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PARCC Test A Burden For Students

PARCC Test A Burden For Students

Daniel Ingham
February 19, 2014
Filed under Opinion

Next year, students will be taking the PARCC Test (Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers) in place of other standardized tests like high school assessments. The PARCC Test is completely electronic, with comprehensive Math and English sections that are designed to encourage critical...

Is “Hot” Always Healthy?

Is “Hot” Always Healthy?

Natalie Varela
February 12, 2014
Filed under Opinion

I first saw the app at lunch. It was on my friend’s phone. Here’s how it works: Girls and guys upload pictures of themselves and we get to decide whether they are hot or not. Located at the bottom of each participant’s photo are a check mark and an “X”. If you think that participant is “hot,...

The Solution To World Wide Problems Is Simpler Than You Might Think

The Solution To World Wide Problems Is Simpler Than You Might Think

Christina Kochanski
November 22, 2013
Filed under Opinion, Uncategorized

Christina Kochanski was a member of Wilde Lake’s Class of 2013. She is currently enrolled at the University of Notre Dame. She first became interested in Neglected Tropical Diseases in her Common Human Diseases class. Over one billion people are afflicted with a deadly or disfiguring Neglected ...

Public School Athletes Short Changed During Athletic Recruitments

Public School Athletes Short Changed During Athletic Recruitments

Khari Jackson
November 20, 2013
Filed under Opinion

Being recruited by a college or university is the number one priority of every competitive athlete. However, as a competitive athlete I feel that nowadays it is more difficult to get recruited than ever before. One problem is that college recruitment is unfair for most public school athletes who ...

A Detention Should Not Mean Public Humiliation

A Detention Should Not Mean Public Humiliation

Christina Kochanski
May 23, 2013
Filed under Opinion

When students break school rules by cutting class or being disruptive, the administration responds by giving those students detention. It appears to be a fair punishment. But these students do not always consider that their punishment will be supplemented by a little bit of public humiliation. The st...

Administration Tightens Security without Alarming Students

Administration Tightens Security without Alarming Students

Christina Kochanski
March 25, 2013
Filed under Opinion

After the incidents at Sandy Hook Elementary School, Lone Star College, and Price Middle School, it can feel as if the country is being swept by an epidemic of violence. It is only natural, then, that we call for new measures to protect students. Wilde Lake has not been immune to the clamor for chang...

We Want Advisory Back

We Want Advisory Back

Christina Kochanski
January 24, 2013
Filed under Opinion

We didn’t react to the removal of Advisory with protests or mass demonstrations. While this could make it seem like we are indifferent to the decision, it is actually a reflection of our belief that we have no say in the school’s goings-on. We were not given the opportunity to express our opinion...

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