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Originality is lost in Hollywood

The book is always better than the movie.

Megan Tao, Scot Scoop Editor-in-Chief

January 31, 2015

Based on the worldwide best seller by... In the past couple of years, there has been a surge of movies based off of best selling novels, remakes of old classics, and sequels. According to Short Of The Week, the reason for the glut of unoriginal movies is because box office numbers are down. Takin...

Teens need to learn to master the ‘game’ of high school

In the words of Charlie Buxton,

Hannah Young, Staff Writer

January 30, 2015

A concentrated chess player studies the game board carefully and calculates her next move. She made foolish mistakes in her amateur days by rushing into action unprepared, but years of experience have established her skills. She knows the rules, she knows her moves, she knows the game. Her opponent...

Women belong to themselves, not the kitchen

Popular culture plays on the stereotype that women belong in the kitchen with degrading phrases such as

Veronika Dvorakova, Art Director/Columnist

January 25, 2015

Certain aspects of popular culture degrade women by asserting that women hold little value as human beings beyond cooking for men. An example of this would be the common saying: "Shut up woman and make me a sandwich." It is no woman's job to satisfy a man's sandwich needs unless she works at Subway. Many...

Social media dictates our status

Sophomores Jill Patrucco and Brittany Cheung take a selfie for a Snapchat.

Megan Tao, Scot Scoop Editor-in-Chief

January 19, 2015

A girl takes 10 photos of herself and chooses one that looks identical to the rest, she uses three filters, captions it with a hipster quote from a John Green novel she hasn't read, and finally posts it while praying that she will get more than 100 likes on her selfie. Nowadays, we can tell how popular...

Morality: The ultimate law

The basis of free speech.

Hannah Young, Staff Writer

January 18, 2015

Imagine the cruel chaotic world in which we would live if people only followed laws and disregarded moral judgement. Morality is a unwritten law, but one that should be carefully observed nevertheless. In today's times, morality is especially consequential in regards to the First Amendment's statement...

Food journals tell the truth even when it hurts

Food journals know more of your secrets than you do.

Veronika Dvorakova, Art Director/Columnist

January 10, 2015

As I hunted for a snack in my kitchen, my eyes suddenly became drawn to a plate of brownies. The idea that one brownie won't make a difference to my health danced through my head while I slid into a brief moment of brownie-induced euphoria. I didn't realize how frequently (by frequently I mean daily)...

Don’t let senioritis ruin you

Where will you be on June 5?

Jessica Adair, Staff Writer/Columnist

January 10, 2015

You know that you're a second-semester senior when you've already given up on the third day back to school. Yes, my name is Jessica Adair and I have senioritis. According to the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC), symptoms include: laziness, an over-excessive wearing of...

Finals make or break your grade

Highlander Staff

January 10, 2015

After a long semester of hard work, everything comes down to taking a dreaded final. As a standard, most finals are worth somewhere from 10-20 percent of a total grade. A 20 percent final has multiple effects on students, for some it can be a miracle worker, and for others a grade wrecker. The...

Think before you act

Highlander Staff

December 20, 2014

In preschool we used to sit in friendship circles, and in elementary school we used to write one thing that we liked about someone else in the class. Teachers pounded it into our minds that we should “think before we act” in order to preserve the feelings of those around us. Learning to censor...

Cold prevention can be delicious

Student Coleen Castro sneezes on her way to her first period.

Veronika Dvorakova, Art Director/Columnist

December 5, 2014

It seems that all of the stars have aligned like some kind of cruel joke at the end of this semester, producing an incredibly high risk for an outbreak of the Carlmont plague. The recent rainy weather has caught many of us Californians off guard with some shivers, and has become our dominant weather...

Don’t take away our voice

Whether in social media, print, or protest, your voice matters.

Jessica Adair, Staff Writer/Columnist

December 5, 2014

"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press," reads the First Amendment. Five St. Louis Rams players walked out of their tunnel with both hands in the air, demonstrating the "don't...

The food industry is plotting against us, one fake blueberry at a time

Blueberries are a superfruit packed with antioxidants that may fight disease and help with brain health.

Veronika Dvorakova, Art Director/Columnist

November 15, 2014

Consuming enough servings of fruit was already challenging enough before it began deceiving us. We are encountering an interesting situation where we are being bombarded with fake blueberries. When I say fake blueberries, I am not referring to decorative plastic blueberries that one might use...

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