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Many students plan out their work by checking Canvas and writing a schedule in their planners.

The advantages and hardships of distance learning

March 29, 2020

On March 16, the first day of distance learning, Carlmont students opened their eyes to rooms full of sunlight, likely feeling refreshed from a good night's rest and the option...

Alison Kim looks disappointedly at another blocked website while she tries to do research for school.

Student grievances challenge Carlmont’s online policies

May 24, 2019

It isn't uncommon for students using a school-issued device or the campus wifi to find many of their online sources blocked by the Sequoia Union High School District. There...

Many artists that post their art online deal with art theft at one point or another.

Online art theft goes unregulated on Instagram

April 9, 2019

Imagine you just got home from a long day of school. You drop your backpack, lazily take off your shoes, and throw yourself onto your bed. You reach for your phone to see how your ...

An illustration features Alice Muir's Instagram art account.

Social media gives new opportunities to aspiring artists

February 14, 2019

Social media has increased its popularity with teens and is now being used to broadcast their artistic talents. According to a 2018 study by the Pew Research Center, 95 percent...

Amazon is one of the main  websites people use to complete their holiday shopping.

Going holiday shopping in-store versus online

December 2, 2018

As the holiday season approaches, Americans scramble for efficient ways of getting gifts for friends and family.   There are many options for getting presents for loved ones, whet...

Principal Ralph Crame and Administrative Vice Prinicipal Grant Steunenberg discuss the Bark program and its effects on the school.

District implements new system to monitor online student activity

November 6, 2018

Technology has become increasingly more significant in student lives over the past decade or so. As a result, Carlmont provides Chromebooks as well as Wi-Fi to students on campus....

Online petitions: success or scam?

November 12, 2014

The First Amendment gives US citizens the right to petition without fear of prosecution, but how effective are these petitions? Websites like allow citizens to virtually...

Google fights online piracy

Google fights online piracy

October 20, 2014

Google announced changes to its search engine in order to fight online piracy. The music industry's longtime frustration with illegal sites continuously appearing in Google...

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Common App woes: how online glitches make applying to college a nightmare

December 17, 2013

Technical difficulties arise with the Common App as seniors rush to submit college applications. In an era where college applications are submitted primarily online, most wou...

The future of online shopping

February 27, 2013

Our society wants instant gratification. We want to be able to get on the Internet and purchase exactly what we want, when we want, and for the price we want. This has made online shopping one of the fastest growing businesses in the world, as shown by the overnight success of Groupon, a site that gives large discounts on a product or service. "It’s easier to buy online as I don’t need...

The dangers of online shopping: what could go wrong?

Dominic Gialdini, Highlander Editor

February 27, 2013

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 possibilities of credit card fraud and of scams. According to the FBI’s website, in 2010, people...

Online media may kill DVDs

December 5, 2012

As online media services like Netflix become more popular, entertainment is at the fingertips of students at all times.Students spend more time engaged in media, which raises the question as to whether this harms their academic performance. Chandler Kowtko, a junior at Carlmont said, “I use Netflix a few times a week. Maybe three to four. It hasn’t affected my work at all though. If I have to...

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