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Social Justice Sewing Academy pieces together the future

Social Justice Sewing Academy pieces together the future

Nisha Marino, Staff Writer

March 26, 2018


Filed under News

People are angry. People are demanding social and political change. The Social Justice Sewing Academy (SJSA) provides a platform for people to express their emotions through art. According to its website, “By using textile art as a vehicle for personal transformation and community cohesion, SJSA...

Poster contest raises awareness for social justice

Poster contest raises awareness for social justice

Justin Som, Staff Writer

February 25, 2018


Filed under News

Across San Mateo County libraries, students in 5th to 12th grade competed in the Teen Social Justice Poster Contest to show their support for equality for all different types of people. With #openforall as their slogan, these youths pushed themselves to create the most creative and eye-catching post...

Kalief Browder’s story shows holes within the justice system

Kalief Browder’s story shows holes within the justice system

Maya Benjamin, Staff Writer

February 11, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Located on a 400-acre island in the East River of New York, Rikers Island is considered one of the most notorious prisons in America. According to an article by the New York Times, 85 percent of inmates housed at Rikers Island have yet to be convicted of a crime. Kalief Browder was one of them. On May 15, 2010, Browder ...

History teacher awarded for social justice work

History teacher awarded for social justice work

Connor Lin, Staff Writer

January 21, 2017


Filed under Campus, Top News

On Jan. 16, Carlmont history teacher Karen Ramroth was given the Dorothy Boyajian Honored Teacher Award. This award recognizes teachers in the community who reflect the ideals of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and teach students about justice and diversity. Ramroth said, “This award was named after Dor...

Protesters demand justice for police officer

Protesters demand justice for police officer

Celine Yang, Staff Writer

March 7, 2016


Filed under News, Top News

“Justice for all! Justice for all!” This chant resonated in the streets of San Francisco, as thousands of protesters turned up to support police officer Peter Liang, who had been convicted of second-degree manslaughter for the fatal shooting of an unarmed African-American man Akai Gurley. Many ...

Justice is not so black and white

Justice is not so black and white

Becca Garner, Staff Writer

March 4, 2015


Filed under News, Top News

The United States of America has a bloody history of racial prejudice and abuse. In the past 50 years since the Civil Rights Act was signed into law, great progress has been achieved. However, racial tensions have never evaporated entirely from our blood stained soil, and they have increased with...

Sweet justice in the chocolate industry

Sweet justice in the chocolate industry

Sarah Schisla, Scot Scoop Editor

September 16, 2014


Filed under News, Top News

For almost two decades, major chocolate companies have maintained a lower price level by sourcing their cocoa from plantations that use slave labor. Now, something is finally being done about it — three victims of child slavery will be allowed to take these companies to court. According to ...

#BringBackOurGirls seeks justice through social media

#BringBackOurGirls seeks justice through social media

Dana Benelli, Staff Writer

May 12, 2014


Filed under Top News

When 276 girls in Nigeria were abducted from their school and international news remained silent, protesters employed an innovative weapon: the power of social media.

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