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Feb 13 2018

Trump’s first year leaves much to be desired

The movement of the New Journalist was perhaps the defining socio-political movement of the cultural reformation that swept the United States through the 1960’s and beyond. Hunter S. Thompson, the godfather of Gonzo-ism, described the death of Objective Journalism and its relation to President Nixon as the need to “get Subjective to see Nixon clearly, …

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Feb 13 2018

Are Honor Society Requirements Too Easy?

To be inducted into an honor society, I believe that acceptance requirements should be much more challenging to ensure that each student is worthy of the honor society prestige. Honor societies are a way for students to expand their knowledge and show off their excellence. Individuals join honor societies based on their passions and interests. …

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Feb 13 2018

Substitutes’ inexperience diminishes curriculum

Often, a substitute teacher appearing in place of a normal teacher is a relief for students, but it is not always in their best interest. The major flaw in the substitute teacher system is the lack of organization based on subject. Oftentimes, a substitute teacher will have to lead a class with curriculum in an …

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Jan 06 2018

Lack of holiday spirit dulls excitement for winter season

The winter season is full of a diverse range of festivities like Kwanzaa, Christmas and Hanukkah. But, in high school, I believe that the lack of spirit in faculty and students belittles the excitement. Throughout the years, I have accumulated a wardrobe of ugly holiday sweaters to wear throughout the month, but I am alone …

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Nov 29 2017

ESOL program needs improved immersion

When Latin American and other ethnic students transfer schools to the US, high schools implement various programs to accommodate them as they learn the English language. One notable effort is the English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) program. Constant exposure to the usual English classes can help these students naturally learn the accent and …

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Nov 29 2017

Inefficient grading deadlines restrict student remediation

As a junior dealing with a rigorous IB workload, I find myself monitoring my grades constantly; to that end, the Student Information System offers a convenient way to access grades, and for teachers to keep track of their assignments and responsibilities for each class. As the academic year progresses and classes demand more of their …

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Nov 29 2017

Thanksgiving break schedule wastes resources

With Thanksgiving break approaching, members of the Marshall community are looking forward to having some much needed time off from school. Students are heading off to visit family across the country and a good number of them will end up missing school on Wednesday. With so many students absent, it does not make sense for …

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Nov 06 2017

Breathalyzers violate privacy of attendees

In one of the enduring moments in the legal battle for student’s rights, Supreme Court Justice Abe Fortas delivered the line “it can hardly be argued that students […] shed their constitutional rights to freedom of speech or expression at the schoolhouse gate.” His majority opinion in the case Tinker v. Des Moines set a …

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Nov 06 2017

Juniors, seniors debate relative pain of school

Senior year, despite the stereotype that it is easy, challenges students as much if not more than junior year. Seniors deal with the constant torment of worrying about life after high school and multiple IB assignments on top of the the work and social pressure of normal student life. The meticulous process of applying to …

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Nov 06 2017

Refusal to approve clubs weakens community

Marshall has an array of activities, such as sports, clubs and arts programs, which offer ample opportunities for students to get involved; however, just because these activities already exist does not mean that everybody is going to be interested in them. What if one searches for a club that covers what they are interested in, …

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