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Cuffing season 2019

Cuffing season 2019

Talia Fine, Scot Scoop Editor

January 20, 2019

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Scots get blowout win in first home quad of season

Scots get blowout win in first home quad of season

Miles Ozorio, Scot Scoop Editor

January 20, 2019

In their first home quad game of the season, the Scots maintained their near-perfect record, showing many students and fans just how good they really are. The boys varsity basketball team defeated rival Sequoia 50-37 in impressive fashion, highlighting the quadruple-header on Friday, Jan. 18. Playing against ...

Added sugar is not so sweet

Added sugar is not so sweet

Talia Schreiber, Staff Writer

January 19, 2019

The school bell rings. Ella Reyes, a junior, walks down the street to Ya-Ua, a popular hangout spot near Carlmont. She stands in the 20-minute line to order the Taiwanese drink commonly called boba tea. It takes her less than 10 minutes to down her 16-ounce drink, full of sugar, condensed milk, and t...

Suicide and selfies are closer together than you think

Suicide and selfies are closer together than you think

Mikayla Nguyen, Staff Writer

January 19, 2019

Another flaw, another tear, another scar. Many people have social media, and they spend a lot of their time looking at their friends’ posts and creating their own — but studies show this can lower their self-esteem.  Looking for the perfect angle, perfect background, and perfect lighting to display th...

Sleep deprivation can lead to more than just falling asleep in class

Sleep deprivation can lead to more than just falling asleep in class

Natalie Doud, Scot Scoop Editor

January 19, 2019

While students work in their English class, at least one student is found struggling to stay awake. Sitting in the corner with their head down and eyes fluttering, the image of the whiteboard slowly begins to fade. The student is now unable to stop themselves from falling asleep, but a bad grade...

Electric cars: the future of road travel

Electric cars: the future of road travel

Miles Ozorio, Scot Scoop Editor

January 18, 2019

The ignition switches and the engine starts with a roar. A sheet of cold morning mist covers the air, and as you take a breath, steam escapes your mouth. Simultaneously, a dry smoke begins to leak out of the exhaust. Small drops of water drip out of the tailpipe, hitting the ground one by one. The car will take more than a few minutes to warm up, but still, the smoke and ...

Passions ignored while choosing a college major

Passions ignored while choosing a college major

Ava Richards, Segment Producer

January 18, 2019

Only 10 percent of art graduates in 2012 reported that they earned a living primarily based on being an artist, making Paul Shields a rarity. Shields is a Scottish photographer currently working for the University of York. An important project of his has been cataloging the archives kept there, su...

OCD: More Than Just an Acronym

OCD: More Than Just an Acronym

Rachel McCrea, Staff Writer

January 16, 2019

It’s a cloudy Tuesday, and you bring your umbrella to school. It swings from your wrist as you walk through the halls. You make sure to place the ball of your foot on every crack in the tile. You look up to see a girl you know walking towards you, on her way to choir. She smiles at you, and an image...

Trans Discrimination: Then and Now

Trans Discrimination: Then and Now

Zachary Khouri, Scot Scoop Editor

January 15, 2019

Violence Against The Trans Community Thirty-five years old. That's the average life expectancy for a transgender woman of color in America.  Two weeks into 2019 and a trans woman has already been murdered. But she isn't the only one to die in the past year. Karla Patricia Flores-Paven, 26. Choked to death in her own apartment. Vontashia Bell, 18. Took a shot to the head. Arguably one of the worst, Viccky Gutierrez, 33. Stabbed, and then set on fire in her Los Angeles home. Twenty-five known trans people were murdered in 2018, and, with the exception of Flores-Paven and a couple others, their murderers have yet to be caught. As the rest of the world has begun to become more accepting of LGB rights, trans people have been left behind. Despite everything that has changed since the Stonewall Riots in 1969, the transphobia demonstrated by the policemen that night remains the same today. And now, perhaps more than ever, trans rights are under attack. Modern Trans Discrimination At London Pride in July 2018, a group of Trans Exclusionary Radical Feminist (TERF) lesbians headlined London Pride to protest against trans bathroom rights under the belief that they threatened cisgender* women's safety. It was only until after that London Pri...

Opinion: Have you tried turning it off and then on again?

Opinion: Have you tried turning it off and then on again?

Nisha Marino, Highlander Editor-in-Chief

January 14, 2019

We’re nearly halfway through the Trump presidency, and we’ve started the year with no government. To say we had one in 2017 or 2018 would be a stretch, as the Trump administration seemed to hold itself together with contradictory statements and spray tans alone. The odd golf stick gave the governmen...

News Brief: Carlmont student found dead at Central Elementary

News Brief: Carlmont student found dead at Central Elementary

Alena Ruhstaller, Managing Editor

January 9, 2019

Mohammad Othman, a Carlmont senior and varsity football player, was found shot dead in a parking lot at Central Elementary School on the evening of Jan. 7, 2019. The Belmont police arrived at Central Elementary School around 11 p.m. Monday night after receiving a requested welfare check on the Carlmont...

Student athletes need to ask themselves the hard questions with concussions

Student athletes need to ask themselves the hard questions with concussions

Zain Patel, Staff Writer

December 19, 2018

The stage has been set. The shine of the floodlights drapes your surroundings as you and your teammates walk through the field. The smell of grilled burgers and hot dogs hit your face, and you feel all of your troubles fading away. Four years of hard work have come down to this. As the ball soars high...

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