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Slow WiFi Curbs Chromebooks

Slow WiFi Curbs Chromebooks

Olivia De'Ath, Staff Writer

February 12, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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...

Pro/Con: Back Parking Lot Benefits Students

Pro/Con: Back Parking Lot Benefits Students

Aidan Brami and Matt DiFonzo

December 18, 2017

Overtesting Overwhelms Students

Overtesting Overwhelms Students

Erin Bode, News Managing Editor

December 14, 2017

While final exams are not returning anytime soon, students still experience the stress of testing with new progress checks, as well as the PARCC and HSA evaluations. We are still being over tested and it is time for the county and state to fix this issue on the local level. Students know that the end...

Social Media Users Succumb to ‘Slacktivism’ Movement

Social Media Users Succumb to ‘Slacktivism’ Movement

Rebecca Pujo, Editor-in-Chief

December 12, 2017

'While social media can sometimes produce social or political change by spreading word and raising awareness for a subject or movement, in many ways it has also bred a new generation of internet "slacktivists." Slacktivism is defined as "The practice of supporting a political or social cause by means...

‘Every 15 Minutes’ Requires Student Support to be Effective

‘Every 15 Minutes’ Requires Student Support to be Effective

December 4, 2017

“Every Fifteen Minutes” has been an RHS tradition since before 2003, taking place every two years. However, a lack of student initiative resulted in minimized efforts to support an extremely important cause which is a shame. “Every fifteen Minutes” a person in the U.S. is killed in alcohol-related...

College App Process Made Too Complicated

College App Process Made Too Complicated

December 4, 2017

Now that seniors have submitted apps for the first deadlines, the class of 2018 is spotlighting a number of issues they encountered during the process such as conflicting information about the application process and deadlines. Applying to college is the pinnacle of a four-year high school workload,...

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