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Opinion: Warriors make NBA boring

Opinion: Warriors make NBA boring

Miles Ozorio, Scot Scoop Editor

May 24, 2019

With the Golden State Warriors completing their sweep of the Portland Trailblazers on Monday night, the NBA trophy is looking like it going to be coming back to the bay for the fourth time in five years. Exciting, right? Not really. The Warriors are fun to watch, don't get me wrong, and I have been raised since birth to love them as my team. But come on you guys, this is getting old. And they're going to win again. Even if Kevin Durant and DeMarcus Cousins do not make a return to the court, the 2015 version of the Warriors that we are seeing right now is the hottest team in the NBA. Stephen Curry is playing his best basketball without Durant to pass the ball to. In the Warriors' last 32 games without Durant, Steph has averaged nearly 30 points, 6.6 assists, and has shot the three at 42%.  Another man that seems to be on a tear right now is Draymond Green. Entering the finals, Green is coming off one of the best playoff series of his career. Green nearly averaged a triple-double against the Blazers, with 16.5 PPG, 11.8 RPG, and 8.8 APG. With the guaranteed return of Andre Iguodala (who missed game four against the Trailblazers due to a calf strain) to guard either Toronto's Kawhi Leonard or Milwaukee's Giannis Antetokounmpo, the r...

Opinion: Abortion rights are necessary

Opinion: Abortion rights are necessary

Nisha Marino, Highlander Editor-in-Chief

May 14, 2019

The murder rate in Georgia is about to go up. At least as far as the law is concerned. Last week, Georgia passed a bill that will go into effect in January 2020 banning abortions after a heartbeat is detected in a fetus. Other states have similar bills up for review, and pro-choice advocates across t...

Editorial: AP classes shouldn’t have finals in June

Editorial: AP classes shouldn’t have finals in June

Editorial Staff, Site Editors

May 14, 2019

Before the week of May 6, students in Advanced Placement (AP) classes rush to study all of the course's material in preparation for the big AP exam. AP tests assess the student's knowledge on the subject and determine whether the student should be given college credit for the course. Students wil...

‘Amor fati’ and the article that was supposed to be a video

‘Amor fati’ and the article that was supposed to be a video

Joseph Gomez, Segment Producer

May 13, 2019

This article was supposed to be a three-minute video posted to ScotCenter, but technical difficulties prevented me from finishing it when I was two-thirds of the way done. But hey, given the subject of this brief babble, that kinda works out. The following is my rambling script on Stoicism and its phil...

Editorial: Administration should be held accountable for calling out hate speech

Editorial: Administration should be held accountable for calling out hate speech

Editorial Staff, Site Editors

May 6, 2019

Several days ago, an Instagram account containing hate speech material towards a Carlmont staff member was discovered. Among its posts include racist and anti-semitic content. In an email to Scot Scoop, Ralph Crame, Carlmont's principal said, "We are working to identify the person or persons responsible...

The joy of old newspapers and the value of the local press

The joy of old newspapers and the value of the local press

Sam Hosmer, Staff Ranter

May 2, 2019

Shameless plug here: for the past year or so I’ve been working with UC Riverside to obtain, using money generously gifted to the Belmont Historical Society by the City Council, about 83 years of newspaper archives that were stored in their library. Though it might seem difficult to believe now, Belmont did, for ...

Opinion: Chase Center is chasing away loyal Warriors fans

Opinion: Chase Center is chasing away loyal Warriors fans

Lizzy Hall, Staff Writer

April 25, 2019

19,595 seats, 47 seasons, four NBA Championships: one arena. Since 1971, the Golden State Warriors have been playing at Oracle Arena. This venue is located in Oakland, a city often referred to as the Town, which is 8 miles away from San Francisco. For decades, the Warriors have used these locker...

Opinion: Little Miss Flint is the future

Opinion: Little Miss Flint is the future

Nisha Marino, Highlander Editor-in-Chief

April 25, 2019

In 2016, Amariyanna "Mari" Copeny was eight years old. Two years into the Flint water crisis, Copeny wrote a letter to President Obama asking him to come to Flint to discuss the future of clean water. Now, Copeny runs a successful GoFundMe to distribute clean water to her city. I am six years older ...

Opinion: Cats and dogs are both great pets

Opinion: Cats and dogs are both great pets

Samantha Dahlberg, Staff Writer

April 20, 2019

Growing up, I never had just one pet. I have always lived with both cats and dogs at the same time. I loved having both of them in my life because each animal had distinct characteristics and engaging personalities. Cats and dogs are two different species, and from my experience, it’s hard to say...

The normality of gun violence

The normality of gun violence

April 20, 2019

Progress is made through trial and error. Without trial, there will be no progress. This can be applied to gun violence. America is divided over all aspects of guns, but most of all, they are divided on how to combat gun violence. There are so many solutions for gun violence, but by spending t...

Opinion: Moving on is hard

Opinion: Moving on is hard

Julia Rhodie, Staff Writer

April 12, 2019

With graduation just around the corner, the thought of moving on from high school becomes a reality. Students are dispersing throughout the country to study their passion, immersing themselves in new cultures and environments. But they all have one thing in common: the homes that they will co...

Editorial: Brandy Melville couldn’t care less about the average female

Editorial: Brandy Melville couldn’t care less about the average female

Editorial Staff, Site Editors

April 9, 2019

In an age where young girls and women are more vocal than ever, there's an area for them to speak up once again: the clothing industry. This is nothing new. Change is already in progress due to women urging companies to represent different types of women in their most real forms. Some brands have li...

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