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Mexican police kidnap 46 students

Mexican police kidnap 46 students

by Denzel Reyes, Senior Reporter

November 23, 2014


Filed under NEWS

On Sept. 4 six college students in Mexico were allegedly kidnapped by police due to the order of mayor Jose Luis Abarca of Iguala according to the New York Times. The Wall Street Journal reported that the students have been executed by a drug cartel, whose members confessed to committing the murder six...

Electrical fire causes school evacuation

Electrical fire causes school evacuation

by Samantha Burton, Co-Editor-in-Chief

September 27, 2014


Filed under NEWS, SHOWCASE

On Sept. 26 Palo Verde High School students were dismissed early from school due to a school-wide power outage caused by a routine fire drill. The first evacuation, which took place at the beginning of third period, was a scheduled fire drill. When students returned to the building, however, some...

CCSD announces newly-rated schools

CCSD announces newly-rated schools

by Denzel Reyes, Senior Reporter

September 19, 2014


Filed under NEWS

On Sept. 15, Principal Sweikert announced that Palo Verde High School has achieved a four-star rating. In addition to Palo Verde, CCSD has also issued new ratings to other schools. These schools include five new five-star middle schools and three new five-star-rated high schools. “ I am ecstatic...

CCSD launches Infinite Campus

CCSD launches Infinite Campus

by Samantha Burton, Co-Editor-in-Chief

September 5, 2014


Filed under NEWS, SHOWCASE

As of July 7 the Clark County School District officially switched from Easy Grade Pro and School Administrative Student Information programs for monitoring students over to Infinite Campus as the main system for the district, replacing teachers’ gradebooks and ParentLink with the Campus Portal system. Students...

Nevada Board of Education lowers passing score for math proficiency exam

Nevada Board of Education lowers passing score for math proficiency exam

by Toby Westerfield, News Editor

March 27, 2014


Filed under NEWS

The Nevada Board of Education announced on Feb. 26 that they have lowered the score required to pass the math portion of the Nevada High School Proficiency Exam from 300 to 242 points out of 500. This comes after the Board of Education voted to phase out the proficiency exams entirely, meaning that ...

UN accuses North Korean leaders of genocide

UN accuses North Korean leaders of genocide

by Matthew Townsend, Reporter

March 27, 2014


Filed under NEWS

After conducting a year-long investigation on the possible genocide in North Korea, United Nation leaders released a 400-page report on Feb. 17 accusing Kim Jong Un of “crimes against humanity.” In the past year, members of the U.N.’s Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights interviewed over 320 f...

Metro police prioritize, reduce service for car accidents

Metro police prioritize, reduce service for car accidents

by Denzel Reyes, Reporter

March 27, 2014


Filed under NEWS

Effective as of March 3, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police announced that they will no longer respond to minor fender benders without injuries. For drivers who are involved in minor car accidents, they will be on their own. 8 News Now reported that drivers should exchange information with the other party, documen...

CCSD partners with businesses to improve education

CCSD partners with businesses to improve education

by Denzel Reyes, Reporter

March 27, 2014


Filed under NEWS

A partnership between CCSD and local businesses is under way according to 8 News Now. The  partnership is meant to mutually benefit between both  the school district and the business partners by bettering the educational system and increasing profits for the companies, thereby improving the economy...

College Board plans to change SAT

College Board plans to change SAT

by Matthew Townsend, Reporter

March 26, 2014


Filed under NEWS, SHOWCASE

After re-evaluating the current material on the SAT, College Board has decided to change the scoring and administration of the test to students who are taking it during the 2015-2016 school year. The last changes to the SAT came in 2005 when the scoring was scaled from 1600 to 2400. After almost a decad...

New tests required for graduation

New tests required for graduation

by Toby Westerfield, News Editor

February 25, 2014


Filed under NEWS

The graduation requirements for Nevada high school students will be changing for those who are scheduled to take their proficiency exams for the first time during the 2014-15 school year due to the likely phasing out of the traditional Nevada High School Proficiency Exams for reading, math, and science. As...

Common Core Standards raise the bar

Common Core Standards raise the bar

by Matthew Townsend, Reporter

February 23, 2014


Filed under NEWS

Set to officially take effect at the beginning of the 2014-2015 school year, Common Core, a national education system, is coming to the classrooms of over 45 states, bringing a challenging new curriculum that will change state proficiency examinations. During the summer of 2012, lawmakers met to discuss...

Smoking habits begin during teenage years

Smoking habits begin during teenage years

by Montserrat Navarro, Reporter

February 23, 2014


Filed under NEWS, Uncategorized

According to a 2013 report by the Bureau of Tobacco, Alcohol, Firearms and Explosives, 80 percent of people who currently smoke began as teenagers under the age of 18. For decades, students have been sneaking around experimenting with marijuana, tobacco and now, electronic cigarettes on school campuses...

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