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The struggles of living impoverished within the Bay Area

The struggles of living impoverished within the Bay Area

February 12, 2019

The Bay Area is one of the most diverse places in the entire world to live. It includes Silicon Valley and San Francisco, centers of technological innovation in the US, as well a...

Despite loss of sight, high schooler envisions and achieves

Despite loss of sight, high schooler envisions and achieves

February 11, 2019

Rio Popper has no eyes. When she was six months old, she was diagnosed with retinoblastoma, a very rare cancer that occurs in the retina of the eye. She is now one of the 20,...

Scot Scoop Explains: Impeachment

Scot Scoop Explains: Impeachment

February 8, 2019

Welcome to Scot Scoop Explains! Scot Scoop Explains is born out of the drive to inform the general public about the who, what, when, where, why, and how of political topics...

Popular culture normalizes political incorrectness for teenagers

Popular culture normalizes political incorrectness for teenagers

February 6, 2019

“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 t...

The U.S. is divided on immigration

The U.S. is divided on immigration

February 5, 2019

The U.S. is known as the “land of the opportunity,” but that isn’t the case for everyone. “Immigrants deserve equal opportunity in America, especially if they are escaping poverty or injustice. Being born with different circumstances shouldn’t limit them in our society,” said Tej Tummala, a sophomore at Carlmont High School. Many immigrants who enter the United States come in hope of a better life. Some are running away from corrupt governments and are in search of amnesty, while others turn to a better future for their children. Ismael Betancourt came to the U.S. when he was ten years old and later became an American citizen. His family came to America with a dream: to make a better life for themselves filled with opportunity and success. Betancourt now works as a librarian at the Belmont Public Library living the “American Dream” that others wish to experience. “Ismael is a dedicated and lovable librarian. He can be strict sometimes, which has earned him a bit of a reputation. But he’s absolutely necessary for the operation of the library and deserves respect for his endless hard work,” said Aaron Lee, a sophomore. According to a poll conducted by Gallup Inc., although 41 percent of American citizens favor ...

Immigrants struggle in the current political climate

Immigrants struggle in the current political climate

February 5, 2019

Pandemonium weaved through the crowds that, moments before, had been peacefully making their way to the border. Children still in diapers struggled to keep up with the rush. Mo...

Drug use seeps into high school culture

Drug use seeps into high school culture

February 5, 2019

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 fo...

Neglectful teaching threatens the success of youth

Neglectful teaching threatens the success of youth

February 2, 2019

For a student to be genuinely passionate about a subject in school is a rare and beautiful thing which is often impacted by teachers.  Getting a teacher that can connect well with...

Teenagers need understanding, not fixing

Teenagers need understanding, not fixing

January 31, 2019

"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 thei...

Model-minority stereotype impacts the lives of Asian-American students

Model-minority stereotype impacts the lives of Asian-American students

January 30, 2019

“All Asians are smart." This statement is a well-known assumption that is found to be the center of many stereotypical jokes. However, what seems like a light-hearted jest...

Living with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

Living with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

January 30, 2019

We’ve all had one of those days. You roll out of bed and head to school. Suddenly, you realize that you completely forgot to finish your math homework. You scramble to co...

An immigrant’s journey to independent success

An immigrant’s journey to independent success

January 30, 2019

A block away from one of the most expensive zip codes in California and stationed across from a car dealership that sells million dollar supercars, a discreet workshop sits unrecognizable t...

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