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Editorial: Valentine’s Day has lost its meaning

Each Valentine's Day, 36 million boxes of chocolate are sold.

Editorial Staff, Editors

February 3, 2020

When we think of Valentine’s Day, the first things that come to mind are often boxes of chocolates, roses, cards, or even heart-shaped candies. For many, Valentine’s Day is viewed as a simple Hallmark holiday, but the question is, should products be substituted for authentic connections and expre...

Opinion: San Francisco needs to clean up its act

Tourists are drawn in by the Golden Gate Bridge but are welcomed by dirty streets.

Emma O'Connor, Staff Writer

January 31, 2020

The Bay Area is the epicenter of technology and yet, San Francisco, its pride and joy, is one of the dirtiest cities I’ve ever seen, and no one seems to care.  In 2019, San Francisco spent $72.5 million on city clean up, but if you look around the city, you wouldn’t believe this for one minut...

Opinion: Consumerism kills

A barcode with smoke coming out of it symbolizes the pollution produced by consumerism.

Cori Nicholson, Staff Writer

January 30, 2020

Money. Profit.  It drives all of us. It's hard to ignore — after all, society is set up like this. The majority of the world works until they can't anymore. Go to work, go home, eat, sleep, repeat. It's a process, a system if you will; we have to have money to survive, which means what we do with t...

Opinion: Dance music should be student selected

A potential playlist made by popular student vote for formal.

Keya Arora, Staff Writer

January 29, 2020

If you asked your parents what their life was like in high school, chances are there would be few similarities. They walked multiple miles to get to school every day, an infamous tale, while we ride in the comfort of a car or perhaps a bus. Their valedictorians took three AP courses while ours take nine....

Editorial: Think again before course selection

With course selection right around the corner, students should take the time to think over and research the courses they're interested in.

Editorial Staff, Editors

January 27, 2020

Each individual student has their own interests and areas of strengths and weaknesses, but their goal tends to be similar: to graduate Carlmont with all the credits they need. The outlined requirements seem easy to follow, yet there are countless combinations of classes and ways to meet them due to t...

Opinion: Your World War III memes aren’t funny

One of the great historical sites in Iran that President Trump threatened to bomb: the tomb of Cyrus the Great, built in sixth century B.C., waving a white flag signifying a surrender or truce.

Auva Soheili, Staff Writer

January 25, 2020

It was as if someone had reached into the part of my mind I try to shut out, had uncovered my worst nightmare — my greatest fear — and decided to play it on repeat right before my eyes and turn it into a sick joke for the nation to laugh at. The headlines spammed the internet. Growing up as...

Opinion: Sales tax should be included

Two receipts show the difference between tax not included (left) and tax included (right).

Jack Hansen, Staff Writer

January 24, 2020

Growing up in the U.S., we are taught that the price we see is not going to be the price we pay. I’ve known that since the first time I tried to buy something with my own money. I took my carefully counted cash, only to find out it wasn’t enough. Sales tax had thwarted my plans, and it continues to do s...

Opinion: The internet needs a chill pill

Twitter, the platform most used for expressing opinion, is soon overrun by them.

Isabella Wesson, Staff Writer

January 23, 2020

I was never good at sports. A ball would come my way, and I’d send it flying in the opposite direction. Our fantastic teamwork and excellence in communication won our middle school team one game out of about 20. Yet my shelves seemed to be flooded with trophies. I found myself throwing them out...

Editorial: Carlmont is not free to go phone-free

In the first week of school, most teachers gave students a presentation instructing them to download certain apps for the school year.

Editorial Staff, Editors

January 19, 2020

"Please take out your cell phones." As the minute bell echoed through the halls of Carlmont High School on the first day back to school, teachers were already asking students to have their devices on-hand. Why? To download two apps deemed necessary to academic success: Campus Student, better known...

Opinion: Feminism has become too extreme

Women from all around the world protest in the international movement for feminism

Lora Simakova, Staff Writer

January 16, 2020

According to Merriam-Webster's dictionary, the official definition of feminism is the advocacy of women’s rights based on the equality of the sexes. Although this definition states that advocates should work towards equality for both men and women, feminism, in today's society, has come to mean asse...

Opinion: We shouldn’t be so down on 2020

After the rain comes the rainbow; this applies to 2020, as the rest of it has the potential to be good.

Elise Hsu, Staff Writer

January 16, 2020

We’re only two weeks into 2020, but a lot has been happening in those two weeks. Between the looming threat of a war between Iran and the U.S. and the fires in Australia, it may be easy to think that the turn of the decade will bring nothing but negative energy. However, we shouldn’t let the first tw...

Opinion: We need to slow down before finals

Students need to take a page out of this snail's book and slow down before finals.

Nisha Marino, Highlander Editor-in-Chief

December 12, 2019

For six semesters, I've found the first few days of break after finals incredibly difficult. It took me a while to figure out why, but I've finally got it: the way the week is structured makes it hard to relax after it's all over. We're so stressed and busy up until the last day, and then suddenly we've...

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