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Redesigned SAT deserves a fair chance

Redesigned SAT deserves a fair chance

Hannah Young, Staff Writer

October 15, 2015

Maybe I should have known something was going on when half of my friends updated their Facebook statuses from SAT camps this summer. Maybe I should have known there was something strange about Barnes and Nobles running out of SAT books twice in the span of two months. Maybe that's why everyone gaped...

The struggle of staying involved while injured

The struggle of staying involved while injured

Bijan Khalili, ScotCenter Sports/Columnist

September 30, 2015

Going to see three different specialists, fracturing three bones, and the worst part, waiting. As the team continues with their season, all you can do is wait. Wait to get healthy and in shape to play again. Sports injuries, to put it blatantly, suck. No matter how much you would like to...

The virtual world approaches reality

The virtual world approaches reality

Sophie Haddad, Multimedia Editor

September 24, 2015

The digital world is becoming more and more vivid in its representation of the real world. Remember when families in the '50s crowded around a single television set to watch soaps in black and white, exclaiming that "It feels like the actors are right here in the room with us!" Today, technology has...

Schools need to minimize religious conflicts

Schools need to minimize religious conflicts

Alyssa Fagel, Highlander Editor

September 9, 2015

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...

Donald Trump is our savior

Donald Trump is our savior

Kelly Song, Highlander Editor

August 29, 2015

So imagine this: the apocalypse is here, the zombies have finally arrived to eat your brains out and you’re cursing under your breath as you fumble around your pantry for a food stash. It’s chaos out there -- the government has collapsed, the lord of the zombies has taken over and you have maybe...

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

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...

‘The Beginning of Everything’ is a tragedy in itself

‘The Beginning of Everything’ is a tragedy in itself

Megan Tao, Scot Scoop Editor-in-Chief

August 25, 2015

A school wide disease in the form of teenage angst, sexual innuendos, and dull characters; also known as: "The Beginning of Everything." Going into this book, I expected it to be an unoriginal high school love story that had a Disney ending. At the end of the book, I was somewhat surprised that Ezra...

The forgotten Rohingyan refugees

The forgotten Rohingyan refugees

Ayesha Abbasi, Social Media Editor/Columnist

May 28, 2015

The situation in Myanmar with the Rohingya Muslims may very well go down in history as one of the least recognized and most violent human rights violations of all time. The Muslim Rohingya of Burma provides a well-written history of the situations in Burma dating back to 1995. According to the ar...

Hillary Clinton faces a real challenge

Hillary Clinton faces a real challenge

Ayesha Abbasi, Social Media Editor/Columnist

May 20, 2015

Yes, there really is another person running in the democratic primary besides Hillary Clinton. His name is Bernie Sanders and he is one of only two independent senators in the nation as well as a self proclaimed democratic socialist, according to CBS News. His platform is founded on increasing minimum wage, equal pay for women, ...

Sexuality or gender is not an insult, so don’t make it one

Sexuality or gender is not an insult, so don’t make it one

Megan Tao, Scot Scoop Editor-in-Chief

May 18, 2015

"That's so gay." I hear those three words and I can't help but cringe. Those three words are, unfortunately, commonly used by one person to insult another. Those three words are an insult because they are meant to indicate that if you're gay then you are somehow less than a man. According...

Put down your pencils

Put down your pencils

Ayesha Abbasi, Social Media Editor/Columnist

May 11, 2015

Due to AP testing taking place around the nation, student and teacher stress seems to be at an all time high. This stress doesn't come on its own and it most definitely isn't lessened with the help of College Board. In fact, College Board seems to be founded on the principles of instilling stress in...

Vegetarians give omnivores food for thought

Vegetarians give omnivores food for thought

Veronika Dvorakova, Art Director/Columnist

May 9, 2015

Rumor has it that a common side effect of a vegetarian diet is the oozing moral superiority from of every pore on their body. Based on the interactions that I have observed between myself, a vegetarian, and the rest of the world, vegetarians are perceived as pretentious monsters. Ceilings seem...

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