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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...

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

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. ...

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