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Test less, create more

Test less, create more

Mike Gmitro, Staff Reporter
December 17, 2013
Filed under Columns, Opinion, Top Stories

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) released its findings on its Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) and shocked many people with the United States' low ranking. The program tests students ages 15 and 16 in mathematics, reading, and science. The United States...

The Red Line: Let’s take a step back

The Red Line: Let’s take a step back

Jeremy Baartman, Staff Reporter
December 16, 2013
Filed under Blogs, Opinion

To the major surprise of every single blogger/analyst including myself, this NBA season is taking a truly wild turn. For the first time since I can remember, there is no clear cut favorite to win the title. Over half of the league’s teams have a legitimate chance of advancing to win the championship....

Music in the Hall? It’s that bad.

Music in the Hall?  It’s that bad.

Kiera Donnamario and Zach Hundrieser
December 11, 2013
Filed under Columns, Interactive Media, Opinion, Top Stories

Hallway music is something we all have to deal with. Somedays we love it and other days we hate it. Are we the only ones sick of hearing the same thing over and over? Do you feel like there should be a more diverse playlist, that can please everyone’s musical needs? Though we do understand that not eve...

COLUMN: Life on Speech Team

COLUMN:  Life on Speech Team

Justin Griggs, Staff Reporter
December 10, 2013
Filed under Columns, Opinion

Being a member a speech team has really opened my eyes to how rewarding life can be. I have been a member of speech team for the past four years and every practice, tournament, and winning has gotten better each time. The students, the judges, and the coaches all have amazing attributes that make...

THE RED LINE: Let’s get down to business (Part 2)

THE RED LINE: Let’s get down to business (Part 2)

Jeremy Baartman, Staff Reporter
December 3, 2013
Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Throughout the creation of sports, there has been one story that is always unlikely to happen, and yet it always finds a way to creep into our lives every once in a while.  In March Madness, in the NBA, MLB, in every league, stories get passed around from generation t generation of teams that faced...

THE RED LINE: Let’s get down to business (Part 1)

THE RED LINE:  Let’s get down to business (Part 1)

Jeremy Baartman, Staff Reporter
November 26, 2013
Filed under Blogs, Opinion

The minute that the Bulls front office heard that Derrick was out indefinitely, Gar Forman held meetings with Jerry Reinsdorf to figure out what the heck they are going to do with this. Options spanning every single direction lay before them. Different strategies abound.  Do we pay the luxury tax? Do...

For What It’s Worth: Online economics of Internet Safety

For What It’s Worth: Online economics of Internet Safety

Kate Alaks, Opinion Editor
November 19, 2013
Filed under Blogs, Opinion, Top Stories

With the advent of recent Internet Safety Day the school celebrated Wednesday November 13, The Wild Economist thought it might be a good idea to take a look at the economics of that mysterious thing called the Internet, and what people do on it. I’ll be discussing social media, anonymity, and things...

THE RED LINE: two steps forward; one step back

THE RED LINE: two steps forward; one step back

Jeremy Baartman, Staff Reporter
November 15, 2013
Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Two straight wins have gotten the Bulls back up to .500. Obviously the Bulls had to beat the Jazz-- there was no way around that. There is too much raw talent on the team to not lose. Versus the Cavs, though, that was impressive. Something started to click. People who were hot covered those who weren’t...

Senioritis

Senioritis

Justin Griggs, Staff Reporter
November 15, 2013
Filed under Columns, Opinion

Senioritis. Symptoms include constant tiredness, loss of purpose, extreme laziness, overuse of the phrase “YOLO” and a lack of care in failure. After the long stressful junior year and being accepted into colleges, seniors seem to just give up. They lose the drive that pushed them throughout high...

COLUMN: Chromebooks will not improve an already excellent education

COLUMN:  Chromebooks will not improve an already excellent education

Cameron Bolton, Staff Reporter
November 8, 2013
Filed under Columns, Opinion

September 10, Assistant Principal Kristin Smetana and Technology Coordinator Mike Connors presented a three-year technology plan to the school board.  The plan included piloting Chromebooks with a small group of teachers this year, providing Chromebooks for all teachers in 2014-15, and then providi...

Rainy Halloween For Dummies!

Your complete guide on how to make your botched Halloween not suck!

Sean Pruett-Jones, Staff Reporter
November 5, 2013
Filed under Columns, Opinion, Top Stories

So, Halloween sure did come and go, huh? That magical time of year where weird kids in school can wear their favorite costumes in school without fear of judgement; where grade-school children can go bonkers with their Halloween candy, their hard-earned treats; where families can decorate the living heck...

THE RED LINE: Before you start hating, look at the other team.

THE RED LINE: Before you start hating, look at the other team.

Jeremy Baartman, Staff Reporter
November 4, 2013
Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Yes, we are 1-2. We lost to the two time defending champions, and a team lead by rookie Michael Carter-Williams who is hot and having some beginner's luck. Big whoop. Let's look at the stats.  The same two-time defending NBA champions, the Miami Heat, are also 1-2 after losing to Brooklyn but dou...

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