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Thanking the Teachers

Thanking the Teachers

Posted on 13. May, 2016 by .

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Staff Editorial Television shows, movies and books all seem to portray the same, stereotypical high school classroom: a teacher speaking in a monotone voice, disinterested children sitting in rows and bland subject matter displayed on a chalkboard. The media may typecast teachers as boring and authoritarian, but this is far from the experience we’ve had […]

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Off the Beaten Path

Off the Beaten Path

Posted on 13. May, 2016 by .

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by Maeve O’Brien ’16 Junior Drew Harper is taking an alternate approach to his senior year of high school: he’s attending United World College (UWC) in New Mexico. UWCs are two-year IB diploma schools, located in 15 different places around the world. The admissions process is both competitive and intense, involving a written application, Skype […]

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Our Right, Our Fight

Our Right, Our Fight

Posted on 11. May, 2016 by .

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Columnist discusses Jon Husted’s initiative to keep 17-year-olds from voting in the presidential primaries. Column by Maeve O’Brien, ’16 Less than two weeks before the presidential primary on March 15, The Columbus Dispatch broke the news to teenagers across Ohio: Secretary of State Jon Husted barred 17-year-olds who would be 18 by the general election […]

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The Race Factor

The Race Factor

Posted on 18. Mar, 2016 by .

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by Maeve O’Brien, ’16 Last December, the Supreme Court heard the case Texas v. Fisher for the second time. This case is controversial by nature, as it discusses the constitutionality of a University of Texas affirmative action policy. Affirmative action is a policy in which institutions attempt to improve opportunities from historically excluded groups. Affirmative […]

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Why the Language We Use Matters

Why the Language We Use Matters

Posted on 13. Feb, 2016 by .

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The effect of language on our perceptions and actions toward world events

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Definition Dilemma

Posted on 12. Feb, 2016 by .

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Differences in terminology affects other current issues as well.

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Car Burglary Blues

Car Burglary Blues

Posted on 11. Dec, 2015 by .

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by Maeve O’Brien, ’16 It was just a regular morning. I left my house, keys in hand, only to discover that my car was not in its usual driveway spot. Not a big deal, I thought. Someone could have parked it in the garage, or maybe my father needed to take it to work. Both […]

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The Struggle in Syria

The Struggle in Syria

Posted on 23. Oct, 2015 by .

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Civil war in Syria has caused many people to flee their homes.

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European Expedition

Posted on 26. Aug, 2015 by .

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UAHS Students travel through European cities and attend a human rights summit conference

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Stick to the Status Quo

Stick to the Status Quo

Posted on 21. May, 2015 by .

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Courses offered at UAHS change with the 2015-16 school year

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Digital Age Dilemma

Posted on 01. May, 2015 by .

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Your parents have probably told you tales about their oh-so-challenging childhoods. They had to walk to school, write all of their essays by hand and maintain relationships without the ease of social media. The older generations didn’t have cell phones, computers or TVs to pamper their luxurious lifestyles. They didn’t hide behind the anonymity of […]

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Vaccination Crisis

Vaccination Crisis

Posted on 15. Apr, 2015 by .

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Controversy over vaccines intensifies as measles spread

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The Numbing Effect

The Numbing Effect

Posted on 27. Jan, 2015 by .

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Violence in the media may desensitize children

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