Veggies or Veal?

Vivek Gurumoorthy ‘17

February 24, 2014

Filed under Opinion

In today’s world, issues with health and fitness are becoming an ever-growing concern. Several diseases such as ailments of the heart, obesity, and a vast array of different cancers are responsible for a large number of modern...

Standardized Tests and College Success

Julia Nelson ‘14

February 24, 2014

Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

It’s that time of year again. Students are walking through the hallways, carrying gargantuan prep books while using words like “loquacious” and “lugubrious” in everyday conversations. Standardized testing, whether...

A Later Start

Jamie Choi '15

February 24, 2014

Filed under Opinion

It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to come to the conclusion that kids stumbling into school at 7 am, barely conscious, are not ready for optimal performance. We’ve all heard our teachers snap at the class, desperately trying...

Campus Life- Is it worth a visit?

Nicole Kuo ’16

December 18, 2013

Filed under Opinion

Catching your dreams starts with seizing opportunities; it is important not to let any chance flow past you. One such opportunity is the option of going to college and pursuing secondary education, and it is important for students...

Post-Graduation Uncertainty

Kathie Guo ‘16

December 18, 2013

Filed under Opinion

One of the positive aspects about being in high school is that it is the only thing you really need to worry about. However, after you graduate, it’s a whole new world. You suddenly have to worry about taxes, loans, college,...

Is Social Media Making Us Anti-Social?

Karen Shen '16

December 18, 2013

Filed under Opinion

In the age of technology, it is continuing to become faster, easier, and more convenient to connect with others around the world. So, wouldn’t more technology equal better communication? In theory, Facebook, Twitter, and...

Think Before you Post: The Trouble with “Oversharing” on Facebook

Sarah Ho ‘17

December 18, 2013

Filed under Opinion

Most people will readily admit that the majority of the time that they spend on social networks, such as Facebook, is consumed with scrolling, the occasional ‘like’ or ‘comment,’ and repeatedly hitting the ‘refresh’...

From the Editor’s Desk: The Downside of Competition

Jonah Lee ‘14, Co-Editor in Chief

December 18, 2013

Filed under From the Editor's Desk, Opinion

A few days ago, I was walking behind two freshmen who were engaged in the most spirited of conversations, their voices getting louder and higher as they made their way to the cafeteria. Naturally, I lengthened my stride to catch...

Is Rote Learning Truly Necessary?

Julia Sun '16

December 18, 2013

Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

Rote memorization is one of the countless catchphrases that educators generally despise. To learn something by rote is to learn it from memory, without thinking about the meaning in a mechanical way. This sounds terrifically unpleasant,...

Quarterlies: Do They Really Reduce Student Stress?

Raeann Titus '14, Senior Writer

December 18, 2013

Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

During the 2012-2013 school year, Ridge High School eliminated the long-standing midterm and final examinations and replaced them with the new quarterly assessments. In place of the two exams, for which the school arranged a special...

Advanced Placement Classes: Know Your Limits

Nicole Kuo’16

November 11, 2013

Filed under Opinion

High school is once in a lifetime experience, and every student is dedicated to succeed. Whether it is necessary to go above and beyond is the student’s own choice; the higher you go, the harder it will be. But could the pressure...

Tonight’s Assignment: Analyze your Homework

Julia Sun ‘16

November 11, 2013

Filed under Opinion

Hordes of students dash out of their classrooms after the dismissal bell, exhilarated by their after school activities after a long tedious day of learning—this is an image most parents have in their heads. However, they do...

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