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The Cost of Reducing School Dropout Rates

The Cost of Reducing School Dropout Rates

Braedon Harris, Co-Editor-in-Chief

April 17, 2019

Between 2010 and 2016, the National Center for Education Statistics reported a slight decrease in the high school dropout rate, from 7.4 percent to 6.1 percent, which reflects a trend been since the 1970s when the United States and the Department of Education fought to increase the graduation rate ac...

Courses That Don’t Compare

Courses That Don’t Compare

Braedon Harris, Co-Editor-in-Chief

November 1, 2018

Transitioning to college may be a bigger jump than most students expect. Research from the American Psychological Association shows than more that 30 percent of college freshman drop out before their sophomore year. The reasons behind this can be linked to poor academic preparation, lack of financial...

Seniors Reflect on Lessons Learned

Seniors Reflect on Lessons Learned

Braedon Harris, Co-Editor-in-Chief

May 23, 2018

High school is the last stop before young adults are thrown out into the real world. It is supposed to prepare students for life on their own and give them everything they need to succeed. However, not everyone will leave high school with the same knowledge, understanding or skills. What students leave ...

Marine’s Family Misses Only Son

Marine’s Family Misses Only Son

Braedon Harris, Reporter

January 3, 2017

Having a family member in the military is a struggle for millions of households. For sophomore Nataly Cardona, this became a reality when her older brother joined the Marines. “After my brother graduated from high school he went straight into the Marines,” Cardona said. “First he went to boot...

Jacob Meyer

Jacob Meyer

Emily Molden, Photo Editor

December 9, 2016

"Going to college and being successful is what I am most looking forward to about graduating. I think my favorite part of college will be [the] new experiences. But I will miss my high school friends when I graduate," Jacob Meyer, 12.

Mia Caruso

Mia Caruso

Emily Molden, Photo Editor

September 21, 2016

" [High school] is a lot bigger than I thought it was going to be, and I didn't know how many clubs and (class) choices there was going to be. You have a lot more responsibility but a lot more freedom than middle school. It's much more work but it's worth it," Mia Caruso, 9.

Senior column Abraham Deleon

Senior column Abraham Deleon

Abraham Deleon, Design Editor

May 13, 2016

With graduation just around the corner, I’m still in shock and disbelief. Despite all the things I heard about high school speeding by, I never really noticed it until these past few months. I’ve slowly had to accept the fact that the wonderful experiences and friends that I’ve made will soon be...

Senior column Amy Pham

Senior column Amy Pham

Amy Pham, Co-Editor-In-Chief

May 13, 2016

I started high school being full-on cringy, not just because of my bowl haircut, but because I was one of those people who swore they hated everyone. At 14, with my I <3 BOOBIES bracelets and self-proclamation of being awkward, that’s all I could strive to be – someone who could only hate others. Ironically,...

Senior column Lynne Diaz

Senior column Lynne Diaz

Lynne Diaz, Photo Editor

May 13, 2016

I wish I could find the wisest person in the world to write this for me, but all I have are 18 years of experience, so here I go. When you spend four years with a certain lifestyle, with people in a certain place, the words to say goodbye to that have to describe the immense loss yet gain, sadness yet...

Senior column SaSchel Moore

Senior column SaSchel Moore

SaSchel Moore, Reporter

May 13, 2016

I experienced some of the best and worst times of my life in high school. I met my best friends here. I met my family here. Most of all, I found out who I was here. Without high school, I wouldn’t have discovered that I am an optimist, or that I get crazy anxiety from the breakfast lines in the morning....

Senior column Connie Ho

Senior column Connie Ho

Connie Ho, Co-Editor-In-Chief

May 13, 2016

Shy, awkward and quiet. My entrance into high school was anything but extraordinary. High school offered me the chance to start fresh and find myself amongst a pool of other students who also had a desire to stay true to themselves. However, after four years of going through relatively the same routine,...

Senior column Beth Mauthe

Senior column Beth Mauthe

Beth Mauthe, Copy Editor

May 13, 2016

It’s crazy, looking back at the four years I’ve spent in high school, to realize that I’m graduating in only a few weeks. And now, with two younger siblings both in high school as of next year, I’m excited for them to experience all the good and the bad that accompanies high school. Joining...