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Senior Send-Off: Recognitions

On Thursday, two awards ceremonies took place. The first was the Academic Awards, which took place during the day in an afternoon assembly. During these awards, teachers honored students in their classes that excelled. The second awards ceremony took place at night, when the Senior Awards honored seniors for their scholarships won, clubs joined, and honors earned. Continue reading


Dethrone the Loans: The Answer to Expensive Higher Education

By Markus Weinzinger

Opinion articles do not necessarily reflect the views of the editors, the Denobis staff, or Tri-City Prep.

It’s an inevitable problem faced by students entering the doors of higher education. The massive debt of student loans —over $1 trillion— continues to intimidate prospective students. Graduating with a pile of debt has become all too commonplace. Federal subsidy of student loans brews a toxic mix of good-intentioned theory and college greed that evaporates the hopes of college students along with their bank accounts. How did this happen?

The origins can be traced to the late twentieth century. According to Information Station, in 1980 the cost of attending a four-year college hovered around a comfortable $3,400 annually. Today, that figure has skyrocketed to $23,000 or more annually. More shocking, Bloomberg News reported that the cost of a college education since 1978 accelerated over 1000%, compared to the 265% increase in inflation. It’s now the norm to find a college student (graduate or drop-out) that owes five figures in student loan debt. Who’s responsible for these unprecedented prices? Continue reading

Senior Send-Off: The Year in Review

This year, many articles were published that pertained to the seniors. In chronological order, here are the top 10:

Senior Send-Off: Advice from an Alum

For today’s senior send-off, alum Natalie Krafft takes a look at her freshman year in college as a music education major. Below, she lists 100 things she learned in her freshman year, from practice strategies to life advice.

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Senior Send-off: Looking Back

Denobis will be posting an article about the senior class every school day until graduation. For the first article, Kaleb Lyonnais takes a look at the news events that happened when the seniors were in high school.

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