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Queer Time Episode One: Jair, Jared, and Gender ID Laws

Queer Time Episode One: Jair, Jared, and Gender ID Laws

Zachary Khouri, Maddy Ting, Rachel McCrea, and Mikayla Nguyen

January 14, 2019

On this episode of Queer Time, we will be discussing Jair Bolsoñaro, Jared Polis, Stephens College, and California's new self-gender ID law. Stay tuned to the end to hear our opinions on gender stereotypes. DISCLAIMER: Queer Time does not reflect the opinions of Carlmont High School nor the LGBT...

Opinion: Missing people is complicated but necessary

Opinion: Missing people is complicated but necessary

Ry X, Social Media Director

December 31, 2018

It’s hard to miss someone you can’t keep tabs on. Sure, we all deal with losses — friends or family lost to lifelong illnesses, old age — but there’s something different with losing touch with someone and being left with nothing. No phone number, no Instagram feed to stalk, no Facebook phot...

Opinion: How schools are failing America’s youth and how to stop it

Opinion: How schools are failing America’s youth and how to stop it

Aaron Penn, Staff writter

December 19, 2018

In 2011, a McKinsey consulting firm report concluded that a little over half of the college graduates were unemployed, and out of the remaining graduates who had jobs, 48 percent of them were currently in work that requires less than a four-year degree. With statistics like this behind the questionable success of e...

There is no upside to alcohol

There is no upside to alcohol

Samantha Dahlberg, Staff Writer

December 17, 2018

My dad was a warm and wonderful caring person who was loved by many people from all different walks of life. There was nothing he wouldn’t do for anyone who needed help. He was a generous, loving father but he had a dark secret. After years of enjoying alcohol socially at parties and work meetings,...

Op-Ed: Ode to the ceremonial mayor

Op-Ed: Ode to the ceremonial mayor

Sam Hosmer, Staff Ranter

December 13, 2018

Things are different in San Carlos. None of the three incumbents whose seats were up this year chose to run for re-election, so council gadflies can no longer enjoy the perennially confused quasi-libertarian dissents of Matt Grocott nor the judicious parliamentary procedure of Lord Mayor Bob Grassilli....

Opinion: the spirit of giving should extend beyond the holidays

Opinion: the spirit of giving should extend beyond the holidays

Nina Heller, Staff Writer

December 11, 2018

‘Tis the season for gifts. Whether giving them or receiving them, November through January has become the time of the year most known for present exchanges as several holidays within the time-frame value gifts as a means of celebration. It is impossible to open a magazine, click on a website, or walk d...

Opinion: We should be thankful

Opinion: We should be thankful

Joseph Gomez, Segment Producer

December 2, 2018

To celebrate the start of the season of many holidays, Joseph Gomez rants about how we should be thankful for everything.

Opinion: Women’s bathrooms take too long

Opinion: Women’s bathrooms take too long

Nisha Marino, Highlander Editor-in-Chief

November 26, 2018

One minute. Five minutes. Ten minutes... and you’re still in line, you can’t see the end, and you’re going to pee your pants. But time has run out. According to Women's Health, the average person needs to use the restroom six to seven times every 24 hours, depending on their bladder size and how regularly they drink water. In a school day, that makes for more than a c...

Editorial: Black Friday sales should only be on Friday

Editorial: Black Friday sales should only be on Friday

Editorial Staff, Site Editors

November 23, 2018

Black Friday used to be a one-day event where shoppers would rush into stores to buy as many discounted items as possible within the 24 hours. Now, most stores give shoppers the luxury to start shopping on Thanksgiving, the Thursday before Black Friday. Black Friday is a day in which many stores...

Opinion: Amazon is ripping this generation apart

Opinion: Amazon is ripping this generation apart

Samantha Dahlberg, Staff Writer

November 19, 2018

As a child, I always loved trips to the toy store with my family. I remember going to the Toys "R" Us in Foster City with them; running down those never-ending aisles with my siblings, pushing those little carts around, and grabbing as much stuff as we can. It gave us the thrill of what a time it was ...

Editorial: Youth vaping is no less than an epidemic

Editorial: Youth vaping is no less than an epidemic

Editorial Staff, Site Editors

November 18, 2018

“If your friends jumped off a bridge, would you?” This is the typical response of a parent when their child asks if they can do something because all of their friends are provoking annoyance and a regretful "no" from the child regardless of whether it pertains to their original request.  Although seemin...

Editorial: Our democracy is eroding

Editorial: Our democracy is eroding

Editorial Staff, Site Editors

November 10, 2018

If you have ever studied any type of history, chances are that you will come across a figure named Adolf Hitler. Yes. That Adolf Hitler. And if you look a bit closer, you may find that Hitler was, as it so happens to be, not that great of a person. In fact, he committed some of history's greatest...

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