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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...

Society needs to stop supporting gender inequality

Society needs to stop supporting gender inequality

Megan Tao, Highlander Junior Editor/Columnist

February 27, 2015


Filed under Opinion, Stabs at Society, Top News

"I really want to help people, so I want to become a nurse," he said. "I want to keep our communities safe, so I want to be a police officer," she said. "Wait, you can't be a nurse that's a women's job and you can't be a police officer, you're not strong enough," said society. According to the...

Five beauty products disguised as food

Five beauty products disguised as food

Veronika Dvorakova, Art Director/Columist

February 23, 2015


Filed under A Dash of Sass, Opinion

The next time that you accidentally smear some avocado on your face while eating a sandwich, you might as well just leave it there and call it a face mask. When it comes to food, we tend to aim it towards our mouths. It's a delicious way of obtaining nutrients, but applying food directly to external...

Rejection is a part of life

Rejection is a part of life

Jessica Adair, Columnist

February 21, 2015


Filed under Opinion, The Way It Is

Today I got my first college rejection letter. Everything was going great; I had heard back from six schools and hadn't gotten rejected anywhere. But then I opened the email and read the five words no senior wants to see: "we regret to inform you." It wasn't my top school, but nevertheless when...

Why airports are evil

Why airports are evil

Jessica Adair, Staff Writer

February 16, 2015


Filed under Opinion, The Way It Is

I have a beef with the airport. It's been going on for about five years now, and, in fact, if someone were to ask me what my least favorite place in the world is, my answer without hesitation would be the airport. Before I get into this topic, I first want to say that I am not trying to sound like...

The desire to never grow up only exists in Neverland

The desire to never grow up only exists in Neverland

Megan Tao, Columnist

February 14, 2015


Filed under Opinion, Stabs at Society

The story of Peter Pan and his everlasting childhood has lost its impact on children today. The idea of "never growing up" has lost its appeal as children forget to just enjoy their childhood. We're often asked throughout elementary school: what do you want to be when you grow up? I remember...

Spread the love this Valentine’s Day

Spread the love this Valentine’s Day

Hannah Young, Scot Scoop In Depth Editor/Columnist

February 13, 2015


Filed under Opinion, Panoramic Perspectives

Has your Twitter feed been blown up with romantic memes yet? Can you smell the sweet scent of roses from the floral shop down the street? Are there chocolate stains on your pink sweater already? The undeniable truth dawns upon us: Valentine's Day is here. With it comes the whiny complains from desperate-for-a-relationship...

No need for Cupid when you have food

No need for Cupid when you have food

Veronika Dvorakova, Art Director/Columnist

February 12, 2015


Filed under A Dash of Sass, Opinion, Top News

Whether you find yourself  in a restaurant that is as crowded as a can of sardines, giving a box of chocolates to the girl that floods your stomach with butterflies every time she walks into your French class, or on a date with your Netflix account while consuming approximately 5 million gallons...

Don’t judge my guilty pleasures

Don’t judge my guilty pleasures

Jessica Adair, Staff Writer

February 6, 2015


Filed under Opinion, The Way It Is

"What's my guilty pleasure? The thing is, I never feel guilty about pleasures," said Tom Hiddleston. Everyone is secretly obsessed with something they are too ashamed to admit. For some people it might be gossip magazines or Justin Bieber, and for others it may be the Twilight Saga or Trivia Crack....

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...

Originality is lost in Hollywood

Originality is lost in Hollywood

Megan Tao, Staff Writer

January 31, 2015


Filed under Opinion, Stabs at Society

Based on the worldwide best seller by... In the past couple of years, there has been a surge of movies based off of best selling novels, remakes of old classics, and sequels. According to Short Of The Week, the reason for the glut of unoriginal movies is because box office numbers are down. Takin...

Teens need to learn to master the ‘game’ of high school

Teens need to learn to master the ‘game’ of high school

Hannah Young, Scot Scoop In Depth Editor

January 30, 2015


Filed under Opinion, Panoramic Perspectives

A concentrated chess player studies the game board carefully and calculates her next move. She made foolish mistakes in her amateur days by rushing into action unprepared, but years of experience have established her skills. She knows the rules, she knows her moves, she knows the game. Her opponent...

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