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Why America needs gun control

Why America needs gun control

Kian Karamdashti, ScotCenter Sports

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, Highlander Editor

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...

Editorial: The case for high school journalism

Editorial: The case for high school journalism

Scot Scoop

October 17, 2013


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Journalism education is facing a storm of peril. The court's ruling in Hazelwood School District v. Kuhlmeier, which concerned high school newspapers, has had far-reaching consequences over the past two decades. Not only has it changed the way journalism is taught at high schools, it has made it more ...

Editorial: Keep the guns outside of the classrooms

Editorial: Keep the guns outside of the classrooms

September 25, 2013


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

After the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School, The National Rifle Association (NRA) decided that the way to prevent another such tragedy was to place more guns in schools. We agree that all school districts, including the Sequoia Union High School District, should take pragmatic steps to ensure...

Editorial: Keep the guns outside of the classrooms

September 25, 2013


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

After the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School, The National Rifle Association (NRA) decided that the way to prevent another such tragedy was to place more guns in schools. We agree that all school districts, including  the Sequoia Union High School District, should take pragmatic steps to ensure teachers, st...

Editorial: Why we write controversial articles

February 27, 2013


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

It’s not about shocking people. A newspaper answers the questions that most of society cannot answer themselves. A newspaper looks for the answers, verifies them and presents them so that the community can be informed. The Highlander strives to do this as well. In order to properly inform...

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