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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

Wyatt Binnard

Wyatt Binnard, Staff Writer

Wyatt Binnard is a sophomore at Carlmont who is currently in his first year of journalism. He will mostly be writing about local news, which he prefers to sports or school-related activities.

Twitter: @BinnardWyatt

All content by Wyatt Binnard
On April 7, Valorant, Riot Games new competitive shooter, became available to the public as a closed beta.

Valorant challenges Counter-Strike as the top competitive shooter

April 22, 2020

Valorant, Riot Games' newest shooter, has dominated the esports community for weeks, even though the game will not officially be released until the summer of 2020. The game draws inspiration from other...

I will be using Alain Benbassats app, Functional Ear Trainer, to try and learn to play piano by ear within a two week timeframe.

Learning to Play by Ear: Final Results

April 14, 2020

If you have not read the previous articles in this blog series, this post likely won't make sense. The first week's post can be found here, and the second post is here. These past three weeks of learning...

I will be using Alain Benbassats app, Functional Ear Trainer, to try and learn to play piano by ear within a two week timeframe.

Learning to Play by Ear: Practice

April 9, 2020

If you have not read the previous article in this blog series, this post likely won't make sense. The last post can be found here. Over the last two weeks, I have been practicing extensively in my quest...

I will be using Alain Benbassats app, Functional Ear Trainer, to try and learn to play piano by ear within a two week timeframe.

Learning to Play by Ear: The method

March 24, 2020

Over the next two weeks, I will try to learn how to play simple songs by ear. Specifically, I will attempt to play the melody of a simple pop song on the piano, without sheet music and with limited trial...

While many graduates from less prestigious colleges feel like they are destined to earn less, research shows that it likely doesnt affect their future income at all.

The college that students attend may not matter in the long run

March 22, 2020

Many students and parents think that attending a prestigious college is a golden ticket to success. While students from elite schools may have an easier time finding their first job, research shows their...

Students wait in long lines to buy food at the Heritage Weeks food sale, which is designed to showcase various ethnic foods. Its an extension of the Heritage Fair assembly, so clubs can show off their heritage through food, Choudhary said.

Heritage Week food sales introduce others to new cultures

March 4, 2020

To wrap up Carlmont's Heritage Week, clubs set up booths in the quad to sell foods from various cultures and raise funds for next year's fair. "Following the Heritage Fair, this is a chance for clubs...

Swing Club performs to Never Had A Friend Like Me, highlighting the inclusive nature of Heritage Fair towards cultures at Carlmont.

Heritage Fair recognizes cultures at Carlmont

March 4, 2020

The roar of the crowd echoes in her ears as the spotlight beams, highlighting her still figure. All eyes are on her, and yet, she doesn't falter as she explodes into movement, the tapping of her shoes...

Students fill in their personal information before beginning the mock SAT in the Student Union on Feb. 1.

Carlmont continues to host mock exams despite digital versions

February 3, 2020

To better prepare students for their college applications, the Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) holds practice entrance exams several times a year despite the increasing availability of online...

The leaders of  Screamin Scots, enthusiastically cheer after Carlmont’s varsity basketball team makes a basket.

Screamin’ Scots cheer on athletes but can be distracting

January 12, 2020

Students cheering in the stands isn't an uncommon sight at Carlmont home games, but whether that cheering helps or hinders the team is uncertain. Carlmont's cheer section, the Screamin' Scots, is a...

Two leaders of Carlmonts cheer section, the Screamin Scots, enthusiastically cheer after Carlmont’s varsity team makes a basket.

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January 12, 2020

Two leaders of Carlmont's cheer section, the Screamin' Scots, enthusiastically cheer after Carlmont’s varsity team makes a basket.

While it is actually plasma instead of light, the plasma ball in CuriOdysseys IlluminOdyssey exhibit still serves to amaze the children who visit.

CuriOdyssey lights the way for children’s future in science

December 9, 2019

The CuriOdyssey museum has exhibits ranging from bobcats and rolling ball sculptures to plasma spheres, all to help it fulfill its mission of inspiring kids with science. "At this age, kids are tiny...

Kittycats Jojo Jovian, a 5 month-old Selkirk rex and her owner, Kitty Ruttan, enthusiastically greet visitors between competitions at iPurrcatss International Cat Show. Jojo has been showing cats at competitions for 44 years since she was 14. My goal is that she enjoys it. Shes purring now and shes happy, Ruttan said.

San Mateo Cat Show presents a ‘pawsome’ lineup of exotic cats

November 3, 2019

iPurrcats's third International Cat Association (TICA) show at the San Mateo Event Center brought together over a hundred cats of all shapes and sizes to compete for prizes and to perform for visitors. Nov....

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November 3, 2019

An estimated 100 locals gathered in Belmont, awaiting the start of Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle on the night of Friday, Sept. 20.

Public screening of ‘Jumanji’ builds Belmont’s sense of community

September 22, 2019

Whispers died down as the movie screen brightened, the start of “Jumanji” filling the night with color and sound. On Sept. 20, the Belmont Parks and Recreation Department held their third "Movies...

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