Cartoon drawn by Amanda Shen

Revealing the True Cost of Public High School

In the 1830s, a movement to provide education to all children in the United States was initiated. In 1917, the Smith-Towner Act, which established the Federal Department of Education, caused this movement to gain momentum. Eventually, a system was created where all documented children would receive free quality instruction. In spite of seemingly free access[…]

Cartoon by Melody Yang

Seeking Sleep?

By Amanda Madenberg and Celina Sun A good portion of South’s students would likely jump at the chance to nap in school. In fact, the idea of creating a nap room for students to use during their lunch or free periods has been suggested to South’s student government more than once. Admittedly, the idea’s fruition[…]

A student uses an iPad in South's library.

Think Twice About Tablets: Do iPads Really Belong in Classrooms?

In our revolutionary age of technology and innovation, we often assume that most of our technological advances work towards increasing productivity and fostering good habits. New electronics such as tablets are incredibly powerful; they have the potential to change how we interact, from allowing users to communicate across the world to revolutionizing the way we[…]

Cartoon by Emma Lu

Evaluating College Evaluation

From the “trending” list on BuzzFeed to the “recommended for you” list on The New York Times, we see ranking lists all around us, and especially online. Lists are often a great resource: They condense data and conveniently provide us with the essence of synthesized information. For example, one glance at the #1 song on[…]