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A policy change will give students more reasons to take official, college-level exams after they finish rigorous classes. [File photo]

End-of-Quarter Testing makes for stressful end to semester

One of the most soul-crushing feelings for a high school students is watching their grade drop an entire letter grade right at the end of the quarter. This horror becomes a reality come the first few weeks of December as teachers enter last minute, heavily […]

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Standardized Testing

Standardized Testing

What if the score you received on a standardized exam did not count in terms of your acceptance into the university of your dreams? The textbook definition of a standardized test is: any examination that’s administered and scored in a predetermined, standard manner. There are […]

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Students had the opportunity to exempt up to three midterms

Students prepare for midterms

Starting Tuesday, Dec. 20, midterm week at MSD begins. Similar to previous years, students are able to exempt up to three different subjects. The criteria for exemption is a “B” or higher for both first and second quarter final grades. Additionally, students are not permitted to […]

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Student Stress Reaches New Heights

Many students at Douglas would agree that one of the main reasons for their distaste for school comes from the excessive stress it brings into their lives. This is not to say that school should not be in our lives – it’s a necessity – but it is to say that […]

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