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Editorial: Belmont’s streets are sideways

Editorial: Belmont’s streets are sideways

Editorial Staff

October 22, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

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...

Limiting protests conflicts with American principles

Limiting protests conflicts with American principles

Nina Heller, Staff Writer

October 21, 2018


Filed under Opinion

What’s more American than apple pie? Protesting. From the Boston Tea Party to boycotts of the Stamp Act, the United States was founded on the basis of protesting. But this could change. The National Park Service (NPS) is seeking to limit the scope of protests in front of the White House and the Nation...

Opinion: Bay Area residents are ignorant of cultural differences

Opinion: Bay Area residents are ignorant of cultural differences

Sophie Lynd, Highlander Editor-in-Chief

October 18, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Top News

It's no wonder why so many people are attracted to the Bay Area; the ever-booming tech industry provides new opportunities and high-paying jobs every day, the temperature rarely drops below 55 degrees Fahrenheit, and the region is known for being one of the most diverse areas in the United States. In...

Editorial: Teens jeopardize the confidentiality PSAT content by meme-ing

Editorial: Teens jeopardize the confidentiality PSAT content by meme-ing

Editorial Staff

October 13, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion, SS Staff

In debates about internet content, one controversial issue has been that privacy does not exist online so any content could be traced back to the sharer for legal reasons. On the other hand, one could argue that considering there is no Internet Bill of Rights to date, internet dealings are a largel...

Opinion: Asking someone’s race is simple

Opinion: Asking someone’s race is simple

Nisha Marino, Staff Writer

October 10, 2018


Filed under Opinion

As the U.S. grows, so does its diversity. Interracial marriage became legal in all 50 states in 1967, but mixed-race kids have been running around for longer than that. I’m 16 years old, and shockingly enough, I have been half-white and half-Indian my entire life. As I’ve grown up, I’ve come to en...

Opinion: Women don’t matter

Opinion: Women don’t matter

Emma Romanowsky, Staff Writer

October 9, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Women make up the majority of college students. They make up more than half of the world’s population. They are doctors, lawyers, politicians, athletes, leaders, followers, teachers, and students. And yet, they still do not matter. The twenty-first century has achieved innovations unthinkable to many ...

Editorial: College application fees should factor into students’ plans

Editorial: College application fees should factor into students’ plans

Editorial Staff

October 3, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

As those grand visions of admission into college are getting nearer and nearer for expectant high school seniors, it may be a good time for a reality check. Students boldly announcing that they’re applying to 20 different schools could be underestimating one subtle but crucial detail: application fe...

Opinion: How you should argue for abortion (part 1, probably)

Opinion: How you should argue for abortion (part 1, probably)

Joseph Gomez, Segment Producer

October 1, 2018


Filed under Opinion, ScotCenter, ScotCenter: Features

Joseph Gomez opines on how the political left should go about arguing for the preservation of Roe v. Wade.

Opinion: Sexual assault is timeless; it’s never okay

Opinion: Sexual assault is timeless; it’s never okay

Sophie Lynd, Highlander Editor-in-Chief

September 28, 2018


Filed under Opinion

We've seen him attack his own FBI, take "many sides" in response to Unite the Right Rally in Charlottesville, Va., and separate over 2,000 families from their children. Now, he's teaching the nation's youth that women who come forward about sexual assault are lying and that their claims are irrelevant...

Opinion: Brett Kavanaugh is not the victim

Opinion: Brett Kavanaugh is not the victim

Nina Heller, Staff Writer

September 27, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Top News

“I am not here because I want to be.” These were the words spoken by Christine Blasey Ford in her opening statement to the Senate Judiciary Committee about her allegations of sexual assault against Brett Kavanaugh on Thursday, Sept. 27.  Continuing with her statement, Ford said, “I am terri...

Opinion: On Smartphone addiction and education

Opinion: On Smartphone addiction and education

Joseph Gomez, Segment Producer

September 19, 2018


Filed under Opinion, ScotCenter, ScotCenter: Features

Joseph Gomez describes how adding the latest technology to school is not helping smartphone addiction.

Opinion: Election Day should be a national holiday

Opinion: Election Day should be a national holiday

Nina Heller, Staff Writer

September 18, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Only 56 percent of eligible voters cast ballots in the 2016 election, according to Pew Research. What happened to the other 44 percent? Where did they go? While some may have missed the deadlines to vote and some may be battling voter suppression laws, others just simply don’t have the time. ...

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