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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


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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...

College Visits Necessary Before Committing

College Visits Necessary Before Committing

January 25, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Planning for college is one of the most exciting and overwhelming parts of high school, and while students put in ample time and effort into researching and applying to schools, they often neglect one of the most critical parts of the process: visiting the colleges they are considering. Seniors frequently...

Banned Books Week: Essential to Supporting Student Growth

Banned Books Week: Essential to Supporting Student Growth

January 17, 2018


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Banned Books Week was Sept. 24-30 and served as an important reminder that banning influential, engaging and well-written works of literature deprives students of valuable learning opportunities. Books are typically banned within individual school districts for reasons such as explicit language, sex...

Polit-ticks Me Off: President Trump’s Hypocritcal Stance on the Military

Polit-ticks Me Off: President Trump’s Hypocritcal Stance on the Military

Sarah Natchipolsky, Chief Copy Editor

January 9, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Poli-Ticks Me Off

Hypocrisy is nothing new in Donald Trump's White House, but his stance on respecting the military is particularly insulting as he so often claims to be the military's biggest supporter. Recently, in response to a movement of NFL players protesting police brutality by kneeling during the national anthem,...

#WeToo Must Speak Up Against Harassment

#WeToo Must Speak Up Against Harassment

Iris Valentin, Staff Writer

January 9, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Since October, many women have been speaking out about sexual harassment and sharing their personal stories. With the #MeToo movement attracting media attention, it is important for all women, especially younger ones, to recognize what sexual harassment is and how to handle it. A push for awareness...

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