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Theme-based academies at new high school are limiting

The construction of the new high school offers the opportunity for educational reform designed to engage more students.
Juneau needs more trails for cross-country skiing

You're skiing along a groomed trail, which has not yet been touched by another pair of skis. The snow sparkles and glitters, dusting the trees and covering the ground in a thick, fluffy blanket.
Let's see the positive potential of Thunder Mountain High School

With news of the Thunder Mountain High School, most of the media attention and community discussions seem negative and even paranoid that the Juneau School District is not taking the community's concerns into account.
Hey, adults, sit down and listen

Hey, adults, listen. Our music isn't as bad as you think.
Hacking the mystery of MySpace

Imagine a greasy 37-year-old man, coming home to an empty apartment from his pathetic accounting job, where, after two years, everyone still thinks his name is Bob.
Student describes the symptoms of senioritis

We've gone through initiation debacles, been kicked out of dances, complained about parking, gotten tickets and complained even more about parking, been pulled over by the cops and in most cases, gone to court at least once.
Montessori principles might be more helpful than report cards

I am seventeen. I attend Juneau-Douglas High School. I live in downtown Juneau.
Earlier school start time contradicts brain research

According to the Juneau-Douglas High School and Thunder Mountain High School information guide, "Bell time for the high schools will be set 15 minutes earlier during the 2008-2009 school year, with first period beginning at 7:45 a.m. and school ending at 2 p.m. Since this is not an ideal schedule for adolescent students, the administration will continue to look at options for the 2009-2010 school year."
Repetitive curriculum debate has two sides

We, as students, understand that repetition is an important tool in the learning process; however, when we don't feel like we are progressing or getting any farther into the subject, we quickly lose interest.
Let's celebrate singles on Feb. 14

...column showcasing the thoughts and opinions of students in McKenna's high school journalism class and Sarah Brooks' Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School writing workshop.


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