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Popular culture and social media allow politically incorrect and offensive phrases to become a normal part of society.

Popular culture normalizes political incorrectness for teenagers

February 6, 2019

“That’s so gay.” You are walking down the school hallway on a typical day. You pass through a group of kids clustered around a locker and hear various racial slurs. You t...

Freshman Emily Garcia* takes a hit off her Juul.

Drug use seeps into high school culture

February 5, 2019

Millions of thoughts parade across your conscience. Your heart begins to pound. The slim black device sits on top of your homework. You hear it echoing your name. You reach fo...

Parental expectations of typical teenage behavior can often overwhelm a teenager, causing them to assume that they have to conform to stereotypes.

Teenagers need understanding, not fixing

January 31, 2019

"I hate you!" Her words echo down the hallway, followed by the slam of a bedroom door and the distinctive click of a lock. Her parents are left gaping at the barrier between them and thei...

Why I (probably) shouldn’t be able to vote

March 24, 2018

Joseph Gomez describes his problems with the concept of lowering the voting age.

Great America is transformed into the frightening attraction, the Haunt, during the month of October. This is where thefts perpetrated by teens occurred the weekend before Halloween.

Great America terrorized by a mob of teenagers

November 1, 2017

Many Bay Area residents’ nights came to a shocking end when mobs of thieves went on a rampage at Great America’s Haunt. Exact numbers are unknown, but police believe that 15-20 boy...

42 percent of 18-year-olds do not know how to iron a shirt.

Teenagers: It’s time to act your age

November 2, 2014

Say goodbye to the days when your teachers held your hand and gave you a homework pass when you had a rough night, because it's time to grow up. For many of us, this will be...

The Belmont Library is full of opportunities to get involved and better the community.

Teenagers are surrounded by opportunities daily

February 18, 2014

The Belmont-San Carlos area is desperate for help from students, especially those whose goal is to better the community and help those around them. Students start high school and immedia...

Newspapers are becoming increasingly irrelevant to teenagers: Why some students don’t read “The Highlander”

Newspapers are becoming increasingly irrelevant to teenagers: Why some students don’t read “The Highlander”

December 2, 2013

Read this. Are you still reading? Is this even relevant to you? Let’s be honest. Teenagers just don’t care, and it’s astonishing for students to bother reading beyond...

The website Brian Holloway set up to identify the list of the 300 partygoers and provide information about the event and  how to help is located at

Former NFL star reached out to house-crashing teenagers

September 23, 2013

On Labor Day weekend, ex-NFL player Brian Holloway was shocked to find that 300 Stephenstown, N.Y. teenagers had held a destructive party in his house while he was away. Instea...

Miranda Santana with her mom when she was a baby

Struggling with cancer: Carlmont teenagers go through life-changing experiences

April 18, 2012

Since 3000 B.C. when the first case of cancer was reported, cancer has evolved significantly and a cure still remains a medical mystery. What most teenagers at Carlmont don’t...

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