No harm grading harms students and teachers alike

A math teacher and two students comment on the problems with no harm grading. Infographic by Anthony Kargoll With the transition to remote learning due to coronavirus, the Douglas County School District implemented a “no harm grading” policy. According to DCSD’s Remote Learning Plan, “During this closure, DCSD is approaching grades with a ‘hold harmless’... Continue Reading →

Mental health and COVID-19

   The novel coronavirus, otherwise widely known as COVID-19, which has spread vastly all around the world, is having a major impact on mental health. The fear and anxiety of a new, currently incurable disease can cause strong emotions and stress in people of all ages and how people respond will shape the rest of... Continue Reading →

Assemblies aren’t made for ditching

   The whole student body cheers as the student senate reveals the total amount raised for Wish Week. It’s one of the most exciting moments of the school year, but if a student misses it, they wouldn’t know how much money the school raised or how excited the Wish Week kid was or about whether... Continue Reading →

Why you should always vote sincerely

   As kids, we were always taught to be honest. Yet, when it comes to politics, many voters believe that insincerity, rather than honesty, is the best policy. But I’m here to tell you that your childhood was not a lie. Sincere voting really is the best way to safeguard your own values and the... Continue Reading →

How concert venues compare

   The whole stadium vibrates, people stomp their feet, and lights are flashing in many directions. The day that has been long anticipated is finally here. Thousands of people wait as their favorite artist gets ready to perform. An overall concert experience can be affected by many factors, from being outdoors, to having a larger... Continue Reading →

Tribute to Kobe

In the United States, the average life expectancy is about 78 years old for the average male, according to a study by World Bank in 2016. But Kobe Bean Bryant accomplished more on and off the basketball court in a little over half of that time than most people will in a lifetime. Kobe Bryant... Continue Reading →

Climate change: the not so silent killer

   Recently, the global environmental events seem to keep arising and intensifying by the minute. Some people are saying that these events are natural cycles. While they aren’t wrong, these natural cycles are speeding up and becoming more severe at an extraordinary rate. Heather Berry, science teacher, said, “The Australian fires are severe this year... Continue Reading →

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