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I’m good at math; don’t pressure me to take STEM classes

I’m good at math; don’t pressure me to take STEM classes

By Jenny Lu

In each of the STEM-related classes I have taken, I have noticed a lone girl sitting in the corner looking miserable. It’s not just that she is greatly outnumbered by her male counterparts; she may not have taken that class by choice at all.

June 17, 2017

Stop shying away from introversion

Stop shying away from introversion

By Ivy Xun

I had difficulty with communication, he said. I was anti-social, he said. I needed ESOL, he said. As a result of what he perceived to be a personality problem, I was told I needed to change. But at five years old, I was just trying to be myself. I hated group discussions, shuddered at the thought of small talk and preferred solidarity over social interaction—a textbook case of introversion.

June 9, 2017

Teachers: adjust rubrics to allow more creativity

Teachers: adjust rubrics to allow more creativity

By Maddy Frank

The further I get in my educational career, the more I learn the importance of what I’ve deemed to be the golden rule of school assignments: follow the rubric.

June 7, 2017

Cast more minorities as main characters in TV shows

Cast more minorities as main characters in TV shows

By Ella Atsavapranee

It’s not just a perceived or manufactured problem. Statistically speaking, Asian Americans are underrepresented on the small screen: only one percent of leading roles go to Asians, despite Asian Americans making up five percent of the U.S. population, according to a 2015 report by the USC Annenberg School.

June 7, 2017

Don’t write off handwriting

Don’t write off handwriting

By Katherine Sylvester

Marvel comics, flannel, the Beatles. Some things, old as they are, never go out of style. But one essential element of humanity that’s remained relevant for thousands of years seems to be slowly dying: handwriting.

June 5, 2017

Studying is personal; don’t make review packets mandatory

Studying is personal; don’t make review packets mandatory

By Hannah Feuer

Every student has their own learning style, and they shouldn’t be forced to conform to a fixed study method. A review packet can act as a valuable optional resource to be used for reference, but mandating that students complete all portions of a review packet for a grade is counterproductive.

May 21, 2017

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