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Ryan Burdo, Staff Writer

Ryan Burdo, Staff Writer

CollegeBoard works to keep AP exams despite COVID-19

Students studying for the AP exam.

Due to the recent changes to the school year, AP exams have been modified and will now be administered at home in an online format as well as shortened in length. Each exam will now only last 45 minutes and cover a limited amount of material. The new tests will no longer contain any multiple choice questions. Many students see the multiple choice section as the easier and less stressful section; however now students will only be answering a variety of free response questions based on material learned prior to March.

Oswego’s own Lil’ Big Band takes home first at Rolling Meadows Jazz Fest

Oswego's Lil' Big Band poses for a photo after winning first place at Rolling Meadows Jazz Fest.

Last weekend, the top jazz combo at Oswego High School traveled to Rolling Meadows High School to compete against over 100 jazz bands and combos from five different states. Combo one, also known as Oswego’s Own Lil’ Big Band, is composed of trumpet player Ryan Kazda (senior), drummer Ryan Boone (senior), trombonist Kyle Bachara (senior), saxophone player Tony Cassidy (senior), pianist Atharva Iyer (junior), and bassist Erik Dralle (senior).

Point: Soleimani killed hundreds. His death was necessary and just.

Qasam Suleimani

Soleimani was a powerful general in Iran’s military force from 1979-2020, with his death ending his service. Many American military deaths were caused by missile attacks planned by him. According to a release by the U.S. state department, since 1998 Soleimani commanded Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Qods Force (IRGC-QF), known for its relationship in causing terror outside of Iran’s borders. The United States designated the IRGC-QF as a foreign terror organization and Soleimani as a terrorist. The IRGC-QF has been responsible for arming, funding, and training different groups surrounding Iran.

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