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How wealth impacts academic success

How wealth impacts academic success

Noe Goldhaber January 9, 2020

In March of this year, Lori Louglin, Felicity Huffman and about 50 other families were implicated in an FBI investigation nicknamed “Operation Varsity Blues,” which is currently investigating privileged...

Garbage and cheaply made gifts fall out of Santa's sleigh.

‘Tis the season to scrutinize holiday gifts

Naomi Raicu January 9, 2020

It’s that time of year again - the holiday season. We know the drill: buy gifts for our friends and family, wrap presents, purchase and put up decorations, and so on. Commercialism has always been prominent...

New AP exam registration isn't all that bad

New AP exam registration isn’t all that bad

Naomi Raicu September 3, 2019

Starting this school year, students must register for AP exams before November 4, unless they want to pay $40 in addition to the $94 baseline fee. Students canceling their exam will be refunded all but...

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...

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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