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The Oracle

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Student anxiety prompts reevaluation of homework

May 24, 2019

Slumped in a chair, the typical South student forces their dreary eyes to focus on the blurry words scattered on their Chromebooks’ glaring screen. The PowerSchool logo threatens their mind, already...

Overwhelm of student stress calls for relief

Overwhelm of student stress calls for relief

Shannon Mathew, staff reporter
January 19, 2018

Stress. It is the six-letter word that creates the idea that “I can’t”, according to South social worker David Hartman. It is a word that connotes to a lot of sacrifice whether it be sleep, social...

Illustration by Raya Shoilekova

Homework load causes stress and sleep deprivation

Caroline O'Shaughnessy, asst. features editor
October 6, 2017

Senior Zack Lehman looks up from his homework, his clock flashes two a.m. and he knows he needs to be at school bright and early the next morning, but he still isn’t finished. This seems to be a common...

Methods   in   Motion:   Helping his students with a lab, Science Teacher Robert Cowhey explains the flow of electrical charge through a circuit. This year, Cowhey has not assigned any homework to his students, and he is one of several other teachers who have introduced unconventional teaching methods in their classes.

Teachers implement unconventional classroom methods

Grace Shin and Brigid Murphy
March 21, 2017

When imagining a typical high school course, homework, letter grades and points are common attributes of any class offered at South, but some teachers are beginning to stray from these norms. As new philosophies...

Homework policy to be revised based on district-wide recommendations

Mary Grace Reynolds, staff reporter
November 4, 2016

The Board of Education implemented a new district-wide policy this July in order to increase the effectiveness of homework and make the amount assigned more manageable. The board is currently working to...

Summer homework elicits wide range of opinions on its value

Lizzie Garvey, staff reporter
November 1, 2016

It’s the Sunday before the first day of school, and students are furiously writing, reading and typing in an effort to try and get the homework done that they were assigned before their summer break...

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