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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

Sienna Reinders

Sienna Reinders, Staff Writer

Sienna Reinders is a junior at Carlmont who loves talking to citizens around town to find interesting topics to write about. In her spare time, you can find her running around the streets of San Carlos to train for her next race.

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Food from school lunches such as sandwiches and vegetables are often thrown away by students.

Schools are experiencing an increase in food waste from school lunches

Sienna Reinders , Staff Writer May 29, 2023

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) has helped enormously to prevent hunger for kids with food insecurity. But in recent years, students and teachers are starting to notice some flaws in the program....

An oil drill that is located in Alaska. As part of the Willow Project, more oil drills like these will be built on Alaskan lands.

Willow Project raises concerns for the future

Sienna Reinders, Staff Writer March 18, 2023

The Biden administration approved the Willow Project, a fossil fuel project in Alaska, on March 13, leaving climate activists upset and concerned for the planet. "We are very saddened to see that the...

Bouquets of flowers were placed around the Spartan Statue at Michigan State University following the Feb. 13 shooting.

Opinion: The U.S. needs to adopt foreign gun reforms

Sienna Reinders, Staff Writer February 18, 2023

Brian Fraser, Arielle Anderson, and Alexandria Verner. These are the names of the three Michigan State University (MSU) students who lost their lives Monday night after a mass shooting on their college...

When California saw some of the most rainfall it had seen since El Niño, many communities faced new challenges, including the Belmont Trailer Park.

The chaos after the storm

While many people celebrated New Year’s Eve with relaxing, rainy night-ins, Belmont and San Carlos’ emergency response teams were on call around the clock to manage the impacts of the biggest storm...

Gold strikes her gong to lead her students through meditation exercises.

Staff Profile: Susan Gold teaches through mindfulness

Sienna Reinders, Staff Writer January 27, 2023

As students pile into their seats, Susan Gold instructs everyone to take a few deep breaths. Then, after a strike of her gong that sits atop her desk, students are told to use their five senses, listening...

Flooding occurs on New Years Eve outside of Olsen Nolte Saddle Shop on the corner of Central Avenue and El Camino Real in San Carlos.

Breaking News: Fatal series of storms surge across the Bay Area

Sienna Reinders, Staff Writer January 5, 2023

Governor Gavin Newsom issued a state of emergency Wednesday morning in response to a Level Five storm, which hit the Bay Area that night. The storm, whose severity was calculated by the ABC7 Exclusive...

Sequoia Union High School Districts superintendent resigns.

Breaking News: Sequoia District’s superintendent resigns after 1 year

Sienna Reinders, Staff Writer December 15, 2022

*Updated Dec. 27, 2022 Carrie Du Bois announced at the Sequoia Union District board meeting on Dec. 14 that Superintendent Darnise Williams, who was not present, will resign. As the district’s...

Whether it be in a bathroom or a backpack, when available, naloxone can be used like a nasal spray to rescue someone that has overdosed on opioids.

Opioid overdose reversal medication secures hope for tomorrow

Sienna Reinders and Lucille Sanders December 14, 2022

An opioid overdose can end a life in four to six minutes. However, it takes an average of seven minutes for emergency medical services to respond to an emergency. If naloxone is used in overdose situations,...

Candidates for the upcoming Bay Area council elections put up signs to gain voters.

Modern propaganda: hiding in plain sight

Sienna Reinders and Avery Wong November 29, 2022

The posters fluttered in the wind. They were placed all over town; on poles, in schools, and in neighborhoods. They were designed and printed to perfection, considered art, even. The dull red color and...

A car crashes into local restaurant CAPO in Belmont. The photographer was granted anonymity with Carlmont Medias Anonymous Sourcing Policy.

Breaking News: Car crashes into CAPO restaurant

Sienna Reinders, Staff Writer October 28, 2022

*Updated Nov. 2, 2022 Last night, a car drove into CAPO, a local Mediterranean restaurant in Belmont. According to an email statement provided to Scot Scoop, the Belmont Police Department reported...

Six Bay Area schools receive shooter threats, including Woodside High School.

Breaking News: Bay Area schools go into lockdown due to shooter threats

Sienna Reinders, Staff Writer October 12, 2022

Six Bay Area schools went into lockdown today after police were called with threats of an active shooter. Police say this was a swatting incident and that the phone calls turned out to be hoaxes. Nevertheless,...

A billboard outside Carlmonts senior parking lot promotes Attendance Awareness Month.

Attendance Awareness Month leaves many students upset

Sienna Reinders, Staff Writer September 27, 2022

The month of September has brought an emphasis on Attendance Awareness Month and a lack of acknowledgment for Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, creating frustration among students. Attendance Awareness...

Protestors march through the streets of San Francisco.

Protesters gather in San Francisco to protest Supreme Court

Sienna Reinders, Staff Writer May 4, 2022

Hundreds of Bay Area residents gathered in front of the Federal Building in San Francisco yesterday to protest the Supreme Courts' decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, 410 U.S. 113 (1973). On Monday, Justice...

Protestors gather outside of the UC Berkeley dorms to stand against anti-abortion litigation.

Abortion rights advocates ride the Green Wave throughout the U.S.

Kiana Hinkson and Sienna Reinders April 17, 2022

The University of California (UC), Berkeley’s Sproul Plaza welcomed passionate activists last Saturday for a nationwide abortion rights protest. Attendees painted signs and passed out flyers and bandanas...

Elizabeth Stokoe speaks at a TEDx conference in Bermuda.

TEDx comes to Carlmont

Sienna Reinders , Staff Writer March 21, 2022

Technology, Entertainment, Design (TED) conferences are held annually in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, at the Vancouver Convention Centre. Speakers from all over the world are encouraged to promote...

Lior Tsarfaty uses music therapy to help Alzheimer’s patients connect with others.

Music may be the best medicine

Sienna Reinders and Piper Diehn February 16, 2022

Henry Dryer never interacted with anyone. His mouth barely uttered a word. He lost his memory because of dementia. But when music filled Dryer’s ears, his mouth sounded the words in the song. He began...

Many classrooms have less than half of the class, because of the high number of absences.

Breaking news: Circling rumor of gun violence terrifies Carlmont students and families

Sienna Reinders , Staff Writer February 15, 2022

*Article updated Feb. 20 On Monday, Feb. 14, there were a noticeable amount of absences from Carlmont High School. Over half of the students were gone in most classes, and even some teachers decided...

The protestors line plants in a circle to represent the countless wildlife killed by wildfires.

[Photo] Students protest CalSTRS’ investment in fossil fuels

January 29, 2022

The protestors line plants in a circle to represent the countless wildlife killed by wildfires.

From now on journalists will be absent from the Iowa Senate floor.

Opinion: Iowa’s ban of the press from Senate floor threatens democracy

Sienna Reinders , Staff Writer January 24, 2022

For more than 140 years, the Iowa Senate has stood by a tradition of allowing the press to report from benches on the Senate floor. But two weeks ago, Republican leaders decided to ban journalists from...

Dont look up by Adam McKay, was released on Netflix on Dec. 5, 2021

Opinion: ‘Don’t Look Up’ reveals explosive truths about the world we live in

Sienna Reinders , Staff Writer January 6, 2022

*This article contains spoilers for the movie "Don't Look Up." When Kate Dibiaski looked up at the night sky and saw a large figure falling from the abyss, she knew the world was about to come to an...

Zuills attack leaves the doors and windows of White Sage and Starbucks on Laurel Street shattered.

Thief shatters Laurel Street store windows

Sienna Reinders, Staff Writer December 5, 2021

The path of the rigid sphere aimed for the crystal clear window of White Sage, a store on Laurel Street, San Carlos. After the rock left his hand, it immediately impacted the glass, shattering pieces of...

Varsity boys race at the 2021 Peninsula Athletic League (PAL) Championships at Crystal Springs. This is my favorite course to run on, said Jono Sison, a participant in the varsity boys race.

Belmont citizens run to save Crystal Springs Cross Country Course

Sienna Reinders, Staff Writer November 8, 2021

PAL races, invitationals, and league and regional championships are a yearly occurrence at the Crystal Springs Cross country course in Belmont. However, the long-beloved course may soon close its gates,...

In a car, the catalytic converter sits towards the front of the car, in front of the muffler.

Thieves drive off with catalytic converters

Sienna Reinders, Staff Writer October 22, 2021

Catalytic converter theft has been taking place in the Bay Area for years, but incidents dramatically surged in the past few years. As the value of the precious metals that make up catalytic converters...

Students are vandalizing bathrooms by trashing the facilities with toilet paper, breaking appliances, and stealing items for the devious lick TikTok trend.

TikTok’s ‘devious lick’ trend aggravates local schools

Sienna Reinders, Staff Writer September 27, 2021

A new TikTok trend is putting needless stress on nearby schools by vandalizing bathrooms and stealing appliances.  The "devious lick" trend has students at schools all around the globe stealing a mixture...

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