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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...

Editorial: Our democracy is eroding

Editorial: Our democracy is eroding

Editorial Staff

November 10, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

If you have ever studied any type of history, chances are that you will come across a figure named Adolf Hitler. Yes. That Adolf Hitler. And if you look a bit closer, you may find that Hitler was, as it so happens to be, not that great of a person. In fact, he committed some of history's greatest...

Opinion: Finding the right college is often overlooked

Opinion: Finding the right college is often overlooked

Sophie Lynd, Highlander Editor-in-Chief

November 8, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Top News

CollegeConfidential.com says decisions are to be released today at 11:50 a.m. It's only 11:15 a.m., but you've checked your email countless times already. Finally, the clock strikes. Your hands are shaking and sweating as you open the message: "We regret to inform you..." You've been rejected. It...

Op-Ed: Don’t let rhetoric trump reason in Belmont

Op-Ed: Don’t let rhetoric trump reason in Belmont

Sam Hosmer, Staff Writer

November 2, 2018


Filed under Opinion

A couple months ago, I published a pretty lengthy article that drew a few conclusions on the nature of development in Belmont and how certain past forces have left us in our present position. I don’t claim it was objective — I didn’t intend to make any secret of the fact that I have an opinion. B...

Opinion: Abstinence is (not) the solution

Opinion: Abstinence is (not) the solution

Nisha Marino, Staff Writer

October 29, 2018


Filed under Opinion

For centuries, humans have searched for a solution to unwanted pregnancies. From coitus interruptus to condoms to the infamous Pill, nothing has worked better than good old-fashioned abstinence. According to Planned Parenthood, there are 18 forms of birth control. Abstinence, the practice of not having sex, is the only form listed as 100 percent effecti...

Opinion: Steve1989MREInfo is the best

Opinion: Steve1989MREInfo is the best

Joseph Gomez, Segment Producer

October 29, 2018


Filed under Opinion, ScotCenter

Joseph Gomez ran out of ideas and was too exhausted to do a scandalous video on politics or social issues. So, he decided to give attention to something that legitimately makes him happy...for some reason. Introducing Steve1989MREInfo, the second best channel on YouTube. Praise be.

Opinion: Photographers bring people together

Opinion: Photographers bring people together

Samantha Dahlberg, Staff Writer

October 28, 2018


Filed under Opinion

A photo captures so many perspectives. Whether it is a picture of a football game or assembly, every photo gives off a unique emotion. According to Time magazine’s Director of Photography, Kathy Ryan, “[Photographers] call our attention to the things we miss in our everyday lives and they call our attention to events ...

Editorial: Belmont’s streets are sideways

Editorial: Belmont’s streets are sideways

Editorial Staff

October 22, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion, Top News

The city of Belmont is currently feeling the wrath of the physical realm. As of late, it has come to the attention of the editorial board that Belmont's streets, its symbolical winding roads and lush wildlife framed boulevards, are egregiously lopsided, far outstripping the national minimum for street...

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