The Ketochi

Gifted Students Take a Backseat In Schools

Gifted students are often kept back in schools, to the disadvantage of their education.

Quincy Balius, Student Editor

April 11, 2016

The American education system has many flaws, most of which are forgivable considering the extent of the program and the immense burden it bears. One sin that can't be wiped clean as easily, however, is the fact that gifted students are often held back by public schools. After the No Child Left Behind...

‘Batman v Superman’: Massively Misunderstood

Widely panned by critics, Batman v Superman is a film worth seeing.

Ashley Tait, Ketochi Editor

April 6, 2016

"The night is darkest just before the dawn, and I promise you, the dawn is coming."                                                                                                     Harvey Dent in The Dark Knight Unless you've been living under...

Top Five Super Bowl 50 Commercials

Top Five Super Bowl 50 Commercials

Jensen Knaub, Staff Writer

February 11, 2016

According to CNN Money, Super Bowl 50 was the third-most watched broadcast in U.S. television history with just under 112 million viewers. One of the most iconic aspects of the Super Bowl, aside from the game itself, the halftime show, and fattening chips and dips, is the commercials. Some made us l...

Religious Persecution in France Reaches Height of Fever Pitch

Antisemitic persecution has become more commonplace in Paris after terrorism took the country by storm.

Quincy Balius, Student Editor

February 9, 2016

Bombs shake buildings and cause debris to scatter over terrified crowds. Screams echo through alleyways, and prayers are whispered into the silence following earth-shattering explosions. The attacks on Paris on November 13, 2015 will never be forgotten, but, unfortunately, many people don't see the effect...

Black Friday Darkens Thanksgiving Celebrations

Black Friday Darkens Thanksgiving Celebrations

Quincy Balius, Student Editor

November 24, 2015

Everyone loves Thanksgiving.  It's a chance to spend time with family, think about the important things in life, and enjoy great food. But will Black Friday eventually overshadow this purely American holiday? Black Friday was the term coined in the 1960s for the beginning of the Christmas shopping...

No Child Left Behind, Common Core, and the Education Debate

Standardized testing has a huge impact on America's kids.
(Source: http://ivn.us/2013/05/09/next-chapter-in-standardized-testing-aligns-with-common-core-ab-484-2/)

Quincy Balius, Ketochi Editor

September 15, 2015

In America, the debate over the best system of education has been raging for nearly as long as the country has existed. A constant struggle is being fought between those who advocate more standardized testing and governmental controls to ensure quality education and those who believe that teachers shouldn't...

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