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Opinion: Finding the right college is often overlooked

Opinion: Finding the right college is often overlooked

Sophie Lynd, Highlander Editor-in-Chief

November 8, 2018

CollegeConfidential.com says decisions are to be released today at 11:50 a.m. It's only 11:15 a.m., but you've checked your email countless times already. Finally, the clock strikes. Your hands are shaking and sweating as you open the message: "We regret to inform you..." You've been rejected. It...

Op-Ed: Don’t let rhetoric trump reason in Belmont

Op-Ed: Don’t let rhetoric trump reason in Belmont

Sam Hosmer, Staff Ranter

November 2, 2018

A couple months ago, I published a pretty lengthy article that drew a few conclusions on the nature of development in Belmont and how certain past forces have left us in our present position. I don’t claim it was objective — I didn’t intend to make any secret of the fact that I have an opinion. B...

Opinion: Abstinence is (not) the solution

Opinion: Abstinence is (not) the solution

Nisha Marino, Highlander Editor-in-Chief

October 29, 2018

For centuries, humans have searched for a solution to unwanted pregnancies. From coitus interruptus to condoms to the infamous Pill, nothing has worked better than good old-fashioned abstinence. According to Planned Parenthood, there are 18 forms of birth control. Abstinence, the practice of not having sex, is the only form listed as 100 percent effecti...

Opinion: Steve1989MREInfo is the best

Opinion: Steve1989MREInfo is the best

Joseph Gomez, Segment Producer

October 29, 2018

Joseph Gomez ran out of ideas and was too exhausted to do a scandalous video on politics or social issues. So, he decided to give attention to something that legitimately makes him happy...for some reason. Introducing Steve1989MREInfo, the second best channel on YouTube. Praise be.

Opinion: Photographers bring people together

Opinion: Photographers bring people together

Samantha Dahlberg, Staff Writer

October 28, 2018

A photo captures so many perspectives. Whether it is a picture of a football game or assembly, every photo gives off a unique emotion. According to Time magazine’s Director of Photography, Kathy Ryan, “[Photographers] call our attention to the things we miss in our everyday lives and they call our attention to events ...

Editorial: Belmont’s streets are sideways

Editorial: Belmont’s streets are sideways

Editorial Staff, Site Editors

October 22, 2018

The city of Belmont is currently feeling the wrath of the physical realm. As of late, it has come to the attention of the editorial board that Belmont's streets, its symbolical winding roads and lush wildlife framed boulevards, are egregiously lopsided, far outstripping the national minimum for street...

Opinion: Limiting protests conflicts with American principles

Opinion: Limiting protests conflicts with American principles

Nina Heller, Staff Writer

October 21, 2018

What’s more American than apple pie? Protesting. From the Boston Tea Party to boycotts of the Stamp Act, the United States was founded on the basis of protesting. But this could change. The National Park Service (NPS) is seeking to limit the scope of protests in front of the White House and the Nation...

Opinion: Bay Area residents are ignorant of cultural differences

Opinion: Bay Area residents are ignorant of cultural differences

Sophie Lynd, Highlander Editor-in-Chief

October 18, 2018

It's no wonder why so many people are attracted to the Bay Area; the ever-booming tech industry provides new opportunities and high-paying jobs every day, the temperature rarely drops below 55 degrees Fahrenheit, and the region is known for being one of the most diverse areas in the United States. In...

Editorial: Teens jeopardize the confidentiality PSAT content by meme-ing

Editorial: Teens jeopardize the confidentiality PSAT content by meme-ing

Editorial Staff, Site Editors

October 13, 2018

In debates about internet content, one controversial issue has been that privacy does not exist online so any content could be traced back to the sharer for legal reasons. On the other hand, one could argue that considering there is no Internet Bill of Rights to date, internet dealings are a largel...

Opinion: Asking someone’s race is simple

Opinion: Asking someone’s race is simple

Nisha Marino, Highlander Editor-in-Chief

October 10, 2018

As the U.S. grows, so does its diversity. Interracial marriage became legal in all 50 states in 1967, but mixed-race kids have been running around for longer than that. I’m 16 years old, and shockingly enough, I have been half-white and half-Indian my entire life. As I’ve grown up, I’ve come to en...

Opinion: Women don’t matter

Opinion: Women don’t matter

Emma Romanowsky, Highlander Editor-in-Chief

October 9, 2018

Women make up the majority of college students. They make up more than half of the world’s population. They are doctors, lawyers, politicians, athletes, leaders, followers, teachers, and students. And yet, they still do not matter. The twenty-first century has achieved innovations unthinkable to many ...

Editorial: College application fees should factor into students’ plans

Editorial: College application fees should factor into students’ plans

Editorial Staff, Site Editors

October 3, 2018

As those grand visions of admission into college are getting nearer and nearer for expectant high school seniors, it may be a good time for a reality check. Students boldly announcing that they’re applying to 20 different schools could be underestimating one subtle but crucial detail: application fe...

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