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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

Veronika Dvorakova

Veronika Dvorakova, Art Director/Columnist

A strange mix of creative and organized, Veronika has stumbled her way into the Carlmont journalism program as the local artist. Journalism gives her a chance to develop her creative thinking skills while applying them in a place where they can have an impact. She is constantly trying to expand her horizons through travels and communication with people with all sorts background and experiences in order to be able to incorporate it into her work.

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Vegetarians give omnivores food for thought

Vegetarians give omnivores food for thought

May 9, 2015

Rumor has it that a common side effect of a vegetarian diet is the oozing moral superiority from of every pore on their body. Based on the interactions that I have observed between myself, a vegetarian,...

Two females stuffing their faces with chocolate in their natural habitat.

Feminism through the lens of chocolate

April 8, 2015

My father walked in on me having a passionate affair with a plate of brownies again. A very similar scenario took place about a month earlier, except I was stuffing my face with a Ghirardelli chocolate...

Avoid having the manners of a cave-woman when out at dinner.

Eat like a civilized human when on dates

March 22, 2015

Concealing the fact that some of my table manners resemble those of a caveman is a concern that is on the forefront of my mind whenever I eat in public. Especially when I'm on a date. It is unlikely...

Bread products such as hamburger buns contain the enzyme L-cysteine, which is frequently derived from human hair.

[Photo] Five ingredients that will make you reevaluate your food choices

March 9, 2015

Bread products such as hamburger buns contain the enzyme L-cysteine, which is frequently derived from human hair.

If you are looking to exfoliate your lips while making them taste delicious, this is your ticket.

Five beauty products disguised as food

February 23, 2015

The next time that you accidentally smear some avocado on your face while eating a sandwich, you might as well just leave it there and call it a face mask. When it comes to food, we tend to aim it towards...

Red velvet cupcakes are a common Valentines Day treat.

No need for Cupid when you have food

February 12, 2015

Whether you find yourself  in a restaurant that is as crowded as a can of sardines, giving a box of chocolates to the girl that floods your stomach with butterflies every time she walks into your...

Popular culture plays on the stereotype that women belong in the kitchen with degrading phrases such as make me a sandwich.

Women belong to themselves, not the kitchen

January 25, 2015

Certain aspects of popular culture degrade women by asserting that women hold little value as human beings beyond cooking for men. An example of this would be the common saying: "Shut up woman and make...

Food journals know more of your secrets than you do.

Food journals tell the truth even when it hurts

January 10, 2015

As I hunted for a snack in my kitchen, my eyes suddenly became drawn to a plate of brownies. The idea that one brownie won't make a difference to my health danced through my head while I slid into a brief...

Student Coleen Castro sneezes on her way to her first period.

Cold prevention can be delicious

December 5, 2014

It seems that all of the stars have aligned like some kind of cruel joke at the end of this semester, producing an incredibly high risk for an outbreak of the Carlmont plague. The recent rainy weather...

Blueberries are a superfruit packed with antioxidants that may fight disease and help with brain health.

The food industry is plotting against us, one fake blueberry at a time

November 15, 2014

Consuming enough servings of fruit was already challenging enough before it began deceiving us. We are encountering an interesting situation where we are being bombarded with fake blueberries. When...

Knocked up with Halloweens food baby

Knocked up with Halloween’s food baby

November 2, 2014

You are what you eat. This means that after Halloween, I become a very round, nauseous blob, containing the Pacific Ocean's worth of high fructose corn syrup and enough sugar to replace all of the sand...

Freshman Kristina Dvorak is caught red handed eating a family sized bowl of pasta on her own.

Portion distortion: stop eating like you’re at grandma’s house

October 17, 2014

Many of us have fallen victim to a severe epidemic that has transformed the way we live. You may had been infected by it as a young child, perhaps at a restaurant or worse: grandma's house. Do not...

Love yourself, not thigh gaps

Love yourself, not thigh gaps

October 3, 2014

Are you sick of listening to girls wish for thigh gaps? Boys kicking themselves because their stomachs resemble kegs more closely than a six-packs? Young women feeling insecure because of the size of...

Co-President Lia Eldridge and Vice President Brian Palma plan upcoming meeting.

[Photo] French Honors Society

September 3, 2014

Co-President Lia Eldridge and Vice President Brian Palma plan upcoming meeting.

Kissing is often a way to show affection. Tereza Dvorak and Luke Branscum at 2012 Carlmont prom

Why do people kiss?

December 5, 2013

Pressing one’s lips against those of another person or object has become a common practice in many cultures. When parents kiss their children, it means something different than when they kiss each other....

Watch your step in C hall bathroom; something lurks around every corner.

How to Survive High School Day Nine: Avoid the most repulsive bathroom on campus

September 5, 2013

It is safe to assume that of the 180 days students will spend at Carlmont this year, almost everyone will need to make a trip to one of the bathrooms on campus. There are student restrooms located all...

Airports kill thousands of birds annually to protect passengers

Airports kill thousands of birds annually to protect passengers

May 24, 2013

It is not too well known that airports protect passengers by keeping birds away from the runways. All major airports can apply for a permit to shoot birds out of the sky. They are only allowed to shoot...

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Anticipated battle turned out to be a standard JV lacrosse game

May 8, 2013

"Dude, I doubt that half of the team will even be able to walk tomorrow," remarked a member of Carlmont's frosh-soph lacrosse team as they hung out by their locker room before their game against Latino...

FS lax team at previous game

Junior varsity lacrosse game cancelled

April 28, 2013

"Dear FS lax fans, I apologize but we have to cancel tomorrow's game," said the team's coach Phil Leichtle in an email that was sent after 10:00 PM the night before the game on April 27 2013. There...


JV lacrosse celebrates second victory with brownies and gatorade

April 15, 2013

Carlmont's junior varsity lacrosse team stepped up its game and won 7-5  against Saratoga High School on Thursday, April 11, 2013. They have been having a rough season so far, having won two games...

A firefighter speaking to students

If you need CPR, find the nearest freshman

April 12, 2013

The main goal of the promising new CPR program that has been introduced to the freshmen at Carlmont is to make as many people comfortable with saving lives as possible. "We want to get the kids...

Early season is rough for frosh-soph lacrosse

Early season is rough for frosh-soph lacrosse

March 1, 2013

Carlmont's frosh-soph lacrosse team has lost both of their first two games this season. Their most recent loss was against Los Gatos on Feb. 27, 2013 with a final score of one to nine. The Scots held...

General sexual education questions answered

February 27, 2013

Your general sex education questions answered! 1. How can I tell if my partner has an STD?" -sophomore boy Here’s what you do: get samples of his or her urine and blood, take it to Jimmy Neutron’s...

Benedict VXI, now 85, and in recent years he has slowed down significantly, cutting back his foreign travel and limiting his audiences.

Pope resigns because of age

February 12, 2013

For the first time in 600 years, Pope Benedict VXI shocked the world by saying he will resign at the end of the month because of old age. Senior Tereza Dvorak said that she "wonders if it was truly...

Bodies of shooting victims were found scattered in a suburb of Aleppo, Syria’s largest city, on Tuesday. The neighborhood has been mostly under rebel control.

Blame game for bodies found in Syrian river

January 30, 2013

Civilians wandered the banks of a Syrian canal, trying to identify some of the 78 young men who were found after being executed and thrown into a river near Aleppo. It was not clear which party...

Husbands search for wife ends with a sick twist

Husband’s search for wife ends with a sick twist

January 15, 2013

Photo Credit: Sergei L. Loiko, Los Angeles Times In an effort to cover his tracks, Alexei Kabanov made desperate posts on his Facebook asking for assistance in locating his wife, Irina Cherska. On...

The DaVinvi Code is an example of a book that was made into a movie

A picture is not really worth a thousand words

November 14, 2012

Compressing the content of a novel into a two hour film is hard, and often leaves audience members frustrated with the way their favorite novel was portrayed. Would reversing the order in which it is done...

Barnes & Noble hacked; hide your kids, hide your wife (and your PIN number too)

Barnes & Noble hacked; hide your kids, hide your wife (and your PIN number too)

October 31, 2012

Though possibly still intoxicated by the new book smell, customers have been urged to pull away from their new novels for a moment  and check their recent credit card transactions as a data breach in...

A lack of magic in The Casual Vacancy

A lack of magic in ‘The Casual Vacancy’

October 18, 2012

There are few parallels between JK Rowling's new book The Casual Vacancy and the Harry Potter series. Accepting that Rowling's new novel is intended for a different audience than the Potter books...

All of the flowers seem to blend into one unit so no individual sticks out.

‘The Perks of Being a Wallflower’ a beneficial read

October 2, 2012

Though not everyone has acted in a gold speedo in front of a live audience, The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky describes universal themes with which all teens struggle and is a very relevant...

Originally the smoke was intended to represent cigarette smoke, however the candle was added by the publishers to make it more appropriate for young adult audiences.

‘Looking for Alaska’ is a great find

September 19, 2012

The world of mischief, smoking, drinking, and secrets that Miles Harper, the main character in Looking for Alaska by John Green, gets swept into created a controversy as to whether the novel pushes the...

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