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As Dr. Ted Barone approaches his final days at Albany High School after eight years as principal, The Cougar sits down to ask him a few questions.

Through Her Eyes

As the class of 2015 heads towards its June 12 graduation, The Cougar thought it timely to explore the perspectives of several strong women – mothers, daughters, and teachers – and their experiences with identity, discrimination, and hopes for the future.

This year, Frank Brown’s senior government class was assigned a civic action project in which they attempted to take action on an issue tied to public policy. Julia Dinglasan decided to try to change Albany High School’s dress code.

Video games have been around for decades, and are commonly thought of just a hobby, a fun activity. Over time as the market became more and more complex, so did the subject matter.

Among the biggest recent trends in American high school education is the small learning community (SLC) or academy, where students and curriculum are organized around a specific focus such as engineering, business or communication arts, to name a few.

In pressing for the later start, concerned educators and parents, serving on the school district’s Wellness Committee, cited compelling scientific research noting that teenagers have fundamentally different sleep patterns than adults. Through later start times, this research argues, students would have a better chance to get the sleep they need and, hopefully, improve general well-being,…

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After an uncharacteristic 2013-2014 season, a year where team size and other issues ended the Cougar’s streak of 14 consecutive league titles, this year’s Albany High School Men’s Wrestling Team looks to build off of the strong individual seasons that many had last year.

Michael Brown’s Legacy

On November 24, a grand jury in Missouri decided not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson for the killing of Michael Brown. On August 9, 2014, Brown, an unarmed black 18-year old, was shot and killed by Wilson, who is white.