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Trade War Hinders Teens’ Ability to Get Jobs, Invest in College

Trade War Hinders Teens’ Ability to Get Jobs, Invest in College

Esther Frances, News Managing Editor

May 10, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Poli-Ticks Me Off

Chances are, teenagers pick up their phones in the morning to check the latest Instagram posts of their favorite celebs, or to send all of their Snapchat streaks a quick “good morning.” Most are not instantly checking the well-being of the stock market and the current tariff stand-off between...

MCPS Wastes Energy in School

MCPS Wastes Energy in School

May 3, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Enter any classroom or hallway in the building and there is a rectangular blue recycling bin, reinforcing a concerted effort to be green-friendly in the school. This is a good start to protect and preserve the planet, but it is time for MCPS to reduce its environmental footprint in other, more effective...

Protesting Unites Teens, Gives Them a Voices in Pressing Issues

Protesting Unites Teens, Gives Them a Voices in Pressing Issues

May 1, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

The teenage years are often a time of searching for one’s identity, discovering passions and etching out a clear place in the world. While teens are often written off as inexperienced, lazy and naive, recently there has been an upsurge in teen activism. As shown through recent national issues, teens...

Teddy Talks: High School Recess

Teddy Talks: High School Recess

Teddy Andrew, Staff Writer

April 20, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

High schoolers need recess. A provided time to run around and take a much-needed break would be beneficial to the scholars who put immense time and effort into their work during the school day. To function at maximum capacity, RHS students need to have adequate time every day to frolic through the...

Poli-Ticks Me Off: Punish Former Olympic Doctor

Poli-Ticks Me Off: Punish Former Olympic Doctor

Emily Nagy, Features Managing Editor

April 19, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Poli-Ticks Me Off

Professional and collegiate athletes have their physical strength constantly tested throughout their careers, but after over 150 gymnasts confronted their longtime abuser in a week long court case that took place in January, their mental and emotional strength was also tested in unimaginable ways. ...

Students Need Later Start Times For Health

Kate Morey, Opinion Managing Editor

April 18, 2018


Filed under Opinion

School start times have always been controversial, perhaps most memorably for current students when MCPS adopted former Superintendent Joshua Starr's plan to push back the start time 20 minutes from 7:25 to 7:45 in the 2015-2016 school year. For the average high schooler, 20 minutes makes a small...

Spend More Time, Less Money on Valentine’s Day

Spend More Time, Less Money on Valentine’s Day

Kate Morey, Opinion Managing Editor

February 22, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Ah Valentine's Day, one of America's most widely celebrated holidays. The one day of the year that love is in the air. Hearts, flowers, big teddy bears and chocolate boxes fill stores and restaurants, and couples are the center of the universe. Valentine's Day is an adorable holiday intended to celebrate rom...

Slow WiFi Curbs Chromebooks

Slow WiFi Curbs Chromebooks

Olivia De'Ath, Staff Writer

February 12, 2018


Filed under Opinion

In MCPS, it is common to walk inside a classroom and see an array of Google Chromebooks being used by students. After being introduced in 2011, Chromebooks make up half of the devices in U.S. classrooms and over 50 million students use Google's Apps for Education today, according to May 13, 2017 article...

Mental Health Deserves More Attention

Mental Health Deserves More Attention

February 2, 2018


Filed under Editorials, 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 the growing...

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