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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.

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Ruya Yaman

Ruya Yaman, Production Editor

Ruya Yaman is a junior at Carlmont High School who loves to tell stories and capture meaningful moments. As a part of the broadcast team, she aims to shine a light on important topics through video and podcast production. Aside from journalism, Ruya is a part of her school's Choir Council and the vice president of the Carlmont Technical Theatre Association. To check out her portfolio, click here.

Twitter: @ruya__yaman

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Asking Carlmont Ep. 3: Words of wisdom from parting seniors

May 31, 2021

With the school year almost over, the class of 2021 has been spending some time reflecting on the highs and lows of their high school experiences. They have agreed to share some of the things they’ve...

Asking Carlmont Ep. 2: Hope for a better year

May 31, 2021

Carlmont's first full year of distance learning is coming to an end, and many students are looking forward to the next in-person semester. In this video, freshmen, sophomores, and juniors discuss what...

Asking Carlmont: Mental health, distance learning, and nuggets of advice

March 7, 2021

With Carlmont in its second semester of distance learning, and COVID-19 guidelines rapidly changing with the spread of the vaccine, factors like grades, motivation, and what the future holds have been...

Lemos Farm’s goat yoga relaxes community

February 11, 2021

Baa-maste! Goat yoga has been a staple at locally-beloved Lemos Farm for the past three and a half years. During the lockdown, it's gained even more popularity as a bonding event for families, friends,...

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.

Oddballs Ep. 7: Doug the demon

December 13, 2020

Some may refer to Doug "Demon" Thompson as a real-life Icarus - he's constantly pushing his body to its extremes while literally playing with fire in his performances. Aiming to set endless new records...

Oddballs Ep. 6: Candi Cane Cooper, animal whisperer

November 23, 2020

Candi Cane Cooper is an animal communicator who has been able to talk with animals through telepathy to help with their physical conditions, behavioral anomalies, or just have a chat about the world's...

Oddballs x Our Footprint Ep. 5: A vote for the planet

November 1, 2020

Aneesha Rompally, Purva Bommireddy, and Iris Duquesne are all youth climate activists that have devoted themselves to make our planet a more sustainable home. This crossover episode between Oddballs and...

Rachel’s Cakes brings flavor to bland times

October 29, 2020

Rachel's Cakes is a local bakery that has recently been taken on by Jodi Giusti, a Bay Area resident and Carlmont parent. Even though the pandemic has poised many challenges for food-related businesses,...

Oddballs Ep. 4: The “Purple Lady”

October 25, 2020

Sandra Ramos, better known as the Purple Lady, is one of several individuals that have devoted their lives to their favorite color. However, unlike the others, Sandra is a self-proclaimed...

Oddballs Ep. 3: “The Man Who Quit Money”

October 9, 2020

Daniel Suelo, more commonly known as the man who quit money, trusts that "money only exists if two or more people believe it exists." Following this mindset, Daniel has spent the last 20...

Clubs keep connection through virtual meetings

October 3, 2020

Carlmont has over 130 clubs, and a vast majority of them are heavily reliant on in-person interaction. However, with this semester's distance learning plan, there have been many alterations in how these...

Oddballs Ep. 2: An eccentric explorer

September 28, 2020

A soap opera, a surprise bombing, and an island with a volcano: these are just a few of the incredulous sights Chuck Adams has seen. This episode is all about Chuck and his adventures through 11 different...

Carlmont’s performing arts department adjusts to distance learning

September 12, 2020

With the beginning of the new school year, Carlmont's performing arts program begins to explore different methods of participation to adjust to distance learning.

Oddballs Ep. 1: Peculiar people

Oddballs Ep. 1: Peculiar people

September 11, 2020

The Oxford Dictionary defines the term "oddball" as a person who behaves in a strange or unusual way. This introductory episode of Oddballs, featuring guest speaker Dr. Gregg Henriques, is all about why...

Carlmont reels from the effects of COVID-19

May 30, 2020

As discussion rages on about the future of Carlmont, students and staff weigh-in to offer their opinions and experiences with online learning.

Reap What You Sew

May 28, 2020

“Reap What You Sew” tells the story of a 17-year-old girl named Auva Soheili with a drive to fix social injustice around the world… through clothing! In 2019, Auva started her own clothing line,...

Theatricult is a podcast devoted to the unseen magic of technical theater.

Theatricult Episode 8: A Final Farewell

May 24, 2020

Every series must eventually come to an end, and it is often bittersweet to part with. This episode is all about what we appreciate the most about technical theater, and tying up everything we've talked...

Quaran-Tea Time Ep. 4: Bread pudding

May 3, 2020

Bread pudding is an extremely simple and modifiable dessert. It can be made with any type of bread, fillings, or toppings that you might have lying in your kitchen, which is perfect for quarantine! In...

A first responder drops a testing swab into a vial after testing an individual from a high-risk community.

States fail to provide adequate COVID-19 testing despite relaxation of bans

May 3, 2020

Although a majority of states have been loosening up their shelter-in-place guidelines, many still have not been able to provide adequate levels of testing for citizens. According to a recent analysis...

Theatricult is a podcast devoted to the unseen magic of technical theater.

Theatricult Episode 7: Passions to professions

April 30, 2020
With the end of the school year nearing, many students have began to think more intricately about what they might want to pursue, a majority of them being pressured to pick something practical. However, some fields of work allow people to embrace their passions as professions, and technical theater just happens to be one of them! This episode is all about how tech can be pursued as a versatile and intriguing career, featuring guest speakers Jillian Yong, Gloria Capulong, and Jules Marshall.
What it all means

What it all means

April 23, 2020

Therapy is proven to be efficient at improving one’s mental state and providing support; thus, the stigma that is associated with therapy is unfounded — there is no reason that it should exist. 

Coping skills

Coping skills

April 23, 2020
Temporary alternatives to try if therapy isn't available or accessible.
Support at Carlmont

Support at Carlmont

April 23, 2020

Any student that is coping with major stressors can benefit from the therapy and counseling program at their school. Carlmont's students specifically can utilize their guidance counselors and the Students...

Therapists provide support and help people organize and understand their thoughts and feelings, making them feel more complete and put-together.

The unfounded stigma behind therapy

April 23, 2020

Stressed? Feeling down? There may just be a solution for that.  Many believe that psychotherapy is only for people with serious mental conditions, but a significant majority of society could positively...

Theatricult is a podcast devoted to the unseen magic of technical theater.

Theatricult Episode 6: Closures and cancellations

April 16, 2020

Theatrical shows have always been top-rated attractions, with millions attending performances each year. However, in the light of a pandemic, stages across the world have been going dark. This episode,...

The U.S. death toll due to COVID-19, as of April 11, 2020.

US COVID-19 death toll sets global record

April 12, 2020

The United States recently passed Italy's death toll for COVID-19, setting the worldwide record with 20,000 deaths. According to the Associated Press, the number of recorded U.S. deaths due to COVID-19...

Theatricult is a podcast devoted to the unseen magic of technical theater.

Theatricult Episode 5: Relations and reliability

March 27, 2020

Despite the name, not everything about technical theater is quite so technical — one of the lesser known, yet equally essential, steps to a successful production is to create connections with the people...

Liam Elkind, a co-founder of the Invisible Hands operation, delivers groceries for Carol Sterling.

‘Invisible Hands’ project reaches out to those in need

March 22, 2020

Liam Elkind, a junior at Yale, and his friend Simone Policano started a project called the Invisible Hands to aid those in dire need at this time of emergency. The Invisible Hands project is a New York-based...

Theatricult is a podcast devoted to the unseen magic of technical theater.

Theatricult Episode 4: The many faces of the mountain

March 11, 2020

"The many faces of the mountain" is a textbook term that describes how technical theater can take a simple performance and transform it into an elaborate, intriguing story that is sure to be memorable...

Many are familiar with the infamous Girl Scout cookies that are sold each year.

Behind the badges

March 9, 2020

When compared to the price of a car or a college student’s financial debt, $5 is relatively small. But, to an 8-year-old girl with two bags of Thin Mints, Trefoils, and Samoas, $5 can go a long way. After...

Carlmont’s choirs perform together at the first and final night of the Spring Concert.

Breaking News: Carlmont choir concert canceled due to COVID-19 precautions

March 7, 2020

Carlmont’s Spring choir performance was canceled on March 7 due to concerns about coronavirus (COVID-19). On March 7, at 12:39 p.m., Carlmont’s choir director, Genevieve Tep, sent out an email to...

Matthew Goulart has been arrested after police discovered he was in possession of child pornography.

Breaking News: Former Carlmont substitute teacher arrested for possession of child pornography

March 5, 2020
Matthew Goulart, a former substitute teacher at Carlmont High School during the 2017-18 school year, was arrested at 3:55 pm on March 5 for possession of child pornography...
Theatricult is a podcast devoted to the unseen magic of technical theater.

Theatricult Episode 3: Risks and Responsibilities

February 27, 2020

Technical theater is a very demanding job, as others’ lives often depend on it. This episode covers topics such as rigging, battens, and the orchestra pit, illustrating the many dangers that theaters...

Lead Rory McGann, a junior, performs the famous number from Singin in the Rain.

Power outage shocks audience with blackouts during ‘Singin’ in the Rain’

February 14, 2020

Rick Reynolds, this year's conductor for "Singin' in the Rain," raised his baton as the lights dimmed in Carlmont's Performing Arts Center (PAC). The audience immediately quieted as they eagerly awaited...

Theatricult is a podcast devoted to the unseen magic of technical theater.

Theatricult Episode 2: The parts of production

February 13, 2020

The production of any large show is a time of responsibility and pressure for anyone on the cast, orchestra, or crew. This episode elaborates on the various aspects of technical theater and how each of...

Angelina Colombo, a sophomore, works on homework during her free time in the booth.

[Photo] Musical cast and crew gain invaluable experience at a cost

February 6, 2020

Angelina Colombo, a sophomore, works on homework during her free time in the booth.

Theatricult is a podcast devoted to the unseen magic of technical theater.

Theatricult Podcast Episode 1: Technical… heater?

January 29, 2020

“Technical heater?” is one of the many baffled responses received when a handful of random people were asked the main question this episode revolves around: What is technical theater? This introductory...

The 1500 block of Chula Vista Drive is taped off while officials investigate the cause of the fire.

Breaking News: Community reacts to a smoky disturbance on Chula Vista Drive

December 17, 2019

Following the evacuation and extinguishing of flames at a local house, the 1500 block of Chula Vista Drive was shut down as a crime scene. The house fire was reported at 3:06 p.m. on Dec. 17. Within...

Japanese Pop Culture (J-Pop) club welcomes everybody to join their weekly meetings.

J-Pop Club educates others about Japanese culture past and present

November 25, 2019

Many people believe that Carlmont’s Japanese Pop Culture (J-Pop) club revolves around anime, but it encompasses much more than this stereotype. J-Pop Club aims to educate others about modern and traditional...

Improv Team co-president Katie Mannion performs an improvisation prompt with junior Joey du Bois.

Improv Team acts as a space for individual growth

October 29, 2019

Carlmont’s improv team provides an outlet for students to express themselves while thinking actively and creatively. Through various improvisation activities, team members are pushed to come up with...

The president of Argument Club, Gabe Mitnick, argues with another member.

[Photo] Argument Club encourages freedom of expression

October 8, 2019

The president of Argument Club, Gabe Mitnick, argues with another member.

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