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Popular culture normalizes political incorrectness for teenagers

Popular culture normalizes political incorrectness for teenagers

Alison Kim, Staff Writer

February 6, 2019


Filed under Features, Top News

“That’s so gay.” You are walking down the school hallway on a typical day. You pass through a group of kids clustered around a locker and hear various racial slurs. You turn the corner and hear more offensive language that is always justified as being “just a joke.” This type of language ...

Drug use seeps into high school culture

Drug use seeps into high school culture

Leela Stuepfert, Staff Wrtiter

February 5, 2019


Filed under Features, Top News

Millions of thoughts parade across your conscience. Your heart begins to pound. The slim black device sits on top of your homework. You hear it echoing your name. You reach for your addiction. As you inhale your escape, a cloud of stress exits your mouth. Substance abuse has unraveled into an epidem...

Teenagers need understanding, not fixing

Teenagers need understanding, not fixing

Maddy Ting, Staff Writer

January 31, 2019


Filed under Features, Top News

"I hate you!" Her words echo down the hallway, followed by the slam of a bedroom door and the distinctive click of a lock. Her parents are left gaping at the barrier between them and their teen child, wondering, “Where did we go wrong?” Does this sound familiar? This is how the media ...

Why I (probably) shouldn’t be able to vote

Why I (probably) shouldn’t be able to vote

Joseph Gomez, Segment Producer

March 24, 2018


Filed under ScotCenter, ScotCenter: Features

Joseph Gomez describes his problems with the concept of lowering the voting age.

Great America terrorized by a mob of teenagers

Great America terrorized by a mob of teenagers

Rachel Borshchenko, Staff Writer

November 1, 2017


Filed under News, Top News

Many Bay Area residents’ nights came to a shocking end when mobs of thieves went on a rampage at Great America’s Haunt. Exact numbers are unknown, but police believe that 15-20 boys were involved in alleged robberies, assaults, and thefts. Two people had to be hospitalized, one for being tas...

Teenagers: It’s time to act your age

Teenagers: It’s time to act your age

Jessica Adair, Staff Writer

November 2, 2014


Filed under Opinion, The Way It Is

Say goodbye to the days when your teachers held your hand and gave you a homework pass when you had a rough night, because it's time to grow up. For many of us, this will be our last year in high school, and then it's off to the real world where there is nobody reminding us to do our laundry or to...

Teenagers are surrounded by opportunities daily

Teenagers are surrounded by opportunities daily

Sarah Boro, Editor

February 18, 2014


Filed under Volunteering

The Belmont-San Carlos area is desperate for help from students, especially those whose goal is to better the community and help those around them. Students start high school and immediately begin thinking about college and their futures.  Along with doing well in school and aiming for excellent grad...

Newspapers are becoming increasingly irrelevant to teenagers: Why some students don’t read “The Highlander”

Newspapers are becoming increasingly irrelevant to teenagers: Why some students don’t read “The Highlander”

Angela Perez de Tagle, Staff Writer

December 2, 2013


Filed under Campus Thoughts

Read this. Are you still reading? Is this even relevant to you? Let’s be honest. Teenagers just don’t care, and it’s astonishing for students to bother reading beyond the news headline. Though newspapers have been an abiding tradition dating back to the early 18th century, the fact...

Former NFL star reached out to house-crashing teenagers

Former NFL star reached out to house-crashing teenagers

Aria Frangos, Staff Writer

September 23, 2013


Filed under News

On Labor Day weekend, ex-NFL player Brian Holloway was shocked to find that 300 Stephenstown, N.Y. teenagers had held a destructive party in his house while he was away. Instead of pressing charges, his first action was to reach out to the partygoers via social media. Holloway was in Florida when his son n...

Struggling with cancer: Carlmont teenagers go through life-changing experiences

Struggling with cancer: Carlmont teenagers go through life-changing experiences

April 18, 2012


Filed under As seen in print

Since 3000 B.C. when the first case of cancer was reported, cancer has evolved significantly and a cure still remains a medical mystery. What most teenagers at Carlmont don’t know is that some of their own have lost family members to cancer, while a few of them have been diagnosed with cancer themselves,...

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