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The Student News Site of Chandler High School

The Wolf Howl

The Student News Site of Chandler High School

The Wolf Howl

‘One-to-One Initiative’ to bring computers to all Chandler High students

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Madeline Moran

Chandler High is getting some new tech- a lot of new tech. Our school is partnering with Intel and Dell to create the “One-to-One Initiative,” one computer for every student. And these computers won’t be the same old chrome books that students hate, they’ll be good computers; meant to seamlessly transition from school to home. Each student will be given a laptop to use and bring with them everywhere. Students will be able to use the same laptop for home and school work without having to switch accounts or devices.

Chandler High School Principal Franklin stated that “This device is a high power device, that you’re going to be able to go from school to work on it.” He, and the other people on the committee for this initiative, want to create equal opportunity for all students to access the same programs at home that they do at school. Besides being a laptop, some of the devices will have built-in WFI, so that students without reliable internet can have the same chances as those who do. Having access to technology is known to show improvements in grades, attendance, information retention, and classroom behavior.

With the rise of the internet, more and more curriculum is online. When every student is able to have their own device, it allows for learning to take place at their own speed and for students to adapt the information into their own learning style so they perform better. Computers allow for students to take learning beyond the classroom and apply the information in a different setting.

Although it’s exciting to think about getting your own laptop, it’s important to remember that these devices will be tools, akin to a textbook. Students won’t be in front of the screens every class every day. Every student will be trusted to be responsible and take care of a laptop. The date for distribution of these laptops is set for January 26 and 27. If all goes well, every Chandler student will have a school-issued laptop by the beginning of February. Remember that these computers are a privilege and something that will benefit many years of students to come. Be respectful, responsible, and kind to these devices when we get them, they are school computers after all.

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Kate Rogers, Editor in Chief
Kate Rogers is an outgoing and inspiring Senior at Chandler High. Kate is our Editor and Chief and Opinions Editor for the Wolf Howl Newspaper. She has been in the newspaper since her sophomore and loved it ever since. Kate loves arguing and voicing her opinions, which eventually lead her to become the Opinions Editor her Junior year. This year in addition to  being the Opinions Editor she is also the Editor and Chief. Journalism has always interested Kate and after being in newspaper for 3 years, Kate believes journalism means “telling a story in a way that’s designed to inform others.” One fun fact about Kate is when she goes to college she wants to major in journalism and plant science and one day hopes to be a journalist for national geographic.   
Madeline Moran, Editor-In-Chief & Features Editor
Madeline Moran is the Editor-in-Chief and the Features Editor for the Wolf Howl. As Editor-in-Chief, she is thrilled to display her leadership skills and extensive writing process. After graduating from high school, she plans to attend The University of Arizona as a business major. She hopes to own and operate a hotel because she “loves them more than actual vacations.” One character Madeline compares herself to is Chuck Bass from Gossip Girl, due to their shared ambition and self-reliance. Madeline’s innate empathy and drive extend further than the Wolf Howl and will help her rise above her peers in any aspect of life.