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Student grievances challenge Carlmont’s online policies

Student grievances challenge Carlmont’s online policies

Annika Barsy, Staff Writer

May 24, 2019

It isn't uncommon for students using a school-issued device or the campus wifi to find many of their online sources blocked by the Sequoia Union High School District. There have been reports of "excessive" blocking of websites on school Chromebooks that in some cases hinder the user's ability to do...

Online art theft goes unregulated on Instagram

Online art theft goes unregulated on Instagram

CJ Ward

April 9, 2019

Imagine you just got home from a long day of school. You drop your backpack, lazily take off your shoes, and throw yourself onto your bed. You reach for your phone to see how your latest post is doing. It’s a drawing that took you countless hours and an unreal amount of effort to complete. But as y...

Social media gives new opportunities to aspiring artists

Social media gives new opportunities to aspiring artists

Annika Barsy, Staff Writer

February 14, 2019

Social media has increased its popularity with teens and is now being used to broadcast their artistic talents. According to a 2018 study by the Pew Research Center, 95 percent of teens (13-17 years old) have access to or own a smartphone. With such a large percentage of teens having access to smartphones, it i...

Going holiday shopping in-store versus online

Going holiday shopping in-store versus online

Mariela Ramirez, Staff Writer

December 2, 2018

As the holiday season approaches, Americans scramble for efficient ways of getting gifts for friends and family.   There are many options for getting presents for loved ones, whether it’s shopping online or in-store. According to Forbes, 82 percent of shoppers expect to buy holiday gifts online, whi...

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

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

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

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

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

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 Editor

February 27, 2013

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

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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