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Why we have enough snow days

Why we have enough snow days

by Tara Lagattuta, Staff Writer

June 4, 2018

Snow days. They come few in a year, but bring excitement and joy to students who are dying for a day off. When creating the school calendar, there is always controversy when it comes to the number of snow days included for the school year. This previous year, the calendar only allowed for two sno...

Let us sleep

Let us sleep

by Kate Casey, Managing Editor

June 4, 2018

The human body is an amazing machine. Unlike any other known organism in the universe it can create advanced ideas, sense emotion, communicate through language, and thousands of other incredible things. So why are schools ridding teenagers of sleep, one of the only things the body asks in return? ...

Bathrooms are disgusting

by Ben Solomon

June 1, 2018

Using the bathrooms in the school is like taking your chances of pouring yourself some old milk that’s around it expiration date  it’s either going to be fine, or it will be absolutely disgusting. I understand that keeping a bathroom clean is tough especially if a number of people have to sha...

School begins at just the right time

School begins at just the right time

by Christine Nappi, Copy Editor

June 1, 2018

For the average high school student, school beginning at 7:50 a.m. is just the right time. Although many argue that this time is too early, it is a perfectly adequate time to begin the day. Beginning school on the earlier side is better in the essence that students will be able to leave earlier. ...

The bathrooms are clean (enough)

The bathrooms are clean (enough)

by Luke Brangaccio, Advertising Manager

May 31, 2018

The cleanliness of the bathrooms is an issue that finds its way into discussion every year, and typically very little is done. This is not because of a lack of effort, however, it is actually because of a lack of need. The bathroom quality changes daily, and significantly per day, in fact. A bathroom...

Why we shouldn’t use scantrons for tests

Why we shouldn’t use scantrons for tests

by Isis Kirkland, Twitter Manager

May 31, 2018

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

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 ...

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