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Procrastination is not your friend

Procrastination is not your friend

Jessica Adair, Staff Writer

October 20, 2014


Filed under The Way It Is

Procrastination is the silent-but-deadly monster that sneaks up on you when you least expect it. At first you're just watching some harmless TV, convincing yourself that it's only 3:00 p.m., and you have plenty of time to do all your homework. But then next thing you know, it's 12:00 a.m., and you...

Portion distortion: stop eating like you’re at grandma’s house

Portion distortion: stop eating like you’re at grandma’s house

Veronika Dvorakova, Art Director/Columnist

October 17, 2014


Filed under A Dash of Sass, Opinion, Top News

Many of us have fallen victim to a severe epidemic that has transformed the way we live. You may had been infected by it as a young child, perhaps at a restaurant or worse: grandma's house. Do not despair, for this epidemic is much more a set of  habits than an illness, and it is never too late...

Complain less, vote more

Complain less, vote more

Ayesha Abbasi, Social Media Editor

October 8, 2014


Filed under Opinion, Original Opinions

We live in an age of all time high political apathy for the younger generation, which entails us having record low voter turnouts. People complain about campaign finance roofs and how the rich have the power to control elections. About how internet rights are being de-neutralized, how privacy rights...

Love yourself, not thigh gaps

Love yourself, not thigh gaps

Veronika Dvorakova, Art Director/Columnist

October 3, 2014


Filed under A Dash of Sass, Opinion, Top News

Are you sick of listening to girls wish for thigh gaps? Boys kicking themselves because their stomachs resemble kegs more closely than a six-packs? Young women feeling insecure because of the size of their breasts? Are you tired of being one of them? I know I am. The matter of the fact is that...

Senior year: take some time for yourself

Senior year: take some time for yourself

Jessica Adair, Staff Writer

October 2, 2014


Filed under Opinion, The Way It Is

Senior year is the best year of high school. It's when you get to relax, hang out with your friends, make fun of the freshmen, and fantasize about moving far, far away. Right? Wrong. Senior year is stress overload, and according to the American Psychological Association, the percentage of high school...

Don’t grow up too fast

Don’t grow up too fast

Jessica Adair, Staff Writer

September 25, 2014


Filed under Opinion, The Way It Is

For as long as I can remember, my parents have always said, "Don't grow up too fast." They both cried on my first day of kindergarten, begged me not to wear make up, and wouldn't let me watch any kind of reality television show because they thought it would corrupt my soul. As I got older, they held...

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...

Advice to freshmen

Advice to freshmen

Arianna Bayangos, Scot Scoop Editor

September 7, 2014


Filed under Opinion

It felt like a blink of an eye; I’m now a senior. I remember my first day of school. I didn’t know where any of my classes were and I didn’t know what to expect. Everywhere I walked, I heard upperclassmen scoffing and giving my rather loud friends looks; I knew what they were thinking: freshmen...

Absent students: why are they even in class?

Absent students: why are they even in class?

Jessica Adair, Staff Writer

May 18, 2014


Filed under Opinion, The Way It Is

The definition of an absent student is often inaccurate. Many define an absent student as a student who doesn't show up for class, but personally, I believe an absent student is a student who is there physically, but not emotionally or psychologically. An absent student is that kid who is staring...

Islamophobia exists.

May 16, 2014


Filed under Original Opinions

"Islamophobia. A word created by fascists, & used by cowards, to manipulate morons." No, you’re right. It totally doesn’t exist. Apparently it’s not Islamophobia that’s responsible for the increase in hate crimes against Muslims in the Western world. It’s not Islamophobia when mosques...

Our nation’s heroes: would they be proud?

Our nation’s heroes: would they be proud?

Jessica Adair, Staff Writer/Columnist

May 4, 2014


Filed under Opinion, The Way It Is

Over spring break, my family and I went to Washington D.C. We, of course, visited every monument in the general vicinity and as I stood on the steps where Martin Luther King recited his "I Have a Dream" speech and as I read the walls of the Lincoln Memorial, I couldn't help but think -- what would...

The flaws in our education

Ayesha Abbasi, Social Media Editor

April 30, 2014


Filed under Opinion, Original Opinions

Our education systems are not so much a community of sharing knowledge, but a structure of misinformation and capitalist values. The academic degree we pay for isn't a stamp of education. Our characters are the signature of what we learn, apply and continue to seek. From when legislators make publ...

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