Don’t Change What Isn’t Broken

October 20, 2016

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Imagine a school with students that stay in a classroom for an hour and a half at a time and only address half of their subjects a day. Missing just one day of school, currently an inconvenience for students who are sick, involved...

Closed Campus Closed Minded

Kyle Flett & Aleksandra Markovic, Staff Writer

October 20, 2016

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Why are we confined to the high school campus during the lunch period? Imagine having a choice between a delicious Nations' Giant Hamburger or a small, discolored school cafeteria burger. By the way, the Nations burger...

Grading Reform Needed in Physical Education

Ava Mason and Annette Ungermann

October 20, 2016

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Physical Education should not be graded on athletic ability, but on one's personal effort. For many high school freshman and sophomores, the P.E. period is a source of unnecessary anxiety. The problem is that physical education...

Exclusively Digital Curriculum Needed

Rachel Szymanski and Claire Mueller

October 18, 2016

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Should laptops replace textbooks? Technology can literally lighten the student work load. My backpack is almost filled to the brim each day with notebooks, pencils, textbooks. But in biology I don't need any of those traditio...

Less Homework, NOT Late Start, Solution to Sleep Deprivation

Vaughn Luthringer & Samuel Ganten, Staff Writers

October 18, 2016

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Controversy over school start times has recently increased as students have progressively become more and more sleep deprived. A 2010 study by The Journal of Adolescent Health found that "a scant 8% of US high school students...

Bay Area Best Place on Earth

Julia Sabey, Staff Writer

May 26, 2016

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We won the lottery by being born in the Bay Area. More specifically, by being born (and/or raised) in a bubble in the bay. We have the best of both worlds, growing up in Lamorinda with San Francisco, Berkeley, Oakland, and more...

New College Application Not Effective Solution

Kelly Pien, Editor-in-Chief

May 26, 2016

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College. That single word that can provoke 2 very different emotions in seniors and juniors. In seniors: relief, excitement, promise of freedom. In juniors: anxiety and uncertainty. The college application process for...

Where Are We Headed, Really?

Rachel Jin, Lifestyle Editor

May 24, 2016

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College decisions and the impending graduation of the class of 2016 is a reminder to current juniors that "You better start getting yourself together real soon, son." Yet, I find myself drifting farther and farther away from...

Canine Companions Better Than Human Friends

Daniela Moroz, Staff Writer

May 19, 2016

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For the past 40,000 years, dogs have been companions for humans. In most recent history,  dogs have served their human companions in a variety of ways, from avalanche rescue to police work. They are loyal and reliable partners,...

Common Core Testing Not Answer to Millennial Malfunctions

Isabel Owens, News Editor

May 12, 2016

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The "California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress" English and math tests will be administered to sophomores and juniors from May 16 through May 27. The standards assessed by the CAASPP were developed in response...

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