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Is Student Council Just A Popularity Contest?

By Mihika Badjate Almost every school has some sort of student government, such as ASB (Associated Student Body), or an informally elected student council for each grade. Elections for these student representatives are often labeled “popularity contests,” as many students vote for …

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What is Edutainment?

By Krystal Yang The word “edutainment” has been floating around a lot in the news, especially in the era of the “Internet Age.” The term “edutainment” describes a flourishing industry that mixes education and entertainment. Education and entertainment have traditionally stood at …

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Homework Surveys

By Sid Samel School administrations often wonder how much homework their students receive on a day-to-day basis. The obvious way to find out would be homework surveys for each student to fill out each day. However, is that really the most effective …

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School Projects: Are They Worth It?

By Mihika Badjate Every student has stayed up until 2am finishing a project due the next day. Most likely, it was  one that they should have worked on earlier but either didn’t have enough time for or procrastinated on until it was …

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The Safest School in America

By Julie Broch Southwestern High School, located in Indiana, is the safest school in America. They have spent over 400,000 dollars on the installation of several security measures that greatly contribute to the safe environment present at Southwestern High. The classroom doors …

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Benefits of a School Production

By Sid Samel Many schools have theater programs that offer students a different type of education from the typical school experience. However, what are the real benefits of having a theater program? As it turns out, there are a surprising number of …

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Final Exams: Studying Tips

By Mihika Badjate It’s that wonderful time of year again! Time to get your textbooks, binder paper, and extra pack of pencils out, because final exams are coming up, and coming up fast. Studying for finals is never particularly exciting, but if …

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By Ajay Krishnan “What did the author mean by this? I expect a deep literary analysis essay, due tomorrow.” This is a daily struggle for me in Literature class. Analyze this, annotate that, you name it, I’ve done it. I’ve constantly wanted …

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Thanksgiving Traditions in School

By Kevin Bryan Thanksgiving is a holiday that most people enjoy celebrating at home with family and friends. The first foods we often think of are a sumptuous oven-roasted turkey and the most beautifully seasoned mashed potatoes. Some may even think of …

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