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Tea: what’s up with that?

Tea: what's up with that?
Can't help but tangle with tea time
May 19, 2015

Tea is quite the concept. People all around the world take little baggies full of herbs, stick them in hot water, and then drink them. People have habits and designated “tea-times,” favorite combinations,...

APUSH controversy spreads beyond Oklahoma

APUSH controversy spreads beyond Oklahoma
March 2, 2015

Recently, lawmakers in Oklahoma have been doing their best to eliminate AP U.S. History (APUSH) from high schools statewide. Opponents of the curriculum argue that it neglects to teach important facets...

APUSH controversy: college framework catastrophe?

APUSH controversy: college framework catastrophe?
February 20, 2015

Opponents of the revised 2014-2015 AP U.S. History (APUSH) exam have begun a patriotic uproar against the College Board and its released framework for the modified test. Teachers and politicians have...

The unbroken Spoke

The unbroken Spoke
Famed Texas dance hall won't bend to urban development
February 9, 2015

The year was 1964. Gas cost 30 cents per gallon. The Beatles were embarking on their first world tour. Americans were fighting the war in Vietnam. Neil Armstrong had not yet walked on the moon (and wouldn’t...

MLK Day honors King’s dream, legacy

MLK Day honors King's dream, legacy
January 26, 2015

Many students appreciate "MLK Day" as a welcome reprieve from school. But how much do you know about the man behind the holiday? Katie Valley at Kearsley High School has published a great longform...

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.

Is APUSH too much of a push for freshmen?

Is APUSH too much of a push for freshmen?
November 7, 2014

One of the listed accomplishments on Springbrook High School’s website is that the school has the highest number of freshmen students enrolled in Advanced Placement United States History (APUSH). However,...

Social studies students learn how life was in colonial Williamsburg

Students from a mix of classes gained a first hand perspective on colonial life.
November 21, 2013

Fifteen students now know what’s it’s like to march in the colonial army during the American Revolution, attend a trial for a woman accused of witchcraft and watch a musket be fired. Students in the...

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