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Where in the World?

A map of where students thought the meeting between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-Un  took place. Nineteen students gave the correct response: Singapore. Created with Google Sheets.
American high school students lack a proper knowledge of geography.
November 17, 2018

The high school experience is designed to prepare students for the future. High school students are educated in core subjects like mathematics and history, and are required to take classes of particular...

STAFF ED: A Better Way to Do Homework

Tiffani Harper, a nursing student at the University of Central Florida, takes notes as she demonstrates her Personalized Learning web courses at UCF on Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015.
The Globe staff comments on current homework structures and possible alternatives.
November 13, 2018

"Oh, you´re taking Honors Physics? You´re going to cry every night.” "If you take four AP classes, you can say goodbye to your mental health." These are just a few of the things Clayton students...

Pro/Con: Cut Policy

The girls' varsity volleyball team hypes themselves up just before a game. The inclusive policy of volleyball and other Clayton sports has come into question recently as the athletic participation policy changed.
November 9, 2018

Clayton has strong athletic participation in its student body, due to its unique no-cut policy where everyone gets a chance to play. Recent changes to the athletic policy initiated by the Captains'...

Love, the Globe

Yiyun shares her passion for music in the latest edition of Love, the Globe.
November 3, 2018

What is music? Music, as defined by the Merriam-Webster dictionary, is vocal, instrumental, or mechanical sounds having rhythm, melody or harmony. When people come across the term “music”, most of...

Affirmative Action

A lawsuit against Harvard University claims that their Affirmative Action program, meant to provide more opportunities to marginalized groups, actually discriminates against Asian-American students.
Vivian Chen argues against the Affirmative Action program in light of the discrimination lawsuit underway against Harvard University.
November 1, 2018

“Most Americans don’t want race to be part of your application to college. They don’t want the police to use race as a profiling tool to prevent crime. They don’t want prosecutors to use race in...

Big Changes to AP World History

Dr. Hoelscher teaches his independent study history class to a group of students. Hoelscher also teaches AP World History, which will experience some significant curriculum changes next year.
CHS history teacher Paul Hoelscher discusses major changes to the AP World curriculum.
October 30, 2018

Almost every high schooler in recent years has had their fair share of interactions with the College Board. With the Board controlling almost every major standardized test, including everything from the...

Society Standards leads to Stress in Students

Clayton High School student working hard on homework.
October 21, 2018

At some point in a student’s life, he or she will feel judged. Whether it’s encouraged by parents, siblings, peers or teachers, stress is inevitable. We rely on a sense of external validation, we rely...

STAFF ED: Pursuing Pursuit Day’s Potential

Students at Wydown Middle School engage in Pursuit Day.
Wydown's pursuit days suggest a new method of learning.
October 17, 2018

The Clayton School District’s purpose in educating students, as described in its vision statement, is to “develop leaders who shape the world through independence, creativity and critical thinking.” Yet...

Pro / Con: AP Cap

A student works a problem in the pages of a test prep book during an 18-hour practice class at Neuqua Valley High School on July 21, 2015.
October 8, 2018

  In a competitive high school environment like that of Clayton High School, advanced students are urged to take as many AP classes as they can. Some, however, find that this situation creates...

The Problem with “To All the Boys I Loved Before”

Lana Condor in the Netflix original film,
Sean Kim discusses the difference between racial diversity and cultural diversity in his opinion piece about the Netflix rom-com.
October 4, 2018

It's a pretty good time to be an Asian-American. With hit movies such as Crazy Rich Asians along with a slew of smaller movies and TV shows such as Searching, Columbus and Fresh Off the Boat, Asians are...

Love, the Globe

In our latest edition of the love column, Ashley shares her passion for Korean food.
October 2, 2018

For some, “what is the meaning of life?” may be the hardest question to answer, but for me, for as long as I can remember, it has been, “what’s your favorite food?” When I was younger, my immediate...

Hollywood’s “Acceptable” POC

Constance Wu and Sonoya Mizuno in
Recently, more films are featuring diverse characters, but which people of color are yet to be seen onscreen?
September 25, 2018

Hollywood succeeds enormously at making money and garnering society’s attention. One thing Hollywood frequently fails at, however, is including diversity in its films. While audiences have recently been...

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