Archive for 'Spotlight'

The New Addiction

The New Addiction

Posted on 20. Sep, 2016 by .

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With UA implementing the One to One initiative, questions are raised on the effect that technology has had on students By Ellise Shafer, ’17 and Dylan Carlson Sirvent, ’15 Senior Alex Hatton sits at her desk, homework spread out everywhere. Begrudgingly, she opens her AP Statistics binder and begins working problems in a notebook. However, […]

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Weigh Too Much Pressure

Posted on 29. Aug, 2016 by .

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by Abby Gray and Rachael Feinberg Junior RC Brandes knew something was wrong in the last minutes of his regatta race. He felt ill. He couldn’t stand up. An ambulance had to be called to whisk him away to the emergency room, all because he had pushed himself to fall into the advantageous “lightweight” category of […]

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Senior Spotlight

Senior Spotlight

Posted on 17. May, 2016 by .

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By Kelly Chian, ’16 and Jenny Jiao, ’16 Bear Guides Sophia Fisher I entered UAHS as a freshman with only one friend from my school.  As a student from outside the district (I had come from Saint Andrew) I was hyper-aware of how foreign public high school was.  But the welcoming committee (called Link Crew way […]

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Senior Destinations

Senior Destinations

Posted on 17. May, 2016 by .

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Class of 2016 graduates choose their future paths and embark on a new journey

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Autism and Academics

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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