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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.

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Sarah Tocatlian

Sarah Tocatlian , Staff Writer

Sarah Tocatlian is a junior at Carlmont who takes part in the recycling program at school, enjoys rowing for her crew team and and being a part of the journalism program.


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Wisconsin teens Peter Teatime and Tommy Rector climbed the bridge at night, making easier for them to go undetected.

Teens scale the Golden Gate Bridge

Sarah Tocatlian, Staff Writer May 18, 2017

A heart-stopping video posted to YouTube showed two Wisconsin teens filming themselves as they scaled San Francisco’s iconic Golden Gate Bridge, performing somersaults and hanging from cables over the...

Seven businesses and over 25 residents were disturbed by the fire that broke out in Chinatown on Friday, Feb. 3. Residents are currently staying at the Salvation Armys Chinatown Corps.

Fire breaks out in San Francisco’s Chinatown

Sarah Tocatlian, Staff Writer February 5, 2017

On Friday, Feb. 3, a two-alarm fire broke out in Chinatown in San Francisco. At 7:47 a.m., the San Francisco Fire Department (SFFD) received reports that a fire had started in a two-story building,...

A man held a sign promoting the acceptance of Islamic immigrants.

Trump Administration’s immigration ban sparks protests

Mona Murhamer and Sarah Tocatlian January 30, 2017

Protesters returned to San Francisco International Airport (SFO), on Jan. 29, for the second consecutive day to protest the Trump Administration's ban on immigrants and travelers entering the country from...

Heavy rainfall and slippery roads make it important that people drive safely and remain alert.

High winds and heavy downpour hit the Bay Area

Sarah Tocatlian, Staff Writer January 20, 2017

In the past couple of weeks, heavy rain and strong winds have drenched the Bay Area. According to The San Francisco Examiner, a weather system producing heavy rain and gusty winds came into the area...

Controversy arises as Iran, the host of next years Women’s World Chess Championship, will require women to adhere to the countrys modesty law and wear a hijab.

World chess champion advocates for women’s rights

Sarah Tocatlian, Staff Writer October 15, 2016

On Oct. 8, the International Chess Federation (FIDE) announced that Iran would host next year’s Women’s World Chess Championship, which means that female contestants will have to cover their hair...

Miami Marlins pitcher José Fernández was found dead in the Miami Harbor early Sunday morning, Sept. 25.

Star pitcher José Fernández dies in boating accident

Sarah Tocatlian, Staff Writer October 1, 2016

Early Sunday morning, Sept. 25, José Fernández, star pitcher of the Miami Marlins baseball team, died in a boating accident. Fernández, who was 24, was one of three men found dead when Coast Guard...

Recology trucks are still performing daily duties even though the Rethink Waste center has undergone severe damage.

Two fires hit Shoreway Environmental Center

Sarah Tocatlian, Staff Writer September 13, 2016

On Wednesday, Sept. 7, a fire swept through the San Carlos Shoreway Environmental Center. Just four days later, on Sunday, Sept. 11, a second fire hit the facility. The first fire was reported at 8:30...

A woman holds up bottles filled with the poisoned water that has been circulating through Flint, Michigans water pipes.

High lead levels remain in Flint, Michigan’s water supply

Sarah Tocatlian, Staff Writer April 22, 2016

The water is still undrinkable. It has been five months since the state of Michigan has switched back to the Great Lakes for Flint's drinking water source since their temporary use of the Flint River....

In North Carolina, transgender individuals will no longer be able to use the bathroom of the gender that they identify with.

People stand up against apparent Anti-LGBT laws in North Carolina

Sarah Tocatlian, Staff Writer April 12, 2016

On Friday, American musician Bruce Springsteen announced that he would cancel his Sunday concert in North Carolina in protest of the new state law. On March 23, the North Carolina governor signed the...

People gather together to protest for the legalization of marijuana.

Pro-marijuana activists smoke in protest

Sarah Tocatlian, Staff Writer April 8, 2016

On  April 2, hundreds of protesters openly smoked marijuana in front of the White House to bring attention to laws that send thousands to jail each year for possession of the drug. The activists had...

In the year 2016 alone, America has already experienced 32 mass shootings.

Michigan shooting taints Uber credibility

Sarah Tocatlian, Staff Writer February 26, 2016

Six dead. Two injured. Suspect, Jason Brian Dalton, is believed to have been the man behind the shooting rampage in Kalamazoo, Michigan, that occurred on the evening of Saturday Feb. 20. The first...

Traffic on Market Street in San Francisco starts to worsen  as surrounding streets are closed for construction of Super Bowl Village

Super Bowl Village causes major traffic in San Francisco

Sarah Tocatlian, Staff Writer January 27, 2016

The base of Market Street in downtown San Francisco has become a construction zone. Construction crews have been working into the night building the Super Bowl Fan Village that will open from Jan. 30...

Artist, David Bowie, poses for the cover of his sixth album, Aladdin Sane

There’s a Starman waiting in the sky

Sarah Tocatlian, Staff Writer January 14, 2016

David Bowie changed his style and persona all throughout his musical career, making him one of the most influential artist of his era. Bowie's publicist, Steve Martin, announced that Bowie died on...

A group of marchers moves from the US Capitol towards the Lincoln Memorial grounds for the One Nation Working Together rally in Washington, DC.

Immigrants are more than their stereotypes

Sarah Tocatlian, Staff Writer January 14, 2016

“When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best...They’re bringing drugs, they’re bringing crime, they’re rapists, and some, I assume, are good people,” said Donald Trump at his...

At the Leytonstone Underground Station, a man was accused of murder.

Muslims respond to stereotyping

Sarah Tocatlian, Staff Writer December 15, 2015

At 7 p.m. on Saturday, a 29-year-old man was accused of attempted murder after allegedly stabbing three people at the Leytonstone, London Underground station. The police subdued him with a stun gun,...

French President François Hollande talks about what actions to take after terrorist attacks.

France hit by the horror of terrorism once again

Sarah Tocatlian, Staff Writer November 14, 2015

This weekend, the streets of Paris are quiet. After the terrorist attacks that took place at 9:20 p.m. local time on Friday in Paris, France, French President, François Hollande, has announced three...

The NASA MAVEN mission was intended to study Mars atmosphere. Mars was photographed with the Hubble Telescope.

NASA recruits for a job that is out of this world

Sarah Tocatlian, Staff Writer November 9, 2015

Mars was deprived of any possible chance of having an environment with living conditions when it was hit with solar winds on Thursday, Nov. 5. The winds that hit the planet stripped 100 grams of the...

Sophomore Cate Armstrong practices earthquake procedures.

Bay Area anticipates the Big One after recent quakes

Sarah Tocatlian, Staff Writer October 26, 2015

Over the past month the San Francisco Bay Area has been shaken with 176 earthquakes, leaving local citizens in Northern California on the alert. With the large number of earthquakes occurring this...

School Resource Officer Brian Vogel looks over the Big Five on his computer.

Schools prepare for the worst in aftermath of shootings

Sarah Tocatlian, Staff Writer October 6, 2015

Mass shootings at schools are no longer the rare occurrence they once were. They have become something that people are constantly hearing about from the media, leaving many to wonder about the viability of...

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