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Spirit days are repetitive, should be more creative

Hannah Bunting, Features Editor

April 19, 2013

Filed under Opinion, Valor Dictus Editorial

This year, the SGA has done an excellent job adding more Spirit Weeks and events throughout the school year. However, as the spirit days become more frequent, now including Senior Spirit Days, they continually recycle the same...

5 Tips for Having a Productive Spring Break

Hiba Ahmad, Business Manager

April 19, 2013

Filed under Opinion, Staff Commentary

1. College Visits: Conveniently, high school spring break does not coincide with college spring breaks, which makes it a perfect time to go tour a few colleges. It also gives you enough time to also look at out- of- state colleg...

School should end sooner for seniors

Ian Criman, Editorials Editor

April 19, 2013

Filed under Opinion, Valor Dictus Editorial

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

Filed under Opinion, Valor Dictus Editorial

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

Filed under Opinion, Valor Dictus Editorial

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

Filed under Opinion, Valor Dictus Editorial

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

Filed under Opinion, Valor Dictus Editorial

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

Filed under Opinion, Valor Dictus Editorial

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...

Valentine’s Day is exaggerated, other holidays should have higher priority

Nick Runkel, Online Editor

March 4, 2013

Filed under Opinion, Staff Commentary

February 14.  For anyone who grew up or lives in these United States this date means paper hearts, red or pink themed clothing and endless declarations of affection.  Valentine’s Day is a day of love; for some.&nbs...

Assigning a school a grade increases pressure on teachers and students

Anagha Srikanth, Editor-in-Chief

March 4, 2013

Filed under Opinion, Valor Dictus Editorial

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...

Butting Heads(?) – Which is the Better Program: IB or AP?

Chris DeLong and Laura Carter, Staff Writers

February 13, 2013

Filed under Opinion, Staff Commentary

AP Side: Picking classes for the next year will always leave an impact.  In middle school and the first year of high school, it is either honors or non-honors.  Want a more relaxed class?  Take non-honors. But ...

Less Homework is Good

Anna McGrath, Staff Writer

February 13, 2013

Filed under Opinion, Valor Dictus Editorial

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,...

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