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Why athletes shouldn’t endorse candidates

Why athletes shouldn’t endorse candidates

By Tiger Bjornlund
October 18, 2016
Filed under Blogs, Uncategorized

Last week, a major endorsement in the 2016 presidential campaign was announced with a chance to actually affect the outcome of the election—it wasn’t by a major newspaper, international figure or even a politician. The endorsement came from Cleveland Cavaliers star Lebron James, who declared ...

Why posting about the squirrel in your car doesn’t solve breast cancer

Why posting about the squirrel in your car doesn’t solve breast cancer

By Elisa McCartin
October 15, 2016
Filed under Blogs

No, those shocking posts about students finding squirrels in their cars, being accepted on MasterChef or becoming dads that overwhelmed Facebook feeds last week aren’t true. They are just the latest social media trend that may have started with good intentions, but ended up spreading an insensitive message. I...

New school web filters are too restrictive

New school web filters are too restrictive

By Emma Sorkin
October 4, 2016
Filed under Blogs

When you search “web filters in schools” online, one of the first things that comes up is a link to the National Conference of State Legislators which states that schools have implemented Internet monitoring policies to “prevent minors from gaining access to sexually explicit, obscene or harmful...

I turned my phone off when I studied, and this is what happened

I turned my phone off when I studied, and this is what happened

By Michelle Silver
October 4, 2016
Filed under Blogs

Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter, texting. I’ve become pretty attached to my phone, considering all the things I use it for. But it easily turns into a distraction, and the number one tip for efficiently doing schoolwork that comes from my teachers, parents and guidance counselors is to turn...

I don’t like sports and that’s okay

I don’t like sports and that’s okay

By Elisa McCartin
September 28, 2016
Filed under Blogs

I don’t like playing sports. I get no satisfaction from passing a ball around or swinging a bat or sprinting across a field. And no, I’m not kidding. Read More »...

Why the Olympics Shouldn’t Move

Why the Olympics Shouldn’t Move

By Justin Baker
September 19, 2016
Filed under Blogs, National

Once every four years, citizens around the world get to experience an international athletic competition that draws countries together in a conflict-ridden world: the Olympics. Read More »...

Let them kneel: on respecting the free speech of athletes

Let them kneel: on respecting the free speech of athletes

By Camille Caldera
September 13, 2016
Filed under Blogs

“We just wanted to make a statement that America is not what you think it is,” Markel Grant told the Washington Post. Amidst a recent wave of protesting athletes at the professional and collegiate level, Markel Grant stands out: he is the junior quarterback of the Watkins Mill High School football...

Starry Night Selfies

Starry Night Selfies

By Emma Sorkin
June 6, 2016
Filed under Blogs, Opinion

The MoMA in NYC is a captivating place, not only due to its innovative and beautiful exhibits, but also because of the chaotic and bustling crowds surrounding the artwork, madly snapping selfies. Read More »...

Media in the 2016 Presidential Race: Ratings vs Substance?

By Hayley Segall
May 27, 2016
Filed under Blogs, Opinion

For centuries, the media has been a medium to spread information and mobilize the public. As technology revolutionizes communication, making information more rapidly available and in demand, the nature of media-political relations has seen a drastic shift, particularly in the 2016 presidential race....

Embrace your Awesomeness; embrace your averageness

Embrace your Awesomeness; embrace your averageness

By Jennah Haque
May 26, 2016
Filed under Blogs, Opinion

A few months ago, my math teacher told our class about how “incredible” her son was. Having met Corbin, I know that he’s indeed a genuine legend (he’s an adorable dancer with class and sass). But coming from his mom, it just seemed biased. Read More »...

Westbard redevelopment plan needs revision

Westbard redevelopment plan needs revision

By Elisa McCartin
May 3, 2016
Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Buildings up to 110 feet, packed residential units and flooded classrooms. This is what Montgomery County residents will face with the implementation of the redevelopment plan for the Westbard Shopping Center. The vote on the Westbard plan has been delayed and revised for months, but the final vote...

Yes, I’m a junior; no, I don’t want to talk about college

Yes, I’m a junior; no, I don’t want to talk about college

By Jennah Haque
March 20, 2016
Filed under Blogs

Going into freshman year, my biggest concerns included finding the WAUD and picking out the perfect color-coordinated folders. Read More »...

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