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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.

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After School explodes in popularity at Carlmont High School.

After School takes Carlmont by storm

Taran Sun and Aria Frangos November 6, 2015

“I personally think Sage is beautiful inside and out.” Students bend over their phones, searching eagerly for familiar names in the stream of After School posts. After School is an app available...

Classes stall without SMART Board access during the power outage.

Power outage disrupts Carlmont

Taran Sun, Staff Editor September 13, 2015

Carlmont High School students arrived on Sept. 11 to find a school-wide power outage in full swing. The power reportedly went out at 6:30 a.m., and the emergency generator failed to kick in. The power...

The Carlmont Scots exit the field after their hard fought game against the 
Aragon Dons.

Scots are shut out of the opening game

Taran Sun, Staff Editor September 5, 2015

The Carlmont Scots experienced a heavy 33-0 defeat in their opening varsity football game against the Aragon Dons. From the first play of the game, the Dons gave the Scots no room to breathe. The Dons...

Woodside High School evacuated due to a bomb threat.

Woodside bomb threat abruptly cancels school

Taran Sun and Sarah Schisla April 2, 2015

The students and staff of Woodside High School experienced a school-wide evacuation in response to an imminent bomb threat on Thursday, April 2. According to KRON4, the bomb threat was reported to...

Governor Jerry Brown issues an executive order regarding water usage.

California drought reaches an executive level

Taran Sun, Staff Editor April 1, 2015

California Governor Jerry Brown issued an executive order Wednesday, April 1 implementing mandatory water reductions across California to reduce water usage by 25 percent. This order was prompted by...

Live long and prosper. Rest in peace, Leonard Nimoy.

Leonard Nimoy’s death: the passing of a cultural icon

Taran Sun, Scot Scoop Editor March 1, 2015

Leonard Nimoy, loved by many for his role as Spock in "Star Trek," died February 27 at the age of 83. Sophomore Kyle Jung said, "I think that it's really unfortunate that such an influential, talented,...

A close look at the Ebola Virus

Ebola strikes the United States

Taran Sun, Scots Scoop Editor October 2, 2014

The first uncontrolled entry of the deadly Ebola virus into the United States occurred on Sept. 20. According to NBC News, Thomas Eric Duncan left Liberia on Sept. 19 carrying the virus. He arrived...

Christian Club has high hopes for the new year.

Christian Club makes a fresh start

Taran Sun, Scot Scoop Editor September 17, 2014

A community of God, a community of open arms. That is what Carlmont’s Christian Club aims to bring to campus. Junior Molly McDowell, Vice President of Christian Club, said, “The goal of the club...

The California earthquake dealt significant structural damage to buildings in Napa. Photo by Noah Berger/AP.

Powerful earthquake strikes Northern California

Taran Sun, Scot Scoop Editor August 30, 2014

The strongest earthquake that has occurred in decades in California's Bay Area struck Aug. 24 at 3:20 a.m. With a reported magnitude of 6.1, the earthquake and its aftershocks dealt significant structural...

Lucy Li, sixth grader, qualifies for Women’s U.S. Open Championship. Creative Commons image by kuliki on flickr.

11-year-old girl qualifies for U.S. Open

Taran Sun, Staff Writer May 21, 2014

Lucy Li, an 11 year old living in Redwood Shores, made golf history on May 19 when she became the youngest person to ever qualify for the Women’s U.S. Open Championship. Li is a sixth grader who,...

Redwood City home security system catches burglars in the act. Creative Commons image, uploaded by Geralt on

Security cameras see it all

Taran Sun, Staff Writer May 7, 2014

Two teenagers broke into a Redwood City home, ransacked it for valuables, and were unknowingly filmed by the home’s numerous security cameras in the process. The two teens were 17 years of age, and...

Boy survives deadly conditions in overseas flight

California teen sneaks flight to Hawaii

Taran Sun, Staff Writer April 27, 2014

A sixteen year old Californian evaded airport security, slipped into a plane’s wheel well, and survived the subsequent flight to Hawaii, despite subzero temperatures and a potentially lethal deficit...

Powerball lottery jackpot yields millions

Man wins $425 million in lottery

Taran Sun, Staff Writer April 2, 2014

Disbelief and shock were the emotions that accompanied B. Raymond Buxton when he claimed February’s $425 million Powerball jackpot on April Fool’s Day. Buxton, a resident of Northern California,...

Phone scams can cost thousands.

Telephone scam costs citizen thousands

Taran Sun, Staff Writer March 19, 2014

A San Francisco senior citizen was recently victimized by a phone scam and lost in excess of $12,000. According to the police, the victim was called by a person who said they were from the Department...

AIDS testing is being promoted by San Mateo County. (Creative Commons image posted by

HIV testing promoted to stand against the epidemic

Taran Sun, Staff Writer March 5, 2014

The “San Mateo County Greater Than AIDS” campaign was kicked off on March 4 by the San Mateo County Health System to promote HIV and AIDS awareness. Greater Than AIDS, an organization launched in...

Creative Commons Flickr image uploaded by Liz West .

Valentine’s Day Bandit strikes Burlingame

Taran Sun, Staff Writer February 19, 2014

The man who robbed Bank of the West on Park Road in Burlingame last Valentine’s day has become known as “The Valentine’s Day Bandit.” The so called “Valentine’s Day Bandit” is also connected...

Stop sign next to Burlingame High School.

Car vs. unsuspecting high schooler

Taran Sun, Staff Writer February 6, 2014

A 17-year-old high school girl was hit by a car in a Foster City crosswalk on Jan. 24. The girl, whose name has not been released, was on her way to high school when she was hit. Many people argued...

Richard Sherman rubs salt into the wound

Richard Sherman rubs salt into the wound

Taran Sun, Staff Writer January 23, 2014

San Francisco 49ers fans around the Bay Area were disappointed at the results of Sunday’s game against the Seattle Seahawks, and many have been outraged by the post-game words of Seahawk’s cornerback...

Christian Clubs president and vice president

The Christian club prepares for a season of giving

Taran Sun, Staff Writer December 9, 2013

A community for Christians and a way to grow closer to God: Christian club is the group of individuals who embody these goals, seeking to bring them to life on the Carlmont campus. Christian club meets...

DECA finalizes plans for upcoming conference

DECA finalizes plans for upcoming conference

Taran Sun, Staff Writer November 4, 2013

The DECA club met on Oct. 31 to discuss upcoming DECA conferences where the club can showcase their skills and knowledge of the business world. The Carlmont DECA club is one of many around the country,...

Seal of the Senate of the State of Calif.

Jerry Hill speaks in JSA meeting

Taran Sun, Staff Writer October 18, 2013

The Carlmont Junior State of America (JSA) hosted Jerry Hill, California State Senator, on Oct. 16 to speak to students about how the world of politics presents an effective route for making a difference...

Gay-Straight Alliance hosts Outlet guest speakers

Gay-Straight Alliance hosts Outlet guest speakers

Taran Sun, Staff Writer October 2, 2013

The Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) invited guest speakers Anthony Ross and Sammy Maramba-Ferrel to share their stories with the students and support Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) youths in...

Feminist Club tackles worldwide sexual inequality

Feminist Club tackles worldwide sexual inequality

Taran Sun, Staff Writer September 18, 2013

The Feminist Club was eager to launch into discussion about issues concerning women's rights in room E3 on Sept. 16. The Feminist Club meets every Monday for the purpose of shedding light on various issues...

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