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Nike’s Support of Kaepernick: A Positive Step

Nike’s Support of Kaepernick: A Positive Step

Anna Stewart, News Managing Editor

October 23, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Nike took a stand Sept. 7 during the NFL season opener endorsing Colin Kaepernick as the face of its newest "Just Do It" ad campaign and showing off the brand’s marketing expertise.  If other companies want to succeed, they should consider doing the same, following Nike’s lead and showing suppo...

Condom Distribution a Good First Step, More Steps Needed

Condom Distribution a Good First Step, More Steps Needed

Matthew DiFonzo, Sports Managing Editor

October 22, 2018


Filed under Opinion

The number of sexually transmitted infection (STI) cases throughout Montgomery County has reached the highest seen in decades, according to the county Health Department. Due to these startling statistics, Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) has launched an initiative to distribute condoms in school...

Child Vaccines Promote, Maintain Student Health

Child Vaccines Promote, Maintain Student Health

Esther Frances, Print Copy Editor

October 22, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Campaigns to remove vaccine laws have been present since vaccines themselves were created, dating all the way back to the 1700s. Although vaccination methods are much more advanced and and far less dangerous than when they were first invented, anti-vaccination movements today continue to stress suppos...

MCPS Should Introduce Mindfulness to Classes

MCPS Should Introduce Mindfulness to Classes

Editorial Board

October 19, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

An overcrowded mind, an overcrowded schedule. Daily expectations consume students, leaving them tense and with too much on their minds. A tense mind is not a healthy one. Practicing mindfulness is an esoteric skill that could help students cope with depression and anxiety from school. Mindfulness ...

Higher Level Classes Can Harm Students

Higher Level Classes Can Harm Students

Editorial Board

October 19, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

The constant and overwhelming push for students to enroll in higher level classes continues to be more harmful than helpful to students’ mental, physical and social health. To stop deteriorating the health of high school students, the adults--parents, counselors, program advisors and teachers, should m...

Student Journalists Fight to Reverse Stigma Against Media

Student Journalists Fight to Reverse Stigma Against Media

Elenna Mach, Zoe Moser, and Emily Nagy

October 18, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Poli-Ticks Me Off

Over 300 newspapers wrote editorials on the importance of a free press Aug. 15 and 16 at  the calling of The Boston Globe, calling attention to the importance of an unbiased, free press and its role in informing citizens on a broad range of pressing issues. More than ever, a free press is essential in...

SGA Lacks Student Involvement and Passion

SGA Lacks Student Involvement and Passion

June 8, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

While the Student Government Association (SGA) is meant to harness the talent of the best leaders throughout the school, more recently it has been less about leading the community and more about the candidates and their résumés. Officer positions should be taken more seriously because there is a...

Consequences of Overachievement Underemphasized in High Schools

Consequences of Overachievement Underemphasized in High Schools

June 8, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

A wide range of extracurriculars, 4.5 GPA, 1500+ SAT, 300 SSL Hours and a few Varsity letters are all highly likely to be on the résumé of a student who plans to attend a top college in 2018. As the number of high school students applying to college goes up, so does the competition to secure a spot...

Mental Health Needs More Attention

Mental Health Needs More Attention

Emily Nagy, Associate Editor

May 29, 2018


Filed under Opinion

  The end of 2017 brought great tragedy to MCPS as students opening their Snapchat “stories” found black screens with a single colored heart symbolizing the lost of a student to suicide. Walter Johnson HS and Walt Whitman HS (WWHS) faced the tragedy directly, but no school community escapes...

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