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

Phoebe Gulsen

Phoebe Gulsen, ScotCenter Editor-in-Chief

Phoebe Gulsen is a senior and is Editor-in-Chief of the Carlmont Journalism Scotcenter program. She produces mainly human interest and social justice videos, in hopes of providing a deeper story through local news. Gulsen is a graduate of the 2021 Boston University Summer Journalism Institute and over the past three years, has earned national and international awards for her work. She takes part in several extra-curricular activities, including advanced choir, varsity lacrosse, and philanthropy work through National Charity League.

Twitter: @phoebe_gulsen

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Carlmont students speak out about Asian hate

April 13, 2021

During the Coronavirus pandemic, racism towards Asian Americans has increased. In response, the "Stop Asian Hate" movement is making its mark across national communities. Getting the stories of those affected...

Asking the Ages Ep. 3: Advice

April 11, 2021

In times of uncertainty, it is important to reflect on the things that make us all different, yet unite us as well. By asking the question "what advice would you give your younger self?" we can reflect...

Asking the Ages Ep. 2: Fears

February 26, 2021

In times of uncertainty, it is important to reflect on the things that make us all different, yet unite us as well. By asking the question "what are you afraid of?" we can reflect on ourselves and the...

Asking the Ages Ep. 1: Acomplishments

January 28, 2021

In times of uncertainty, it is important to reflect on the things that make us all different, yet unite us as well. By asking the question "what do you feel most proud of, or is your greatest achievement?"...

COVID-19: Beyond the states

December 13, 2020

COVID-19 has affected every country across the globe differently. In countries like Brazil, China, and England, people are still trying to slow the spread of the virus, and daily life has changed for everyone.

Pens, Pencils, and a Pandemic Ep. 4: Back to school in Canada

November 13, 2020

In Montreal, Canada, 16-year-old Lili Raphaelle Rousseau returns back to in-person school. Canada had a different initial response to COVID-19 than the United States, further impacting their educational...

Pens, Pencils, and a Pandemic Ep. 3: Making the best out of college life

October 21, 2020

Students find that being a freshman in college during COVID-19 has been tough, and many students feel as though they are missing out on opportunities and experiences that once seemed guaranteed. Freshman...

Pens, Pencils, and a Pandemic Ep. 2: The Itzkowitz twins in two different worlds

September 30, 2020

Twins, Ruth and Hannah Itzkowitz, are juniors attending college in Massachusetts. They are living completely different lives, as COVID-19 has changed many college plans. One sister is taking the semester...

Pens, Pencils, and a Pandemic Ep. 1: The Alvord family returns to school in Tennessee

September 10, 2020

It's the new school year, and COVID-19 has changed many students' situations. The Alvord family, in Nashville Tennessee, returns to school full-time, but with modifications and safety precautions. Feature...

Many students are making changes to their daily lives during quarantine by dyeing their hair.

Carlmont students and staff embrace change during challenging times

April 29, 2020

Everything is changing, but at the same time, it isn’t at all. Outside of the comfort of our homes, the world is doing everything to manage the effects of COVID-19. In quarantine, most days feel like...

How the city that never sleeps rests during COVID-19

April 9, 2020

COVID-19 has spread to over 200 countries with the U.S. currently having the most reported cases in the world. At the center of this pandemic is New York City. Its hospitals are at maximum or exceeding...

Local stores run out of supplies due to COVID-19

March 12, 2020

In the past couple of weeks, the outbreak of COVID-19 has been causing many civilians to worry. This has lead to a shortage of sanitizing products in local stores and has been spreading panic among the...

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March 12, 2020

Carlmont competition cheerleaders are  warming up before practice in a complex pyramid.

Pom poms won’t cushion the fall

February 22, 2020

The athletes lined up, ready to bring their flyers toward the sky. They began to count off. “One, three, five, seven.” The flyers jumped into their bases’ hands and were pushed straight up...

Carlmont staff expresses their love for music through their Motown band

February 13, 2020

Carlmont staff members Dave Gomez, Cindy Shusterman, and Jerome Harris are part of the Smokin' Slice of Mojo band. They play a variety of music, from classic rock to Motown. The members spend time practicing...

[Video] Tennis passion brings family together

January 27, 2020

Many Carlmont students choose to partake in a daily sport, whether it be through the school, an outside club, or as a recreational activity. Very few students use this as an opportunity to spend time with...

Many students enjoyed the snow machine in the quad and took pictures with friends.

Holiday Village takes minds away from finals

December 16, 2019

As spirits seemed down due to upcoming finals week, Carlmont's Associated Student Body (ASB) organized the annual “Holiday Village,” a set of holiday-themed activities during lunch in the quad. Throughout...

The upstairs girls locker room where the theft took place.

Locker room theft remains a mystery

November 4, 2019

Students were disheveled after returning to the locker room to find that someone had gone through and stolen their belongings. The Carlmont girls’ dance and PE locker room were broken into on Oct. 28...

Clarisse Bell, a sophomore, scans into Flex time.

Carlmont becomes more ‘flexible’

October 31, 2019

Carlmont High School is experimenting with new bell schedules to try to lighten the workload on high school students, but there are some mixed opinions among staff and students. For the 2019-20...

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