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Is Taking The Classroom Home The Right Choice For Students?

Is Taking The Classroom Home The Right Choice For Students?
January 7, 2021

Ever since school has reopened in September, students have been debating whether they want to stay with virtual learning or try hybrid schooling. Virtual learning is when students take classes at home...

Why Teachers Should Take it Easy on Seniors: Spending The Last Year in A Pandemic

Seniors make the best of their final year at Cherokee
January 7, 2021

School changes in the pandemic have been a hard pill to swallow for everyone at Cherokee: students, teachers, and staff alike. But perhaps these changes have been hardest on seniors, who have seen three...

Two Opposing Social Movements Battling Each Other: BLM vs. ALM

Two Opposing Social Movements Battling Each Other: BLM vs. ALM
December 17, 2020

On May 25, 2020, Derek Chauvin murdered George Floyd by kneeling on his neck for 8 minutes and 46 seconds. His murder was recorded and the video flooded social media, creating a shocked and horrified reaction...

Historical Figures Through Modern Eyes

Historical Figures Through Modern Eyes
December 17, 2020

Over the years, debates have emerged about monuments and days dedicated to historical figures like Christopher Columbus. Many of these figures did racist or harmful things while they lived and left scars...

Online School: Bitter Might Make Us Better

A view of a student's online school setup
May 11, 2020

There is no denying that the current state of world affairs is one that is completely unprecedented. As we all do our best to solve problems creatively and practice social distancing, the American education...

Ok, Boomer

Ok, Boomer
February 10, 2020

For as long as teens and Millennials can remember, the older generation, often referred to as Baby Boomers, has consistently demonstrated a dislike for some of the values that the younger generation holds...

New Jersey Keeps Pushing the Minimum to a Maximum

Protesting for an increase in wages
February 8, 2020

The State of New Jersey has planned to increase its minimum wage. A true roller coaster ride, the amount has now increased from $8.85 an hour to $10 an hour and will continue this pattern of systemic increase...

Rethinking the Chief

Rethinking the Chief
January 3, 2020

Symbols are powerful. They represent ideas, people, and values. Sometimes symbols give people and groups an identity, but it doesn’t work that way. People give symbols their meaning that then show the...

Recycling is Important, Yet Most People are Doing it Wrong

Different Ways to Recycle
October 17, 2019

How often have you gone to throw out something and wondered, “Can I recycle this?” Probably not often. Recycling is such an easy thing to do, however, people always seem to forget about it.    Point...

Do the Academic Awards Really Award Academia?

Members of the Class of 2019 at the 2019 Academic Awards
August 8, 2019

Each June, Cherokee High School holds the annual Academic Awards that are believed to honor Cherokee's most distinguished scholars and athletes. In order to snag an invite, you must have straight A's,...

Protecting Public Speaking in Schools

Protecting Public Speaking in Schools
February 20, 2019

Oral presentations in high school have become a major part of grades in some classrooms, and despite the anxiety and stress that public speaking may cause for some kids, eliminating the public speaking...

The Difficulties of Grade Inflation

The Difficulties of Grade Inflation
February 20, 2019

Over the past century, average grades have been rising. This process, called grade inflation, is when the average grade trends upward, so students in general are earning higher grades than they would have...

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