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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

Owen Finigan

Owen Finigan, Staff Writer

Owen Finigan is a sophomore at Carlmont High School and he is a Media Arts English student. He is the team captain of the JV water polo team.

Twitter: @FiniganOwen

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The Great Barrier Reef is the largest coral reef in the world, and has slowly been dying over the past few years due to coral bleaching.

‘Our Planet’ rounds out Netflix’s collection of documentaries

May 8, 2020

Any nature documentary will have plenty of footage of animals going about their daily lives, but it takes a special series to deliver an impactful message alongside that footage. Narrated by British...

Background Thinking

April 27, 2020

The brain continues to work on tasks even when the conscious mind has moved on. This is because complex problem-solving portions of the brain remain active despite the shift of attention, according to...


April 27, 2020

Precrastination is the opposite extreme of procrastination and affects a much smaller margin of the everyday population. At first glance, this concept seems ideal. After all, most people strive to get...

Stigmas around procrastination

April 27, 2020

Currently, the stigma around procrastination causes many to wince at the thought of actively putting off work. While some quickly accept the idea that procrastination can be helpful, others are more...

Active versus passive procrastination

April 27, 2020

Before delving into the advantages and limitations of this practice, it must first be addressed that there isn't just a single type of procrastination. In reality, there are two types common among...

Many students procrastinate on their work for more fun and appealing alternatives.

Utilizing old habits: the applications of procrastination

April 27, 2020

All you want to do is take a break, but a binder full of work demands attention.  With homework at the back of your mind, the temptation to scroll through Instagram and talk to friends overpowers the...

“Angel Has Fallen” struggles with its lighting, with many scenes being too dark to follow what happens.

‘Angel Has Fallen’ continues the series’ downward tumble

April 16, 2020

Ric Roman Waugh’s “Angel Has Fallen” is a movie that has no reason to exist. While the action movie genre is being pushed forward by films like “John Wick” and “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,”...

“Jojo Rabbit” premiers in movie theaters, drawing in viewers with bright colors and its distinctive peace sign.

‘Jojo Rabbit’ sets the standard for dark comedies

March 20, 2020

In the World War 2 blockbuster "Jojo Rabbit," Taika Watiti is able to create a comedic masterpiece out of a serious situation in Nazi Germany. The plot follows Jojo Betzler, a young German boy obsessed...

After hearing the results, the Blue team celebrates their one-point victory.

Carlmont’s Blue and Gray drowns in team spirit

March 1, 2020

Competitions force athletes to be the best they can be. Team spirit unifies players and motivates players to work even harder. Friendly rivalries provide a way to enjoy oneself while pushing each other...

Sophomore Tripp Garrish backs down his defender on the perimeter.

[Photo] Menlo-Atherton Bears rip through Carlmont Scots

February 1, 2020

Sophomore Tripp Garrish backs down his defender on the perimeter.

The first piece of garbage falls to the floor of the C hall bathrooms as the bell rings to start the school day.

School bathrooms struggle to remain sanitary

November 16, 2019

School bathrooms. The words that send a shiver down students' spines conjure up images of vaping, overflowing garbage cans, and other unspeakable things.  Restrooms have found their place in pop culture...

Isabella Peterson, a sophomore, and Bronsen Lasala, a sophomore, cut out a paper Donkey Kong for the sophomore float.

Float decorating unites students and sparks school spirit

October 27, 2019

Dozens of students gathered after school to decorate the vivacious floats that were showcased in the homecoming football game on Friday.  While students decorated floats, sophomore class president...

Joshua Yglesias, a sophomore, works on a math problem during the first math contest of the year.

Math contest participation multiplies

October 6, 2019

Attendance skyrocketed for the first Carlmont math contest of the year, as students rushed to find an open class to participate in the contest. Students flocked to math classrooms in the E and D halls,...

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