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Uber-Good or Uber-Bad? -

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Saturday, January 24, 2015

Mr. Brasel – Sporting Life – Releases New Music Video -

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Teacher Profile: Mr. Boise -

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Pillar Collapses in Plaza Near SMHS -

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Totally Tubular Trends That Should Make a Comeback -

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Russia Blocks Progress in Eastern Europe -

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Yahoo! Lays Down Tumblr Law -

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Student Loan Debt Has Become Intolerable -

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Senior Stress Explodes During Fall -

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New Clubs At SMHS -

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Superintendent Will Resign -

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Annie is Back! -

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Chromebooks At SMHS -

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Job Shadowing at Franklin Templeton -

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Education Systems Should Promote Focusing on What You Love to do -

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

2 M4NY H4CK5

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We live in a world surrounded by the Internet; virtually everybody uses it. But, as with everything, there are people who like manipulating the Internet and finding security vulnerabilities. Some do it for fun, some do it to make the Internet more secure (white-hat hacking); and some do it to get what they want (black-hat hacking), like what happened during the Sony hack. The story of the Sony hack started off like any hacking story would: Sony Pictures employees went to their offices, sat down, and turned on their computer. Suddenly, a skeleton appeared on the screen, overlaid with “Hacked…

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Uber-Good or Uber-Bad?

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Many of you may know Uber. Uber is a ridesharing app that allows people to call a nearby Uber driver, somewhat like calling a taxi. Uber is now hailed around the world as a cheap and convenient way to go from point A to point B; but there have been many recent incidents that make Uber’s reliability questionable. Uber is supposed to be a win-win situation: the passenger goes where he wants to go quickly and easily, and the driver gets the money he wants. In addition, Uber fares are cheaper than taxi fares. But many recent incidents involving Uber…

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Russia Blocks Progress in Eastern Europe

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Russian President Vladimir Putin has been getting an odd amount of admiration for his confrontational style in the United States. Former mayor of New York City Rudy Giuliani said he is “what you call a leader” on Fox news. While some are inclined to praise any adversary of President Obama, it is entirely misplaced. In the last decade, the government of Russia has countered all effort toward liberty in both its own country and abroad while maintaining a veil of legitimacy. This veil is made up of a fake democracy, a “centrist” ruling party, and the fact that they’re not…

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Student Loan Debt Has Become Intolerable

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President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Higher Education Act as part of his Great Society plan to lift Americans out of poverty. This law, among other reforms, introduced federal student loans. this has allowed the students from the lower classes to attain the education to make it in the world. (use this as paragraph transition sentence)However, one fact still remains: It takes money to make money. The high 3.4% interest rates on student loans has taken away their money faster than they can make more, while banks who deceived the public and wrecked the economy and must pay a rate…

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Senior Stress Explodes During Fall

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The college application stress is real. We, seniors, are expected to write the most important essays of our lives—along with the rest of the application—while maintaining decent grades (all A’s for those perfectionists out there), participating in treasured extracurricular activities, completing part-time job shifts, and committing weekends to school events. Relaxing, sleeping, and maintaining friendships seem to be optional. College applications are pretty much unavoidable for seniors, and let’s face it, life’s going to suck sometimes and there’s not much we can do about it. But teachers of Advanced Placement, could you cut us some slack? We love taking challenging…

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Job Shadowing at Franklin Templeton

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Many may think that job shadowing isn’t beneficial for young students but, in truth, it is actually very helpful for your future. It lets students get a taste of what it’s like to enter the workforce and how an ordinary day would be like. The recent GATE Program job shadowing for Franklin Templeton, a financial company headquartered in San Mateo. Every GATE high school student within the district was invited to take part in this event that took place on November 19th. The day began with some introductory presentations to give students information about the company Franklin Templeton and what…

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Education Systems Should Promote Focusing on What You Love to do

What if you had the choice to choose your classes depending on what you love to do? How often do you find yourself struggling with a subject in school? It’s quite rare to find a student who enjoys every single one of the classes they are taking. It is important for each student to be passionate about the courses they attend in order to have success. That being said, schools need to realize that each individual has a different selection of classes they may want to focus in. A large problem for high schools is that many students end up…

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Seniority at Dances

Upperclassmen have the privilege of enjoying the priority of the school for two years straight. Homecoming is an experience that is only available for four years, and the opportunity to buy tickets was given to all students at the same time: seniors had just as much of a chance to buy them as freshmen and sophomores did. Just because underclassmen were first in line to buy tickets, doesn’t give other people the right to say to say that upperclassmen deserve the chance to buy tickets before underclassmen. If an upperclassmen says that they didn’t want to go to dances as…

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Is Grading Biased?

As a high school senior, I’ve seen my fair share of unfair grading on multiple occasions. Teachers have standards for all of their students, but when they grade everyone based on those standards, it becomes unfair. Everyone is unique with different strengths and weaknesses, and I don’t think it’s fair to grade someone like they are just another student in the class. What one student excels in, another student struggles with. For example, a student may do all of their homework but struggle on tests, which leads to a huge drop in their grade. As a student who struggles with…

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SMHS Reacts: Shia Labeouf Live

SMHS Students react to “Shia Labeouf Live”

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