The student news site of Carlmont High School in Belmont, California.

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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

Sophia Fu

Sophia Fu, Staff Writer

Sophia Fu (Class of 2026) is thrilled to cover local news for Scot Scoop this year. She hopes to explore the impacts of events in greater depth and connect with people along the way. Outside of reporting, she plays the violin in Carlmont's Symphony Orchestra, performs for senior citizens as a member of the Music Box Quartet, reads stories ranging from scientific innovations to mysteries, and plays tennis.

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Seasonal allergies are a constant issue for Vincent Wong, a sophomore at Carlmont High School. Before, my allergies would start in early spring. Now, from wintertime to late spring, I get congested and have irritated eyes and skin, Wong said.

Climate change prolongs allergy season

Sophia Fu, Staff Writer April 21, 2024

As flowers burst into various colors and fill the air with sweet scents, so do sneezes, runny noses, and itchy eyes, signaling the dreaded allergy season that arrives with spring. Climate change prolongs...

An autonomous Waymo car drives on U.S. Highway 101 in Burlingame, Calif.

Waymo’s freeway expansion encounters safety concerns from drivers

Sophia Fu, Staff Writer April 6, 2024

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) recently greenlit Waymo, an autonomous driving technology company, expansion onto freeways in the San Francisco Peninsula, sparking safety and regulation...

Yajaira Tapia, a Target employee, puts snacks in a thick-film plastic bag. Target is a store that provides thicker, reusable plastic shopping bags but also encourages customers to bring their own bags. We give a 5 cent discount for every bag you bring, Tapia said.

California bill bans plastic shopping bags at retail stores

Sophia Fu, Staff Writer March 2, 2024

A California bill will ban all plastic shopping bags in retail stores starting in 2026, according to the state Legislature’s announcement on Feb. 8, 2024. State Legislature members found that California’s...

The workshop series will be held at Twin Pines Lodge, an event center in Belmont.

Upcoming Belmont Teen Life Launch workshop series aims to foster life skills

Sophia Fu, Staff Writer February 8, 2024

The Belmont Parks & Recreation Department, in collaboration with the County of San Mateo Jobs for Youth (JFY), will host the Teen Life Launch workshop series starting Feb. 1 at Twin Pines Lodge to...

People drive bumper-to-bumper along U.S. Route 101 during rush hour as drivers commute back home. One of the goals of all-lane freeway tolling is to manage congestion, according to MTC.

All-lane freeway tolling faces doubts

Sophia Fu, Staff Writer December 8, 2023

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) conducted a study for all-lane freeway tolling to begin in 2035, detailing how it would work and the potential positive outcomes. However, many residents...

The Shell along El Camino Real in San Carlos displays their gas prices. Individual gas stations set their prices according to what their employer told them.

Higher gas prices drive a change in transportation habits

Sophia Fu, Staff Writer October 11, 2023

Recent rising gas prices have prompted students and residents to reconsider their driving habits and the future of transportation in Belmont. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration,...

The Shell along El Camino Real in San Carlos displays their gas prices. Individual gas stations set their prices according to what their employer told them.

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The Shell along El Camino Real in San Carlos displays their gas prices. Individual gas stations set their prices according to what their employer told them.

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