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Black Student Union

February 27, 2013


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Of all the months of the year, February is the shortest. It is also the only month officially dedicated to recognizing the contributions of African- Americans to this country. To some, this Black History Month is the only time set aside for celebrating African- American culture, but to the Black Student...

Black History Month History

February 27, 2013


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American history is composed of several different races, backgrounds, and cultures. One very important part of our history is the African American culture. For this reason, Black History Month is celebrated annually every February in the United States of America and Canada and every October in the...

Scots soccer sets sights on CCS

February 27, 2013


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With a new year and a fresh start, Carlmont varsity soccer players are very excited for this year’s season. Last year the boys varsity team made it to the first round of CCS, but unfortunately they lost to Santa Teresa. This year the team has very high expectations. “I expect the team to...

The first African-American president

Sarah Klieves, Scot Scoop Editor-in-Chief

February 27, 2013


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Is Barack Obama the president or the “black president”? Becoming and serving as the President of the United States of America is an incredible feat. For over two centuries men have had the honor of serving as the president. But it wasn’t until 2008 when America elected its first African-American...

Insight on Super Bowl commercials

February 27, 2013


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Every year professional football players must break hundreds of tackles, run thousands of yards, and score many touchdowns in order to reach the top of their sport: the Super Bowl. This event is considered one of the most popular television events in the world. Millions of Americans sit around their...

Sexual evolution

February 27, 2013


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Have you ever wondered what your parents did as teenagers? People today think that our society is hyper-sexualized, but in fact, society is more conservative today compared to the 1960s and 1970s. Sophomore Neeshae Wain commented, “We are more sexually active than our parents and it’s more...

Abstinence is key

Scott Schulze, Staff Writer

February 27, 2013


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For many teenagers, pressure to fit in and do certain things comes from all over. There are often pressures from advertising and peers to have sex. Even with these pressures, a majority of teenagers are able to resist having sex and are practicing abstinence. Abstinence is when one refrains from participating...

Stop “slut” slam

Claudia Leist, Staff Writer

February 27, 2013


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“Did you hear about that party Friday night? She hooked up with him. She’s such a slut.” Whether it is “slut,” “hoe,” “skank,” whatever the word may be, these words gets thrown around way too often. "I haven't personally heard anyone call me a slut to my face, but rumors do go...

New Varsity football coach Marcus Farhad brings experience and intelligence to the field

February 27, 2013


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When former head football coach Jason Selli stepped down after the 2012 season, there was a big vacancy to be filled, and the Carlmont athletic department found its answer in Marcus Farhad. Despite the insane amount of knowledge it takes to be a successful football coach, Farhad believes education...

Sex sells

Ayesha Abbasi, Social Media Editor

February 27, 2013


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Sex sells. Looking for the easiest way to attract customers to products? Just add a little sex appeal. The purpose of advertisements is to prove that the products are of use in one way or another. Sex is one of the strongest physiological appeals. Sexual desires are even prominent in animals, with...

The dangers of online shopping: what could go wrong?

Dominic Gialdini, Highlander Entertainment Editor

February 27, 2013


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In this modern age of technology, online shopping is easy to do and allows people to purchase items from the comfort of their own homes. However, there are some downsides that the general public should first be made aware of before deciding to buy items via the Internet. First and foremost are the...

The future of gay marriage: will it ever become constitutional?

Sabrina Leung, Editorial Director

February 10, 2013


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With gay marriage bills introduced in Congress and the House calling for a vote this month, many states have once again found themselves amidst the political battleground that is the national debate over same-sex marriage. The recognition of same-sex marriage has been an on-going political, social,...

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