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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 Lynd

Sophie Lynd, Highlander Editor-in-Chief

Sophie is a senior at Carlmont High School. She is the Editor-in-Chief of the Highlander, Carlmont's bi-monthly newspaper. When she is not in the journalism room, Sophie spends a lot of her time backstage in the Carlmont Performing Arts Center as the President of the Technical Theatre Club. In addition to journalism and theatre, Sophie enjoys lacrosse and photography.

Twitter: @sophie_lynd

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University of California, Santa Barbara is located in Goleta, Calif. and has almost 25 thousand undergraduate students.

Opinion: Finding the right college is often overlooked

November 8, 2018

CollegeConfidential.com says decisions are to be released today at 11:50 a.m. It's only 11:15 a.m., but you've checked your email countless times already. Finally, the clock strikes. Your hands are...

The Bay Area is often depicted as the poster child for diversity, but this diversity is often overlooked.

Opinion: Bay Area residents are ignorant of cultural differences

October 18, 2018

It's no wonder why so many people are attracted to the Bay Area; the ever-booming tech industry provides new opportunities and high-paying jobs every day, the temperature rarely drops below 55 degrees...

The results of the Kavanaugh hearings could result in fewer victims coming forward about sexual assault.

Opinion: Sexual assault is timeless; it’s never okay

September 27, 2018

We've seen him attack his own FBI, take "many sides" in response to Unite the Right Rally in Charlottesville, Va., and separate over 2,000 families from their children. Now, he's teaching the nation's...

The memorial of the twin towers was completed on Sept. 11, 2011 in remembrance of 9/11 that occurred just 10 years before.

9/11 cannot be forgotten

September 11, 2018

"Where were you on September 11?" Those of us in high school are either too young to remember or weren't even alive yet. I was six months old. Regardless of the fact of whether we can recall that...

Students and young adults inherit many responsibilities as they grow up.

Adulthood comes with maturity rather than age

August 30, 2018

Upon turning 18, American males are required to register for the military draft. While the last military draft was 45 years ago following the end of the Vietnam War, today's 18-year-olds continue to register...

Gelataio opens its doors to downtown San Carlos, serving a variety of flavors of gelato and sorbetto.

Laurel Street’s Gelataio exceeds expectations

May 14, 2018

Peanut butter and Oreo-flavored gelato topped with a dark chocolate drizzle and a vanilla wafer is just one of the creations you can find at Gelataio. The 600 block of Laurel Street in downtown San...

The Liquid Gold drink contains honey oolong tea with cream and classic honey boba.

Teaspoon’s boba tea fails to compare with local options

May 4, 2018

Iced tea topped with tapioca balls, also known as boba tea, is yet another of the latest food trends. While boba tea is enjoyed by children and adults, it is especially popular among teenagers. Within...

The Berries and Cream wrap is served in a waffle stuffed with strawberry ice cream and topped with whipped cream, sprinkles, fresh strawberries, and a strawberry glaze.

Bubble & Wrap serves flavorful treats

April 17, 2018

Combining two classic treats, Bubble & Wrap satisfies a sweet craving by wrapping flavorful scoops of ice cream in warm waffles. Located amongst the bustling area of downtown Redwood City at Broadway...

The latest Snapchat update combines stories and chats on one screen, making it confusing for users.

[Photo] Snapchat’s newest update is not user-friendly

February 26, 2018

The latest Snapchat update combines stories and chats on one screen, making it confusing for users.

Vitality Bowls offers many choices for an açaí bowl on its menu.

Vitality Bowls serves hearty açaí bowls

March 22, 2018

Açaí bowls are one of the latest food phenomena. This healthy trend blends fruit into a smoothie-like consistency and tops the mixture with various sliced fruit, nuts or granola, and honey. A popular...

In addition to supporting womens rights, marchers also hold signs for sexuality and identity equality.

The Women’s March is not just for women

January 21, 2018

The sun beat down on San Francisco City Hall as people gathered to have their voices heard in the 2018 San Francisco Women’s March. But the fight for women’s rights was not the only topic. On...

The identity of the victim has not been released. However, the Belmont Police Department believes this act was not random.

[Photo] Community responds to shooting of Belmont resident

January 17, 2018

The identity of the victim has not been released. However, the Belmont Police Department believes this act was not random.

ICICLES provides a variety of flavor choices for their new customers in San Mateo.

ICICLES rolls into downtown San Mateo

January 18, 2018

Rolled ice cream, another new food phenomenon, has made its way down the peninsula. This past spring, ICICLES welcomed new customers from the San Mateo area to its new location at 222 East 3rd Ave....

Sophomore Erica Mendiola makes her second free throw after being fouled by one of the Gunn High School Titans.

Varsity girls’ basketball takes the win against the Gunn Titans

December 13, 2017

Despite the fact that the varsity Lady Scots barely worked up a sweat, they were still able to prove victorious over the Gunn High School Titans. From the start, both teams played very different games....

Ashley Trierweiler, a junior, takes a shot against the Lincoln High School defense.

Mustangs victorious over Lady Scots

November 15, 2017

Drive down the court. Pass. And shoot. Basketball season has officially begun, and the Varsity Lady Scots put up a tough fight against the Lincoln High Mustangs in their first scrimmage of the year. Both...

Coach Stambaugh gives his team a pep talk before practice.

Boys’ soccer tryouts kick off the season

November 1, 2017

During the 2016-2017 season, boys' varsity soccer ended with a 3-0 conference record and 6-1-2 record overall. Try-outs held the week of Oct. 30 foreshadow what's to come in the 2017-2018 season. These...

Sophomore Catherine Dahlberg and sophomore Alisha Mitha go up for a block against a hit by the Dons.

[Photo] Varsity volleyball’s season comes to an end

November 2, 2017

Sophomore Catherine Dahlberg and sophomore Alisha Mitha go up for a block against a hit by the Dons.

Ciera Stratton, a senior, throws the ball down the pool to score a goal for the Scots.

Lady Scots defeat Sequoia in the last home game of the season

October 24, 2017

Seniors on the varsity girls' water polo team played their last game at the Aquatic Center. The game began as cheers from the bleachers filled the Aquatic Center as the Scots wished their seniors good...

The Lady Scots celebrate their victory over the Aragon Dons.

The Scots go to five sets and beat the Dons 3-2

October 4, 2017

Here comes the pass, the set, and kill for the Scots. Finally, the Scots take the victory over the Aragon Dons in the fifth set 15-10. The beginning of this battle began with a series of tips at the...

Scots cheer after winning the point in a long rally against the San Mateo Bearcats.

Varsity volleyball wins a hard-fought victory over the Bearcats

September 20, 2017

Despite the San Mateo Bearcats' valiant effort against the Scots, aggressive offense and tough serves proved the Scots worthy of their 12th win of the season. During the first game, both teams played...

Freshman Maddy Ting tries to get the ball while on defense.

Summer practices prepare water polo for the upcoming season

August 31, 2017

While most students were enjoying their last month of summer vacation, the boys and girls water polo teams woke up early for their summer practices. Starting at the end of July, teams practiced every...

Best of May

Best of May

June 5, 2017

1 Girls track dominates PAL championships 1 1 Celebration...

Choirs end the year with The Language of Song

Choirs end the year with ‘The Language of Song’

May 16, 2017

Carlmont choir performed their final show of the year in 14 different languages. As the theme was "Language of Song," the Singing Scots opened the show with a Brazilian ceremonial song, “Estrela e...

Best of April

Best of April

May 5, 2017

1 Spring play reminds viewers to appreciate the little joys of life 1 Deep Blue Robotics dives into competition 1 Belmont...

Sophomore Seema Wadhwa looks at the B-hall bulletin board before class. Wadhwa hopes to find an interesting job opportunity.

Career Center helps students prepare for the future

April 26, 2017

Many teenagers experience more freedom from parents and authority figures as they navigate high school. However, these freedoms often come with more responsibility, such as getting a job. Luckily...

Best of March

Best of March

April 18, 2017

Protesters, anti-protesters, and anarchists collide at ‘March 4 Trump’ rally       Poor reporting leads to false label of Carlmont 1       Donating...

Spencer Stancil, a junior, rehearses for his performance in the scene Afterwards outside of the Studio Theatre.

Advanced Drama puts on its annual One Act Festival

March 29, 2017

It’s Friday afternoon. Students are heading home to relax and enjoy their weekend. Tessa Bagby, a junior, is not heading home, but getting ready for the drama department’s annual One Act Festival. According...

Instruments, tuned to perfection, wait for performers on stage as the audience takes their seats.

[Photo] Peninsula Youth Orchestra performs in the Performing Arts Center

March 6, 2017

Instruments, tuned to perfection, wait for performers on stage as the audience takes their seats.

Sophomore Kaitlyn Gates works on her essay at lunch and after school.

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March 6, 2017

Sophomore Kaitlyn Gates works on her essay at lunch and after school.

Freshman Andres Raddavero runs the light board during rehearsal for Carlmont’s winter choir show. During this rehearsal, Raddavero learns his cues for the upcoming performances.

The stars behind the curtain

February 8, 2017

The show is about to begin. The audience takes their seats as adrenaline runs through the performers’ veins as they take their places. But the performers are not the only ones feeling nervous. “Before...

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