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The Revolution

SAT Changes Coming in 2016

March 27, 2014

The Spring SAT in 2016 will be completely redesigned and restructured, according to collegeboard.org, mostly to the benefit of the student. Currently students lose points for wrong answers, must write...

Embracing Our Stupidest Years: Ignorance Is Bliss, and Boy, Are We Ignorant!

March 27, 2014

A Ke$ha song from 2010 plays on the radio so loud it shakes the beige Honda Civic filled with over-caffeinated high school girls that I find myself crushed into. It is 12 a.m. as my friends and I pull...

How Adolescent Depression Is Like That Person You Aren’t Really Into Anymore

February 27, 2014

Your iPhone chirps and you look down to find yourself staring at a text from That Person You Aren’t Really Into Anymore, “r we still on 4 2nite???” You recall when you were young and naive (about...

Mel’s Healthy Living: Reading Food Labels

February 27, 2014

Who remembers Capri Sun juice pouches? I remember there was always one in my lunchbox up until fourth grade when my mom stopped buying them because of their terribly unhealthy ingredients. “They’re...

“Sociopath, Mouth-Breather, Misogynist,” How Generalizations Hurt Us In More Ways Than One

December 19, 2013

Thrown into a fluorescently-lit, carpeted conference room packed with other confused and socially traumatized adolescents, I am asked to sit down and begin working on my first assignment at the writing...

Why We Need Chat Every Day

December 19, 2013

Recently there has been a lot of discussion over CHAT versus reinstalling 8th period. Both times are valuable for student/teacher collaboration, but CHAT is the better option for students and teachers....

Constructive Criticism

October 10, 2013

Unless you’re new to Albemarle, or just unobservant, you’ve probably noticed the changes in the library. From new furniture to a whole new room known as the Writing Center, the amount of money spent...

Outlining vs. Feeling the Touch of the Sun’s Warming Rays: The Adolescent Dilemma

October 10, 2013

How ironic that I write this article while I’m sitting in a dark room with my windows closed, even though it’s a 74-degree evening, my lap burning from an overheated laptop. Although a hypocrite, I...

Is College Board actually beneficial?

May 17, 2013

Now seniors have ended their three-year, excruciatingly painful and expensive relationship with the College Board, it's time to look back over our time spent together. Has the organization really improved...

Julia Hates Something: The Reality of High School

This is Julia's last article of the year and rather than attach a picture that directly relates to her piece, she asks that you enjoy her favorite picture of Heath Ledger and have a wonderful summer.
May 17, 2013

Breakfast Club (1985), Clueless (1995), 10 Things I Hate About You (1999), Mean Girls (2004), High School Musical(s) (2006-2008)—collectively these movies led me to believe that high school was four...

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