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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 Dahlberg

Samantha Dahlberg, Staff Writer

Samantha Dahlberg is a senior who is involved in the Carlmont journalism program. She enjoys taking photos in her free time and going to the beach with her friends. Check out her photography account on Instagram @scdphotography

Twitter: @ssamantha_d

All content by Samantha Dahlberg
Living with a cat and dog adds a sense of balance to new families.

Opinion: Cats and dogs are both great pets

April 20, 2019

Growing up, I never had just one pet. I have always lived with both cats and dogs at the same time. I loved having both of them in my life because each animal had distinct characteristics and engaging...

Catherine Dahlberg, a junior, sprints past her opponents at the Saint Francis Invitational.

Opinion: Track is a team sport

March 23, 2019

Picture this: a track runner is in last place and pushing to finish the race, but everyone can tell that they are starting to give up. It is pouring rain with strong winds on the backstretch. Everyone...

Although California might not be dealing with a drought anymore, we desperately need some Vitamin D at the moment.

Opinion: People need to change their mindset to adapt to the rain

March 4, 2019

Everyone in California loves the sun; it is known as our comfort zone. Warm, sunny days put everyone in a good mood. According to bestplaces.com, a site that features the best places to live in the...

There are many ways that an intruder can easily get into anyones house when we least expect it.

Opinion: Every house needs security

February 3, 2019

News flash; your house cannot protect you on its own anymore. Technology has advanced so you can protect your home better than most expensive security services. In my neighborhood, our homeowner's association...

The team huddles closely during a timeout.

[Photo] Scots get blowout win in first home quad of season

January 20, 2019

The team huddles closely during a timeout.

A lot people think they are simply choosing to drink alcohol everyday, but it is an addiction with grave consequences.

There is no upside to alcohol

December 17, 2018

My dad was a warm and wonderful caring person who was loved by many people from all different walks of life. There was nothing he wouldn’t do for anyone who needed help. He was a generous, loving...

A flashback to when my siblings and I went to Toys R Us in 2006. Picking out those bears in the store as a family made the experience very special.

Opinion: Amazon is ripping this generation apart

November 19, 2018

As a child, I always loved trips to the toy store with my family. I remember going to the Toys "R" Us in Foster City with them; running down those never-ending aisles with my siblings, pushing those...

Smoke from California wildfires fills the sky as air quality worsens.

[Photo] ScotSkim: fire

November 15, 2018

Smoke from California wildfires fills the sky as air quality worsens.

Drumlines captain, William Yonts, a senior, poses for a selfie with his ensemble during the Homecoming assembly on Oct. 25.

Opinion: Photographers bring people together

October 28, 2018

A photo captures so many perspectives. Whether it is a picture of a football game or assembly, every photo gives off a unique emotion. According to Time magazine’s Director of Photography, Kathy...

Megan Kwong, a freshman, serves a ball over to Burlingames side of the court.

Girls freshman volleyball team beat Burlingame in two sets

September 28, 2018

“One, two, three, four! Everybody hit the floor!” A flurry of hands smack the ground. Then, the Carlmont girls’ freshman volleyball team all clap and cheer, “Ace!" In volleyball, an...

Claire Tseng, a freshman, digs up the ball for her team.

Girls freshman volleyball team goes to three sets against Woodside

September 24, 2018

Energy — it determines how much a team is willing to win or lose. For Carlmont's girls freshman volleyball team, their energy fell in the second set against Woodside on Sept. 20. Carlmont wiped...

man talking to crowd

[Photo] Welcome Back Assembly speaker promotes hope and compassion

September 6, 2018

Youth motivational speaker Scott Backovich addresses students at Carlmont's Welcome Back Assembly on Sept. 5.

Carlmonts freshman volleyball team had strong communication in their third game against Sacred Heart Preparatory.

Girls freshman volleyball team defeats Sacred Heart Preparatory in two sets

September 5, 2018

Pass. Set. Win. Old, simple tactics like these were used during the girls freshman volleyball team's third game on Tuesday, September 4, against Sacred Heart Preparatory. Carlmont creamed...

The field where Carlmonts 4x400 relay team got third place twice in a row and this place helped them qualify for state finals.

The journey behind Carlmont’s track team taking on CCS trials to CCS finals

May 31, 2018

Sprints. Distance. Long jump. High jump. Shot put. Discus. All of these events were held at the CIF/CCS trials on Saturday, May 19 at Gilroy High School in Gilroy, California. Going...

Soren Hawkins, a senior, jams out with his band, Full Send, at Scotsland.

Scotsland festivities continue as the rain pours on

May 29, 2018

Students fill the football field bleachers--each ready for the thrill of performances. Activities are being held all around the field. Everyone is smiling because they are out of class. The festival...

Caleb Metzler sprints past the rival schools during his third leg of the DMR.

[Photo] Carlmont’s track team accomplishes 3rd place at Arcadia

April 10, 2018

Caleb Metzler sprints past the rival schools during his third leg of the DMR.

Kaimei Gescuk and Mandy Hitchcock sprint past an Aragon runner in their varsity 800 meter race.

[Photo] Carlmont has strong showing in first dual meet against Aragon

March 25, 2018

Kaimei Gescuk and Mandy Hitchcock sprint past an Aragon runner in their varsity 800 meter race.

Patrik Geleziunas sprints to the finish line at the K-Bell Track and Field Classic at Los Altos High School.

Carlmont’s track team falls short in their second meet

March 18, 2018

Carlmont’s track and field team went to their second invitational, the Bellarmine-Kiwanis Invitational K-Bell Track and Field Classic at Los Altos High School, on March 10. They raced against many...

Carlmont’s homecoming assembly bursts of color

October 30, 2017

Samantha Dahlberg and Sarah Cheung report on Carlmont's annual homecoming assembly.  

Generals Pencils donated some of their products to evacuation centers in northern California.

Donations help now but volunteering benefits the future

October 17, 2017

On Oct. 8, several Northern California wildfires destroyed buildings and forced residents in Napa and Sonoma to evacuate their homes. The smoke from the fires even drifted to many areas along the California...

Tails wag at 24th annual Pet Pride Day

October 4, 2017

Samantha Dahlberg reports on Pet Pride Day in San Francisco.

[Video] Redwood City’s Oktoberfest embraces German traditions

September 28, 2017

Samantha Dahlberg reports on the Oktoberfest at downtown Redwood City.

[Video] Belmont Greek festival continues to spread joy for everyone

September 7, 2017

Samantha Dahlberg reports on the 47th annual Greek festival at the church of the Holy Cross in Belmont.

Carlmont sprints past other school teams in order to win the race.

[Photo] Girls track dominates PAL championships

May 17, 2017

Carlmont sprints past other school teams in order to win the race.

Divya Menon, a sophomore, hangs up colorful butterflies in honor of Earth Day.

Earth Day encourages environmental awareness

April 22, 2017

Earth Day is celebrated annually on April 22 and reminds many to cherish natural resources by taking part in activities that can protect the environment. According to Earth Day Network, “The first...

The staff vs. student basketball game was held in the main gym on March 24. The students lost with a score of 24-17.

Carlmont staff shoots its way to victory

March 26, 2017

Many students filled the main gym on March 24 for the student vs. staff basketball game. The large crowd added a new aspect to the game as many could feel the effects of the student's energy in the...

Sophomore Kaylie Moropoulos shares her story regarding her moms death.

Loss of a parent results in emotional obstacles

February 15, 2017

Phone call. Rushing to the hospital. Horrible news. No no no no. Mother just died. Even though the death of a parent while the kid is still young is not common, it happens, and it can change...

Sophomore Kyle Dimick presents the Beyblade that he hopes will bring him to victory in the upcoming tournament.

Spinning into a new tournament

February 11, 2017

The Beyblade tournament is a new event that is happening at Carlmont in the ASB room on Feb. 22.  Beyblades are small spinning tops that are put into an arena against their opponent. In order to...

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