Archive for 'Spotlight'

Autism and Academics

Posted on 22. Apr, 2016 by .

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Autism Awareness Month brings attention to how schools treat students with ASD

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The Gender Gap

Posted on 22. Apr, 2016 by .

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By Jenny Jiao, ’16 Boys outnumber girls in Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) diagnoses by about four to one. Logically, this seems to mean that boys are more susceptible to ASD than girls. Recently, however, research has shown that that may not be true. Researchers have taken to looking at how autistic features manifest themselves in […]

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Autism Speaks Under Scrutiny

Posted on 22. Apr, 2016 by .

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By Maeve O’Brien, ’16 Autism Speaks, founded in 2005, is the leading organization for autism advocacy in the world. It funds research for identifying causes, treatments, and a cure for autism. While this organization has garnered popularity for its dedication to autism awareness, Autism Speaks has come under some harsh criticism for how it executes […]

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VPN Reviews

Posted on 18. Mar, 2016 by .

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by Abby Gray, ‘18 VPNs, or Virtual Private Networks, allow your phone to connect to a private, less secure networks in order to be able to access all websites and apps that may be blocked otherwise. 1) Betternet Features: Access all websites and apps Price: Free iPhone/Android: Both Rating on App Store: 4.5 stars Betternet […]

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Under Pressure

Under Pressure

Posted on 18. Mar, 2016 by .

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The sense that perfection is attainable—and expected—creates stress for students by KELLY CHIAN, ’16 AND ELLISE SHAFER, ‘17 For junior Lexi Murray, stress ensues as soon as she wakes up. Being a member of both Jazz Ensemble and Women’s Glee, Murray wakes up before 6 a.m. four school-day mornings out of five, either to participate […]

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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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Tech’D Out

Tech’D Out

Posted on 11. Dec, 2015 by .

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by Cole Pirwitz, ’16, Olivia Van Arsdale, ’17, and Tom Weimer, ’18 District-Wide Laptops Spark Debate Once upon a time, technology in schools was considered taboo, and phones, tablets and computers were confined to “BYOT”  (bring your own technology) days. Today, electronics are slowly but surely cementing themselves into the American education system. Known as […]

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Privy to Privacy?

Privy to Privacy?

Posted on 11. Dec, 2015 by .

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by McDaniel Hartranft, ’17 Growing up with the school computers blocking certain images and websites, the question of whether students will have much privacy on the new personal devices arises. Principal Theado believes that some websites serve as an educational tool and strives to be able to give students the privilege of using these resources. […]

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The Evolution of Pop: Fall Follies 2015

The Evolution of Pop: Fall Follies 2015

Posted on 08. Dec, 2015 by .

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A recount of the Upper Arlington Vocal Music’s annual Fall Follies production. This year’s theme was “The Evolution of Pop,” a narrative of popular music throughout American history. By Kaitlyn K. and Tom W.

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Rancho Alegre Field Trip

Rancho Alegre Field Trip

Posted on 08. Dec, 2015 by .

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Audio slide show of the 2015 Spanish IM Field Trips to Rancho Alegre. By Rachael Feinberg and Abby Gray.

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Flag on the play

Flag on the play

Posted on 13. Nov, 2015 by .

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A perception of spotty enforcement of the UA Athletic Code has students questioning the administration

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Bears At Work

Bears At Work

Posted on 23. Oct, 2015 by .

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Leading double lives, students struggle to maintain their priorities

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