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

Sydney Tao

Sydney Tao, ScotCenter Editor-in-Chief

Sydney Tao is a senior at Carlmont High School and the Editor-in-Chief of ScotCenter. It is her third year in the journalism program. She is excited to report on community events, news features, and human interest stories through broadcast videos. She is a part of the Carlmont varsity basketball team and enjoys playing sports, hanging out with friends, and traveling. To view her portfolio, click here!

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Approval of girls flag football as official high school sport furthers opportunities

Sydney Tao, ScotCenter Editor-in-Chief May 28, 2023

The California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) Federated Council, the statewide body that governs high school athletics, unanimously approved a plan this February to make girls’ flag football an official...

Carlmont’s Heritage Fair promotes inclusion through cultural celebration

Sydney Tao, ScotCenter Editor-in-Chief March 7, 2023

Carlmont’s annual Heritage Fair returned after months of preparation and featured diverse performances from various groups of students. It showcased the many cultures at Carlmont through dances, music,...

High school jazz band connects communities for a greater good

Sydney Tao, ScotCenter Editor-in-Chief December 4, 2022

Nathan’s Fearless Five is a high school jazz band founded a little over a year ago with social justice and community at the core of its mission. Nathan Tokunaga formed the band to raise funds for the...

Mattson develops new food products for consumers to provide healthier, more sustainable options.

Creating fruitful impacts on sustainable nutrition

Sydney Tao, ScotCenter Editor-in-Chief November 9, 2022

Naturally healthy. Low sugar. Sustainably sourced. Eco-friendly packaging. These considerations have become increasingly important to consumers when they make food decisions.  Seventy-six percent of...

Opinion: Bad sports fan behavior has negative consequences

Sydney Tao, ScotCenter Editor-in-Chief October 17, 2022

Most people attend sporting events to have a good time and watch their favorite team play a sport. However, violence is becoming more prevalent at games, especially off the field. There have been numerous...

Many food items such as chips, bars, and dips have been altered to contain more nutrition.

[Photo] At the lab

November 9, 2022

Many food items such as chips, bars, and dips have been altered to contain more nutrition.

Crowds gather for food and culture at Belmont Greek Festival

Sydney Tao, ScotCenter Editor-in-Chief September 15, 2022

The Belmont Greek Festival returned after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic for its 50th year anniversary. This festival celebrates the best of Greek culture with delicious food and lively entertainment....

Closing the gender gap for womens basketball

Sydney Tao, ScotCenter Editor-in-Chief 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

Sydney Tao and Kiana Beigi 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

Sydney Tao, ScotCenter Editor-in-Chief 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

Sydney Tao, ScotCenter Editor-in-Chief 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

Sydney Tao, ScotCenter Editor-in-Chief 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

Sydney Tao and Kiana Beigi 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

Sydney Tao and Kiana Beigi 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

Sydney Tao and Kiana Beigi 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

Sydney Tao and Kiana Beigi 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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