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Going with your gut

Going with your gut

May 30, 2019

For reasons I’ve never fully understood nor disclosed for fear of crucifixion in the sphere of county Democratic party politics, I sort of can’t stand Gavin Newsom. That mig...

The sibling perspective on autism

Sabrina Leung, Editorial Director

May 13, 2014

One parent whispers, “That retarded child needs to shut up.” Every audience member in the music auditorium during my orchestra concert glared towards the young boy who wouldn’t stop clapping and making high pitched noises. By the end of the concert, everybody knew that the boy who banged his head when the music got too loud, or cheerfully shouted during the middle of a song when he got excite...

Affirmative Action bill SCA5 turned down for the year

Sabrina Leung, Editorial Director

April 13, 2014

A legislative push to permit California’s public universities to once again consider race and ethnicity in admissions appears to be on life support after an intense backlash from the  Asian-American community, who fear it will make it harder for their children to get into good schools. The California Senate Constitutional Amendment No. 5 (SCA-5) was introduced by California State Senator Edward Hern...

Athlete of the Month: Rachel Bellin

Claudia Leist, Highlander Editor

June 3, 2013

From water polo to track, senior Rachel Bellin has managed to be successful while having fun throughout her high school career. She has played water polo and participated in track and field all four years at Carlmont, being the only girl hurdler for two years on the varsity track team. “I started track because my brothers are involved with it, so it is sort of a family thing,” she said. Bellin...

Athlete of the Month: Ryan Hogan

June 3, 2013

The Carlmont varsity baseball team incredible season. Much of this success can be accredited to newcomer and star pitcher Ryan Hogan. Hogan started playing baseball at the young age of four and was immediately recognized for his natural talent. He went on to become one of the top pitchers in little league. However, once he entered into the more competitive world of high school baseball, he realized...

P.E. teacher David Low steps down as the varsity mens basketball coach

June 3, 2013

  At the beginning of every high school sports season, players must reevaluate themselves and their team due to the departed seniors. For Carlmont’s mens varsity basketball, they must cope with losing both seniors and their commander-in-chief. After 12 years, current Carlmont P.E. teacher David Low has decided to relinquish his position to current Athletic Director and P.E. teacher Patrick...

Dumb: lacking the power of speech

May 3, 2013

“Dumb,” according to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, means “lacking the human power of speech.” This word is used so commonly in the English language it has lost that meaning and has turned into a colloquial term that is spoken freely in the regular conversation. In ordinary spoken English, a sentence such as “he is dumb” will be interpreted to mean “he is stupid” rather than...

Retarded: hurtful or harmless?

May 3, 2013

“I did the stupidest thing today, I’m such a retard.” Similar phrases can be heard echoed throughout the halls of Carlmont. Nowadays calling something retarded is synonymous with being unintelligent or stupid. But what does the word “retard” really mean, and how did it adopt such a negative connotation? According to Merriam-Webster, the word retard means “a holding back or slowing...

A once forbidden language has become a part of our society

Reg Chatman Jr., Staff Writer and ScotCenter Editor

May 3, 2013

Swearing, which at one point was a forbidden thing, has become a common part of peoples lives.  Why has it become such a common occurrence for people to swear? In a poll of 133 Carlmont students, 111 people responded yes to a question asking if they partake in swearing. “People are starting to care less in front of others. They say whatever is on their mind... because they don’t feel it affects...

Faggot: a bundle of sticks or slur?

May 3, 2013

Imagine the most insulting thing you’ve ever been called. Whether it was stupid, ugly, fat, retarded, or anything else. Imagine being called that every day because of who you are. Not something you can change. Imagine being called that word, and that’s not who you are, just what others perceive you to be. Faggot is what millions of people call others every day. Faggot is a word that can cause...

Gleaton takes over the reins as Carlmont’s new principal

Claudia Leist, Highlander Editor

May 2, 2013

It is out with the old and in with the new as Carlmont formally introduces its new principal, Lisa Gleaton. Gleaton, who transferred from Sequoia High School where she was the Instructional Vice Principal, will replace Dr. Zamora as he moves on to become the Director of Classified Personnel in the Fremont Unified School District. Gleaton began teaching at Carlmont in 1994 and has now returned...

Social media smackdown: is Vine going to take over Instagram?

Tara Ebrahimpour, Staff Writer

May 2, 2013

There are many popular apps in the social networking world, two of the most popular being Instagram and Vine. Since its launch in 2010, Instagram hasn’t failed to impress users. Instagram was created by Stanford graduates Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger in October 2010. “It's a way of taking fun, artsy pictures that your friends can look at,” said sophomore Angelina Castillo. As of January 2013...

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