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School should end sooner for seniors

Ian Criman, Editorials Editor

April 19, 2013

For most seniors, their year ends April 1st.  Getting into college makes it feel like senior year is over and done with, and senioritis really begins to kick in.  When IB exams are over, school should end officially ...

Early dismissal is a necessary bone to throw to seniors

Tim White, Production Editor

April 19, 2013

This editorial is not meant to be a list of lazy senior grievances. However there are certain gripes in the senior community which cannot go unnoticed. Administration officials, seniors have stood by your policies for four years...

Butting Heads: Should there be more options for teachers to communicate with students?

Bailey Haase and Ian Criman, Photo Editor and Editorials Editor

April 19, 2013

More Communication is Necessary: Student/teacher communication has been a notoriously crucial ideal at the school for years. It has been made easier since the introduction of Blackboard, which helps some students stay up to date wit...

Leaking ceilings and maintenance problems need to be fixed promptly

Ian Criman, Editorials Editor

March 4, 2013

When walking through the hallways of the school, a student might occasionally be hit by a drop of water.  Scattered throughout the walkways, there are several leaking ceilings that need to be fixed. As students, we atte...

More people should attend college information nights, can help prepare on what to expect

Bailey Haase, Photo Editor

March 4, 2013

It is crucial for students to be prepared for their college experience, so it is their responsibility to take advantage of the opportunities handed to students by the school while they are still available. Students often say that they...

Intolerance is unacceptable in schools

Tim White, Production Editor

March 4, 2013

On February 8, the Washington Post published an article discussing the Republican Women of Clifton’s plans for a meeting Feb. 20 at Fairview Elementary School. This meeting would feature a guest speaker who would, according...

Assigning a school a grade increases pressure on teachers and students

Anagha Srikanth, Editor-in-Chief

March 4, 2013

Amidst mid-quarter deadlines and progress reports, the school will have another grade to worry about. With the administration and teachers worried about the letter assessing their progress and capability, students too will ultimately...

Our Trust Issue

Ben Eisen, Staff Writer

February 13, 2013

It’s 1988 in Seoul, South Korea.  The fastest men in the world are competing in the 100m Dash, the most exciting ten seconds at the Olympics.  In Lane 3 is Carl Lewis, the fastest man in the United States, seeking...

Less Homework is Good

Anna McGrath, Staff Writer

February 13, 2013

Wake up, go to school, do homework, go to bed: this is all that most students have any time for these days, with all the homework they have. Most teens do their homework late at night. Combined with sports and afterschool activities,...

Tutoring Does Help With School

Sara Kline, Staff Writer

February 13, 2013

Getting an F or a D is not a good feeling, but getting an A or a B feels much better. Those A’s and B’s can happen by getting a tutor. If students have a helpful tutor who can help them with their needs, it is a smart thing...

SGA deserves credit for the pep rally

Tim White, Production Editor

February 7, 2013

   Since the class of 2013 entered seventh grade in 2007, the school has been accustomed to a sole pep rally at the end of homecoming, culminating a week full of spirit and enthusiasm and preluding the upcoming homecoming...

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