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Sexuality does not define everything

Like Bleeding Heart flowers, sexual and romantic orientations and attractions branch out in different ways.

Karen Gao, Staff Writer

January 25, 2016

When people think of someone who is attracted to something other than the opposite gender, they assume that they aren't heterosexual. But that term does not truly define all scopes of attraction that a person can hold. Sexuality refers to a person's sexual attraction, yet many believe that it defines...

The downside of living in a heteronormative society

Even though most people think of couples as two people of the opposite sex, they should not be perceived as the norm of society.

Leea Ivanel, Staff Writer

January 22, 2016

"Your son is going to grow up and get all the ladies." "Just look at them! They will be such a cute couple when they will be older." "Come on! I know you have a boyfriend. Tell me about him! You don't have to be embarrassed!" And my personal favorite, "He was a boy and she was a girl. Could I make it more obvious?" While not all people notice, heteronormativity is all around us.

Obama promises too much

Obama details his plans for 2016 during his final State of the Union address.

Justin Som, Staff Writer

January 13, 2016

It is reminiscent of every other State of the Union given by the President, except this time, Barack Obama is ready for his departure. Obama has clearly planned what would happen if Ted Cruz's "carpet bombs" were to approach Syria. He has obviously debated what would happen to Muslims and Mexicans...

Redesigned SAT deserves a fair chance

Out with the old and in with the new. In March 2016, the new SAT will be implemented.

Hannah Young, Staff Writer

October 15, 2015

Maybe I should have known something was going on when half of my friends updated their Facebook statuses from SAT camps this summer. Maybe I should have known there was something strange about Barnes and Nobles running out of SAT books twice in the span of two months. Maybe that's why everyone gaped...

The struggle of staying involved while injured

In a split second, things can change drastically.

Bijan Khalili, ScotCenter Sports/Columnist

September 30, 2015

Going to see three different specialists, fracturing three bones, and the worst part, waiting. As the team continues with their season, all you can do is wait. Wait to get healthy and in shape to play again. Sports injuries, to put it blatantly, suck. No matter how much you would like to...

The virtual world approaches reality

A 360-degree video can record a full panorama, allowing viewers to navigate which area they want to see.

Sophie Haddad, Multimedia Editor

September 24, 2015

The digital world is becoming more and more vivid in its representation of the real world. Remember when families in the '50s crowded around a single television set to watch soaps in black and white, exclaiming that "It feels like the actors are right here in the room with us!" Today, technology has...

Schools need to minimize religious conflicts

Former Carlmont student Josh Fagel stands with his parents as he reads the Torah, the central text of Judaism.

Alyssa Fagel, Highlander Editor

September 9, 2015

To what extent should secular public schools accommodate the diverse religious faiths of their students?  This is the heated question Carlmont High School now faces. This year, not one, but two major Carlmont events fall on important Jewish holidays. The annual Welcome Back Assembly, a favorite of ma...

Donald Trump is our savior

Trump points to  the greatest man alive, also known as himself, during a Republican campaign speech.

Kelly Song, Highlander Editor

August 29, 2015

So imagine this: the apocalypse is here, the zombies have finally arrived to eat your brains out and you’re cursing under your breath as you fumble around your pantry for a food stash. It’s chaos out there -- the government has collapsed, the lord of the zombies has taken over and you have maybe...

Gun violence still rampant with lack of regulations

Despite the increasing number of gun-related deaths in the United States, there has been virtually no progress in establishing laws to regulate firearms.

Sarah Schisla, Scot Scoop Editor-in-Chief

August 28, 2015

It happened again. Only this time, the tragedy was broadcast live on television. The names and details are different each time, but innocent lives have once again been cut short by an angry man with a gun. Enough is enough. Since the 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School, America has seen nearly 9...

‘The Beginning of Everything’ is a tragedy in itself

After judging the book by its cover, title, and summary, I was less than ecstatic to read it.

Megan Tao, Scot Scoop Editor-in-Chief

August 25, 2015

A school wide disease in the form of teenage angst, sexual innuendos, and dull characters; also known as: "The Beginning of Everything." Going into this book, I expected it to be an unoriginal high school love story that had a Disney ending. At the end of the book, I was somewhat surprised that Ezra...

The forgotten Rohingyan refugees

Lotshampa refugees living in a Beldangi Camp are just one group that is currently suffering.

Ayesha Abbasi, Social Media Editor/Columnist

May 28, 2015

The situation in Myanmar with the Rohingya Muslims may very well go down in history as one of the least recognized and most violent human rights violations of all time. The Muslim Rohingya of Burma provides a well-written history of the situations in Burma dating back to 1995. According to the ar...

Hillary Clinton faces a real challenge

Democratic candidate for 2016 election Bernie Sanders.

Ayesha Abbasi, Social Media Editor/Columnist

May 20, 2015

Yes, there really is another person running in the democratic primary besides Hillary Clinton. His name is Bernie Sanders and he is one of only two independent senators in the nation as well as a self proclaimed democratic socialist, according to CBS News. His platform is founded on increasing minimum wage, equal pay for women, ...

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