Editorial: The football team’s success

October 5, 2012

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On September 8, the varsity football team won its first game in three seasons of play. Port had finally rid itself of losing, and though the journey to get to its first win was not easy, their winning streak has helped improve...

Editorial: SLO testing serves no purpose in teacher evaluation

October 5, 2012

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Another school year, another nonsensical policy from the State Education Department. Its latest misguided attempt to improve New York’s public schools, the Student Learning Objective (SLO), focuses on evaluating teachers through...

Point: Two cycles is too long

Ryan Havens, Staff Writer

October 5, 2012

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“Oh no. The first week of my new AP and I already see myself failing. I can’t afford a grade like that on my transcript. The work is overloading me and I’m stressing myself out. I’m finding it hard to focus on other class...

Counterpoint: Two cycles is not too long

Priyanka Ninan and Ali Verdi, Priyanka Ninan, and Ali Verdi

October 5, 2012

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As of this year, the administration has implemented a new rule regarding guidance and scheduling. Students are now forbidden from dropping out of classes within the first two weeks of school due to a policy that requires students...

Farewell from the Editors-in-Chief

Katya Barrett and Sophia Jaffe

June 7, 2012

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Dear Schreiber Times, We started the year with a relatively inexperienced staff, but finished the year with many accomplishments that we can all be proud of. We tried new layouts, and ordered from new restaurants on bed night. We...

Some gym final projects that didn’t make it

Matt Heiden, Copy Editor Emeritus

June 7, 2012

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The following excerpts have been compiled from actual gym final projects found in a school garbage bin.  Matt Heiden, equipped with nothing but a red pen and a certain runaway police dog, discovered and edited the following passages...

Point: Should seniors go to their AP classes after the AP exams?

Katya Barrett, Editor-in-Chief Emerita

June 7, 2012

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Because of the structure of the Senior Experience program, once AP tests ended, so did my AP classes. And while I am aware of how nerdy this sounds, I wish that they hadn’t. My AP classes were my favorite part of senior year;...

SuPort Port’s local businesses

Makenzie Drukker, Staff Writer

June 7, 2012

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What is it that makes Port Washington so special? Some might say it is the picturesque location, while others believe it is the community events and small-town feel. Still others find that the multitude of locally-owned...

Diverging paths: alternate options after high school

Rebecca Herz, Staff Writer

June 7, 2012

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While some students may itch for a “magical” letter of acceptance from a top university like Harvard or Yale, many have different, less ordinary plans in mind for their futures beyond high school. With the price of a college...

Insight from the seniors: Schreiber’s runner up graduation speech

Jesse Weil

June 7, 2012

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Friends, family, administrators, teachers and fellow graduates, I challenge all of you to try to remember the first time you thought about the year 2012.  If memory serves, that moment happened for me in Ms. Von’s third...