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The Hive Staff, 2021-2022 Havann Brown — Publisher and Editor-in-Chief Alyssa Cocchiola — Associate Editor Ken Burchett — Associate Editor CJ Delaney — Reporter Elise Miller — Reporter Randall Hatfield — Reporter Camryn Myrla — Reporter Mallory Butcher — Reporter Jesse Mitchell — Reporter Logan Cook — Reporter Avery Miller — Reporter Alex Levy — Reporter…

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Standardized Tests, No Longer the Standard

by Alexandra Levy, staff writer SEPTEMBER 2021 – High school students are no longer required to submit SAT and ACT scores to two-thirds of American universities, according to the Washington Post. Throughout the pandemic, schools and standardized testing facilities were closed. As a result, numerous colleges, including all eight Ivy League universities, will not require…

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Disorders, Not Diets

by Mallory Butcher, staff writer SEPTEMBER 2021 – Guilty. Empty. Fat. According to the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders, the fear of obesity weighs on four out of every five children as young as 10 years old. About one in every 10 people suffer from some form of eating disorder. Teens especially…

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The Impact of 9/11, 20 Years Later

by Havann Brown, editor-in-chief SEPTEMBER 2021 – Twenty years have passed since the attacks on September 11, 2001, an event that devastated the nation and forever changed the lives of many. Nearly 3,000 people were killed, and another 6,000 people were injured. Sept. 11 has become a great divider amongst generations, separating those who witnessed…

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Students’ Anxiety: The Grades or the Stigma

by Avery Livezey, staff writer OCTOBER 2021 – The emphasis today’s society puts on grades has a psychological impact on students. In the last few decades, the expectation for students changed from the expectation of earning passing grades to earning excellent grades, followed by securing a college education. Receiving a C on the grading scale…

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What is College Credit Plus?

by McKenna Burchett, associate editor OCTOBER 2021 – College Credit Plus (CCP) is a program that allows students to earn college credits during high school. It was created in 2014 when Ohio combined dual enrollment and postsecondary plans, where students could earn college and/or high school credits in additional classes. Bio-Med Science Academy began offering…

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Translating Mastery To Colleges

by Mallory Butcher, staff writer OCTOBER 2021 – Mastery learning has been a staple of Bio-Med Science Academy since the school’s opening in 2012. Although mastery learning was first proposed in 1968, most schools have not implemented it, and students have raised many concerns over the years about the system. One question asked by students…

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