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Opinion: The American electorate is not ready for a diverse candidate

Opinion: The American electorate is not ready for a diverse candidate

Julia Rhodie

January 21, 2019


Filed under Opinion

Speculation clouds the air as Americans begin to wonder which Democratic candidate will face President Trump in the 2020 election. Among those considered by ABC to be most likely to run for president in 2020 are former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julian Castro, Rep. Beto O’Rourke, Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand, Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris...

Opinion: The media dehumanizes victims of gun violence

Opinion: The media dehumanizes victims of gun violence

Lizzy Hall, Staff Writer

January 15, 2019


Filed under Opinion

Dec. 14, 2012: I heard of the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary; 27 deaths. June 22, 2018: I got word from a senior at Santa Fe High School of the tragedy that had unfolded at her school; 10 deaths. Jan. 8, 2019: I found out about yet another shooting; one death. But this last one hit home;...

Opinion: Have you tried turning it off and then on again?

Opinion: Have you tried turning it off and then on again?

Nisha Marino, Staff Writer

January 14, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Top News

We’re nearly halfway through the Trump presidency, and we’ve started the year with no government. To say we had one in 2017 or 2018 would be a stretch, as the Trump administration seemed to hold itself together with contradictory statements and spray tans alone. The odd golf stick gave the governmen...

Opinion: Missing people is complicated but necessary

Opinion: Missing people is complicated but necessary

Ry Lei, Social Media Director

December 30, 2018


Filed under Opinion

It’s hard to miss someone you can’t keep tabs on. Sure, we all deal with losses — friends or family lost to lifelong illnesses, old age — but there’s something different with losing touch with someone and being left with nothing. No phone number, no Instagram feed to stalk, no Facebook phot...

There is no upside to alcohol

There is no upside to alcohol

Samantha Dahlberg, Staff Writer

December 17, 2018


Filed under Opinion

My dad was a warm and wonderful caring person who was loved by many people from all different walks of life. There was nothing he wouldn’t do for anyone who needed help. He was a generous, loving father but he had a dark secret. After years of enjoying alcohol socially at parties and work meetings,...

Op-Ed: Ode to the ceremonial mayor

Op-Ed: Ode to the ceremonial mayor

Sam Hosmer, Staff Ranter

December 13, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Things are different in San Carlos. None of the three incumbents whose seats were up this year chose to run for re-election, so council gadflies can no longer enjoy the perennially confused quasi-libertarian dissents of Matt Grocott nor the judicious parliamentary procedure of Lord Mayor Bob Grassilli....

Opinion: the spirit of giving should extend beyond the holidays

Opinion: the spirit of giving should extend beyond the holidays

Nina Heller, Staff Writer

December 11, 2018


Filed under Opinion

‘Tis the season for gifts. Whether giving them or receiving them, November through January has become the time of the year most known for present exchanges as several holidays within the time-frame value gifts as a means of celebration. It is impossible to open a magazine, click on a website, or walk d...

Opinion: We should be thankful

Opinion: We should be thankful

Joseph Gomez, Segment Producer

December 2, 2018


Filed under Opinion, ScotCenter, ScotCenter: Features

To celebrate the start of the season of many holidays, Joseph Gomez rants about how we should be thankful for everything.

Opinion: Women’s bathrooms take too long

Opinion: Women’s bathrooms take too long

Nisha Marino, Staff Writer

November 26, 2018


Filed under Opinion

One minute. Five minutes. Ten minutes... and you’re still in line, you can’t see the end, and you’re going to pee your pants. But time has run out. According to Women's Health, the average person needs to use the restroom six to seven times every 24 hours, depending on their bladder size and how regularly they drink water. In a school day, that makes for more than a c...

Editorial: Black Friday sales should only be on Friday

Editorial: Black Friday sales should only be on Friday

Editorial Staff

November 23, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Black Friday used to be a one-day event where shoppers would rush into stores to buy as many discounted items as possible within the 24 hours. Now, most stores give shoppers the luxury to start shopping on Thanksgiving, the Thursday before Black Friday. Black Friday is a day in which many stores...

Opinion: Amazon is ripping this generation apart

Opinion: Amazon is ripping this generation apart

Samantha Dahlberg, Staff Writer

November 19, 2018


Filed under Opinion

As a child, I always loved trips to the toy store with my family. I remember going to the Toys "R" Us in Foster City with them; running down those never-ending aisles with my siblings, pushing those little carts around, and grabbing as much stuff as we can. It gave us the thrill of what a time it was ...

Editorial: Youth vaping is no less than an epidemic

Editorial: Youth vaping is no less than an epidemic

Editorial Staff

November 18, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

“If your friends jumped off a bridge, would you?” This is the typical response of a parent when their child asks if they can do something because all of their friends are provoking annoyance and a regretful "no" from the child regardless of whether it pertains to their original request.  Although seemin...

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