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Competition culture creates unnecessary stress for students

Competition culture creates unnecessary stress for students

Alison Kim, Staff Writer

May 21, 2019


Filed under Campus

Get good grades, get into a good college, get a good job. This is what many students hear on a daily basis. As finals week approaches, many students are reminded of the pressures to excel academically. “I think school stress is natural for everyone and tends to increase during finals because of...

Private and public colleges appeal to students in different ways

Private and public colleges appeal to students in different ways

Alyssa Huang, Staff Writer

May 19, 2019


Filed under News

Just as the purpose of buying clothing is to have something to wear, the main purpose of attending college is to receive higher education in a school that can cater to one's needs. However, there's more to every choice than to fulfill its main purpose. Clothing can also be used to make a statemen...

Senioritis strikes again

Senioritis strikes again

Auva Soheili, Staff Writer

May 15, 2019


Filed under Campus

Senioritis whips through the school hallways and crawls under classroom doors, infecting students and impacting their performance in school. In other words, with summer around the corner, student motivation has begun to melt away. Although the condition's name implies that only seniors are affected,...

Opinion: Moving on is hard

Opinion: Moving on is hard

Julia Rhodie, Staff Writer

April 12, 2019


Filed under Opinion

With graduation just around the corner, the thought of moving on from high school becomes a reality. Students are dispersing throughout the country to study their passion, immersing themselves in new cultures and environments. But they all have one thing in common: the homes that they will co...

Editorial: Waitlists bring more false hope than admission

Editorial: Waitlists bring more false hope than admission

Editorial Staff, Site Editors

April 5, 2019


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

We seniors have waited for months in anticipation of April 1. Before that, we were writing about our life stories and passions. Even before that, we were working as hard as we possibly could to set ourselves up for the best college outcomes. We worked for months, even years. In a way, we were waitin...

California College of the Arts hosts 2019 Holi Festival

California College of the Arts hosts 2019 Holi Festival

Bella Reeves, Staff Writer

March 20, 2019


Filed under ScotCenter

On March 16, California College of the Arts held the 2019 Holi Festival. All funds made from the event were given to the ASHA nonprofit organization to support education in India. ...

Aspiring performing arts majors audition in pursuit of their dreams

Aspiring performing arts majors audition in pursuit of their dreams

Nicole Yeo, Staff Writer

February 7, 2019


Filed under Campus

In elementary school, kids say they want to be astronauts, acrobats, or firefighters. In middle school, kids say they want to be teachers, bakers, or police officers. In high school, many kids have no clue what they want to do for the rest of their life. That’s not the case for Terby Diesh. Diesh,...

DECA members exceed expectations at regional competition

DECA members exceed expectations at regional competition

Alison Kim, Staff Writer

January 21, 2019


Filed under Campus

Many high school students lack critical skills needed for college and the real world such as management, organization, communication, and presentation skills, and in an increasingly competitive world, it can be helpful to develop these skills early. This is exactly what DECA offers.  DECA is an in...

Passions ignored while choosing a college major

Passions ignored while choosing a college major

Ava Richards, Staff Writer

January 18, 2019


Filed under Features, Top News

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...

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


Filed under Opinion, Top News

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...

Early action and early decision applications create new opportunities

Early action and early decision applications create new opportunities

Nicole Yeo, Staff Writer

November 5, 2018


Filed under Campus

High school seniors are scrambling to finish early action and early decision applications for college. Many early action and early decision college applications were due on Nov. 1. “Sometimes colleges say you have to apply early action [if you’re applying for scholarships],” Carlmont’s College and...

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


Filed under Editorials, Opinion, SS Staff

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...

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