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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Feminism squandered by pop music’s self-degradation

Feminism squandered by pop music’s self-degradation

Sophie Haddad and Adriana Ramirez

April 15, 2016


Filed under Editorials, Top News

Oiled and tanned, men’s muscles ripple in the sunlight. Women’s hair blows sensuously in an artificial wind, reminiscent of a Pantene commercial. Their makeup is flawless, because apparently guys are the only ones who sweat. The construction site is full of tools. But this time, they’re living...

Make America great again by silencing Trump

Make America great again by silencing Trump

Editorial Staff

March 2, 2016


Filed under Editorials, Opinion, Top News

Any publicity is good publicity, and Donald Trump is by far the most publicized candidate in the 2016 presidential election. Almost every news site in the nation is constantly covering Trump's every move. This media boost gave the man who everyone originally thought was running as a joke more than...

Why America needs gun control

Why America needs gun control

Kian Karamdashti, Staff Writer

January 26, 2016


Filed under Editorials, Opinion, Top News

More than 90,000 dead. More than 90,000 Americans have lost their lives at the hands of gun violence since the horrific Sandy Hook Elementary school shooting in Newton, Connecticut on Dec 14, 2012. The shooting that killed 26 people, including 20 children. The shooting that, when recalled more than thre...

Schools need to minimize religious conflicts

Schools need to minimize religious conflicts

Alyssa Fagel, Staff Writer

September 9, 2015


Filed under Editorials, Top News

To what extent should secular public schools accommodate the diverse religious faiths of their students?  This is the heated question Carlmont High School now faces. This year, not one, but two major Carlmont events fall on important Jewish holidays. The annual Welcome Back Assembly, a favorite of ma...

Gun violence still rampant with lack of regulations

Gun violence still rampant with lack of regulations

Sarah Schisla, Scot Scoop Editor-in-Chief

August 27, 2015


Filed under Editorials, Opinion, Top News

It happened again. Only this time, the tragedy was broadcast live on television. The names and details are different each time, but innocent lives have once again been cut short by an angry man with a gun. Enough is enough. Since the 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School, America has seen nearly 9...

Airport harassment

Airport harassment

Scot Scoop Staff

February 2, 2015


Filed under Editorials, Opinion, Top News

“I had my legs and the inside of my crotch thoroughly searched. She told me that she was going to put her hands in my pants, starting in the front and working her way around. "She completely touched my front and back area. In the process she was compressing me so much she actually pulled my pants...

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