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Why you shouldn’t beat yourself up over a “bad” grade

Caroline Lobel, Managing Editor

December 7, 2019

Think about the “B” in that one class tainting your near-perfect transcript of all A’s. Think about that sub-1400 you scored on the SAT, or sub-32 you scored on the ACT. Think about the “4” you scored on that one AP exam. We’ve all been there — that soul-crushing moment when we fall short of ou...

History textbooks tell a skewed story

Sneha Cheenath, Sports Editor

November 6, 2019

History classes have the unique ability to affect the belief systems of an entire nation. They are key in establishing cultural sensitivity and bridging the gap between the past and the present.  However, it is impossible for history to be portrayed in an unbiased manner. History is sourced and ...

Relearning how to learn

Sarah Kim and Michael Han

October 19, 2019

“Will this be graded?”  Whenever a teacher distributes an assignment, there’s inevitably one student who will ask. Don’t deny it; even if you aren’t usually the one asking, you’ve totally been that kid who not-so-subtly paused their work to catch the answer. After all, it is a matter of gr...

Overcoming the problems with the American K-12 school system

Overcoming the problems with the American K-12 school system

Shruthi Narayanan, Staff Writer

October 16, 2019

Along with crisp, golden-brown leaves and the final goodbyes to summer comes yet another school year filled with homework, tests, and most of all, lots of lectures with at least 20 other students. While we have used the same school system for decades, we have failed to adapt it with the modern day. ...

Streetwear clothing reigns supreme in high school halls: the materialistic mindset of teenagers

Streetwear clothing reigns supreme in high school halls: the materialistic mindset of teenagers

Riya Mehta and Helen Kang

October 2, 2019

Although considered “street” wear clothing, skateboard brands such as Supreme, Vans, and Champion have found their way into Dougherty halls. Designed for comfort yet fashionable to say the least, these trendy pieces of clothing have raised their prices to match designer brands such as Gucci, causing t...

September 11, 2001: Who controls the narrative?

September 11, 2001: Who controls the narrative?

Chilsea Wang and Micol Zhai

October 2, 2019

18 years ago, two towers came crashing down. 17 years ago, a never-ending stream of drone missiles began to rain down on the Middle East. As of today, millions of innocent civilians are dead in the name of false peace. Seven years ago I was in a certain teacher’s sixth grade Core class. During the ...

Embracing the vision of bivisibility

Embracing the vision of bivisibility

Caroline Lobel, Managing Editor

May 15, 2019

“Just pick a side,” “you can’t like both,” “it’s a phase,” “you’re just confused.” Bisexual people are too familiar with these phrases and more. Whether it be falsely perceiving people who identify as bisexual or ignoring them altogether, there’s a disregard for bisexuals in ...

Asian-American backlash against race-conscious admissions threatens future of all minorities

Vivian Kuang, Public Relations Editor

May 2, 2019

As the nerve-wracking period of college decisions begins at Dougherty Valley and schools around the nation, many seniors rejected from their dream schools will feel bewilderment, wondering what more they could have done to gain that prized acceptance letter. While these emotions are understandable, recent...

Participation grades eliminate student interest

Participation grades eliminate student interest

Michael Han, News Editor

March 5, 2019

Assigning a grade to participation compels students to meet a certain quota of participation points rather than to develop a genuine interest or passion towards the subject. While there is no doubt that participation grades can encourage participation, they also lead to a multitude of deleterious effe...

Can Disney trademark “Hakuna Matata”?

Can Disney trademark “Hakuna Matata”?

Daniela Wise, Social Media Editor

February 9, 2019

In the wake of the re-release of Disney’s well known film “The Lion King,”  Zimbabwean activist Shelton Mpala calls for Disney to revoke it’s trademark of the Swahili phrase “Hakuna Matata” in a recent online petition. So one may wonder, is Disney making a wrong move here, trademark...

The perils of categorization

The perils of categorization

Oce Bohra, Copy Editor

November 19, 2018

When I was younger, my self-perception was limited to essentially one question: which Hogwarts house would I be a part of? My friends were sure I would be a Ravenclaw, but I took every online quiz I could find until one validated my opinion: Slytherin. Houses in Hogwarts, lineages in Greek mythology...

Nonstandard deadlines equal later sleep times

Nonstandard deadlines equal later sleep times

Michael Han, News Editor

October 19, 2018

It's 9:58 p.m. You browse through the row of green check marks across the top of the screen, and you only need one more. As your anxiety rises, you double your efforts to finish the question. However, you’re inexplicably unable to submit your answer. You glance at the clock in the corner of your scr...

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