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The student news site of Carlmont High School in Belmont, California.

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The student news site of Carlmont High School in Belmont, California.

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Jordan Hanlon

Jordan Hanlon, Editor-in-Chief of The Highlander

Jordan is a senior and the current Editor-in-Chief of The Highlander, Carlmont High School's printed publication. Her current interests include opinion writing, page design, creative writing, and reading. She plans to study literary journalism and criminal justice in college.

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According to change.org, over 600,000 people have signed a petition to change snapchat back or theyll delete the app from their phones.

[Photo] Snapchat update discourages consumers

February 27, 2018

According to change.org, over 600,000 people have signed a petition to change snapchat back or they'll delete the app from their phones.

The Last Jedi is Episode Eight of the Star Wars franchise, and it was released on Dec. 15.

‘The Last Jedi’ changes the ‘Star Wars’ world forever

December 19, 2017

This article contains spoilers from 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi.' Friendly reminder: it is now canon that Luke walked in on Rey and Kylo holding hands and had the biggest dad freakout in history. But,...

Grief is one feeling among many that humans experience when a loved one dies. The others commonly being: anger, fear, regret, and guilt.

First comes sadness, then comes regret

December 7, 2017

When people die you’re supposed to feel sad. But why do we miss people so much more when they’re gone than when they’re here? You’re supposed to mourn and grieve until you’re able to...

Children that are more commonly appraised by their parents are twice as likely to develop narcissism .

Kids need to learn that life isn’t fair

November 14, 2017

"Everyone's a winner." "You did your best." "It's not about winning." "That's unfair." Yes, life isn't fair. We live in a society, especially in the Bay Area, where children believe that...

The predator is victimized even in 2017

November 6, 2017

Ninety-three. That's how many women have accused famous movie producer Harvey Weinstein of some form of sexual harassment or assault. Poor Weinstein. At least that's the narrative being pushed...

Old men ‘Trump’ women in health care decisions

October 17, 2017

Once again females don't have a say in something that only affects them. According to The Washington Post, President Trump's administration and the Department of Health and Human Services have made...

Guns are out of control

October 3, 2017

It happened again. Politicians are about to say how concerned they are about the most recent tragedy. However, they're also going to say that this isn't the time to talk about gun control. On Oct....

 SAT prep books can cost anywhere from $15 to $40.

Students have no choice but to give their money to College Board

September 23, 2017

Come pay $60 to take a five-hour test in a random class room that will determine if you're smart enough to go to college! Pay only $500 an hour for the best strategy-teaching tutor in town! Don't...

Vegans protest to fight animal oppression and warn humans about the effects of eating animal products.

Animal rights are not human rights

September 5, 2017

Animals are now allowed to vote. Animals are now allowed to own land. Animals can now attend public school! On Sept. 2, thousands of vegans in central London protested against animal oppression and...

The Lady Scots play tough defense against rivals Sequoia under the rim.

Girls basketball finishes strong against rival

January 21, 2017

Carlmont's girls basketball team had a quick start to the game as they won the jump against Sequoia. The Screaming Scots cheered wildly as freshman Catherine Dahlberg made the first basket of the game...

Many students question whether the grades they receive are really what they deserve.

A+ does not always equal intelligence

November 5, 2016

Hours of hard work, but a C on the paper. The grade on your report card does not reflect the effort you put in. In 2006, a study was done in many Turkish schools where over 800 students were contacted...

Trump’s remarks open discussion about sexual harassment

October 21, 2016

Donald Trump has yet again been accused of sexual assault. Over the last few weeks, the republican presidential candidate has been accused of rape and attempts of sexual assault eight times, and the...

Due to one fatal bite, the Zombie Apocalypse infested Carlmont students on the night of Oct. 12.

[Photo] Carlmont spirit becomes infectious

October 14, 2016

Due to one fatal bite, the Zombie Apocalypse infested Carlmont students on the night of Oct. 12.

CDC promotes flu shot to prevent outbreak

October 8, 2016

With flu season just around the corner, doctors recommend getting the flu vaccination as soon as possible. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), only 46 percent of...

Recent bombings resurrect fear in America

September 24, 2016

On Sept. 17, a bomb exploded in Ocean County, New Jersey. Later that day, a second bomb exploded in Chelsea, Manhattan, injuring 31 people. State troopers discovered a third device just a few blocks...

YouTube policy limits freedom of speech

September 11, 2016

YouTube, one of the world's largest entertainment websites, has started censoring videos. In the past five years, YouTube has served as more than just entertainment. It became a career industry. Popular...

In Pittsburgh, Uber will soon offer an autonomous option when ordering a car.

Uber is soon to be driverless

August 22, 2016

One of America's most successful start-ups, Uber, will soon be launching driverless cars for people to order. Uber is a car service, created by Travis Kalanick, much like taking a taxi, but cleaner,...

Students donate feminine hygiene products to support the Samaritian and Freedom House.

Feminist Club reaches out with feminine product drive

March 22, 2016

Carlmont's Feminist Club is running a feminine hygiene product drive from March 14 to March 28 for donation to needful communities of women as well as to fight the social stigma of discussing menstruation. The...

Freshman Jayla Chee shoots a mid-range jumper for the Scots.

Girls basketball advances to next round of CCS

February 25, 2016

The Carlmont girls basketball team defeated the Fremont Firebirds in the semi-finals of CCS on Feb. 23. The first quarter of the game started out quickly when the Firebirds won the jump, but Carlmont...

Depression is a real, treatable brain illness or health problem, often caused by large transitions in life and problems or stress at school, especially within teenagers.

Depressed students battle internal enemies

February 20, 2016

by Jordan Hanlon Many stereotypes have been associated with teenage depression, including that depression isn’t even a real illness. Depression is a serious and prevalent problem. According to...

Varsity shooting guard and freshman Ashley Trierweiler shoots two free throws for the Scots.

Scots face another loss to Menlo-Atherton

February 8, 2016

On Menlo-Atherton's senior night, Carlmont girls varsity basketball came to play MA again, yet suffered another defeat. Sophomore Victoria Mataele had scored the first point of the game for the Scots...

Junior Alexa Bayangos dribbles the ball down the middle of the key.

Defense helps varsity basketball defeat rival

January 23, 2016

The Carlmont girls varsity basketball team beat their rival, Sequoia, 62-31 on Jan. 22. The game moved quickly, the Scots taking the lead right away when freshman Jayla Chee won the jump. Carlmont...

Carlmonts center Alyssa Hayes takes a free throw after getting fouled during a drive to the basket.

Girls varsity basketball fights hard until the end

January 16, 2016

Carlmont's girls varsity basketball team suffered a rough loss against Menlo Atherton at their first home quad game. The players went on the court after both JV basketball teams had already been defeated...

Sophomore Tyrese Lopez tries to catch up on sleep in the quad after a long night of doing homework.

Sleep deprivation after break hits students hard

January 12, 2016

Students are struggling with rewiring their sleep routines after the first week back from winter break. "Although two weeks away from school doesn't seem like a lot, getting back into the usual groove...

Sam Pepper’s latest prank spikes negative reactions

December 7, 2015

Twenty-six year old Youtuber, Sam Pepper is known for his outrageous pranks on YouTube, but his latest video has the world on edge. Last week Pepper uploaded a new video to his YouTube channel showing...

Dozens of great whites spotted in the bay

November 18, 2015

In late October an unusually high amount of sharks were spotted in the bay. The sight of this many Great White sharks is not normal, especially for San Francisco and Pacifica. Just last month, a large...

In the last few years there have been dozens of incidents like the one at Spring Valley.

[Photo] People react to police assaults on students

November 4, 2015

In the last few years there have been dozens of incidents like the one at Spring Valley.

Cell phones are now considered privately owned, much like ones house or car.

A warrant is needed for police to check a cell phone

October 19, 2015

Cell phones are now officially private property. Last Thursday the Senate Bill 178, authored by Senators Mark Leno, D-San Francisco and a few others, was signed, passing a new law in California. The...

A student watches the world trending controversial YouTube video titled, Dear fat people.

Fat shamer gets slammed

October 5, 2015

A video discussing how people who suffer from obesity do not deserve special treatment caused a viral explosion on YouTube. Nicole Arbour, a 30-year-old comedian, created a video detailing her opinion...

Carlmont students intently listen to motivational speaker Keith Hawkins during this years Welcome Back assembly.

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Carlmont students intently listen to motivational speaker Keith Hawkins during this year's Welcome Back assembly.

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