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Carlmont silences those it disagrees with

Carlmont silences those it disagrees with

Adrian Cunningham, Staff Writer

February 15, 2018


Filed under Opinion

At Carlmont, students expect that all voices will be heard regardless of race, sexuality, or creed. However, there is still silence from a group that many would expect to be vocal. This group is not African Americans at Carlmont, nor is it the LGBT community. Both of these minority groups have an op...

Kalief Browder’s story shows holes within the justice system

Kalief Browder’s story shows holes within the justice system

Maya Benjamin, Staff Writer

February 11, 2018


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Located on a 400-acre island in the East River of New York, Rikers Island is considered one of the most notorious prisons in America. According to an article by the New York Times, 85 percent of inmates housed at Rikers Island have yet to be convicted of a crime. Kalief Browder was one of them. On May 15, 2010, Browder ...

Justice goes beyond 175 years

Justice goes beyond 175 years

Kathryn Stratz, Staff Writer

January 31, 2018


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175. That's how many years Larry Nassar could be in prison. It's justice served.  The 150-plus women and girls who he made sexual assault victims have received justice. Right? Wrong. It's not over. Yes, this molester is locked up until he dies, but where is the accountability for the...

False missile alert leads to real self-reflection

False missile alert leads to real self-reflection

Skylar Weiss, Staff Writer

January 23, 2018


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For 38 minutes of my life, I was mentally preparing myself to die. On the morning of Jan. 13, a statewide ballistic missile alert was sent out to cell phones across Hawaii. "BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO HAWAII. SEEK IMMEDIATE SHELTER. THIS IS NOT A DRILL." Although the alert was false,...

Books students read don’t reflect Carlmont’s diverse population

Books students read don’t reflect Carlmont’s diverse population

Maya Benjamin, Staff Writer

January 23, 2018


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J.D. Salinger, F. Scott Fitzgerald, William Shakespeare. All three are accomplished writers. All three are white. Sandra Cisneros, also an accomplished writer. Cisneros is Mexican-American. During my two and a half years at Carlmont, Cisneros is the only Latino writer whose book I've been give...

New year, same you

New year, same you

Kathryn Stratz, Staff Writer

January 17, 2018


Filed under Opinion

As 2017 came to a close, the New Year's resolutions began. Lists pinned on walls, taped on doors, written on bathroom mirrors; the attainment of a new lifestyle that today's society pushes on people begins. It's utterly unrealistic. Let's break it down. How do average people with busy schedules...

Battle for net neutrality continues

Battle for net neutrality continues

Riley Collins, Staff Writer

December 17, 2017


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Net neutrality has been repealed, and everyone is freaking out. But people need to calm down.   Net neutrality is “the principle that internet service providers should enable access to all content and applications regardless of the source and without favoring or blocking particular products...

First comes sadness, then comes regret

First comes sadness, then comes regret

Jordan Hanlon, Highlander Editor-in-Chief

December 7, 2017


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When people die you’re supposed to feel sad. But why do we miss people so much more when they’re gone than when they’re here? You’re supposed to mourn and grieve until you’re able to move on. However, sometimes the overbearing feeling that comes with losing a loved one isn’t sadnes...

Biased reporting masks real news

Biased reporting masks real news

Editorial Staff

December 3, 2017


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The journalistic writing style is defined to be informative and objective, preaching only facts upon which readers may construct an opinion, so, obviously, good journalism (in non-opinion articles) should be as bi-partisan, as unbiased, and as detailed as possible. However, as news sources struggled...

Teens need to get jobs

Teens need to get jobs

Kathryn Stratz, Staff Writer

November 30, 2017


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It's a Friday afternoon, and you're about to leave for the mall with your friends. You turn to your parents for your usual 20 dollars -- but wait, you've just received your paycheck; you've got it covered. Teens today should be able to relate to this. Entering the workforce as a teen is an opportunity...

Christmas comes earlier every year

Christmas comes earlier every year

Editorial Staff

November 27, 2017


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After finishing Thanksgiving dinner, some think about the meal and their family. Others, however, are already plotting their Christmas and have made plans to pick up a tree the next day. It used to be that families would get their tree a week or two before Christmas. But now it seems that people cannot...

Kids need to learn that life isn’t fair

Kids need to learn that life isn’t fair

Jordan Hanlon, Highlander Editor-in-Chief

November 14, 2017


Filed under Opinion

"Everyone's a winner." "You did your best." "It's not about winning." "That's unfair." Yes, life isn't fair. We live in a society, especially in the Bay Area, where children believe that everything should be fair and everything should go their way. Should we blame the children? No....

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