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  • June 6Seniors: Graduation is Saturday, June 17, at the VBCC at 5 PM. Students should arrive at 3:45.

  • June 6Seniors: Mandatory Graduation Rehearsal is Monday, June 12, at the VBCC from 2:15-3:30.

  • May 30Congratulations to all spring sports athletes who will continue to state competition this week.

  • May 22Senior exams will be held from Monday, June 5 - Thursday, June 9 during classes.

Letters to the Editor: Betsy DeVos

March 21, 2017

Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

Dear Editor, I think that Betsy DeVos does not have what it takes to be the Secretary of Education. She does not have what it takes because she doesn't know what its like to be in a public school. She does not know what it is like to be in a middle-lower class family and not have enough money to send your children to public...

Letters to the Editor: drunkorexia

December 14, 2016

Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

Dear Editor, Although “Drunkorexia” may seem to be a legitimate reason as to why people are getting drunk faster, it shouldn’t be pinpointed as the only reason why this is happening to people. So many other things play into it. These are choices that able bodied people make. The decision to go out on an empty stomach...

Letters to the Editor: creativity, killed by educational standards

Staff

November 2, 2016

Filed under Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, The argument that public schools and standardized testing are shoving students in a box has been discussed increasingly throughout the years. However, public school is the minimum amount of knowledge people need to fit into society and SOLs are the lowest standard of learning to determine whether a student...

Letters to the Editor: technological twists and turns

Staff

June 13, 2016

Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

Dear Editor, Although incorporating technology into the classroom is important, completely centering education around it is unnecessary. The more technology that we have, the more likely students are to get distracted. Having technology in the classroom doesn’t help prepare us since we are already exposed to it. ~senior...

Letters to the Editor: Students unplugged

Staff

February 4, 2016

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Dear Editor, Viewing our grades is very important to us as students. We enjoy knowing exactly how we are doing in a particular class, which helps us keep up with our assignments and schedules. Therefore, the information revealed in the article was very disturbing. Being able to track students while they are on the school...

Letters to the Editor: “Official” failures

Hope Weaver, Opinion Writer

December 17, 2015

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Dear Editor, I do not agree with the “No-Zero” policy. Why should you get points for assignments that you didn’t do? Some people actually try on assignments and they deserve good grades. But, if a student doesn’t apply themselves at all, then they shouldn’t be given a good grade. When they go into the world and tr...

Letters to the Editor: “Planners versus passes, controversy continues”

Students

October 6, 2015

Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

Dear Editor, We are in high school; we shouldn’t be watched, color-coded, and disciplined through unsanitary bathroom passes. The planners were so helpful last year, but this year I had to go buy my own. If the school is trying to save money for other school activities, what are they using the money for? So many people are...

Letters to the Editor: to tan or not to tan

Staff

May 17, 2015

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Dear Editor, Even though tanning causes major damage to the skin, girls and some boys are still doing it. As a redhead, I tend to burn because of my fair skin, but when I tan indoors I don’t burn. Yes, I am guilty of indoor tanning, but I only do it to be accepted. People tell me I look like a ghost or invisible, so I tan....

Letters to the Editor: teen cyberstalking

Students

February 1, 2015

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Dear Editor: I’m glad this issue is addressed and it is presented to teens. It helps because people our age believe they are invincible to this sort of thing. Not only can the editorial open eyes, but it provides ways to prevent a cyberstalker. ~junior Stephan Lester Dear Editor: This article heightened my awareness o...

Letters to the editor: Academic support or academic “blocks”?

Students

October 8, 2014

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Dear Editor, I personally think that the study block time should be dedicated for students studying since students most of the time, have so much homework. It would be better if students had time to study and do their homework at school because they might have sports or activities after school hours. ~freshman Marco Spalluto   Dear...

Letters to the Editor: Saturday School

Students

May 7, 2014

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I think that Saturday school is much better than adding 20 minutes to the day, because I would rather go one day rather than a few weeks with a longer school period. It’s better to get it over with and not worry about figuring out what time we get out of class. But on a Saturday it’s the same schedule so there is no confusion....

Letters to the Editor: choosing a side

Students

May 6, 2014

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Dear Editor, I agree with your standpoint on gay marriage. Since the US Constitution upholds and enforces the separation of powers. We are guaranteed the right to pursuit of happiness and who are “we” to deny that to anyone unless it presents some sort of danger. However, as gay marriage doesn’t present a danger it...

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