Monthly Archives: April 2018

Raising Autism Awareness in Edison

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Caption: SkillsUSA decorated Edison hallways in signs and posters to promote Autism Awareness. 
Photo Credit: Aneesa Asgarali

SkillsUSA brings autism awareness efforts to Edison, where students are uniting over bringing acceptance and appreciation to the Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) community. High school can be a tough place to bring these efforts and views, due to the many misconceptions and jokes surrounding the disorder. The group, which focuses on ensuring America has a […]

eSports: Everything “Real” Sports Are

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Olof "Olofmeister" Kajbjer, professional CSGO player who sustained a hand injury that had him out of play for months. 
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The spectacle that eSports has becomes continues to go strong, pulling tens of millions of spectators annually. Games like League of Legends, Counter Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO), and Overwatch, have all given amazing players a platform to be recognized as athletes, with what has been referred to as “professional gaming.” This definition is rudimentary, and […]

How Well Do You Think Standardized Tests Measure Your Abilities?

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Diane Ravitch, an educational policy analyst and a research professor at New York University Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development said, “sometimes the most brilliant and intelligent minds do not shine in standardized tests because they do not have standardized minds.” Well, unsurprisingly students take as many as 20 standardized assessments in the […]

Death or Detention? The Fight for Safer Schools Continues

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  Due to recent events in the United States of America, the safety of students all around the world is the first priority on everyone’s mind. It is evident that people are fed up and they’re not stopping this time. March For Our Lives is the biggest piece of evidence in the fact that generation […]