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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

Sophie Gurdus

Sophie Gurdus, Scot Scoop Managing Editor

Sophie Gurdus is a senior at Carlmont and in her third year in the journalism program. In her spare time, you can find her lying on the beach or cooped up in her favorite local coffee shops. To view her portfolio, click here.


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People gather to vote in the elections, though prisoners cannot do the same in a majority of states.

Editorial: Give back voting rights

Editorial Staff and Sophie Gurdus December 5, 2022

The United States is a proud beacon of freedom, of justice, of democracy. We wave our flag high and proud, especially come election time. And when you’ve walked out of that poll booth, donning your “I...

Sadie Scott and Kyra Slattery create and lay out earrings for their business, Femme Fatale.

Femme Fatale rewrites the script

Marrisa Chow and Sophie Gurdus May 7, 2021

All good things start from somewhere. That's what Sadie Scott and Kyra Slattery like to think. The two are co-owners of Femme Fatale SF, a jewelry company that found its humble origins in a sparkly hot...

A person plans their pandemic getaway to Hawaii, oblivious to the negative repercussions of their actions.

Spring break makes way for Hawaii’s COVID-19 outbreaks

Marrisa Chow and Sophie Gurdus April 11, 2021

Today Hawaii is renowned for its beautiful beaches, massive volcanoes, exotic fruits, and thousand-foot waterfalls cascading off steep mountainsides. Its white-sand beaches and lush flora beckon nearly...

People gather together to protest racism and Asian hate crimes.

X marks the spot for xenophobia in New York

Marrisa Chow and Sophie Gurdus March 12, 2021

“Hey, get your filthy Kung Flu self out of my way!” With a jolt, she realizes the man has pushed her to the ground, where she hit her head against a metal newsstand box. He kicks her twice again,...

Noe Foehr shows off her Bernie Sanders inspired crewneck, donning his famous Inauguration Day pose.

Bernie Sanders: the man, the mitts, the legend

Sophie Gurdus and Marrisa Chow February 12, 2021

Although Inauguration Day was a scaled-down affair this year, it was nothing short of eventful. Outfits from Lady Gaga's "Hunger Games" inspired outfit to Michelle Obama's plum-colored Sergio Hudson belt...

A shopper compares Depop and Goodwill prices in her search for the best bargain.

Stopping the stigma around secondhand shops

Marrisa Chow and Sophie Gurdus January 31, 2021

As her fingers run through the racks of rejected shirts and long sleeves, she wonders if what she is doing is right. It’s hard to ignore the accusations that she’s benefitting herself by stealing from...

Eco-friendly products like these line the walls in The Source Zero.

Source Zero provides many with a path to living sustainably

Marrisa Chow and Sophie Gurdus January 22, 2021

The average American will contribute over 1700 pounds of waste annually, making the United States the king of producing waste. Their waste production surpasses countries like China and India, with 250...

A student attempts to relax with a face mask while studying for finals.

Students say ‘yes’ to stress during finals

Marrisa Chow and Sophie Gurdus December 11, 2020

No finals season is complete without the barrage of review packets, harried students, and sleepless nights. This year is no different. Many students are left stressed and struggling as finals loom over...

A students desk is filled with SAT and PSAT prep books in anticipation for the tests.

PSAT cancellations frustrate sophomores

Sophie Gurdus and Marrisa Chow November 18, 2020

The cancellation of the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT) is yet another loss for sophomores in the wake of online learning, making it even more challenging to stay ahead of the curve in a competitive...

A students planner demonstrates the uncertainty regarding homecoming and its activities.

ASB stands tall against homecoming hurdles from home

Marrisa Chow and Sophie Gurdus October 29, 2020

Homecoming is known as a time of fun for Carlmont students, but the drawbacks COVID-19 has caused make it a tough event for the  Associated Student Body (ASB) to tackle. ASB has had to adjust to the change...

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