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‘Rite Idea: Why Must the State Torment Us With Tests?

The Editorial Board

January 10, 2014

Dear politicians, Where can we even begin when talking to you about standardized testing? Now that a sample of Shaker’s ninth graders will spend 325 minutes in April taking a pilot English test produced by the state of Oh...

A&F CEO Endangers Self-Image

June 10, 2013

The line exists, and Abercrombie and Fitch CEO Mike Jeffries crossed it. “We go after the attractive, all-American kid,” Jeffries stated in a 2006 interview with Salon.com. His words have come back to haunt him recently...

Don’t Let Pokémon Sway Your Vote

Editorial Board

May 6, 2013

Despite posters, speeches and campaigning, most high school election votes are based on popularity. Why vote for the better candidate when the alternative is voting for your best friend? This annual problem is one that every...

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