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High school jobs unnecessary for success, happiness

Alex Ladan, columnist

April 19, 2017

Classes. Extracurriculars. Sports. Work. All of these things cohesively make up my life as a high schooler. Well, work starts in the summer, but it will be one more thing added to my to-do list. Students often feel obligated to add an enor...

Language classes provide future opportunities

Maeve Plunkett, asst. opinions editor

March 17, 2017

How many of your classes are teaching you something today that you could use in ten years? Probably not many of them. Sorry, math teachers, I’m not usually calculating my velocity while I drive to the Jewel, I have a speedo...

Stressful burden of indecisiveness cured through taking risks

Sharon Kim, columnist

March 17, 2017

The words in front of me blur as sweat cascades down my forehead, stinging my wavering eyes. I swallow the lump in my throat as I count the footsteps of the approaching man. I’m not ready... not yet. “What can I get you?” His question...

Math administers more than pure calculations

Al Solecki, columnist

March 17, 2017

Good for you! You’ve voluntarily begun reading something that has the word “math” in it! Honestly even getting this far is a feat. Go you! Obviously some people truly love math, and that’s awesome, but for others it is ...

Test prep creates uneven playing field, unfair advantage

Maeve Plunkett, asst. opinions editor

March 8, 2017

Two sharp number two pencils, a non-CAS calculator, a school ID and pink eraser shavings can only mean one thing: standardized testing season. Last year, I chose a different path than many of my peers. I chose not to do any te...

Chief Keef falls short of expectations

Anushka Kalra, asst. news editor

February 10, 2017

Chicago native Keith Cozart, better known by his stage name, Chief Keef, recently dropped an album titled Two Zero One Seven, a homage to the new year–although some of the lyrics probably should have stayed in 2016. The album co...

Missing class calls for student, teacher action

Oracle Editorial Board

February 10, 2017

Your alarm rings on Thursday morning and you sigh with dread. Another day of tests and quizzes that you know you should have studied for, but didn’t. It was an off week, and you just didn’t have the motivation. “Mom,” you shout...

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