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Welcoming New Teachers

By Tess Pollok, Staff Writer Cleveland welcomed a record number of new teachers on staff this year following the retirement of many beloved former members of staff. Dana Blumfield, who taught AP Physics here in B Hall, retired after more than a decade teaching the subject. “Ms. Blumfield was such an accurate and calculating teacher,” recounts senior Alex Freundlich of his[Read More…]

by October 7, 2014 0 comments 2014-15, Features, September

To Tech Or Not to Tech?

For some years now, schools around the country have been struggling to determine the importance of the use of cellphones in academic classes. According to 12th grade teacher Wayne Basinger, technology, especially phones, is a great resource for research and communication and, if used effectively, can benefit students. “I have a very liberal phone policy, but obviously if students are[Read More…]

by October 7, 2014 0 comments 2014-15, Features, September

Relaunching Academic Decathlon

Cleveland’s Academic Decathlon team is at it again and stronger than ever before. This year the team is ready to compete, win some trophies, and most importantly represent Cleveland. Last year, the AcaDeca team was unable to participate in competitions due to their lack of members, but this year they have already begun their preparations. Danielle DiFrancesco was approached by[Read More…]

by October 7, 2014 0 comments 2014-15, Features, September

MISIS Crashes …Again?

It’s funny, really, how MISIS is just ISIS with an added “M.” Funny, of course, until you start to think of other words that start the letter “M.” Words like “malevolent,” “merciless,” “mean,” and even… “macadamia nut.” (Note: author has distant relative allergic to nuts). Remember that scene in The Spongebob Squarepants Movie where Spongebob and his good friend, Patrick[Read More…]

by October 7, 2014 0 comments 2014-15, Features, September