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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...

Illustration by Erin Zhou

Focus on scores, being ‘the smart kid’ proves unfulfilling

Imra Tajudin and Mia Merchant
April 22, 2019

“Hey, can you help me with my math worksheet?” “You’re smart, did you do the science homework?” “Could you tutor me in geometry?” As two kids often labeled “the smart one”, it’s nice...

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

District 225 eliminates quarter system for 2017-2018 school year

Grace Shin, co-editor in chief
May 26, 2017

District 225 has decided to revise the grading system in which grades will no longer be determined at the end of a quarter, but instead at the end of the semester. According to Cameron Muir, assistant...

Disregarding grades encourages personal, fulfilling education

Maeve Plunkett , asst. opinions editor
November 4, 2016

A few weeks ago, my history class lamented the fact that we don’t know enough about the political parties. We were all eager to create the list on the board of areas we felt our education was lacking....

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