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

The student news site of Carlmont High School in Belmont, California.

Scot Scoop News

Sydney Tao

Sydney Tao, Staff Writer

Sydney Tao is a sophomore at Carlmont High School and a staff writer for Scot Scoop. She enjoys interviewing and reporting on the Carlmont campus. She is often found playing sports and is a part of the Carlmont Basketball Team.

Twitter: @sydney_tao

All content by Sydney Tao

Closing the gender gap for women’s basketball

May 3, 2022

In March 2021, a TikTok went viral, exposing the unequal weight rooms between the men and women basketball players participating in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) tournament. This...

Sports coverage is primarily focused on men while women get limited media exposure.

Women strive for an equal playing field

April 10, 2022

A young girl entered a sporting goods store, hoping to find a new pair of basketball shoes. What did she find? Nothing. Nothing for her, at least. The walls were lined with shoes for boys, with only a...

Viral TikTok kickstarts lip gloss business

March 14, 2022

Most students spend their free time playing sports, reading, or surfing the internet. However, this high school sophomore spends her time growing her lip gloss business using creative ideas combined with...

Redwood City celebrates culture and diversity for Lunar New Year

March 1, 2022

Lunar New Year is the most important holiday for billions of people in China, other Asian countries, and around the world. It signifies the beginning of a new year on the traditional Chinese calendar,...

Carlmont students gain skills through job experience

February 2, 2022

Balancing school and a job can be tough, yet there are 2.1 million workers between the ages of 16 and 24. Teen employment has now increased to even higher levels than before Covid-19, despite a student’s...

Two commonly celebrated holidays in December are Christmas and Hanukkah. Both have their own unique traditions.

Holiday season brings cheer among students

December 6, 2021

December is jam-packed with holidays, when the spirit of giving, quality times, and comfort foods fill the air. The winter season is filled with joy for the upcoming celebrations. Many people look forward...

Carlmont Key Club sells boba to raise money for new opportunities.

Club fundraisers work towards various goals

November 12, 2021

Whether it be selling boba at a football game or a samosa at the quad, both have the same goal: to raise money for their club. Creating a fundraiser can be a difficult task. To do so, a group must figure...

The room fills up with eager students as ASB sells tickets for homecoming.

ASB works behind the scenes to promote unity

October 27, 2021

The Associated Student Body (ASB) at Carlmont has lots of responsibilities for fostering school spirit, but the reality is even more complex than it appears at first glance. ASB organizes many events...

In her dazzling outfit, Marguerite Fields performs the song Waterloo by ABBA.

First choir show of the year garners excitement

October 2, 2021

Choir students were eager to perform in their first cabaret show and finally express their passion for singing directly to an audience. Performers felt a variety of emotions, largely positive, coming...

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