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Why we shouldn’t use scantrons for tests

Why we shouldn’t use scantrons for tests

by Isis Kirkland, Twitter Manager

May 31, 2018


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Scantrons are a method of grading multiple choice, or true or false tests. Scantrons are a common instrument used for testing in our high school. Most teachers hand out scantrons for tests or quizzes instead of having to manually grade handwritten answers. Scantrons are also partially used for midterm...

Why schools should sell plastic water bottles

Why schools should sell plastic water bottles

by Alyssa Messikian, Staff Writer

May 31, 2018


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To think that all schools across the country should stop selling plastic water bottles in their cafeterias seems like an arduous task. Of course large amounts of plastic are jeopardizing to our planet, but if students are taught about recycling properly, then we should be allowed to have plastic water bottles ...

Do we have enough snow days?

May 30, 2018


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It’s time for a digital evolution

It’s time for a digital evolution

by Lizzy Bonica, Staff Writer

May 30, 2018


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  eBooks and similar devices have risen in popularity in the last decade. However, many Americans still prefer the printed word over eBooks available on Kindles and other devices. Perhaps, for many of us, the aesthetic and simplicity is why paper books are still preferred. Nevertheless, the po...

Books, bytes, and beyond

Books, bytes, and beyond

by Julia Piermatteo, Staff Writer

May 30, 2018


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Call me an old-fashioned book nerd, but I don’t have a Kindle. Or a Nook. But I do have a shelf full of books at home. I enjoy walking to the library. I enjoy the thrill of opening a new book and the satisfaction of closing it when I’m done. I used to read to my grandma, and through books I...

Art Education in High School is Necessary

by Sophie Molloy, Staff Writer

May 30, 2018


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There are a plethora of art careers that can be achieved from being educated and skilled in the artistic field.  Graphic design, photography, illustration, and anything classified as a creative field has relation to art. High school as well as grade school art classes teach their students about the ...

Why Art Education in High School isn’t Necessary

Why Art Education in High School isn’t Necessary

by Spencer LaVine, Staff Writer

May 30, 2018


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    Art classes. They can be fun, intriguing, boring, even confusing. Arts classes can be described by many adjective but necessary is not one of them. I take no issue with the fact that the classes are offered, and even take a number myself, and I am not even advocating for their remov...

Why it is unfair to say that eating meat is unethical

Why it is unfair to say that eating meat is unethical

by Abby Stern, Staff Writer

May 30, 2018


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Since the dawn of time, animals have eaten other animals.  The hawk eats the snake which eats the mouse. Meat sustains animals, and humans, as animals, eat meat to sustain them.  The food chain is a natural part of life, so to claim that eating meat is unethical is unnatural. The only reason a person can become a vegeta...

Why we need to be able to print directly from our laptops

by Riya Divekar, Staff Writer

May 29, 2018


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The great new addition of computers for each student in our school is extremely convenient. But, what happens when you have to print out that five page research paper in school, which is due the next period? Oh, all you have to do is go through the process of emailing it to the media center speciali...

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