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First comes sadness, then comes regret

First comes sadness, then comes regret

Jordan Hanlon, Highlander Editor-in-Chief

December 7, 2017


Filed under Opinion

When people die you’re supposed to feel sad. But why do we miss people so much more when they’re gone than when they’re here? You’re supposed to mourn and grieve until you’re able to move on. However, sometimes the overbearing feeling that comes with losing a loved one isn’t sadnes...

Biased reporting masks real news

Biased reporting masks real news

Editorial Staff

December 3, 2017


Filed under Opinion

The journalistic writing style is defined to be informative and objective, preaching only facts upon which readers may construct an opinion, so, obviously, good journalism (in non-opinion articles) should be as bi-partisan, as unbiased, and as detailed as possible. However, as news sources struggled...

Teens need to get jobs

Teens need to get jobs

Kathryn Stratz, Staff Writer

November 30, 2017


Filed under Opinion

It's a Friday afternoon, and you're about to leave for the mall with your friends. You turn to your parents for your usual 20 dollars -- but wait, you've just received your paycheck; you've got it covered. Teens today should be able to relate to this. Entering the workforce as a teen is an opportunity...

Christmas comes earlier every year

Christmas comes earlier every year

Editorial Staff

November 27, 2017


Filed under Opinion

After finishing Thanksgiving dinner, some think about the meal and their family. Others, however, are already plotting their Christmas and have made plans to pick up a tree the next day. It used to be that families would get their tree a week or two before Christmas. But now it seems that people cannot...

Kids need to learn that life isn’t fair

Kids need to learn that life isn’t fair

Jordan Hanlon, Highlander Editor-in-Chief

November 14, 2017


Filed under Opinion

"Everyone's a winner." "You did your best." "It's not about winning." "That's unfair." Yes, life isn't fair. We live in a society, especially in the Bay Area, where children believe that everything should be fair and everything should go their way. Should we blame the children? No....

Thanksgiving should hold a greater significance this year above others

Thanksgiving should hold a greater significance this year above others

Kathryn Stratz, Staff Writer

November 9, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Thanksgiving is often overlooked as a pre-Christmas, no-present holiday, especially by the younger generations. This year, recent events have precipitated the need, now more than ever, to focus on unity across America and within households. Between the Oct. 1 Las Vegas shooting, the northern California fires, and the Nov. 5 San Antonio shooti...

The predator is victimized even in 2017

The predator is victimized even in 2017

Jordan Hanlon, Staff Writer

November 6, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Ninety-three. That's how many women have accused famous movie producer Harvey Weinstein of some form of sexual harassment or assault. Poor Weinstein. At least that's the narrative being pushed by the media. Women, especially those showcased in media, are afraid to come out and speak about...

Sex robots encourage objectification of women

Sex robots encourage objectification of women

Editorial Staff

November 1, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Imagine coming home to a woman that will never leave you, never turn you down for sexual desires, and never fight back against dominance. Welcome to the world of female sex robots. The sex industry is often an uncomfortable subject that isn’t widely discussed. Yet, a 2016 Tufts University st...

Powderpuff doesn’t help feminism’s cause

Powderpuff doesn’t help feminism’s cause

Nina Heller, Staff Writer

October 26, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Fall is here, which means pumpkin spice, comfy sweaters, and homecoming. And homecoming means Powderpuff. However, powderpuff is a step backward for women. According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, Powderpuff is defined as a traditionally male activity or event done or played by women. Powd...

Vaccinations are not one-size-fits-all

Vaccinations are not one-size-fits-all

Kathryn Stratz, Staff Writer

October 25, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Vaccines are a norm for today's society. Those who are not vaccinated are often stereotyped as uber-spiritual or hippie-like. This is not always the case. The choice to not vaccinate or partially vaccinate is often seen as a health hazard to others.  But what many people don't realize is that...

Donations help now but volunteering benefits the future

Donations help now but volunteering benefits the future

Samantha Dahlberg, Staff Writer

October 17, 2017


Filed under Opinion

On Oct. 8, several Northern California wildfires destroyed buildings and forced residents in Napa and Sonoma to evacuate their homes. The smoke from the fires even drifted to many areas along the California coast. The burnt smell that came with the smoke from the fires was overwhelming and masks...

Old men ‘Trump’ women in health care decisions

Old men ‘Trump’ women in health care decisions

Jordan Hanlon, Staff Writer

October 17, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Once again females don't have a say in something that only affects them. According to The Washington Post, President Trump's administration and the Department of Health and Human Services have made it more difficult for women to obtain birth control by putting religious labels on it. Trump's administration has altered the rules of the Affordable Care Act, which now allows insure...

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