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Posted On March 12, 2015By CanvassIn Featured Articles, Opinion

Major Danger

By Claudia Fernandez. The opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of Canvass or The Seven Hills School.   Seven Hills is moving towards an experiential learning program at the expense of its liberal arts curriculum. The new program, which includes “self-discovery, stimulation, [and] cultivation,” offers students the option to choose an area of concentration. The Focus Program, according to a recent email to parents, could include topics such as engineering and design, political engagement, or integrated wellness (health/medicine), andRead More
Oblivion
By Ben Chung. The opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of Canvass or The Seven Hills School.   Q: “Somewhere over the rainbow, blue birds fly. Birds fly over the rainbow. Why then, oh why can’t I?” A: My standards are too high. As a senior having spent essentially my entire “high school career” at the Seven Hills Upper School, I have discovered a few favorite personal pastimes I like to watch unfold in front of me, the sourcesRead More
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Posted On February 22, 2015By CanvassIn Featured Articles, Opinion

Why Seven Hills Needs Online Grading

By Stuart Edwards. The opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of Canvass or The Seven Hills School.   For the average Seven Hills student, grades are at least a bit of a daily concern. The overarching pressure to “get into a good college” and “succeed” trickles down to a worry over which five letters will show up on a piece of paper every two months. At most schools, however, similar fears can be relieved by a quick check onRead More
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Posted On February 9, 2015By CanvassIn Featured Articles, Opinion

The Grave Reality of Online Grades

By Kate Coley. The opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of Canvass or The Seven Hills School.   On January 20th, 2015, the students of Seven Hills took yet another online survey. This time, we answered questions about grade communication. As we filled out the survey, it became very clear what was really being asked—whether or not grades should be made available online. The concern over lack of communication is valid, and founded in a history of student complaints.Read More
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Posted On January 12, 2015By CanvassIn Featured Articles, Features, Opinion

Movie Review: Dear White People

By Brandi Bryson. The opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of Canvass or The Seven Hills School.   Background: Dear White People: A satire about being a black face in a white place Winner of the 2014 Sundance Film Festival’s Special Jury Award for Breakthrough Talent Rating- R for language, sexual content, and drug use Length- 108 min Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XwJhmqLU0so Theater- Esquire Theater (Clifton)   Synopsis: Dear White People is a satire about America “post-racism” set in a predominantly whiteRead More
Privileage
By Ben Chung. The opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of Canvass or The Seven Hills School. Q: “Somewhere over the rainbow, blue birds fly. Birds fly over the rainbow. Why then, oh why can’t I?” A: I can’t breathe. I am privileged. My family has the means to send me to a prestigious school, clothe me in name brands, and let me amuse myself with recreations that would be unattainable if we were not able to make theRead More
Challenge Project
By Ben Chung. The opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of Canvass or The Seven Hills School. Q: “Somewhere over the rainbow, blue birds fly. Birds fly over the rainbow. Why then, oh why can’t I?” A: I waiting for the iPhone 7 to be released. Challenge projects leave me speechless. I am always shocked to see what students decide to pursue. I am not sure I could restore an old car that I bought or change my dietRead More
Respect

Posted On November 19, 2014By CanvassIn Featured Articles, Opinion

Somewhere Under The Rainbow: Respect

By Ben Chung. The opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of Canvass or The Seven Hills School. Q: “Somewhere over the rainbow, blue birds fly. Birds fly over the rainbow. Why then, oh why can’t I?” A: Guy Fieri has seduced me with “Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives”, and I have to finish the series to better myself culinarily. Respect is something I can spell, but not always exercise. It may be a result of my Oriental ethnicity, but thisRead More
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Posted On November 19, 2014By CanvassIn Featured Articles, Opinion

A Thank You To Teachers

By Alex Hunter. As a senior, with the college applications steadily affecting my sanity, the big questions of life have been circling through my head: What profession do I want to enter? Where do I want to spend the rest of my life? What type of person do I want to become? Coinciding with these questions is the ambition to give back to society in some manner. However, I will not be giving as back as a teacher. In the waning months of my high school education, I am beginningRead More
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Posted On October 29, 2014By CanvassIn Featured Articles, Opinion

Somewhere Under The Rainbow: Ego

By Ben Chung. The opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of Canvass or The Seven Hills School.   Q: “Somewhere over the rainbow, blue birds fly. Birds fly over the rainbow. Why then, oh why can’t I?” A: Because I’m all ’bout that bass, no treble. A dangerous epidemic afflicts this generation. We, the millennials, have a nasty case of the me me me’s, and I fear it is developing into a chronic illness. Self-awareness was once essential forRead More
Medication

Posted On October 21, 2014By CanvassIn Featured Articles, Opinion

The Medication Generation

By Chris Shoemaker. The opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of Canvass or The Seven Hills School. Several years ago my parents met with my brother’s first-grade teacher to address his most recent bout of “inappropriate” conduct in the classroom. In a deliberate appeal for behavioral intervention, the school communicated that it was particularly concerned with his academic attentiveness, which his teacher characterized as being an attitude of hyperactivity and impulsivity that apparently led to a number of disruptionsRead More
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By Ben Chung. The opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of Canvass or The Seven Hills School. Q: “Somewhere over the rainbow, blue birds fly. Birds fly over the rainbow. Why then, oh why can’t I?” A: There was a scheduling conflict, so I dropped it and replaced it with AP Bio. It will look better for colleges anyway. Recently, a fourth of the Upper School’s student body was required to write about who they are, what they do, andRead More
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