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 Mattioli

Sophia Mattioli, Production Manager

Sophia Mattioli is a senior at Carlmont High School. This is her third year in the journalism program. Outside of school, you'd catch Sophia on a mountain bike or watching a movie.

Twitter: @MattioliSophia

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Palisades Tahoe dives into the new ski season

December 14, 2022

Thanks to over three feet of snowfall in the first two weeks of Nov. 18, Palisades Tahoe opened four days early on Nov. 18 for those eager to get on the slopes. So far, Palisades' Funitel and Gold Coast...

Carlmont’s Technical Theater Association keeps production rolling

December 2, 2022

The Carlmont Technical Theater Association (CTTA) deals with everything from costumes to sound and keeping the Performing Arts Center in order. CTTA keeps the lights on and actors ready through backstage...

The caffeine scene has changed. Caffeine doesnt just mean coffee; it means Yerba Mate, Redbull, Bang Energy, Coke, Mountain Dew, and other fruity or sweet drinks targeted at youth.

Caffeine is not the enemy

December 2, 2022

Eighty-nine percent of Americans consume caffeine daily, boosting energy, focus, and physical performance. Yet caffeine has also been linked to increased anxiety, insomnia, and severe heart conditions...

Redwood Shores community copes with wildlife dilemma

October 17, 2022

The booming San Francisco Bay Area economy has led to housing, transportation, and environmental challenges that pose a threat to the region's diversity and lifestyle. This continuous expansion of housing...

25 Questions with the ASB President

September 29, 2022

Max Vano joined ASB as a sophomore at Carlmont. Inspired by the upperclassmen, Vano continued to grow and is now ASB President as a senior. Walk with Vano as he talks about his journey and where he is...

Exploring the trails of Belmont and San Carlos

May 23, 2022

The Big Canyon, Eaton, Waterdog, and Hidden Canyon Parks offer over 300 acres of open space, all tucked within the cities of Belmont and San Carlos. Each park provides trailheads and signs for directions.  With...

Saving lives at ASB’s blood drive

April 4, 2022

ASB’s Do Something commission set up their first blood drive since the 2019-2020 school year. On Thursday, March 24th, students gathered in the student union to give blood and save lives.

Embracing diversity at Carlmont’s Heritage Fair

March 6, 2022

Heritage Fair came back better than ever after a year online. With an outdoor assembly, months of preparation, and food sales in the quad, Carlmont’s students were more than ready to share their culture...

Three recipes to start Heart Month right

February 10, 2022

Every February, The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, along with The Heart Truth, a national health education program, celebrate American Heart Month and push Americans to live healthy lifestyles.  Heart...

Opinion: Trader Joe’s or Trader No’s?

January 26, 2022

Trader Joe's is the only grocery store where you'd find yourself on a treasure hunt for a "sedimentary cookie" because it'll be gone in February. They make shopping fun; from goofy product names to chatty...

Earhart accomplished many extraordinary feats,  like becoming the first woman fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean.

Amelia Earhart: More than a mystery

December 17, 2021

When she was 39, Amelia Earhart declared she was going to fly around the world. Earhart and her navigator Fred Noonan took off from Oakland, California, and set forth their 29,000-mile-long trip. A...

How We See It Ep. 2: Music Taste and Personality

December 6, 2021

With Spotify Wrapped out this week, many people have started to worry about what their music taste might allude to. According to Professor Adrian North of Heriot-Watt University, these concerns are not...

How We See It Ep. 1: The things our parents say

November 14, 2021

A study published in the journal of the Association for Psychological Science determined that children are particularly trusting of the things they hear. This led me to ask the question of how often we...

Powderpuff football tackles inclusivity

October 24, 2021

Powderpuff football strives to refute gender roles by having the boys cheer and the girls play. The game itself can be very unifying for the student body but may need a few changes. From its name to confining...

Hailey North: Balancing business and high school

October 1, 2021

Balancing a job and high school can be tough, when that job is running your own photography business the task gets even more difficult. Student Hailey North has been able to juggle these responsibilities...

Does Hershey’s chocolate taste strange?

September 11, 2021

Does Hershey's chocolate taste strange? If you grew up in America this question probably seems out of the blue, but for others, it’s spot on. Hershey and other popular American chocolates have created...

Opinion: Transgender athlete bans ignore the real problem

May 4, 2021

Throughout the US, around 35 bills have been introduced by state legislators that limit and ban transgender women from competing in women’s sports. Transgender students miss out on crucial childhood...

Taylor Swift transforms traditional music ownership

March 19, 2021

Taylor Swift recently released a rerecorded edition of her song ‘Love Story,’ under the title ‘Love Story (Taylor’s Version).’ Swift has rerecorded the entire ‘Fearless’ album, including...

[Video] Taylor Swift begins re-recording her first six albums

March 11, 2021

Taylor Swift plans to re-record her first six studio albums after a contract deal gone awry and feuds with several different record labels and executives, according to multiple sources. Scott Borchetta,...

Many people think of witchcraft today as a spiritual practice. This was not always the case.

Witchcraft through the ages

January 24, 2021

Evil, wart-nosed, broom-riding, devil-worshipping, pointy-hat-wearing women. Since the 14th century, this portrayal of witches has been pushed upon society. It was this narrative that led to thousands...

Though converting to a digital learning plan can be hard for both teachers and students, most can still see the bright side.

Visual Arts overcomes virtual roadblocks

November 23, 2020

This year Carlmont’s Visual Arts Department has met students' and teachers' expectations, with a few speed bumps along the way. Carlmont has a vast amount of visual arts classes, including Illustration...

Biotech 1-2 student Hailey North conducts her lab, Culturing Microbes.

BTI students assess the merits of distance learning

November 9, 2020

The Biotechnology Institute (BTI), a traditionally very hands-on curriculum, has lost some of its in-person charm with distance learning. Nevertheless, teachers and students continue to adapt and learn...

Modifications such as maintaining social distance and mandatory face-coverings keep students safe when getting their photos taken.

Picture day reframes to comply with COVID-19 guidelines

October 19, 2020

Carlmont High School has adapted school pictures to COVID-19 guidelines by using assigned schedules, mandatory face coverings, and maintaining social distance. While procedures like mask-wearing and...

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