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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 […]

Everyone Deals With Stress, Why Should You?

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Learning how to cope with failure and stress is important for teenagers to get through high school. Teenagers stress about many things throughout their high school career some being tests, college, shop, homework, and clubs. Many of these things can create stress, the stress can cause adverse effects on the students. Sleep deprivation and loss […]

New Year, Same Me?

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A fresh start seems to give everyone a sense of a new lifestyle, a changed behavior or trait. This can seem as an important way to successfully accomplish your goals. A majority of people start off their year with a list of goals to accomplish, however not many people put in the effort to do […]

Should We Stop Supporting Unethical Brands?

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Last month, H&M was under fire due to an ad for one of their campaigns that featured a young black boy wearing a sweater that said “Coolest Monkey In The Jungle.” It sparked a debate on social media and many people were outraged due to its racist nature and the comparison it provoked between black […]

Are We Addicted to Our Phones?

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Caption: This photo shows a group of friends who are too interested with their phones to actually hang out and converse among each other. 
Picture Credit: Rachel Rasul

The impact of media on our lives is very strong. Many people rely on the newer media to go about their daily routine. When wanting to acquire news information a person is more likely to look it up on their phones, rather than waiting a day or two for the daily newspaper articles to be […]

How-to Save Instead of Splurge

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Caption: This photo shows Leonardo DiCaprio throwing around money because he doesn’t have to worry about saving. 
Picture credit: https://www.elitedaily.com/news/how-much-100-dollars-really-worth-state/1574997

Economically speaking, money is a big issue many people have a hard time managing. If more people begin to keep track of their spending habits they may be able to spend less and save more. Saving up money from the beginning of the year to the end of the year is hard. Usually people spend […]

$5 Dates: Comfortability or Just Laziness?

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Caption: A $5 bill, the possible key to your next date
Photo Credit: Elvin Valdez

Nowadays we associate dates with social norms such as bowling or going out to restaurant, it really goes to show that there can’t be one definition of a date, despite what Google tells you, considering it does give a dictionary definition. Regardless of personal beliefs, for the purpose of this article we’ll be associating dates […]

Standardized Testing: Killing the Future, One Student at a Time

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Tests like the ACT or the SAT are known for their length and difficulty world-wide. The main purpose of these tests are to show colleges your academic capabilities in the form of a numeric value. These tests force you to think about more abstract math problems and how to solve them. Students need to think […]

Blue Lives Matter

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Police officers mourning the death of fellow officers, who were victims against violent acts.
Photo Credits: Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times

Police brutality occurs worldwide; police officers are often attacked because of media coverage and personal bias. Vigilante citizens make it their business to punish officers for stories the media covers. They don’t believe that trials conducted were fair to the citizens who were hurt and decide to take punishment into their own hands. Most people […]