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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....

How to Survive High School Day 20: Be yourself

How to Survive High School Day 20: Be yourself

September 23, 2013


Filed under How to Survive High School

Throughout all of high school, but especially for underclassmen, it is important to be yourself. Even though there may be peer pressure to fit into the social norm, being yourself is crucial to finding friends and having a successful time at high school. With over 500 kids in each graduating class,...

How to Survive High School Day 19: Learn to balance sports and school

How to Survive High School Day 19: Learn to balance sports and school

Ashley Kawakami, Features Editor

September 19, 2013


Filed under How to Survive High School

Student athletes really are a need breed of students. Somehow student athletes go to school, practice, and do homework all in one day. As a freshman I tried to do it all: competitive club soccer, JV track, JV soccer, school, and whatever else life had decided to throw on me. I ended up trying to...

How to Survive High School Day 18: Navigating the Hallways

How to Survive High School Day 18: Navigating the Hallways

September 19, 2013


Filed under How to Survive High School

Getting to class on time can be tricky, especially if your classes are on opposite sides of the school. The key to sitting on your seat before the 1 minute bell rings is knowing which hallways are always crowded and which are less traveled. C-hall is hands down the most crowded hallway. Not only is...

How to Survive High School Day 17: Tryout for a team at Carlmont

How to Survive High School Day 17: Tryout for a team at Carlmont

September 19, 2013


Filed under How to Survive High School

I’m not going to lie I was really, really scared that I was going to get cut from the sport I had played all my life. But that didn't stop me from trying out and putting forth my best effort to make the team. Representing Carlmont in a sport is one of the most fulfilling experiences I’ve been thro...

How to Survive High School Day 16: Don’t be afraid to let go of old friends

How to Survive High School Day 16: Don’t be afraid to let go of old friends

Isabella Paragas, Staff Writer

September 17, 2013


Filed under How to Survive High School

Remember that one friend you met in sixth grade during math class, with that horrible teacher who was definitely out to fail you, and instantly became best friends? Or that other friend who you have known since elementary school when you were desk buddies and were the reigning champions of kickball?  And...

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