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

The student news site of Carlmont High School in Belmont, California.

Scot Scoop News

Mandy Hitchcock

Mandy Hitchcock, ScotCenter Editor-in-Chief

Mandy Hitchcock is currently a senior at Carlmont High School and Editor-in-Chief of ScotCenter. Apart from running, music, and homework, she spends her free time playing with her dog and going out with friends. To check out her portfolio, click here.

Twitter: @mandyannne

All content by Mandy Hitchcock
Both Kaimei Gescuk and Tanner Anderson were recruited by Division 1 schools for their athletic capabilities.

Fair Play

November 1, 2019

After more than a century, California’s legislature challenged the legacy of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) has instilled in the very fabric of collegiate sports.  This was brought...

The Plight of the Honeybee

October 23, 2019

The role of the honeybee is crucial to the very fabric of human life. However, despite the impact honeybees play in providing us with a wide variety of beneficial products to fostering pollination on...

Ralph Crame: Parenting and principal-ing

Ralph Crame: Parenting and principal-ing

August 27, 2019

Principal Ralph Crame considers the path which led him to his position at Carlmont and the happenstance of working where his kids went to school — in other words, the balancing act of parenting and principal-ing. Check...

Kaimei Gescuk: Mindset of success

Kaimei Gescuk: Mindset of success

June 20, 2019

Kaimei Gescuk, a junior, describes her path towards becoming a runner and the strength she needs to get there. Check out the Humans of Carlmont Anchor page here.

Humans of Carlmont

Humans of Carlmont

June 20, 2019

Amid the waxed hallways and sun-warmed pavement of Carlmont High School, each person has a story to tell. Whether they shoulder a backpack or carry a briefcase, the Humans of Carlmont podcast shares...

Artisanal bakery honors family and Argentinian roots

March 7, 2019

Lolita Artisanal Bakery is not your average bakery. Silvia Leiva Browne’s wide assortment of treats comes to the Hillsdale Mall, offering customers a taste of Argentina. While preserving traditional...

Local chocolatier crafts sweets and community

February 5, 2019

The Go To Chocolate stall not only brings a wide variety of locally sourced chocolate goods to the College of San Mateo Farmers’ Market but a penchant for small businesses in the Bay Area as well; take...

Dog flu tests pet owners’ attentiveness

January 19, 2019

Dogs typically finish their vaccinations within their puppy years and then make additional visits to the vet for boosters and checkups. Still, pet owners should be aware that there is always the opportunity...

Ivanka Trump sent hundreds of government related emails through a personal account last year, despite the existing backlash Hillary Clinton faced in 2016.

ScotSkim: at the top

November 26, 2018

Email controversy erupts once again with Ivanka Trump’s use of a private account Hundreds of government business emails were sent out last year through a personal email account, unbeknownst to the public...

A red sun and hazy skies were the dominant signs of the Camp Fire raging some couple hundred miles away from Carlmont High School.

[Photo] Camp Fire smoke burns sports schedules

November 13, 2018

A red sun and hazy skies were the dominant signs of the Camp Fire raging some couple hundred miles away from Carlmont High School.

[Video] Student gymnast flips training hours into new opportunities

October 31, 2018

Carlmont student Ekaterina Mcleod, a junior, faces the pressures and expectations of not only high school, but gymnastics as well. Her seven hours plus of earning an education Monday through Friday is...

Kimmie Ct. residents were required to evacuate their homes Oct. 6 as a result of a gas leak caused by drilling.

[Photo] Gas leaks threaten Belmont residents

October 10, 2018

Kimmie Ct. residents were required to evacuate their homes Oct. 6 as a result of a gas leak caused by drilling.

[Video] Students tackle balancing multiple sports

October 2, 2018

Carlmont High School students Samantha Turtle, a sophomore, and Tyler Dartnell, a junior, push themselves to take on the time and commitment of participating in more than one sport. In order to balance...

Students received two seed bombs and a how to flyer at the Save the Bees booth.

[Photo] Save the Bees Day creates a buzz around campus

September 16, 2018

Students received two seed bombs and a how to flyer at the Save the Bees booth.

Students traverse between their scheduled classes, making the best out of their time at Carlmont.

Course schedules pave the way for students’ futures

September 7, 2018

Student transcripts hold the potential to determine a college acceptance, a livelihood, and a student's future. It’s no wonder Carlmont’s specialized course schedules, one for every two thousand...

[Video] Renowned cellist Jeremy Tai inspires Carlmont Instrumental Music students

May 20, 2018

On May 9, 19-year-old cellist Jeremy Tai gave a masterclass to Carlmont’s Symphony Orchestra. Later, he performed Cello Concerto in E Minor, Op. 85 with the Peninsula Symphony Orchestra.

Carlmont Dance and CTTA’s ‘On Broadway’ is met with thunderous applause

May 16, 2018

Scheduled Friday and Saturday night, Carlmont Dance and Carlmont Technical Theatre Association joined forces for the 2018 dance performance. Their production featured songs from Chicago, Les Misérables,...

Rory Snyder conducts Symphony Orchestra on board the cruise ship.

Carlmont Instrumental Music cruises abroad

April 28, 2018

Sunny blue skies and solid ground greeted all 108 Carlmont music students once they disembarked the Carnival Inspiration cruise ship. Every other year, the Carlmont Instrumental Music program books...

Facing frequent location transfers, foster children often are able to fit all of their belongings within a suitcase.

Carlmont Cares program welcomes foster and homeless students

April 23, 2018

In just one day you lose your bedroom, home, parents, friends, and the neighborhood you grew up in. Now put that day on repeat. The National Foster Youth Institute records that 33 percent of foster...

One by one, all 17 balloons were released. Untied with each passing minute, they honored the 17 lives lost.

[Photo] Gun control walkout regulations are determined by school districts

March 13, 2018

One by one, all 17 balloons were released. Untied with each passing minute, they honored the 17 lives lost.

Griffin Soelberg, and his parents, Ken and Danette Soelberg, who work on campus as a teacher and librarian, said: “I like [being on the same campus as my parents] because it makes me feel like I’m at home when I’m actually at school—I have a better attitude about school.”

Carlmont welcomes not only friendships, but families

February 28, 2018

It’s a morning like any other: your parent drops you off with your backpack slung over your shoulder… and walks into the school with you. Carlmont High School harbors close student friendships....

Erik Migdails Prius Prime replenishes its energy with the ECS at Carlmont.

Carlmont gears towards electric vehicle sustainability

February 8, 2018

One thousand five hundred forty million metric tons of carbon dioxide was spit into the air by motor fuel burning — in 2016 alone — and for transportation only. According to the Environmental Impact...

Subway sandwiches have been stacked alongside salads and condiments in the Student Union since Jan. 16.

Scots chomp into newly added Subway sandwiches at the Student Union

January 28, 2018

Sliced multigrain bread, layers of turkey, a line-up of tomatoes, and a smattering of mustard - these are just some of the typical ingredients in the sandwiches that now decorate the bins of Carlmont’s...

High school graduates face futures limited to college.

Students’ environment determines their future

January 23, 2018

Go to college. Get a job. Make money. Live a happy life. Contrary to what it may seem, the path towards a successful future has never been a simple one. However, time and time again, students have navigated...

Other options influenced by the era

January 23, 2018

Often, the specific time period determines the direction a student’s future will take. Seventy years ago, joining the military would have been common. Ralph Sternick, who graduated high school in...

A shoebox filled with treats bring happiness to children in need during the holiday season.

Shoeboxes filled with toys light up the holiday season

November 21, 2017

Empty cardboard shoeboxes packed with toys and goodies will be shipped out to kids internationally after being donated and collected throughout National Collection Week. Every year during the third...

Trick-or-treaters asked for  donations for the Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF project to provide emergency relief for kids affected by the earthquakes and hurricanes in Mexico and Puerto Rico.

Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF brews a Halloween full of candy and kindness

November 8, 2017

Screams and laughter filled the air as kids of all ages paraded around neighborhood streets carrying little orange boxes this Halloween. Since initiated by Carlmont Key Club in 2015, Trick-or-Treat...

Stanford Blood Center staff smile for the camera.

[Photo] Carlmont Blood Drive joins forces with Stanford Blood Center

October 21, 2017

Stanford Blood Center staff smile for the camera.

Snapchat and Instagram are fenced off on Carlmonts student Wi-Fi.

District blocks Snapchat and Instagram on school network

October 13, 2017

Snapchat is once again blocked on the school Wi-Fi network, and this time, Instagram is too. The Snapchat and Instagram ban on school Wi-Fi was instated on Feb. 14 this year. With the newly completed...

Load More Stories
Activate Search
The student news site of Carlmont High School in Belmont, California.
Mandy Hitchcock