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BEAMAN: Human Geo gives perspective

May 2

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BY BLAKE BEAMAN [email protected] The Roseville Joint Union High School District school board approved the proposal for restructuring AP Human Geography to fill the sophomore social science graduation requirement. They voted on the proposal for restructuring the course at the April 12 district school board meeting. Also mentioned in the meeting packet were concern...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Toffelmier’s counsel difficult to replace

May 2

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To say that Mark Toffelmier is an institution at Roseville High School is an understatement. To say that he is passionate, inspiring, a leader, a teacher, a mentor, a math tutor, and an advisor is an understatement. Mark Toffelmier is all of these things and more. How many students that he graduated each year went on to be the most punctual employees because they could never...

REA: Collegiate success goes beyond admissions outcome

May 2

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BY MONIQUE REA [email protected] As of yesterday, seniors planning on attending a four-year university had to decide where they want to spend the next phase of their life. This was likely one of the most important decisions students have made in their lives, but for many, it was not the one they would have hoped. Flashback to the day seniors got that email notificati...

MULLIGAN: AP test-prep missing potential

May 2

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BY JOHNNY MULLIGAN [email protected] Students committing to AP courses go in expecting a rigorous class and are prepared for that. AP teachers expect a lot from their students, but when it is their turn to work hard, some teachers do not reciprocate the effort students give. This is shown come AP exams when most classes don’t offer study sessions outside of...

FURDEK: Participation grades impractical

May 2

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BY MADDY FURDEK [email protected] During the last round of midterms, I found myself in a precarious position that countless high school students consistently get themselves into: borderline grades. As I frantically tried to calculate what I’d need on the final to keep my grade, I found myself questioning a fundamental aspect of high school grading. Most cla...

FURDEK: Tight admissions, high tuition narrow options

May 2

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BY MADDY FURDEK [email protected] In the midst of the Class of 2016’s college acceptance season, it seemed as if fewer and fewer of my peers were receiving acceptance letters to University of California schools than in prior years. While I was surprised by the negative outcome of many of my friends’ painstakingly perfect applications to UC’s, I took them wi...

MAILEY: Class rank promotes harmful competition

May 2

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BY SAM MAILEY [email protected] Society places a heavy emphasis on academics, but an individual student’s priority on academics varies from household to household. A student’s approach in the classroom usually corresponds to their academic dedication. In one case, a student might turn in homework only when they feel like it, whereas another might check Homel...

STEARNS: Quality of class experience dependent on teacher dedication

April 11

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BY MIKAYLA STEARNS [email protected] I am not a student who hates their class because of a heavy workload. Infamously difficult curriculum, homework, projects or finals aren’t what drives my opinion of the class – it’s the teacher who makes it or breaks it for me. My favorite teachers (and then consequently, favorite classes) have been characterized by...

MULLIGAN: Campus vandalism childish, ignorant

April 11

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BY JOHNNY MULLIGAN [email protected] Destroying and defiling school property doesn’t make you some rebellious teen. It makes you a student who completely disregards your fellow students’ safety and a nuisance in everyone’s lives around you. Regardless of the safe glass that the school has, students could have been seriously injured when two kids deci...

EYE OF THE TIGER'S VIEW: Toffelmier’s ousting risky

April 11

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(This article represents the views of the 2015-2016 editorial board) Administration’s decision to transition band director Mark Toffelmier away from his post could prove hasty. While we support site admin intentions to rejuvenate the VAPA department’s enrollment and effect, it may have been shortsighted to ignore the band program’s gradual, yet tangible growths in recen...

FURDEK: C/o ‘16 reputation unfitting

April 11

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BY MADDY FURDEK [email protected] I can still remember the thrilling nervousness that coursed through my body the first day I met Roseville High School’s Class of 2016. It was a hot August day, a week before school would officially begin and the entire incoming freshman class had been corralled into the gym to get a jump start on bonding with our future peers...

BARBER: Undervalued Naviance provides clear path

April 11

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BY RACHEL BARBER  [email protected] Last Wednesday, Roseville Joint Union High School District held a Parent Advisory Committee meeting to discuss next school year’s Local Control Accountability Plan funding. As I reflected on this year’s spending, I took special note of the $70,000 spent on the college and career readiness software provider: Naviance. I...