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

Matt DeGraff, Staff Writer

Sophomore Matt DeGraff is a soccer player and a writer for Scots Scoop News.

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Hosni Mubarak with his family, including sons Alaa and Gamal.
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Hosni Mubarak sentenced to jail

May 21, 2014

A Cairo court sentenced former president Hosni Mubarak to three years in prison, after convicting him of embezzlement. Mubarak was removed from power in 2011 during a popular uprising after he had spent...

Neymar in the Confederations Cup
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Brazil announces World Cup squad

May 8, 2014

Brazil announced its World Cup 23 man squad on May 7. Head coach Luis Felipe Scolari named 17 world cup rookies, while leaving out experienced, but aging stars like Kaka and Ronaldinho. Sophomore...

Al Qaeda members in Syria.
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Senior Al Qaeda member moves to Syria

April 23, 2014

One of Al Qaeda’s senior leadership people, Sanafi al Nasr, has relocated to Syria. Al Nasr is living openly in Syria, using his twitter account to communicate to his followers. Sophomore Cameron...

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English classes may not exactly teach english

March 30, 2014

"The umbrella is blue. "  Sentences like this drive high school students crazy. English teachers may tell their students that the umbrella is blue because the author wanted to show the character's sadness. But...

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Toronto mayor smoking description released

March 19, 2014

A judge released a description of a tape of Toronto mayor Rob Ford smoking what appears to be crack cocaine along with other court documents on March 19. News reports in May first reported the video's...

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Colombia, Ukraine fire chief military officers

February 19, 2014

Colombia and Ukraine fired their chief military officers on Feb. 18 and 19, respectively. The Ukrainian announcement came a day after protesters and police forces clashed, leaving over 20 dead and more...

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Libya destroys chemical weapons

February 11, 2014

According to the foreign minister of Libya, Mohamed Abdelaziz, the North African country has destroyed all of its chemical weapons that remain from the reign of Muammar Gaddafi. Abdelziz said, "Libya...

The Caspian Sea in Iran.

Iran wants tourists

January 23, 2014

Since the election of Hassan Rouhani as president of Iran in Nov. 2013, Iran has stepped up efforts to increase their tourism industry. So far, Rouhani's administration has claimed success, saying that...

President Barack Obama speaking.

Obama lies about Obamacare

December 12, 2013

President Barack Obama has said many things, but not many of those things are true. One of Obama’s many inaccurate statements is that his Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, will, in his words, “cover...

Senior Simone McCarthy takes on a defender.

Lady Scots down Bearcats behind Fong double

December 4, 2013

Sophomore Kayla Fong scored two goals to help the Lady Scots defeat the Palo Alto High School Bearcats 2-0. The game was scoreless until partway through the second half when Fong got the ball in the...

Lady Scots ready for Cowboys

Lady Scots ready for Cowboys

November 14, 2013

The Carlmont Lady Scots travel to Salinas to face the Salinas High School Cowboys in a CCS volleyball showdown on Nov. 14. Nov. 14 will be the first and only meeting of the teams this season, with the...

The Lady Scots talk strategy during a timeout.

Bears maul Lady Scots

November 4, 2013

The Menlo-Atherton Bears varsity volleyball team came to play Halloween night, easily defeating the Lady Scots in four sets. The Bears had the lead throughout the first set but were unable to pull away,...

Sophomore Erin Alonso dives for the ball.

Lady Scots tame Wildcats

October 3, 2013

The Carlmont Lady Scots beat the Woodside Wildcats in five tightly-contested sets Oct 3. After dropping the first set 25-23, the Lady Scots came back and won the second set 25-20.  They then lost the...

The Lady Scots celebrate their victory.

Victory for Lady Scots

September 19, 2013

Fans showed up in force to cheer the Lady Scots to victory over the Sacred Heart Prep Gators in three sets Thursday night. After their practice, the Carlmont football team came to cheer on the volleyball...

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