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MULLIGAN: AP test-prep missing potential

May 2, 2016


Filed under Opinion

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 s...

FURDEK: Participation grades impractical

May 2, 2016


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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...

FURDEK: Tight admissions, high tuition narrow options

May 2, 2016


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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 ...

MAILEY: Class rank promotes harmful competition

May 2, 2016


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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 tur...

STEARNS: Quality of class experience dependent on teacher dedication

April 11, 2016


Filed under Opinion

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 teach...

MULLIGAN: Campus vandalism childish, ignorant

April 11, 2016


Filed under Opinion

BY JOHNNY MULLIGAN [email protected]ws.com 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 sch...

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

April 11, 2016


Filed under Opinion

(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 sho...

FURDEK: C/o ‘16 reputation unfitting

April 11, 2016


Filed under Opinion

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 corr...

BARBER: Undervalued Naviance provides clear path

April 11, 2016


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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 o...

BEAMAN: Common Core focus in P.E. distracts from student fitness

April 11, 2016


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BY BLAKE BEAMAN [email protected] Forty-two states have now fully adopted Common Core standards for core subjects, like math and language arts. However, this year we have seen the integration of Common Core values in other classes that you may not expect, like physical education. The physi...

SMITH: Policy damages appeal of Academic Enrichment

April 11, 2016


Filed under Opinion

BY ANDREW SMITH [email protected] The changes made to the academic enrichment program attempt to fix a problem that isn’t there. This policy was approved by the district on October 13, 2015, and will be in effect starting June 16, 2016. This will take away the grade bump from introduct...

MULLIGAN: Later start would only cater to later students' needs

March 14, 2016


Filed under Opinion

BY JOHNNY MULLIGAN  [email protected] Every Monday during first period is the same. Alongside the lesson, there are consistent complaints about the early hours for school and how much better off students would be coming into school an hour later. Quite simply, this change could not happ...