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AVID elective prepares students for college

AVID teacher Brandon Maxwell teaches his students valuable study skills to prepare for college. College prep is a focus of the class. A majority of AVID students end up getting accepted to their college of choice.

Jameson Stahl, Online Editor-in-Chief

May 10, 2019

AVID is a program offered in the district that is meant to give middle academic students an extra boost on their path to college. Most students enrolled are the first in their family to go to college, so this experience is completely new to them. Despite the benefits of the class, AVID students ...

Three school board members exemplify the bystander effect in private Facebook group

The private page is not easily accessible. In order to gain access one has to know someone in the group, request that they allow them to request to join the group and then get accepted. This makes it incredibly difficult to use the conversations in the group as evidence to the public of maltreatment and malice because it is difficult to ascertain in the first place.

Hannah Sween, Print Editor-in-Chief

April 12, 2019

There is a secret Facebook group called “Support Our Schools - 834 Unites.” It does not show up on the search page, the only way to gain access is by requesting admission from one of its current members. The group boasts 1,600 plus members including three school board members: Sarah Stivland, Liz We...

Broad Spectrum opens mind to new ideas

The Broad Spectrum team meets Thursdays at 3:15 p.m. The team discusses future plans for their broad spectrum camp that will begin in the summer.

Sierra Hippel, Distribution Reporter

April 5, 2019

"There are people who are really hateful in the world, who judge people off of their gender, sexual orientation, race and more. We want to be able to use all those as creativity, and as an outlet for kids to feel safe," junior Khadro Mohamed said. Broad Spectrum is a club of students who are particularly...

EIC Column: Palestinians aim to have their voices heard

At a board meeting on Feb. 21, Shahd Abouhekel read aloud her poem titled

Lilly Sample, Online Editor-in-Chief

March 10, 2019

On May 14, 1948, Israel became an independent State with David Ben-Gurion as the Prime Minister. What many in the world thought of as a movement to solve anti-semitism became the beginning of a Palestinian ethnic cleansing. Ever since, Palestinians have been fighting for their lives and for their f...

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