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AP course prerequisites should be more lenient

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June 4, 2012

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PRO written by Leon Cheong The end of the school year comes hand-in-hand with the dreaded arrival of Advanced Placement (AP) tests. Upperclassmen who stack their AP courses take the heat during May. Despite the stress-inducing ...

EDITORIAL: The Opinion of The Oracle

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June 4, 2012

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Student focus should be on pursuing interests, not impressing colleges A recent survey administered by a district-hired consultant showed that nearly 70 percent of Gunn students feel anxiety about getting into the college they...

U.S. drinking age should be changed

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June 4, 2012

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Written By Ysé Massot The U.S. minimum legal drinking age (MLDA) of 21 was one of 39 measures ratified in the 1980s to reduce vehicular accidents, injuries, homicides and suicides caused by drinking excess. However, keeping...

Trayvon Martin case skewed by media bias

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June 4, 2012

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Written by: Ben Atlas Trayvon Martin, a 17-year-old African-American boy from Sanford, Florida, was shot and killed by George Zimmerman on Feb. 26. Zimmerman, a 28 year-old multiracial Hispanic, has been accused of murder fue...

‘Holograms’ exploit superstars’ fame

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June 4, 2012

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Written by: Mitch Donat On Sep. 13, 1996, Tupac Shakur died of fatal gunshots to the chest. 16 years later, he gave one of the most memorable and bodacious performances ever seen at the Coachella concert in California.  Through...

Editorial Cartoon

March 21, 2012

Stop calling me “freshmen”

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March 21, 2012

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By Emily Yao: “Would you like a kid’s menu?” It’s a question I thought I would never hear after entering high school. Every time I go to a restaurant, the servers will ask me that same exact question, and it can be qui...

Education change you can believe in

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March 21, 2012

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By Eric Noh: As the 2012 presidential elections are rapidly approaching, it is time for Americans to evaluate the educational policies outlined by President Barack Obama since taking office in 2008. It should be noted that Ob...

The Oracle debates language testing: Fluent speakers are discriminated against on standardized tests

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March 19, 2012

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By Elsa Chu: When sitting in a French, Spanish, German, Chinese or Japanese class, there are always a few native speakers who sit at their desks and look constantly bored. A language class usually includes students who feel t...

Rely on your brain, not tech

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March 19, 2012

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By Annie Tran: Our generation truly is a paradox unto itself. We have grown up with a need for speed and a greed for success; it is a time of innovation and great change, but as with every great thing, there comes a catch. In ...

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