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Carlmont’s Got Talent Finale

Kat Savin, ScotCenter Video Editor

May 24, 2013

Carlmont’s Got Talent Round 1, Second Day

Kat Savin, ScotCenter Video Editor

May 13, 2013

Dumb: lacking the power of speech

May 3, 2013

“Dumb,” according to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, means “lacking the human power of speech.” This word is used so commonly in the English language it has lost that meaning and has turned into a colloquial term that is spoken freely in the regular conversation. In ordinary spoken English, a sentence such as “he is dumb” will be interpreted to mean “he is stupid” rather than...

Retarded: hurtful or harmless?

May 3, 2013

“I did the stupidest thing today, I’m such a retard.” Similar phrases can be heard echoed throughout the halls of Carlmont. Nowadays calling something retarded is synonymous with being unintelligent or stupid. But what does the word “retard” really mean, and how did it adopt such a negative connotation? According to Merriam-Webster, the word retard means “a holding back or slowing...

Faggot: a bundle of sticks or slur?

May 3, 2013

Imagine the most insulting thing you’ve ever been called. Whether it was stupid, ugly, fat, retarded, or anything else. Imagine being called that every day because of who you are. Not something you can change. Imagine being called that word, and that’s not who you are, just what others perceive you to be. Faggot is what millions of people call others every day. Faggot is a word that can cause...

Chipotle fundraiser

Chipotle fundraiser

April 8, 2013

Is high school an accepting place?

April 2, 2013

You come to school on the first day as the new kid with no friends. As you look around, you see different groups of people. Many questions race through your mind as you walk down the crowded hallway of her high school: Will I fit in here? Will I be accepted for who I truly am? High school is the time in most people’s lives when they are discovering their passions and interests. People form opinions,...

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