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PRO: Participation Trophies Give Young Athletes Motivation and Confidence

PRO: Participation Trophies Give Young Athletes Motivation and Confidence

June 17, 2016


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I feel as though I've been waiting my whole life to argue the pros of participation trophies. In fact, my short-lived dalliances with everything from taekwondo, to my admittedly lackluster performances in beat poetry jams have uniquely prepared me to explain the benefits of such regalia. Firstly, I'...

Women Head New Twenty Dollar Bill

Women Head New Twenty Dollar Bill

June 17, 2016


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For as long as this country has existed, women have contributed to its growth and prosperity. Although not always recognized for their dedication and courage, past and present women have worked for the advancement of American society. In this long run with representation on American currency , infl...

Maryland Refuses to Budge to Common Sense and Pass the MCPS Waiver; Snow Days Elongate School Year

Maryland Refuses to Budge to Common Sense and Pass the MCPS Waiver; Snow Days Elongate School Year

June 17, 2016


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After this winter's "Snowzilla," waiving the superfluous state-mandated days of school was not an option for MCPS. Unlike the exempted Prince George's county, MCPS is forced to add two extra days, with the last day of school scheduled as a half day Monday, June 20. Interim Superintendent Larry Bowers sub...

Barbie Dolls Have Negative Psychological Effects on the Mindsets of Young Girls

Barbie Dolls Have Negative Psychological Effects on the Mindsets of Young Girls

June 17, 2016


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Girls physical appearances are often criticized throughout her entire life, whether by peers, society or even family. Girls learn at a young age to value beauty, and according to critics Barbie can influence what "beauty" means to women. According to author Kathryn Gentzke, looking good is emphasized...

School Lunches Provide Good Option to Students

School Lunches Provide Good Option to Students

June 17, 2016


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When school lunch is mentioned, many students cannot help but grimace. The bad odor, the abysmal taste and the seemingly endless long lines are enough to make many students decide to take the extra time to pack a lunch every day or skip the meal altogether. This is not to mention that countless movies...

Students Should Continue to Work During the Summer

Students Should Continue to Work During the Summer

June 17, 2016


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As mid-June nears, the light at the end of the tunnel gets brighter and brighter. The depleted, aching pupil has successfully trekked through Hell and back. Reaching for rescue, they arrive at the Light. Toeing the entrance into Nirvana, only the final exam stands in the way. Our hero spars with th...

Group Projects do not Benefit Students

Group Projects do not Benefit Students

June 17, 2016


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The final months of school are the most hectic time of the year. On top of all the end of the year events, it is the final time for students to clinch the semester A in their classes. Unfortunately, the inflexible mandate to have 180 days of school by the Maryland Government creates a dragged out school ye...

Exams Prove to be Better Option than Projects

Exams Prove to be Better Option than Projects

June 17, 2016


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Students go to school in order to learn as much as they can and take a final exam to show how much information they have stuffed into their noodles. The schooling conveyor belt has spat out young scholars in this way for as long as most can remember. Until now. Sept. 8, 2015, "Montgomery County's Board of Educa...

Gap Years Prove to be Beneficial

Gap Years Prove to be Beneficial

June 17, 2016


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As high school is coming to an end for seniors, most have announced their college of choice. But how about those who opt to take a year off? The stereotype that gap years are for students who just want a year off to party and slack off is a false one. In reality, the travel, learning experience and in...

N.C. Law Restricts Liberties

N.C. Law Restricts Liberties

June 17, 2016


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North Carolina governor Pat McCrory recently signed House Bill 2, the Public Facilities Privacy and Security Act (HB2) into law. As can be expected, enacting this law has spawned a lot of controversy and outrage throughout different communities. The gist of the HB2 law is that it requires North Carolina citiz...

Poli-Ticks Me Off: Childish Name Calling in Election, Results in Present Day Mudslinging

Poli-Ticks Me Off: Childish Name Calling in Election, Results  in Present Day Mudslinging

May 18, 2016


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In today's political climate, often the news we hear about our government is plagued with juvenile bullying and threats. Former presidential candidate Marco Rubio was infamous for his attacks on Donald Trump. Rubio mocked Trump's small hands and tendency to sweat, to which Trump responded with coining...

CON: New Law Berates Supervised Drinking

CON: New Law Berates Supervised Drinking

May 18, 2016


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Time and time again, underage drinking and its unintended consequences has resulted in far too many untimely deaths of bright teens we know. This unfortunate reality serves as the justification for both the furnishing of alcohols to minors by concerned parents and the passage of a new bill that will...

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