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PARCC Replacement: New Name, Same Test

PARCC Replacement: New Name, Same Test

Editorial Board

June 12, 2019

As of September 2018, MCPS has decided to drop the PARCC exam, after disapproval from many students and staff, and implement the new Maryland Comprehensive Assessment Program (MCAP) test next school year. The goal of the MCAP is to gather information to strengthen instruction and improve student...

MCPS Needs to Foster Increased Student Empathy Through Inter-school Assemblies

MCPS Needs to Foster Increased Student Empathy Through Inter-school Assemblies

Daniel Pujo, Copy Editor

June 11, 2019

As a sanctuary county and with the majority of the population made up by minorities, Montgomery County is a fast growing, diverse county yet MCPS has struggled to maintain diversity in certain schools, leaving some students uneducated on the importance of respecting different cultures. Incidents involvin...

Recent Abortion Laws Violate Basic Human Rights

Recent Abortion Laws Violate Basic Human Rights

Olivia Turner, Production Head

June 11, 2019

Georgia’s HB-481 bill recently signed into law by Gov. Brian Kemp, will make it illegal for any woman to get an abortion after a fetal heartbeat can be detected in the womb. The signing of the law has caused an uproar among women's rights advocates and pro-choice groups. The new law significantly d...

Philanthropy is Always Good, But Focus on Home

Philanthropy is Always Good, But Focus on Home

George Baldwin, Opinion Managing Editor

June 10, 2019

The Notre Dame, a historic and renowned French cathedral, caught fire April 15, shocking the world. Over $800 million was raised from all over the world to pay for the repairs within a week of the incident.   Many wealthy American citizens donated money to the French cause, but these Americans who ar...

Bermuda Grass Field Needs To Be Maintained

Bermuda Grass Field Needs To Be Maintained

Editorial Board

June 7, 2019

While most athletes consider playing at home an advantage, the poor playing conditions of Joseph B. Good Stadium make RHS-hosted games dreadful for fall and spring athletes. Despite the installation of Bermudagrass last summer, the field remains patchy and uneven, prompting backlash from players and spect...

Pro/Con: Voting Age

Pro/Con: Voting Age

May 30, 2019

Media Needs to Stop Spreading Killers’ Names

Media Needs to Stop Spreading Killers’ Names

Andrew Coulibaly, Opinion Managing Editor

May 23, 2019

In the aftermath of tragic mass shootings, the news media seems to focus more on killers rather than victims, reporting excessively on biographical details and posting the shooter’s name and face all over the internet. The media gives these shooters a spotlight, eerily similar to the attention cele...

Vaccines Prevent Diseases and Save Lives

Vaccines Prevent Diseases and Save Lives

George Baldwin, Opinion Editor

May 16, 2019

86, 120, 372, 555. Those are the numbers of measles cases in the U.S. by year from 2016-19, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). The deadly disease measles has made a big comeback in recent years. And everyone has the anti-vaxxers to thank for that. Anti-vaxxers are a group of pe...

Shorter Lunch Decreases Testing, Study Time

Shorter Lunch Decreases Testing, Study Time

Matthew Liu, Opinion Managing Editor

May 15, 2019

It is a frustrating scenario that both students and staff face on a daily basis -- trying to get work done, get help, socialize or take a break from classes during lunch, only to be suddenly interrupted by the bell for sixth period. RHS should make lunch longer by taking time off each class perio...

There is Only One Democratic Candidate Who Can Beat Trump

There is Only One Democratic Candidate Who Can Beat Trump

Aidan Brami, Copy Editor

May 10, 2019

After a presidency filled with turmoil, there’s one man who can put the Democrats in office: former Vice President Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. As the most centrist candidate of the Democrats running, Biden is the most likely to pull in moderate and independent voters in addition to his democratic...

Make D.C. the 51st State

Make D.C. the 51st State

George Baldwin, Opinion Managing Editor

May 8, 2019

Washington D.C. residents have lacked a proper voice in the federal government since 1790, with only symbolic representation in Congress, and limited control over their own laws. Bill H.R. 51, which proposes making part of Washington D.C. a state, is currently going through Congress and should be passed. ...

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