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Weekend homework: an academic form of torture

Weekend homework: an academic form of torture

Jessica Adair, Staff Writer/Columnist

January 17, 2014

Teachers subject their students to forms of torture everyday; some of the most prominent and agonizing forms include group projects, outlines, and presentations. Even though I believe these assignments are tedious and just plain annoying, there is one form I will not tolerate: weekend homework. Assignments...

Why students should be able to take as many AP classes as they want

Ayesha Abbasi, Social Media Editor/Columnist

December 12, 2013

Restricting a students access to advances in knowledge sounds like something out of a horror story for any AP student. The unemployment rate for college graduates is at 4.5 percent, and the unemployment rate for high school graduates is even higher at 24 percent. So why stop children from excelling in...

Editorial: Common Core is for the common good

Editorial: Common Core is for the common good

December 6, 2013

America, we have a serious problem. According to the Broad Foundation, “American students rank 25th in math, 17th in science and 14th in reading compared to students in 27 industrialized countries.” Additionally, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development reported that we have g...

Numbed by the Media

Ayesha Abbasi, Social Media Editor/Columnist

December 3, 2013

There’s a feeling of numbness when it comes to watching people across the globe dying on television. It’s too simple to just flip the channel and carry on with the day as if nothing has happened, as if those people weren’t really dying. The only reason these horrid detachments are possible is becau...

The power of a can

December 2, 2013

I live in an upper-middle class suburb in a nice, comfortable house. I always have food on the table. I always get to see my family. I always have the money to afford most of what I want. I live a pretty nice life. I have been blessed with a stable household that can afford to help me achieve whatever g...

A new perspective on politics

Interns put out lawn signs during the election

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

Facebook picture that has gone viral for it's insensitive content

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

Couple publicly displaying affection CREDITS: FLICKR

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

Scot Scoop News believes that it's crucial and essential that the doorway for high school journalists remains open and inviting.

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

A Tea Party Rally in Washington (Fibonacci Blue-Flickr)

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...

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