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Taking AP exams at home during the COVID-19 pandemic

Calculus formula sheets accompany paper for writing the exam. With AP exams taken at home, they were designed to be open-note this year. However, collaboration between test-takers during the exam was strictly prohibited, and the College Board is suspected of creating a social media account to lure students who intended to cheat.
Mori Ono May 28, 2020

At 1:30 p.m. on May 12, CHS senior Ruhi Khanna clicked on the “E-Ticket” that directed her to the link where she would take the AP Calculus AB exam. After filling out her personal information, she...

An even playing field

An even playing field
Tai Tworek April 15, 2020

Junior year. The climax year of high school, riddled with stress, standardized tests and college searches. The second semester is supposed to synthesize my entire highschool career; students across the...

Changes to standardized testing during COVID-19

Changes to standardized testing during COVID-19
Mori Ono and Charles Solomon March 21, 2020

UPDATE April 17: The College Board has canceled the June SAT administration. They will be adding a September test date, with early priority given for fall SATs to students who have not had a chance to...

Fake school no more

Fake school no more
Atticus Dewey October 15, 2018

When Nic Grofsorean was entering the room of his SAT, he was intimidated. All the prep work and talks about the SAT made it seem as if it were the most important test of his life. He knew that it would...

What the heck is a regatta?: a history of classism and confusion

What the heck is a regatta?: a history of classism and confusion
Gina Liu and Ella Edelstein February 6, 2018

Among rows and rows of students, Pioneer senior Sophia Janevic anxiously matched the filled-in bubbles to the corresponding marks on her SAT test. If she knew a question, she was quick to bubble the answer...

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