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Technology is not a fashion statement

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October 24, 2012

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Written by: Utkash Dubey Technology should serve one clear purpose: to make life simpler. But as consumer-targeting tech giants release more and more goodies, it is inevitable that at some point the newest mobile gadget will be m...

Extending library hours would be beneficial to many students

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October 24, 2012

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Written by: Alvin Wang While the library is an invaluable student resource, its effectiveness is restricted by the limited hours. There are many tools in the library that attract students during school and even after school. Ho...

Participation should not be valid grading criteria

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October 24, 2012

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Written by: Leon Cheong The classroom is often considered a place where students can interact and experience “hands-on” learning. Indubitably, participation in class is vital to an enriching education. However, participation sh...

Humanities deserve more regard than STEM courses

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October 24, 2012

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Written by: Ben Atlas While Gunn remains one of the world’s premier public high schools in academics, it provides a curriculum highly slanted toward fields in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). This emph...

Open education supplements classes

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October 10, 2012

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Written by: Ben Atlas New standards of convenience created by the Internet have brought about a new style of teaching: open education. A free, Internet-based means of teaching, open education provides a way for students to learn,...

Celebrity lives too over hyped

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October 10, 2012

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Written by: Mitch Donat The popular culture of actors, musicians, politicians and more has exploded in the 21st century. It seems anyone can act in a film or spit an insulting comment and find themselves on the cover of People...

Hasty Facebook posts hurt others

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October 10, 2012

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Written by: Chaewon Lee I’m fairly certain that when Mark Zuckerberg created the social media network Facebook, he didn’t mean for it to become what it is for many teens now: a battlefield for popularity. During a time heavily...

Schoology deserves stamp of approval

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October 10, 2012

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Written by: Ben Atlas While the networking system for student-teacher interaction has been in relative turmoil over the last few years, Schoology provides a ray of hope with its unprecedented simplicity. Implemented this current...

Schoology deserves stamp of approval

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October 10, 2012

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Written by: Ben Atlas While the networking system for?student-teacher interaction has been?in relative turmoil over the last few?years, Schoology provides a ray of hope?with its unprecedented simplicity.?Implemented this current...

Hasty Facebook posts hurt others

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October 7, 2012

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Written by Chaewon Lee I’m fairly certain that when Mark Zuckerberg created the social media network Facebook, he didn’t mean for it to become what it is for many teens now: a battlefield for popularity. During a time heavily in...

Owning a car during high school is beneficial for teenagers

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October 7, 2012

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Written by Catalina Zhao and Boot Bullwinkle Pro: After completing 16 laps around the sun, teenagers finally become eligible to get behind the wheels of a car and put the pedal to the metal. It’s in every teenager’s bes...

SEC has set concrete goals, could still improve student communication

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October 7, 2012

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  During the summer, members of the Student Executive Council (SEC) went on a one-day retreat to brainstorm and discuss action points for the upcoming school year. Goals that the SEC has set include putting on better events...

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