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Choosing school over health should not be glorified

Choosing school over health should not be glorified

Leea Ivanel, Staff Writer
June 8, 2017
Filed under Opinion

"I got five hours of sleep last night." "Well, I got only three because I had a math test." "Guys, I didn't even get that much sleep combined in this past week. Y'all are weak." Somehow, being a sleep-deprived zombie has become a bragging right on high school campuses across America, and it has...

Homework or procrastination — which is the problem?

Homework or procrastination — which is the problem?

Bijan Khalili, Staff Writer
January 23, 2015
Filed under Features, Student Choices

“Finally I just got out of school.” “I’m so exhausted from my day, one hour of rest won’t hurt.” Does that hour turn into two, two turns into three and before you know it, it’s midnight and you are just starting your homework? Based on the recent homework survey on School Loop for parents, students, and teachers, 71 percent of students ...

Students struggle with excessive amounts of homework

Students struggle with excessive amounts of homework

Mia Hogan, Staff Writer
January 20, 2015
Filed under News

With higher demands and standards for  academic achievement, students face a 10 hour school day, longer than most adults with a paid working job. Although the school day only lasts on average seven hours, students are piled with take home school, also known as homework. A Stanford researcher discovered...

Recent homework survey is leading to a new homework policy

Recent homework survey is leading to a new homework policy

Ethan Wong, Staff Writer
November 12, 2014
Filed under Campus

Imagine a world with little to no homework per day, how easy and stress-free each day would be. Well sorry, keep dreaming. Though Carlmont won't be getting rid of all homework, the staff and Governance Council are developing a new homework policy that could very well reduce the amount of homework...

Weekend homework: an academic form of torture

Weekend homework: an academic form of torture

Jessica Adair, Staff Writer/Columnist
January 17, 2014
Filed under Opinion, The Way It Is, Top News

Teachers subject their students to forms of torture everyday; some of the most prominent and agonizing forms include group projects, outlines, and presentations. Even though I believe these assignments are tedious and just plain annoying, there is one form I will not tolerate: weekend homework. Assignments...

The truth about homework

December 5, 2012
Filed under As seen in print, Features

The sound of an alarm clock shrieking at 6 a.m. is the most horrible sound to wake up to. For students like Charley Bernardo, it signals the start of yet another exasperating day of hard work that begins with the unfinished homework from the previous night. “The worst is when you know you can’t...

Homework over winter break outrages students

Homework over winter break outrages students

December 17, 2011
Filed under Campus

Many students look forward to winter break to relax and recuperate after a stressful semester. However, numerous teachers on campus assign homework to students over the break. This is done to allow students to be prepared for the following semester, to get a head-start in the course material, as well...

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