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Social media gives new opportunities to aspiring artists

Social media gives new opportunities to aspiring artists

Annika Barsy, Staff Writer

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 of teens (13-17 years old) have access to or own a smartphone. With such a large percentage of teens having access to smartphones, it i...

Social Media causes teens to procrastinate

Social Media causes teens to procrastinate

Sjoerd Huitema, Staff writer

February 14, 2019

Ten minutes. Just ten more minutes before a student puts down their phone and starts their homework. Soon, this will turn into 30 minutes — then into an hour. For many, social media is a way to escape. It is a way to stay connected and to communicate. But as technological progress has increased, so has people’s reliance on it. “Social media causes me to procrastinate on my schoolwork because it’s very addicting, and I don’t know when to settle down and do what needs to be done,” said Kyla Orthbandt, a junior. Timothy A. Pychyl, a...

Suicide and selfies are closer together than you think

Suicide and selfies are closer together than you think

Mikayla Nguyen, Staff Writer

January 19, 2019

Another flaw, another tear, another scar. Many people have social media, and they spend a lot of their time looking at their friends’ posts and creating their own — but studies show this can lower their self-esteem.  Looking for the perfect angle, perfect background, and perfect lighting to display th...

Social Justice Sewing Academy pieces together the future

Social Justice Sewing Academy pieces together the future

Nisha Marino, Highlander Editor-in-Chief

March 26, 2018

People are angry. People are demanding social and political change. The Social Justice Sewing Academy (SJSA) provides a platform for people to express their emotions through art. According to its website, “By using textile art as a vehicle for personal transformation and community cohesion, SJSA...

Poster contest raises awareness for social justice

Poster contest raises awareness for social justice

Justin Som, Staff Writer

February 25, 2018

Across San Mateo County libraries, students in 5th to 12th grade competed in the Teen Social Justice Poster Contest to show their support for equality for all different types of people. With #openforall as their slogan, these youths pushed themselves to create the most creative and eye-catching post...

Social media continues to veil effective coping

Social media continues to veil effective coping

Editorial Staff, Site Editors

October 8, 2017

Whether news comes through emails, texts, or snapchats, we all use social media to share experiences and get information. But social media veils the truths about lives and events. “Social media is like this giant filter on everyone’s lives and in my eyes, it’s fake and not genuine, so having...

Day of Silence speaks volumes for LGBTQ students

Day of Silence speaks volumes for LGBTQ students

Ry X, Social Media Director

April 20, 2017

Every year, students from thousands of schools take a vow of silence for one day to commemorate the LGBTQ lives affected by bullying and harassment. This year, Day of Silence will be on April 21. “LGBTQ students are pushed into silence by not always being in the right environment, not having someb...

Social media ruins social lives

Social media ruins social lives

Rachel Hunter, Staff Writer

January 24, 2017

Snapchat, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and other social networks are ruining the teenager lifestyle. Almost all teenagers never know when to stop using their phones. Teenagers are more focused on themselves and what other people think of them, however, they have never realized their own personalitie...

History teacher awarded for social justice work

History teacher awarded for social justice work

Connor Lin, Staff Writer

January 21, 2017

On Jan. 16, Carlmont history teacher Karen Ramroth was given the Dorothy Boyajian Honored Teacher Award. This award recognizes teachers in the community who reflect the ideals of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and teach students about justice and diversity. Ramroth said, “This award was named after Dor...

Kind week surpasses social norms

Kind week surpasses social norms

Adriana Ramirez, Staff Writer

September 20, 2016

Adriana Ramirez reports on Kind week at Carlmont and how this serves as a positive influence for students and staff.

Students react to After School app

Students react to After School app

Nicoe del Cardayre, Staff Writer

November 9, 2015

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