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Vaccines Prevent Diseases and Save Lives

Vaccines Prevent Diseases and Save Lives

George Baldwin, Opinion Editor

May 16, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Opinion Showcase

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


Filed under Opinion, Opinion Showcase

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


Filed under Opinion, Opinion Showcase, Poli-Ticks Me Off

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


Filed under Opinion

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. ...

RHS Needs More Elective Choices

RHS Needs More Elective Choices

Editorial Board

April 15, 2019


Filed under Editorials, Opinion, Opinion Showcase

When January rolls around, students begin deciding which classes to take for the upcoming school year, but as they create their new schedules many will face the reality that there are not that many interesting elective classes to choose from. Creating next year’s schedule should be a time for students to...

Gun Control Protests Must Narrow Focus, Goals

Gun Control Protests Must Narrow Focus, Goals

Ben Kushner, Staff Writer

April 15, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Opinion Showcase

Just weeks after last year’s shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school, students from across the country faced the Capitol building, holding signs and giving speeches asking Congress for comprehensive gun legislation hoping that there would never be another school shooting in our country. Now, o...

Start a Conversation, Not a Cancellation

Start a Conversation, Not a Cancellation

Emily Nagy, Editor in Chief

April 1, 2019


Filed under Opinion

He was the valedictorian of his senior class and went on to graduate summa cum laude from an Ivy League. Then to law school with an internship in a congressional office and a law degree with honors. He ran for Governor and won by a landslide. Now he’s been nominated for a prestigious cabinet posit...

Risks Increase For Vulnerable Americans if Planned Parenthood Defunded

Risks Increase For Vulnerable Americans if Planned Parenthood Defunded

Esther Frances, Print Copy Editor

March 29, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Opinion Showcase

For over 100 years, non-profit organization Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc., commonly referred to as Planned Parenthood, has provided reduced-fee sexual health care and resources for low-income individuals. Additionally, Planned Parenthood offers flu and tetanus vaccines, diabetes scre...

MCPS Needs to Have More Field Trips

MCPS Needs to Have More Field Trips

Daniel Pujo, Sports Managing Editor

March 26, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Opinion Showcase

Students sitting in class, the teacher anchored at the promethean board, drones on through the lesson as the students fight off sleep. Instead of forcing students to sit through lectures, field trips offer students a chance to bring those lectures to life. Adding more field trips would not only be an...

Students Should Think About Future Before Dropping Classes

Students Should Think About Future Before Dropping Classes

Esther Frances, Copy Editor

February 26, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Opinion Showcase

It’s that time of the year: report card distribution. While dropping a class may seem like the only way to solve a failing grade, dropping a higher level class such as honors, Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) can have disastrous effects on a student’s transcript. High ...

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