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

Mia Hogan

Mia Hogan, Staff Writer

Mia is a staff writer for Scot Scoop and the Highlander. This is her second year on the team and she is a junior. She is a member of the girls varsity volleyball team.


All content by Mia Hogan
The most recent whale carcass washed ashore on May 19.

Gray whale carcass found on Kelly Beach

May 28, 2015

Third time's the charm. Not really. On Tuesday, marking the third time within 30 days, San Mateo County found yet another dead whale washed ashore. Senior Natalie Tussy said, “Finding a dead whale...

BART takes on a new program aiming to reduce suicide.

BART announces new suicide prevention program

April 15, 2015

Suicide is not the route. In response to a large increase in suicides and suicide attempts, Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) has launched a new suicide intervention campaign. With guidance from the...

Lake Berryessa water levels decrease every year.

California expects the driest summer yet

April 9, 2015

California is in for the driest summer in years. Sierra Nevada Mountains’ snowfall has only reached 5 percent of annual averages. This week, California water officials preformed one of their regular...

Junior Sam Levy and sophomore Annabelle Lee are currently taking AS Physics.

A new break for physics

March 31, 2015

Go big or go home. Next year, aspiring physics students will face two options, the five-point AP class or four-point regular level physics. Students regularly pick a science path early on due to...

California charges largest penalty for safety violations ever

California charges largest penalty for safety violations ever

March 18, 2015

The Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) faces an additional $200 million penalty fee due to the San Bruno pipeline explosion in 2010. According to the National Transportation Safety Board, the...

The green in California may be gone in the next few decades.

What’s the drought all about?

March 4, 2015

California may be headed toward the resurrection of the 1930’s Dust Bowl. Marked as a period of severe dust storms that damaged the ecology and agriculture of the midwest, the Dust Bowl forced many...

Coastal areas are to expect king tides until  Thursday.

All hail the king tide

February 18, 2015

Since the Medieval Ages, only the bravest of them all challenged the king. Coastal Bay Area residents should be high alert around the waterfront this week due to king tides predicted to last until Thursday,...

Students with too much homework struggle to get an ample amount of sleep each night.

Students struggle with excessive amounts of homework

January 20, 2015

With higher demands and standards for  academic achievement, students face a 10 hour school day, longer than most adults with a paid working job. Although the school day only lasts on average seven...

Spare the Air extinguishes the flames

Spare the Air extinguishes the flames

January 12, 2015

Although California’s recent rainfall has provided comfort to locals due to the  four year drought, the state faces another pressing environmental issue. This week, Northern California has been under...

Logan Paul jumps over a car in a main road.

‘Do it for the Vine’ gets out of hand

January 12, 2015

“If you can dodge a car, you can dodge a ball.”  Famous Viner Logan Paul yells this at the camera seconds before running across a busy street into ongoing traffic. The 19 year-old boy’s lifestyle...

Galaxy Explorers aim to educate

Galaxy Explorers aim to educate

December 10, 2014

Anyone can explore the Milky Way with the help of Galaxy Explorers. The Galaxy Explorers program at Chabot Space & Science Center in Oakland provides high school students with community engaging...

Providing teens with guidance in decision making

Providing teens with guidance in decision making

November 19, 2014

Jimmy felt the pressure to take a hit. He went to a party hosted by a friend’s friend, aware that illegal substances would be there and the host had a reputation. Debating to fit in and make his...

Help is here

Help is here

November 6, 2014
In one second, one can make the decision where there is no turning back and no second chance.
A call to give a voice to the powerless

A call to give a voice to the powerless

October 22, 2014

A phone and perseverance is all it takes to save an animal’s life. The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) provides teenagers the chance to make a difference through phone banking. The goal...

Children receive costumes for Halloween.

Ghouls and goblins roam hospitals

October 8, 2014

Living in a hospital could be anyone’s Halloween nightmare. Both children, families, and the community are greatly impacted once one moves into the hospital for daily medical treatment. Since 2006,...

Students join worlds largest environmental group

Students join world’s largest environmental group

September 14, 2014

Imagine being a part of the Sierra Club, the world’s largest environmental organization. Green Youth Alliance (GYA) allows students to take charge in pressing environmental issues in the Bay Area...

 Fewins smiles for the camera.

New student or new teacher?

September 5, 2014
“What sets me apart from other teachers is that I probably get mistaken for a student more than other teachers just because I am so small,” said Fewins.

Relay supports all who fight against cancer

May 8, 2014

Walk, skip, jog, or run. Everyone is there for the same reason, to find a cure for cancer. Sponsored by the American Cancer Society [ACS], Relay for Life is an annual community fundraiser for those...

We are being treated as guinea pigs.

Testing for the guinea pigs

April 24, 2014

Testing for prospective national standardized testing next week created mixed emotions across campus. April 28 and 29, juniors and will participate in national standardized tests known as Smarter Balanced....

Aprils fools may not just be all jokes.

The new era of April Fools

April 3, 2014

“When I bit into that spicy Oreo, I knew it was an April Fool’s Day joke.” Sophomore Alex Singer, who bit into that cookie, never expected to be tricked by her mother. Dating back to 1562,...

Current bell schedule

Block schedule: to praise or forget

March 20, 2014

This week all Sequoia High School Union District sophomores with a few upperclassman took the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) leading to a block schedule on March 18 and 19. To graduate high...

The secret is out.

The secret is out

March 9, 2014

Theatrical production ‘Secrets’ is returning to Carlmont for parents, students and teachers on May 8. The play promptly starts at after seventh period from 3:30 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. Students who...

Math contest allows elites to stand out.

Off to the math Olympiad

February 9, 2014

The American Math Competition left Carlmont math elites praying to head to the International Mathematical Olympics, along with a relaxed day for non-participants. Feb. 4 students left their third and...

Donate to your local library today!

Food buys happiness

December 9, 2013

Local libraries turn to the community this month accepting food donations in return to clear fines. San Mateo County Libraries are accepting non perishable food donations at any 12 branches for their...

Take home a new pair of clogs and a best friend today.

Popping tags with kitties in my pocket

November 14, 2013

No single store has the ability to sell clocks, clogs, cats and coats all at once in the same location. The Peninsula Humane Society (PHS), is grateful for their thrift shop Pick of the Litter. Located...

Halloween Candy

‘Tis the season to be giving

November 1, 2013

Gift giving is at our doorsteps with Halloween candy donations to American troops. Students and faculty face a similar problem after Halloween every year; too much extra candy. This year instead of selling...

The Green Thumb of Carlmont

Carlmont’s active green community

October 23, 2013

Known as the club with Lorenzo sandwiches during the clubs fair or Green Youth Alliance, the executive board searched for additional members. Students interested about learning more on the environment...

Scots study in Latin America

Scots study in Latin America

October 3, 2013

The Amigos de las Americas program is currently looking for motivated Spanish speaking Carlmont students to volunteer in Latin America this summer along with students all around the country. Every summer,...

Clean beaches make happy people

Clean beaches make happy people

September 20, 2013

Every third week of Sept. each year, volunteers statewide spend three hours cleaning up beaches, waterways, and lakes. This event is part of the International Coastal Cleanup, organized by the Ocean Conservancy,...

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Mia Hogan