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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

Urvi Kulkarni

Urvi Kulkarni, Staff Writer

Urvi Kulkarni is a sophomore who finds an interest in local stories and visual arts. When she is not writing for Scot Scoop, you can find her on the tennis courts or working on a painting.

Twitter: @urvikul

All content by Urvi Kulkarni
In the midst of climate chaos, Earth Day focuses on bringing attention to environmental deficits, but these changes have to be maintained.

Earth Day recycles ineffective climate efforts

April 21, 2022

Every Earth Day, the world shows an annual dedication to the planet, but these actions must be sustained to combat the increasing impacts of the climate crisis effectively.  The modern environmental...

The Girl Scouts cookie-selling season is an extension of the program, meant to teach the girls key business skills and ethics.

Girl Scout revenue stays local

March 21, 2022

The Girl Scout organization earns an average of $800 million a year through cookie sales. The money earned is distributed between three main categories: funds returned to the bakers and the Girl Scouts...

Jason Rezaian listens to a speech while holding his wife’s hand, his brother on her other side.

Family efforts rescue Iranian hostage

March 3, 2022

Only his family could initiate his release when Jason Rezaian was wrongfully convicted of espionage and imprisoned for almost two years in Iran. Rezaian grew up in Orange County, Calif., where he worked...

Though common beliefs may say otherwise, there is significant money that can be made from artistic careers.

Money can be found in the arts if one knows where to look

February 22, 2022

When a child announces their interest in anything artistic, parents begin picturing their adolescent broke and alone, painting in an attic while desperately in search of their next paycheck. People...

Just like the symbol of raised fists in protests, artists can portray their solidarity with political movements through their pieces.

Modern and historic art shape activism

February 1, 2022

Throughout history, art movements have acted as reactions to their time’s political and social climates and continue to reflect opinions about social injustice and politics.  “Art is a way to get...

A person lights and waves a sparkler in front of a fiery background.

Pollutants from fireworks threaten the environment

January 11, 2022

Often used as a means of celebration, fireworks pollute the environment, harm our health, and serve as a danger to wildlife by releasing greenhouse gases and metallic compounds into the atmosphere. Utilizing...

Dancers come out of the wings of the stage to perform in the snow scene of the Nutcracker.

The Nutcracker ballet season begins

December 8, 2021

The warmth of the theater shields the cool air of the winter months. The audience takes their seats as the lights dim and classical music fills the space. In the midst of the holiday season, Nutcracker...

A black and white cat waits in a cage at the adoption fair. Before finding a home, the cats attend the adoption fair to be visited by possible foster and adopting families.

Rescuers hold weekly kitten and cat adoption fairs

November 17, 2021

The independent trappers and fosters who organized the Kitten and Cat Adoption Fair work to combat California's severe cat overpopulation problem. The San Mateo County Cat Rescuers trap stray cats;...

A Great America actor follows visitors in attempt to scare them on Oct. 16. During the entirety of the Halloween Haunts open hours, actors wearing costumes and makeup pace sections of the park.

Great America’s Halloween Haunt fails to leave attendees spooked

October 28, 2021

Great America opened its annual Haunt, filling the usually sunlit park with a black sky, flashy fires, and colorful smoke. The amusement park attracted large crowds during its Halloween-themed nights...

Parents and children march behind posters holding up signs and shouting. On September 24, protestors crowded Embarcadero Plaza in San Francisco. They all chanted, “Show me what democracy looks like! This is what democracy looks like!”

Students skip school to attend climate strike

September 30, 2021

Thousands crowded into San Francisco streets at the Global Climate Strike. People of all ages joined together on Sept. 24 in protest of Line 3, the filibuster, and neighborhood drilling. Strikers advocated...

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