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Sexuality or gender is not an insult, so don’t make it one

Sexuality or gender is not an insult, so don’t make it one

Megan Tao, Highlander Editor/Columnist

May 18, 2015


Filed under Opinion, Stabs at Society, Top News

"That's so gay." I hear those three words and I can't help but cringe. Those three words are, unfortunately, commonly used by one person to insult another. Those three words are an insult because they are meant to indicate that if you're gay then you are somehow less than a man. According...

Don’t judge my guilty pleasures

Don’t judge my guilty pleasures

Jessica Adair, Staff Writer

February 6, 2015


Filed under Opinion, The Way It Is

"What's my guilty pleasure? The thing is, I never feel guilty about pleasures," said Tom Hiddleston. Everyone is secretly obsessed with something they are too ashamed to admit. For some people it might be gossip magazines or Justin Bieber, and for others it may be the Twilight Saga or Trivia Crack....

Don’t let senioritis ruin you

Don’t let senioritis ruin you

Jessica Adair, Staff Writer

January 10, 2015


Filed under Opinion, The Way It Is

You know that you're a second-semester senior when you've already given up on the third day back to school. Yes, my name is Jessica Adair and I have senioritis. According to the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC), symptoms include: laziness, an over-excessive wearing of...

Gwen Stefani is back with ‘Baby Don’t Lie’

Gwen Stefani is back with ‘Baby Don’t Lie’

Kiera Pendleton-White, Staff Writer

December 11, 2014


Filed under A&E, Top News

Stefani's new single "Baby Don't Lie" brings her back onto the music scene as a solo artist. In the beginning of her music career, Stefani started out as the lead singer and co-founder for the rock band “No Doubt.” But during the band’s first hiatus period from 2004 to 2008, Stefani embarked...

Don’t take away our voice

Don’t take away our voice

Jessica Adair, Staff Writer

December 5, 2014


Filed under Opinion, The Way It Is

"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press," reads the First Amendment. Five St. Louis Rams players walked out of their tunnel with both hands in the air, demonstrating the "don't...

Don’t grow up too fast

Don’t grow up too fast

Jessica Adair, Staff Writer

September 25, 2014


Filed under Opinion, The Way It Is

For as long as I can remember, my parents have always said, "Don't grow up too fast." They both cried on my first day of kindergarten, begged me not to wear make up, and wouldn't let me watch any kind of reality television show because they thought it would corrupt my soul. As I got older, they held...

Don’t tap the white tile

Don’t tap the white tile

Kimiko Okumura, Staff Write

May 1, 2014


Filed under A&E

A new app, Don’t Tap the White Tile, has climbed to the number one spot in top charts for Android and iOS. As the name states, the objective is to tap the black tiles as quickly as possible without tapping the white tiles or missing a black tile. Similar to many addicting apps, it does not require...

Caution: don’t slip

Caution: don’t slip

December 12, 2013


Filed under Campus

As Carlmont students truly welcomed winter this December they were greeted with low temperatures. When one mentions California, most people think about sun-kissed tans, sandy beaches, and tall palm trees. However, this is not the case for local Californians this winter. For the past week, there has...

How to Survive High School Day 16: Don’t be afraid to let go of old friends

How to Survive High School Day 16: Don’t be afraid to let go of old friends

Isabella Paragas, Staff Writer

September 17, 2013


Filed under How to Survive High School

Remember that one friend you met in sixth grade during math class, with that horrible teacher who was definitely out to fail you, and instantly became best friends? Or that other friend who you have known since elementary school when you were desk buddies and were the reigning champions of kickball?  And...

How to Survive High School Day Five: Don’t choose your activities only based on your friends

How to Survive High School Day Five: Don’t choose your activities only based on your friends

Arianna Bayangos, News & Opinion Editor

August 29, 2013


Filed under How to Survive High School

At Carlmont, there are many options for extracurricular activities such as clubs centering around a particular interest and different sports. As you choose your activities to join during your time at Carlmont, don't base your choices only off of your friends. As freshmen, many people tend to choose...

How to Survive High School Day One: Don’t sweat it

August 25, 2013


Filed under How to Survive High School

I remember my first day of freshman year vividly. My first class was World Studies and if I were to mash all my feelings into one thought, I was terrified. My hands were shaking and I was going through my list of materials repetitively, wondering if I had forgotten anything. My thoughts consisted...

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