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Many students cheat to compete

November 4, 2010


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    By Jacob Hirsohn and Tyler Hollander, Staff Writers   A desperate student is sitting in class on the day of a test, and suddenly the pressure of getting into a good college and beating the curve hits him. What should he do? Take the test and deal with the consequences, or cheat? Surprisingly, cheating is becoming the frequent a...

Lying on college apps common

November 3, 2010


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By Jen Hight, Staff Writer Growing up, students are told that winners never cheat and cheaters never win. But nowadays, students have forgotten that cheaters never win, as many are cheating or lying on their college applications to bolster their resumes. Some students feel they need to give...

Technology schools teachers

November 2, 2010


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By Shalaka Gole, Staff Writer Cheating used to mean dropping your pencil, and sneaking a glance at your neighbor’s paper on the way down to pick it up. But with advances in technology, students use their tech savvy to cheat in more sophisticated ways than ever before. The stories range from simple,...

Best of the Blurbs

November 2, 2010


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Here are some of the best homework excuses given by teachers at Cal! English teacher Donna Montague: “My homework was in the trunk and I got into a car crash. My car was in impound.” Health teacher Susan Fitch: “I had a banana in my backpack and it smushed all over my homework.” English...

Building a Change in Society

October 11, 2010


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By Esther Lu, staff writer For junior Ryan Fiedler and others, helping people in other countries like those affected by the Haitian earthquake has been a life-changing experience. “It’s eye opening to see a whole country who has nothing,” Ryan said. In Haiti, Ryan and a group of other...

Exchange Cultures at Cal

October 6, 2010


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By Charlene Chew Five foreign exchange students attending Cal High this year left behind their home countries to come to California this summer, excited to spend a year improving their English and receiving the experience of a lifetime by living with an American family. These students came from five different countries for one of ...

Learning is the primary nature

October 5, 2010


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by Alex Natividad, staff writer Students looking for a learning experience outside of the classroom have the opportunity to venture internationally, where  cultural and educational benefits await them. Students who take class trips not only get to interact with different cultures, languages and...

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