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Kaitlyn’s School of Thought: The double standards for dress codes

In her weekly column, Kaitlyn’s School of Thought, Norse Notes’ Kaitlyn Edwards shares her opinions surrounding all topics about being a high school student and academic issues.

Kaitlyn Edwards, Editor-in-Chief

September 25, 2020

The first time I was dress coded was during lunch in fourth grade. My male principal believed that I showed off too much skin while I wore a Hello Kitty tank top in the sweltering California heat at the end of summer. I was nine years old, and was already self conscious about my body because I was an ...

Kaitlyn’s School of Thought: Students must exercise safe practices more

In her weekly column, Kaitlyn’s School of Thought, Norse Notes’ Kaitlyn Edwards shares her opinions surrounding all topics about being a high school student and academic issues.

Kaitlyn Edwards, Editor-in-Chief

September 18, 2020

For six months, I have not spent a long period of time with my friends. I have not shopped at the mall, or sat in a restaurant, or gone on vacation. The only social setting that I’ve been in has been the grocery store, which is only occasional. Over spring break, I was supposed to go on a cruise, but it was ...

Kaitlyn’s School of Thought: Oakmont should offer a larger variety of AP and IB classes

In her weekly column, Kaitlyn’s School of Thought, Norse Notes’ Kaitlyn Edwards shares her opinions surrounding all topics about being a high school student and academic issues.

Kaitlyn Edwards, Editor-in-Chief

September 11, 2020

With so many Oakmont students that take Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) classes, students should be able to take a larger variety of classes that interest them and fit their future needs more. With a limited amount of different advanced subjects for students to take a...

Kaitlyn’s School of Thought: large groups of students should not be on-site during the fall semester

In her weekly column, Kaitlyn’s School of Thought, Norse Notes’ Kaitlyn Edwards shares her opinions surrounding all topics about being a high school student and academic issues.

Kaitlyn Edwards, Editor-in-Chief

September 4, 2020

The Campus Reopening Subcommittee, a subcommittee of the RJUHSD Board of Trustees, is meeting today, September 4, to discuss the current guidelines to reopen schools in the district. Some students believe that schools should reopen quickly because of the loss of athletics, social events sponsored by Oakm...

Kaitlyn’s School of Thought: Oakmont should offer a variety of dual enrollment courses

In her weekly column, Kaitlyn’s School of Thought, Norse Notes’ Kaitlyn Edwards shares her opinions surrounding all topics about being a high school student and academic issues.

Kaitlyn Edwards, Editor-in-Chief

August 28, 2020

At Oakmont, many students take a variety of Advanced Placement (AP) and/or International Baccalaureate (IB) classes to challenge themselves, make their college applications look better, and to earn college credit.  However, taking AP and/or IB courses do not guarantee a student gets college credit fo...

Kaitlyn’s School of Thought: students should utilize community college classes during high school

In her weekly column, Kaitlyn’s School of Thought, Norse Notes’ Kaitlyn Edwards shares her opinions surrounding all topics about being a high school student and academic issues.

Kaitlyn Edwards, Editor-in-Chief

August 21, 2020

Many high school students have a difficult time choosing classes because of lack of interest in certain subjects and the shortage of advanced or honors classes at many high schools, including Oakmont. Although Oakmont offers a range of different programs, including Career and Technical Education ...

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