The ACT versus the SAT

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Yajur Maker - Staff Writer, '13
October 5, 2011

Did You Know? • According to, the SAT is a logic-based exam, while the ACT is curriculum-based, without “trick questions”. • According to the CollegeBoard State Profile Report for 2010, 86 percent of students who take the SAT attend a public school, while only three percent attend... Read more »

Loss of district reading specialists negatively affects elementary schools


Julia Shapiro - Staff Writer, '13
October 4, 2011

For all young students, a strong basis in reading and writing is one of the most important aspects of their education. All of the help and guidance given by English and reading departments is critical for building a solid foundation for students’ academic careers. At the beginning of the 2011-12 school... Read more »

DREAM act will promote equal opportunities for immigrant students


Kunal Aggarwal - Staff Writer, '13
October 4, 2011

After graduating high school, a majority of students will go off to a college or university to pursue the American dream. However, many hardworking students are unable to live out this aspiration due to their status as illegal aliens. The Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act is a bill... Read more »

Obamacare policies benefit millions of Americans

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Emily Glavin - Opinions Editor and Casey Tamkin - Copy Editor
October 4, 2011

 Obamacare was signed into law on March 23,2010, and since then has positively affected families struggling to support terminally ill children, individuals who have been dropped form insurance coverage after becoming sick, and small businesses facing economic difficulties. Obama’s solution expands... Read more »

The T.H.E Foundation

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Kunal Aggarwall - Staff Writer, '13
October 4, 2011

  Due to recent budget cuts in the Las Virgenes Unified School District, Together Helping Education, a group of citizens dedicated to raising money for the district, is expanding its fundraising efforts. The program began in December 2010, and has since put forth a great effort to help all LVUSD... Read more »