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What are we listening to?

What are we listening to?

By Leor Rosen
March 30, 2015
Filed under Blogs

I’m jamming out to the newest hit on the radio, singing and dancing along. All of a sudden, I hear something. That cannot be right. Did Meghan Trainor actually just say that? Read More »...

A linguistic epidemic: “like”

By Hayley Segall
March 29, 2015
Filed under Blogs

A linguistic epidemic has spread across our young generation like a wild fire: the “like” atrocity. Read More »...

Why the Internet (and you) just won a major victory

Why the Internet (and you) just won a major victory

By Spencer Adams
March 2, 2015
Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Imagine if the highways operated on a pay-for-speed basis. Companies had a monopoly on the roads, and the faster you wanted to go, the more you had to pay. The rich would rocket past the poor, who would crawl along at tortoise speeds because they couldn’t afford the higher fees. Read More »...

“House of Cards:” starting to collapse?

By Jacob Blitz
March 1, 2015
Filed under Blogs

When I pulled up Netflix as soon as school ended Friday, they appeared with the calculated abruptness of many a Frank Underwood plot. “House of Cards” season three, all 13 episodes. Read More »...

Easy ways to avoid supporting animal cruelty

By Gabe Kahan
February 28, 2015
Filed under Blogs

In psychology class, we discussed the term “cognitive dissonance,” which is basically having two contradictory ideas or beliefs at the same time, especially if those beliefs influence your behavior. Read More »...

No Lunch for Young Men

By Sebastian van Bastelaer
February 23, 2015
Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Recently, an announcement came over the loudspeakers, decreeing that only students “with permission” (read: seniors) could go out to lunch. This bold edict sent shockwaves throughout the entire school by reminding us all of a law that’s been in place since, well, forever. Read More »...

A letter to teachers from a victim of senioritis

A letter to teachers from a victim of senioritis

By Emilia Malachowski
February 23, 2015
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Dear teachers, Read More »

Oklahoma APUSH: time to end the War on History

By William Arnesen
February 21, 2015
Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Earlier this week, an Oklahoma legislative committee voted overwhelmingly to ban the teaching of AP U.S. History in public classrooms. If passed, Sooner State schoolchildren would be the next in a long line of casualties in this absurd War on History. Read More »...

SNL: “Still Funny After All These Years”

By Rebecca Katz
February 18, 2015
Filed under Blogs

Anyone who knows me knows that I can be a bit opinionated when it comes to pop culture. Read More »...

Celebrating February special holidays

By Leor Rosen
February 15, 2015
Filed under Blogs

Feb. 5 marked the annual National Shower with a Friend Day, a day designed to raise awareness about the importance of conserving water. Now you might be angry at yourself for forgetting this important holiday, and that’s understandable. Read More »...

Essential items every classroom needs

By Peter Hoogstraten
February 9, 2015
Filed under Blogs, Opinion

If there’s one thing I detest, it’s when I make the long walk from my seat to the middle of the classroom, only to find that there isn’t a box of tissues present. Read More »...

News websites should be MCPS homepage

By Emilia Malachowski
February 8, 2015
Filed under Blogs, Opinion

A student illuminates the black power button on a school computer and inputs his or her password. Some time passes. All the glaciers melt. Humans evolve so they finally don’t have their useless appendixes. Finally, after an eternity, the computer turns on. Another several decades pass and the blue...

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