Monthly Archives: August 2006

Student touts Princeton Review’s college rankings

Recently, the Princeton Review (not affiliated with Princeton University) updated its college rankings lists. This means changes in lists such as “Happiest Students

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Schools should give more bang for the buck

By JAKE MOKRIS I have finally been convinced: I now know that public schooling is better than home-schooling. According to a U.S. Census Bureau survey on public school spending in 2003-2004, the state of Pennsylvania spent more than $9,900 on … Continue reading

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Keep music and drop gym class

By TONY McCLURE It is a common occurrence in many school districts today that when a school cannot balance a budget, it looks to drop a program. This program serves as a scapegoat for the school’s problems, sometimes falling on … Continue reading

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Take a razor to 9/11 conspiracy theories

By JAKE MOKRIS According to a recent poll, 36 percent of Americans believe it is “somewhat likely

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Where are all the decent clothes?

JAKE MOKRIS Back-to-school shopping lists consist of two major types of items: supplies and clothes. I’m home-schooled, so I don’t have to worry about any big shopping trips. The supplies part of back-to-school shopping I can understand; the clothes part … Continue reading

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Teens’ opinions count, too

JESSICA GRIMM, West York Area High School Teen Takeover staff “Teenagers should stick to writing about iPods or computer games, things they know about, and leave the political commentary to those of us who are old enough to have some … Continue reading

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