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Media Bombards Teens with Sex

Asia Garrison and Madeline Lewis, Guest Writers

January 17, 2012

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It is the year 2011, and we face a problem that wasn’t even a topic of discussion twenty years ago. The topic is sex. Sex is something we can’t escape or get around nowadays. Its presence in the media is prevalent in popular...

Ending Violence in our School is Worth the Fight

Michael Johnson, Editorial Writer

January 10, 2012

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In these times when reports of the “knockout game” are consuming the headlines, how are we to view episodes of physical violence at school? Is school violence a fact of life, an inevitable product of teenage hormones and immature...

A Case For Uniforms

Caroline Martinez, Editor-in-Chief

October 14, 2011

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Uniforms are not created as a quintessential solution for all school problems, but they do help create a better environment with more pride in schools and an appreciation of a person as a whole. We live in a materialistic world...

A Case Against Uniforms

Michael Johnson

October 3, 2011

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The looming threat of school uniforms has reared its ugly head at University City High School.  What crisis is this visible display of conformity supposed to solve?  The empirical evidence does not support the delusion that...

Is the Cost of Education too High?

Ethan Farber

March 21, 2011

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Let’s face it—we’re in a recession.  It is a recovering recession, but a recession nonetheless.  Since the stock market crash of 2008, prices have been down, companies have filed for bankruptcy, loans have been scarce,...

“Re”-districting provides nothing new

Elliot Wilson

February 10, 2011

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Let’s face some unfortunate facts about our school’s achievement gap. The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education recently released astonishing figures: 91% of U. City’s white students are proficient in...

Lessons for the lunch period

Michael Johnson

February 9, 2011

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Although school lunches have come a long way since the USDA under President Reagan tried to reclassify ketchup as a vegetable to save money, improvement is still sorely needed. The School Lunch Program was created so that no ...

Changing with the U-Times: U-Times Online

Michael Johnson

November 3, 2010

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The morning newspaper folded strategically next to a cup of coffee is becoming a dinosaur.  According to a recent survey by the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press, online versions of the news have overtaken the...

Method in the Madness: Reading Shakespeare

Michael Johnson

April 19, 2010

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To be, or not to be, a lover of Shakespeare: that is the question. Not many subjects invoke as strong a visceral response as an assignment of tackling Shakespeare’s work. Is it nobler to suffer his outrageous language or oppose...

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