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Are Advanced Placement tests worth the time? (NO)

Are Advanced Placement tests worth the time? (NO)

Kate Hong, Staff Writer

May 29, 2019

Every May, high school students nationwide stress out over taking Advanced Placement exams for their AP classes.  For many students who take these test, the question arises: Is it worth it? AP tests are not worth the time and trouble because they create undue stress and results often don...

Are Advanced Placement tests worth the time? (YES)

Gina Wu, Staff Writer

May 29, 2019

Since The College Board was founded in 1899, the non-profit organization has witnessed a great expansion in its loyal fanbase for its unique offering of standardized tests, including the Advanced Placement (AP) tests, which are notorious for their high price and the immense amount of stress associated...

Summer different for seniors and juniors

Summer different for seniors and juniors

Michelle Kuperman, Staff Writer

May 28, 2019

For seniors it’s time to kick their feet up and sip on some iced tea under the sun. All their hard work paid off and they know exactly where they are headed in the fall.  But for juniors this summer is their last chance to squeeze in as much volunteering as possible, put in final preparations for...

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 ...

Stress culminates for students during finals

Brynn Kan, Staff Writer

December 18, 2018

December is always one of the most stressful times of the year at Cal High.  Freshmen are experiencing their first finals week, while many sophomores face the added pressure of their first finals in AP classes. Juniors are overwhelmed because, well, it’s junior year,  and seniors are ...

Tiger parents

April 25, 2012

by Joshua Gu, staff writer As Cal High becomes an increasingly competitive environment, it is not uncommon for parents to put students under pressure to encourage better academic, athletic, and social performance. But these demands can sometimes be unnecessary and even detrimental. Parental pressure...

Students’ lack of sleep creates more stress

April 25, 2012

by Justine Chang, staff writer Now that it’s second semester, many students are hitting a huge obstacle in their school life – a serious lack of sleep. Many students say they usually get six or fewer hours of sleep a night. For a lot of students, this is because of extracurricular activities,...