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Night of Lights brings Christmas spirit to Half Moon Bay

Night of Lights brings Christmas spirit to Half Moon Bay

Katherine McKinney, Staff Writer

December 10, 2018


Filed under News

Christmas spirit is starting to light up the faces of citizens in the Bay Area. The Night of Lights celebration in Half Moon Bay took place on Dec. 7 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. It began with a tree lighting ceremony at Mac Dutra Plaza followed by the crowning of the festival’s prince and princess. ...

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 ...

Carlmont boys’ tennis faces Menlo-Atherton for Bay Division title

Carlmont boys’ tennis faces Menlo-Atherton for Bay Division title

Kimberly Mitchell, Staff Writer

April 21, 2018


Filed under Sports

With the PAL Bay Division title on the line, the tennis courts of Carlmont were filled with anticipation, cheers, and cries of frustration as the Scots faced Menlo-Atherton (M-A) on April 19. Despite having won 12 matches, tensions were high for Carlmont's head coach, Dan Nguyen, and his team as th...

Bay trail brings people outdoors

Bay trail brings people outdoors

Catherine Dahlberg, Staff Writer

March 24, 2018


Filed under News

Spring weather makes people want to shed their winter layers, starting moving again, and enjoy the outdoors. The San Francisco Bay Trail, a 500-mile walking and cycling path that cuts through Redwood Shores on the levee, is a popular place for residents to get outside and enjoy the spring weather. ...

Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Viva Baja exhibit connects kids to the world around them

Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Viva Baja exhibit connects kids to the world around them

Nisha Marino, Staff Writer

February 28, 2018


Filed under News, Top News

“Excuse me, why did people want the whales to die?” Curiosity may have killed the cat, but at the Monterey Bay Aquarium it could save the future of the planet. According to its website, “the mission of the nonprofit Monterey Bay Aquarium is to inspire conservation of the ocean.” “¡Viva Baja! Life ...

Save the Bay welcomes migratory birds

Save the Bay welcomes migratory birds

Justin Som, Staff Writer

January 22, 2018


Filed under News, Top News

Every year, more than a million migratory birds take refuge in the Palo Alto Baylands. For 2018, Save the Bay intended to welcome these travelers by removing invasive plant species and replacing them with native ones. "We're here to make these estuaries better for the birds and other species that...

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...

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