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The power of Beyoncè

The power of Beyoncè
Beyoncé impacts her fans in a very unlikely environment
March 26, 2015

Beyoncé Knowles, or “Queen Bey” as fans like to call her, is a worldwide sensation on the stage, the Billboard Top 10 charts, and in the classrooms. Universities such as Rutgers, Harvard, and the...

Student launches sign language course

Student launches sign language course
March 16, 2015

When her freshman year began, current sophomore Kendall Fris was disappointed to learn that Joliet West lacked an American Sign Language (ASL) course. Since her mother is a Sign Language interpreter, Fris...

Elementary schedules more academic, less culturally rich

Elementary schedules more academic, less culturally rich
February 23, 2015
A first grade teacher watches her students as the clock ticks towards 2:55. Little fingers rub tired eyes and stifle yawns. Beneath desks, legs shake restlessly. It’s been a long day. The teacher sighs and closes her classroom door.

Looking at the literature canon through a feminist lens

Looking at the literature canon through a feminist lens
January 12, 2015

Novels like The Scarlet Letter, Moby Dick, and Of Mice and Men, despite differing genres and story plots, all bear one similarity: the gender of their authors. Dartmouth High's English curriculum does...

New ‘patriotic’ AP U.S. History curriculum would cause much more harm than good

New ‘patriotic’ AP U.S. History curriculum would cause much more harm than good
American History Redux
November 20, 2014
This is a very clear attempt at censoring the uglier parts of U.S. history. Not only would this new “patriotic” course deprive students of a proper education, it would also be extremely damaging to the country it claims to be defending if implemented on any sort of large scale.

AP Spanish class works around lack of materials

AP Spanish class works around lack of materials
October 14, 2014
Money is an issue. The class isn’t. With cooperative students, and the teacher carefully planning out what needs to be taught, both students and teacher expect the class to run smoothly.
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