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Maryland government needs to prosecute environmental crimes

Maryland government needs to prosecute environmental crimes

By Maddy Frank
June 15, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

During his 2014 campaign, Governor Larry Hogan promised to make Maryland more business friendly. To fulfill this promise, he has been easing enforcement of environmental regulations on businesses. In fact, prosecutions against businesses that break Maryland environmental laws are at a 20-year low, according to the Baltimore Sun.

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Whitman: incorporate college essay instruction to ease stress

Whitman: incorporate college essay instruction to ease stress

By Emma Sorkin
May 22, 2017
Filed under Opinion

To ease some of the application-related stress, Whitman should add a course that teaches students how to write college application essays. This course would teach a writing style that English classes don’t currently cover and help even the playing field for students who can’t afford professional help.

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Food tracking assignments cause students more harm than good

Food tracking assignments cause students more harm than good

By Camille Caldera
April 22, 2017
Filed under Opinion

For some students in health, anatomy and science classes, eating a meal has become a taxing endeavor.

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Google education: increase transparency

Google education: increase transparency

By Editorial Board
March 30, 2017
Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Each day, over 50 million students use Google’s G Suite for Education (GSFE), a set of educational tools including Classroom, Drive and Docs.

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Maryland General Assembly: approve legislation to stop the opioid epidemic

Maryland General Assembly: approve legislation to stop the opioid epidemic

By Emma Sorkin
March 25, 2017
Filed under Opinion

47,000. That’s how many people died of opioid overdoses in 2014—the most deaths of any year on record, the Department of Health and Human Services reports.

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It’s time for a running clock in Girls Basketball

It’s time for a running clock in Girls Basketball

By Sam Shiffman
March 16, 2017
Filed under Opinion

This year, both the JV and varsity girls basketball team have dominated opposing teams with these scores. Combined, they’ve won 21 games by more than 30 points, 27 by more than 20 and the JV team has not had one game decided by less than 10 points.

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Combating sexual harassment in middle schools

Combating sexual harassment in middle schools

By Carmen Molina
March 12, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Despite every middle school’s valiant efforts, cramming hundreds of pubescent kids into a building is an uncomfortable experience for everyone involved. Yet the most uncomfortable issue that emerges with the onset of puberty, is also the one least discussed: sexual harassment.

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Funding for the arts, humanities a necessity, not a luxury

Funding for the arts, humanities a necessity, not a luxury

By Camille Caldera
March 1, 2017
Filed under Opinion

The White House Budget Office has proposed eliminating a number of domestic arts and humanities programs, including the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA).

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NFL: crackdown on domestic violence, not touchdown celebrations

NFL: crackdown on domestic violence, not touchdown celebrations

By Abby Snyder
February 19, 2017
Filed under Opinion

A few months ago on a Sunday in downtown Bethesda, a little boy in a Kirk Cousins jersey told his friend all about the Redskins quarterback, and how he wanted to grow up to be “just like him.”

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Students deserve mental health screenings

Students deserve mental health screenings

By Editorial Board
February 9, 2017
Filed under Editorials, Opinion

In first and eighth grade, students undergo mandatory hearing and vision screenings; public schools often take action to ensure students’ physical health. Mental health, however, is rarely addressed.

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Tampons are necessities: tax them that way

Tampons are necessities: tax them that way

By Elisa McCartin and Natachi Onwuamaegbu
January 31, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Tampons or food. Every month, some women in Ohio’s 35th district are forced to make the choice between feeding their families or taking care of themselves because of unfair taxes applied to feminine products.

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