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AP tests stress students, security alike

AP tests stress students, security alike

Jenny DeStefano, Glen Rock High School

May 17, 2017


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Advanced Placement students began to take their respective exams starting on May 1, leading some to groan about studying and others to question the courses’ importance. The College Board, maker of the SAT exam, produces the AP tests. These exams marked the unofficial end of AP courses, capped off...

Rolling on the River: Louisiana team wins competition to build floating school, partners with Cowen Institute

Rolling on the River: Louisiana team wins competition to build floating school, partners with Cowen Institute

Fiona Grathwohl, Tulane University

May 11, 2017


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When the school year begins in the fall of 2018, students will be filing into traditional classrooms across the country. New Harmony High School students, however, will be attending their classes on a barge on the Mississippi River. New Harmony will be a mobile school on a Mississippi River barge,...

Anonymous surveys improve classes by giving students a voice

Anonymous surveys improve classes by giving students a voice

Nicole Soussana, Shalhevet High School

May 11, 2017


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Judaic Studies teacher Rabbi David Block likes to present basic information to his classes using slides, and then teach the ideas and concepts that tie these facts together. But at the end of the first semester, he learned that his students felt they were spending too much time copying the slides,...

Proposition T passes

Proposition T passes

Greg Svirnovskiy, Marquette High School

May 9, 2017


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Thousands of citizens across Chesterfield went to the polls on April 4 to cast their votes in the newest cycle of city-wide elections. Headlining the ballot were three positions for the RSD Board of Education as well as the fate of Proposition Thrive. Prop T proposed a $95.5 million bond issue, which...

Trump proposes Bay cleanup cuts

Trump proposes Bay cleanup cuts

Lauren Becker and Edward Benner, The John Carroll School

May 9, 2017


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Junior Jessica Bauer stares over the edge of the boat as she and her family travel down the Middle River, a tributary of the Chesapeake Bay. She sees splashes of color floating on top of the murky water that don’t fit in with the surrounding ecosystem. These splashes of color are various pieces of...

Finding strength

Finding strength

Riley Galloway, Coppell High School

May 5, 2017


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Blue and red lights were flashing outside the window, I could see several police cars lined up around our curved driveway. I was nervous, thinking to myself ‘what is going to happen? Will my family be OK? Did this really just happen?’ Moments before, my mom was lying on the bathroom floor, a victim...

Bracket or bust: March Madness takes over

Bracket or bust: March Madness takes over

Brooke McKelvey, West Linn High School

May 4, 2017


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Mounting on the already present stress of tests before spring break, students have growing concern about something else – their NCAA March Madness bracket. Whether it’s to test their luck or compete against their friends, students have been watching their brackets for the past week. “I keep...

West faces drop in enrollment

West faces drop in enrollment

Emma Bernick, Davenport West High School

May 4, 2017


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West’s enrollment number is the lowest it has been in the past five years, with only 1640 students attending West as of April 2017. At the beginning of the 2015-2016 school year, there were 1898 students attending West, according to Davenport Community School District Specialist Joshua Sun. Associate...