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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

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Students start studying for finals and get excited for summer.

Students start preparing for the end of the year

Sam Hanlon, Staff Writer May 18, 2018

With summer only three weeks away, students are starting to get excited about the two months that they have off. But, before that happens, students must go through something that is dreaded by many. Finals. "Typically...

The bathrooms in S hall are often dirty during the school day.

School bathrooms show uncleanliness

Sam Hanlon, Staff Writer May 7, 2018

Throughout the school day, hundreds of kids use the bathrooms. However, some students question how clean those bathrooms are during the day. "Each day, the bathrooms are cleaned by the night custodial...

Jason Lloyd, a senior, is arrested for drunk driving after a drunk driving simulation.

Sober Prom becomes an eye-opener to those involved

Sam Hanlon, Staff Writer April 27, 2018

Every 15 minutes,  someone dies from a drunk driving accident. "Sober prom came from the Every 15 Minutes program," Officer Eric Gonzales said. According to their website, the program holds events...

Sophomore Cameron Juliano races his way down the pool, trying to stay in the competition.

Boat project sets sail on Carlmont waters

Sam Hanlon, Staff Writer March 30, 2018

Ramtin Aidi's geometry classes started their morning off with a splash. On Thursday, March 29, Aidi's first, second, and fifth-period geometry classes met at the swimming pool at the start first period...

Carlmont students gather in the quad on March 14 to show their support for the Parkland shooting victims.

Students intimidated by recent gun violence

Sam Hanlon, Staff Writer March 19, 2018

On Feb. 14, 17 students and staff members were killed during a school shooting at Marjory Douglas Stoneman High School in Parkland, Fla. Since then, students at Carlmont have been on edge due to all...

Fifteen to 35 percent of sexual assaults get reported,  its time to break the silence and speak out.

Sexual violence still goes unreported

Sam Hanlon, Staff Writer March 5, 2018

Ninety-seven percent of sexual offenders walk free. Only 15 to 35 percent of sexual assaults are reported. Sexual assault can happen to men, women, or children. According to RAINN, an anti-sexual...

According to, over 600,000 people have signed a petition to change snapchat back or theyll delete the app from their phones.

Snapchat update discourages consumers

Sam Hanlon, Staff Writer February 27, 2018

Statistics show that 187 million people use Snapchat every day. But that number might have changed. On Thursday, Feb. 8, Snapchat came out with a new update, version, that has created...

Valerie Kuo goes in for a 3 pointer to keep Carlmont in the lead.

Freshmen girls’ basketball shows no mercy

Sam Hanlon, Staff Writer January 27, 2018

The referee threw the ball up in the air as the clock started counting down from seven minutes. It was only quarter one. On Monday, Jan. 22, Carlmont's freshmen basketball team played Mercy's junior...

ASB tries to boost holiday spirit around school by  planning holiday themed activities and decorating the campus similar to household holiday decorations.

Holiday spirit jingles into Carlmont

Sam Hanlon, Staff Writer November 30, 2017

ASB is putting together a holiday village in the quad to increase holiday spirit and get everyone ready for winter break. According to ASB Vice President Tyrese Lopez, they are planning different activities...

Drum line performs as one of acts at the homecoming assembly, which is one of many activities ASB puts on.

Students associate with school community through ASB

Sam Hanlon, Staff Writer November 20, 2017

From activities in the quad to cheering on Carlmont's football team under the Friday night lights, the associated student body, better known as ASB, works to get students involved in the community at school. "I...

Hip hop club hypes up the audience during their performance

Assembly reveals homecoming’s true colors

Sam Hanlon, Staff Writer October 27, 2017

Colors of yellow, pink, green, and blue filled the Terry Stogner gym at Carlmont High School on Oct. 26, 2017, as the annual homecoming assembly took place. Carlmont's homecoming week started with a...

Emma Castro runs the ball down the field in one of last years powder puff games. In previous years, powder puff took place at lunch during homecoming week.

Nighttime Powderpuff creates new homecoming tradition

Sam Hanlon, Staff Writer October 12, 2017

Carlmont's 2017 school year has introduced a new homecoming tradition: nighttime Powderpuff. The nighttime Powderpuff is a new twist on the girls' football tournament that usually takes place at lunch...

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