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Teens scale the Golden Gate Bridge

Teens scale the Golden Gate Bridge

Sarah Tocatlian, Staff Writter

May 18, 2017


Filed under News

A heart-stopping video posted to YouTube showed two Wisconsin teens filming themselves as they scaled San Francisco’s iconic Golden Gate Bridge, performing somersaults and hanging from cables over the cars driving below. “Guys, we’ve just made it to the top,” one teen says in the video. ...

Carlmont donates ‘Ready Player One’ books to at-risk teens

Carlmont donates ‘Ready Player One’ books to at-risk teens

Amelia Espinosa, Staff Writer

May 4, 2017


Filed under Campus, Top News

Carlmont is accepting used copies of "Ready Player One," the 2016 school-wide summer reading book, from students.  Every English teacher has been given a book drive donation box and has collected books since April 19. The drive will last until May 13. Then, the books will be donated to organizat...

Belmont Library offers teen activities

Belmont Library offers teen activities

Juliana Rinaldi, Staff Writer

May 1, 2017


Filed under News

Whether it is through cooking classes, book clubs, or arts and crafts, the Belmont Library brings the people of Belmont together. Recently, the Belmont Library has held many events for teens to get actively involved within the community. Throughout the library, there are pamphlets with information on t...

Students need a healthy breakfast to start their day

Students need a healthy breakfast to start their day

Juliana Rinaldi, Staff Writer

April 2, 2017


Filed under Features

Breakfast: a hearty meal to kick start the day or a quick bite before rushing out of the house to school or work? Many teenagers and young adults don't know which one breakfast actually should be. Eating just anything for breakfast isn't enough to start the day off right. The quality of the food that...

Teens suffer from caffeine addiction

Teens suffer from caffeine addiction

Nikka Gribanovsky, Staff Writer

February 25, 2017


Filed under Features

The line at Starbucks is out the door as Carlmont High School students wait for their hot lattes and mochas, the majority unaware of possible side effects of the consumed products. Countless students come to school sleep deprived relying on a hit of caffeine to try and stay awake. Ilana Hamer,...

Social media ruins social lives

Social media ruins social lives

Rachel Hunter, Staff Writer

January 24, 2017


Filed under Features, Top News

Snapchat, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and other social networks are ruining the teenager lifestyle. Almost all teenagers never know when to stop using their phones. Teenagers are more focused on themselves and what other people think of them, however, they have never realized their own personalitie...

Teens need to learn to master the ‘game’ of high school

Teens need to learn to master the ‘game’ of high school

Hannah Young, Scot Scoop In Depth Editor

January 30, 2015


Filed under Opinion, Panoramic Perspectives

A concentrated chess player studies the game board carefully and calculates her next move. She made foolish mistakes in her amateur days by rushing into action unprepared, but years of experience have established her skills. She knows the rules, she knows her moves, she knows the game. Her opponent...

Providing teens with guidance in decision making

Providing teens with guidance in decision making

Mia Hogan, Staff Writer

November 19, 2014


Filed under Top News, Volunteering

Jimmy felt the pressure to take a hit. He went to a party hosted by a friend’s friend, aware that illegal substances would be there and the host had a reputation. Debating to fit in and make his friends happy or upset his parents, Jimmy was in a tough predicament. Jimmy goes to the bathroom...

Where teens spend money

Where teens spend money

Becca Fradkin, Staff Writer

November 1, 2013


Filed under Multimedia

Study: Teens on social networking sites are more likely to use alcohol, drugs

Study: Teens on social networking sites are more likely to use alcohol, drugs

August 28, 2011


Filed under Campus

According to a recent survey conducted by The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University (CASA Columbia), teens that use social networking sites such as Facebook, MySpace, and Twitter are more likely to use drugs and alcohol than teens that do not use social media at all....

Outrage, revolt emerges over teens’ suicides

Outrage, revolt emerges over teens’ suicides

October 23, 2010


Filed under News

A special report on school bullying, harassment, and the power of the Internet. Featured in The Highlander. Since technology has been expanding, more teenagers are starting to adapt to social networking sites, text messaging, and web blogs. Although technology seems to be in it’s prime, bullying is rising among students and technology has made bullying worse than ever. Som...

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