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Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Pro/Con

Pro: Prop 18

More than 27% of young Californians voted in 2018, an 8% increase from 2014, according to an NBC report of California civic engagement data. That...

Con: Prop 18

For the last 50 years, the minimum voting age requirement in America has been 18 thanks to the 26th Amendment of the United States...

Con: Closed note tests

As classes move online, many students hope teachers can be understanding by allowing open notes and book tests. But, will this help students learn the...

Pro: Open note tests

As students adapt to online learning, professors should be working to help them be successful by allowing open note exams. Students have been deterred from...

Con: Asynchronous learning

The shift from in-person to online classes has opened doors for different methods of teaching and learning.  Asynchronous learning allows students to complete their work...

Pro: Synchronous learning

Despite the shift to online learning, many students still haven’t attended a virtual class, according to a survey conducted by Common Sense Media. Students who...

Pro: Zoom cameras on

When classes were in person, professors were able to monitor whether or not their students were paying attention. Now, the only way to know...

Con: Zoom cameras off

With classes being administered online via Zoom, a new struggle for professors is whether or not students should be made to turn their video...

Con: Go to college

The high school class of 2020 was born after 9/11 and saw the first African-American president inaugurated when they were in second grade. Now,...

Pro: Take a semester off

While school is stressful enough, students should consider taking the semester off until they’re ready to go back. With college campuses being closed due to...

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Clothesline Project online

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