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AP classes replace honors courses

AP classes replace honors courses

Gabby Leon, Parkway West High School

April 12, 2017


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Even with over 20 Advanced Placement (AP) courses in the West curriculum, only 28 percent of the student population enrolls in at least one AP class during their years in high school. To encourage more students to enroll, Principal Jeremy Mitchell is working with Equal Opportunity Schools (EOS) to...

Unity in a time of division

Unity in a time of division

Rebecca Allen, Carlsbad High School

April 6, 2017


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In the midst of religious division and turbulence throughout the country, a church and a temple in Carlsbad show the possibility and benefits of worshiping in the same space. In 2000, Pilgrim Church opened its doors to Temple Etz Rimon and the two congregations have been sharing a worship space ever...

Broken?

Broken?

Michael Korsh, Hopkins High School

April 5, 2017


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The takers When Lilli Appelman, junior, walked into her first ACT on Feb. 11, she was already aware of the impact those scores could have on her future. “I feel like a lot was riding on the ACT because so many colleges use this as your border-point to get you into college,” Appelman said. ...

Westboro picketers wave signs, sing songs at school for 30 minutes

Westboro picketers wave signs, sing songs at school for 30 minutes

Alec Fields, Shalhevet High School

April 5, 2017


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Nine members of the Westboro Baptist Church, including the church’s leader Timothy Phelps and his wife Lee Ann, protested outside of Shalhevet today from 7:10 to 7:40 a.m. The group, which is based in Topeka, Kans., and not connected with any other Baptist church, stood across from Shalhevet at...

Online threat tightens security at VMHS

Online threat tightens security at VMHS

Joseph Balderas, Javier Chapa, Veterans Memorial High School

April 4, 2017


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Today, school administration increased police presence and checked all students at the front doors after a threat was posted online targeting VMHS. School officials were made aware of the threat last night at around 6:30 pm and investigation immediately followed. Extra safety measures were implemented...

Dons for life walk for life

Dons for life walk for life

LeeAnne Bates, Cathedral Catholic High School

April 3, 2017


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The Dons for Life club took a big step with the pro-life movement today by joining the Walk for Life West Coast event in the heart of San Francisco. “As a Catholic school, we have to demonstrate we are pro-life,” Cathedral Catholic High School Principal Mr. Kevin Calkins said. “Clearly, one...

The St. Louis Zoo offers an ocean conservation conference

The St. Louis Zoo offers an ocean conservation conference

Carly Andeson, Parkway West High School

April 3, 2017


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For the first time, the St. Louis Zoo will be offering a Youth Ocean Conservation Summit (YOCS) to all students in grades six to 12 from Feb. 10-12. The goal of the program is to stimulate interest among midwestern students in creating and kickstarting their own nonprofit conservation projects. “We...

State lawmakers tackle teacher shortage

State lawmakers tackle teacher shortage

Alexander Derhacobian, Carlmont High School

March 31, 2017


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A widespread teacher shortage in the Bay Area has led to oversized classrooms and inadequate education for bilingual and special education students. However, a state legislator has proposed a radical bill to the California State Assembly that aims to solve this severe problem. On Jan. 17, Assemblyman...