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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.

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Preston Kwok

Preston Kwok, Segment Producer

Preston Kwok is a junior at Carlmont High School and this is his second year in journalism. His new found passion for videography in ScotCenter has inspired him to film stories that would be unique to the public. When he isn't using his camera to film, he will be using it to take many photos. Additionally, you may see him flying in the skies of the Bay Area, working towards earning his private pilot license. To check out his portfolio, click here.

Twitter: @TheMrPrez1

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[Video] Air Force leaders behind the preparation of flyovers

June 10, 2021

The organization of military flyovers is no simple task. Many people are behind this enormous job but there are two leaders in the Air Force that take charge of this planning. Katie Spencer and Lt Col...

[Video] Student soars to new heights amidst pandemic

April 8, 2021

Thaddeus Duffy is currently a senior and has spent the past summer training to get his private pilot license with the Upwind Scholarship program.

[Video] Local police officers discuss national police issues

April 5, 2021

Over the past year, several controversial incidents occurred involving police officers which received national attention. Officer Ed Barry with the Belmont Police Department and Mountain View Chief of...

[Video] “Back to the Future,” a timeless film worth watching

February 12, 2021

In this movie review, Kwok gives his opinion on "Back to the Future", a film which he has not seen until now. He explains his thoughts on the movie overall and why this movie is loved by many.

[Video] ‘Wonder Woman 1984’ fails to rope in excitement

January 22, 2021

With the latest movie released from the DC series, Kwok talks about some of the success of "Wonder Woman 1984", however those successes could not cover the holes in the plot. Despite many negative reviews,...

[Video] “Top Gun” soars beyond expectations

November 27, 2020

Preston reviews the well known movie  "Top Gun", and despite being produced in 1986, this movie is still extraordinary by today's standards.

[Video] ‘A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving’ reminds us to be thankful during quarantine

November 12, 2020

Preston explores the great classic film "A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving"  and goes into depth about why the movie is still a relevant film in 2020.

On Sept. 10, the sepia tint caused by the active California wild fires reflects off of the water beside Oracle headquarters.

[Photo] Water

November 12, 2020

On Sept. 10, the sepia tint caused by the active California wild fires reflects off of the water beside Oracle headquarters.

[Video] Ubisoft gives community something to look Forward to

October 17, 2020

With COVID-19 affecting many in person activities such as E3, a gaming convention, videogame developing companies such as Ubisoft had to improvise. Ubisoft created a online livestream, similar to an E3,...

[Video] Firefighters overcome heated adversity of wildfires

September 25, 2020

With many wildfires spreading throughout California, the demand for firefighters has been excessive. Their jobs are challenging due to many safety factors the they must adhere to. However, these predicaments...

How transportation services are combating COVID-19

September 7, 2020

Many businesses were forced to limit their operations due to COVID-19, including transportation services. Recently, these services have been opening up again. With a visible loss in passengers and revenue,...

[Video] Quarantine Life Ep 4: A Valorant effort

June 2, 2020

In this episode of Quarantine Life, Preston goes over what he spends a lot of his time doing during this time, video games. He features a collection of clips with his friends and whether its a death or...

The cadets of delta flight align themselves arms length apart via the command: dress right, dress. They are in formation and are preparing for their graduation of Airman Training School at the San Francisco National Guard Armory.

Students soar in Civil Air Patrol

May 25, 2020

"Semper Vigilans, Always Vigilant." This is the motto that defines Civil Air Patrol (CAP), the Air Force civilian auxiliary. Although it is similar to the well-known Scouts program, many are unaware...

[Video] Quarantine Life Ep 3: The pasta-bilities of cooking

May 9, 2020

In today's episode of Quarantine Life, Preston cooks a dish. While he may not cook often, it was a great time for him! Music attributions: Forever by MusicbyAden https://soundcloud.com/musicbyaden Creative...

[Video] Quarantine Life Ep. 2: Photography

April 23, 2020

In today's episode of Quarantine Life, Preston talks about himself as a photographer and edits one of his photos. Music: Track: I Want To Be — Declan DP [Audio Library Release] Music provided...

[Video] Quarantine Life Ep. 1: Biking

April 9, 2020

Quarantine Life is where Preston shows what he is up to during the shelter in place. Today he goes on a bike ride to the San Mateo Bridge. Music: Walk Around by Roa https://soundcloud.com/roa_music1031 ...

[Video] Teachers express why they love their job

March 12, 2020

On a daily basis, many students encounter teachers who greet them with a bright smile and teach their lesson with enthusiasm. However, the extent of love teachers have for their job is not commonly known.

[Video] Student spirit energizes athletes

February 13, 2020

At every Carlmont home game, the Screamin' Scots help cheer on athletes. Their positive attitude keeps athletes focused and determined throughout the game.

[Video] Life of students with a part-time job

January 27, 2020

Many students at Carlmont have a part-time job. This is usually very stressful for them as they have to deal with both school and work. Although, some focus more on what they gain from the job rather than...

A softball player catching the ball.

[Photo] Scots train to hit home runs this upcoming season

November 25, 2019

A softball player catching the ball.

Theodore Garrish, a sophomore, chucked a dodgeball and hit a student.

[Photo] Annual dodgeball tournament lifts student and staff morale

November 8, 2019

Theodore Garrish, a sophomore, chucked a dodgeball and hit a student.

Grant Steunenberg and Gregg Patner talk to each other as they supervise students waiting in line for their lunch.

The unseen significance of administrators

October 19, 2019

Although the responsibilities of an administrator are countless, their efforts go unnoticed by many students. The administrative staff regularly overcome new challenges in order to keep the school...

Carrion closely interacts with students as he begins his speech for the 2019 Welcome Back Assembly.

Welcome Back Assembly encourages the pursuit of passion

September 28, 2019

EJ Carrion asked students to jump out of a plane during this year's Welcome Back Assembly. Carrion metaphorically compared his experience of skydiving to the student’s ability to take risks and become...

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[Photo] Preston Kwok

September 26, 2019

Awesome Photographer

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