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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

Sonia Paulo

Sonia Paulo, Staff Writer

Sonia is a journalism student at Carlmont High School who writes for Scot Scoop and The Highlander. She enjoys amusement parks and attending concerts.

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Senior Zach Payton talks to Frost about a book they are reading in class.


Senior Zach Payton talks to Frost about a book they are reading in class.

Carlmont students start to get their acceptance and rejection letters from colleges.

College apps are in — what’s next?

February 5, 2015

Below is a narrative of a senior at Carlmont High School who prefers to remain anonymous because she doesn’t want to taint her image to the colleges that she is applying to. She will be referred to as...

Music teacher of 31 years inspires students

Music teacher of 31 years inspires students

January 29, 2015

John DaBaldo is head of the instrumental music program at Carlmont High School. He has taught at the school for eight years, but not many people know that he had a music career long before. DaBaldo...

Members of the first Carlmont girls lacrosse team pose  after their last game of the season.

Plans for 2015 girls varsity lacrosse

September 9, 2014

Carlmont High School welcomed a new team to the spring sport season last school year — the varsity girls lacrosse team. The team had 22 girls, all of which helped pave the way for girls in future...

Tim McGraw kicks off country concert season

May 8, 2014

The first country concert of the season is back on May 10. Tim McGraw is kicking off the summer country concert series that some high school students look forward to. This Saturday, students will board...

BFD and Outside Lands lineups released

April 27, 2014

This week, music fanatics have received news making them want to run out and buy festival tickets as soon as possible. On April 21, line-ups for BFD and Outside lands, the Bay Area's two biggest music...

Everything Coachella 2014

April 4, 2014

One of the most famous music festivals of the year is coming up on April 11 through 18 and April 18 through 20. Coachella is a highly anticipated two-weekend, three-day indie music festival established...

The #SELFIE; popularity outside Instagram

March 23, 2014

Often, songs are written with some relevance to current happenings in society. With “Respect” by Aretha Franklin released during the time of the woman's rights movement, and “We Are the World”...

Award winning Disney song shines at the Oscars

March 4, 2014

Every year the award category of best original song stirs up excitement at the oscars. This year at the 86th annual Academy Awards, the award for best original song went to “Let It Go” from Disney's...

The 2014 Brit Awards continue to entertain

February 23, 2014

The Brit Awards Show honors the best in British music for the year. Similarly to the American Grammys, a Brit award is the most highly renowned award achievable for music in Britain. The 2014 Brit Awards...

Basic Vacation has a basic EP

February 20, 2014

Basic Vacation sounds like a name that would be featured at the Coachella music festival, and their style of music would make them even more suitable. With over 21,000 likes on face book, they could very...

Superbowl’s unexciting halftime show

February 12, 2014

The super bowl half time show is often more remembered than the score of game itself. Fancy lighting, choreography and some of the biggest names in entertainment are what give the half time show the...

Come sing with Santa and friends

December 9, 2013

‘Tis the season for Carlmont Choir’s Holiday Sing-along. Choir students dressed up as elves, Santa, and even the sugar plum fairy to sing along with some of the season most popular songs. “The...

Excitement for musical auditions builds among students

November 15, 2013

The annual musical is just around the corner, and excitement for auditions are spreading around the choir students as choir teacher Genevieve Tep encourages students to audition. This year the musical...

Choir gets new music for Winter Concert

November 3, 2013

With Carlmont Choirs done with the Pops Concerts, new music was handed out to the students last week to start preparing for the winter concert. “The music performed at the winter concert is a lot...

Another successful Pops Concert by Carlmont Choirs

October 23, 2013

Carlmont had another successful Pops concert this year, with a nearly sold-out show and performances from the Women’s, Men’s, Concert, Chamber, Treble Clef and Melodynamics choirs. This year, Choir...

Pops Concert is the favorite among choir students

October 3, 2013

The Carlmont Choirs Pops Concert is the favorite show of the year among performers and audiences due to its many variations from the traditional choral concert. “The pops concert is a lot more exciting,"...

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