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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 junior who finds an interest in local stories, climate activism, and visual arts. When she is not writing for Scot Scoop, you can find her on the tennis courts, working on a painting, or spending time with her friends. 

All content by Urvi Kulkarni

Problems behind common fishing practices

November 8, 2022

While the development of the lucrative fishing industry has reeled in economic prosperity in the past, it has also led to a decline in marine ecosystems. One major issue that has roots in the fishing...

Possibilities and obstacles of sustainable fishing

November 8, 2022

Sustainable fishing is defined by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries as protecting marine fauna, or animals, by using selective...

Sustainable fishing methods play a role in preserving fish populations for the future of the industry and the environment.

Below the boat

November 8, 2022

The worldwide fishing industry employs a variety of methods to supply the demand of the masses, but its intricacies have major effects on the environment.  Many common practices lead to the decrease...

Store-bought fish comes in all shapes, sizes, and forms, but how it gets there is a mystery to many consumers.

Realities of the commercial fishing industry

November 8, 2022

Problems behind common fishing practices While the development of the lucrative fishing industry has reeled in economic prosperity in the past, it has also led to a decline in marine ecosystems. One...

Regulations in the Bay Area foster sustainable fishing practices in San Francisco.

Strict regulations on the California coast spawn local sustainabillity

November 8, 2022

While the fishing waters get murky overseas, the management of the local fishing industry supports the livelihoods of fishermen while protecting the environment.    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric...

[Video] San Francisco fisherman finds his place in nature

November 7, 2022

While commercial fishing is profitable, it is also an opportunity for self-realization and personal growth as experienced by longtime San Francisco fisherman and poet John Mellor. You can find more of...

Secondhand clothing sellers use apps and websites to make money off of online listings. These sellers thrift to find clothing to sell and ship orders out to buyers.

Online secondhand clothing sellers thrift their way to success

September 19, 2022

As thrifting clothing has become increasingly popular, people have turned to selling secondhand items online. Secondhand clothing has been on the rise in recent years in the United States, leading to...

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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