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Group projects are unfair

Group projects are unfair

May 28, 2014  
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You are either the one who does all the work, or the one who takes all the credit for it. There doesn’t seem to be any in between when it comes to group projects. Group projects should be used less frequently because they are unfair to students due to the lack of actual group participation, whether... Read more »

Stand up, honor the U.S.

May 28, 2014 • genna danial, bear facts staff  
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Students are always pressured for time, whether it is rushing to finish their history notes before lunch ends or trying to fit physics homework in between soccer practice and volunteering for NHS. In the busy life of a high school student, we do not have that much time to rest, but as residents of the... Read more »

Students should appreciate the classics

May 27, 2014 • allie brandl, bear facts staff  
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Words. They are little composites of letters that, when arranged by an author, hold power over emotions. An author causes his readers to weep, laugh, or be inspired simply by the flow of his pen. But if you listen to the common complaints from students, the books English teachers assign are old, boring,... Read more »

Students missing out on all library offers

May 27, 2014 • brianne saab, bear facts staff  
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If someone told you there was a way to make your schoolwork easier, would you take a second from your texting to listen? Probably. But if someone said that resource is the school library, odds are most students would dismiss the idea. Students do not truly appreciate what an asset the school library... Read more »

Lunch & learning program does not help freshmen

May 27, 2014  
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Taking notes, doing worksheets, and reading textbooks already take up about five and a half hours in a typical school day out of almost seven learning hours, not including passing periods. The new plans implemented by the Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Survey for the 2014-2015 freshmen are too much... Read more »

Teachers need to learn new information for their classes

May 27, 2014 • katie szarkowicz, bear facts staff  
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Students sit in class almost 40 hours in total a week. They take notes, do homework and projects, complete endless tests, and rely on teachers to teach them the most current and up-to-date material. However, teachers are letting themselves and their students down when not teaching the most modern information... Read more »

School requirements should be reconsidered

April 21, 2014 • lexi fye, entertainment editor  
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High school, it is a place where everyone is supposed to try absolutely everything and explore every single aspect life offers. However, multiple students reach a point where there are more interesting classes to choose from than open periods in their schedules, and programs that require double periods... Read more »

PARCC exams deter learning

April 15, 2014  
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The Illinois State Board of Education has elected to adopt the Partnership for College and Career Readiness (PARCC) examination for the 2014-2015 school year. By implementing this new test they are taking away class time from educators and students as well as forcing schools to spend time teaching students... Read more »

Students must take advantage of the summer for planning

April 15, 2014  
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It is important for high schoolers to follow a passion over the summer, according to the College Board. The truth of the matter is, by the time students are seniors, they have to choose what route they want to take for the rest of their lives, which is a scary thought. This is why it is so important... Read more »

Pressure on athletes causes injuries

Pressure on athletes causes injuries

April 15, 2014  
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An athlete’s best is expected day in and day out, but this expectation put on them from coaches, parents, and teammates causes athletes to crumble under this consistent pressure, causing unnecessary injuries. A young, and growing body should not be getting injured regularly in order to succeed at practice.... Read more »

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