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E-learning calls for lower final exam percentages

The Editorial Board
December 18, 2020

As a student’s eyes are glued to Zoom a few feet away from their bed, the once fine line between their home life and school life is blurred. While collaboration with classmates and interaction with teachers...

Illustration by Aubrey Palaganas

Pre-finals stress suggests need for finalized grades

February 14, 2020

During finals week a junior student sits down at their desk, opens their chromebook, and clicks on a web browser, then types With three borderline A’s, they realize they have a long...

Oracle After Hours: Stressed out for finals? Here are some things that might help.

Aria Jain, columnist
January 10, 2020

With finals looming, stress levels for South students are at an all-time high with the pressure of studying for every class and balancing their busy schedules. However, many South students overlook the...

Weight of finals vary among classes, helps student wellness

For the 2018-2019 second-semester finals, individual course teams in each subject area will decide if final exams will count anywhere between 10 percent to 20 percent, according to Principal Dr. Lauren...

Quicker grading standards needed

March 16, 2018

Sitting in math class, a student’s test is returned. He looks at the date written on it. The assessment was from over a month ago. His teacher goes over the questions, but he struggles to even recollect...

Illustration by Chaeyeon Park

Finals weighting disproportionately affects semester grades

Abby Grant, co- opinions editor
February 9, 2018

Semester one was filled with 54 gold days and 54 blue days. This means senior Nicole Herdman* had 108 different opportunities to prove herself worthy of a particular grade in one of her more rigorous ...

Graphic by Rachel Nwia / Source: Associate Principal Cameron Muir

District considers implementation of final exams before winter break

Molly Stryker, staff reporter
February 10, 2017

District 225 is formally discussing a school calendar change that would move final exams to before winter break as early as the 2018-2019 school year, according to Superintendent Dr. Mike Riggle. According...

Finals after break increases student stress

Finals after break increases student stress

December 18, 2015

As the bell rings on Dec. 18 at 3:15, students go home to decorated houses. Some start packing to venture off for a long-awaited vacation, while others wait for the arrival of family and friends. Students...

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