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Form or Fashion: Dress to impress for right reasons

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February 22, 2012

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By Casey O'Connell: The Facebook generation has grown up on stage. Nearly every teen and young adult has an electronic wall of carefully selected flattery. The tremendous pressure to get noticed often plays out at school. Proud...

Competition breeds success, not stressful environments

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February 22, 2012

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By Ben Atlas: Our school is commonly known for its academic prowess, rigorous curriculum and extraordinarily high levels of stress. This often begs the question: is the amount of anxiety over grades too high a price for academic...

Shop smart, efficiently over the holidays

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January 7, 2012

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By Samantha Donat: Scream! Rumble. Rumble. Yelp! No, that isn’t a zoo you’re hearing, although that’s a good guess. It’s virtually the noise one hears in every mall in America each year in the weeks that follow Thanksgi...

The Oracle holds educational showdown: public education

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January 5, 2012

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By Cooper Aspegren: Public schools, traditionally dismissed in favor of private schools, nevertheless hold superiority over their more acclaimed counterpart. A public school, by definition, accepts financial support from publi...

The Oracle holds educational showdown: private education

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January 5, 2012

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By Ben Atlas: Because it’s rated the 42nd best high school in the country by Newsweek, Gunn students can’t relate to an average public school experience. However, outside of the enclosed bubble that is Gunn, private schools t...

Leave personal tech gear at home

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January 5, 2012

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By Amrita Moitra: Would you carry $600 in your backpack? The obvious answer is no. This logic, though, is contradicted constantly as teenagers bring expensive iPhones, iPads and other technology to school. However, with this p...

Why the game “nose goes” is pointless

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January 5, 2012

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By Melia Dunbar: “Nose goes.” Say it. It’s easy. It’s fast. How cute. Say it again. Unfortunately, the implications of the game itself are much less charming than the fact that it rhymes. We’ve all inevitably particip...

Experience classes before judging

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January 5, 2012

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By Anna Qin: What’s the first thing I did before entering junior year, the most feared year of a high school student’s career? I became a detective—whether it’s Advanced Placement (AP) United States History (APUSH), ...

Group projects more advantageous than individual work

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January 5, 2012

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By Sam Hayward: “Guess what, class, time for group projects!” Cue collective sigh. In theory, group projects are an excellent method to bring classmates together, encourage teamwork and distribute workload among students. Howev...

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