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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

Shiori Chen

Shiori Chen, Staff Writer

Shiori Chen (Class of 2026) is a sophomore and a writer in the media arts program. She is interested in writing about news and cultural affairs. She enjoys making charcoal drawings, playing the saxophone, and running her club at Carlmont, Art Showcase Club. You can find her always either eating good food or watching Studio Ghibli films.


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Like those in San Francisco, local roads, witness daily traffic, collisions, and speeding. However, San Francisco has seen a multitude of complaints, such as its poorly maintained roads, prompting calls for redesigning. Traffic patterns in this area are less chaotic, and streets are easier to navigate. I can learn at my own pace, with less cars and less chaos to worry about. Even larger roads rarely have high levels of traffic, said Brant Chung, a sophomore at Carlmont High School who recently passed his permit test.

Traffic ticket trends show shifts within city law enforcement

Shiori Chen, Staff Writer April 26, 2024

Total traffic citations were issued over 9000 times in December 2014. However, nine years later, in 2023, the number plunged to just 336. An analysis conducted by the San Francisco Municipal Transit...

The 57th Northern California Cherry Blossom is set to occur in April in San Francisco, attracting over 220,000 attendees to celebrate Japanese traditions and the blossoming of the iconic pink flowers.

Japanese Americans embrace heritage through Cherry Blossom Festival

Shiori Chen, Staff Writer March 29, 2024

Sky-blue flyers adorn Japantown in San Francisco as stores promote the upcoming 57th Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival. In a couple of weeks, the city streets will soon be dotted with sakura...

Macys Union Square, an iconic location, is now part of the current trend of store closures in San Francisco. As a result of the pandemic, many AAPI folks also hesitate to spend time and money in the city for safety reasons. The increase cost of living and state taxes have probably forced many small businesses to move out of state as well, said Regina Tong, a home-visiting social worker in San Francisco.

Macy’s closes amid a changing San Francisco

Shiori Chen, Staff Writer March 9, 2024

Union Square Macy’s is the latest to the ongoing pattern of retail stores shutting down their downtown San Francisco locations since the pandemic.  The iconic store, spanning nearly an entire block...

Hatred and misinformation, concerning the Israel-Hamas war, flood Instagram comment sections.

[Photo] The web of misinformation

Shiori Chen, Staff Writer February 9, 2024

Hatred and misinformation, concerning the Israel-Hamas war, flood Instagram comment sections.

Implementing new solar energy policies has contributed to a substantial decrease in demand, causing concern for solar installation companies. People are seeking cleaner alternatives to traditional fossil fuels and energy independence, especially with our grid quality and stability, said Aleksei Petrovski, the owner of solar installation company Solar Engineering.

The solar shutdown: new PV policies deter customers

Shiori Chen, Staff Writer February 9, 2024

California’s revised photovoltaic (PV) solar energy policies are causing decreased demand for solar panel installations and a corresponding increase in layoffs and bankruptcy. NEM 3.0, the new net...

Former Junior Minister Gabriel Attal, now French Prime Minister, addresses the audience at the Discovery Awards ceremony during the Angoulême International Comics Festival on Jan. 24, 2019.

Gabriel Attal personifies LGBTQ+ progress

Shiori Chen, Staff Writer January 21, 2024

At 34 years old, Gabriel Attal was recently named the new French prime minister, achieving a political milestone as he became the youngest and first openly gay individual to serve in this position. Attal...

Studio Ghibli initially promoted “The Boy and The Heron” with just one poster to allow fans a full immersive experience while watching the film. “I’ve not seen a single advertisement. I think that’s Studio Ghibli’s magic because they don’t need advertisements. They just need the fan base,” said Derek Shoji, a sophomore at Carlmont High School.

‘The Boy and the Heron’ U.S. debut takes flight

Shiori Chen, Staff Writer December 8, 2023

Loyal Studio Ghibli fans fill out local theaters as they purchase their advance tickets in anticipation of “The Boy and the Heron.” The film will be released Friday, Dec. 8, in North American theaters. According...

Emily Winston, founder of Boichik Bagels, takes customers on a private factory tour. Bagels just came out of my obsessive hobby to recreate the one I wanted to eat because it was gone from the world forever, Winston said.

Boichik Bagels founder Emily Winston builds a minority-owned enterprise

Shiori Chen, Staff Writer November 10, 2023

Early in the morning at the Berkeley plant of Boichik Bagels, the wafting scent of freshly baked bread brings in locals who file in line for the shop’s renowned New York-style bagels. This store is just...

Customers bustle in and out of Docs Bagels, a local bagel shop in Belmont, Calif., on a Sunday afternoon. 
We get a lot of customers on Friday morning and on weekends, said Sonia Yoon, the managing director of the shop.

Belmont raises a toast to bagel culture

Shiori Chen, Staff Writer October 24, 2023

Bustling bagel stores and a new bagel club at Carlmont High School all show the rising popularity of bagels in the Bay Area. This doughnut-shaped bread brings together students and local residents alike. Bagels...

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