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OPINION: I don’t want Donald Trump texting me

OPINION: I don’t want Donald Trump texting me

Kiera O'Hara-Heinz

October 6, 2018


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On Wednesday, Oct. 3 at 11:18 a.m. PDT, phones all across SCHS and the United States received a notification, seemingly from President Donald Trump. The message, which was received by over 225 million phones, read “Presidential Alert- THIS IS A TEST of the National Wireless Emergency Alert System....

OPINION: If you give a student a Lexile

Melina Kritikopoulos

September 19, 2018


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Chances are, they won't be tested accurately. Novels are complex, synthesized pieces of text. There is no way a number can label an amalgamation of ideas that may have taken years to create. The school system, however, thinks otherwise. A Lexile measure is assigned to a student after their completion...

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...

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