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IUSD Announces Partnership with Harvard Expert
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IUSD Announces Partnership with Harvard Expert

By CAITLYN L.J. KIM and CATHERINE RHA Staff Writer and News Editor IUSD announced a partnership with Harvard expert Shawn Achor, called Optimistic Household. This program consists of six interactive modules specifically designed for IUSD families to encourage social and emotional wellbeing. These modules will include teachings on how to practice positive psychology, a topic...

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7 Reasons Why We Support Joe Biden in America’s Most Critical Election Ever

By JAX ARMSTRONG, NEHA BHARDWAJ, LUKE CURTIS, NIKKI GHAEMI, ARUSH MEHROTRA, NIMA MOVAHEDI, & OZHAN ZARIFI Staff Writers   1. Joe Biden will protect our air, land, water, endangered species, and people   Combating the growing threat, and considerable damage to climate change has become one of the cornerstones of the Progressive movement. These beliefs...

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IUSD Confirms Virtual Graduation Amidst Coronavirus Pandemic

By CAITLYN L.J. KIM Staff Writer IUSD has confirmed a virtual commencement ceremony for seniors this year due to the coronavirus pandemic and social distancing guidelines. On Thursday, Superintendent Terry Walker sent out an email stating, “Given our current reality, we are focusing on creating the best alternative we can… which is to design a...

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Teachers Adjust Curriculum to Fit Reduced AP Exams

By CARLY ZHOU Staff Writer Teachers have been adjusting their curriculum to concentrate their focus on the select aspects and material that will be tested in response to the shortened AP exam. The shortened AP exam takes into consideration the challenges and restrictions students and teachers face in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, and is...

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Let’s Insult, But Better

By CHRIS CHAE Staff Writer You’ve all heard the saying: “sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me.” That childhood proverb could not be more wrong. Words have power, they always have and always will. Words allow us to communicate, as they are one of the most clear and direct...

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In Support of a Pass/Fail Grading System

By NIKKI GHAEMI Staff Writer On Tuesday, April 14, the IUSD School Board voted unanimously to change grading to a “pass/fail” system for the 2020 spring semester, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The decision was made after considering different perspectives and a lot of deliberation. After watching the meeting via live stream and speaking with...

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How to Stop The Republican Assault on Voting Rights

By JAX ARMSTRONG Staff Writer A functioning democracy is one that encapsulates the voice of all of its participating constituents. The whole premise of a democracy is to give power to the people, specifically by letting them choose members of the government either directly or indirectly. Democracy in the United States is being compromised by...