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Registering By GPA, Not Seniority

Grant Torre, Staff Writer

September 14, 2010

The process of registering for the coming year’s classes is simple for some students, but can be a stressful time for others. After registering, students are often surprised to see that a class they had requested is missing...

Cheerleading: Fine Art or Sport?

Ann Kim, Staff Writer

September 8, 2010

There has been much debate over whether cheerleading should be categorized as a fine art or a sport. In sports, athletic and physical abilities are needed for success. The challenging routines require a great deal of effort and...

Minus the Grading Scale

Jennifer Welch, Staff Writer

April 29, 2010

   With the passing of the first semester of this school year, many students are frustrated by a grade that was just not quite high enough.  By a few percentage points, some are held back from advancing to the next GPA point. ...

“+” And “-“ Can Make a Huge Difference

Ephraim Lu, Staff Writer

February 11, 2010

   With the end of the first semester, numerous students are stressed and disappointed about their borderline grades that were only a percent, or even a fraction of a percent, away from the perfect “A.” Unfortunately, many...

Letter to the Editor: Will the Upcoming Winter Rally Revive Dead School Spirit?

Zachary Gray (12)

February 4, 2010

With rallies strictly limited and only three dances scheduled this year, there seems to be a mysterious absence of protest or reaction of any kind. As tempers have calmed these last few years regarding the administration’s...

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