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Editorial: Think again before course selection

Editorial: Think again before course selection

Alena Ruhstaller, Managing Editor

January 27, 2020

Each individual student has their own interests and areas of strengths and weaknesses, but their goal tends to be similar: to graduate Carlmont with all the credits they need. The outlined requirements seem easy to follow, yet there are countless combinations of classes and ways to meet them due to t...

Opinion: Your World War III memes aren’t funny

Opinion: Your World War III memes aren’t funny

Auva Soheili, Staff Writer

January 25, 2020

It was as if someone had reached into the part of my mind I try to shut out, had uncovered my worst nightmare — my greatest fear — and decided to play it on repeat right before my eyes and turn it into a sick joke for the nation to laugh at. The headlines spammed the internet. Growing up as...

Opinion: Sales tax should be included

Opinion: Sales tax should be included

Jack Hansen, Staff Writer

January 24, 2020

Growing up in the U.S., we are taught that the price we see is not going to be the price we pay. I’ve known that since the first time I tried to buy something with my own money. I took my carefully counted cash, only to find out it wasn’t enough. Sales tax had thwarted my plans, and it continues to do s...

Opinion: The internet needs a chill pill

Opinion: The internet needs a chill pill

Isabella Wesson, Staff Writer

January 23, 2020

I was never good at sports. A ball would come my way, and I’d send it flying in the opposite direction. Our fantastic teamwork and excellence in communication won our middle school team one game out of about 20. Yet my shelves seemed to be flooded with trophies. I found myself throwing them out...

Editorial: Carlmont is not free to go phone-free

Editorial: Carlmont is not free to go phone-free

Editorial Staff, Site Editors

January 19, 2020

"Please take out your cell phones." As the minute bell echoed through the halls of Carlmont High School on the first day back to school, teachers were already asking students to have their devices on-hand. Why? To download two apps deemed necessary to academic success: Campus Student, better known...

Opinion: Feminism has become too extreme

Opinion: Feminism has become too extreme

Lora Simakova, Staff Writer

January 16, 2020

According to Merriam-Webster's dictionary, the official definition of feminism is the advocacy of women’s rights based on the equality of the sexes. Although this definition states that advocates should work towards equality for both men and women, feminism, in today's society, has come to mean asse...

Opinion: We shouldn’t be so down on 2020

Opinion: We shouldn’t be so down on 2020

Elise Hsu, Staff Writer

January 16, 2020

We’re only two weeks into 2020, but a lot has been happening in those two weeks. Between the looming threat of a war between Iran and the U.S. and the fires in Australia, it may be easy to think that the turn of the decade will bring nothing but negative energy. However, we shouldn’t let the first tw...

Opinion: We need to slow down before finals

Opinion: We need to slow down before finals

Nisha Marino, Highlander Editor-in-Chief

December 12, 2019

For six semesters, I've found the first few days of break after finals incredibly difficult. It took me a while to figure out why, but I've finally got it: the way the week is structured makes it hard to relax after it's all over. We're so stressed and busy up until the last day, and then suddenly we've...

Opinion: Conan Gray is an artist to watch

Opinion: Conan Gray is an artist to watch

Anna Feng, Managing Editor

December 10, 2019

From a small town in Texas to playing in stages nationwide, Conan Gray has come a long way. In the past two years, Gray has skyrocketed to stardom. Gray started his music career innocuously, first posting covers on his YouTube channel in 2014. For the next three years, Gray would continue to grow...

Opinion: Sweaters can’t hide body insecurities

Opinion: Sweaters can’t hide body insecurities

Emma Romanowsky, Highlander Editor-in-Chief

December 6, 2019

As the temperature continues to drop, so does body image. The holidays are notoriously associated with massive feasts, over-the-top sales, and the excess of consumption. Christmas time is synonymous with gluttony. Moving from the dinner table to the couch, we hear our one cousin declare with pride,...

Editorial: Equality can’t wait

Editorial: Equality can’t wait

Editorial Staff, Site Editors

December 2, 2019

Whether it comes to the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), the Equality Act, or movements such as Black Lives Matter, minority Americans will not be silenced. It’s been 96 years since the ERA was first proposed by Alice Paul of the National Woman’s Party (NWP). Before she wrote it, members of the NWP had previously ...

Opinion: Don’t force gratitude

Opinion: Don’t force gratitude

Nisha Marino, Highlander Editor-in-Chief

November 28, 2019

Our Thanksgiving gratitude is a lie to our families. We spend Thanksgiving saying we're grateful for the people we're around, such as the family we may only see once a year. Maybe we only remember to be grateful for them this one time. But the gratitude we express isn't genuine; it's forced by the...

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