Category Archives: Academics

SAT preparation course contributes to college admission rates

By Uriel Molina, Staff Writer The SAT Prep program at Verbum Dei started in the 2016-2017 school year, and it has found a permanent position in the Verbum Dei scholastic junior schedule. Besides the sacrifice of adding a extra period to the entire … Continue reading

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AP course offerings and examinations challenge students

By Khalid Nelms, Staff Writer At the Verb, certain students go above and beyond to achieve academic excellence, and part of that striving toward excellence means enrolling in Advanced Placement (AP) classes.  As it is almost the end of the school year, … Continue reading

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Trending: Internet access a boon to scholars’ education

By Oscar Herrera, Column/Opinion Editor The internet is constantly changing and shaping everyone’s life.  The internet is everywhere, and there is no escaping it. Whether or not one may agree with the role the internet plays in our daily lives, … Continue reading

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AP Spanish and Calculus Saturday sessions prepare students

By Randdy De Paz and Uriel Molina, Staff Writers Many students at Verbum Dei High School take the challenge of Advanced Placement classes. Besides the college-level coursework, many also make the sacrifice of going to AP Saturday sessions to receive additional class time. … Continue reading

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MPR “wallpaper”: college and university acceptance letters displayed to inspire, to encourage, and to recognize

By Christopher Poz, Profiles/Features Editor A walk down the MPR building hallway reveals the annual “wallpaper” of the many acceptance letters received by members of the senior class.  This Verb tradition encourages underclassmen and recognizes the effort of the senior … Continue reading

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Sourcing financial aid is next step for college-bound seniors

By Hector Arrieta, Editor in Chief The second semester is the home stretch of the academic school year. It is the semester before students can kick back and enjoy the activities of summer. However, despite being the final part of … Continue reading

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First Semester finals week nears; testing schedule released

By George Rosales, Staff Writer The First Semester at Verbum Dei High School is coming to an end, and teachers and staff are preparing for review activities and finals week.   Students shall be taking exams on the last week of school … Continue reading

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SAT prep course to ready juniors for high-stakes test

By Randdy De Paz and Joshua Papaqui , Staff Writers Upon their return to school from the Christmas break, the junior class will be receiving SAT preparation through College Spring to enhance students’ scores on this high-stakes test. The College Spring SAT prep … Continue reading

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Readying to leave the nest, seniors prepare their college, FAFSA, and Educational Opportunity Program applications

By Christopher Poz, Profiles/Features Editor and George Rosales, Staff Writer Verbum Dei seniors have been working diligently in their College Access Period (CAP) to complete their college applications.  The seniors began the college application process in the beginning of October, and they were expected to … Continue reading

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