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

Oliver Fichte

Oliver Fichte, Staff Writer

Oliver Fichte is a junior, and this is his second year in the journalism program. He is very excited to report on news from the Bay Area and wishes to inform people about everything going on in the world around us. His portfolio can be found here.

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Carlmont students rush to the lunch line, creating huge crowds despite restrictions imposed by the administration. Its just really inconvenient for everybody,” said Zelia LaPlaca, a sophomore.

Lunch lines provoke discontent among Carlmont students

September 9, 2021

A swarming sea of students was filled with the feeling of endless waiting -- a phenomenon known as the Carlmont lunch line. Since the beginning of school, more students have been getting lunch from...

Many restaurants are struggling during the pandemic, but others have found new ways to stay afloat. For instance, some restaurants on Laurel Street in San Carlos: Just taking a walk down Laurel Street, there’s a bunch of outdoor seating, and cars aren’t allowed on the road, and I personally really like that change; I think it’s nice to have a walkable area with outdoor seating,” said Rory McGann, a senior.

Local restaurants navigate the pandemic

May 5, 2021

Restaurants have been struggling ever since the pandemic began in early 2020. With so many sudden changes in health regulations and COVID-19 ordinances, many small restaurants have gone under, while some...

Carlmonts student body started to return to the classroom on April 5, 2021. However, it was different than expected. 
I just expected it to be more social, said Talin Negandhi, a Carlmont sophomore.

Carlmont opens its gates – expectations vs. reality of in-person school

April 19, 2021

Ever since mid-March 2020, school for nearly every student in the U.S. has been in front of a screen, completing assignments and video conferences from home. However, on April 5th, 2021, Carlmont High...

San Mateo County recently entered the orange tier, allowing more indoor eating with some restrictions, as seen here in San Carlos.

Red Versus Orange Tiers: A COVID comparison

March 21, 2021

Activities like going out to movie theaters or eating at restaurants seem like things of the past. Or are they? For the past few weeks, San Mateo County has been in the red tier, which started on February...

Bay Area Parks, such as the San Mateo County parks, remain open during the pandemic for hiking, biking, surfing, and swimming. They provide a relaxing change in scenery during regular pandemic life.

Parks remain an outlet to relax during the pandemic

March 1, 2021

We’ve all been cooped up inside for far too long. Quarantine and various stay-at-home orders can be difficult and stressful, but thankfully, there will always be parks to change that. Regional Bay Area...

As a result of smoke from an abundance of fires in Northern California, Oregon, and Washington blowing into the Bay Area, the sky appeared a bright orange.

A Decade of Wildfires

January 29, 2021

Thick smoke covers the air; ash falls from the sky. Orange flames are flickering through buildings, forests, everything around. An eerie orange glow covers the sky. The day is turned into night, with a...

Great Plates Delivered, a state-funded nutrition program for seniors helps keep those most at risk healthy and fed during these troubling times.

Great Plates Delivered delivers to seniors in need

January 27, 2021

For those at risk for COVID-19, going outside is more dangerous now than it ever has been, limiting the ability for some to get the food they need to survive. Thankfully, due to the state program, Great...

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, food banks across the Bay Area need to provide food to twice the amount of people as pre-pandemic times.

Bay Area food banks adapt to feed more people

November 29, 2020

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, food banks have had to meet the supply for twice as many people than they previously fed due to the loss of jobs or food or work changes.  Now, food banks...

Movie theaters remain empty after reopening as many customers don’t think it’s safe, even with precautions.

Movie theaters reopen with COVID-19 guidelines

November 5, 2020

Movie theaters throughout the Bay Area are beginning to reopen as the pandemic ensues and utilizing new safety guidelines to prevent the spread of the virus. Theaters opened at different times, reopening...

The Mask Mobile hands out COVID-19 supplies, and promotes social distancing.

Mask Mobile distributes masks to those in need

October 16, 2020

San Mateo County’s Mask Mobile distributed over 900 masks to the hardest-hit communities in the past week to keep families safe during the pandemic. The Mask Mobile project was introduced on Sept. 15...

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