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Admissions based on luck, not skill

April 8, 2011


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Zoe Newcomb Editor-in-Chief The college application process is without a doubt the most utterly ridiculous thing I have ever participated in. So I was horrified, like many of my peers, when I heard National Public Radio’s (NPR) “Behind-the-Scenes” story that included audio from an admissions committee at ...

Continuing classes after AP exams adds unnecessary stress to end of year

Continuing classes after AP exams adds unnecessary stress to end of year

April 8, 2011


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Ava Martinez Reporter Many stressed-out students have survived the frenzy of Advanced Placement exams in past years with the knowledge they would soon be free of classes. However, that glimmer of hope may soon fade as administrators and department heads discuss the possibility of requiring student...

Political unification symbolic to country

February 17, 2011


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Staff Editorial As President Barack Obama made his State of the Union Address in the House Chamber on Jan. 25, members of Congress came together in a picture of solidarity as Democrats clapped along side Republicans, ending the custom of divided seating. “Beyond custom, there is no rule or reaso...

Dress code change creates discontent

February 17, 2011


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Staff Editorial Following the “uniform reboot” announcement at Principal’s Meeting on Friday, Feb. 4, many students expressed outrage at the administration’s “sudden” change in uniform policy. Head of School Andrea Shurley announced stricter enforcement of rules found in the Student Handbook...

Proposed bill’s intitial wording implies dangerous intentions

February 17, 2011


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Sara Kloepfer Managing Editor Ever since President Barack Obama’s health care bill was introduced last year, Republicans have been trying to reform the legislation. In the latest incarnation, they attempted to redefine rape. The No Taxpayer Funding for Abortions Act, brought to you by spokesman f...

‘Fun’ does not fix problems

‘Fun’ does not fix problems

February 17, 2011


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Zoë Newcomb Editor-in-Chief It seems everyday a different adult tells me that “kids these days work too hard” and to “enjoy childhood while I can.” I certainly wouldn’t mind throwing the books aside in favor of going to the beach with my friends. But as teenagers my own age run through the streets protesting in Egypt and are coming up with the solu...

New passes complicate Muni system

New passes complicate Muni system

December 14, 2010


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Sara Kloepfer Managing Editor When I learned that the colorful Muni Youth passes were being replaced by the new blue Clipper card, I tried to purchase one as soon as possible. “Tried” being the operative word. I attempted to purchase a Clipper card from Walgreens, only to be told that mon...

Wikileaks ruins media integrity

December 14, 2010


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Zoe Newcomb Editor-in-Chief You won’t find any bigger proponent of First Amendment rights than me. At first glance, Wikileaks, a “news” organization, created to leak government documents, seems to be everything I stand for. But as the media seems to increasingly sensationalize the stories ...

Health issues arise from holiday meals

December 14, 2010


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Staff Editorial Sitting at a table laden with glazed hams, buttery mashed potatoes and massive pumpkin pies can be a temptation too hard to resist and the food-centric culture of the holidays is certainly delicious — but also dangerously unhealthy. Alternatives to the calorie-filled holiday dishes c...

New exam dates align CSH and SHHS calendars

New exam dates align CSH and SHHS calendars

December 14, 2010


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Katy Hallowell Reporter Students have traditionally spent past holiday breaks cramming for the final exams facing them upon return to school in the New Year, but this year’s new exam schedule will allow students to finally enjoy their hard earned break. Semester exams are taking place this week before Chri...

Altered semester testing plans effect Christmas spirit

December 14, 2010


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Ava Martinez Reporter Walking into the Main Hall to admire the Christmas decorations and hearing Christmas music drifting throughout the building is the highlight of the year for many students. However, this year students may be too busy or under too much stress to notice the decorations. The week befo...

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