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

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

Editorial Board

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 28, 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...

Finals make or break your grade

Highlander Staff

January 10, 2015


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

After a long semester of hard work, everything comes down to taking a dreaded final. As a standard, most finals are worth somewhere from 10-20 percent of a total grade. A 20 percent final has multiple effects on students, for some it can be a miracle worker, and for others a grade wrecker. The...

Think before you act

Highlander Staff

December 20, 2014


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

In preschool we used to sit in friendship circles, and in elementary school we used to write one thing that we liked about someone else in the class. Teachers pounded it into our minds that we should “think before we act” in order to preserve the feelings of those around us. Learning to censor...

Conservation of water

Highlander Staff

September 23, 2014


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Contrary to the ALS ice bucket challenges this summer, and the green lawns up and down the Peninsula, California is in the middle of a serious drought. Although the Crystal Springs Reservoir, right in our backyards, looks full of water and “normal,” it is extremely necessary that Californians...

Editorial: Common Core is for the common good

Editorial: Common Core is for the common good

December 6, 2013


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

America, we have a serious problem. According to the Broad Foundation, “American students rank 25th in math, 17th in science and 14th in reading compared to students in 27 industrialized countries.” Additionally, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development reported that we have g...

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