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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...

Unrealistic expectations make for a heartbreaking reality

Unrealistic expectations make for a heartbreaking reality

Megan Tao, Highlander Editor/Columnist

May 1, 2015


Filed under Opinion, Stabs at Society

A heartfelt but cheesy scene from a Nicholas Sparks movie is posted on social media with the caption "relationship goals." We try too hard to live up to expectations we see in movies and read about in books without realizing that they're fiction. Movies and books try to convey that their main...

Five ingredients that will make you reevaluate your food choices

Five ingredients that will make you reevaluate your food choices

Veronika Dvorkova, Art Director/Columnist

March 9, 2015


Filed under A Dash of Sass, Opinion

Does a beaver's anal gland juice make you think of dessert? Is flame retardant a great way to quench thirst? Although it seems unlikely that those things could possibly be associated with standard food products, they are actually quite common. And they're just the tip of the yucky-ingredient-iceberg....

Finals make or break your grade

Highlander Staff

January 10, 2015


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

After a long semester of hard work, everything comes down to taking a dreaded final. As a standard, most finals are worth somewhere from 10-20 percent of a total grade. A 20 percent final has multiple effects on students, for some it can be a miracle worker, and for others a grade wrecker. The...

Swimming Scots make a splash at PAL finals

Swimming Scots make a splash at PAL finals

Sarah Adams, Staff Writer

May 12, 2014


Filed under Sports

Carlmont varsity and junior varsity swimming made it onto the podium at the 2014 Peninsula Athletic League (PAL) Finals on May 10. The JV Scots went into the finals with hopes of sticking close to fierce competition. Sophomore Chelsea Stewart said, “We are expecting to do well because we’ve...

Common App woes: how online glitches make applying to college a nightmare

Common App woes: how online glitches make applying to college a nightmare

Julia Kranzler, Staff Writer

December 17, 2013


Filed under Student Voices

Technical difficulties arise with the Common App as seniors rush to submit college applications. In an era where college applications are submitted primarily online, most would expect the process to be more user-friendly. To seniors, the Common Application became known as the “Chaos Application” w...

Alternative artists make an unforgettable night of music

Alternative artists make an unforgettable night of music

Marco Sevilla, Staff Writer

December 11, 2013


Filed under A&E, Top News

On Dec. 7, the second night of Live 105's musical event, Not So Silent Night, the crowds were large and the anticipation was huge. With performances from many alternative powerhouses, the concert was surely a night fans could never forget. The event was held at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif. wher...

Clubs Fair: what it takes to make it happen

Clubs Fair: what it takes to make it happen

Julia Kranzler, Staff Writer

October 1, 2013


Filed under Campus

Carlmont's annual Clubs Fair on Oct. 3 plans to recruit perspective club members in an exciting and entertaining way. Clubs Fair, which is held every year in the quad, is a lunchtime event administered by ASB in the hopes of receiving more club involvement. ASB senior Bita Sharvini, described Clubs...

Clean beaches make happy people

Clean beaches make happy people

Mia Hogan, Staff Writer

September 20, 2013


Filed under News

Every third week of Sept. each year, volunteers statewide spend three hours cleaning up beaches, waterways, and lakes. This event is part of the International Coastal Cleanup, organized by the Ocean Conservancy, the largest volunteer event on the planet. Sophomore Jasmine Davidson said, “The once a ye...

Godfather’s will make you an offer you can’t refuse

Godfather’s will make you an offer you can’t refuse

Jessica Adair, Staff Writer/Columnist

January 26, 2013


Filed under A&E

Godfather's Burger Lounge, located on the corner of El Camino and Harbor Boulevard, is a perfect  place to enjoy a juicy hamburger with friends and family. But this is no ordinary burger joint, it is modeled and designed after the 1972 classic movie, "The Godfather." Although the menu features many...

Giants make a run for it all

Giants make a run for it all

September 28, 2012


Filed under Sports

As the 2012 season is starting to wrap up, the San Francisco Giants have placed themselves in a good position for a successful postseason. With a convincing ten game lead over the Dodgers, the Giants have clinched a playoff berth and have proved to be a baseball dynasty, with tied for the fifth best...

Body image: will it make a difference?

September 21, 2012


Filed under As seen in print

“She’s got a fat booty.” These are the words whispered not so quietly by the girl in the front row during a 22 minute video that, ironically, is on body image. Over two thousand Carlmont students spent an hour and a half crammed into the gym to hear Stephanie Armstrong, a member of the Teen...

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