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Social Networking: The Simple Alternative to Real Life Interaction

Social Networking: The Simple Alternative to Real Life Interaction

Daniel Ingham

February 19, 2014

Let’s face it, real life conversation is a terribly inefficient and clunky model. It’s unpredictable! It never goes exactly the way I want it to, in fact it’s almost always messy. There are uncomfortable topics, lulls, awkward moments, inevitable social gaffes, and embarrassing mishaps. Sometimes I say things that aren’...

Mr. Crouse Strives For Excellence

Mr. Crouse Strives For Excellence

Daniel Ingham

February 19, 2014

“I want my door open for students to come in and say hello,” said Mr. Crouse, the new tenth grade assistant principal. “I can help with the atmosphere and environment of the school. I can make school positive for everyone by providing students and teachers with the tools to succeed.”     After t...

PARCC Test A Burden For Students

PARCC Test A Burden For Students

Daniel Ingham

February 19, 2014

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...

Glitchy Common App Bugs Students

Glitchy Common App Bugs Students

Daniel Ingham

February 19, 2014

After weeks of laboring over writing supplements, filling out personal information, and following up on teacher recommendation letters, senior Evan Bell sat down on October 15 to send an online college application to one of her top choices, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Filling out that online application on Common App was no small feat, but it was a labor of love. After...

Howard County Schools Loosen Grip on Cell Phone Use During School Hours

Howard County Schools Loosen Grip on Cell Phone Use During School Hours

Daniel Ingham

November 20, 2013

Last year, students were expected to keep cell phones and other electronic devices “off and out of sight” from 7:25 to 2:10. That rule changed this year. The administration now asks students to use the “threshold-to-threshold” rule. According to administration, students need to put away dev...

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