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Opinion: Turn on post notifications for 2020

Opinion: Turn on post notifications for 2020

Nina Heller, Staff Writer

January 28, 2019

Every week, thousands of people log onto Instagram to watch a Congresswoman cook dinner. Instant mac and cheese and tofu curry are only a few of the things she has made on her livestreams. She may not be Gordon Ramsey or Rachael Ray, but people love to watch her cook. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a...

Opinion: The American electorate is not ready for a diverse candidate

Opinion: The American electorate is not ready for a diverse candidate

Julia Rhodie, Staff Writer

January 21, 2019

Speculation clouds the air as Americans begin to wonder which Democratic candidate will face President Trump in the 2020 election. Among those considered by ABC to be most likely to run for president in 2020 are former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julian Castro, Rep. Beto O’Rourke, Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand, Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris...

Opinion: The media dehumanizes victims of gun violence

Opinion: The media dehumanizes victims of gun violence

Lizzy Hall, Staff Writer

January 15, 2019

Dec. 14, 2012: I heard of the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary; 27 deaths. June 22, 2018: I got word from a senior at Santa Fe High School of the tragedy that had unfolded at her school; 10 deaths. Jan. 8, 2019: I found out about yet another shooting; one death. But this last one hit home;...

Opinion: Have you tried turning it off and then on again?

Opinion: Have you tried turning it off and then on again?

Nisha Marino, Highlander Editor-in-Chief

January 14, 2019

We’re nearly halfway through the Trump presidency, and we’ve started the year with no government. To say we had one in 2017 or 2018 would be a stretch, as the Trump administration seemed to hold itself together with contradictory statements and spray tans alone. The odd golf stick gave the governmen...

Queer Time Episode One: Jair, Jared, and Gender ID Laws

Queer Time Episode One: Jair, Jared, and Gender ID Laws

Zachary Khouri, Maddy Ting, Rachel McCrea, and Mikayla Nguyen

January 14, 2019

On this episode of Queer Time, we will be discussing Jair Bolsoñaro, Jared Polis, Stephens College, and California's new self-gender ID law. Stay tuned to the end to hear our opinions on gender stereotypes. DISCLAIMER: Queer Time does not reflect the opinions of Carlmont High School nor the LGBT...

Opinion: Missing people is complicated but necessary

Opinion: Missing people is complicated but necessary

Ry X, Social Media Director

December 30, 2018

It’s hard to miss someone you can’t keep tabs on. Sure, we all deal with losses — friends or family lost to lifelong illnesses, old age — but there’s something different with losing touch with someone and being left with nothing. No phone number, no Instagram feed to stalk, no Facebook phot...

Opinion: How schools are failing America’s youth and how to stop it

Opinion: How schools are failing America’s youth and how to stop it

Aaron Penn, Staff writter

December 19, 2018

In 2011, a McKinsey consulting firm report concluded that a little over half of the college graduates were unemployed, and out of the remaining graduates who had jobs, 48 percent of them were currently in work that requires less than a four-year degree. With statistics like this behind the questionable success of e...

There is no upside to alcohol

There is no upside to alcohol

Samantha Dahlberg, Staff Writer

December 17, 2018

My dad was a warm and wonderful caring person who was loved by many people from all different walks of life. There was nothing he wouldn’t do for anyone who needed help. He was a generous, loving father but he had a dark secret. After years of enjoying alcohol socially at parties and work meetings,...

Op-Ed: Ode to the ceremonial mayor

Op-Ed: Ode to the ceremonial mayor

Sam Hosmer, Staff Ranter

December 13, 2018

Things are different in San Carlos. None of the three incumbents whose seats were up this year chose to run for re-election, so council gadflies can no longer enjoy the perennially confused quasi-libertarian dissents of Matt Grocott nor the judicious parliamentary procedure of Lord Mayor Bob Grassilli....

Opinion: the spirit of giving should extend beyond the holidays

Opinion: the spirit of giving should extend beyond the holidays

Nina Heller, Staff Writer

December 11, 2018

‘Tis the season for gifts. Whether giving them or receiving them, November through January has become the time of the year most known for present exchanges as several holidays within the time-frame value gifts as a means of celebration. It is impossible to open a magazine, click on a website, or walk d...

Opinion: We should be thankful

Opinion: We should be thankful

Joseph Gomez, Segment Producer

December 2, 2018

To celebrate the start of the season of many holidays, Joseph Gomez rants about how we should be thankful for everything.

Opinion: Women’s bathrooms take too long

Opinion: Women’s bathrooms take too long

Nisha Marino, Highlander Editor-in-Chief

November 26, 2018

One minute. Five minutes. Ten minutes... and you’re still in line, you can’t see the end, and you’re going to pee your pants. But time has run out. According to Women's Health, the average person needs to use the restroom six to seven times every 24 hours, depending on their bladder size and how regularly they drink water. In a school day, that makes for more than a c...

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