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RHS Needs More Elective Choices

RHS Needs More Elective Choices

Editorial Board

April 15, 2019

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

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...

When Congress Does Nothing, Talk to Their Supervisor

When Congress Does Nothing, Talk to Their Supervisor

Ben Kushner, Staff Writer

April 11, 2019

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

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

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

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

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 ...

College Board Continues to Overcharge for Services, Needs to Change Approach

College Board Continues to Overcharge for Services, Needs to Change Approach

Matthew Liu, Opinion Managing Editor

February 25, 2019

The financial burden of the College Board’s services has a profound impact on students, particularly those from low-income families, as the prices they charge students for their services are widely considered to be excessive. College Board should lower the cost of their educational services to allevia...

MCPS Needs to Address Grade Inflation Head On

MCPS Needs to Address Grade Inflation Head On

Colleen Barrett, Print Copy Editor

February 15, 2019

Many publications including the Washington Post have been discussing MCPS, and while the school system is usually spoken of highly and commended for its work, this time, potential grade inflation is the primary topic, presenting MCPS and its new grading policy in an unflattering light.   The Washington Pos...

Importance of a Present School Resource Officer

Importance of a Present School Resource Officer

Editorial Board

February 14, 2019

The introduction of School Resource Officers (SRO) to MCPS high schools has improved safety and peace of mind by providing a feeling of security for students and staff. But beyond just being a safety measure, the officer should be a familiar face to students because beyond being the one person in the...

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