Category Archives: Opinion

OPINION: Are there too many honor rolls? / Are the sheer number of recipients decreasing awards’ value and prestige?

Honor roll, almost every school has one, and the students who earn the distinction are considered to be the cream of the crop. According to Merriam-Webster, an honor roll is “a list of students achieving academic distinction.” Verbum Dei High School conducted … Continue reading

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OPINION: An “extra layer” of protection for student email?

Verbum Dei High School students recently received an email from an unknown user on Microsoft Outlook. The email claimed to have compromising information on students’ private activities and demanded payment. This email hack is not the first of this year.  Fearing that … Continue reading

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OPINION: A wider radius of effect? – December CWSP downtown bus breakdown brings frustrating delays

On December 20, 2018, the final day before Christmas Break, the senior class workers took the downtown route bus to their Corporate Work Study Program (CWSP) jobsites as they typically do each Thursday. However, when it came time to return the downtown workers to campus, the … Continue reading

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OPINION: Is food service price increase warranted?

After the 2017-2018 school year, the price for chicken tenders and fries, a lunch staple at Verbum Dei, was increased from $4 to $4.50, not including a drink. With a drink, a student would be looking at a total of around $5 or … Continue reading

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OPINION: It is time for Verbum Dei to reconsider the Regular Schedule, and particularly, the benefits of earlier dismissal

Verbum Dei High School recently changed its class schedule to accommodate the First Semester Parent/Teacher Conferences, and the one-week shortened class schedule resonated with a positive reception from students. The schedule sequence was Periods One and Two; break; Periods Three … Continue reading

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