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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

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

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, Highlander Editor

September 24, 2013

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....

Is Obama’s “decision” right?

Ayesha Abbasi, Social Media Editor/Columnist

September 16, 2013

On Sept. 10, 2013 the long awaited address on Syria was made by President Obama in which he stated that  "I have resisted calls for military action, because we cannot resolve someone else’s civil war through force" so my question is why are we trying to? What has given us as Americans the right to...

A filibuster to remember

A filibuster to remember

June 26, 2013

State Senator Wendy Davis from Texas filibustered one of the most restrictive abortion bills in history for almost 11 hours during a special session of Texas’ Senate last night. Supporters argued that the bill would protect women’s health by banning abortions after the 20th week, forcing doctor...

Society confronts rape culture

Society confronts rape culture

May 1, 2013

Recently, the issue of rape culture has been brought to light, with the beginning of the Audrie Pott trial and the events that occurred in Steubenville. In Steubenville, Ohio, a 16-year old girl was raped by two high school football players after passing out at a party last summer. By using their cell p...

America: the land of the free and home of the disheartened?

America: the land of the free and home of the disheartened?

Shira Stein, Scot Scoop Editor-in-Chief

April 18, 2013

It seems like every day that Americans hear about another crisis in this nation. One week, it was Hurricane Sandy. Another it was Boston. But what most Americans don't realize is that if we wallow in our sadness, nothing will change. These occurrences are terrible, that much is true, but we don't...

Editorial: Why we write controversial articles

February 27, 2013

It’s not about shocking people. A newspaper answers the questions that most of society cannot answer themselves. A newspaper looks for the answers, verifies them and presents them so that the community can be informed. The Highlander strives to do this as well. In order to properly inform...

Editorial: overlooked voices

December 5, 2012

It is sometimes difficult to differentiate between opinion and reality. Look to the many books that are recommended and required for students to reach in high school and middle school: Anne Frank’s diary, Maus I, Maus II and Night. They all focus on similar points of view on the same subject, the...

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