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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 Schreiber

Sophia Schreiber, Staff Writer

Sophia Schreiber is a junior at Carlmont High School. This is her second year in the journalism program. She plays for her school's volleyball team and loves going out and exploring.

Twitter @ssophiasch

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True crime is one of the fastest-growing forms of media. However, the consumption of it may have serious risks.

Opinion: The accessibility of true crime does more harm than good

February 1, 2023

Murder, torture, and crime: three words you might never expect to describe the most popular genre of documentaries and the fourth most popular genre of podcasts. Over half of Americans enjoy true-crime...

Scholarships can be very beneficial in helping students afford and achieve their goals of obtaining a higher education. For University of California admissions, grants and scholarships are awarded through a variety of programs, including the federal Pell Grant program, the Cal Grant program, the Middle Class Scholarship program and the Blue and Gold Opportunity Plan.

9 free scholarships students can apply to

January 9, 2023

Scholarships provide financial support for students to help pay for a college degree. They can be spent toward tuition, books, housing, food, and other resources, depending on the scholarship. In many...

Redwood trees stand miles tall at Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, just under an hour away from central Belmont. Going outside in nature is a great way to spend some free time during the break.

A guide to staying happy and healthy during winter break

December 28, 2022

1. Stick to a routine With the absence of school forcing one to get up at a certain time, it can be easy to fall into unproductive patterns. By setting and sticking to a routine such as getting up at...

Carlmonts winter break begins Dec. 23, two days before Christmas. Students will be returning to school Jan. 10th.

[Photo] What are you most excited for during winter break?

December 17, 2022

Carlmont's winter break begins Dec. 23, two days before Christmas. Students will be returning to school Jan. 10th.

The ruins of a section of Mare Island Naval Shipyard lay covered in bright graffiti and broken furniture. Mare Island was the first United States Navy base established on the Pacific Ocean, opening in 1862. Despite being completely closed down by 1996, it remains a popular spot for urban exploration.

Do not enter: Urban exploration promises adventure, poses risk

December 8, 2022

A "no trespassing" sign will stop most people in their tracks. For others, a sign telling them to keep out has the opposite effect. The thrill of being where they are not supposed to be is drawing teens...

Freshman Alyssa Ison jumps high into the air to hit a backrow spike to the other team. Carlmont Varsity Girls Volleyball beat Sequoia in a close match.

Quiz: Which sport are you?

November 25, 2022

No matter what time of year it is, sports are a great way to stay healthy, make new friends, have new experiences, and stay entertained. Through participation in sports, you are likely to mature physically,...

A student at Carlmont blows his nose as he recovers from a cold.

[Photo] 5 different cultures’ home remedies for sickness

October 26, 2022

A student at Carlmont blows his nose as he recovers from a cold.

Students from Carlmont High School beat the heat by heading to Poplar Beach in Half Moon Bay after school. This September week was recorded as the hottest week in California this year, making the coast a perfect place to venture to.

[Photo] 7 ways to beat the heat

September 8, 2022

Students from Carlmont High School beat the heat by heading to Poplar Beach in Half Moon Bay after school. This September week was recorded as the hottest week in California this year, making the coast...

Organ donation is a critical resource that saves, extends, and improves lives.

When death turns to life

March 16, 2022

"Do you want to be an organ donor?"  While getting your driving permit, you see this question appear next to a checkbox.  You mark “no" without giving the question a second thought. But for the...

Along I-280, a watch for deer crossing sign stands below a group of grazing deer.

Roadkill runs rampant on 280 

November 29, 2021

In addition to the rolling green hills and the sparkling Crystal Springs reservoir one might see taking a drive down Interstate 280, dead animals along the road are familiar sights for many citizens of...

Atop a traditional Thanksgiving table lies a turkey and silverware for the upcoming feast.

Thanksgiving traditions vary for different families

November 8, 2021

Supermarket aisles, once holding dozens of turkeys, will be completely cleared out in just a couple of weeks. Mashed potatoes gone from the hot bar, pumpkin pie sales at their yearly high. For many, a...

One of Family Dog Rescues potential adoptees, Remi, has been waiting for a home for over two months.

Animal adoptions face a ‘ruff’ time

October 15, 2021

Animal adoptions spiked in the past year and a half, but as people return to the frenzy of their regular lives, new pets are no longer the main focus, and animal shelters are once again filling up with...

A child excitedly picks out a balloon animal at the farmers market.

San Carlos Farmers’ Market fosters a sense of community

September 22, 2021

The San Carlos Farmers' Market offers locals more than just a place to buy produce. The weekly downtown event helps build a feeling of community, providing a gathering place for shoppers, musicians, artists,...

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