The Roar

AP policy restricts dropping

Raquel Bowman

September 26, 2014


Filed under Campus, Top Stories

Every year, students approach AP classes with zeal, only to be slapped in the face by a heavy workload. However, dropping an AP course can be just as much work as staying in one, according to vice principal Tony Lam. According to the school’s AP Drop Policy, students have up to six weeks to drop...

Police action prompts shelter-in-place for P.E. students

Sophia Kakarala

September 25, 2014


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Several P.E. classes were instructed to take shelter inside on Wednesday, due to concerns about an intruder on campus. The incident occurred toward the end of fifth period, when the P.E. classes were still outside. According to an email that principal Gregory Shelby sent to parents, Santa Clara police...

Suspensions now to be served at Wilson High School

Suspensions now to be served at Wilson High School

Raquel Bowman

September 23, 2014


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A suspension may seem akin to a day off– the opportunity to stay home without worrying about school. But a change in district policy means that at-home suspensions will no longer be an option for many students. Starting this year, students who have committed only minor offenses will serve their susp...

Q&A with math teacher Taylor Burk

Q&A with math teacher Taylor Burk

Maya Singh and Michelle García

September 18, 2014


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Q: What did you want to be growing up? A: When I was really little, I wanted to be a lawyer because my mom was a lawyer, and when I was in high school, I wanted to be a news anchor. Then I realized that those jobs are really hard to get, so in college I decided I wanted to be an accountant. I so...

Q&A with math teacher Christopher Gallick 

Q&A with math teacher Christopher Gallick 

Olivia Brady and Jorge Orellana

September 17, 2014


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Q: What did you want to be when you were growing up? A: When I was growing up, I didn’t want to be anything in particular, in terms of profession. However, I was interested in math and science. I just picked a direction, a very general direction, and I kept going in it, in math and physics espe...

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