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.

Scot Scoop News

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

Scot Scoop News

Samantha Crowther

Samantha Crowther, Staff Writer

Samantha Crowther is a junior at Carlmont in her second year of journalism. She enjoys interacting with her community and is excited to start editing for the magazine this year. In her free time, she likes reading, writing, and spending time outside, and is a member of the Carlmont cross country and track teams. To view her portfolio, click here.

Twitter: @SamCrowther25

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Sophomore Valeria Lehman prepares to write a DBQ. The first DBQ I wrote was pretty good because I managed to finish it, which I wasn’t expecting, Lehman said.

College Board announces changes to AP tests

Samantha Crowther, Staff Writer September 27, 2023

College Board revealed two major changes for AP history tests in 2024. The tests now have a digital option and implemented a new rubric for the Document Based Question (DBQ).  In an announcement, the...

Students at Sunshine Gardens Elementary learn more about how to ride their bikes.

South San Francisco connects a community through bikes

Samantha Crowther, Staff Writer May 20, 2023

The ‘Every Kid Deserves A Bike’ (EKDAB) program is celebrating a year of providing bikes to kids by expanding into additional schools and doubling the number of bikes it provides. The City of South...

Community members walk around the market and look at the booths selling a variety of produce like berries and fresh vegetables.

San Carlos Farmers’ Market celebrates opening day

Samantha Crowther, Staff Writer April 24, 2023

The San Carlos Farmers Market reopened for Earth Day on Sunday, April 23.  In collaboration with the City of San Carlos, The Urban Village Farmers’ Market Association (UVFM ) spent several months...

Tahoe resident Regan Clute trains for a giant slalom race at her home mountain, Palisades Tahoe.

Teen skier races to qualify for the Olympics

Samantha Crowther, Staff Writer March 31, 2023

There is a higher chance of picking a four-leaf clover, getting into Harvard, or living to 110 years old than making it to the Olympics.  According to Bill Mallon, co-founder of the International Society...

An artistic rendering of the housing project shows the  living units offered, with four separate structures and outside communal space as well.

San Mateo County efforts tackle homelessness

Samantha Crowther, Staff Writer March 30, 2023

A new housing project will provide 240 free beds and other resources to homeless people in San Mateo County. The San Mateo Navigation Center, located east of Highway 101 along Maple Street in Redwood...

Snow covers the side of the road on Grizzly Peak in Berkeley, California.

Rare snowstorm in the Bay Area demonstrates the effects of climate change

Samantha Crowther, Staff Writer March 6, 2023

The recent Bay Area snowstorm highlighted the worsening local effects of climate change.  On Friday, Feb. 24, the National Weather Service issued a Winter Weather Warning and forecasted small amounts...

Carolyn Hoskins shares the modern day basketball exhibit with an interested youth exploring the pop-up museum.

Local museum celebrates African-American accomplishments

Samantha Crowther, Staff Writer February 7, 2023

The non-profit Domini Hoskins Black History Museum & Learning Center opened its pop-up museum in Redwood City for Black History Month. The museum opened Friday, Feb. 3, and from 12-5 p.m. daily,...

The team observes each other as they take turns wrestling in the middle.

Eating disorders impact wrestling

Samantha Crowther, Staff Writer December 12, 2022

Among high school students, student-athletes are three times more likely to suffer from an eating disorder than their peers. On top of this athletes may be less likely to seek treatment for an eating disorder...

A little girl tries on a princess costume at the Una Vida costume drive. More than 300 costumes were given away.

Local nonprofit brings hope one costume at a time

Samantha Crowther, Staff Writer November 1, 2022

One Life Counseling Services, a nonprofit organization in San Carlos that states on its website that they provide counseling by skilled therapists for anyone regardless of socioeconomic status, helped...

Wildfires prevention becomes more necessary as the number of wildfires continues to increase.

Federal funding sparks wildfire prevention initiatives

Samantha Crowther, Staff Writer October 15, 2022

Belmont City Council recently announced wildfire management plans for National Fire Prevention Week; Belmont plans on using part of the roughly $500,000 grant given to San Mateo County in July of 2022...

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