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Club culture becomes an ‘arms race’ for college

Focusing on her homework, senior Angie Jia demonstrates the amount of work brought on by over-involvement. Jia is involved in many clubs and honor societies and has been since the beginning of her high school career. “The honor societies, sometimes I regret doing them because they don’t really mean anything,” Jia said. “I guess now that you’re in them you just stay because you want a cord [for graduation].”

Mira Nalbandian, Staff Writer

March 11, 2020

Come spring, several honor societies open their gates to floods of applications. Collecting signatures, students race around the school, trying to prove their participation in clubs, sports and other extracurriculars. Already overworked students are trying to join every club in school to stand out to ...

AP Language and Composition students take a unique approach to prepare for the exam

Adding the final touches to their documentary, juniors Sabrina Bohn and Emma Caplinger discuss how their interviews turned out. The junior were given six weeks to complete the project. “I’m really glad we did this project because I’m really interested in documentaries and film in general so this was a really cool opportunity and it introduces you to something that you wouldn’t think to be introduced to in English class and I think that it gives you different skill set that you [aren’t normally] given in school so I think it’s pretty cool,” Bohn said.

Ridwan Oyebamiji, Staff Writer

April 5, 2019

With camera and questions in hand, juniors in AP Language and Composition grabbed footage for the documentaries they created to understand their visual rhetoric unit. The idea was created when English teacher Dan Barnes attended a writing conference at Fort Zumwalt West High School in the fall. ...

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