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The desire to fit in causes the loss of individuality

One friend excludes herself from the group, not interested in what her other friends are talking about.

Megan Tao, Scot Scoop Editor-in-Chief

March 16, 2015

If your friends jump off a cliff, would you jump off the cliff too? The social desire to fit in is insatiable, especially among teens. In addition to the always lingering shadow of peer pressure and the fear of being judged for being different, the desire to fit in is also self induced because...

Five ingredients that will make you reevaluate your food choices

Bread products such as hamburger buns contain the enzyme L-cysteine, which is frequently derived from human hair.

Veronika Dvorkova, Art Director/Columnist

March 9, 2015

Does a beaver's anal gland juice make you think of dessert? Is flame retardant a great way to quench thirst? Although it seems unlikely that those things could possibly be associated with standard food products, they are actually quite common. And they're just the tip of the yucky-ingredient-iceberg....

Why can’t we all just get along?

No matter how hard it is, it is always better to be kind to one another.

Jessica Adair, Staff Writer/Columnist

March 7, 2015

I remember the very first lesson I learned in kindergarten. It's a very simple concept to grasp, but it's also probably the most essential: be kind to one another. Yet, even though we are all almost adults, it seems that this lesson has escaped us. Girls are slut-shaming each other behind a computer...

Society needs to stop supporting gender inequality

According to Fire Engineering, the San Francisco Fire Department is comprised of only 15 percent women.

Megan Tao, Scot Scoop Editor-in-Chief

February 27, 2015

"I really want to help people, so I want to become a nurse," he said. "I want to keep our communities safe, so I want to be a police officer," she said. "Wait, you can't be a nurse that's a women's job and you can't be a police officer, you're not strong enough," said society. According to the...

Five beauty products disguised as food

If you are looking to exfoliate your lips while making them taste delicious, this is your ticket.

Veronika Dvorakova, Art Director/Columnist

February 23, 2015

The next time that you accidentally smear some avocado on your face while eating a sandwich, you might as well just leave it there and call it a face mask. When it comes to food, we tend to aim it towards our mouths. It's a delicious way of obtaining nutrients, but applying food directly to external...

Rejection is a part of life

The word

Jessica Adair, Staff Writer/Columnist

February 21, 2015

Today I got my first college rejection letter. Everything was going great; I had heard back from six schools and hadn't gotten rejected anywhere. But then I opened the email and read the five words no senior wants to see: "we regret to inform you." It wasn't my top school, but nevertheless when...

Why airports are evil

You are never alone in the struggle against the airport.

Jessica Adair, Staff Writer/Columnist

February 16, 2015

I have a beef with the airport. It's been going on for about five years now, and, in fact, if someone were to ask me what my least favorite place in the world is, my answer without hesitation would be the airport. Before I get into this topic, I first want to say that I am not trying to sound like...

The desire to never grow up only exists in Neverland

Children no longer spend their free time at the park, but rather at the mall or on their cell phones, or even tablets.

Megan Tao, Scot Scoop Editor-in-Chief

February 14, 2015

The story of Peter Pan and his everlasting childhood has lost its impact on children today. The idea of "never growing up" has lost its appeal as children forget to just enjoy their childhood. We're often asked throughout elementary school: what do you want to be when you grow up? I remember...

Spread the love this Valentine’s Day

Approximately 196 million roses are sold each Valentine's Day.

Hannah Young, Staff Writer

February 13, 2015

Has your Twitter feed been blown up with romantic memes yet? Can you smell the sweet scent of roses from the floral shop down the street? Are there chocolate stains on your pink sweater already? The undeniable truth dawns upon us: Valentine's Day is here. With it comes the whiny complains from desperate-for-a-relationship...

No need for Cupid when you have food

Red velvet cupcakes are a common Valentine's Day treat.

Veronika Dvorakova, Art Director/Columnist

February 12, 2015

Whether you find yourself  in a restaurant that is as crowded as a can of sardines, giving a box of chocolates to the girl that floods your stomach with butterflies every time she walks into your French class, or on a date with your Netflix account while consuming approximately 5 million gallons...

Don’t judge my guilty pleasures

Never feel guilty about the things that make you happy.

Jessica Adair, Staff Writer/Columnist

February 6, 2015

"What's my guilty pleasure? The thing is, I never feel guilty about pleasures," said Tom Hiddleston. Everyone is secretly obsessed with something they are too ashamed to admit. For some people it might be gossip magazines or Justin Bieber, and for others it may be the Twilight Saga or Trivia Crack....

Airport harassment

Touching with the front of the hands near sensitive areas is a form of harassment doled out by TSA.

Scot Scoop Staff

February 2, 2015

“I had my legs and the inside of my crotch thoroughly searched. She told me that she was going to put her hands in my pants, starting in the front and working her way around. "She completely touched my front and back area. In the process she was compressing me so much she actually pulled my pants...

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