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Ending the Stigma

Ending the Stigma

Kylie Emery, Online Editor

July 7, 2019

Two days after learning a classmate that he graduated with had committed suicide, Tristan Coaldrake ‘15 received a phone call from Luke Johnson ‘15. “I can still hear it all in the back of my head and I have goosebumps just thinking about it,” Coaldrake said. “He said ‘We’ve got to do something....

Heart attack Eagle Stress

Heart attack Eagle Stress

Ben Pegg, Staff Writer

June 18, 2019

It finally hit Evan Houston '19 that he had five months left in Scouts when he started shopping for Eagle Projects. Each wasted a lot of time on his already-tight-schedule, which just stressed him out more. School and Boy Scouts have many, many parallels. From a work ethic to stress to inclusivity, school...

Incentive to leave: retirement packages offered to experienced teachers

Incentive to leave: retirement packages offered to experienced teachers

Duncan Christakos, Staff Writer

May 24, 2019

Students throughout the district are learning that many of their teachers - 16 in total - are retiring at the end of the school year. Two of those who are retiring are from the high school - Spanish teacher Nora Olguín and social studies teacher Mark Schillerstrom. The teachers who chose to retire...

Higher Education at Smaller Universities

Higher Education at Smaller Universities

Akshaya Kumar, Staff Writer

May 23, 2019

Harvard, MIT, Stanford, Princeton, and Yale. Nearly every student knows these universities to be some of the most elite schools in the United States, if not the world. The universities are defined by their exclusive status, extremely selective acceptance rates, and renowned campuses. In comparison, local ...

Saying Goodbye

Saying Goodbye

Kara Green, Staff Writer

May 23, 2019

Jerry Stratton wakes up and goes to work each day with a plan for how the day is going to go. "There is no normal day. You may make a plan, but then the day starts. I respond to the needs of students, teachers, and parents and then go back to what I had planned for the day," Stratton said. Stratton began...

The How and Why of Required Classes

The How and Why of Required Classes

Akshaya Kumar, Staff Writer

May 23, 2019

For Mariana Arnold '20, taking Health was just a repeat of previous health classes. "We've been learning Health since 5th grade. Everything we've learned is just a recap of what we've already learned," Arnold said. However, Health class, while repetitive in nature, continues to be a required course for...