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From Student to Starving Artist: MCPS Courses Should Enable Students to Monetize Skills

From Student to Starving Artist: MCPS Courses Should Enable Students to Monetize Skills

Ben Kushner , Editor in Chief June 4, 2021

A thousand pieces of publishing advice came at me from every direction. It felt like I was caught in a hailstorm of suggestions for various formatters, printers, marketing solutions, and distribution channels....

Are Students Being Held Accountable During Online School?

Are Students Being Held Accountable During Online School?

Ahmad Haleem April 6, 2021

Amidst COVID-19, virtual learning became the norm for many schools around the country. Students are given lessons on zoom and then assigned work that they are expected to complete by the next time they...

Education, Environment, Economy: Priorities for the 2021 Legislative Session

Education, Environment, Economy: Priorities for the 2021 Legislative Session

Ben Kushner February 5, 2021

During the 2020 legislative session, the Maryland State Assembly took major steps towards finalizing legislation that will protect the environment, improve public schooling and boost the economy.  The...

Students Need a Voice in the MCPS Reopening Plan

Students Need a Voice in the MCPS Reopening Plan

Ben Kushner January 8, 2021

The MCPS Board of Education (BOE) met Nov. 10, setting prerequisite health metrics that must be met to resume in-person classes and establishing tentative plans for when students return to the school building....

Pandemic is an Opportunity for a Curriculum Overhaul

Pandemic is an Opportunity for a Curriculum Overhaul

Ahmad Haleem January 8, 2021

As schools around the country go fully virtual this year, the pandemic is shedding light on several problems, suggesting a need for an overhaul of the current curriculum. We now have the time to revamp...

Wednesday Virtual Check-Ins Should Remain When School Resumes In Person

Wednesday Virtual Check-Ins Should Remain When School Resumes In Person

Editorial Board October 23, 2020

From a student perspective, nothing compares to a four day school week or holiday break.  Despite initial disappointment with the move to virtual classes this semester, a positive change is students...

Peaceful Resolutions Would Serve Better Than War with Iran

Peaceful Resolutions Would Serve Better Than War with Iran

George Baldwin, Opinion Managing Editor February 21, 2020

Qasem Soleimani, an Iranian Major General, was assassinated Jan. 3 by a U.S. drone strike near the Baghdad International Airport. With Russia being an Irananian military ally, if the conflict in Iran continues...

Leaders Should Focus on Environment, Not Profits

Leaders Should Focus on Environment, Not Profits

Andrew Coulibaly, Opinion Managing Editor November 1, 2019

Every decision made by today’s leaders will shape the future of the planet. The U.S. is choosing to consume fossil fuels and pollute our planet, furthering climate change. By seeking more of this fuel,...

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....

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,...

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...

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