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A study from the National Association for Gifted Children found that around half of gifted children will “level out” and perform at grade level by the time they reach high school. As students get older and school becomes more difficult, it’s natural to stop progressing at high rates. For students who have been labeled gifted at an early age, however, this leveling out can make them feel like they are an academic fraud.

[Photo] Growing up gifted

Morgan Weir, Opinions Editor
March 10, 2021
David and Myra Sadker, authors of “Failing at Fairness: How America’s Schools Cheat Girls,” found that there are major differences in the expectations, attention and praise given to students by teachers based on gender.

[Photo] Sexism starts in the classroom

Morgan Weir, Opinions Editor
February 8, 2021
The current wave of conspiracy theories has quickly spread to mainstream audiences. Many factors influence who is most likely to believe them, including political affiliation and education level.

[Photo] Coronavirus conspiracies

Morgan Weir, Opinions Editor
September 21, 2020
Students are overwhelmed with work and pressured to push even harder each day. Rest, in any form, is often their last priority.

[Photo] Students deserve a break

Morgan Weir, Opinions Editor
September 14, 2020
Coronavirus is posing a variety of problems in the criminal justice system, especially in prisons.

[Photo] Policing during a pandemic

Morgan Weir, Staff Reporter
April 29, 2020
A century after the ratification of the 19th amendment, women are getting more involved in politics and voting in higher proportions than men.

[Photo] The Pink Wave

Morgan Weir, Staff Reporter
March 12, 2020
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