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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

Lizzy Doctorov

Lizzy Doctorov, Staff Writer

I'm a sophomore at Carlmont studying Journalism II. My hobbies include horseback riding and reading. I am an animal lover and have two cats.

All content by Lizzy Doctorov
Abdilla enjoys labs because they relate to real-world experiences.

Abdilla sees bones’ stories

May 20, 2014

Jaime Abdilla pieced together human remains as a forensic anthropologist before arriving at Carlmont. Although she started out planning to become an environmental lawyer, Abdilla developed a fascination...

Gatzert has devoted her life to Spanish and wishes to share her passion for it with her students.

Gatzert enjoys bilinguality

May 5, 2014

Carly Gatzert has visited Spain, Mexico, Guatemala, Peru, Chile, Argentina, Ecuador, and Costa Rica because of her love of Spanish. Gatzert visited Spain for the first time when getting her bachelor’s...

Garcia exhibits enthusiasm for teaching while improving his musical skills. He aims to become an amateur professional musician.

Garcia finds passion for music

April 21, 2014

Jaime Garcia is a history teacher who is on his way to becoming an amateur professional musician. Garcia majored in history but was unsure what kind of career to pursue with his degree. His nephews...

Despite facing many difficulties, Nguyen continues to smile. He works hard to help both the students and the community.

Nguyen’s childhood influences him now

April 1, 2014

Nguyen continues to smile despite facing difficult obstacles in his past. Hai Nguyen was born in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, and later spent time in a refugee camp. He moved to America in 1980 at the age...

For Robeck, teaching goes beyond school. Its in her blood.

Teaching runs in Robeck’s family

March 18, 2014

For Laura Robeck, teaching and family are tightly intertwined. Robeck made the decision to be a teacher at a young age because of the influence of her family. Many women in her family became teachers...

Tsuchiyama loves playing video game but takes his teaching seriously.

Tsuchiyama enjoys teaching and gaming

February 19, 2014

Call of Duty, Far Cry 3, The Last of Us, and God of War are only some of the video games that Robert Tsuchiyama enjoys playing in his down time. Tsuchiyama’s career as a math teacher is the result of...

Clarke pushes students to work for the knowledge instead of the grade.

English teacher Clarke also a student

February 3, 2014

Sarah Clarke is not only a teacher but a student as well. Clarke was born in Canada and later moved to New Jersey. She spent a year and a half in France during her sophomore and junior years of high school...

Jayson Waller, a history teacher at Carlmont.

Waller travels the world

January 21, 2014

Jayson Julius Waller has been to all 50 states in the United States and to over 80 countries worldwide. Instead of getting clothes or the newest gadgets for their child, Waller’s parents would save...

A scene from The Hunger Games: Catching Fire trailer.

‘Catching Fire’ sends fans ablaze

November 25, 2013

Enamored fans return for the second installment of “The Hunger Games.” “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” proved to be even better than the extremely popular “The Hunger Games.” Audiences are...

An image from the trailer for Thor: The Dark World. Image taken by Lizzy Doctorov.

‘Thor: The Dark World’ provides audiences with awe-inspiring and uproarious scenes

November 13, 2013

Thor (Chris Hemsworth) returns in “Thor: The Dark World,” a hilarious film with gorgeous views and amazing special effects. The Nine Realms are finally at peace thanks to Thor and his warriors, but...

A scene from the Bellas final performance in Pitch Perfect. Image taken by Lizzy Doctorov.

‘Pitch Perfect’: Hilarious, relatable, and perfect for music fans

October 28, 2013

A DJ turned a cappella performer along with award-winning stand-up comedian Rebel Wilson makes for a hilarious film. "Pitch Perfect" was so popular with music and dance fans that it is having a sequel...

Romeo & Juliet promotional poster

A dashing Romeo and lovely Juliet return to the big screen

October 16, 2013

The nurse’s statement of, “I must say, you have good taste in men” cannot be more true, as audiences are dazzled by Romeo (Douglas Booth) as soon as they see him. The newest adaptation of William...

Century 12 movie theater in San Mateo

Fight Club illustrates society’s shortcomings since 1999

September 29, 2013

“Fight Club” is a movie to get you thinking about what happens in society’s basements where anything goes. In this film, an everyday office worker (Edward Norton) suffering from insomnia meets a...

Century 20 Downtown Redwood City Movie Theater
Credit to Elizabeth Doctorov

Funny or fail?

September 17, 2013

“We’re the Millers” is an original movie, giving audiences a new view on drug dealing while trying to keep scenes comedic. In this film, when low-level drug dealer David Clark (Jason Sudeikis)...

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