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Year-round schools cover all seasons—and bases

The concept of a long summer break is believed to have roots in the agrarian calendar. Students and their families needed summer months to prepare crops for autumn harvest, so it was unreasonable to expect them to continue attending school during that time of year.

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DACA: Undocumented kids, uncertain futures

Since it was founded, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) has been defined by a singular mission statement—to secure America’s promise as a nation of immigrants. Yet, just last month, the Trump administration revised the USCIS’s mission statement to lawful enforcement of our

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Mo’ money, mo’ problems: Bitcoin edition

These past few months, Bitcoin has recently made headlines after reaching almost $20,000 for a single coin. News sites everywhere are reporting on that “it’s a good time to invest” or that “the price is about to drop.” However, before considering when is the best

The FORCE awakens in NHS classrooms

It is almost time for students to start deciding which classes they are going to be taking next year. Many incoming juniors and seniors will get to choose between the traditional AP curriculum or the relatively new Forensics Core Program (FORCE), which Northwood teachers began

Sorry, it’s (doctor’s) parent’s orders

As teenagers, we have control over a lot of our lives. And yet, when it comes to medical decisions, which can impact us significantly, everything still requires the approval of our parents or guardians. Currently, if you are under the age of 18 and want