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Students and teachers evaluate the ACT and SAT tests

Students and teachers evaluate the ACT and SAT tests

Anika Roy and Abby Layton
December 11
Filed under NEWS

High school students face many decisions regarding their academic future, one of them being the choice between taking either the SAT or the ACT test. Students use these scores when applying for college, with higher scores giving them a higher chance of acceptance.   According to College Board, every four year ...

You’re more than your test scores

You’re more than your test scores

Sam Lopez, JagWire news editor
April 12
Filed under OPINION, Opinion columns

After taking the ACT twice and getting ready for my third go in April, I’ve started to pay more attention to my classmates and how much stress and focus goes into it. We wait for that fateful day when we find out the score that determines our entire future. This mindset, however, is skewed. This thought ...

College application process proves costly for seniors

College application process proves costly for seniors

Alison Booth and Sam Lopez
December 15
Filed under NEWS

As final deadlines for college applications approach and seniors continue applying to colleges, students have started to endure the financial, timely and emotional strain of the application process. The process of applying to colleges has proven to be expensive. Along with a completed applicatio...

Average ACT score highest in seven years

Average ACT score highest in seven years

Abigail Archibong and Justin Curto
September 23
Filed under NEWS, Top stories

The average ACT score for the school is the highest it’s been in seven years, surpassing district, state and national averages. For the past school year the average was a 24.2, a 1.2 point increase from the 2007-08 school year’s average composite ACT. The school’s average ACT scores have been abo...

ACT prep class made available to students

ACT prep class made available to students

Ryan Fullerton, JagWire editor-in-chief
September 26
Filed under NEWS

The semester-long class ACT Test and College Preparation has been made available to students who wish to improve their ACT scores. The class was added at the suggestion of the De Soto High School principal. At Mill Valley, it is taught by social studies teacher Jeff Wieland and math teacher Kristen Chavez. ...

ACT scores reflection of effort

ACT scores reflection of effort

Austin Gillespie, JagWire editor-in-chief
March 14
Filed under OPINION

Let’s face it; standardized tests suck. I’ve always found it to be super ridiculous that so much of a high schooler’s fate in college relies on the scores of these tests like the ACT and SAT. Some students do well simply because they are smart, some do well out of pure luck. And, if you’re like...

Students reenact “Hamlet” for deeper meaning

Students reenact “Hamlet” for deeper meaning

Baylee Owen, JagWire reporter
November 30
Filed under FEATURES

Rearranging their chairs to form a circle around the classroom on November 30, students in English teacher Justin Bogart’s AP Literature class prepared to view their classmates' performances of scenes from Hamlet, written by William Shakespeare. Bogart said having his students reenact Hamlet is bene...

SOPA bill could destroy the Internet

SOPA bill could destroy the Internet

Brandon Burnworth, artist
January 18
Filed under BLOGS

Ah, the Internet; the one place where you get to speak your own opinion without fear of any consequences whatsoever.  Well, SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) is here to ruin your lives and make the Internet a censored nightmare.  This bill brings up along many issues not only for dwellers of the Internet,...

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