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

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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

Maya Campbell

Maya Campbell, Podcast Producer

Maya Campbell is a senior at Carlmont High School, and this is her third year in the journalism program. She is interested in sports and politics and hopes to become a biotech lawyer one day. She likes playing the drums, running, and cooking. She is also a member of the Carlmont Cross Country and Track teams.

Twitter: @ _mayacampbell

All content by Maya Campbell

Boba review: San Mateo’s TP Tea

October 4, 2022

Another day, another boba shop opens. TP Tea, in San Mateo, Calif. is still in a soft opening stage but is already making waves on the boba scene. With a convenient 4th avenue location, TP Tea has been...

Boba review: how ‘sweet’ is Sweet Moment?

September 19, 2022

In downtown San Mateo alone, one can find over 15 different boba shops within walking distance. However, the quality of tea, ambiance, and options can differ drastically from place to place. To a new boba...

Michael Shaikh captures a photo of Afghans walk the streets of Kabul.

Surviving the war on terror

May 13, 2022

When the American troops first arrived, Farouq Samim was optimistic about the future of Afghanistan. An overwhelming sense of hope was present at the American’s first arrival. Since 1996, the Taliban...

The exterior of the Boba Guys location in San Carlos.

Boba Guys summer drinks are out of season

May 8, 2022

Enticing flavors don’t always equal quality. The recent release of seasonal drinks from the popular boba chain Boba Guys, displayed this reality. Boba Guys typically releases seasonal drinks twice a...

Cannabis Station, a medical marijuana dispensary, is located at the site of a former gas station at 20th Avenue and Lawrence Street in Denver, Colorado.

Opinion: Cannabis legislation needs to change

March 16, 2022

 Weed. Pot. Marijuana. These names refer to the simultaneously legal and illegal Schedule I controlled substance known as cannabis. The status of cannabis as a Schedule I controlled substance...

The newly renovated exterior of Hillsdale Mall. Pictured is Pinstripes, a joint bowling and dining establishment.

Opinion: Consumer spaces are trying too hard

February 17, 2022

Sticky, grimy floors. Fluorescent lighting. Overpriced, unhealthy food. Chain stores and restaurants.  This phenomenon known as the mall has been a staple in towns across the world since the 1950s....

Inmates work on SQ News in the San Quentin Newsroom, pre-COVID-19.

Behind the walls: The story of San Quentin News

January 29, 2022

Jesse Vasquez spent eight months working his way up from a staff writer to editor-in-chief. He oversaw around 12 journalists who published articles online and in a physical publication. The publication...

TypeLife

TypeLife

November 8, 2021

TypeLife Ep. 2: Te versus Ti

September 29, 2021

Race to your seats because this week's episode of TypeLife is here! On this episode of TypeLife, host Maya Campbell is joined by junior and fellow personality type connoisseur Zara Ainge. This week,...

Womens March San Francisco attendees raise fists and hold signs in support of missing and murdered Indigenous women in 2018.

Opinion: Gabby Petito’s death spotlights media racism

September 27, 2021

Her body was covered in stab wounds.  Fourteen, to be exact. As she lay there, at the end of a dirt road, her final breath went unheard and unseen.  Her name was Katina Locklear, and you’ve likely...

TypeLife Ep. 1: Back to basics

September 7, 2021

Learning about personality types has never been easier with the podcast TypeLife! Come and listen with your one and only host, Maya Campbell, and learn about yourself and your thinking processes. This...

 While vaccines are rolling out to younger age groups in the U.S., other countries are struggling with new COVID variants.

ScotSkim: COVID-19 variants, vaccines for tweens, and patents

May 14, 2021

What Happened: The situation concerning COVID-19 in India is one of the worst in the world. Case numbers are skyrocketing, and it doesn't seem like it is getting better anytime soon.  What are the...

The Johnson & Johnson vaccine is the first single-shot COVID vaccine available in the U.S.

ScotSkim: COVID-19 Relief, Vaccines, and Variants

March 4, 2021

What Happened?  The House, led by Democrats, narrowly passed a $1.9 trillion relief bill that did not raise the minimum wage. A margin of 219-212 passed it, with two Democrats joining Republicans in...

A stack of Amazon boxes on the front porch of a home.

Selfishness on the rise

February 15, 2021

Power and success always go hand in hand. To achieve success, we often hear about working hard and being kind. However, the most influential people do not get there by ordinary means.  Jeff Bezos,...

Redditors users drive up price of GameStop stocks.

ScotSkim: GME, Robinhood, Investigation

February 4, 2021

What Happened? Members of a subreddit called R/wallstreetbets have purchased heavily shorted stocks such as GameStop (GME) in a coordinated "short-squeeze" and have lost hedge fund managers millions,...

Rioters stormed the capitol on Jan. 6.

ScotSkim: Ashli Babbitt, QAnon, and Antifa

January 13, 2021

Authorities identify woman killed by police in U.S. Capitol rioting Ashli Babbit, a war veteran and supporter of QAnon, was shot and killed at the capitol last Wednesday. Why was she killed?  Babbit...

Oakland is the third-largest city in the Bay Area, and in 2019 saw a 47% increase in the population of homeless people. As the homeless population rises, prices rise and make it harder for people to get back on their feet.

Income inequality worsens as housing prices rise

December 16, 2020

Income disparity is leaving Californians in the dust. As housing prices rise, the economically disadvantaged are falling into homelessness and poverty. The Bay Area is one of the most economically diverse...

A group of people play in an unsanctioned pickup soccer game, wearing no face coverings and not practicing social distancing.

Redwood City parks enforce COVID-19 guidelines

November 14, 2020

The Redwood City Parks and Recreation Department has begun tackling the issue of people not following guidelines and people holding unsanctioned soccer games at the parks. While these two instances...

The farmers market reopens for the community to enjoy local produce, flowers, and more.

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The farmers' market reopens for the community to enjoy local produce, flowers, and more.

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