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Numbed by the Media

Ayesha Abbasi, Social Media Editor

December 3, 2013


Filed under Opinion, Original Opinions

There’s a feeling of numbness when it comes to watching people across the globe dying on television. It’s too simple to just flip the channel and carry on with the day as if nothing has happened, as if those people weren’t really dying. The only reason these horrid detachments are possible is becau...

The power of a can

December 2, 2013


Filed under Opinion, Politically Correct

I live in an upper-middle class suburb in a nice, comfortable house. I always have food on the table. I always get to see my family. I always have the money to afford most of what I want. I live a pretty nice life. I have been blessed with a stable household that can afford to help me achieve whatever g...

A new perspective on politics

A new perspective on politics

November 11, 2013


Filed under Opinion, Politically Correct

Over the summer, I worked on a Cameron Johnson’s San Carlos City Council campaign and I discovered that the only obstacle blocking us from changing the world is us. It all started in March when Cameron Johnson, a San Carlos city council candidate, announced his candidacy over Facebook. I saw t...

Halloween: Immaturity covered with a mask

Halloween: Immaturity covered with a mask

Ayesha Abbasi, Social Media Editor

October 31, 2013


Filed under Opinion, Original Opinions

The stereotypes that run along with Halloween are beyond racist. Just recently a new costume trend has come out mocking the very sensitive case of Treyvon Martin. The controversial incident involving Treyvon Martin and George Zimmerman is not something to make light of. It is obvious that people...

Say no to PDA at school

Say no to PDA at school

Ayesha Abbasi, Social Media Editor

October 29, 2013


Filed under Opinion, Original Opinions

Attempting to push away that frustratingly involved lip-locked couple off a locker and keeping them away long enough to get the books needed and get to class can be frustrating. In the midst of hormones, emotions, and trying to find love, teenagers are the number one culprits when it comes to publicl...

School spirit for what?

School spirit for what?

October 28, 2013


Filed under Opinion, Original Opinions

What purpose does dressing up as a hip-hop artist or a cowboy achieve? Distracting people from classes? Creating some what of a havoc around school? Drawing unnecessary stereotypes and attention? Raising spirit in a school is not going to translates into the real world as nationalism. Attempt doin...

Editorial: The case for high school journalism

Editorial: The case for high school journalism

Scot Scoop

October 17, 2013


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Journalism education is facing a storm of peril. The court's ruling in Hazelwood School District v. Kuhlmeier, which concerned high school newspapers, has had far-reaching consequences over the past two decades. Not only has it changed the way journalism is taught at high schools, it has made it more ...

Politically Correct: A genuinely Republican shutdown

Politically Correct: A genuinely Republican shutdown

October 7, 2013


Filed under Opinion, Politically Correct

A neighbor comes over and asks, “Can I burn down your house?” Obviously, the answer is no. He then asks, “Just the second story, the first story will be fine.” Of course, again the answer is no. He then complains, “But, you aren’t negotiating!” That essentially is the Republican Party’s negotiation ...

Editorial: Keep the guns outside of the classrooms

Editorial: Keep the guns outside of the classrooms

September 25, 2013


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

After the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School, The National Rifle Association (NRA) decided that the way to prevent another such tragedy was to place more guns in schools. We agree that all school districts, including the Sequoia Union High School District, should take pragmatic steps to ensure...

How to Survive High School Day 22: Find your passion and stick with it

How to Survive High School Day 22: Find your passion and stick with it

Sabrina Leung, Editorial Director

September 25, 2013


Filed under How to Survive High School, Opinion

I remember entering Carlmont with my schedule all planned out. I would take the most advanced classes my freshman and sophomore year, then take six Advanced Placement (AP) classes as a junior and a senior. Crazy right? There’s a lot of pressure being a high school student, especially if you take...

Editorial: Keep the guns outside of the classrooms

September 25, 2013


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

After the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School, The National Rifle Association (NRA) decided that the way to prevent another such tragedy was to place more guns in schools. We agree that all school districts, including  the Sequoia Union High School District, should take pragmatic steps to ensure teachers, st...

How to Survive High School Day 21: Step out of your sibling’s shadow

How to Survive High School Day 21: Step out of your sibling’s shadow

Claudia Leist, Staff Writer

September 24, 2013


Filed under How to Survive High School, Opinion

Many students face the difficulty of being compared to their sibling or siblings, especially if they attend or have previously attended the same high school. Knowing from experience, it is many people's automatic reaction to make a connection between you and your sibling when they find out you are related....

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