Category Archives: Opinion

Should colleges be race-blind in admissions?

The only thing that is more American than apple pie is a lawsuit. Recently, an advocacy group known as Students for Fair Admissions filed two lawsuits accusing colleges of racial…

Has our nation become too politically correct?

Respecting other cultures, watching your words and keeping up with proper pronouns is important. But telling a 6-year-old child she can’t dress up like a Native American for Halloween because…

Objections

OBJECTION to the district’s policy of recklessly destroying vegetation. Not only are native shrubs and majestic Monterey pines torn up from the roots or denied their natural fruition, but the…

Understanding Feminism: A Skeptic’s Guide

So, because I’m protecting my reputation as wannabe social crusader for this issue, let’s talk about feminism. You guys, I have heard too often the following phrase: “I’m not a…

Letter from the Editors: Hey Padres

Hey Padres, Welcome to the first full Sandpiper issue of the school year! The newspaper class has 10 people, and this year’s staff is made up of juniors and seniors,…

Student complaints about community service exaggerated

It has become common occurrence to hear students complain about the community service requirement to graduate and how they have yet to complete it. As the year comes to a…

Social media causing narcissism in Millenials?

Millennials, also known as the Millennial Generation or Generation Y, is the moniker applying to those born between the 1980s and the early 2000s. All current CHS students fall into…

Is positive reinforcement affecting self-esteem?

It is about time for my yearly checkup, but unlike other kids, I am not afraid to be going. I have always been one of those kids in the 99…

How does the U.S. education system measure up to China’s?

The United States education system is in a state of crisis. You don’t have to look far to see the U.S. sinking far below other education systems.

Is 2014 grad site realistic?

For decades, graduation has been held on the Carmel High School football field, providing plenty of room for guests. But the 2014 graduation is slated to take place in the…