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The intent of prom is lost amid excessive norms

The intent of prom is lost amid excessive norms

Kathryn Stratz, Staff Writer

April 6, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Prom: the highlight of every typical high schooler's experience as a teenager — a night to remember forever, right? Well, our wallets will remember prom, that's for sure. Prom these days has become a huge fiasco, with all the bells and whistles. Not only does this burn a hole in wallets everywhere,...

Being nice to people won’t stop school shootings

Being nice to people won’t stop school shootings

Nina Heller, Staff Writer

April 5, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Top News

What do a smile, a wave, a "hello," and an offer to be someone's partner in a group project all have in common? None of them have ever stopped a school shooting from occurring. After the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, as students rose up and walked out of class on March 14, there...

Protesting leads to change when positive

Protesting leads to change when positive

Kathryn Stratz, Staff Writer

March 21, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Protesting. Demonstrating, marching, rallying. The "act of objecting or a gesture of disapproval," according to the Merriam-Webster dictionary. The goal of protesting is to change our country by pushing for respect, equality, acceptance, protection, and so much more. It is crucial in this da...

Riding in the passenger’s seat elicits self-reflection

Riding in the passenger’s seat elicits self-reflection

Kathryn Stratz, Staff Writer

March 7, 2018


Filed under Opinion

I can't drive with my mom anymore. And I don't mean that I can't stand her critiques like driving too fast even though I'm five under the speed limit, I mean I can't be in the passenger seat when she drives. How many times has she narrowly averted trading paint with the car next to us, or slowly drifted...

Who is really at fault for mass shootings

Who is really at fault for mass shootings

Maya Benjamin, Staff Writer

February 23, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Valentine’s day. A day filled with hearts, joy, and lots of candy. At least that is how the day should have gone for the residents of Parkland, Florida, a small town near Palm Beach County. Instead, Parkland’s local public school, Stoneman Douglas High School became the site of the ninth dead...

Florida catastrophe calls for action

Florida catastrophe calls for action

Editorial Staff

February 18, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Top News

Florida is not the first, and it will not be the last. Not unless something changes. On Dec. 14, 2012, a 20-year-old man shot and killed 26 people, children included, at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut. On Oct. 1, 2017, a gunman killed 58 people in a mass shooting on the Las Vegas strip...

Staying home sick is not worth the stress

Staying home sick is not worth the stress

Kathryn Stratz, Staff Writer

February 17, 2018


Filed under Opinion

On Monday morning, I woke up with a sore throat, cough, and fever. My first thought was "I can't miss school!" I know. A girl with a fever contemplating going to school. But for high schoolers today, there are ridiculous consequences for missing all six classes. Yes, of course, I spent the day...

Carlmont silences those it disagrees with

Carlmont silences those it disagrees with

Adrian Cunningham, Staff Writer

February 15, 2018


Filed under Opinion

At Carlmont, students expect that all voices will be heard regardless of race, sexuality, or creed. However, there is still silence from a group that many would expect to be vocal. This group is not African Americans at Carlmont, nor is it the LGBT community. Both of these minority groups have an op...

Kalief Browder’s story shows holes within the justice system

Kalief Browder’s story shows holes within the justice system

Maya Benjamin, Staff Writer

February 11, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Located on a 400-acre island in the East River of New York, Rikers Island is considered one of the most notorious prisons in America. According to an article by the New York Times, 85 percent of inmates housed at Rikers Island have yet to be convicted of a crime. Kalief Browder was one of them. On May 15, 2010, Browder ...

Justice goes beyond 175 years

Justice goes beyond 175 years

Kathryn Stratz, Staff Writer

January 31, 2018


Filed under Opinion

175. That's how many years Larry Nassar could be in prison. It's justice served.  The 150-plus women and girls who he made sexual assault victims have received justice. Right? Wrong. It's not over. Yes, this molester is locked up until he dies, but where is the accountability for the...

False missile alert leads to real self-reflection

False missile alert leads to real self-reflection

Skylar Weiss, Staff Writer

January 23, 2018


Filed under Opinion

For 38 minutes of my life, I was mentally preparing myself to die. On the morning of Jan. 13, a statewide ballistic missile alert was sent out to cell phones across Hawaii. "BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO HAWAII. SEEK IMMEDIATE SHELTER. THIS IS NOT A DRILL." Although the alert was false,...

Books students read don’t reflect Carlmont’s diverse population

Books students read don’t reflect Carlmont’s diverse population

Maya Benjamin, Staff Writer

January 23, 2018


Filed under Opinion

J.D. Salinger, F. Scott Fitzgerald, William Shakespeare. All three are accomplished writers. All three are white. Sandra Cisneros, also an accomplished writer. Cisneros is Mexican-American. During my two and a half years at Carlmont, Cisneros is the only Latino writer whose book I've been give...

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