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A student’s guide to getting a summer job

A student’s guide to getting a summer job

Priyanka Krishna and Maira Nigaar, Staff Writers

May 28, 2019

Summer is right around the corner, which means the hunt for summer jobs has begun.  Searching for summer jobs is a seemingly intimidating and tiring task, and many are unsure how to begin looking for one.  For those students who are confused during the grueling task of sorting through endless j...

Celeste the singing superstar

Celeste the singing superstar

Emmy Burrus and Maira Nigaar, Staff Writers

May 2, 2019

ste Virador dreamt of becoming a singer.  Little  did she know that years later she would be cast in the renowned San Francisco Opera Guild Summer Conservatory during the summers of 2016 and 2017. But Virador isn’t limited to just singing opera music. She recently performed “What E...

Homework policy still ignored

Homework policy still ignored

Maira Nigaar, Staff Writer

May 2, 2019

Stress levels are rapidly increasing in high school students, so it begs the question: Is the district’s homework policy really as effective as it’s meant to be?  As an attempt to reduce stress in students, the district introduced years ago a homework policy that supposedly limited the amount ...

Teachers adopt new standards based grading

Maira Nigaar, Staff Writer

February 12, 2019

e rise, but the system is notjust grading students – studentsare grading the system. Instead of a single, overall grade, this standards based grading system breaks down thecontent of the subject into small- er sub-topics using a numbered scale rather than percentages. This scale is later translat...

Finals for freshman

Finals for freshman

Freyana Sunavala and Maira Nigaar

December 19, 2017

The semester soars over our heads before we can even blink, causing an overwhelming feeling of stress and tension among students.  The circles beneath our eyes progressively darken at the thought of the long nights that lie ahead.  Finals are approaching, and as freshmen, that realization...

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