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Is Standardized Testing Really That Important?


Teressa Leffall, Staff Writer
May 29, 2014

The importance of standardized testing in schools around the U.S. is quite immense. Everything that a student learns throughout the year is supposed to be demonstrated on the test. Students and teachers spend their whole year reviewing material that might be on the test rather than on what a student... Read more »

Getting Around the Cost of College

Vin Nguyen, Staff Writer
April 25, 2014

High school is a usually a very amusing, interesting, and life-developing experience. Every year, new students come and old students go. And those old students are on the verge of becoming adults and beginning their lives by going off to college. Going to college should be mandatory following high school.... Read more »

Senioritis Season Has Begun

Fathima Baig, Staff Writer
April 11, 2014

At the end of the year when everything just feels like it’s dragging on and on, high school seniors come across a made up disease known as Senioritis. This usually occurs the last couple of months of their second semester. Senioritis is a word used to describe the decrease in motivation towards studies... Read more »

AP Testing

Mia Williams, Editor
April 8, 2014

The MISD Board of Education had a meeting on April 1 to discuss a new system for taking the AP tests. Prior to this meeting, any student who took the AP test was exempt from the final corresponding with it. Now, the district has decided that, while it will still be an option that is paid for by the school,... Read more »

Algebra 2 No Longer Required to Graduate

Mia Williams, Staff Writer
March 27, 2014

For the past 14 years, Algebra 2 has been part of the recommended graduation plan for high school students. Starting with the class of 2018, it will no longer be a requirement. Although this may seem like good news to those students who dread coming to school every day, it doesn’t mean they will only... Read more »

Nine Athletes Sign National Letters of Intent

Bethany Darwin, Co-Editor
April 26, 2013

A culmination of time, effort, and hard work paid off for nine senior athletes as they signed their national letters of intent on April 17. “From a coach’s standpoint, you are mostly proud of the student athletes,” head football coach Travis Pride said. “Other students put in their time and then... Read more »

College Comeback

Bethany Darwin, Co-Editor
April 26, 2013

With a broken hip and pelvic bone, Lykia Harper knew that the chances of finding a college that would take her were slim to none. She was wrong. “I was talking to schools before my accident happened,” Harper said. “After my accident, none of the schools that I was talking to before wanted a player... Read more »

Hallway Runway

Paige Baselice, Staff Writer
March 26, 2013

Trying to look the best we can in high school can potentially prepare us for the future that lies ahead. By caring about our appearance, we may gain respect of others. However, some may argue that looking our best now should not be a concern for high school students. Dressing up, or rather dressing for... Read more »

Lady Jags Look to Repeat History

Chelcee Bester, Staff Writer
January 22, 2013

Ending off the year by winning the 2011-12 State Championship, the Lady Jags are at it once again. By recruiting new members such as Britney Breedlove, Kenna Kelly, Taylor Jones, Stylz Sanders, and Janeen Johnson, the Jags look to repeat history. These girls are focused and determined to go back to state. “Small... Read more »

Skyward or Infinite Campus?

Allyson Hibdon, Staff writer
October 25, 2012

As if all the new changes made to Summit High School were not enough to take in, a new grading system called Skyward, was recently introduced to students. The problem is that the introduction of Skyward was incredibly late. The fact that it was not available to students until the first six weeks was... Read more »

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