Post-Graduation Uncertainty

Kathie Guo ‘16

December 18, 2013

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

“F” for Facebook

Avani Bhargava ‘16

November 11, 2013

How many times do you refresh your news feed until the time is ripe to write your essay? Will something really come up that is more important than the essay’s deadline? How long do you chat with a friend before you should really...

Fangirls: Temporary Obsession or Unending Phase?

Louise Choi ‘17

November 11, 2013

Why is it that whenever a celebrity does something, no matter how common it is, everyone seems to know about it? The fixation on celebrity life is increasing by the minute as many teenagers “fangirl” over celebrities because...

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