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NASA science lecture explores the search for extraterrestrial life

NASA science lecture explores the search for extraterrestrial life

Veronica Roseborough, Staff Writer

November 10, 2017


Filed under Campus

Scientists, as well as ordinary people, are continually grappling with the question of whether we are alone in the universe. In order to answer that question, they must travel beyond the mere reaches Earth's atmosphere, and into space. On Nov. 8, Michael Flynn arrived at Carlmont High School to give a presentation on the sear...

Girls Who Code Club supports women in computer science

Girls Who Code Club supports women in computer science

Alena Ruhstaller, Staff Writer

November 6, 2017


Filed under Campus

The Girls Who Code Club offers opportunities for girls at Carlmont to discover the language of code and explore the possibilities of computer science careers. The Girls Who Code organization, which started with 20 girls in New York City, is present in high school clubs in all corners of the United Stat...

Biotech Institute creates opportunities for science-loving students

Biotech Institute creates opportunities for science-loving students

Ailee Lim, Staff Writer

November 6, 2017


Filed under Campus

For any student that loves science classes, science clubs, science lectures, or just science in general, the BTI pathway may be the way to go. Starting in sophomore year and ending senior year, the BioTechnology Institute or BTI- offers students with a passion for science a new pathway for his or her...

Computer Science Club practices programming skills

Computer Science Club practices programming skills

Nihal Karim, Staff Writer

November 2, 2017


Filed under Campus

The Computer Science Club provides students with a learning environment and preparation for programming competitions. New members can learn programming while older members can practice their computer science skills and learn about new computer challenges, all while getting ready for competitions. ...

Protesters gather in San Francisco to ‘March For Science’

Protesters gather in San Francisco to ‘March For Science’

Justin Som, Staff Writer

April 25, 2017


Filed under News

A swelling mass of tens of thousands of lab coats plunged down the streets of San Francisco. Raising their Earth Day banners above their heads, these protesters wanted to distinguish themselves from the typical political rally. They sang, danced, and claimed to be "unbiased" despite a few political...

Computer Science Club prepares for upcoming competitions

Computer Science Club prepares for upcoming competitions

Kaylee George, Staff Writer

April 19, 2017


Filed under Campus

Fingers pound profusely on the keyboard with eyes fixed on the screen. Fast thinking, problem-solving, and collaboration are all being exercised as the final minutes approach. Programmers can't afford to waste any time in this intense atmosphere. Competitions like these are one of the ways that coders...

STEM Club facilitates the passions of science, engineering, technology, and math

STEM Club facilitates the passions of science, engineering, technology, and math

Talia Fine, Staff Writer

March 23, 2017


Filed under Campus

Cancer research, 3D printing, and self-driving cars are only a few mysteries being tackled in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) world, and the Carlmont STEM Club strives to help students discover their passions within those subjects. STEM Club co-president Jason Liu, a junior...

CRISPR research promises to save lives

CRISPR research promises to save lives

Amelia Espinosa, Staff Writer

March 16, 2017


Filed under Campus, Top News

Many scientists believe that Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats (CRISPR), a new way to edit genes, may someday be able to cure cancer, prevent autism, and stop AIDS. On March 8, at a Carlmont science guest lecture, Rachel Haurwitz, the president and CEO of Caribou Biosciences,...

CRISPR raises ethical concerns

CRISPR raises ethical concerns

Leea Ivanel, Staff Writer

March 15, 2017


Filed under Opinion

On March 8, Rachel Haurwitz, president and CEO of Caribou, gave a science lecture at Carlmont about CRISPR, the next big thing in the biotechnology department. CRISPR, which stands for Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats, is a series of repeated DNA sequences found in the ge...

Computer Science at Course Fair

Computer Science at Course Fair
Computer Science stand at Course Fair

Izzy Mitchell, Staff Writer

January 26, 2017


Filed under Scot Scoop 360

Izzy Mitchell showcases the Course Fair from the Computer Science booth.

SeaWorld’s cancellation of orca breeding program makes history

SeaWorld’s cancellation of orca breeding program makes history

Leea Ivanel, Staff Writer

April 22, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Top News

"Empty the tanks!" "They're dying to entertain you!" "SeaWorld is SlaveWorld!" The cries of animal rights activists have been strong for many decades, and now they have finally been heard. On March 17, SeaWorld announced the cancellation of their orca breeding program, making this generation of orcas the last to ever live in captivity at the parks, and for good reason too.

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Interactive science lecture discusses artificial intelligence

Interactive science lecture discusses artificial intelligence

Aria Frangos, Scot Scoop Editor

April 13, 2016


Filed under Campus, Top News

"I've been told that during these lectures, often you sit there and listen to the speaker. Tonight will not be like that," said UC Berkeley Assistant Professor Anca Dragan to the the crowd in the Carlmont Performing Arts Center. On the night of April 13, the Carlmont Science Department invited Drag...

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