The CPM Curriculum Depends on an Unproven Style of Learning

Dhruthi Mahesh

“My greatest fear is that the CPM approach to the teaching of mathematics… will produce a generation of students who feel good about their math experiences and who are are not afraid to “take on” a math problem, but, who… are mathematical morons without a calculator in their hands, are unable to achieve a high level of success individually, and who are unable to actually determine the correct answer to a problem,” states Robert W. Haswell, a high school math teacher for the past 27 years in a critical editorial on Mathematically Correct- a blog spotlighting concerns on Math curriculums and teaching styles. 

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“Equal Pay for Equal Work”

Devika Bhattacharjya

Women have always been the backbone of the family, now they support their families financially too. Women of today have more opportunities like jobs and basic rights. However while women are equal to men in every imaginable way then why is their pay not equal to  that  of men? Why do women make 83 cents for every dollar a man makes within the same profession? 

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Teachers’ Role In An Inclusive School Climate

Noya Chirashnya

At every school, there are whispers of a horrid teacher.  A knowing “ohhh” surfaces whenever their name is used to explain someone’s mood.

One whose name gets passed through the halls, whispers traveling up and down, talking of stories that could be written in horror novels.

One whose name is spoken with glances, making sure that they aren’t around to hand out repercussions. 

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Editorial: Limited Liability

Nikitha Srinivasan

In the United States, a limited liability corporation, LLC, is a corporate structure that shields its owners from individual responsibility for the firm’s debts or liabilities. Limited liability is a significant benefit for any company since it balances out the drawbacks of having more internal conflicts, double taxation, and losing personal assets. Limited liability not only benefits the corporation’s investors but the whole firm. If the company they invested in ever suffers a big loss, the limited liability protects them from suffering a significant loss. If an ethical lapse in a company happened, whoever was involved in committing the unethical decision should be held to unlimited liability. 

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The Problem With The Word “Trauma” Today

Anu Venkatesh

How did the word trauma go from practically nonexistent to the most used word of the last decade? 

Before the two world wars, trauma was rarely spoken about, nor acknowledged. However, during these wars, many soldiers suffered from what was called “shell-shock,” which was basically a different term for trauma. Originally, these soldiers were given treatment as well as disability pensions, but later, it was seen as a character defect, a sign of an unwilling, cowardly soldier. 

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Students Enraged Over New Tech Policies

Neve Apte

Technology plays an important role in our learning at school. Due to potential for misuse, the school has always had some measures in place to ensure that the school-issued Chromebooks are used in a safe and appropriate way. However, recent developments involving new policies and practices relating to these devices have led to considerable outrage and discomfort among the students.

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The Importance Of Books

Anne Kearns

From the Epic of Gilgamesh to the latest Stephen King novel, books have been a vital part of mankind for thousands of years. With the rise of the digital age, a time when large amounts of information are widely available to many people through technology, it is tempting to cast off reading as a thing of the past. But reading still greatly influences society, much like it has done through the millennia it has dominated our world.

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Roe vs. Wade And The Struggle For Bodily Autonomy

Noya Chirashnya

Once again, women’s rights to bodily autonomy are under fire, due to the recent court case of Dobbs v. Jackson being argued in the Supreme Court. The current Supreme Court is very conservative, with six out of nine judges being right-leaning. This means that the chance of Roe v. Wade, the biggest case in the struggle for abortion rights, being overturned or at least changed is very high. The case of Dobbs v. Jackson is centered around the Mississippi law that bans abortion at 15 weeks, which is a massive contradiction to Roe v. Wade. Before we dive into why this situation is terrifying, it is important to give a little bit of context about Roe v. Wade. 

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Safety On Campus

Neve Apte

A school is meant to be a safe, comfortable environment for students to learn and prepare themselves for the bright future that lies ahead. However, many students believe that we have yet to completely achieve that here at Leigh. We want nothing more than for everyone to navigate high school as safe-Leigh as possible. So, what are the issues at play and how are we to deal with them?

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