Education

The Axial Age: A spiritual revolution

The Axial Age: A spiritual revolution

The Axial Age, coined by German philosopher Karl Jaspers, is a period from roughly the 8th to 3rd century BCE that signified a cultural shift in the major Eurasian civilizations of China, India, Persia and the Mediterranean toward the modern era. Notable philosophers...

Opinion: std::map vs std::unordered_map

Opinion: std::map vs std::unordered_map

Computer programs are often used to store and access large amounts of data, with one example being a program to manage students’ data. If a teacher wanted to modify a student’s information, they would want to find the student quickly and update it. They’d also want to...

Opinion: LAUSD vs. undocumented students

Opinion: LAUSD vs. undocumented students

“When Mexico sends its people, they're not sending their best. They're not sending you ... They're sending people that have lots of problems, and they're bringing those problems with us. They're bringing drugs. They're bringing crime. They're rapists. And some, I...

Column: After all, a girl can dream

Column: After all, a girl can dream

It was a Wednesday morning of the year 2015, when the usual announcement sounded on the rusty speaker in my daily 5th grade life. “Good morning ladies and gentlemen … raise your right hand over your heart ... ready, begin,” was the usual morning routine. It was spirit...

Opinion: Education should receive more financial backing

Opinion: Education should receive more financial backing

Free or nearly free college tuition is offered in at least 26 countries including Austria, Brazil, France, Germany and Mexico, according to Britannica ProCon. If this is the case for 26 countries, the United States, as one of the wealthiest nations, should be able to...

Opinion: End the grading system in K-12 schools

Opinion: End the grading system in K-12 schools

Dating back to 2,500 years ago in Ancient Greece, grades were never once used. Yet, it still spawned the greatest thinkers and writers of all time. Instead of applying grades, they used formative assessment to evaluate if a pupil understood the material being taught....