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Opinion: Cry for unity

Opinion: Cry for unity

November 20, 2018

When George Washington left office he warned Americans of the dangers of political parties. But now, as a country, we still find ourselves running to them and are facing all the ramifications Washington predicted.   It's time for our nation to stop dividing and start unifying. America has become so polarized and so divided that Americans have bec...

Broke in education

Broke in education

May 2, 2018

Is the funding system for education broke in  broken? Are politicians putting money where it is truly needed? 

Typical School Day

Typical School Day

May 2, 2018

Gremlins after midnight

Gremlins after midnight

May 2, 2018

At the beginning of April, chemical attacks were reported in the Syrian town of Douma. The event in question led to the creation of a faction of western states: The United States, The United Kingdoms, France, and Canada, and another faction of Syria, Iran, and Russia. The first faction accused the Syrian government of using chemical attacks while t...

Block scheduling fosters in-depth learning

November 7, 2017

49 minutes. 49 minutes to take attendance. Settle the class down. Collect homework. Pass out worksheets. Begin a group discussion. Separate the students into groups. Shuffle the desks around. Log in to the computers. Pack everything back up. All this in 49 minutes. Cramming all of this-not to mention the teaching itself-into a 49-minute class peri...

An F for effort

An F for effort

March 24, 2017

Think about your favorite high school teacher of all time. What is that teacher like? Chances are, that teacher went the extra mile. They spent more time to explain something you didn’t understand, they were a shoulder to lean on when you were having a hard time, or they just treated you like an intelligent person. Now, picture the worst high sch...

A bona fide Pinocchio

A bona fide Pinocchio

March 22, 2017

Unit 5’s over-population issue

Unit 5’s over-population issue

March 16, 2017

A monotone bell rings, echoing across the empty halls. Suddenly, doors fling open, and the decibel level rises as students pour from every door. Yells between students rise like fog over a bay in the morning, each one trying to overpower the other. They pierce the madness like a foghorn, telling of how badly someone failed a test, or how much PE sucked t...

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