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The gold coins of junior year

The gold coins of junior year

Annie Zhang and Claire Wen

May 14, 2019

AP tests, SAT prep and junior prom — while junior year is notorious for test taking-torment and heaps of schoolwork, the silver linings and gold coins sprinkled throughout both semesters made this year a year for the books. Check out the best or worst moments of these six juniors below:   ...

Back from Mount Vernon

Back from Mount Vernon

Jasmine Lee

January 29, 2019

On Dec. 11, 2018, social studies department lead Bonnie Belshe successfully published a five-part lesson plan on the George Washington’s Mount Vernon website after a year of research and months of editing. During her stay at Mount Vernon, Belshe and a total of eight other teacher fellows lived in a house ...

Revised AP US History Guidelines: Much Ado About Nothing?

Revised AP US History Guidelines: Much Ado About Nothing?

Zach Sanchez

September 27, 2015

As of 2015, College Board, the organization which writes and regulates the nation’s AP tests and guidelines, has a new framework for how AP United States history should be taught in American high schools. Amidst conflict over the previous year’s “anti-American” perspective, the Board released ...

History teacher Viviana Montoya-Hernandez shares her oversize souvenirs

History teacher Viviana Montoya-Hernandez shares her oversize souvenirs

Yashashree Pisolkar

May 23, 2013

On the first day of school, AP U.S. History and regular Government and Economics teacher Viviana Montoya-Hernandez pulled out her oversized pencil to take attendance, hoping to “break the ice” with her new set of students. Even though students initially felt a little discomfited by the showcase of ...

Google Docs facilitates APUSH collaboration

Google Docs facilitates APUSH collaboration

Kevin Tsukii

September 10, 2010

  More than half of AP U.S. History students team up on Google Docs to collectively succeed Read More »...

To wear or not to wear: APUSH T-shirts

To wear or not to wear: APUSH T-shirts

Selene Rubino

May 7, 2009

  A junior recounts his experience of getting his car vandalized Read More »...