Monthly Archives: February 2014

New Image for Saturday School

By Paige Korner For many Seaholm students, the term “Saturday School” often brings to mind the detention received by those who collect a significant amount of tardies or are guilty of using their phone in class. If one would think that, they’d be wrong — in the Birmingham community, another   Saturday School exists at Berkshire that hopes to garner much

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Test Bias

By Kelly Martinek, Kendall Hitch and Esther Seawell The ACT is inarguably one of the most important tests of a student’s high school career. But what people do argue on is whether or not the ACT is biased. In a survey conducted by the Highlander, 81% of people answered that they were an English/Social Studies learner as opposed to a

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Controversy in the Classroom

Religion, politics, and personal philosophies have the power to divide families, nations, and the world, yet they are an inevitable part of daily life. With such a sharp contrast, it begs the question, what is the role of controversial views in the classroom? While some could argue that multiple viewpoints permit educational discussion—the ideology of teachers introducing their stance on

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Mazich Dances Her Way Toward Med School

Amazing performer, well-rounded, extremely talented, and beautiful are just some of the ways senior Sophia Mazich is described by her dance instructor. Primarily trained in ballet, contemporary, and jazz, Mazich began dancing when she was two years old.  But for the past four years, Mazich has been taught by instructor Alicia Cutaia at Eisenhower Dance Center in both Birmingham and

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