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Unrealistic expectations make for a heartbreaking reality

Unrealistic expectations make for a heartbreaking reality

Megan Tao, Highlander Editor/Columnist

May 1, 2015


Filed under Opinion, Stabs at Society

A heartfelt but cheesy scene from a Nicholas Sparks movie is posted on social media with the caption "relationship goals." We try too hard to live up to expectations we see in movies and read about in books without realizing that they're fiction. Movies and books try to convey that their main...

Welcome to adulthood, proceed with caution

Welcome to adulthood, proceed with caution

Jessica Adair, Staff Writer

April 24, 2015


Filed under Opinion, The Way It Is

This past week I had my first overnight visit at a college and it was a shock to my system. Everyone always talks about what they think college is going to be like: staying up late, going to parties, having freedom to do whatever they want. And all of that is true. But as far as the whole freedom part,...

The battle of good versus evil is won by perspective

The battle of good versus evil is won by perspective

Megan Tao, Highlander Junior Editor/Columnist

April 12, 2015


Filed under Opinion, Stabs at Society

The hero, the villain, and the epic battle between good versus evil are all universal aspects of stories that we take a little too seriously. Everybody strives to achieve the characteristics of the the hero because that ultimately means you're a good person. Nobody wants to have the characteristics...

Feminism through the lens of chocolate

Feminism through the lens of chocolate

Veronika Dvorakova, Art Director/Columnist

April 8, 2015


Filed under A Dash of Sass, Opinion, Top News

My father walked in on me having a passionate affair with a plate of brownies again. A very similar scenario took place about a month earlier, except I was stuffing my face with a Ghirardelli chocolate bar. All that remained of it by nightfall was a crumpled wrapper.  I am not particularly ashamed of my tend...

What journalism is really about

What journalism is really about

Jessica Adair, Staff Writer

April 3, 2015


Filed under Opinion, The Way It Is

Since I've joined journalism I've always been asked the same question, "Why do journalists always try to be so controversial?" My answer, plain and simple, is, "We don't. It just happens." "If journalism is good, it is controversial by nature," said Julian Assange, Australian journalist and editor-in-chief...

Young adult literature is under appreciated

Young adult literature is under appreciated

Megan Tao, Highlander Junior Editor/Columnist

March 29, 2015


Filed under Opinion, Stabs at Society, Top News

The biggest reason for young adult (YA) literature's bad reputation is within the name itself: young adult. For a book to be labeled YA is to degrade the book of its literacy value and makes it not good enough for anybody but teens. The title of YA literature is associated with the stereotype of...

Keep your colleges to yourself

Keep your colleges to yourself

Jessica Adair, Highlander Copy Editor/Columnist

March 25, 2015


Filed under Opinion, The Way It Is

I have never been a big fan of awkward situations. I don't try to make small talk with people I don't know, I never send food back at restaurants, and I always text people instead of calling. If there is any situation where I have the potential to feel uncomfortable, I avoid it like the plague. Recently,...

Eat like a civilized human when on dates

Eat like a civilized human when on dates

Veronika Dvorakova, Art Director/Columnist

March 22, 2015


Filed under A Dash of Sass, Opinion

Concealing the fact that some of my table manners resemble those of a caveman is a concern that is on the forefront of my mind whenever I eat in public. Especially when I'm on a date. It is unlikely that potential love interests would want to kiss the mouth that still has lingering bits of sauce...

Focusing on yourself during the college admissions process

Focusing on yourself during the college admissions process

Arianna Bayangos, News Editor

March 16, 2015


Filed under Opinion

As college admissions decisions are being released throughout the month, along with that comes the same questions and conversations. It is inevitable of course; all the seniors who applied to four year universities have been waiting for a letter in the mail or an admissions decision on college portals...

The desire to fit in causes the loss of individuality

The desire to fit in causes the loss of individuality

Megan Tao, Highlander Junior Editor/Columnist

March 16, 2015


Filed under Opinion, Stabs at Society, Top News

If your friends jump off a cliff, would you jump off the cliff too? The social desire to fit in is insatiable, especially among teens. In addition to the always lingering shadow of peer pressure and the fear of being judged for being different, the desire to fit in is also self induced because...

Five ingredients that will make you reevaluate your food choices

Five ingredients that will make you reevaluate your food choices

Veronika Dvorkova, Art Director/Columnist

March 9, 2015


Filed under A Dash of Sass, Opinion

Does a beaver's anal gland juice make you think of dessert? Is flame retardant a great way to quench thirst? Although it seems unlikely that those things could possibly be associated with standard food products, they are actually quite common. And they're just the tip of the yucky-ingredient-iceberg....

Why can’t we all just get along?

Why can’t we all just get along?

Jessica Adair, Columnist

March 7, 2015


Filed under Opinion, The Way It Is

I remember the very first lesson I learned in kindergarten. It's a very simple concept to grasp, but it's also probably the most essential: be kind to one another. Yet, even though we are all almost adults, it seems that this lesson has escaped us. Girls are slut-shaming each other behind a computer...

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