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Stories from Carlmont High School
Hidden support at Carlmont
Features

Rachel Matatyaou | October 22, 2019

Most students know her as the woman at the front desk helping with the bus schedule or locker difficulties. But to 18 Carlmont students, she is so much more. 

Terri Plack assists students in need and…

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Athletic trainer gives the inside scoop on injury prevention
Sports

Claire Tseng | October 22, 2019

Sports injuries are common among athletes and can have long-term effects, but many of these injuries are preventable.

Jasyn Chidester is Carlmont High School’s athletic trainer; it is his first year…

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World championship pumpkin weigh-off was worth the ‘weight’
Features

Kiana George | October 21, 2019

The 46th Annual Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off brought together 27 of the top pumpkin growers in the West Coast to compete in the battle of the biggest gourds.

On Oct. 14, hundreds of…

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PG&E restores power but not reliability in Half Moon Bay
News

Kaylene Lin | October 15, 2019

The power outages conducted by the Pacific Gas and Electric Company have caused many customers in the Half Moon Bay area to rethink their relationship with PG&E.

Due to predicted winds, PG&E…

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Save the Music 2019
Features

Scot Scoop Staff | October 14, 2019

Not a single student at Carlmont knows a world without music class at school; it was simply a part of their elementary school careers. Fourth and fifth grade meant music class. However, Eighteen years…

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Queer Time S2E3: Who am I?
Audio

Maddy Ting | October 11, 2019

In today’s episode, “Who am I?” guest star Emma Evans joins Maddy on a discussion about questioning one’s sexuality. Zach finishes off the episode by talking about recent studies on conversion therapy…

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Kim Petras’ ‘Turn off the Light’ is a chilling accompaniment to the Halloween season
Arts & Entertainment

Zachary Khouri | October 8, 2019

The second I slid on my headphones and hit “play” on the first track off of Kim Petras’ “Turn off the Light,” I knew I was going to love this album.

First, I must admit that I’m not exactly the biggest…

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Student’s app connects local teens and adults
Features

Molly Donaldson | October 7, 2019

“I can’t, I have work.”

This simple yet infamous statement is seemingly uttered by teenagers daily. Most who mention it are forced to decline offers of fun or activity so they can work their shift taking…

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Climate justice now, homework later
News

Auva Soheili | October 4, 2019

“Climate justice, now!” chanted hordes of young protesters marching in the streets of San Francisco. 

Thousands of people, from toddlers to senior citizens, kicked off the youth-led climate strike…

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Scots Talk Episode 3: Coded Equally
Audio

Nihal Karim | October 2, 2019

In this episode, Nihal Karim sits down with Shiina Sugioka, a senior, to talk about the issues women face in STEM fields and the ways in which the Girls Who Code club tries to solve them.

This story…

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Bernice Orwig is not your average coach
Sports

Ayal Meyers | September 30, 2019

Bernice Orwig is not your average girls varsity high school water polo coach. What sets her apart are her two silver medals.

She had always loved the water, but high school was when Orwig first picked…

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EJ Carrion vamps up Carlmont’s welcoming assembly with words of wisdom
Video

Bella Reeves | September 27, 2019

This year’s welcoming assembly introduced EJ Carrion, a renown inspirational speaker who came from a single-parent home and later received the Bill Gates scholarship. By telling his success story, he encouraged…

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Opinion: Stop asking seniors where they are applying to college
Opinions

Emma Romanowsky | September 27, 2019

Every year, an epidemic sweeps America — and no high school senior is safe.

There is no doubt that at some point during a student’s senior year of high school she will be asked one question.

Consider…

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Minimalist Club focuses on sustainability
Features

Anna Wilkinson | September 25, 2019

The new Minimalist Club at Carlmont High School strives to spread awareness to students about global warming, which is not the only hot topic discussed in the club.

The other is minimalism, a lifestyle…

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Sam Stampleman dances into the hearts of the San Francisco Ballet
Features

Francesca D'Urzo | September 24, 2019

The velvet curtains rustle as the dancers rush to rehearse their routines, perfect their appearance, and mentally prepare for the adrenaline of the stage.

It’s the annual San Francisco Ballet Nutcracker…

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The debut album of mxmtoon is a beautiful look into the mind of a modern teen
Arts & Entertainment

Rachel McCrea | September 23, 2019

Independent artist mxmtoon’s debut album, “the masquerade,” is a raw, honest, and gorgeous testament to the modern teenager.

Mxmtoon (pronounced em-ex-em-toon), or “Maia,” as fans know her,…

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Aspiring artist overcomes challenges to pursue career in the art field
Features

Viveka Kurup | September 19, 2019

Never in a million years did Nina Chung think that her artistic abilities might lead to a career in the field. 

Chung, a senior, began drawing and painting at a very young age. At the time, her parents…

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Lana Del Rey’s new album leaves little to critique
Arts & Entertainment

Zachary Khouri | September 18, 2019

If you told me a year ago that an album called “Norman F***ing Rockwell” would be one of the best of 2019, I wouldn’t have believed you. And yet it is.

Lana Del Rey has always been a controversial…

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Screamin’ Scots nurture student inclusivity and expression
Video

Bella Reeves | September 17, 2019

Screamin’ Scots held their first meeting on the football bleachers for students to attend and learn Carlmont cheers in preparation of the football game on Friday.

This story was originally published on…

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Farm to Table: Youth raise livestock in the Bay Area
Features

Pablo Pinilla | May 17, 2019

When people think about county fairs, they usually associate them with hot summer days, carnival rides and games, cotton candy, and livestock exhibitions. What most fair-goers don’t realize is that for…

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Editorial: Brandy Melville couldn’t care less about the average female
Opinions

Editorial Staff | May 14, 2019

In an age where young girls and women are more vocal than ever, there’s an area for them to speak up once again: the clothing industry.

This is nothing new. Change is already in progress due to women…

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The Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival celebrates the coming of spring
Video

Bella Reeves | May 5, 2019

On April 13, the Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival was held in San Francisco’s Japantown for many to enjoy.

This story was originally published on Scot Scoop…

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A local nonprofit strives to change the way we think
News

Evan Ajuria | April 19, 2019

BraveMaker is an emerging nonprofit based out of Redwood City, seeking to make a difference in not only the way we look at each other, but the way we look at change. Its goal is to provide a platform for…

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Junior State of America promotes open political dialogue
News

Brianna Cheng | April 3, 2019

According to the Pew Research Center, the divide between Democrats and Republicans on major issues grows wider.

The Junior State of America (JSA) Club at Carlmont is trying to heal that divide by teaching…

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California College of the Arts hosts 2019 Holi Festival
Video

Bella Reeves | April 1, 2019

On March 16, California College of the Arts held the 2019 Holi Festival. All funds made from the event were given to the ASHA non-profit organization to support education in India.

This…

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KonMari Method tidies up people’s lives
Features

Audrey Luey | March 26, 2019

The Spark Joy Bay Area KonMari Method Workshop gathered at the Episcopal Church of the Epiphany to introduce a new outlook on life. It proposed an organizational strategy that cleanses people from the…

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A light in the darkness: How different Carlmont students cope with struggles
Features

Zachary Khouri | March 25, 2019

DISCLAIMER: This article has themes involving depression, anxiety, and suicide. If these topics are likely to trigger you, it is suggested that you stop reading.

“I want to die.” It rolls off of…

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New rotation of art exhibits bring vibrance to Redwood City with secret, empowering messages
Arts & Entertainment

Shayna Yurovitsky | March 22, 2019

In the Redwood City Courthouse Square, a new art installation has been established. Through a new program named Art Kisoki, Redwood City has partnered with different artists, both local and global, to…

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Champions League round of 16 brings soccer to school
Sports

Miles Ozorio | March 22, 2019

With the UEFA Champions League tournament inching further to its final on June 1 in Madrid, Spain, fans around the world are tuning into their screens to see how Europe’s most prestigious soccer tournament…

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It’s not all fun and games on the other side of the controller
Features

Emma O'Connor | March 20, 2019

You’re on the last lap in Mario Kart, hanging onto first place. The music starts to pick up as your sibling starts to yell, excited that you might win. The finish line is only one turn away and with…

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