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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

Lucille Sanders

Lucille Sanders, Highlander Editor-in-Chief

Lucy Sanders, class of 2024 at Carlmont High School, joined the journalism team in 2021. She is looking forward to telling more stories this year and pursuing her role as editor-in-chief of the Highlander. When she isn't at school, she enjoys working at a local yoga studio and Barrett Community Center, and interning for the San Mateo Daily Journal.

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Mickey Rowe raises his hands in excitement after successfully juggling three random objects he found in the gymnasium before the assembly.

Mickey Rowe shares his story at Welcome Back Assembly

Lucille Sanders, Highlander Editor-in-Chief September 2, 2023

The new school year was off to an inspiring start after the Welcome Back Assembly on Sept. 1, which featured Mickey Rowe, a legally blind, autistic actor turned speaker and disability awareness advocate. Mickey...

The lavender labyrinth lies at the heart of the Phoenix Garden, and is frequented by meditators and people looking for relaxation.

Phoenix Garden builds sustainable avenues for San Mateo County

Lucille Sanders, Highlander Editor-in-Chief April 27, 2023

Acres of empty land on the San Mateo County Youth Services grounds was a destiny unfulfilled in 2010. Using design concepts to promote sustainability, education, and mental health, advocates for new opportunities...

The Bay Area will begin phasing out most natural gas water heaters and furnaces to combat environmental and public health issues. As a group, they are one of the largest emitters of nitrogen oxides of all stationary sources of air pollution,” said Erin DeMerritt, a public information officer at the Air District.

[Photo] Bay Area begins to phase out gas-fueled furnaces and water heaters

March 25, 2023

The Bay Area will begin phasing out most natural gas water heaters and furnaces to combat environmental and public health issues. "As a group, they are one of the largest emitters of nitrogen oxides of...

The train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio, released several toxic chemicals including vinyl chloride, butyl acrylate, and ethylene glycol. Some of these are highly flammable and toxic, such as vinyl chloride.  Others are less toxic, said Nicole Karn, lab supervisor and associate professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Findlay.

Up in the air: Community health concerns persist after Ohio train derailment

Lucille Sanders, Highlander Editor-in-Chief March 4, 2023

When a freight train carrying hazardous materials derailed in East Palestine, Ohio, authorities were called in to begin disaster protocol and address community concerns. Despite the protocols, Ohio residents...

When California saw some of the most rainfall it had seen since El Niño, many communities faced new challenges, including the Belmont Trailer Park.

The chaos after the storm

While many people celebrated New Year’s Eve with relaxing, rainy night-ins, Belmont and San Carlos’ emergency response teams were on call around the clock to manage the impacts of the biggest storm...

Through years of experience, therapist Suzanne Hughes has learned what the process is all about. Its walking alongside them, helping to understand themself better, so that they can make decisions about their life, Hughes said.

Therapist Suzanne Hughes’ passion for mental health inspires career path

Lucille Sanders, Highlander Editor-in-Chief February 5, 2023

With just $15,000, three interns, and a mission to alleviate what she calls “a radical tsunami of mental health needs,” Suzanne Hughes founded One Life Counseling Center in 2015. Here, anyone in the...

Whether it be in a bathroom or a backpack, when available, naloxone can be used like a nasal spray to rescue someone that has overdosed on opioids.

Opioid overdose reversal medication secures hope for tomorrow

Sienna Reinders and Lucille Sanders December 14, 2022

An opioid overdose can end a life in four to six minutes. However, it takes an average of seven minutes for emergency medical services to respond to an emergency. If naloxone is used in overdose situations,...

With unfathomable amounts being spent during the holidays, the traditional spirit has a monetary twist.

Opinion: Americans need to reallocate some of their holiday budget

Lucille Sanders, Highlander Editor-in-Chief December 10, 2022

While the holiday season may seem like a time for hot chocolate, warm blankets, and a break from school, Americans are shopping themselves into a spending frenzy above all else, materializing the holiday...

A teen from the Youth Advisory Committee of Belmont, CA helps out at a local high school fair for parents and students.

Opinion: Teen civic engagement is key to community building

Lucille Sanders, Highlander Editor-in-Chief November 16, 2022

The demand for community participation is as endless and prominent as ever.  Community service hours are often seen as a gateway to college and opportunities, but there are several ways to localize...

Problems behind common fishing practices

Lucille Sanders and Urvi Kulkarni November 8, 2022

While the development of the lucrative fishing industry has reeled in economic prosperity in the past, it has also led to a decline in marine ecosystems. One major issue that has roots in the fishing...

Possibilities and obstacles of sustainable fishing

Lucille Sanders and Urvi Kulkarni November 8, 2022

Sustainable fishing is defined by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries as protecting marine fauna, or animals, by using selective...

Sustainable fishing methods play a role in preserving fish populations for the future of the industry and the environment.

Below the boat

Lucille Sanders and Urvi Kulkarni November 8, 2022

The worldwide fishing industry employs a variety of methods to supply the demand of the masses, but its intricacies have major effects on the environment.  Many common practices lead to the decrease...

Store-bought fish comes in all shapes, sizes, and forms, but how it gets there is a mystery to many consumers.

Realities of the commercial fishing industry

Lucille Sanders and Urvi Kulkarni November 8, 2022

Problems behind common fishing practices While the development of the lucrative fishing industry has reeled in economic prosperity in the past, it has also led to a decline in marine ecosystems. One...

Regulations in the Bay Area foster sustainable fishing practices in San Francisco.

Strict regulations on the California coast spawn local sustainability

Lucille Sanders and Urvi Kulkarni November 8, 2022

Though the fishing waters can get murky overseas, the management of the local fishing industry supports the livelihoods of fishermen while protecting the environment.    The National Oceanic and...

[Video] San Francisco fisherman finds his place in nature

Lucille Sanders and Urvi Kulkarni November 7, 2022

While commercial fishing is profitable, it is also an opportunity for self-realization and personal growth as experienced by longtime San Francisco fisherman and poet John Mellor. You can find more of...

ExxonMobils patterns of prioritizing profit over ethics and the environment is negatively impacting the climate.

Opinion: ExxonMobil prioritizes profit at the expense of the environment

Lucille Sanders, Highlander Editor-in-Chief September 10, 2022

Don’t eat red meat. Ride your bike. Shop local. Do your part. The climate crisis is here, and the general population is taking on the burdens of the damage our large industries are creating for profit. We...

Many voters struggle to understand the voting process, and often question how much of an impact they will make if they vote.

Lack of information suppresses voter turnout

Lucille Sanders, Highlander Editor-in-Chief April 25, 2022

According to The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), the U.S. saw record voter turnout in the 2020 presidential election, with 66.7% of eligible voters participating, or 159 million people. However, the...

Injured players on the Carlmont JV girls soccer team watch their teammates practice from the sidelines.

Sidelined: the psychological toll of a sports injury

Stella Pavao and Lucille Sanders March 12, 2022

Two games in, and his season was over. He was carted off the field, and the game continued without him. Notre Dame's redshirt junior quarterback Malik Zaire knew he would never play the same way again. When...

Donald Newt holds traffic before ushering students safely across the street.

Donald Newt gives security a new meaning

Lucille Sanders, Highlander Editor-in-Chief March 3, 2022

You hear a man say hello to you as you walk on campus each morning. In between your classes, he asks how your day is going. As you leave school, he leads you and dozens of other students safely across...

The Jewish club connects many Jewish and non-Jewish students at Carlmont.

Jewish Club stands up against adversity

Lucille Sanders, Highlander Editor-in-Chief February 5, 2022

The Jewish community at Carlmont is united through shared heritage and beliefs. But, the Jewish Club takes their unity one step further by creating a safe space for open discussions about religion, culture,...

Monty stickers around campus remind students that they are required to wear masks indoors.

Students and teachers step up as COVID-19 rates rise

Lucille Sanders, Highlander Editor-in-Chief January 17, 2022

As COVID-19 keeps many students from their classes during the first few weeks of the second semester at Carlmont, effective communication from teachers is more important than ever. Last week, the SUHSD...

Scots double team a Vikings guard to prevent a Lynbrook basket.

Scots beat the Vikings in home opener

Stella Pavao and Lucille Sanders December 1, 2021

As the winter sports seasons ramp up, Carlmont JV boys basketball is no exception. On Tuesday, Nov. 30, Carlmont secured their second win against the Lynbrook Vikings in their first regular-season...

At practice, athletes pair up with one another to wrestle as Coach Ricardo Garcia circles the mat and gives critiques on form.

Co-ed wrestling team gears up for upcoming season

Lucille Sanders and Stella Pavao November 10, 2021

As the leaves are changing, so are the sports seasons at Carlmont. One of the many Carlmont sports teams preparing for the start of their season is co-ed wrestling.  With their first match coming up...

At an after-school practice, players run a drill to prepare their defense for the next game.

JV football prepares to play the night away at homecoming

Lucille Sanders and Stella Pavao October 19, 2021

While others are planning their Halloween costumes, the Carlmont JV football team is preparing to suit up for their first homecoming game on Oct. 29. Last year, the JV football team battled with COVID-19...

Carlmonts pool is left empty after the JV boys water polo game was canceled due to a COVID-19 case.

JV boys water polo’s hopes of victory drowned by COVID-19

Stella Pavao and Lucille Sanders September 29, 2021

Less than 48 hours before their game against Mills High School, JV boys water polo became the latest Carlmont sports team to fall victim to COVID-19 safety protocols. On Monday night, the team was...

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