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Block scheduling stresses AP students

Kennedee Henry, Reporter

June 5, 2019

With block schedule splitting AP classes into either first or second semester, high-achieving students are forced into uncomfortable time constraints when it comes to studying for and eventually taking their exams. Whether your AP classes were mainly during first semester or second semester, preparing for your exams comes with...

AP exam registration policy tests students’s patience

Neha Ajjampore, Visual Content Director

June 4, 2019

In the beginning of the year, Edficiency was introduced to schedule Lancer Blocks. In mid-April, early-release Thursdays officially met their demise. Recently, the class of 2020 disrupted the status quo with their senior color (it’s tie-dye, which is technically more of a pattern than a color). So it is safe to say that things...

Hydroflasks: BC’s favorite bottle

Hydroflasks: BC’s favorite bottle

June 4, 2019

There’s a new trend sweeping through every classroom in America that is more fashionable than the Met...

Staff Editorial: shut the side door for good

Tyro Editors in Chief

April 25, 2019

Fingers type feverishly as a student rushes to log into their admissions portal. This high school senior has been counting down the seconds to the day their dream college releases its admission decision. What seems like a million hours spent in clubs and tests could possibly pay off at that instant. A wave of euphoria washes...

Student Voice Column: Short Days Needed

Rena Gao, Reporter

April 19, 2019

Early. Release. Is. Not. Optional. I have no idea how long ago it was that humans first popped up on planet earth (probably a few hundred years at least), but I feel like we've made a fair number of medical improvements from then to now. For example, we no longer let leeches drain people of their blood and then proclaim...

Death to short days

Ananya Rajesh, Features Editor

March 19, 2019

Next year, the Elmbrook District schedule will be seeing a drastic change; early release Thursdays are being removed from the system. Instead, the school district will include a day off for students once a month. This may come as a significant alteration to students who have attended Elmbrook schools since kindergarten, but...

Should you date in high school?

Emily Otten, Online Editor

March 16, 2019

Teenage romance is idolized in countless movies, books and songs. All of these different forms of media are pushed towards teens, telling high schoolers that dating in high school is the status quo - but that’s not the case. In fact, most kids never end up dating in high school for one reason or another, and save romance for...

The algorithm behind academic scheduling

Harshman Sihra, Reporter

February 25, 2019

Scheduling is at the center of almost all high school students. As the deadline of February tenth quickly approaches, all students debate over their decisions. “Should I take another AP class?” or “Maybe I should tone it down a bit?” or “Are you taking small engines too?” are some of the questions that students around...

Best and worst pickup-lines to use on your crush

Emily Berger, Reporter

February 18, 2019

Before writing this article I believed there was no such thing as a bad pickup line. I thought pickup lines were extremely clever and if not clever: hilarious. However, after scouring the internet for lines, I discovered so many that are neither clever nor hilarious and it is difficult for me to share them with you today because...

Should students attend parent-teacher conferences?

Harshman Sihra, Reporter

December 31, 2018

Scenario A: You sit at home worrying about what your parents and your math teacher are talking about. What if they talk about that one test you totally bombed! Or about how you don’t like to raise your hand to answer questions? Oh, man! Scenario B: You and your mom go into your math teacher’s room and you think what...

Staff Editorial: how to elect the ‘American’ way

Tyro Editors-in-Chief

December 28, 2018

Just over one percent is the difference in votes received by percentage of total votes between Tony Evers and Scott Walker in the November 2018 election. This is also the difference that placed Tony Evers in the Wisconsin governor’s office for the next four years. Unlike in governor and congressional elections, the president...

A week is not enough; winter break far too brief

Elianne del Campo, Editorials Editor

December 23, 2018

Let’s start by answering one of the easiest questions ever: Is winter break long enough? No, it is definitely not. We like to think that by the time winter break comes along, everything will be under control, and we will finally be able to relax. Well, isn’t that a funny joke. Sadly, winter break does not last as...

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