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Grade inflation: an affliction of high schools across the nation

Grade inflation: an affliction of high schools across the nation

Naomi Raicu August 29, 2019

In a 2018 study from the Thomas B. Fordham Institute, researchers studying North Carolina high schools found that while high school GPAs have risen, SAT, ACT, and other standardized test scores have stagnated....

Create summer memories, not snap memories

Create summer memories, not snap memories

Eva McNally, Lulu Fregoso, and Ellie DeWeerdt June 5, 2019

As the school year comes to a close, students are excited for the warm weather and freedom of summer. However, teens are often too immersed in their technology to truly appreciate the outdoors and enjoy...

Gap years: valuable exposure

Editorial Staff June 5, 2019

We the editors feel that despite the stigma surrounding gap years, they offer obvious benefits. Society tells us that we, as students, are supposed to enter college directly after graduating from high...

Shorewood lacks political diversity

Nick Bucciarelli June 5, 2019

Not long ago I was talking to a friend of mine who is not very politically inclined but generally thinks himself a Democrat. I mentioned the topic of affirmative action, which he had not previously heard...

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