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Opinion: Stop asking seniors where they are applying to college

Opinion: Stop asking seniors where they are applying to college

Emma Romanowsky, Highlander Editor-in-Chief

September 26, 2019

Every year, an epidemic sweeps America -- and no high school senior is safe. There is no doubt that at some point during a student’s senior year of high school she will be asked one question.  Consider the following scenario: A senior is walking down the street when she sees her grandmother’s ...

Opinion: More women, please

Opinion: More women, please

Nisha Marino, Highlander Editor-in-Chief

September 19, 2019

Women and men are not equal. We may have the same legal rights in America, and even those are on thin ice, but we are not equal. Equality begins with a mindset. Believing in our fundamental equality furthers our ability to get what we deserve: suffrage, jobs, wage equality, you name it. This mindset,...

Opinion: 9/11 is over

Opinion: 9/11 is over

Emma Romanowsky, Highlander Editor-in-Chief

September 11, 2019

Today marks an important day in America’s history. Chances are, I do not need to spell it out for you. Eighteen years ago, the planes struck the twin towers, killing 3,000 people and injuring more. I’m not telling you this to teach you the story, you already know it. I’m telling you this be...

Opinion: Bathroom passes shouldn’t cost a grade

Opinion: Bathroom passes shouldn’t cost a grade

Nisha Marino, Highlander Editor-in-Chief

September 8, 2019

So, you need to pee. How much are you willing to pay? Apparently, "ten points for extra credit" is the best price around. In the past two years, a fair amount of my teachers have said students can leave whenever they need to use the restroom as long as they're respectful and don't abuse the privilege....

Opinion: High school relationships are not what they seem

Opinion: High school relationships are not what they seem

Leela Stuepfert, Staff Writer

September 6, 2019

As teenagers transition into their high school years, they are faced with the overwhelming pressure to date someone based on societal expectations. Books and movies portray a message that romance and high school go hand and hand; however, this does not have to be the reality. These same students who fee...

The Ten Flex Commandments

The Ten Flex Commandments

Emma Romanowsky, Highlander Editor-in-Chief

September 1, 2019

Carlmont this year is piloting a new schedule this semester with one new feature: a flex period.  Flextime is a time to meet with your teachers, work on homework, make up tests, etc. These 30 minutes are there for you. Only, there are some parameters, actually many parameters. So, here I have for...

Going with your gut

Going with your gut

Sam Hosmer, Staff Ranter

May 30, 2019

For reasons I’ve never fully understood nor disclosed for fear of crucifixion in the sphere of county Democratic party politics, I sort of can’t stand Gavin Newsom. That might be understating it. I really do despise him. And I’m saying that as a dyed-in-the-wool capital D Democrat who tends t...

The retirement of Belmont’s city manager, and what comes with it

The retirement of Belmont’s city manager, and what comes with it

Sam Hosmer, Staff Ranter

May 29, 2019

A few thoughts on the resignation of Greg Scoles from Belmont Tuesday night, longtime and widely acclaimed Belmont city manager Greg Scoles attended his last council meeting, capping a 42-year career in public service. Which is a shame, really. It isn’t often that a city manages to achieve such a fr...

Op-Ed: The sadism of televised competitions

Op-Ed: The sadism of televised competitions

Sam Hosmer, Staff Ranter

May 28, 2019

There’s a pretty solid episode of Black Mirror called “Fifteen Million Merits” in which Daniel Kaluuya — Get Out, Black Panther — lives in a future where people ride on exercise bikes to generate power in exchange for currency. Having inherited 15 million credits from his dead brother, he b...

A few thoughts on student journalism

A few thoughts on student journalism

Sam Hosmer, Staff Ranter

May 27, 2019

It’s been a fun year. My time in Carlmont’s journalism program was pretty accidental. I signed up for the class because I had one period free, liked to write, and had friends in the class (who promised me somewhat, uh, broad editorial discretion). Although I’d been involved in local governmen...

Opinion: Warriors make NBA boring

Opinion: Warriors make NBA boring

Miles Ozorio, Scot Scoop Editor

May 24, 2019

With the Golden State Warriors completing their sweep of the Portland Trailblazers on Monday night, the NBA trophy is looking like it going to be coming back to the bay for the fourth time in five years. Exciting, right? Not really. The Warriors are fun to watch, don't get me wrong, and I have been raised since birth to love them as my team. But come on you guys, this is getting old. And they're going to win again. Even if Kevin Durant and DeMarcus Cousins do not make a return to the court, the 2015 version of the Warriors that we are seeing right now is the hottest team in the NBA. Stephen Curry is playing his best basketball without Durant to pass the ball to. In the Warriors' last 32 games without Durant, Steph has averaged nearly 30 points, 6.6 assists, and has shot the three at 42%.  Another man that seems to be on a tear right now is Draymond Green. Entering the finals, Green is coming off one of the best playoff series of his career. Green nearly averaged a triple-double against the Blazers, with 16.5 PPG, 11.8 RPG, and 8.8 APG. With the guaranteed return of Andre Iguodala (who missed game four against the Trailblazers due to a calf strain) to guard either Toronto's Kawhi Leonard or Milwaukee's Giannis Antetokounmpo, the r...

Opinion: Abortion rights are necessary

Opinion: Abortion rights are necessary

Nisha Marino, Highlander Editor-in-Chief

May 14, 2019

The murder rate in Georgia is about to go up. At least as far as the law is concerned. Last week, Georgia passed a bill that will go into effect in January 2020 banning abortions after a heartbeat is detected in a fetus. Other states have similar bills up for review, and pro-choice advocates across t...

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