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A new perspective on politics

A new perspective on politics

November 11, 2013

Over the summer, I worked on a Cameron Johnson’s San Carlos City Council campaign and I discovered that the only obstacle blocking us from changing the world is us. It all started in March when Cameron Johnson, a San Carlos city council candidate, announced his candidacy over Facebook. I saw t...

Halloween: Immaturity covered with a mask

Halloween: Immaturity covered with a mask

Ayesha Abbasi, Social Media Editor/Columnist

October 31, 2013

The stereotypes that run along with Halloween are beyond racist. Just recently a new costume trend has come out mocking the very sensitive case of Treyvon Martin. The controversial incident involving Treyvon Martin and George Zimmerman is not something to make light of. It is obvious that people...

Say no to PDA at school

Say no to PDA at school

Ayesha Abbasi, Social Media Editor/Columnist

October 29, 2013

Attempting to push away that frustratingly involved lip-locked couple off a locker and keeping them away long enough to get the books needed and get to class can be frustrating. In the midst of hormones, emotions, and trying to find love, teenagers are the number one culprits when it comes to publicl...

School spirit for what?

School spirit for what?

October 28, 2013

What purpose does dressing up as a hip-hop artist or a cowboy achieve? Distracting people from classes? Creating some what of a havoc around school? Drawing unnecessary stereotypes and attention? Raising spirit in a school is not going to translates into the real world as nationalism. Attempt doin...

Editorial: The case for high school journalism

Editorial: The case for high school journalism

Scot Scoop

October 17, 2013

Journalism education is facing a storm of peril. The court's ruling in Hazelwood School District v. Kuhlmeier, which concerned high school newspapers, has had far-reaching consequences over the past two decades. Not only has it changed the way journalism is taught at high schools, it has made it more ...

Politically Correct: A genuinely Republican shutdown

Politically Correct: A genuinely Republican shutdown

October 7, 2013

A neighbor comes over and asks, “Can I burn down your house?” Obviously, the answer is no. He then asks, “Just the second story, the first story will be fine.” Of course, again the answer is no. He then complains, “But, you aren’t negotiating!” That essentially is the Republican Party’s negotiation ...

Editorial: Keep the guns outside of the classrooms

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...

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...

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