I believe that finals should be optional. Image you are a straight-A student who hasn’t gotten lower than a 90 on any major grade yet this semester. You do your assignments right when they are given, and understand all of the concepts that you are taught. You just completed an extra credit assignment that will bring your 98.9% to a 100%. You hear about the packet final that is going to be sitting on your desk during finals week and you instantly get nervous. You fear that your hard earned “A” being lowered to a “B” or even worse, a “C”. You know there is a lot riding on this test, and you are willing to study, but you just find it unfair to risk all of your semester’s hard work on one test.
The idea of systematic racism in America is often ignored. As of the past 7 years, we’ve heard of protest following the shootings of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Philando Castile, not to mention all the unnamed. There are websites dedicated to mapping police brutality and its concealed rise in America. We’ve all seen protests, whether violent, peaceful, or subtle. The most controversial as of late has been the idea of taking a knee during the national anthem, popularized by former quarterback Colin Kaepernick. We asked Centennial students their thoughts of kneeling, and their participation.
I personally hate the dress code mainly because it’s just another reason for students and teachers not to get along.
Pocket points are taking over phones, people are spreading the word like a virus, free foooooddddd.!!! Free Food? FREE FOOOOD!! Is usually all the kids can hear because who doesn’t want to save their hard working or their parents hard working money to get the best kinds of food they already like to buy.
Did you know that suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death between the ages of 10 to 24 of young people? What if I told you that the suicide attempts is 4 times greater in the LGBTQ community and 2 times greater for the questioning youth than the straight youth. That’s the problem today with the hatred towards the LGBTQ community.
Sophomores should all receive open campus lunch. Study halls are mostly abused by students and very little studying is actually done. With the irrelevancy of a study hall to most, administration needs to reconsider granting open campus lunch to sophomores. Obviously, guidelines would still need to be set to ensure the students don’t get a ‘free ride’ to skip school.