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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

Nicholas Lee

Nicholas Lee, Staff Writer

Nicholas Lee (Class of 2025) is a junior at Carlmont High School and a vice president of Carlmont's Interact Club. He is currently in his second year of the journalism program. He is working towards getting to know the many individual stories in the Bay Area and what makes them interesting. In his time off, he is often seen reading, running, editing videos, hanging out with friends, and playing the guitar. To view his portfolio, you can click here.

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Captain Videos store stands strong despite nearly four decades of rapid change in the entertainment industry. That nostalgia of going back to when you were young and enjoying all the movies that you can watch and stop and rewind and fast forward is what brings customers here and Im all for it, said Ira Belfer, the owner of the last Captain Video store open today.

Rewinding into the past: the last standing Captain Video store remains open

Nicholas Lee, Staff Writer January 27, 2024

Ira Belfer opens the door to the Captain Video rental video store in San Mateo. Rows of VHS tapes, DVDs, and Blu-Ray discs on metal shelves meet his eyes as the early morning sun shines light onto the...

Voices of the people: Teen views on Israel-Hamas conflict

Inaaya Omer, Jasneh Sasan, and Nicholas Lee December 23, 2023

After the Oct. 7 attacks by Hamas on Israel, Israelis and Palestinians alike are mourning casualties in the complex, nuanced conflict. The repercussions of this regional war have resonated globally, triggering...

Opinion: A workaholic’s guide to caffeine

Nicholas Lee, Staff Writer October 4, 2023

Whether you are a student or professional, one way or another, caffeine has made an appearance. Whether it be a paper that needs to be turned in by tomorrow morning or a deadline rapidly approaching, caffeine...

Opinion: How social media causes political misinformation

Nicholas Lee, Staff Writer May 12, 2023

In the recent years following the pandemic, social media has become a more significant part of our everyday lives. Scrolling through our phones and typing on our laptops, we are constantly bombarded with...

Making an impact on the community through martial arts

Nicholas Lee, Staff Writer May 3, 2023

Throughout the years, martial arts have been a great way to both get exercise and find something special within ourselves. Teachers and students alike practice a form of art in which they break for fulfillment...

Four must-know video editing programs for beginners

Nicholas Lee, Staff Writer March 29, 2023

With the rise of social media content creation and the general increase in media production overall, video editing has become an incredibly useful skill for many people to have. However the sheer amount...

A student stares in the mirror as they prepare for the school day.

Inside the mind of mental health treatment

Nicholas Lee, Staff Writer January 25, 2023

Imagine spending all day in bed. Blissful, right? Now imagine that bed in an isolation chamber, under the watchful eye of a nurse.  This is the reality for some students suffering from mental illness...

Senior Matthew Abiezzi goes up for a block.

Scots fall to Vikings in close matchup

Nicholas Lee and Caiden La France December 16, 2022

Varsity boys basketball took a heartbreaking loss against the Lynbrook Vikings with a score of 63-56. The Scots have torn through competition over the past few years. Last year, they were the Peninsula...

Varsity girls cross country runners start their final race before Central Coast Section (CCS).

Scots stride past sickness towards CCS

Nicholas Lee and Caiden La France November 7, 2022

Girls varsity cross country came in 5th place during the final race of the season, securing them a spot in the Central Coast Section (CCS) playoff meet. The 2.9-mile race at the Crystal Springs Cross...

Juniors Sienna Reinders and Charlotte Gordon pushing through the final mile.

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Juniors Sienna Reinders and Charlotte Gordon pushing through the final mile.

Juniors Sienna Reinders and Charlotte Gordon turning the corner into the final mile.

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Juniors Sienna Reinders and Charlotte Gordon turn the corner into the final mile.

Sophomore Emma Goldman sprints towards the finish line.

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Sophomore Emma Goldman sprints towards the finish line.

Sophomore Samantha Crowther leads the race during the second mile.

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Sophomore Samantha Crowther leads the race during the second mile.

The Scots jog up the hill to finish their first mile.

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The Scots jog up the hill to finish their first mile.

Sophomore Kian Bhatt escapes a defender as he swims away with the ball.

Wildcats wash away Scots’ hopes of CCS

Nicholas Lee and Caiden La France October 21, 2022

Carlmont's boys varsity water polo team suffered a heartbreaking defeat to the Woodside Wildcats with a score of 5-3. This game was crucial as it was the final game of the season and the last chance for...

Senior Brendan Zelnis sets himself up to score.

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Senior Brendan Zelnis sets himself up to score.

Senior Brendon Zelnis preparing to take a shot.

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Senior Brendon Zelnis preparing to take a shot.

Carlmont and Woodside assist Dylan Lobo out of the pool.

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Carlmont and Woodside assist Dylan Lobo out of the pool.

Woodside and Carlmont players assist Lobo out of the pool.

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Woodside and Carlmont players assist Lobo out of the pool.

Woodside and Carlmont players aid an injured player out of the pool.

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Woodside and Carlmont players aid an injured player out of the pool.

The Scots scramble to block a shot by the Wildcats.

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The Scots scramble to block a shot by the Wildcats.

Junior Zane Tanabe takes a shot, attempting to break past Woodsides defense.

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Junior Zane Tanabe takes a shot, attempting to break past Woodside's defense.

Number two setting himself up for a pass.

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Number two setting himself up for a pass.

Coach Justine Hedlund advises her team during a timeout.

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Coach Justine Hedlund advises her team during a timeout.

Senior Brendan Zelnis blocking Woodsides pass.

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Senior Brendan Zelnis blocking Woodside's pass.

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