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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.

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Talia Fine

Talia Fine, Scot Scoop Editor

Talia is a water polo player and wrestler for Carlmont, as well as an avid community volunteer. In her free time, Talia likes to play with her pets, do art, and be outside as much as possible.


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Juliana Rinaldi holds the microphone out for a response from the crowd from her bands set during Carlmont Con, May 2019.

Carlmont Con allows students to share creative content

May 20, 2019

Carlmont Con, an event organized by ASB President Valerie Wang, was presented as a quasi-music festival. However, this one would exclusively feature the creative content of Carlmont students. This content...

The seniors in the Carlmont dance program are jump into next year and beyond.

Seniors say goodbye to Carlmont Dance

May 8, 2019

The seniors in the Carlmont dance program are jumping into next year and beyond. They have some thoughts to share as they leave behind a program that has played a big role in their high school careers....

Celebrating Holi at home in Belmont

Celebrating Holi at home in Belmont

March 26, 2019

  This content is a fusion of first a recap of the Belmont celebration of Holi, an Indian holiday, and the event from the perspective of someone who practices the holiday regularly.    

Nate Rutter and Emily Nguyen, both juniors, have been in a committed relationship for over a year.

Cuffing season 2019

January 20, 2019

Senior Timothy Krassiev leads the Screamin Scots section at the Homecoming football game, Oct. 26.

Homecoming spirit from all angles

October 28, 2018
Carlmont had Homecoming Oct. 21 to Oct. 26, the week consisting of Powderpuff football, spirit days, class competitions, the assembly, and an all-school dance. Check out this in-depth multimedia project that takes a look at elements of homecomings here, as well as around the nation.
Students collaborate with their teammates to brainstorm the best solution for the MASC project on scratch paper issued by the administering teacher.

New summer reading activities leave the school Mars-struck

September 24, 2018
This year, Carlmont held MASC, or Martian All-School Competition, as part of Martian Week, which started Aug. 20. Instead of having students sit on the field as in previous years, all students had at least a 10-minute lesson in every class about a topic related to The Martian.

Journalism is under attack

November 17, 2017

“Journalism is under attack,” said Lata Nott (Executive Director and the Newseum Institute and First Amendment Center, Washington D.C.), Jim Dale (Marketing Director at the University of North Texas),...

Friends share a hug in the hallway in the midst of school stress.

[Photo] Social media continues to veil effective coping

October 8, 2017

Friends share a hug in the hallway in the midst of school stress.

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...

Relaxation Club co-founders Sophie Srivastava and Samantha Owyang, both juniors, display stress balls they made themselves as part of a club activity.

Relaxation Motivation Club encourages healthy stress management

May 31, 2017

A survey conducted by the American Psychological Society in 2013 found that stress is extremely common especially among teenagers, with school as a major contributor to the unhealthy amounts of angst and...

Club president Annika Nambiar presents about the vascular system and surgery to  members in science room C2.

HOSA club develops future healthcare practitioners

April 28, 2017

Some students want to be pilots, some students want to be artists, but the students in Health Occupations Students of America want to be cardiovascular surgeons or biotechnicians. The club is new to...

STEM Club Co-President Mikayla Cheng demonstrates the creation of a hexaflexagon.

STEM Club facilitates the passions of science, engineering, technology, and math

March 23, 2017

Cancer research, 3D printing, and self-driving cars are only a few mysteries being tackled in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) world, and the Carlmont STEM Club strives to help...

Ocean Club President Liam Gunning collects trash on a beach clean-up club outing.

Ocean Club harbors Carlmont’s ocean lovers

March 2, 2017

The smell of salty sea air, a cool wind whooshing by, and the sound of crashing waves is the perfect setting for the members of Ocean Club, a group of Carlmont students devoted to loving and appreciating...

Ukulele Club members share strumming techniques during a club meeting.

Ukulele Club provides a unique music opportunity

February 13, 2017

Synchronized strumming, voices in harmony, and a steady drum beat can be heard on Thursdays at lunch in the back of the student union, but it isn't the radio. The Ukulele Club, overseen by advisors Kai...

Students gather on the field to discuss their thoughts on Ready Player One.

‘Ready Player One’ is a look into the future

September 12, 2016

In the sea of dystopian novels starring moody teenagers, “Ready Player One” by Ernest Cline bobs uniquely above the surface. Cline illustrates the near future through the eyes of average teenager Wade...

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