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  • Blake hosts first cross country meet on Thursday, September 17. Go Bears! Fall Play will be announced on Friday at 4:00. What will the play be?
Things You Need to Know Today: TASC
Things You Need to Know: Up and Down Staircases
Stop Trying to Maximize Productivity during Quarantine
Art Classes Rely on Creativity in Online Classes
New Enforcement’s From The Minnesota Department of Health Causes Social Distance Rules in Lounges
Ideas for at Home Family Fun
Quarantine Crafts Bring Back Old Trends, Start New Ones
Gossip Girl Prevails as a Major Force in Pop Culture
Cancellation of Spring Season Leads to Plans for Summer, Impacts Recruitment
Review of Five Popular Youtube Workout Accounts
Why You Should Take a Chance With Your Hair
Protein Packed & Energizing Breakfast Ideas
Making Homemade Pasta and Pesto Proves to be Laborious yet Rewarding
Don’t Blame TikTok for Unwanted Content

Will Rosenblum, Opinions Editor | April 28, 2020

TikTok, a video sharing app released in 2016, has exploded onto the online-scene with over one billion users in March of 2020. But the app has been met with its fair share of flaws and criticisms by users. Beyond the For You page itself, videos with a phrase such as “like for part two” are incredibly annoying and are often there solely to get more likes and follows. One of the most common gripes...

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Teachers Fight Legacy of Systems that Favor Certain Cultures, Learning Styles

Will Rosenblum, Opinions Editor | March 9, 2020

Although the achievement gap mainly surrounds students, one important facet is the aspect of the teaching influence. Traditionally, the use of such strategies like straight rowed desks and bells aimed to produce factory workers during the 19th century. Despite the recent emphasis on critical thinking, Beth Calderone, Social Studies Department Chair, argues "those structures haven't really changed,...

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