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Republican lies come out during GOP debate

Jeb Bush responds to Trump's allegations about the lies of George W. Bush.

Justin Som, Staff Writer

February 15, 2016

In 2016, the GOP debates have achieved the highest ratings throughout history. According to CBS, who hosted the most recent debate, over 13.5 million Americans tuned in. Viewers are attracted to these debates because they believe that they will gain knowledge of these presidential candidates' policies...

We are losing Earth’s greatest animals

Meet San Francisco Zoo's Indian rhino, Gauhati. This marvelous armor-covered creature weighs in at 5,000 pounds and is about 6 feet tall, a real sight to behold in person. It is devastating to think that one day there will be no more of his kind left in the world.

Leea Ivanel, Staff Writer

February 11, 2016

The great giants of the world are leaving us. Soon they will be nothing more than distant memories told by grandparents, or old scientific records forgotten on dusty desks. They will be nothing more than antique documentaries that lie in broken cabinets, or ragged stuffed animals lost to the decades. Perhaps they will become legends one day, myths for the superstitious and fairy tales for the children. Whatever the case may be, a fact remains: Earth’s biggest land animals are disappearing at an astonishingly fast rate.

Cookies: Girl Scouts vs. Parent Scouts

Sophomore and Girl Scout Daisha Sherman connects with a customer over Thin Mints, thanking him for his purchase.

Celine Yang, Scot Scoop Editor

February 9, 2016

‘Tis the season… of Thin Mints, Samoas, and Tagalongs, sold by Girl Scouts, with profits going back to an inspiring community of girls. Girl Scouts span a variety of ages, and many high school Scouts can be seen at Carlmont carting boxes upon boxes of cookies, enticing high school students and...

Today’s value of friendship is shallow

With the ever-growing presence of technology, the term friend has used to describe more superficial relationships.

Karen Gao, Staff Writer

February 4, 2016

Love is giving someone the ability to hurt you, but trusting them not to. Important relationships all require trust to be properly categorized as real and deep bonds.  The term friend has become used in very light ways, to even referring to a random stranger on the internet as a "friend." Friend...

Teacher passions inspire their students

Language teacher Roberta Scott's passion for her job may lead some of her students to discover their own passion in foreign languages.

Leea Ivanel, Staff Writer

January 28, 2016

In an age where the answer to everything lies on the internet and it takes just the click of a button to have access to online classes, one might wonder what the role of teachers truly is. Online courses are, undoubtedly, a wonderful inversion, especially for those who do not have the possibility ...

Donald Trump as the modern-day Sith Lord

Donald Trump discusses his theory on how America can improve itself at the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference.

Justin Som, Staff Writer

January 26, 2016

According to Jedi Master Yoda, fear is the path to the dark side. "Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. And hate, leads to suffering." In George Lucas's Star Wars franchise, the Sith are famous for their manipulation skills and capabilities of spreading hate. In fact, the high master of the...

Hang up your skates and dreams: Belmont Iceland has reached its end

Freestyle 5 skaters and friends Leanne Luu (left) and Raven Myles (right) grip each other's hands and pull into a two-person spin. Myles said,

Celine Yang, Scot Scoop Editor

January 26, 2016

Ice skaters of various ages, from tots to adults, are losing their home. Belmont Iceland has announced that it will be closing its doors by the end of April 2016, leaving many hearts shattered.  With the closure of Belmont Iceland, current skaters and coaches are not the only ones affected. It’s also the skater...

Why America needs gun control

More than 90,000 Americans have died due to gun violence since the Sandy Hook shooting.

Kian Karamdashti, ScotCenter Sports

January 26, 2016

More than 90,000 dead. More than 90,000 Americans have lost their lives at the hands of gun violence since the horrific Sandy Hook Elementary school shooting in Newton, Connecticut on Dec 14, 2012. The shooting that killed 26 people, including 20 children. The shooting that, when recalled more than thre...

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...

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