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Emma D., Arts Department Co-Editor
On Dec. 4, the George Washington University Online High School hosted an assembly on the topic of making good decisions. The lecture was presented by academic advisors Ela Freeman and Chelsea Crawford. While they navigated the audio glitches that occurred in Newrow, Freeman and Crawford provided students with advice on evaluating decisions.
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Emma Dumitru, Arts Department Co-Editor
The George Washington University Online High School, which is currently celebrating its 10-year anniversary, is one of many online schools that has seen increased enrollment due to the pandemic.
Is online learning just as good as in-person learning? The COVID-19 pandemic has forced thousands of students across the country to shift to a new format of academic instruction, causing virtual learning to step into the spotlight and face both praise and criticism. However, one thing is clear: online schools have gained substantial popularity.
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Emma D., journalist
Are you the kind of student that does not look forward to having to write academic essays? If so, you might think that this type of writing requires skills that only the best writers possess. However, this could not be further from the truth. As a member of the George Washington University Online High School’s Finer Things Club, I was given the special opportunity to present a writing workshop to my school. Being a GWUOHS student for four years has given me countless opportunities to write a variety of academic essays, and as such, about a month ago, I shared my knowledge of how to approach academic writing with staff and students in a formal presentation. Now, I would like to pass on the content of my presentation to you, our GW Chronicle readers, to show you how academic writing assignments are not as hard as they seem.
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Alexandra Saffa-Hoethke, Editor
Mon. May 25, 2020
The George Washington University Online High School’s Competitive Debate Team is making history, not only within the school but also in the online school world. The GW Debate Team was established in September of 2019. Since the beginning of the current school year, the GW Debate Team has been determinedly training to achieve their goal of competing in a national debate tournament. As an online school, the GW Debate Team has faced several obstacles. Brick and mortar schools have had several advantages over the online debate team, such as meeting weekly together in a classroom and having the ability to travel together as a school to competitions. With the GW debaters located all across the nation, they have faced challenges in working as a team in the traditional manner. However, despite several obstacles, the team has creatively developed strategies to work together as an online team.
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Emma D., journalist
According to the Middle States Association, one of the top regional accreditors of educational institutions in the country, the George Washington University Online High School was “by far the best online school…ever visited”. Since I was one of the few students that was a member of the GWUOHS re-accreditation team, I was ecstatic to receive this news. Still, when people hear that I attend the George Washington University Online High School, I receive mixed reactions. Some react positively, remarking that my decision is unique and interesting, while others react negatively, commenting that my decision is unusual and a bit strange. Whatever the reaction I come across, after having spent the last four years at GWUOHS, I have never once looked back.
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By Alexandra Saffa-Hoethke, Editor
Sat March 10, 2020
(GW CHRONICLE) — As high school students, it is essential to give back to communities to implement long-term habits of community service, sharing kindness, and making impacts on the lives of others. Students in the online school community take community service into their own hands and give back to their home-town communities, all while sharing their experiences through a highly connected network of online school friends. Students of George Washington University Online High School (GWUOHS) gathered in late January to give back to the medical community and visited the Ronald McDonald House (RMH) of Charlotte, North Carolina.
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Safiye S., editor
High school can be tough, and online high school can be even harder. Over the summer, I worked to find a system that works for me, and while I was doing that, I discovered many tools, tips and tricks, and organizational systems. I’m going to share my advice for October with you.
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Emma D., journalist
What are some of your top goals in life? Many of you are probably saying that getting into college is one of them. However, getting into college is more than just filling out and sending in applications. Below, I have compiled a list of five things you can do throughout high school to give yourself a great chance of pursuing higher education at the colleges you love.
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