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Opinion: Recommendations for getting letters of rec

Opinion: Recommendations for getting letters of rec

Emma Romanowsky, Highlander Editor-in-Chief

November 9, 2019

I thought I had my college plan mapped out. I would research schools, study for my tests, write my essays, and then hit submit. It wasn’t until the second semester of my junior year when I realized that I had more questions than I did answers for the entire process. The biggest one was how t...

Editorial: Fat isn’t the villain you think it is

Editorial: Fat isn’t the villain you think it is

Editorial Staff, Site Editors

November 7, 2019

“Fat is bad for you.” We hear it every day. Whether we’re told by society or by our parents, it’s a never-ending cycle meant to instill fear of fat and a desire to avoid it at all costs in us. It’s why we check the nutrition label before eating and are biased toward buying anything that’s lab...

Opinion: What does it really mean to turn 18?

Opinion: What does it really mean to turn 18?

Alena Ruhstaller, Managing Editor

November 3, 2019

 I’ve always looked forward to my birthdays as a kid. I viewed 13 as the start of being a teenager, and a sweet sixteen was something that always fascinated me in the movies.  However, 18 was different for me. I thought I was excited to be an adult, but then reality hit.  I was no longer a k...

Opinion: The clowns aren’t the only scary thing at the Halloween Haunt

Opinion: The clowns aren’t the only scary thing at the Halloween Haunt

Emma O'Connor

October 31, 2019

I was confused as I saw a mob of people barreling towards us in the darkness. My friend grabbed my hand, and we bolted with the crowd. She told me she heard someone yelling about a shooter. As we sprinted, we saw people knock over barricades and get crushed under the horde. People panicked as they were se...

Opinion: Kanye’s ‘Jesus Is King’ is perfect

Opinion: Kanye’s ‘Jesus Is King’ is perfect

Miles Ozorio, Scot Scoop Editor

October 29, 2019

Let’s get this straight: Kanye doesn’t care what you think. He probably doesn’t care what anybody thinks. In fact, this attitude is most likely the reason you love him, or the reason you hate him. Yet, Kanye is himself. Undoubtedly, and in every scenario, he is himself. And in 2019, Kanye finds a n...

Editorial: Carlmont needs to communicate

Editorial: Carlmont needs to communicate

Editorial Staff, Site Editors

October 27, 2019

Less than a year ago, fires blazed through California, prompting Carlmont to shut down for safety measures due to unhealthy air quality. Once more, with yet another set of wildfires scorching through the state, history is repeating itself. Only this time, the effects of the fires are much worse; wit...

Opinion: Maturity is an illusion

Opinion: Maturity is an illusion

Nisha Marino, Highlander Editor-in-Chief

October 13, 2019

When you turn 18, a switch flips. Congratulations! Society has labeled you an adult, granting you the title every child dreams of. But what's the cost of that switch? Being mature means being responsible. It's adulthood, where people do their taxes and get to work on time and make themselves dinner...

Opinion: Podcasts are the future of audio

Opinion: Podcasts are the future of audio

Maddy Ting, Scot Scoop Editor

October 8, 2019

The average American spends more than 4.5 hours each day listening to music. But in a few years, that may change.  This is not because music is going out of style. Rather, a new trend is coming to the forefront, rising in popularity throughout the past couple of years. Please welcome to the stage...

Opinion: The stigma around teenage girls needs to stop

Opinion: The stigma around teenage girls needs to stop

Anna Feng, Managing Editor

September 29, 2019

I remember, when I was younger, how much I didn't want to be like other girls. I prided myself on never falling into the "Twilight" rabbit hole, I wore my dislike for One Direction like a badge of honor, and I refused to put effort into my appearance. Now that I look back on it, I wasn't "unlike other...

Opinion: Stop asking seniors where they are applying to college

Opinion: Stop asking seniors where they are applying to college

Emma Romanowsky, Highlander Editor-in-Chief

September 26, 2019

Every year, an epidemic sweeps America -- and no high school senior is safe. There is no doubt that at some point during a student’s senior year of high school she will be asked one question.  Consider the following scenario: A senior is walking down the street when she sees her grandmother’s ...

Opinion: More women, please

Opinion: More women, please

Nisha Marino, Highlander Editor-in-Chief

September 19, 2019

Women and men are not equal. We may have the same legal rights in America, and even those are on thin ice, but we are not equal. Equality begins with a mindset. Believing in our fundamental equality furthers our ability to get what we deserve: suffrage, jobs, wage equality, you name it. This mindset,...

Opinion: 9/11 is over

Opinion: 9/11 is over

Emma Romanowsky, Highlander Editor-in-Chief

September 11, 2019

Today marks an important day in America’s history. Chances are, I do not need to spell it out for you. Eighteen years ago, the planes struck the twin towers, killing 3,000 people and injuring more. I’m not telling you this to teach you the story, you already know it. I’m telling you this be...

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