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REVIEW: The 2018 Emmys attempted to diversify their winners but to no avail

Chariah Williams

September 23, 2018

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The lack of on-screen representation for boys and girls alike is influential. Without it, they are deemed different, which causes them to believe they need to change. The Emmys aired last Monday with a failed attempt to create a more diverse Hollywood. The whole show felt forced, like it was a re...

School start times to remain the same after Governer Jerry Brown’s veto of SB 328

Alina Jafri

September 22, 2018

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On Thursday Sept. 20, Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed Senate Bill 328, the bill mandating all schools in California must start at 8:30 a.m. or later. California lawmakers approved SB 328 on August 31, and Gov. Brown had to approve or veto the bill  by September 30. SCUSD Board Clerk Jodi Muirhead believed t...

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 ...

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