Pearce seniors are feeling the pressure of applying for college. Despite some universities lessening the workload for applications, many are applications still require a lot.
A new initiative, “Mustang Ready”, has required teachers to frequently check school IDs, as well as patrol school hallways before school starts. All teachers have been given posters with the “Mustang Ready” checklist to make sure the classrooms are safe.
Students now have to go advisory and sit through announcements instead of directly going to tutoring during the advisory period. This decreased tutoring time hurts student’s academics.
This year, the homecoming hall decorations that have so long been a tradition of the homecoming dance are will no longer take place. Many students are disappointed by this change.
Bond packages are a vital resource for districts to obtain funding for large and long term projects. As the district grows and more space is needed to accommodate this growth, money from these programs will become more necessary.
Summer programs act as resume boosters for students and money makers for universities. The cost of these camps can be great making the benefits questionable.
Many students got valuable experiences as they got full or part-time jobs over the summer. Working allowed students to get experience in a work environment while earning money.
The methods of punishment used at Pearce might teach students not to break the rules, but a more effective policy would also help them to learn from their mistakes.
With the recent interview of Bruce Jenner, transgender rights are beginning to blossom in America, but their bathroom rights still remain a major taboo.
Martese Johnson, a black student at the University of Virginia, was unjustly arrested and assaulted by police under false charges. This, along with other instances all around the country, demonstrates the harsh prejudices that America still holds.