The Value of AP Courses

A Teacher Perspective By Devin Sprague             It was during an energy-filled F-band on a sunny last day of classes in June 2016 that one of my students best summarized the benefit of Advanced Placement coursework: she told me that she had started the school year expecting that my AP Biology class would help her grow as…

Thankful but Not Only for the Food

By: Taylor Greenspan “It’s not happiness that brings us gratitude, but gratitude that brings us happiness.” -Anonymous Being grateful for your blessings is arguably one of the most important life skills to have, and with Thanksgiving right around the corner, Murrow students expressed what they’re thankful for.   “I’m thankful for my sister Emily because…

Youth Calls for Lower Voting Age

By: Chris Stauffer BHSEC senior and vice chair of the Youth Progressive Policy Group   In the aftermath of the Parkland shooting and all of the activism that has followed, the world has seen just how powerful young people are. They have seen how strong our voices are. Now it is time we demand to…

A Political Gold Mine

Teacher Talk–Mr. Ehrlich Mr. Ehrlich Criticizes Education As A Political Asset Polarized arguments over the role of government in American economic life ignore the reality that business and government are woven into a chaotic tapestry of regulation, tax policy, lobbying, and cronyism. These messy relationships are most evident in education. According to the National Center…