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Smoke on the water: Bay Area shelters from Camp Fire smoke

Smoke on the water: Bay Area shelters from Camp Fire smoke

Scot Scoop Staff

November 16, 2018


Filed under In-Depth, News, Top News

As of Nov. 15, the Bay Area has the worst air quality in the world. In this breaking news piece, we answer your most pressing questions about the smoke invading our communities, including Carlmont's response to canceling school and how you can help victims.

Increasing gas prices fuel problems for teens

Increasing gas prices fuel problems for teens

Julia Rhodie, Staff Writer

September 25, 2018


Filed under News

For adults with full-time careers, a spike in gas prices is frustrating yet manageable. However, teenagers across the Bay Area are struggling to fund their transportation. Gas prices in the Bay Area are reaching $4 per gallon, surpassing the national average of $2.90 per gallon by almost 30 perce...

Bay Area restaurants move toward eco-friendly status

Bay Area restaurants move toward eco-friendly status

Julia Rhodie, Staff Writer

September 10, 2018


Filed under News

You are at the coffee shop you visit every morning as an essential step in your routine. You order a decaf iced mocha, wait by the pick-up counter, and receive your coffee when you realize something is missing. Where is your straw? Restaurants throughout the Bay Area are eliminating the use of...

Landfill is adding up in the Bay Area

Landfill is adding up in the Bay Area

Lily Bakour, Staff Writer

June 15, 2018


Filed under News

At the end of the week, every homeowner piles up their trash and puts it in a black bin on their sidewalk to be collected. That next morning, a truck arrives and makes it all disappear, within seconds. However, does the average individual actually know where all of this trash is being taken? As the Bay Area ...

Grandma’s Cat rocks the Bay Area

Grandma’s Cat rocks the Bay Area

Alena Ruhstaller, Staff Writer

January 18, 2018


Filed under Features

The lights shine down on the center of the stage. The audience waits as the band makes their final adjustments. With the first note played, the show begins. But this isn’t a big-time band, it’s a trio of high school students. Sophomores Reese Posten, Alexander Hauer-Molero, and Joe Seam...

Southern California fires impact Bay Area

Southern California fires impact Bay Area

Max Lee, Staff Writer

December 19, 2017


Filed under News

The creek fires in Southern California have had a significant impact on the local fire departments over the past week. Based on the severity of weather conditions created as a result of the Southern California fires that have destroyed more than 1000 structures, preparation for deployment was sta...

Bay Area Christmas tree prices soar as Christmas tree shortage arises

Bay Area Christmas tree prices soar as Christmas tree shortage arises

Ethan Tarnarider, Staff Writer

November 30, 2017


Filed under News

As thousands of Bay Area families prepare to purchase their "perfect Christmas tree," many may be shocked by the stickered prices on every tree. Prices for Christmas trees have shot up recently, which is greatly connected to the Great Recession of 2007. During that time, families affecting by the...

Minor California earthquake furthers fear of natural disasters

Minor California earthquake furthers fear of natural disasters

Rachel Borshchenko, Staff Writer

November 15, 2017


Filed under News

Fires. Floods. Earthquakes. This is what residents in the Bay Area and California have been forced to prepare for and may have to endure. In the recent years, California’s threat for a major earthquake has gone up immensely. According to the U.S. Geological Survey,  the state will experienc...

Bay Area boils during weekend heat wave

Bay Area boils during weekend heat wave

Rachel Borshchenko, Staff Writer

September 7, 2017


Filed under News, Top News

106 degrees in San Francisco. That’s a statement most Bay Area residents would not expect to hear, but it became reality on Sept. 1. Scorching hot weather plagued the whole Bay Area as temperatures rose starting Aug. 31, not cooling off until Sept. 4. In Belmont, the maximum temperature re...

For some, living in the Bay Area is unaffordable

For some, living in the Bay Area is unaffordable

Maya Benjamin

May 15, 2017


Filed under News

In the expensive Bay Area, every penny is spent carefully by San Francisco school teacher, Paula Washington*. And she's not the only one. According to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, an income for a family of four of $105,350 is considered low income in both the San Mateo...

Students celebrate Mother’s Day

Students celebrate Mother’s Day

Juliana Rinaldi, Staff Writer

May 15, 2017


Filed under News

On May 14, people around the world celebrated Mother's Day. Mother's Day is an international holiday celebrating and honoring mothers and the art of motherhood. According to National Geographic, a woman named Anna Jarvis created Mother's Day in 1908 in honor of her mother who passed away in 1905....

Juicy barbecue served in the smokeless Bay Area

Juicy barbecue served in the smokeless Bay Area

Jackson Monge, Staff Writer

March 27, 2017


Filed under A&E, Reviews

America has quite the fascination with barbecue. It is probably one of the most recognizable cuisines of America. The sad part, however, is that Belmont and San Carlos has an absence of barbecue -- very few restaurants serve it, and even fewer are wholly barbecue places. Thankfully 3 Pigs BBQ exists; it is one of the few barbecue restaurants...

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