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Talking in code

Talking in code

December 16, 2015


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Students can take their pick. They can sit in groups, forming sentences with new vocabulary words in Spanish or French, or they can sit at a computer, learning HTML, CSS and Java. Starting next year, those two completely different classes might be the same, at least in the eyes of the Florida Legislature....

EDITORIAL: We have to help

EDITORIAL: We have to help

October 22, 2015


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“AB, my dear, it breaks my heart that we didn’t know and couldn’t help.” -Post on AB Taiwade’s online memorial Class of 2015 graduate AB Taiwade died last week at the University of Florida. Since then, our normally cheerful campus has been a little quieter. Because last week, the Hi...

#LoveWins?

September 24, 2015


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View image | gettyimages.com | Kim Davis, center, stands with Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee, left, and attorney Mat Staver Davis had just been released from Carter County Detention Center in Grayson, Kentucky on Sept. 8. Kim Davis quickly became America’s highest-profile cou...

Editorial: We demand a voice

Editorial: We demand a voice

August 28, 2015


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In the course of a student’s academic career, there’s a lot we don’t have control over. From core classes to what school we go to, students have very little freedom of choice. Most of these decisions are made by a board comprised of seven individuals, who many students inside the county have never...

#AllLivesMatter: a call for change

May 27, 2015


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The death of Frederick Gray of Baltimore weeks ago was a tragic one. Upon his death, in the back of a police wagon, unrestrained by proper safety belts and without proper police procedure attributed, Gray was practically martyred, like many other recent police-related fatalities. With the national...

Are you FSA-ing kidding me?

April 28, 2015


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Eight months. Eight months is how long students may have to wait in anticipation for their FSA results not knowing whether they failed or what potential consequences could be. Florida Standards Assessments, or FSA, is being taken for the first time, replacing FCAT; it is a computerized test that assesses...

Editorial: Not worth the sacrifice

Editorial: Not worth the sacrifice

February 12, 2015


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Americans hold certain truths to be self-evident; we also take them for granted. Perhaps that is excusable. In America, we live with virtually no fear of censorship. While many Americans live with a debilitating obstruction of their rights to medical care and education because of financial status, we...

Blood, sweat and blank banners

December 18, 2014


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Erupting after the winning goal. Impenetrable silence after a tough loss. The laughs, memories and hours of hard work formed by teammates. All of these are the heart and soul of any sports team. In every game and practice, athletes grow closer as they learn how to work together, and improve their...

Editorial: You can’t erase the past

October 23, 2014


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Honesty is a core value instilled in most since birth. Children are taught at home and at school about the importance of telling the truth. Yet a Colorado school board is trying to conceal the truth from students taking AP U.S. History, proposing the creation of a committee that would make subtle...

Editorial: Better effort needed to diversify clubs

September 17, 2014


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The first club fair of the year has already come and gone, and as usual, many clubs are exclusively IB or traditional,with seemingly little effort to diversify being made. Clubs at Hillsborough are a big deal; we devote a full day to them each month. They allow students to meet peers who share their...

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