Starting School Later Promotes Health

Charlotte Houston and Sophie Jacques

October 3, 2014

Filed under Opinion

Imagine a morning not accompanied by droopy eyelids and foggy minds. Imagine waking up when your alarm clock goes off, and not feeling like you’ve risen from the dead. If school started later, this could be a reality. ... Read more »

Split Mandarin Class Causes Split Opinions

Maddie Geary, Business Manager

October 3, 2014

Filed under Opinion

The concept of a split class has been one of controversy for many years now, but after two years of being in one, I can honestly state that a split class setting is manageable and even beneficial at times. However, there are... Read more »

Con: Does iMats Really Enhance Education?

Rebecca Gluck, Staff Writer

October 3, 2014

Filed under Opinion

At the start of the 2012-2013 school year, Miramonte introduced iMats, the iPad pilot program. While the program is aimed at creating a more student-centered and innovative class experience, it is no more conducive to learning... Read more »

Graduates Leave Behind the Orinda Bubble

Sommar Veverka , staff writer

October 3, 2014

Filed under Opinion

For the former Matadors living up the college life, it would be expected for them to move past their high school hoorahs and the salmon-colored halls of Miramonte. Graduates truly graduate from the “Orinda Bubble.” Of course... Read more »

Should the U.S. Send in Ground Troops?

Evan McClure, Staff Writer

October 1, 2014

Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

The United States and five Arab allies launched airstrikes on the night of September 22, on strongholds held by ISIL. This marked the official start of the US-led air campaign against ISIL in Syria. Those airstrikes in Syria were... Read more »

Move Second Semester Finals One Week Earlier

Libby Dunne, Staff Writer

May 30, 2014

Filed under Opinion

It’s the last week of school, and all Miramonte students can think about is their upcoming summer: summer plans, sleeping in and stress-free days. Even though students are waiting in anticipation for summer, they need to focus... Read more »

Eating in Class Benefits Students

Sommar Veverka , Staff Writer

May 23, 2014

Filed under Opinion

Food is brainpower and is a necessity in order to pay attention in class and to learn.   Students should be allowed to eat in class. Eating in class is beneficial, as long as it doesn’t distract others from learning. Without... Read more »