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District implements new system to monitor online student activity

District implements new system to monitor online student activity

Brianna Cheng, Staff Writer

November 6, 2018


Filed under Campus

Technology has become increasingly more significant in student lives over the past decade or so. As a result, Carlmont provides Chromebooks as well as Wi-Fi to students on campus. In order to ensure that students are using these resources safely and appropriately, Carlmont has implemented a new mon...

Online petitions: success or scam?

Online petitions: success or scam?

Hannah Young, Staff Writer

November 12, 2014


Filed under News

The First Amendment gives US citizens the right to petition without fear of prosecution, but how effective are these petitions? Websites like change.org allow citizens to virtually give their signature on any online petition. Change.org sends an email to the authoritative figure involved, notifying...

Google fights online piracy

Google fights online piracy

Lauren Tierney, Staff Writer

October 20, 2014


Filed under News, Top News

Google announced changes to its search engine in order to fight online piracy. The music industry's longtime frustration with illegal sites continuously appearing in Google search results is to be addressed with the changes to Google’s search engine. Senior Joe Rodriguez said, “It is not fair...

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...

The future of online shopping

February 27, 2013


Filed under As seen in print

Our society wants instant gratification. We want to be able to get on the Internet and purchase exactly what we want, when we want, and for the price we want. This has made online shopping one of the fastest growing businesses in the world, as shown by the overnight success of Groupon, a site that...

The dangers of online shopping: what could go wrong?

Dominic Gialdini, Highlander Entertainment Editor

February 27, 2013


Filed under As seen in print

In this modern age of technology, online shopping is easy to do and allows people to purchase items from the comfort of their own homes. However, there are some downsides that the general public should first be made aware of before deciding to buy items via the Internet. First and foremost are the...

Online media may kill DVDs

December 5, 2012


Filed under As seen in print

As online media services like Netflix become more popular, entertainment is at the fingertips of students at all times.Students spend more time engaged in media, which raises the question as to whether this harms their academic performance. Chandler Kowtko, a junior at Carlmont said, “I use Netflix...

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