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Women belong to themselves, not the kitchen

Women belong to themselves, not the kitchen

Veronika Dvorakova, Art Director/Columnist

January 25, 2015


Filed under A Dash of Sass, Opinion

Certain aspects of popular culture degrade women by asserting that women hold little value as human beings beyond cooking for men. An example of this would be the common saying: "Shut up woman and make me a sandwich." It is no woman's job to satisfy a man's sandwich needs unless she works at Subway. Many...

Social media dictates our status

Social media dictates our status

Megan Tao, Staff Writer

January 19, 2015


Filed under Opinion, Stabs at Society

A girl takes 10 photos of herself and chooses one that looks identical to the rest, she uses three filters, captions it with a hipster quote from a John Green novel she hasn't read, and finally posts it while praying that she will get more than 100 likes on her selfie. Nowadays, we can tell how popular...

Morality: The ultimate law

Morality: The ultimate law

Hannah Young, Scot Scoop In Depth Editor/Columnist

January 18, 2015


Filed under Opinion, Panoramic Perspectives, Top News

Imagine the cruel chaotic world in which we would live if people only followed laws and disregarded moral judgement. Morality is a unwritten law, but one that should be carefully observed nevertheless. In today's times, morality is especially consequential in regards to the First Amendment's statement...

Food journals tell the truth even when it hurts

Food journals tell the truth even when it hurts

Veronika Dvorakova, Art Director/Columnist

January 10, 2015


Filed under A Dash of Sass, Opinion, Top News

As I hunted for a snack in my kitchen, my eyes suddenly became drawn to a plate of brownies. The idea that one brownie won't make a difference to my health danced through my head while I slid into a brief moment of brownie-induced euphoria. I didn't realize how frequently (by frequently I mean daily)...

Don’t let senioritis ruin you

Don’t let senioritis ruin you

Jessica Adair, Staff Writer

January 10, 2015


Filed under Opinion, The Way It Is

You know that you're a second-semester senior when you've already given up on the third day back to school. Yes, my name is Jessica Adair and I have senioritis. According to the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC), symptoms include: laziness, an over-excessive wearing of...

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...

Cold prevention can be delicious

Cold prevention can be delicious

Veronika Dvorakova, Art Director/Columnist

December 5, 2014


Filed under A Dash of Sass, Opinion

It seems that all of the stars have aligned like some kind of cruel joke at the end of this semester, producing an incredibly high risk for an outbreak of the Carlmont plague. The recent rainy weather has caught many of us Californians off guard with some shivers, and has become our dominant weather...

Don’t take away our voice

Don’t take away our voice

Jessica Adair, Staff Writer

December 5, 2014


Filed under Opinion, The Way It Is

"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press," reads the First Amendment. Five St. Louis Rams players walked out of their tunnel with both hands in the air, demonstrating the "don't...

The food industry is plotting against us, one fake blueberry at a time

The food industry is plotting against us, one fake blueberry at a time

Veronika Dvorakova, Art Director/Columnist

November 15, 2014


Filed under A Dash of Sass, Opinion

Consuming enough servings of fruit was already challenging enough before it began deceiving us. We are encountering an interesting situation where we are being bombarded with fake blueberries. When I say fake blueberries, I am not referring to decorative plastic blueberries that one might use...

Put the phone down and join reality

Put the phone down and join reality

Jessica Adair, Staff Writer

November 13, 2014


Filed under Opinion, The Way It Is

News flash: if you don't look at your phone for five minutes, the world isn't going to erupt into flames and the sky isn't going to fall. Everyday I am bombarded with people who are constantly glued to their phones and it has got to stop. I remember when I was in middle school and I had a friend who...

Knocked up with Halloween’s food baby

Knocked up with Halloween’s food baby

Veronika Dvorakova, Art Director/Columnist

November 2, 2014


Filed under A Dash of Sass

You are what you eat. This means that after Halloween, I become a very round, nauseous blob, containing the Pacific Ocean's worth of high fructose corn syrup and enough sugar to replace all of the sand in the Sahara Desert. The levels of unnatural flavoring and coloring in my body are so repulsive that...

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