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OPINION: Replacing state testing with entrance exams would be better for students

Sam Hunt

September 17, 2018


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The Pathways to College Act, or AB 1951, was first proposed late January of this year, and if passed, will allow school districts to replace tests from the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) with college entrance exams, such as the ACT or SAT. The bill passed in the ...

OPINION: Curving grades doesn’t give students the feedback they would receive from traditional scoring

Sasha Syrevych

September 14, 2018


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“I’m going to curve this test,” are six words many students want to hear. Most students in high school are familiar with the “grade curve” concept. It is a belief that letter grades in a given class should be distributed along a bell curve, where the class average is a C, so teachers curve ...

OPINION: I don’t need 40 year old followers

Kiera O'Hara-Heinz

May 29, 2018


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With modern teenagers’ lives being consumed by technology, it is no surprise that some teachers would turn to social media to communicate with students. Though this may seem like a harmless tool, students and teachers connecting through social media is unprofessional and can have dangerous conseque...

OPINION: Is middle college the right path for students?

May 24, 2018


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PRO: By Kiara Thorp Many SCHS students have taken an uncommon route for high school education through Middle College. According to the Middle College website, the Mission Middle College Program (MMCP)  is a collaboration with the Santa Clara Unified School District (SCUSD) to offer high scho...

OPINION: The comedy genre has become a quick cash-grab for major film studios

Vincent Nguyen

May 10, 2018


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Hollywood’s latest monstrosity of a film, “Overboard,” debuted May 4 and received an appalling Rotten Tomatoes score of 31 percent. The movie, which finds its laughs in raunchiness and bodily harm, centers around the idiotic and, frankly, unethical plot of Anna Faris abducting an amnesiac to teach ...

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