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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,...

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...

In Buddhist philosophy, one focus for achieving mindfulness is the seven chakras, also known as the seven levels of consciousness for people to achieve.

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...

In response to recent hazing allegations and then charges for five JV football players at Damascus, all athletic directors held a meeting with fall athletes that reviewed MCPS hazing policies.

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...

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...

In response to recent hazing allegations and then charges for five JV football players at Damascus, all athletic directors held a meeting with fall athletes that reviewed MCPS hazing policies.

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...

In response to recent hazing allegations and then charges for five JV football players at Damascus, all athletic directors held a meeting with fall athletes that reviewed MCPS hazing policies.

Consequences of Overachievement Underemphasized in High Schools

June 8, 2018

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...

Graphic By Emily Nagy

Mental Health Needs More Attention

Emily Nagy , Associate Editor May 29, 2018

  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...

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

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...

In response to recent hazing allegations and then charges for five JV football players at Damascus, all athletic directors held a meeting with fall athletes that reviewed MCPS hazing policies.

MCPS Wastes Energy in School

May 3, 2018

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...

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