Valor Dictus

The Death of Writing – and Why We Must Bring it Back to Life

Andrea Darmawan, Student Opinion

April 13, 2018

I plop down on my couch after a long day of classes. I unlock my iPhone, open the News app, and start perusing the latest fashion and beauty articles. Finding one about Amazon’s most popular beauty products, I click on the story...

Letter to the Editor: Less Homework Won’t Help Students Get More Sleep

Antonio Maravilla, Guest Writer

February 24, 2017

By Antonio Maravilla, 9 The “Lack of Sleep Stunts Student Success” article in the latest edition of the Valor Dictus magazine resonated with me. However, there are many points that I do not agree with on the article. The first e...


Fatima Tahir, Guest Writer

February 5, 2017

President Donald Trump’s tumultuous first week in office marked a new beginning for American politics amidst protests, “alternative facts”, and 7 new executive orders. He was officially inaugurated on January 20th 2017; a day which he proclaimed...

Cue the Applause

Megan Thrift, Guest Writer

February 2, 2017

Personally, I don’t feel we are left out or excluded- but this is my perspective. We represent a smaller group of students in comparison to the students who would consider themselves athletes.  We call ourselves RAMbunc...

Response to TSA Article

Michael Sherburne

February 7, 2013

Both Andy Artze and Exus Altimus contributed heavily to the success of the Technology Student Association Robinson System Control Technology team capturing 2nd place in the Nation in the summer of 2012. Andy Artze built the prototype...

Letter to the Editor from the Muslim Student Association

December 21, 2012

Dear Editor, We understand your commitment to accuracy, and therefore would like to address some significant concerns regarding the “MSA fights for Friday prayers in school” news brief that appeared in the last edition of t...

Believe in What You Say – College Essay Advice from Dr. Osgood

Dr. Jayne Osgood, IB English and World Religions Teacher

December 3, 2012

Some people say that public speaking is one of the hardest things to do well.  But if you asked a senior in high school, he might tell you that it is writing the college essays.  Yup, there is almost always more than...

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