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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

Sam Hansen

Sam Hansen, Staff Writer

Sam Hansen is a sophomore who is excited to be a staff writer in the Carlmont journalism program. He enjoys playing soccer in his free time and also likes to eat.

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Carbonara crouches down and balances as she dances. She emphasizes the importance of the connection felt within her body. The mechanics of how my body works and what Im trying to do with it arent separate, Carbonara said.

Creativity leads to connections

Sam Hansen and Ethan Kam May 19, 2022

"Others have seen what is and asked why. I have seen what could be and asked why not," said painter Pablo Picasso. Like Picasso articulated, artists use their work to push boundaries and explore new...

Colton Fisher pitches the ball. From a personal perspective Im really happy with how good Ive done this year, Fisher said. It really helps having a supportive team.

Scots win league in tight game against Ravens

Sam Hansen, Staff Writer May 11, 2022

Carlmont’s varsity baseball team fought through a close game against Sequoia, eventually winning 1-0 with a walk-off in the seventh inning. Before the game, Carlmont’s senior athletes were acknowledged...

Billy Picht leads his race. For PALs, the boys [are] still shooting for the win, Picht said. Its going to be really tough.

Scots dominate Dons following meet delay

Sam Hansen, Staff Writer April 20, 2022

The Scots triumphed over the Aragon Dons after an unexpected secure campus disrupted the teams and delayed the meet. Carlmont dominated the rescheduled meet, with boys varsity winning 92-78, girls varsity...

Senior Ethan Hsu smashes the birdie over the net.

Scots crush the Bearcats

Sam Hansen, Staff Writer March 18, 2022

Carlmont's varsity badminton team took down San Mateo in an overwhelming victory, barely giving them a chance to fight back. The Scots managed to win 27-3, only giving up one loss in a girls doubles...

Senior Billy Picht nears the finish of his race. Picht is a captain and enjoys supporting the team. The Blue Gray [meet] is really a fun way to introduce the new swimmers to a swim meet, Picht said.

Carlmont swim team’s spirit makes a splash

Sam Hansen, Staff Writer February 19, 2022

Carlmont’s swim team dove into the start of a new season with an intrasquad meet to foster team spirit and competition. On Feb. 18, all of Carlmont swim split into two teams, Blue and Gray, and competed...

Senior Madeline Cunningham maintains possession of the ball and dribbles away from pressure.

Scots trample Mustangs in home victory

Sam Hansen, Staff Writer January 28, 2022

Carlmont's girls varsity soccer team overwhelmed the Capuchino Mustangs with a score of 7-0 on Jan. 28. Prior to the game, the Scots had a record of 4-0 and were at the top of their league. The Mustangs,...

Karen Miaos son rushes into his moms welcoming arms before the start of the race. I hope turkey trot will be a tradition [because] this is my son’s first time, Miao said.

Runners dash into Thanksgiving with 5K race

Sam Hansen, Staff Writer November 28, 2021

A Runner’s Mind hosted a 5 kilometer race and breakfast, creating an opportunity for people to start their Thanksgiving holiday strong. Thursday’s race, also called 2021 ARM (A Runner’s Mind) Gobble...

Mike Newby gazes up at the partially completed Christmas tree in Union Square. “[We] get these fake branches set into them. [We] put all the ornaments around it evenly and then we start lifting sections together like a big old puzzle, Newby said.

Holiday season defrosts as Union Square transforms

Sam Hansen, Staff Writer November 6, 2021

San Francisco’s Union Square has begun to see new transformations, inviting visitors to skate into the holiday season. These transformations include the construction of an artificial tree and a new...

A man shops for clothes in Wasteland, a store that resells designer clothes. By giving the clothing a new owner, Wasteland cuts down on the waste that comes from the fashion industry.

Consumers stitch together vision for fashion sustainability

Sam Hansen, Staff Writer October 14, 2021

According to Bio Med Central, Americans send about 85% of their clothes directly to landfills, about 3.8 billion pounds annually.  Amid concerns for the environment, consumers have started to put more...

The city of San Carlos closed off Laurel Street, making the street pedestrian-only access. “Some of the roads, like on Laurel street, were closed to accommodate outdoor dining and parklets to help our businesses,” Haque said.

City council has new plans for Laurel Street’s community

Sam Hansen, Staff Writer September 23, 2021

The San Carlos city council intends to transform the downtown area in an effort to increase community engagement. The city of San Carlos looks to change Laurel Street and its adjacent cross streets...

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