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Dis(honor) Classes

Dis(honor) Classes

Marie Hogan

March 27, 2017


Filed under Opinion

On the first day of school, my honors chemistry teacher looked around the room and told us that we were there because we were brilliant, high achieving, and loved science. It wasn’t a joke, but most of the class laughed anyways. I don’t know anyone in that room who chose the honors track out of ...

Our Bloated Report Cards

Our Bloated Report Cards

Grace Bell

December 1, 2016


Filed under Opinion

I had spent hours the night before reading and rereading my essay due the next day. I checked my sources, scoured the online thesaurus for an elevated vocabulary, and pushed the page in front of my parents to ask their opinion. As I slid my essay into the turn-in box, I was proud of the work I had d...

How Soon is too Soon?

How Soon is too Soon?

Sonja Hutson

June 10, 2013


Filed under Opinion

I remember the first time I started to think seriously about college. I was visiting my cousin the summer before my freshman year, and he asked me where I wanted to go to school. Not having thought about it, I spit out the first college that came to mind: UC Berkeley. “If you want to go there, you...

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