Editorial: A waste of paper, time and practice

Editorial: A waste of paper, time and practice Why the staff failed AP Biology students  By The Editorial Board May 25, 2016  It might seem difficult or even impossible to get a perfect score on a final exam in a class as challenging as AP Biology. But somehow, an unusually high number of this year’s … Continue reading Editorial: A waste of paper, time and practice

PE teacher Paula Weismann announces retirement

Issue 8 page 2  38-year veteran staff member says goodbye By Shauli Bar-On (Appeared in print issue 8 on 5/25/16) After 38 years of teaching, PE teacher Paula Weismann has decided to retire at the end of this school year. “I’m looking forward to slowing life down,” she said. “It’s been a great ride.” Weismann … Continue reading PE teacher Paula Weismann announces retirement

Annual Sapnay show highlights Indian and Pakistani culture

Issue 8 page 2 IndoPak club members show off their moves and musical talents in the large gym By Shauli Bar-On The 16th annual Indian-Pakistani (IndoPak) Sapnay show was hosted in a packed gym on May 14. The IndoPak club was founded with the purpose to unite the diverse cultures and talents of Bay Area … Continue reading Annual Sapnay show highlights Indian and Pakistani culture

The Bar-On Brief: Global warming should be a hot topic

The Bar-On Brief: Global warming should be a hot topic Climate change is very real, and we’re doing very little about it By Shauli Bar-On, Columnist May 18, 2016  “The world gets hotter and colder… it’s just the course of nature,” I’ve heard critics of global warming say in ignorance. It pains me to hear … Continue reading The Bar-On Brief: Global warming should be a hot topic

The Bar-On Brief: We don’t want to relive the Prohibition era

The Bar-On Brief: We don’t want to relive the Prohibition era Making smoking a burden is more effective than banning it While federal smoking limitations are relatively limited, several cities have enacted tougher laws and restrictions against smokers, with some entire states adopting common legislation. California has always been a pioneer in the fight against … Continue reading The Bar-On Brief: We don’t want to relive the Prohibition era

The Bar-On Brief: Gerda — a Holocaust story of hope

URL: The Bar-On Brief: Gerda — a Holocaust story of hope  On Holocaust Memorial Day we remember the murdered and cherish the living  By Shauli Bar-On, Columnist May 4, 2016  I want to dedicate this column to real people who survived a real war and displayed an immense amount of force and strength to overcome it: … Continue reading The Bar-On Brief: Gerda — a Holocaust story of hope