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Proposed Algebra I lane alters math courses for students
Proposed Algebra I lane alters math courses for students
Anriya Wang, Reporter • May 23, 2022

The latest proposed California mathematics framework recommends students take Algebra I in ninth grade or later. The framework, which was presented in May of 2021, hopes to ensure that students are at a comfortable level,...

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Students should consider criteria other than selectivity, prestige to measure education value of college experience
Students should consider criteria other than selectivity, prestige to measure education value of college experience
Amann Mahajan, Forum Editor • May 23, 2022

Obsession with college selectivity and prestige is a ubiquitous phenomenon. A quick surf on YouTube reveals a whole host of “college decisions reactions,” including tantalizing thumbnails with phrases...

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House plants 101: 4 house plants that are easy to maintain
House plants 101: 4 house plants that are easy to maintain
Vivian Studdert, Reporter • April 15, 2022

Cast-iron plant The large, glossy leaves of Aspidistra elatior give it the aesthetic of a Spanish-tiled courtyard on a Pinterest board. Yet, its subtle beauty and simplicity conceals its indestructibility. Aspidistra...

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Math teacher Gopi Tantod balances teaching, motherhood
Math teacher Gopi Tantod balances teaching, motherhood
Amann Mahajan, Forum Editor • May 23, 2022

She’s a teacher by day and a mom by night. Like many superheroes, math teacher Gopi Tantod lives a double life. She spends her day expounding on the mysteries of complex mathematics and stays up late into the night working...

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Should students travel this summer?
Should students travel this summer?
May 23, 2022

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Underclassmen on varsity teams make connections, improve skill
Irene Tsen, Reporter • May 24, 2022

High school varsity sports inspire tight-knit connections between teammates through intense training sessions and a shared sense of responsibility to the team. The select few underclassmen on varsity team...

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The Student News Site of Henry M. Gunn High School
The Student News Site of Henry M. Gunn High School