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Sports Opinion: Why Coaches Shouldn’t Expect Early Release (Web Exclusive)

By Dani Egan

May 4, 2017

It’s the end of fourth period, and the classroom is deserted. Slowly, sports obligations emptied out the classroom as students left for early release, the lesson unfinished in their notes. Some are happy to get out early, some are resigned to the work they’ll miss, and some worry about how they...

Participation as a Grade: Worth It? No.

Graphic by Luke Rider

By Dani Egan

September 21, 2015

Participation is, at worst, a system begging teachers to grade-bump their favorites, and, at best, grading students on their social skills, rather than what content they actually learned. Furthermore, it instills the idea that one must be outgoing to succeed in life, to the detriment of introverts. Some...