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How to Survive High School Day Six: Satisfy your interest through clubs

How to Survive High School Day Six: Satisfy your interest through clubs

Daniel Wang, Staff Writer

September 2, 2013


Filed under How to Survive High School

Two days before middle school graduation, the robotics team for Carlmont, Woodside, and Sequoia visited Tierra Linda and gave us eighth graders a presentation on why we should join robotics. Although my eighth-grade self was interested in joining after the show, most of my friends weren't interested, so I...

How to Survive High School Day Five: Don’t choose your activities only based on your friends

How to Survive High School Day Five: Don’t choose your activities only based on your friends

Arianna Bayangos, News & Opinion Editor

August 29, 2013


Filed under How to Survive High School

At Carlmont, there are many options for extracurricular activities such as clubs centering around a particular interest and different sports. As you choose your activities to join during your time at Carlmont, don't base your choices only off of your friends. As freshmen, many people tend to choose...

How to Survive High School Day Four: Check out the student store

August 28, 2013


Filed under How to Survive High School

I would not consider myself to be a cafeteria food person. I am not trying to say cafeteria food is bad, or even that it is not good. But I bring my own lunch to school each day, and the only things I want to buy at school are more supplemental, rather than a full meal. That is where the student store...

How to Survive High School Day Three: Talk to teachers

How to Survive High School Day Three: Talk to teachers

Michael Bastaki, Editor

August 27, 2013


Filed under How to Survive High School

No, your teachers don’t bite. And no, those questions won’t answer themselves. In fact, if you want to succeed at high school, it’s crucial that you are able to communicate and interact with your teachers. I can remember staring at a test review for hours, knowing I’m close to the answers...

How to Survive High School Day Two: Never be too sure

How to Survive High School Day Two: Never be too sure

Grace Yi, Staff Writer

August 26, 2013


Filed under How to Survive High School

If you’re thinking that you are studying hard for a test, think again because you aren't. Studying for middle school is different than studying for high school. In middle school the content was “easy” because all you needed to do was to kiss up to the teachers and you would get the grade you w...

How to Survive High School Day One: Don’t sweat it

August 25, 2013


Filed under How to Survive High School

I remember my first day of freshman year vividly. My first class was World Studies and if I were to mash all my feelings into one thought, I was terrified. My hands were shaking and I was going through my list of materials repetitively, wondering if I had forgotten anything. My thoughts consisted...

A filibuster to remember

A filibuster to remember

June 26, 2013


Filed under Opinion, Politically Correct

State Senator Wendy Davis from Texas filibustered one of the most restrictive abortion bills in history for almost 11 hours during a special session of Texas’ Senate last night. Supporters argued that the bill would protect women’s health by banning abortions after the 20th week, forcing doctor...

Society confronts rape culture

Society confronts rape culture

May 1, 2013


Filed under Opinion

Recently, the issue of rape culture has been brought to light, with the beginning of the Audrie Pott trial and the events that occurred in Steubenville. In Steubenville, Ohio, a 16-year old girl was raped by two high school football players after passing out at a party last summer. By using their cell p...

America: the land of the free and home of the disheartened?

America: the land of the free and home of the disheartened?

Shira Stein, Staff Writer

April 18, 2013


Filed under Boston, Opinion

It seems like every day that Americans hear about another crisis in this nation. One week, it was Hurricane Sandy. Another it was Boston. But what most Americans don't realize is that if we wallow in our sadness, nothing will change. These occurrences are terrible, that much is true, but we don't...

Editorial: Why we write controversial articles

February 27, 2013


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

It’s not about shocking people. A newspaper answers the questions that most of society cannot answer themselves. A newspaper looks for the answers, verifies them and presents them so that the community can be informed. The Highlander strives to do this as well. In order to properly inform...

Editorial: overlooked voices

December 5, 2012


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

It is sometimes difficult to differentiate between opinion and reality. Look to the many books that are recommended and required for students to reach in high school and middle school: Anne Frank’s diary, Maus I, Maus II and Night. They all focus on similar points of view on the same subject, the...

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