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Students Need to Learn More About Paying for College, Alternate Options

Students Need to Learn More About Paying for College, Alternate Options

Jack Uhl, Staff Writer

November 28, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Opinion Showcase

University tuition in 2018 is at an all-time high and the amount of debt students now face once graduating college is crippling. There was a time when students managed debt from student loans because they were likely to be hired into a well-paying job in a robust job market.  Times have changed. Studen...

MCPS Made Right Choice Extending Spring Break

MCPS Made Right Choice Extending Spring Break

Michael Carvajal, Staff Writer

November 28, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Opinion Showcase

After Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan implemented an executive order in 2016 changing the length of Montgomery County Public Schools’ (MCPS) school year, spring break was cut short for the 2018-19 school year. Late last year, the governor agreed to offer five buffer days at the end of the school year to f...

Excused Absence Policy Promotes Student Civic Engagement

Excused Absence Policy Promotes Student Civic Engagement

Editorial Board

November 28, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

The Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Board of Education (BOE) passed a resolution Sept. 11 allowing students to be excused from school for participating in “civic engagement activities.” While this is a great opportunity to encourage social and political activism in students, it also allows for...

Too Many High School Athletes Skip College for NBA

Too Many High School Athletes Skip College for NBA

Jack Horan, Staff Writer

November 21, 2018


Filed under Opinion

With the NBA creating the G-League path, a developmental league for NBA players, which pays elite prospects $125,000 to play in the G-League, it begs the question, should the “one and done” rule be abolished? The “one and done” rule requires high school basketball players to play one year ...

Stay Realistic With Bermuda Grass

Stay Realistic With Bermuda Grass

Daniel Pujo, Sports Managing Editor

November 20, 2018


Filed under Opinion

With the installation of bermuda grass on the sports field at Joseph B. Good Stadium this summer, many athletes and students had renewed hope of an improved field.  However, as rain exposed flooding problems with the new material, players and students have been quick to request a transition to a tu...

Politicks Me Off: New Immigration Policy Causes More Harm

Politicks Me Off: New Immigration Policy Causes More Harm

Elenna Mach, Editor-in-Chief

November 20, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Poli-Ticks Me Off

Since its implementation in May, the Trump administration’s “zero-tolerance” immigration policy has received backlash for its inhumane and unethical practice of separating children from their parents. Now the administration is proposing a “binary choice” policy in which detained parents decid...

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 ...

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