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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

Maddy Ting

Maddy Ting, Social Media Editor-in-Chief

Maddy is a senior at Carlmont High School. She's the Social Media Editor-in-Chief for Scot Scoop. In her free time, she enjoys drawing, writing stories, and playing video games. To check out her portfolio, click here.

Twitter: @ardentiia

All content by Maddy Ting

Arospace Ep. 5: Landing at the season finale

May 10, 2021

In Arospace's fifth and final episode, hosts Chelsea Chang, Kasey Liu, and Jack Hansen discuss the American dialogue on sex and romance, from how it shows up in everyday life to mainstream media. They...

Arospace Ep. 4: Arriving at the representation station

April 19, 2021

In the fourth episode of Arospace, hosts Maddy Ting and Elise Hsu go over historic and modern-day asexual and aromantic representation, particularly the media's noticeable lack of support in the past....

Arospace Ep. 1: Blast off! Navigating the myth storm

February 21, 2021

In the first episode of Arospace, Maddy, Chelsea, and Kasey will be busting some myths about aromanticism and asexuality, as well as answering a few commonly asked questions. Later, they'll be joined...

Protesters flooded San Mateo streets on Wednesday to protest the death of George Floyd at the hands of a police officer.

Locals flood San Mateo streets to demand justice

June 6, 2020

"I can't breathe." Pressed up against the railings of the San Mateo Police Department, the crowd is a seething mass of people, their voices raised as one. The death of George Floyd on May 25 by a police...

Apodcalypse Ep. 3: Quarantine cat-tastrophe

Apodcalypse Ep. 3: Quarantine cat-tastrophe

May 13, 2020

As we try to stay in touch with our friends, family, and loved ones, we do our best to look on the bright side: at least we have our cats for company. Join hosts Maddy Ting, Rachel McCrea, and Emma O'Connor...

Were four weeks into distance learning, and its time for a check-in. Join Maddy, Rachel, and Emma as they discuss mental health during quarantine, picking up new hobbies, and how theyre staying healthy and sane.

Apodcalypse Ep. 2: Our new normal

April 22, 2020

We're four weeks into distance learning, and it's time for a check-in. Join hosts Maddy, Rachel, and Emma as they discuss topics like mental health, picking up new hobbies, and how they're staying healthy...

Right now, lifes a little crazy. As the news swirls with pandemic stories from across the world, join Maddy, Rachel, and Emma as they talk about how COVID-19 is affecting their everyday lives.

Apodcalypse Ep 1: Boredom strikes

April 6, 2020

When boredom strikes, what should you do? Right now, life's a little crazy. As the news swirls with pandemic stories from across the world, join Maddy, Rachel, and Emma as they talk about how COVID-19...

Before, stores were always stocked with supplies. Now, with the coronavirus spreading in full force, shopping aisles are picked barren.

Opinion: Stop storming the stores and stockpiling supplies

March 14, 2020

You walk into a local store after it took you nearly an hour to find parking. Your eyes scan the shelves, looking for hand sanitizer, wipes, supplies to keep you and your family safe from coronavirus....

Celebrating diversity is essential to opening our minds and learning more about other cultures.

Why celebrate diversity?

March 4, 2020

Diversity can mean a lot of different things, but at its core, it's the acknowledgment of differences, the uniqueness that separates us in every possible way. In some respects, this individuality might...

Swing Club performs to Never Had A Friend Like Me, highlighting the inclusive nature of Heritage Fair towards cultures at Carlmont.

Heritage Fair recognizes cultures at Carlmont

March 4, 2020

The roar of the crowd echoes in her ears as the spotlight beams, highlighting her still figure. All eyes are on her, and yet, she doesn't falter as she explodes into movement, the tapping of her shoes...

A voter registration and absentee ballot lies on a table in the Airman and Family Readiness Center.

The 2020 Democratic Primaries: Super Tuesday

March 2, 2020
All you need to know to prepare for the Democratic primaries and 2020 presidential elections
A smaller monitor set up in the corner of A10 allowed other members to play tournament matches during club meetings.

Carlmont Smash tournament is a ‘smashing’ success

January 1, 2020

Bystanders watch eagerly as the two characters onscreen exchange blows back and forth. The players sit hunched, eyes alert, entirely focused on the battle. Their fingers fly across their controllers...

Layton Greene’s Tell Ya Story is an emotional rollercoaster, unafraid to confront the darkest of topics.

Layton Greene’s ‘Tell Ya Story’ strikes at the heart

December 8, 2019

Layton Greene’s debut album is a rollercoaster of emotions, but you won’t hear me complaining. Arguably, it’s the very real aspect of “Tell Ya Story” that brings each individual track together,...

Queer Time S2E5: Intracommunity Issues

December 3, 2019

No community is perfect, and the LGBTQ community is no exception. On today's episode of Queer Time Podcast, Maddy, Zach, and Miki sit down to discuss their opinions on issues within the LGBTQ community....

Firefighters with the Camp Pendleton Fire Department combat a fire in the Santa Margarita/De Luz Housing area on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, July 6, 2018.(U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Dylan Chagnon)

When a Tower Falls

November 6, 2019

If you took an image of any of the 15 fires that have afflicted California in the last week, it would look like a snapshot from hell. Here in the Belmont-San Carlos area, the air pollutant PM 2.5 lingers...

Queer Time S2E4: Breaking News – Supreme Court

October 27, 2019

On today's episode, Maddy, Zach, and Miki cover the latest breaking news fresh off the press. If you’re confused about the Supreme Court, the presidential candidates’ plans for LGBTQ+ rights, or want...

Queer Time Podcast is run by three teenagers who report on current events in the LGBTQ community and provide their own commentary.

Queer Time S2E3: Who am I?

October 9, 2019

In today's episode, "Who am I?" guest star Emma Evans joins Maddy on a discussion about questioning one's sexuality. Zach finishes off the episode by talking about recent studies on conversion therapy...

Podcasts are rising in popularity, leading to a spike in both the listening to and creation of podcasts.

Opinion: Podcasts are the future of audio

October 8, 2019

The average American spends more than 4.5 hours each day listening to music. But in a few years, that may change.  This is not because music is going out of style. Rather, a new trend is coming to...

In todays episode, Maddy, Zach, and Miki cover LGBT+ rights in Asia.

Queer Time S2E2: LGBTQ+ Rights in Asia and the Middle East

September 17, 2019

  On today's episode of Queer Time Podcast, Maddy, Zach, and Miki cover LGBT+ rights across Asia and the Middle East. They discuss the progress being made in these countries and how it fares compared...

Queer Time S2E1: Gender Identity

September 3, 2019

The Queer Time Podcast crew returns in Season 2 Episode 1: Gender Identity! Today, Maddy, Zach, and Miki welcome you back with an in-depth discussion on the connotations surrounding the idea of gender...

Queer Time Podcast is run by three teenagers who report on current events in the LGBTQ community and provide their own commentary.

Queer Time Episode Ten: Government and Politics

May 15, 2019

On the season one finale of Queer Time Podcast, Maddy and Zach discuss the LGBTQ community's relationship with government and politics. They cover the finalization of Donald Trump's military trans...

Queer Time Podcast is run by three teenagers who report on current events in the LGBTQ community and provide their own commentary.

Queer Time Episode Nine: Mainstream Media – Part Three: Movies & Television

May 1, 2019

  Episode Nine: Mainstream Media will be split into three parts: music, books, and television & movies. On today's episode of Queer Time Podcast comes the last part of Episode Nine:...

Queer Time Podcast is made up of three teenagers dedicated to reporting current LGBTQ news and topics.

Queer Time Episode Nine: Mainstream Media – Part Two: Books

April 21, 2019

Episode Nine: Mainstream Media will be split into three parts: music, books, and television & movies. On today's episode of Queer Time Podcast, 'Episode Nine: Mainstream Media - Part Two: Books,'...

Queer Time Podcast is made up of three teenagers dedicated to reporting current LGBTQ news and topics.

Queer Time Episode Nine: Mainstream Multimedia – Part One: Music

April 17, 2019

Episode Nine: Mainstream Media will be split into three parts: music, books, and television & movies. In Part One of Episode Nine, Zach discusses controversy in the LGBTQ music community along...

Queer Time Podcast is run by three teenagers who report on current events in the LGBTQ community and provide their own commentary.

Queer Time Episode Eight: Resistance

March 27, 2019

  On this episode of Queer Time Podcast, Maddy and Zach talk about resistance to the LGBTQ community here in America and abroad, while Miki conducts an interview about LGBTQ education in...

Queer Time Podcast is run by three teenagers who report on current events in the LGBTQ community and provide their own commentary.

Queer Time Episode Seven: Equality Act & Birmingham

March 23, 2019

  On this episode of Queer Time Podcast, Zach discusses the Equality Act and a recent controversy surrounding a school in Birmingham. Edited by Mikayla (Miki) Nguyen.

Queer Time Podcast is run by three teenagers who report on current events in the LGBTQ community and provide their own commentary.

[Photo] Queer Time Episode Two: The Oscars and LGBT Representation

January 28, 2019

Queer Time Podcast is run by three teenagers who report on current events in the LGBTQ community and provide their own commentary.

Queer Time Podcast is run by three teenagers who report on current events in the LGBTQ community and provide their own commentary.

Queer Time Episode Six: The Methodist Church, California Bills, and Jussie Smollett

March 4, 2019

On this episode of Queer Time Podcast, Maddy and Zach discuss the Methodist Church, recent developments in the Jussie Smollett attack, and new bills drafted in California. If you have any questions...

Queer Time Podcast is run by three teenagers who report on current events in the LGBTQ community and provide their own commentary.

Queer Time Episode Five: Controversy and a New Global Campaign

February 25, 2019

Maddy and Zach discuss events surrounding controversy in the LGBTQ community and a new global campaign run by the Trump Administration regarding the decriminalization of homosexuality. Edited by Maddy...

Queer Time Podcast is run by three teenagers who report on current events in the LGBTQ community and provide their own commentary.

Queer Time Episode Four: New Jersey, Kansas, and Pakistan

February 11, 2019

On this episode, Rachel and Zach discuss New Jersey, Kansas, Pakistan, and Ed Buck. Edited by Zachary Khouri.

Queer Time Podcast is run by three teenagers who report on current events in the LGBTQ community and provide their own commentary.

Queer Time Episode Three: Events Troubling the LGBTQ Community and Gender Dysphoria

February 4, 2019

This week, Rachel discusses the Chechnya Gay Purge, the hate crime against Jussie Smollett, the Supreme Court Ban, and gender dysphoria. Edited by Zachary Khouri.

Parental expectations of typical teenage behavior can often overwhelm a teenager, causing them to assume that they have to conform to stereotypes.

Teenagers need understanding, not fixing

January 31, 2019

"I hate you!" Her words echo down the hallway, followed by the slam of a bedroom door and the distinctive click of a lock. Her parents are left gaping at the barrier between them and their teen child,...

Queer Time Podcast is run by three teenagers who report on current events in the LGBTQ community and provide their own commentary.

Queer Time Episode One: Jair, Jared, and Gender ID Laws

January 14, 2019

On this episode of Queer Time, we will be discussing Jair Bolsoñaro, Jared Polis, Stephens College, and California's new self-gender ID law. Stay tuned to the end to hear our opinions on gender stereotypes. DISCLAIMER:...

Alyssa Fong is a graduate of Carlmont and currently attends University of California, Los Angeles.

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January 14, 2019

Alyssa Fong is a graduate of Carlmont and currently attends University of California, Los Angeles.

Parents can often be confused by teenage behavior and misinterpret it as something that needs to be fixed.

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January 14, 2019

Parents can often be confused by teenage behavior and misinterpret it as something that needs to be fixed.

A Stanford Splash student listens to a lecture about schizophrenia and psychosis.

Stanford Splash takes students beyond traditional school curriculum

December 7, 2018

Purple-colored schedules flutter in students' hands as they rush to class, relying on paper signs to find their way around the Stanford campus. This is no ordinary day, however. It's the weekend of...

Parents walk along a path to the Main Quad to pick their children up after Stanford Splash has concluded.

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December 7, 2018

Parents walk along a path to the Main Quad to pick their children up after Stanford Splash has concluded.

A Stanford Splash student watches Yamur Erhan draw a diagram on the whiteboard.

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December 7, 2018

A Stanford Splash student watches Yamur Erhan draw a diagram on the whiteboard.

Paper signs are posted around the Stanford campus to help Splash students find their way to their classes.

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December 7, 2018

Paper signs are posted around the Stanford campus to help Splash students find their way to their classes.

During the class, Weve All Got Herpes - An Intro to Virology, students make slime to add to their model herpes virus.

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December 7, 2018

During the class, "We've All Got Herpes - An Intro to Virology," students make slime to add to their model herpes virus.

Stanford Splash students wait to be picked up in the Main Quad.

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December 7, 2018

Stanford Splash students wait to be picked up in the Main Quad.

A team uses the idea of unity and clasping hands to represent this years Leap Sandcastle Classic theme.

[Photo] Leap Sandcastle Classic builds support for art education

November 8, 2018

A team uses the idea of unity and clasping hands to represent this year's Leap Sandcastle Classic theme.

A Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival banner advertises the celebration.

Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival means business

October 18, 2018

For many people, the Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival is a perfect way to celebrate the fall fervor. This year, the festival was open from Oct. 13 to Oct. 14, bringing back its traditional autumn-themed...

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