Education

College tour: University of Chicago

College tour: University of Chicago

When my family announced the vacation to Chicago, I immediately yelped, “Let’s go visit the University of Chicago!” My dad responded with a laugh. “You know, that’s where fun goes to die.” The University of Chicago, known as UChicago, may not be as well known as...

Why you should care about the Kansas education crisis

Why you should care about the Kansas education crisis

There are problems in Kansas. And why should you care? Well, these problems demonstrate the importance of youth voice, the power of an informed constituency, and the crucial role of state governments. When Governor Sam Brownback was first elected as Kansas Governor in...

College Tour: Amherst College

College Tour: Amherst College

Amherst College is another great example of how dreaming big for college can mean thinking small. Located in Massachusetts, a liberal arts college like Amherst offers an undergraduate education that takes place in small classes with a Socratic method. Amherst is a...

Opinion: Common Core: The ‘rotten apple’

Opinion: Common Core: The ‘rotten apple’

As Common Core failed to fully integrate itself into the classrooms of LAUSD over the past few years, the results from the last Smarter Balance test came to University High parents, students and staff as a shock. At a statewide level, 44 percent of students who took...

University High ASB officers take action this semester 

University High ASB officers take action this semester 

As the second semester kicks into gear, newly elected ASB Board officers are introducing new initiatives that significantly improve the cleanliness and atmosphere of the campus as well as unify the students of University High. “My most important goal as president is...

Showing off at the Speech and Debate Showcase

Showing off at the Speech and Debate Showcase

West High’s Speech and Debate team held its annual Speech and Debate Showcase in the library, with two shows at 3:30 and 6pm on March 11. The main objectives of the showcase were to interest prospective Speech and Debaters, as well as raise funds for future...