It's Thursday, and A period has just ended. Everyone pulls out their iPads to see where they are headed for the next period of the day. Scrambling to our leadership groups or wellness speakers, we, unenthusiastically, make our way to Colloquium.
In my time serving on the Honor Council, I developed a deep appreciation for the Honor Code to which Baylor students pledge themselves every fall. Even more deeply, however, I began to appreciate the system Baylor has in place to deal with those who break the trust of their fellow students by committing an Honor Offense.
As the price of gasoline has risen dramatically over the last few months, ($3.80 per gallon the last time I fueled up), Americans are once again vulnerable to the old rhetoric on the right: “Drill, baby drill”—a stock phrase perpetuated to an almost laughable degree by Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin during the 2008 election season. But such a basic approach to the complex energy policy of the United States threatens to oversimplify an issue that will have serious ramifications for America, and indeed the world, over the next 50 years.
Not only was it a good time, SPF was also for a good cause. 50% of the proceeds from ticket sales will go to charity, and the other 50% funds the DJ, the venue, and savings for prom. At the end of the night, almost $5,000 dollars were raised.
As Baylor School implements iPad innovation, a more seamless integration of the hardware and software infrastructures becomes necessary. But isn’t FirstClass integrated well into iPad or other iOS devices? Well, not quite.
Currently the Baylor School History department offers only regular world history courses for lowerclassmen. Editor Eugene Park examines the current history curriculum in a broad context and suggests that the school offer an option of AP World History or, at the very least, Honors World History to sophomores.
Unemployment at 9%. A national debt at $15 trillion dollars (100% of GDP). A burst housing bubble. A budget crunch so severe that it has threatened to fling the United States back into a double-dip recession. And yet, in the midst of all that financial chaos, the wealth in the United States has miraculously doubled in the last thirty years.
Early in my junior year, I took a test. The night before, I didn’t get home until midnight. Then in the morning, my alarm didn’t go off, and I missed breakfast. Groggy and frazzled, I was off the whole day. I finally took the test, and I failed miserably. It was AP Chemistry. And in the long run, it didn’t matter.
Since its inception back in 1916, the Baylor Honor Code has been a core of the student integrity in Baylor School life. However, as the Baylor community expanded and changed over time, a small loophole of which students can take advantage had evolved. Editor Eugene Park discusses the loophole and suggests a solution to eliminate it.
Since the Baylor School’s iPad innovation took effect in Fall 2011, several students have adopted iPads in their school life. In this issue, The Baylor Notes interviewed four random people from different grade levels and surveyed how they use iPads in their school life.