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

Sophie Penn

Sophie Penn , ScotCenter Editor-in-Chief

Sophie Penn is Editor-in-Chief of ScotCenter News, and a staff writer for the Highlander. She interns at the San Mateo Daily Journal, where she writes for the student column. She also is a volunteer production assistant at Peninsula TV. At Carlmont, Sophie is the Assemblies Supervisor for ASB. She plans on attending film school in the fall, and aspires to be a production or documentary film director.

All content by Sophie Penn

[Video] Citizen reporting takes over UC Berkeley protest

September 28, 2017

Sophie Penn delivers a broadcast editorial on unethical citizen journalism at the Milo Yiannopoulos protest.

Protesters display anti-Fascist signs on Aug. 26 at Civic Center.

Liberals display intolerance towards the intolerant

August 30, 2017

San Francisco did what San Francisco always does. When it was announced that Patriot Prayer, an Oregon-based group claiming to promote free speech, would be coming to San Francisco to protest only...

[Video] San Francisco protesters rain down on white supremacy

August 15, 2017

Rain sprinkled down on San Francisco City Hall as 500 protesters lit candles to stand in solidarity with Charlottesville, Virginia. As the wind blew signs across the park, citizens stepped forward to share...

[Video] San Francisco rallies against white supremacy

August 14, 2017

Sophie Penn reports on the Charlottesville counter-protest at San Francisco City Hall.

[Video] Students cool off with inner tube water polo

May 21, 2017

Sophie Penn reports on the student-organized inner tube water polo activity after school.

Behind the curtains of the Carlmont Dance Show

May 9, 2017

Sophie Penn reports on how dancers, choreographers, and stagehands prepare for the dance show.

The opinions expressed on the Facebook page stem from the misinformation of the articles published.

[Photo] Poor reporting leads to false label of Carlmont

April 1, 2017

The opinions expressed on the Facebook page stem from the misinformation of the articles published.

Julia Kelly’s fellow rider helps her discover her passion

March 19, 2017

Sophie Penn reports on Julia Kelly's extracurricular activity.

Apartment fire brings community together

March 5, 2017

Sophie Penn reports on the Village Drive apartment fire and how the Belmont community is working together to help the victims.

Robotics prepares for competition

February 23, 2017

Sophie Penn reports on Carlmont's Robotics Team as they enter their final days of build season.

Protesters and lawyers show support at SFO

January 30, 2017

Sophie Penn reports on the protest at San Francisco International Airport.

A man held a sign promoting the acceptance of Islamic immigrants.

[Video] Trump Administration’s immigration ban sparks protests

January 30, 2017

Protesters returned to San Francisco International Airport (SFO), on Jan. 29, for the second consecutive day to protest the Trump Administration's ban on immigrants and travelers entering the country from...

El Camino Real protest unites communities

January 23, 2017

Sophie Penn reports on the El Camino Real protest of the presidential inauguration.

Scots walk out to spread love

November 15, 2016

Sophie Penn reports on the peaceful rally held during fifth period at Carlmont.

[Video] America needs to move forward together

November 11, 2016

This is one of the most controversial elections in American history, and instead of bringing us together, it’s driving us apart. Rather than openly hating on each other, we need to unite and remember...

[Video] Students deal with the personal implications of Trump’s victory

November 11, 2016

Sophie Penn reports on how marginalized communities plan to move forward in the wake of the election.

Homecoming 2016

Homecoming 2016

October 17, 2016

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[Video] Community comes together to “Save the Music”

October 4, 2016

Sophie Penn reports on the annual Save the Music festival.

Clubs Fair offers unique ways to get involved

September 27, 2016

Sophie Penn reports on Carlmont's Clubs Fair.

AYSO VIP Soccer kicks off their season

September 15, 2016

Sophie Penn reports on Redwood City's AYSO VIP Soccer program.

[Video] Screaming Scots start the year off with a bang

September 8, 2016

Carlmont's student cheering section, the Screaming Scots, is different from other schools'. With one award under their belt, the screaming scots started the new school year off strong. On Friday, Carlmont...

[Video] Ceremony marks milestone in construction

September 8, 2016

Friday marked the completion of phase one of the ongoing construction up in the T and U wing of campus. A ceremony was held in honor of contributors to the project, where all attendees signed the final...

[Video] Carlmont shows grit in loss to Aragon

August 27, 2016

On Aug. 26, Carlmont varsity football lost to the Aragon Dons 57-23 in their season opener. In the first quarter, the Dons easily scored three touchdowns against the Scots. Senior VA Wilson scored...

Celebration Assembly 2016 sends off students with a bang

Celebration Assembly 2016 sends off students with a bang

May 31, 2016

Celebration Assembly brings back bedtime stories 1 ASB's Celebration Assembly art inspired by students' childhood stories 1 Scot Center takes a look at Spirit Week finale...

Spirit week ends school year on a high note

May 22, 2016

As students walk into Carlmont during the week of May 16 through 20, many are dressed in outfits that would normally stand out in a crowd. However, these goofy or crazy outfits are the norm during Carlmont...

Upcoming graduation brings mixed emotions

May 9, 2016

With graduation just around the corner, the juniors and underclassmen of Carlmont have mixed feeling about this year's senior class leaving.

The true meaning of Aloha Day

April 26, 2016

Carlmont welcomed the last day before Spring Break with a school-wide dress-up day with the theme of Aloha. The intent was to raise spirit and energy on campus, while embracing the new season. However,...

Carlmont’s first Club Carnival is a success

April 25, 2016

On Friday, April 22, various clubs at Carlmont worked with ASB's Culture Commission to organize an after-school carnival for the student body. Clubs promoted themselves while selling food, giving out information,...

Assembly speaker educates on “How to Raise an Adult”

March 25, 2016

On Monday, author Julie Lythcott-Haims came to Carlmont High School to speak at a school-wide assembly. She addressed topics of overprotective parents, unnecessary stress about college, and the importance...

Cañada College is home to both high schoolers and college students.

Middle College provides a high school alternative

March 10, 2016

Social media and entertainment continue to portray high school as four years of varsity jackets, school rallies, and cliques. However, Middle College provides a contrast to what has come to be seen as...

Sophomore Mackenzie OConnell works diligently on her English homework.

[Photo] ScotCenter: Changes in AP English Throw Students Off Track – Sophie Penn

February 9, 2016

Sophomore Mackenzie O'Connell works diligently on her English homework.

Feminine products are displayed under the  womens health aisle at Target and similar stores.

[Photo] ScotCenter: Costs of Feminine Products Raise Anger – Sophie Penn

February 22, 2016

Feminine products are displayed under the "women's health" aisle at Target and similar stores.

Senior Annie Klups takes advantage of free class time to write out thoughtful holiday grams for her friends.

Holiday grams: Show someone you care

December 8, 2015

The bell rings, signaling the beginning of lunch. As Carlmont students trickle out of their classes for lunch, many walk past C hall. These students notice a table stationed by the boys bathroom, covered...

Junior Tori Miranda shows her school spirit with Carlmont mascot Monty.

Carlmont wears all white for game day

November 15, 2015

Rivalry. Every year the football game between Sequoia High School and Carlmont elicits passion from both sides. For the final home game of the season, Carlmont students participated in a white-out. On...

History teacher Gregory Schoenstein falls back into the pattern of 50-minute class periods after a week of block schedule.

Teachers weigh pros and cons of block schedule

November 3, 2015

Rumors have been flying around campus as to whether or not the block schedule used for Smarter Balanced testing will be implemented permanently next year. Although many students have strong feelings...

Do Something commissioners junior Anya Meredith and sophomore Katie Wong hold lunchtime sign ups for the Blood Drive.

Upcoming blood drive draws attention

October 21, 2015

Carlmont students are being asked to donate something that can save lives: their blood. According to the American Red Cross, one donation of blood can save up to three lives. ASB’s Human Relations...

A Carlmont student enjoys her regained access to data free Snaps.

Wi-Fi ban on Snapchat is withdrawn

October 6, 2015

After multiple weeks of students not being able to access Snapchat through the school Wi-Fi, the firewall against the app has been removed. A few weeks into the school year, students realized that Snapchat...

National youth speaker, Keith Hawkins, plays a game of Simon Says with Carlmont students

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October 6, 2015

National youth speaker, Keith Hawkins, plays a game of Simon Says with Carlmont students

Keith Hawkins leads Carlmont in a rigorous game of Simon Says.

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October 6, 2015

Keith Hawkins leads Carlmont in a rigorous game of Simon Says.

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