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

The student news site of Carlmont High School in Belmont, California.

Scot Scoop News

Sabrina Leung, Editorial Director


Sabrina Leung is the Editorial Director and an award-winning aspiring journnalist who is passionately in love with real life, words, storytelling, and coffee. She attended the 2013 Medill's Northwestern Journalism Institute summer program and plans to be the next EIC of The Daily Wellesley News. Her other commitments include being President of Carlmont's Instrumental Music Council, Music mentoring, and writing feature articles for PPM, an online environmental newsite written for and by teenagers.

Twitter: @sabrinatzleung

All content by Sabrina Leung

The sibling perspective on autism

May 13, 2014

One parent whispers, “That retarded child needs to shut up.” Every audience member in the music auditorium during my orchestra concert glared towards the young boy who wouldn’t stop clapping and...

Affirmative Action bill SCA5 turned down for the year

April 13, 2014

A legislative push to permit California’s public universities to once again consider race and ethnicity in admissions appears to be on life support after an intense backlash from the  Asian-American...

Scot Scoop News believes that its crucial and essential that the doorway for high school journalists remains open and inviting.

[Photo] Editorial: The case for high school journalism

October 17, 2013

Scot Scoop News believes that it's crucial and essential that the doorway for high school journalists remains open and inviting.

Violin and Associated Press (AP) Stylebook

How to Survive High School Day 22: Find your passion and stick with it

September 25, 2013

I remember entering Carlmont with my schedule all planned out. I would take the most advanced classes my freshman and sophomore year, then take six Advanced Placement (AP) classes as a junior and a senior....

Flushing out the gender separation

August 14, 2013

Lily Zheng remembers a time when she thought she was going to burst. It was one day during her junior year as students at Carlmont High School rushed to their next class. For the 18-year-old who was...

Students ignorant about world news

April 2, 2013

Although students are required to learn about World history, American politics and current events throughout their high school classes and have instant access to news through social media platforms, some...

Not all groups get equal acceptance and attention

February 27, 2013

Although many people are familiar with the LGBT (Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender) community, some transgenders and bisexuals often continue to struggle to remain part of the same movement as lesbian...

The future of gay marriage: will it ever become constitutional?

February 10, 2013

With gay marriage bills introduced in Congress and the House calling for a vote this month, many states have once again found themselves amidst the political battleground that is the national debate over...

Is the social media helping or harming students?

December 5, 2012

With the abundance of social media network sites such as Facebook and Instagram, some are concerned whether these types of media students interact with every day are harming their academic performance. “I’m...

The Tom Daley craze heats up

The Tom Daley craze heats up

September 28, 2012

Although it has been over a month since the closing ceremony of the 2012 London Summer Olympic Games, English Olympic Diver Thomas “Tom” Daley has continued to gain fame and attention from teenagers...

Building the perfect applicant

September 21, 2012

The competitive and selective college admissions process has caused many students to feel anxiety, stress and worry about creating the perfect resume for their college application. Creating a new club...

Koreas top bands perform at the MBC Korean Music Wave in Google concert

K-pop kraze

May 25, 2012

Over 100,000 K-pop fans attended the “MBC Korean Music Wave in Google” concert in Mountain View this week, which featured Korea’s top bands such as DBSK, Super Junior, and SNSD. K-pop,...

Senior Deepti Bansal

Senior student receives Wells Scholarship

May 11, 2012

  Deepti Bansal (edited by Sabrina Leung) Senior Deepti Bansal received the Wells Scholarship to Indiana University, one of the most prestigious merit-based college scholarships in the United...

Junior student accepted into summer internship at Georgetown University

Junior student accepted into summer internship at Georgetown University

April 27, 2012

[media-credit name="Denise Chan" align="alignnone" width="300"][/media-credit]As school comes to an end, many Carlmont students are looking for summer programs at colleges and internship opportunities. This...

Kony 2012 video becomes a phenomenon

April 18, 2012

On March 5, 2012, Invisible Children Inc. debuted the video “KONY 2012” on YouTube. Within hours, the 30 minute piece, highlighting the iniquities of Joseph Kony, became a viral sensation. The “KONY...

Carlmonts Dash for Dollars

Carlmont ‘dashes’ for dollars

March 24, 2012

Carlmont’s Student Academic Foundation, also known as CSAF, will be hosting its first Walk-A-Thon on Saturday, April 28 at 10 a.m. at Carlmont’s track. The “Dash for Dollars” event is open to...

Carlmont: Battle of the grades

March 19, 2012

Like all high schools, Carlmont is divided into four classes: freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors. Many students bridge the age gap and have friends in various grade levels. However, some students...

Box office for Footloose

The surprising cost of a musical

March 10, 2012

  Carlmont’s musical production of “Footloose” hit the stage this weekend with a full audience and sold out two consecutive nights. Although it may appear that Carlmont’s Performing...

Justin Lee ready to smash the birdie

Badminton team to host annual ‘hit-a-thon’

February 24, 2012

Justin Lee ready to smash the birdieCarlmont’s Badminton team is having their annual a Badminton Hit-a-thon on March 10 in the main gym from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. Similar to a walk-a-thon, badminton...

Preview: Carlmont instrumental’s Chamber Music Night

February 10, 2012

The Carlmont Instrumental Music program will hold its annual Chamber Music Night on Friday, Feb. 24 at 7:00 p.m. in the Student Union. Similar to the choir fundraiser, audience members will be able...

Formosa spreads some holiday cheer

Formosa spreads some holiday cheer

December 7, 2011

[media-credit id=43 align="alignnone" width="300"][/media-credit] Formosa, a newly formed club by Michelle Guan and Jenny Chen, is planning to spread some Christmas cheer around the neighborhood. “We...

Deepti Bansal, president of the Model UN club, presenting her powerpoint to members.

Model UN preparing future world leaders

November 18, 2011

Despite the rainy weather, many students piled into room D-22 to attend Model UN’s second meeting of the year. Model UN is a new club formed this year by Deepti Bansal to learn more about current events...

Staff Vs. Student Football game

Staff dominates students in football match

November 4, 2011

The Carlmont staff dominated the 2011 football team at the Staff vs. Students Football game during lunch on Friday, with a score of 7-0. This was one of the first Staff vs. Student games this year. Despite...

AVID cheers aftering wininng the Carlmont cup semifinals

AVID dominates choir at Carlmont cup semifinals

October 22, 2011

  AVID faced off against Carlmont choir in this week’s Carlmont Cup semifinals and won the tiebreaker of blowing up balloons. Thursday’s game consisted of 4 games, each one worth 1 point...

Freshmen attend their first class meeting of the year

Freshmen hold its first class meeting

October 5, 2011

This year’s freshman class held its first class meeting in room A14 during lunch this Wednesday. Many freshmen students piled inside room A14 to voice their opinions and listened to the upcoming plans...

Girls soccer team scores victory at Carlmont Cup

Girls soccer team scores victory at Carlmont Cup

September 23, 2011

[media-credit id=43 align="alignnone" width="300"][/media-credit] Carlmont’s girls soccer faced off against girls water polo team in this week’s Carlmont Cup and scored victory after two tie-breaker...

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