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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Pick a College, Not a Name

Sommar Veverka, Staff Writer

April 30, 2014

Filed under Opinion

As the underclassmen watch the senior class decide from their array of prestigious college choices, the pressure to attend an esteemed college grows. Yet, the reality is that not everyone can get in, the majority do not. The Miramonte...

Editorial: Law and Mandated Reporting Must Coincide

April 25, 2014

Filed under Opinion

The law states that an adult (someone who is 18 or older) is not legally allowed to have sex with a minor (someone who is under 18) even if the minor agrees to what is happening. If this occurs the adult in the couple is subject...

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