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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

Ujala Chauhan

Ujala Chauhan, Scot Scoop Editor

Ujala Chauhan is a junior at Carlmont High School. She is an editor for Scot Scoop and a staff writer for the Highlander magazine. Outside of the classroom, she enjoys tennis, Kung Fu, and music, and is on the varsity girls tennis team at Carlmont.

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Carlmonts Jazz Ensemble held their concert on the last day of the three-day winter concert series. The group, consisting of 24 members, first played short pieces in combinations of about 10 before finishing the second half of their concert in the whole ensemble. Both the Jazz Combos and Ensemble played various pieces to showcase their skill sets, including a handful of works composed by students in the ensemble itself.

[Photo] Making melodies and memories: Winter Concert Series 2022

December 12, 2022

Carlmont's Jazz Ensemble held their concert on the last day of the three-day winter concert series. The group, consisting of 24 members, first played short pieces in combinations of about 10 before finishing...

Large news publications like the New York Times often publish discriminatory things that would be unacceptable for smaller, less influential news outlets to publish. It is time they were all held to the same standard and larger publications were held accountable for the ways in which they use their power and influence.

Editorial: Big news publications need to be criticized fairly

November 28, 2022

You’re asked, “Hey, did you read the news?” as you’re taking a sip of your morning coffee. “Yeah,” you respond because you have. You briefly skimmed through the New York Times’ front-page...

Healthcare workers are often perceived by society as unapproachable, while the grief that is such a prominent aspect of their occupations is not commonly given attention.

Grief: the truth behind working in healthcare

November 17, 2022

Dr. Danielle Walsh saw a teenager die in front of her own eyes. Walsh is a surgeon, and that teenager happened to be one of her patients who was born with a congenital disability that worsened as the...

Protests showing solidarity for Iran and its people have emerged all around the world in response to Mahsa Aminis death. Here, several hundred protesters take to Parliament Square in London to stand in support of Iranians struggling for personal, political, and religious freedom.

Protests in Iran advocate for women’s rights and motivate millions

October 29, 2022

Mahsa Amini was a 22-year-old living in Iran when she was taken into police custody and reported dead three days later, on Sept. 16. The same report states that Amini was "severely beaten" by Iranian...

Similar to what the country faced in 2010, Pakistan is facing severe flooding again. Thousands of people have died, millions have been left homeless, and tens of millions have been displaced.

Floods in Pakistan leave thousands dead and millions homeless

September 19, 2022

More than one-third of Pakistan is under water as of Sept. 9. Thirty-two million people have been displaced, and, as of Sept. 13, 1,481 people have died. Two million acres of crops have been impaired,...

Maddie Leigh, an ASMR creator of two years, creates a video using a flashlight as a prop. [When creating a video], I use a ring light and try to change my background every couple of months, Leigh said. I sit down and make the video, and I always improvise. I dont use scripts, I just [keep in mind] what props Im using for what.

ASMR triggers a growing community of creators and listeners

May 8, 2022

Tap. Tap. Tap. Brush. Brush. Brush. Scratch. Scratch. Scratch. Along with all those words being onomatopoeias, they share another thing in common: they can all be used to trigger autonomous sensory...

Kashmiris (primarily Hindus) protest the Indian government for not taking appropriate action regarding the conflicts in Kashmir. Personally, [what happened in Kashmir] was one of the worst tragedies of my life, Ravi Tikkoo, a Kashmiri Hindu who had to leave Kashmir between 1989 and 1990 and seek refuge in another part of India, said. [My family] had to leave everything behind, without thinking, just to save our life.

‘The Kashmir Files’ reveals the untold story of Kashmir

April 13, 2022

Scorpions litter the floor. The heat is unbearable, blazing down on your bare skin, causing you to burn up everywhere. You live in a makeshift tent the size of a small bedroom. Its inside consists of a...

Homeless women live in unclean conditions with few-to-none belongings. Their menstrual cycles leave them with stomach pain, nausea, fatigue, and more, adding another layer of difficulties to those they already face as impoverished members of society.

The bleeding truth of women in poverty

April 12, 2022

T* wakes up to the sound of cars honking around her. Blinking her eyes, she stretches her arms and yawns. The air is fraught with the smell of gasoline. The crisp breeze is cruel and merciless, blowing...

A student watches a journalist’s coverage of the Russia-Ukraine conflict. “I want [journalists] to speak up and raise awareness about the Middle East as well [as Western countries]. [Middle Easterners] have faced things that are maybe worse than [Westerners] and no one ever speaks up about it, so [I want the media to] raise awareness about the Middle East as well, rather than just the Europeans,” said Layla Elansary, a citizen of Egypt.

Western media bias surfaces amidst Russia-Ukraine conflict

March 15, 2022

"Just to put it bluntly, [the Ukrainian refugees] are not refugees from Syria; these are refugees from neighboring Ukraine. These are Christians, they're white, they're very similar [to Westerners]," said...

Novak Djokovic, ranked No. 1, has been a big competitor in Tennis since starting his professional career in 2003.

Australia deports tennis world No. 1 ahead of season’s first major tournament

January 24, 2022

Rejection is something that we as humans frequently face in our day-to-day lives, whether that be from people, opportunities, or something else. However, for tennis superstar and No. 1 ranked player...

Carlmont warms up in preparation to start the game, taking turns dribbling and shooting the ball.

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Carlmont warms up in preparation to start the game, taking turns dribbling and shooting the ball.

The Scots warm up in preparation to begin their game.

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The Scots warm up in preparation to begin their game.

The varsity football team, one of the many sports teams at Carlmont, huddles before the start of an away game.

Team dynamics evoke mixed feelings from athletes

November 15, 2021

One. One toxic environment is all it takes to ruin your love for the game. One team is all it takes ignite a passion for a sport. One athlete is all it takes to tell a story. Studies done by Southern...

The Scots had many players that were out due to injuries - the team had to come up with game plans as their fellow injured teammates watched on.

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The Scots had many players that were out due to injuries - the team had to come up with game plans as their fellow injured teammates watched on.

Scots playing.

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Scots playing.

Scots playing.

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Scots playing.

The Scots had many players that were out due to injuries - the team had to come up with game plans as their fellow injured teammates watched on.

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The Scots had many players that were out due to injuries - the team had to come up with game plans as their fellow injured teammates watched on.

Scots huddle before the start of the game.

Scots trampled by Mustangs in fourth consecutive loss

October 4, 2021

The Carlmont Scots suffered a disappointing 37-14 loss against the Capuchino Mustangs, lowering the Scots’ record to 1-4. The Scots played their third away game on Oct. 1. The Mustangs took the early...

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