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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

Mahika Reddy

Mahika Reddy, Staff Writer

Mahika Reddy is a sophomore at Carlmont High School. The 2022-23 school year is her first year with journalism and writing for Scot Scoop. She is one of Carlmont's sophomore class vice presidents, and in her free time, she enjoys listening to music, reading, and spending time with her friends.

Twitter: @_mahika_r

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May was first recognized nationally as Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month in 1992. Allison Huh, founder of the San Mateo County Dear Asian Youth chapter and sophomore at Crystal Springs Uplands School, recognizes the month as crucial to their mission of spreading awareness of Asian American culture and issues. “Last year, we celebrated by giving a brief historical background pertaining to how it was started, ideas for celebrating, and how AAPI Heritage Month is celebrated in other ethnically diverse countries,” Huh said.

AAPI Month highlights student-led culture clubs and organizations

Mahika Reddy, Staff Writer May 20, 2023

In Bay Area schools, where the Asian population tends to be large, Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month shines a light on Asian culture clubs and organizations. These student-led clubs...

Barriers around the 700 block of Laurel Street create an open center for outdoor dining and walking.

San Carlos plans to revamp Laurel Street

Mahika Reddy, Staff Writer April 10, 2023

Three years after the COVID-19 pandemic forced San Carlos’ downtown to close, the city has decided to create and implement long-term plans that aim to transform the street.  When the first COVID-19...

Evarista Gonzales, a freshman at Carlmont, uses insulin lispro injection (owned by Eli Lilly and Company) to treat her diabetes. Humalog is a fast-acting insulin and one of Lillys most popular products.

Multiple pharmaceutical companies reveal plans to slash insulin prices

Mahika Reddy, Staff Writer March 26, 2023

Eli Lilly and Co. was the first major pharmaceutical company to announce that it will reduce the price of its most commonly used insulin product by 70%, effective May 2023. Along with a few other changes,...

Recent earthquake destruction in Jandiris, a town in northern Syria.

Turkey-Syria earthquakes highlight the importance of earthquake preparedness

Mahika Reddy, Staff Writer March 5, 2023

As the death count continues to climb due to the earthquakes in Syria and Turkey, topping 40,000, Bay Area residents begin to refocus on the importance of earthquake preparedness in such an earthquake-prone...

As exciting, futuristic AIs become more common, their ability to be used in unethical or dishonest ways has become a prevalent issue. “The question is, will we build it into our institutions in a way where its used responsibly?” said Oscar Cortez, an English teacher at Carlmont.

ChatGPT as a threat to academic integrity: A teacher perspective

Mahika Reddy, Staff Writer February 3, 2023

As technology and artificial intelligence (AI) get more and more advanced, a revolutionary new model created by the company OpenAI has become an object of public attention: ChatGPT.   ChatGPT is...

A girl takes her BeReal after quickly applying makeup and changing her clothes.

The reality of BeReal

Mahika Reddy, Staff Writer January 24, 2023

A flyaway hair. Retake the picture. Your mascara is smudged. Retake it. Your eyebrows look weird. Does the lighting make your acne look worse?  With typical social media apps like Instagram, the focus...

Purchasing tickets was a rollercoaster for fans, who report confusing queues and inconsistent dynamic pricing. A few days later, fans received the news that general sales would be cancelled.

Taylor Swift fans have bad blood with Ticketmaster

Mahika Reddy and Kianna Young December 1, 2022

When Taylor Swift announced her first tour since 2018, her post garnered over 5.6 million likes as of Nov. 26, 2022. But Ticketmaster, the site responsible for all but two of the stadium venues, crashed,...

The Reading Bug is in one of the core parts of downtown San Carlos, located on Laurel Street.

The Reading Bug takes flight

Mahika Reddy and Kianna Young November 4, 2022

The Reading Bug, a beloved local bookstore, is set to move locations in 2024 after 15 years in its San Carlos location.  According to The Reading Bug's website, JMS Development Partners (JMS) outbid...

Sample ballots and voter information guides sent to all registered voters contain vital information about the ballot on which Proposition 31 will appear this November.

California’s Proposition 31 calls for absolute ban on sale of flavored tobacco products

Mahika Reddy and Kianna Young October 13, 2022

California voters will determine the fate of the state’s flavored tobacco industry through a monumental proposition on the upcoming ballot.  According to California’s Official Voter Information...

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