Scot Scoop News

Opinion: How you should argue for abortion (part 1, probably)

Opinion: How you should argue for abortion (part 1, probably)

Joseph Gomez, Segment Producer

October 1, 2018

Joseph Gomez opines on how the political left should go about arguing for the preservation of Roe v. Wade.

Opinion: Sexual assault is timeless; it’s never okay

Opinion: Sexual assault is timeless; it’s never okay

Sophie Lynd, Highlander Editor-in-Chief

September 28, 2018

We've seen him attack his own FBI, take "many sides" in response to Unite the Right Rally in Charlottesville, Va., and separate over 2,000 families from their children. Now, he's teaching the nation's youth that women who come forward about sexual assault are lying and that their claims are irrelevant...

Opinion: Brett Kavanaugh is not the victim

Opinion: Brett Kavanaugh is not the victim

Nina Heller, Staff Writer

September 27, 2018

“I am not here because I want to be.” These were the words spoken by Christine Blasey Ford in her opening statement to the Senate Judiciary Committee about her allegations of sexual assault against Brett Kavanaugh on Thursday, Sept. 27.  Continuing with her statement, Ford said, “I am terri...

Opinion: On Smartphone addiction and education

Opinion: On Smartphone addiction and education

Joseph Gomez, Segment Producer

September 19, 2018

Joseph Gomez describes how adding the latest technology to school is not helping smartphone addiction.

Opinion: Election Day should be a national holiday

Opinion: Election Day should be a national holiday

Nina Heller, Staff Writer

September 18, 2018

Only 56 percent of eligible voters cast ballots in the 2016 election, according to Pew Research. What happened to the other 44 percent? Where did they go? While some may have missed the deadlines to vote and some may be battling voter suppression laws, others just simply don’t have the time. ...

9/11 cannot be forgotten

9/11 cannot be forgotten

Sophie Lynd, Highlander Editor-in-Chief

September 11, 2018

"Where were you on September 11?" Those of us in high school are either too young to remember or weren't even alive yet. I was six months old. Regardless of the fact of whether we can recall that infamous Tuesday morning from our own accounts or not, we must not forget innocent citizens and, in...

You still aren’t special: reflections from a senior

You still aren’t special: reflections from a senior

Nina Heller, Staff Writer

September 5, 2018

“You’re not special.” Many of us at Carlmont were welcomed into high school at the beginning of our freshman year with this mantra: You’re not special. I’m now at the beginning of my senior year, and this is one of the most concrete memories I have from my freshman year.   Freshman...

Adulthood comes with maturity rather than age

Adulthood comes with maturity rather than age

Sophie Lynd, Highlander Editor-in-Chief

August 30, 2018

Upon turning 18, American males are required to register for the military draft. While the last military draft was 45 years ago following the end of the Vietnam War, today's 18-year-olds continue to register to possibly risk their lives for our country. Yet, it is illegal for them to consume alcohol...

Students should consider community college

Students should consider community college

Maya Benjamin, Staff Writer

June 3, 2018

Harvard, Brown, Yale, Princeton, University of Pennsylvania, Columbia, Cornell, and Dartmouth. The seven Ivy League colleges in the United States. This past year, students across the country devoted hours to writing essays and filling out lengthy applications. Yet most will not get accepted into...

NFL players have every right to protest during the anthem

NFL players have every right to protest during the anthem

Maya Benjamin, Staff Writer

May 29, 2018

“I cannot stand and sing the anthem. I cannot salute the flag; I know that I am a black man in a white world,” Jackie Robinson said.  In 1972, Robinson published his autobiography “I Never Had it Made," where Robinson revealed that he could never stand and sing the National Anthem as Robinson was...

Colleges are more than what they seem online

Colleges are more than what they seem online

Kathryn Stratz, Staff Writer

May 24, 2018

Many high school juniors and seniors are researching and choosing colleges to map out their futures. This process is very in-depth and requires a lot of time and energy in order to achieve the "perfect" fit of a college. But actually visiting colleges is crucial when they are front-runners, as colleges...

School vouchers ignore the existing issues of public education

School vouchers ignore the existing issues of public education

Nina Heller, Staff Writer

April 30, 2018

In the U.S., every child has the right to a public education. Tuition isn’t paid in order to attend public schools, but schools are funded by taxpayers. What else is funded by taxpayers? Diverting public funding away from public schools in order to send lower-income students to private sch...

The student news site of Carlmont High School in Belmont, California.
Opinion