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Letters to: Past high school teachers

Letters to: Past high school teachers

Danielle Cortes

April 20, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Mobile Headlines, Opinion

Dear High School Teacher of my past, Hello, it's me! I just wanted to let you know that you are absolutely right when you said, “high school is nothing like college, kids.” Late work is never accepted past the due date, except under very few circumstances. Also, attendance in most classes...

Longtime Chico High School teacher pleads guilty to molesting charges

Longtime Chico High School teacher pleads guilty to molesting charges

Natalie Hanson

March 8, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, Community, Crime, Mobile Headlines, News, Showcase

Halden "HB" Calvert, a former teacher at Chico High School, pled guilty to molesting a student last spring at a hearing Thursday.Calvert, 52, was arrested last fall after parents of the victim, a junior at the time, grew concerned that she was becoming suicidal and checked her diary and cell phone, ac...

High school relationships help build a foundation

High school relationships help build a foundation

Grant Schmieding

March 5, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Columns, Mobile Headlines, Opinion

Anyone who says they truly understand how to maneuver the dating pool, with guaranteed success, is full of it, according to Viren Swami, professor of social psychology at Anglia Ruskin University. In high school, college or otherwise, we all have our own confusing and frustrating experiences. When it co...

Adulting and figuring it all out

Adulting and figuring it all out

Sophia Robledo-Borowy

February 15, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

After successfully completing 18 years of existence since emerging from the womb, you are now a legally an adult.You can legally get married, vote, get a tattoo and make various other life-changing decisions all by yourself. Abandoning all familiarities from the comfort of your childhood bedroom and immersing i...

The uneducated shouldn’t rush into adulthood

The uneducated shouldn’t rush into adulthood

Nicte Hernandez and Dongyoung Won

November 8, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

We all know someone who decided not to go to college. Whatever the circumstances that led them to make that decision, it likely had major effects on how they spent the rest of their lives and what they chose to value.According to the Knot Yet campaign, which tries to prevent teen and unplanned pregnancies, most Americans wi...

A señor’s fresh perspective on love

A señor’s fresh perspective on love

Miles Inserra

May 11, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinion

In all of its facets, age is a puzzling concept. As I mature, the idea confounds me more. Still, I have my moments when I stop thinking so damn hard and everything makes sense: Age is experience. This is my sole reason to believe it is appropriate for a senior in college to date a freshman in college, bu...

Let’s get physical, physical

Let’s get physical, physical

William Rein

March 13, 2015


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

In high school, my physics teacher dangled a heavy metal fire extinguisher over my head. In demonstration of gravity, he allowed the weight to drop and split my head open. Or he just discussed our expectation of that happening. We spent a quarter studying the weight’s affinity to fall, and th...

Schools, too preoccupied by dress code

Veronica De La Cruz

May 2, 2014


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Haven Middle School in Evanston, Ill. recently took a stand against leggings. If a female student wears leggings, she must wear a shirt or skirt over them at least covering her upper thighs. In another similar case, Rockport High School in Rockport, Mass. has banned leggings and has sent home over 20 young girls to change. It's ridicu...

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