CAHSEE or not CAHSEE?

    August 28, 2015

    Accurate student assessment -- that elusive method of finding out if a student is good enough at schoolwork to move on with his or her life. Some tests are better than others. The California Assessment High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) has been deemed part of the “others” category. Having reached the ... READ MORE »»

    Many students have strong opinions on the effectiveness of standardized testing like the CAHSEE.

    Aria Frangos

  • Gun violence still rampant with lack of regulations

    Gun violence still rampant with lack of regulations

    Sarah Schisla, Scot Scoop Editor-in-Chief

    August 28, 2015

    It happened again. Only this time, the tragedy was broadcast live on television. The names and details are different each time, but innocent lives have once again been cut short by an angry man with a gun. Enough is enough. Since the 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School, America has seen nearly 9... READ MORE »»

    Despite the increasing number of gun-related deaths in the United States, there has been virtually no progress in establishing laws to regulate firearms.

    "Gun..." | lunar_starlight | Creative Commons

  • National titles bring change to the Bay Area

    National titles bring change to the Bay Area

    Alyssa Fagel, Staff Writer

    August 26, 2015

    Any sports fan would admit that it has been a pretty great year to live in the Bay Area. Back in October, the San Francisco Giants won their third national title in five years after defeating the Kansas City Royals in the World Series. Eight months later, the Golden State Warriors shocked the entire... READ MORE »»

    The Golden State Warriors and the San Francisco Giants both won a national championship in the past 12 months.

  • Deez Nuts runs for president

    Deez Nuts runs for president

    Aria Frangos, Scot Scoop Editor

    August 24, 2015

    “No, I wouldn’t run for United States president right now,” said sophomore Vivian Yip. “I’m too young, what’s the point?” Iowan rising sophomore Brady Olson evidently disagrees, seeing as the 15-year-old is currently running a campaign to get into the White House. Olson found out jus... READ MORE »»

    The "Vermont for Deez Nuts" Facebook page sports this image as their cover photo, rallying support for their chosen candidate. photo credit: Vermont for Deez Nuts Facebook page

    Vermont for Deez Nuts Facebook page

  • A bleatin’ good story from a Claymation sheep

    A bleatin’ good story from a Claymation sheep

    Sophie Haddad, Multimedia Editor

    August 23, 2015

    A mobile home is on the loose. Adults look on, appalled. The perpetrators gasp with guilt. Teenagers capture the event on smartphones. Disregard the target audience of "Shaun the Sheep" (PG) for a moment, and consider the following. A tragic turn of events leads to living life as fugitives, forgo... READ MORE »»

    Shaun and his flock are deeply concerned about something in the distance...all except the baby, Timmy, who is concerned with Shaun and the fat sheep, Shirley, who is concerned with eating.

    The Telegraph

Dead whales point to a bigger problem

Kimiko Okumura, Staff Writer

More than 100 feet long and up to 200 tons, whales are complex and beautiful giants, roaming the sea as the largest, loudest animals on the planet. Whales sit at the top of...  Read More »

August 29, 2015 • 0 comments

‘Another Period’ dazzles crowds across America

‘Another Period’ dazzles crowds across America

Holly Chen, Staff Writer

Imagine "Keeping up with the Kardashians," but set during the Gilded Age in Newport, Rhode Island. This is the premise for "Another Period" on Comedy Central. Meet...  Read More »

August 27, 2015

MC Ren (Aldis Hodge), DJ Yella (Neil Brown, Jr.), Eazy-E (Jason Mitchell), Ice Cube (O’Shea Jackson Jr.), and Dr. Dre (Corey Hawkins) form the hip hop group N.W.A in Straight Outta Compton

‘Straight Outta Compton’ is good, but it’s missing something

August 26, 2015

The "Pitch Perfect 2" soundtrack was released on May 12.

‘Pitch Perfect’ is back with a new beat

May 18, 2015

Basketball advances during the off season

Basketball advances during the off season

Bijan Khalili, Staff Writer

The 2015-2016 NBA season is already on its way, with teams making off season moves and getting young prospects looking to do big things from the draft. First up, the draft...  Read More »

August 25, 2015 • 0 comments

Giants teammates celebrate scoring after third baseman Matt Duffy's double on August 15, 2015.

Giants brace for late-season push

August 25, 2015

For a franchise that has won three titles in the las...  Read More »

Pitcher Joe Pratt leads his team in the first PAL game.

A close win for varsity baseball in first PAL game

May 14, 2015

The Scots proved their determination to continue in...  Read More »