of community service go beyond school requirements

May 1, 2016

The fight to get into colleges is the most competitive it has ever been. The perfect student will maintain above a 4.0, participate in multiple extracurriculars, and log hours of community service. Many...

Junior Millan Kanaya and sophomore Tyrese Lopez celebrate their beauty.

Women face cultural beauty standards

March 25, 2016

“I am not beautiful.” This is a thought that haunts women across the world. Regardless of background, women hold themselves to different beauty standards according to their culture and the society...

Sophomore Alyn Seymour struggles choosing between taking care of her health or prioritizing her schoolwork.

Homework gets prioritized over health

January 7, 2016

Although the best way to recover from sickness is by resting, Carlmont students are often found doing homework instead. Due to strict teacher policies and a full work load, students are also coming...

Although it is their day off, students still have a list of homework assignments to complete.

Students do homework even on their days off

November 15, 2015

Veterans Day is a day to celebrate those who have served in the United States Armed Forces. Like other holidays, it also serves as a day for students to sleep in and experience a short break from school. However,...

Irma Gomez checks her computer to make sure that attendance is on track.

Attendance clerk makes a difference at Carlmont

October 29, 2015

Motivational speaker and professor Leo Buscaglia said, "Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all...

Junior Kimberly Lane, working hard on homework after school, said, Having late start would be really beneficial to me, and I hope they do proceed with it.

Late start and block schedule debated again

October 15, 2015

School officials are discussing a later start and block schedule for the school year of 2016-2017. Instructional Vice Principal Jennifer Cho said, "About every four years, the idea of a late start and...

During the morning drop-off, cars build up and form a traffic jam on the way out of school.

Traffic solutions on the horizon

October 8, 2015

Imagine a world where traffic in the morning takes half the time it does now. Carlmont, Tierra Linda Middle School, Belmont City Council members, and San Carlos City Council members have all been working...

As cars roll onto campus, traffic jams become a daily problem.

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As cars roll onto campus, traffic jams become a daily problem.

Keith Hawkins stirs up emotion in sophomore Soraya Raji

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Keith Hawkins stirs up emotion in sophomore Soraya Raji

Hawkinss words move sophomore Soyara Raji close to tears.

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Hawkins's words move sophomore Soyara Raji close to tears.

Sophmore Soraya Raji gets emotional and says, It really hit home.

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Sophmore Soraya Raji gets emotional and says, "It really hit home."

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