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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

We all know the story: the SATs are unfair. Standardized testing gives an advantage to well-off families who can afford the best tutors for their children. Due to this disparity, colleges have turned to test-optional policies, and more and more students are choosing to opt out of submitting test scores. However, new studies show that SAT scores do not hurt diversity. For some, the SAT is a crucial stepping stone out of poverty and into the world of higher education. The SAT shows trends in intelligence and hard work, helping predict where students success in college. The SAT is less about how much money you spend and more a reflection of your effort and character and should remain a factor in the college selection process.

Cartoon: SATisfactory scores?

Shiyo Ohashi, Staff Writer
April 1, 2024
A group of radical Republicans voted their speaker Kevin McCarthy out of the house on October 3rd. The vote out was a cumulation of debates between McCarthy and eight far-right Republicans who didnt agree with his decisions. Them, and a unanimous front of Democrats, ousted the Speaker. This makes it the first time a speaker has been voted out of the house, no less by his own party. McCarthy stated that he would not be running again, leaving Republican Patrick McHenry as a temporary speaker.

Cartoon: McCarthy ousted

Shiyo Ohashi, Staff Writer
October 12, 2023
As summer and college loom close into the future, students often face pressure to take more extracurriculars, internships, and jobs to pad their resumes before applications. The hypercompetitive environment and selection process leads to teens stressing during vacation.

Cartoon: Packing resumes

Shiyo Ohashi, Staff Writer
June 6, 2023
Cinco de Mayo is a Mexican holiday on May 5th celebrating the 1862 victory of Mexican troops over the French at the Battle of Puebla, enabling them to eventually winning their independence. Today, Cinco de Mayo remains a celebration of culture and heritage across the country, with parades, block parties, and folkloric ballet.

Cartoon: Cinco de Mayo

Shiyo Ohashi, Staff Writer
May 11, 2023
The Carlmont administration sends updates and virus exposure warnings via email, but students feel as though these communications are unspecific and inadequate sources of information.

Cartoon: Filtered Information

Andrew Shu, Staff Writer
September 1, 2021
Many are consumed by negative emotions and mental illnesses, whether this struggle is visible to others or not. Especially during Mental Health Awareness Month, it is important to check in on your loved ones and provide them with love and support.

Cartoon: Mental Monsters

Kasey Liu, Staff Writer
May 7, 2021
What’s that happening to the right?

Cartoon: A Drama to Die For

Andreas Cintron, Staff Writer
January 28, 2020
Putin, destroying a government faster than Trump

Cartoon: Putin Rewrites Russia

Andreas Cintron, Staff Writer
January 21, 2020
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