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Assemblies needlessly interfere with school

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March 8, 2013

Written by: Lucy Oyer All too often, Tuesday’s tutorial period is eliminated to make time for a riveting mandatory assembly, interrupting students’ scheduled activities. This could be forgivable if the assemblies’ contents were of...

Camp Everytown is conducive to a more inclusive community

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March 8, 2013

Written by: Ben Atlas and Rachel Lew Every year, as student delegates return from Camp Everytown, informal debates ensue over the camp’s merits. Opponents of the program generally claim that the insulated atmosphere creates a “cul...

Editorial: Current GPA distribution table is superior to previous year’s decile system

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March 8, 2013

In place of a decile ranking, a system which was formally abolished in the past school year, the Gunn administration has incorporated a grade point average (GPA) distribution table on the school profile it compiles and sends to...

Language classes are key to well-rounded education

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March 8, 2013

Written by: Nabeel Chollampat Within the current climate of valued skills and talents, communication still remains a fundamental aspect of society. People often lose sight of the importance of social interaction, however, because...

Teacher feedback system in need of improvement

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January 30, 2013

Written by: Mitch Donat The United States Department of Education’s mission statement includes “to encourage the involvement of the public, parents and students.” However, students tend to conceal themselves behind walls of ...

Homework a necessary component for successful learning

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January 30, 2013

Written by: Klaire Tan Homework is a daily burden teenagers deal with as students. However, for a handful of “lucky” students, homework isn’t a staple of the daily to-do list. While the majority of teachers assign homework,...

The UC requirement of capped classes not justified and should be repealed

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January 30, 2013

Written by: Cooper Aspegren and Chaewon Lee Pro: Even with extensive data on applicants ranging from test scores to summer activities, sorting through more than 150,000 students can be a daunting task for admissions officers wit...

Editorial:Current lockdown security measures have some room for improvement

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January 28, 2013

Unsigned editorials represent the majority opinion of the staff (assenting: 44; dissenting: 7; abstaining: 0)  In the aftermath of the recent Newtown shooting, schools across the country have called security procedures into que...

SAT is unfair for disadvantaged students

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December 10, 2012

Written by: Cooper Aspegren Performance on the SAT is one of the most significant factors in a college’s decision to admit or deny a student from enrollment. Because organizations like U.S. News and World Report rank universitie...

High school ranking process should be fixed

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December 10, 2012

Written by: Tim Wang In this world, every sort of product and institution is ranked and judged. People want to eat at the world’s best restaurants and read the world’s best books. High schools are no exception. However, the hig...

Homework gets us back to work

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December 10, 2012

Written by: Utkash Dubey As an outspoken conservative that has stressed the importance of presidential policy in the past, I think it’s important to understand that America’s fiscal future isn’t merely a compilation of...

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