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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

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

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

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...

Pro/Con: Should the School Allow Any Club to be Started or Vet Them More?

Pro/Con: Should the School Allow Any Club to be Started or Vet Them More?

Esther Frances and Iris Valentin

November 1, 2018

Nike’s Support of Kaepernick: A Positive Step

Nike’s Support of Kaepernick: A Positive Step

Anna Stewart, News Managing Editor

October 23, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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